Indoor and out there are plenty of fun days out to be had on the Lizard.

Whether you’re after family fun, taking a step back in time or meeting the local wildlife, there’s lots to do come rain or shine.

Fun for everyone

Stroll round Mullion and marvel at the thick harbour walls and surrounding stacks of black volcanic rock towering above you. Meet the animals and peek at a working organic farm at Roskilly’s before wandering through the Old Withy Woods on a mile of easy walks.

Everyone loves a trip to the Seal Sanctuary at Gweek where you’ll find seals, otters, penguins and stunning view across the Helford estuary.

Pay a visit to the 13th Century Church of Storms at Gunwalloe Church Cove, followed by a family trip to the beach. Or check out Frenchmen’s Creek, the inlet that inspired Daphne Du Maurier’s novel, or Dollar Cove where episodes of the recent Poldark adaptation were filmed.

And everyone loves a trip to the Seal Sanctuary at Gweek where you’ll find seals, otters, penguins and stunning vistas across the Helford estuary.

Rain starts play

Running and gunning at paintball is fun in all weathers and Action Paintball near Helston offers in and outdoor arenas for larger groups. Little Lizards will love the slides, tunnels ropes and ball pools at the One2Eleven soft play near Flambards in Helston.

Heritage buffs can make tracks to the Marconi Centre to learn about the birthplace of modern communication, or learn about the history of the Lizard lighthouse with interactive displays and historical artifacts chronicling the 250-year history of this beacon welcoming seafarers home.


Sky-high thrill rides and living history go hand-in-hand at Flambards near Helston. Tour a Victorian village with over 50 authentically recreated shops or visit a street scene from the Blitz. Thrill seekers can make a beeline for the twists, swoops and dizzy heights of rollercoasters, flumes and Cornwall’s biggest drop slide.

DID YOU KNOW? One of the best places to spot a lizard on the Lizard is the river and pool at Poltesco.

Featured Days Out

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