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Fun for Families

If you're visiting the Tamar Valley with your family, we have a range of fun and exciting activities on offer. We have beautiful beaches, interesting towns, open spaces and secluded woodlands to explore plus all sorts of family-orientated attractions.

Business Name Places to stay / Eat
Tamar Trails Festival Festivals

It’s been 20 years since the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) was designated. To celebrate this milestone, the AONB team have organised a 5-day Tamar Trail Festival from 26th to 30th August 2015 culminating  in a special day... more

Dining at China Fleet Country Club Restaurants

Passionate about creating a great dining experience, the China Fleet chefs work hard to create exciting menus, filled with interesting and unique dishes. Our 'buy local' policy supports our passion for great-quality produce and is at the heart of... more

Hidden Valley Active & Outdoors

As well as fun in the Forbidden Mansion, each month visitors will will face a new challenge to solve within the Mansion, set by the butler himself. Great fun for all the family.

The new building resembles a pumping station from the... more

Cotehele (National Trust) The front of Cotehele House, Cornwall Houses & Gardens

Cotehele is a National Trust-owned Tudor house with extensive garden, orchards, estate, quay and working water mill. Look out for family activities and other events.

The garden and estate walks are open daily throughout the year.  Dogs are... more

The Edgcumbe The Edgcumbe tea-room on Cotehele Quay serves light lunches and afternoon tea Cafes

Serving morning coffees, light lunches and afternoon teas. Catering for private daytime parties. Dogs welcome in the garden seating area and in the tea-room during winter months.

Special afternoon tea on Sundays (3-4.45pm) in the Long Room... more

The Shippen at Coombe Mill Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

WILDLIFE HAVEN WITH RIVER, CORNWALL:  Private nature reserve, wildlife tours, woodland paths, free parking, walkers and cyclists welcome, romantic breaks. Regrettably no pets or children.

The Shippen at Coombe Mill is a one bedroomed... more

Around the Valley Tours Pilgrim walks at Plymouth's Mayflower steps Guided Tours

Walks, talks and boat train and coach trips can be organised for individuals, small parties, wedding guests and special interest groups up and down the valley, from Plymouth to Bude via Launceston and of course further afield.

The ... more

Golf at China Fleet Country Club Active & Outdoors

With a par 72 parkland course, enjoy a challenging round of golf including holes with water hazards, tree lined fairways & 3 holes where out of bounds comes into play. Our 14th... more

Cornish Welcome Tours Guided Tours

Cornish Welcome Tours aim to provide tours which cater for whatever interest you may have. These may include History and Historic Houses, Film location tours such as Poldark, Doc Martin or Rosamund Pilcher Tours, Antiques, Gardens, Art, Golf,... more

Roadford Lake Country Park Lakeside Cafe and Function Suite, Roadford Lake Active & Outdoors

With over 730 acres of water, Roadford is a spectacular lake set on the edge of Dartmoor between Okehampton and Launceston. This popular Outdoor + Active Centre offers a variety of watersports and land based activities, making it a haven for all... more

New Mills Farm Park Active & Outdoors

The only farm park where you can come by car or steam train! (Steam railway starting in Newport, Launceston is a separate company - their own charges apply)

Based at New Mills, just outside Launceston in North Cornwall, we... more

Cotehele boat trips Nancy Belle on the River Tamar at Cotehele Active & Outdoors

Board Shamrock's support boat the 'Nancy Belle' for a two-hour cruise up the Tamar to learn about the flora, fauna and history of the valley. £15. Times and dates vary accoring to the tide. Find details on... more

Just Be Coffee and Wine Lounge Restaurants

Just Be is a place where you can truly relax and enjoy the remarkable surroundings of the waterside at Saltash, whether you are choosing from the freshly prepared selection of food dishes, enjoying one of our great... more

Kit Hill Country Park Active & Outdoors

A wild rugged granite hill top famous for it fine views and fascinating history. Kit Hill is a 400 acre Country Park at the highest point in the Tamar Valley and forms a dominating feature to be seen for miles around. Stunning views over the... more

Barn Climbing Centre Active & Outdoors

Bouldering, top roping and leading at all levels, taster sessions, start up courses. Family and groups welcome.

Routes set to challenge and intrigue any climber.

