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Best free attractions and things to do in Cornwall
We understand that the cost of your holiday can soon add up. If you’ve got little ones or teenagers in tow, then the price of round-the-clock entertainment doesn’t always come cheap.
It can also be difficult to find something to do that you all agree on – especially when the weather isn’t being so kind. But there’s loads of free things to do in Cornwall, with days out that won’t cost you a penny!
To help inspire you we’ve put together a list of our top things to do in Cornwall where you could leave your wallet behind and still have a great time…
Head to the south coast and the pretty town of Mullion, home to Trenance Chocolate Factory. Entry is free and you can see how this local chocolate is made, take a look at the art galleries and other shops here. If you do fancy splashing the cash then you can take a few ‘samples’ of chocolate home with you (it’d be rude not to, right?) or enjoy a bite to eat in the café.
Perched on the cliff at Poldhu on the Lizard Peninsula is the Marconi Centre, where you can discover Cornwall’s innovative past for free. It was here, back in 1901, that the first ever radio transmission was sent across the Atlantic Ocean changing the world forever.
Just a short drive from our Cornwall holiday park (/cornwall-holiday-park-facilities/) is Heartlands, which opened its doors a few years ago and shines a light on the county’s rich mining heritage. Here you’ll find a restored mining engine house, cafe, botanical gardens and huge free kids outdoor adventure playground. There are lots of free events throughout the year, too.
Linked to the above are Cornwall’s often overlooked World Heritage Sites. Cornwall was once a world leader in copper and tin mining and dotted all over the county are sites of special significance where you can journey back in time to a period when Cornwall was an industrial powerhouse.
There’s always one place that is guaranteed to give you a big smile – and won’t cost you a penny! Spend time discovering Cornwall’s many stunning beaches and you won’t be disappointed. Our holiday park is close to the beautiful beaches in Porthtowan, Hayle, Perranporth and St Ives.
If you’d rather by high on the cliffs looking down on the beach than on the sand itself then lace up those walking boots and head out onto the South West Coast Path. It winds and meanders over 300 miles up soaring cliffs, along tranquil estuaries, passing vast beaches and wandering through whitewashed fishing villages.