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|
|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.
|Burrator Reservoir||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
|Cotehele boat trips||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
|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
|Roadford Lake Country Park||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
|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.
|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
|Siblyback Lake Country Park||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
|Gospenheale Barn||Holiday Cottages & Self Catering||
Carefully restored in 2006 using local materials, the barn retains much of its original character with granite lintels, oak beams and Cornish rag slates and yet makes use of modern 'green' technology with solar panels and underfloor heating.... 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.
Fire Show and Acrobatics, Lantern Procession*, Spangles the Clown, Fairground Rides, Olaf the Snowman... more
|Gawton Gravity Hub||Active & Outdoors||
Gawton Gravity hub has been a premier destination for downhill Mountain Bikers for over half a decade now. Featured regularly in international publications GGH is known world wide as having some of the best quality tracks available for Downhill... 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
|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
|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
|Around the Valley Tours||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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
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
|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
|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
|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
|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.
|Port Eliot Estate||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)||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
|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
|Morwellham Quay||History & Heritage||
A fun day out for all ages, with lots to see and do:... 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