Treator, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8RU

Rainy Days

There are days when the sun just doesn’t want to come out, with that in mind we have compiled an ever growing list of things to do in Padstow and Cornwall when it is raining or inclement.

  1. Prideaux Place (0.5 miles)

    Living history on the beautiful North Cornish coast. Since its completion in 1592 the same family have lived in this charming Elizabethan manor. Take a tour of the house or stroll in the tranquil grounds overlooking the ancient deer park. Our closest historic house and an international film location. Lots of Cornish history, tour the house followed by a lovely cream tea. Open Spring and Summer. Good when it is chucking it down!

    • Recommended
    • Accessible
  2. Pirate’s Quest (13 miles)

    Join the old sea dog ‘imself as Captain calico Jack, his trusted wench Anne Bonny or other members of his scurvy ridden crew, take you on a swashbuckling adventure. This is an adventure that should not be missed and will be enjoyed by all age groups.

  3. Tate St Ives (46 miles)

    Artists have always flocked to Cornwall and many have settled here to experience the wonderful clear, bright air in Cornwall that sharpens the colours and enlivens the senses. This is a collection of the more famous, and infamous artists and art works.

  4. The Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry Regimental Museum (15 miles)

    Housed in “The Keep” at Bodmin, which is a Grade II listed building, constructed at the time of the Napoleonic threats. A fine collection of medals, weapons, uniforms, paintings and artefacts are clearly displayed and will appeal to all age groups.

  5. Blue Reef Aquarium (13 miles)

    Close-up views of exotic species, sharks and turtles, coral reef display and feeding sessions. Open Daily from 10.00am.

  6. The Eden Project (18 miles)

    You can buy tickets at here to fast-track you in – and at a discounted price. Open all year round. Fascinating place! But can get crowded. Ask for best times to go. It takes about minimum 4 hours to go round.

    • Highly Recommended
    • Accessible
  7. The National Maritime Museum Cornwall (35 miles)

    Open all year round. Good family attraction for a couple of hours. Nice little restaurants out on the pedestrian precinct by the entrance for lunch.

    • Accessible
  8. St. Eval Candle Co. (7 miles)

    Fine Quality Hand Made English candles. Hand drawn candles, Victorian herb-scented candles, candle gifts. Shop and factory. Not a place for children – they would be bored stiff!

  9. The Lobster Hatchery (1 mile)

    The National Lobster Hatchery is a charitable organization and was opened in August 2000. The organisation is a marine Conservation, research and education charity that focuses its efforts on the European lobster. It is a fascinating visit for all the family especially on a wet day.

    • Accessible
  10. RNLI Padstow Boathouse (4 miles)

    Lots to see, lovely views, the children will love the new boat; The Spirit of Padstow. Open Spring and Summer. Not suitable for disabled or wheelchair users, unfortunately. Subject to operational duties.

    • Recommended

Hugo's rating: Graded from Very Good to Outstanding.

All mentioned, are good. Establishments not on the list are either not up to standard or not visited.

Key: Very Good = 'OK' – 'Well worth a try' – 'Recommended' – 'Highly Recommended' = Outstanding.

Bed and Breakfast with a touch of splendour.

Gurney House Holiday Let

Gurney House Holiday Let

At the back of the Victorian part of Woodlands Country House, we have re-designed the conservatory, the two ground-floor room into an open-plan living space with kitchen and sitting room and small private terrace, and new stairs to two en-suite double rooms.

We in March 2020 only to be closed due to the Pandemic! We eventually opened on July 4th 2020 and had a very fully booked summer season. Keep an eye on the website for news, or please join our mailing list. Book NOW online (Friday to Friday) or give us a call 01841 532 426.

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