There is a cafe which provides refreshments. 

Saltash Regatta and Waterside Festival 2017 Festivals

Saltash Regatta and Waterside Festival on 17th and 18th June 2017 is one of the most colourful events held in Cornwall and certainly for South East Cornwall is the most popular annual Regatta.

Gig racing, hosted by Saltash based Caradon... more

Port Eliot Estate Port Eliot Round Room Houses & Gardens

The house dates back to the 5th century and further spectacular additions, such as the mural in the Round Room by Robert Lenkiewicz and the maze in the gardens, are more recent. The grounds were landscaped in the 1790s by Humphrey Repton whilst... more

Paintball Polson Active & Outdoors

Established over 20 years, fantastic UKPSF accredited 16 acre site. fully trained marshall supervised games, multiple game formats. Semi-auto paintball markers and pyrotechnics. Very friendly site. For paintball age 11 years and above Airsoft 9... more

Launceston Steam Railway History & Heritage

Victorian locomotives haul your train through the beautiful Kensey Valley to Newmills. Ride all day if you wish, tickets valid for unlimited travel. Five mile round trip with café, shop and museum. Large car park at Launceston. Follow the brown... more

Launceston Castle - English Heritage History & Heritage

From the motte of this Norman castle, you'll enjoy the most fantastic views. Launceston was the former capital of Cornwall and the castle, commanding the town and surrounding countryside, controlled the main entry route into the county. Discover... more

Siblyback Lake Country Park Windsurfing at Siblyback Lake Active & Outdoors

Siblyback Lake is surrounded by the striking Bodmin Moor and offers a wide range of activities both on and off the water. There is plenty to do at this scenic lake, including miles of walks, cycle trails, excellent bird watching, children's play... more

Tamar Valley Donkey Park & Sanctuary Active & Outdoors

The Tamar Valley Donkey Park is an all weather attraction and Cornwall's only donkey sanctuary, situated in the beautiful Cornish countryside overlooking the Tamar Valley.

It is home to 26 donkeys, over 20 goats, sheep, pigs, rabbits,... more

Port Eliot Weddings ALT="wedding venues in cornwall" Wedding Venues

For some, Port Eliot can be a retreat of tranquility and magic for others it can become a fantastical pleasure ground of music, drums and laughter.

An extraordinary marriage begins in an extraordinary location. Port Eliot hosts bespoke... more

Blisland Harness Makers Transport

Founded in 1980 by Jane Talbot-Smith on returning to her native Cornwall.  After spending two and a half years building horse drawn vehicles, Jane decided that leather was the medium for her and took up a place at Cordwainers College, Hackney,... more

China Fleet Weddings Wedding Venues

China Fleet Country Club is the perfect wedding venue in Cornwall for couples and their guests, nestled in Saltash on the Cornwall and Devon border the China Fleet Country Club is truly a hidden gem of the South... more

Andrew Thompson Heritage Guided Tours

Andrew Thompson is an archaeologist and historian who has spent his working life exploring, explaining and interpreting the history and heritage of South West England.

He has over 25 years' experience teaching, lecturing and leading... more

Pentillie Castle and Estate Bed & Breakfast

Pentillie Castle is every bit as fabulous as its name suggests! It's a picture-perfect, fairytale kind of a place; a stylishly renovated 17th century castle that sits pretty in an idyllic setting on the banks of the River Tamar.

It's... more

Burrator Reservoir View of Burrator Active & Outdoors

Undisturbed Burrator is surrounded by mixed woodland which sharply contrasts with the open moor and rugged Dartmoor tors. The reservoir is popular with walkers, cyclists and horse riders due to its wealth of footpaths and bridleways. Many of the... more

Plymouth Boat Trips Guided Tours

Plymouth Boat Trips offers a service for the public offering one hour scenic Dockyard and Warship Cruises, Private Hire cruising for parties and other events as well as ferry service to historic Cawsand.

Our fishing boats offer 3 and 4... more

Pentillie Castle Wedding Venues

Your Cornish Castle for the wedding of your dreams…

17th Century Pentillie Castle is set within a 2,000 acre private estate on the Devon and Cornwall border. With breathtaking views across the River Tamar and to Dartmoor, this unique venue... more

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