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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
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

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

Barn Restaurant at Cotehele Barn Restaurant at Cotehele Restaurants

Originally a 15th century tithe barn. Specialises in locally sourced, seasonal food. Patio seating available. Licensed. Open daily mid-Feb to 31st December (except 25th and 26th December). Private Parties welcome. Dogs welcome in the patio.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arundell Arms Hotel Hotels

Fly Fishing, Country Sports and Gourmet Food...

50 Years of Family Management -  owned and run since 1961 by the Fox-Edwards family.

The past 50 years have been a period of warm welcomes and consistent high quality service to our... 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

Morwellham Quay History & Heritage

Staff welcome visitors to our bustling Victorian heritage village, quay, mine and farm.

Set in 150 acres adjacent to the River Tamar you can:

  • explore the cottages, school and shops of 1860
  • board the Tamar Ketch... more
Bere Ferrers Station Heritage Centre History & Heritage

Tamar Belle Heritage Centre, Bere Ferrers Station on the Tamar Valley Rail Line incorporates imaginatively converted vintage railway carriages. The Visitor Centre carriage provides interesting and informative pictorial displays outlining 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

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

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

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

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

Launceston Late Night Christmas Shopping Festivals

A great opportunity to come and do your Christmas shopping in a wonderfully festive evening atmosphere in this great Cornish market town.

Shire horses, donkeys, food & drink, rides, roundabouts, music, singing, dancing and much more in... more

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre History & Heritage

Nestling in the peaceful Devon countryside, Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre offers a unique opportunity to view and experience our fairground heritage.

Working fairground rides alongside traditional games and sideshows combine with... 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

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

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

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

St Leonards Equitation Centre Active & Outdoors

St Leonards Equitation Centre is a British Horse Society Approved Riding Centre, offering Riding lessons for Adults and Children by qualified BHS approved staff.

Established for over 30 years, St Leonards has an excellent reputation for... 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

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

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

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