Below are a selection of attractions recommended by Falmouth School of Sailing.
Gweek Seal Sanctuary
Experience animal welfare in action at Europe's busiest seal rescue centre. Encounter fascinating streamlined seals and playful otters. Visit a working seal hospital and meet our resident seals and sea lions. Daily interactive talks and feeding presentations make this a day out for the whole family.
And now you don't just learn about seal rescue you can become a rescue volunteer yourself in our seal rescue centre. Discover how to tube-feed a rescued pup and how to take its temperature. Don't worry though, our special plastic seal pups don't bite. The real seals can be viewed at their most graceful from our special underwater observatory.
- Cafe, barbeque and gift shop facilities
- Safari bus (summer season)
- Ask for special rates for groups, schools and birthday parties.
- Open daily from 10am (except Christmas day)
Address: National Seal Sanctuary, Gweek Nr Helston, Cornwall TR12 6UG
Phone: 01326 221361 Web: www.sealsanctuary.co.uk
Why not take a day trip to the Isles of Scilly?
Options available include, Skybus flights from Lands End or Newquay Airport or by sea from Penzance onboard Scillonian III. Or combine the two with an Air and Sea Daytrip: Taking an early flight to the islands enjoying the stunning aerial views, and then return on a leisurely cruise, taking in the dramatic Cornish coastline. Longer stays also available with further flights to the islands from Exeter, Bristol and Southampton.
See the website for prices, schedules, online booking and Special Offers:
National Maritime Museum Cornwall is the South Wests Gold award winning Visitor Attraction of the Year for 2008-9 and offers much more than you might expect. Celebrating the sea, boats and Cornwall it offers something for everyone.
Open daily 10-5.
Phone: + 44 (0) 1326 31338
Here is something for the whole family, from tiny tots to adults. Kids love to play on and in our mega play frame, slides, climbing wall, ball cannons and astro glide. Tiny tots can explore too, in their own safe space! There are three birthday party rooms with amazing themes to choose from, complete with your own party host for maximum fun and entertainment. Take the mess and stress away! Laser tag your friends in a high tech game of hide and seek with your own laser phaser! The adults can enjoy a refreshing cup of coffee and their favourite magazines in our comfortable cafe with our fantastic fresh food and drink menu for the whole family complete with complementary Wi-Fi.
Address: 30a Parkengue, Kernick Road Industrial Estate, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9EP
Phone: 01326 377481