The top 10 best theme parks and family attraction in Cornwall

If you’re heading south for a staycation, a great way to keep everyone entertained is with family attractions and theme parks in Cornwall!

With fun parks to suit the thrill-seekers, daredevils or those looking for year-round, all-weather fun, here you’ll find everything you need to know about theme park holidays UK — Cornwall edition.


Best theme parks in Cornwall:

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Camel Creek Adventure Park

There are a range of rides that differ throughout the year, and you can enjoy watching your young ones discover great fun at this Cornwall amusement park. Toddler cottages are a family favourite for little visitors or you could try out Water Warz a splash zone in the fun park! This theme park in Cornwall is not only fun park rides, but also animal experiences! From meerkats to reptiles.

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Flambards Theme Park

For the thrill seekers out there, Flambards Theme Park in Cornwall certainly will not disappoint. With large drops and rapid turns, Flambards is known for the Hornet Rollercoaster! For the younger members there are plenty of theme park attractions. They can take a ride on the Western Mine Train, which takes a journey back 200 years in American history to experience the Wild West.

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Big Sheep Farm & Theme Park

Being an award-winning family attraction, this farm and theme park provides fantastic experience. The whole family can hop on a tractor safari and spot donkeys, llamas, and alpacas, alongside some other amazing farm animals. Visit the biggest, highest, and fastest roller coaster in North Devon! At 400m long and 13m high, you’ll be sure to experience some great twists and turns!

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Woodlands Family Theme Park

Woodlands Family Theme Park, located near Dartmouth, Devon, offers a wide array of attractions and activities for all ages, making it a premier destination for family fun in the region. While not located within Cornwall, its proximity makes it a popular choice for visitors to the area. Have fun on the water coasters, tornado toboggan run, paddle boats and the splash zone.

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Kernow Adventure Park

Kernow Adventure Park offers a thrilling combination of aqua park excitement and water sports opportunities in a stunning Cornish setting, making it a popular destination for families, groups, and adventurers seeking outdoor fun and adventure. Kernow Adventure Park is renowned for its inflatable aqua park and excellent facilities for wakeboarding.

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Adrenalin Quarry (Liskeard)

Known for its Aqua Park with giant inflatable obstacles on a lake, as well as coasteering and other adrenaline-pumping activities such as the blob which is a giant inflatable pillow on the lake where participants can launch themselves or others into the water, creating a thrilling experience. Other activities include karting, a zip Line and even a giant swing!

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Hangloose Adventure

Hangloose Adventure is an exhilarating adventure park located at the iconic Eden Project in Cornwall, offering a range of thrilling activities designed to test your courage. This includes England longest and fastest zip line, the Skywire offers an adrenaline rush like no other as you soar above the biomes of the Eden Project. You can also try out the 12 meter drop and the giant swing.

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Monster Slip and Slide Cornwall

The Monster Slip and Slide is the perfect family-friendly summer experience, and it is just 4 minutes from Widemouth Bay, Bude. Try out the super-fast bodyboards and inflatable rings to launch yourself off our Monster ramp and zoom down the 360-foot-long slide.

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Springfield Fun Park

Springfield Fun Park in Cornwall is the perfect family-friendly attraction in St Columb Major, near Newquay. The park offers loads of activities suitable for all ages, such as pony rides, fairground rides, trampolines, a play barn, and even a mini zoo. You don't have to worry about the English weather as there is plenty of indoor fun as well.

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Trethorne Leisure Park

Trethorne Leisure Park, located near Launceston on the Devon-Cornwall border, offers a variety of activities and attractions suitable for families and groups. The park features extensive outdoor play areas, including trampolines, a zip line, climbing wall, and paddle boats. Indoor activities include play barns with soft play areas, slides, an assault course, and ball blasting zones.

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Family attractions in Cornwall FAQs

With some of the best southwest theme parks to choose from, which one do you prefer the sound of? If you’re unsure, here are some of the most frequently asked questions from other thrill seekers to make your theme park holiday UK choices that little bit easier…

Is Flambards or Camel Creek better?

It is impossible to choose between these two family attractions, as they cater to different types of preferences.

Camel Creek is much better for those holidaying with younger children as there are many more child-friendly rides. Whereas Flambards has more selection of rides overall, especially for older children or groups as a whole.

It might also be worth taking into consideration that Camel Creek’s additional attraction is the farm, whilst Flambards is a great Victorian village.

How many rides are there at Flambards?

As of now, there are 19 attractions at Flambards, including one roller coaster and one water ride. There are a variety of rides for different kinds of people to explore, including:

  • Balloon Race
  • Thunderbolt
  • Dino Express
  • And much more…

What is the scariest ride at Flambards?

The scariest ride at Flambards is Thunderbolt. If you’re feeling daring and have a strong stomach this attraction will twist you round, upside down, and give you a great view of the clouds. You’ll be sure to hear plenty of screams coming from this ride!

What is the largest theme park in the UK?

Alton Towers is the largest theme park in the UK. Located in the north of the UK in Staffordshire, you’ll find 10 themed areas across 910 acres.

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