Fancy broadening your horizons? There are dozens of exciting attractions to choose from in Cornwall – several very close to Tregoad Park. Some are well established, others you may never have heard of before. There really are too many to mention, but here are a few of our favourites:
There’s opportunity for pretty much any watersport in Cornwall. There’s dozens of scenic river routes, lakes and reservoirs – not to mention over 300 beaches. Faced with so much choice, it’s great to know there’s so much on offer within a stone’s throw from Tregoad. There’s quarry-jumping at Adrenalin Quarry, kayaking off Looe beach, surfing off Rame Head, and a whole host of activities, including sailing and wakeboarding, at Siblyback Lake Park – all hosted by qualified instructors.
Offering endless fascination for anyone who loves nature, the Eden Project boasts some of the largest greenhouses in the world. Rainforests, gardens and waterfalls are all sheltered in awe-inspiring architectural structures. It’s a truly enormous site, built in an old china clay quarry, but with their sumptuously fresh, fair-trade food, and aided by the bio-fuel-powered land train, you can explore all day.
There are some wonderful aquariums and museums in the area, which can capture the imagination of children and adults alike. The National Seal Sanctuary in Gweek has many interactive features that make it an enjoyable experience for the whole family – and of course, the baby seals are unbelievably cute! Events include feeding demonstrations, as well as talks that explain how the organisation rehabilitates around 40 seal pups into the wild each year.
At the award-winning Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay, you can see weird and wonderful marine life of all description, from the safety of the underwater tunnels.The brilliantly-designed displays are packed with fascinating info on the different species, and don’t miss the Shark Hour, that focuses on scary predators in detail.