Located in Helston, Flambards features some of Britain’s wildest theme park rides. With year-round entertainment and lots of indoor and outdoor activities for all ages, as well as the famous Victorian Village and loads of places to eat, Flambards rightly boasts it is ‘the best day of the week’.
Brooklands Adventure Park, a family-run Fun Park at Kilkhampton, near Bude has excellent facilities for the whole family and is open all year. As well as a new four-lane, top-of-the-range ten-pin bowling alley adjoining the restaurant, it has an archery centre, crazy golf and a mega tube slide.
Paradise Park, in Hayle, was voted Cornwall’s Attraction of the Year in 2000. There is plenty for families at this colourful place, which is also the headquarters of the World Parrot Trust. The Park is set around a Victorian walled garden and features tropical plants which thrive in Cornwall’s mild climate. You can explore the Parrot Jungle, Australian Aviary and Otter Sanctuary. After the penguin feeding shows, why not head off with the kids to the Fun Farm or adventure play area, or, if it’s a bit wet, try the JungleBarn indoor play centre?
Across the border in North Devon, you should set a course for the Milky Way Adventure Park near Bideford for an alien encounter or explore the dark dungeon labyrinth at Waterford Castle near Ilfracombe. And of course, you will have to tell your friends you went to the ‘BIG Sheep’. Situated in Abbotsham, this is the perfect all-weather attraction for family days out. It’s fun and educational, and has a great balance of indoor and outdoor shows and attractions to suit all ages? lookout for the BIG Sheep Grand National in April.
On the road to Dartmouth in South Devon, Woodlands is set in 80 acres and is home to the UK’s biggest indoor play centre. Outside, there are great family rides, such as the Cyclone Watercoasters, the Tornado Toboggan, bumper boats and dune buggies, as well as the farm and falconry displays. To make the most of all the fun, you should stay and play – ask about their award-winning Caravan and Camping Park.
Right on the beach at Goodrington near Paignton, is QuayWest Waterpark. This hosts eight slides, two kiddies pool areas, a swimming pool and various food and retail shops. With the steam train passing one side and the sea the other, it is a unique way to spend the day in Torbay.
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park is a registered education and scientific charity dedicated to conserving our global wildlife heritage. Easily accessible by local bus, Paignton Zoo is home to thousands of amazing animals and plants where you can visit the desert, cross the savannah, explore the forest and trek through the tropics. It’s a great day out for everyone.
For guaranteed fun, you can experience a Crealy Adventure Theme Park in both Devon and Cornwall. Situated near Clyst St. Mary near Exeter and at Tredinnick, near Padstow on the North Cornwall coast, the two sites offer everyone a fantastic fun experience? and with the biggest undercover areas of any family attraction in Devon and Cornwall, as they say, regardless of the weather, you’ll have a ‘Crealy Great Time’.