5 things to do on a rainy day in Cornwall

Make full use of The Olde House facilities

If you’re staying here at The Olde House, a rainy day is no problem at all! Use the pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi for an hour. Put a movie on the big TV in the lounge area and imagine you’re at the cinema. Let the children tire themselves out in the indoor play barn. Pay a visit to the animals in pets’ corner. Have a ping pong tournament in the games room. Borrow some games from Penpont Store and have a game-a-thon! That, surely, is enough to keep anyone entertained for one day!

Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay

Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium is perfect on a rainy day! The underwater tunnel is a highlight with an amazing view of the sharks and rays. Afterwards pop over to The Boathouse, a unique street food market with something for everyone and a sheltered space to eat in!

Learn about lobsters in Padstow

Catch the ferry over to Padstow & check out the National Lobster Hatchery to experience pioneering marine conservation next to the beautiful estuary. At the award-winning visitor centre view the lobster babies, pregnant lobster mamas, giant lobsters and other weird and wonderful coastal creatures. Catch a glimpse of what’s happening at the forefront of marine conservation. Learn about how they work with the local fishing community at this unique family friendly attraction.

Spend a day in jail in Bodmin

Bodmin Jail is an award-winning day out for the family. Built in 1779 Bodmin Jail is a landmark historical site in the heart of Cornwall. Showcasing the rich and darkly fascinating legacy of Georgian and Victorian crime and punishment, the jail is an immersive, world class experience for all the family. Award-winning heritage tours, paranormal experiences and self-guided entry provide a unique pathway to the past.

Head underground

Further afield but worth the day trip out, is Geevor Tin Mine, a multi-award winning family-friendly heritage attraction, learning centre and a hands-on mining museum. Geevor Tin Mine, on the rugged cliffs of the Tin Coast of West Cornwall, is a stunning place to discover the story of Cornish metal mining, one of Cornwall’s great industries, at this incredible World Heritage Site.


You could also adhere to the motto “there’s no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing!” and get your wet weather gear on & head down the beach!