It’s inevitable – you book a holiday to the South West and the heavens open on day one. With luck, you’ll get a few dry days but when it comes to holidaying in the UK you can never be too sure, so it’s best to go prepared. Here are a few boredom-busting things to do if the weather turns against you.
While it’s always better to be outside exploring the coast or building sandcastles on the beach, some of the best Cornwall tourist attractions are discovered indoors. The Eden Project is the perfect way to spend a rainy day. Part of the site is outdoors but there are plenty of covered areas to explore with fun things to do for the kids – perfect for whiling away an afternoon (and they’ve got some tasty cream teas too).
Cornwall is awash with museums and nature centres which is a great way of keeping everyone entertained without breaking the bank. The Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro is a huge hit, as is the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth – here you can find out everything there is to know about boats and maritime life, enjoy numerous activities and even view a spectacular 360 panorama from the Falmouth tower. Also, kids of all ages will love the Blue Reef aquarium in Newquay – here they can meet the resident creatures up close and personal.
Other great things to do come in the form of indoor play areas. For instance, days out at Kidzworld comes with all sorts of different adventures, from climbing walls and hair-raising slides to dodgems and crazy golf – perfect for fending off boredom.
Or if you really want to beat the weather, get out in the rain, slap on a wetsuit and go surfing. Rain doesn’t matter when you’re surfing and you’ll often get some great waves too, so you might as well make the most of it!
Kidzworld is a family attraction in the St. Austell, Cornwall with indoor and outdoor play areas, known as one of the best fun and affordable attractions in Cornwall.