Family attractions in Cornwall – Your guide to a dream theme park holiday

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:

Camel Creek Adventure Park

Whilst staying in Cornwall, especially with accommodation iat St Ives Bay, you can travel around 40 minutes to Camel Creek Adventure Park – the biggest theme park in Cornwall and it offers everything you could wish for!

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 isn’t only open to fun park rides, but also animal experiences! From meerkats to reptiles and more, your child could get the true junior keeper experience by exploring the animal kingdom.

Flambards Theme Park

For the thrill seekers out there, Flambards Theme Park in Cornwall certainly won’t disappoint with family attractions to suit all. With large drops and rapid turns, Flambards is known for the Hornet Rollercoaster!

For the younger members of your holiday group, there are plenty of theme park attractions to look out for. 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.

Or, you could involve the whole family in a game of mini-golf that’s sure to bring out your competitive side. Whether it’s sunny or typical British weather, this theme park in Cornwall has everything you need, and more!

Big Sheep Farm & Theme Park

Around 40 minutes from the Bude holiday resort is this next fun park – The Big Sheep! Being an award-winning family attraction, this farm and theme park provides a two-in-one experience – one that you will never forget!

The whole family can hop on a tractor safari and spot donkeys, llamas, and alpacas, alongside some other amazing farm animals.

It wouldn’t be a trip to The Big Sheep Farm & Theme Park without visiting 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!

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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