Archive for the ‘Things to do’ Category

National Maritime Museum

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This modern museum sits right on the water’s edge in the heart of Falmouth’s stylish Discovery Quay on the south coast of Cornwall. Its lively, interactive displays tell of the evolution of seafaring and the maritime history of Cornwall.

View Falmouth harbour from both above the water at the top of the Look Out tower and below the surface in the underwater Tidal Zone.

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Cornish Seal Sanctuary

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Located in the pretty village of Gweek is this working wildlife rescue centre. Watch the seals at play, at feeding time and learn how the dedicated team nurse the seals back to health and back to the sea.

A must for animal lovers, the centre also cares for otters, goats, sheep and ponies.

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Lappa Valley Steam Railway

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Take a trip on a real steam engine though the peaceful Lappa Valley. Plenty of activities and attractions await at the other end of your journey, including a nine hole golf course, the brick and turf maze, nature trails and a genuine gypsy caravan.

As a protected conservation area, the valley is also home to a wide variety of wildlife. Pack a picnic or treat the family to lunch in the Old Forge coffee shop.

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Blue Reef Aquarium

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Get up close and personal with some of the inhabitants of our Cornish waters, as well as those from more exotic climes. An underwater tunnel gives an amazing view of sharks, giant wrasse and hundreds of colourful fish.

The feeding displays and talks, at this fantastic Newquay attraction, taking place  throughout the day provide a fascinating insight into the aquarium’s marine life.

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Newquay Zoo

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Experience the wildlife with Cornwall’s award winning Newquay Zoo. Marvel at the huge range of wildlife on display within tropical lakeside gardens.

Home to over 130 species, the zoo runs regular talks, presentations and feeding times so there is plenty to learn about the animals and to entertain the whole family.There is also a year round events programme, and the site is mainly flat and wheelchair friendly.

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Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm

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For holiday-makers who love a traditional drop, Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm lets visitors see how these well-loved products are made, including scrumpy, sparkling wines, jams and chutneys.

A great holiday day out for the whole family, there are also tractor rides, farm animals and free tastings available.

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Eden Project

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One of Cornwall’s most well known and spectacular attractions, the Eden Project is a garden, education centre and scientific site in one. Take a trip through three of the world’s climate zones; humid tropics, warm temperate regions and our own ever-changing climate.
The incredible biomes give an insight into some of our planet’s most amazing plants and agricultural industries from around the world.

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