Kids loving their holiday

5 of the best freebie family fun!

Sometimes, the best fun can be had without the use of a wallet or a purse.
Here we take a look at ways to entertain the littlest members of the family without spending a penny!


Discover the work of artists inspired by the light and landscape of Cornwall at scores of galleries throughout the county. Don’t miss the Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange in Penzance where there’s no charge to enjoy exhibitions of contemporary work from international and local artists. Under 18’s are also free at The Tate St Ives, for the best in contemporary and modern art overlooking the beach in beautiful St Ives.


Bikes are available to hire for a small fee throughout Cornwall, but assuming you have bikes, cycling has got to be one the best free activities. The Cornish Way multi-use trails criss- cross Cornwall for 180 miles offering access to beautiful views and amazing wildlife but the biggest hit with families is the lovely and FLAT Camel Trail.


Learn about Cornwall’s past from prehistoric archaeology to the county’s industrial triumphs at the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro where there is no charge for under 18’s to enjoy the fascinating artefacts. For adults it’s just £5 for an annual pass. During school holidays there is always a family friendly exhibition where you can get hands on!


At Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm near Truro you’re welcome to sample traditional food and drink, smell the simmering fruits being prepared for jam in traditional open pan kettles and watch apples being pressed to make cider.


The landscape in Cornwall is always free of charge and there’s no better place to see it all than from the Cornish stretch of the South West Coast Path. Snaking over 300 miles up soaring cliffs, meandering along tranquil estuaries, passing vast beaches and wandering through whitewashed fishing villages.

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