Rainy Days in West Cornwall
The fun doesn’t stop when the rain starts to drop!
Cornwall may be famous for its beautiful beaches and coastal walks, but it's also well known for its changeable weather.
Even in the height of summer, glorious sunshine will occasionally give way to the odd rainy day or dramatic downpour!
That shouldn't stop you and your family from having a brilliant time, though. There are plenty of places you can visit in the mizzle and drizzle and here are a few of our favourites, all located within an hour of the Godolphin Arms. From flip-flops to wellies, here are ten of our places to visit in our Guide to The Great Indoors.
Newlyn Filmhouse is an independent cinema and restaurant in a stylishly converted fish smoking cellar in the heart of the thriving fishing village of Newlyn, Penzance. This small independent cinema shows a combination of popular blockbusters, off-beat films, and screened theatrical events. The Eathouse restaurant serves food daily, with a menu of dishes made from local, fresh produce.
Roll back to the Roller Disco heyday at this fun-filled roller rink in Redruth! Expect to hear the best in 80s pop and Disco…legwarmers welcome! Skate hire available & coaches on the rink to help you and your family get rolling whilst it’s raining!
Cornwall’s ultimate escape room, located in the heart of Newlyn, encourages people to move away from their mobile phones into a themed space where they’re forced to communicate, use problem-solving skills, cryptic clues and puzzles to escape within a 60 minute time limit. A brain-teasing experience for families and friends.
The Telegraph Museum harks back to a time when Cornwall was at the forefront of world communications. On the site of the first undersea cable (laid in 1870), you can explore WWII tunnels, follow quiz trails, and enjoy hands-on historical exhibits.
The Jungle Barn in Hayle boasts giant slides, challenging soft play and a special toddlers’ zone with ball fountain, as well as a snack bar, balcony overlooking the gardens, and jungle-themed rooms.
This lovely old-fashioned museum in Helston houses one of the largest social history collections in the South West, and ranges from archaeological evidence of the earliest settlers on the Lizard Peninsula, to a fully stocked 1950s kitchen.
Perched above Porthmeor Beach with views across the Atlantic Ocean, the gallery showcases some of the best-loved British artworks of the 20th century alongside an ever-changing programme of exhibitions and art-based activities for all the family.
Flambards at Helston is a great family day out with a large selection of fun rides and indoor attractions to suit everyone. There’s lots of undercover soft play for little ones, the hands-on Exploratorium, and plenty of fun for kids to enjoy in Ferdi’s Funland.
From ancient cobbles to castle walls, through time and tide, St Michael’s Mount is always beckoning. Stride across the cobbled causeway, or cross by boat. Climb up to the castle to discover stories of harbour, legend and family home. Admire the views, hear the islanders’ tales and unearth a history that lives on in every step. Through time and tide, the Mount always creates moments to remember. What will yours be?
Experience animal welfare in action at The Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Gweek. Hear about dramatic rescues and meet the seals, sea lions, otters, penguins and paddock animals. Visitors can also go behind the scenes at Cornwall’s only working Seal Hospital.