Local Things to Do

Sunday 20 June 2021

Off exploring? Take inspiration from our top 10 things to do – with everything from coastal walks to organic ice cream.


Just a short stroll (20 minutes or so) along the cliffs you can visit the Marconi Centre. Guglielmo Marconi was the first person to send a transatlantic signal from the cliffs above Poldhu Beach. At the centre you will learn how Marconi’s invention lead to some of the most vital aspects of our lives today such as phones, broadband, internet…etc. The centre is free. www.marconi-centre-poldhu.org.uk – TR12 7JB


If you want to catch some waves while you visit us, then look no further than the Dan Joel Surf School. Dan is a champion surfer with 20 years’ experience and teaches surf lessons at Poldhu Beach at £25.00 per lesson with all equipment included. www.danjoelsurf.com ·  0797 494 1575 –TR12 7JB


In Mullion Meadows you will find Gallery Anthony. They sell artwork as well as a range of the art materials used in their work and they will demonstrate and share painting techniques. Gallery Anthony also offers 60minute taster sessions, three of which per day on a Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday (booking essential). During one of these sessions you will be working with Caran d’Ache, Neocolor II water-soluble crayons and Neoart water-soluble pastels on a high wet strength Japanese tissue paper. There are also fused glass workshops on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, for you to come and make pendants or earrings or a hanging lighthouse.  www.galleryanthony.co.uk · 01326 241050· TR12 7HB


On your way to Helston you will pass by RNAS Culdrose, one of two remaining Royal Navy Air Stations in the country. It is home to all sorts of aircraft and was the arrival of the Olympic Flame for the 2012 London Olympics. It has a free viewing area (well sign-posted from the A3083 main road).  – TR12 7RH


Lizard Point is the most Southerly point on the British mainland and is spectacular! Also spectacular are Ann’s Pastys, located in the village; the best and most traditional pasties for miles around. Lizard Lighthouse warns of the hazardous waters off Lizard Point and is open for trips up the lighthouse. www.nationaltrust.org.uk · www.trinityhouse.co.uk· TR12 7PJ


Take all the family to this local, organic Cornish Farm. The family have been making their delicious ice-cream, fudge and other products from their beautiful Jersey cow’s for years. The Croust House (Cornish for elevenses) is excellent for a bite to eat too! Enjoy scenic countryside walks, and visit the Bullpen Gallery. www.roskillys.co.uk · 01326 280479 · TR12 6NX


For an adventure into Cornwall’s Mining Heritage visit Poldark Mine, one of the oldest complete mine workings in Great Britain.  With tours throughout the day and night, it is certainly worth a visit.  www.poldark-mine.co.uk · 01326 573173 · TR13 0ES


For a unique trip for the children try out the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, just up the road in Gweek. It’s fun, entertaining and educational with lots of talks and animal feeding times throughout the day. Ask at Reception for money off vouchers. https://sealsanctuary.sealifetrust.org/en/ · 01326 221361· TR12 6UG


For those of you that want a little more adventure try Lizard Adventure. You could be experiencing coasteering, kayaking, climbing, bushcraft and plenty of other activities for the whole family! Minimum group size of 2 people, and can take children of aged 8 and over for most activities. Weather may affect activities. For more detailed information about available activities please ask at Reception.  www.lizardadventure.co.uk ·  01326 290894 · TR12 7NN


Situated in Mullion is Newton Equestrian Centre, if you are looking for a family adventure or even just something for yourself then look no further. Newton Equestrian caters for all riders, novices to the more advanced so all members of the family can go! You could go on a hack on the beach or exploring the local inland area. If you want to brush up on your riding skills riding lessons are also available.  www.newton-equestrian.co.uk · 01326 240388· TR12 7JF

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