If your dog’s accompanied you on holiday, and you’re looking for a dog friendly day out, or if you are a poochy kind of person who doesn’t want to leave their dog at home then look no further. We’ve come up with some great attractions that welcome dogs so they can come along and be part of the fun too.
With more than nine miles of lake and woodland trails, along with duck and swan feeding ponds, and inquisitive squirrels Tehidy is a great place to stretch the legs. The large area of woodland on the North cliffs of Cornwall host theatre companies, a golf course and a little cafe.
With its iconic sign post, and infamous cycle route to John ‘o’ Groats, the most Westerly tourist attraction in Cornwall is not one to be missed. There is a large car park and great coastal walks both to the North and South we’re sure the family and the pooch will enjoy the visit.
If you’ve got a dog that enjoys running along next to your bike then this is definitely the place to come. With miles of cycle paths from Padstow to Wadebridge, and even out Bodmin there’s plenty of places to stops and admire the view. If cycling’s not for your pooch then it’s still a great place for a walk…
Read our blog on Cycling Cornwall’s Camel Trail.
Healeys Cider Farm, near Perranporth
With a wide range of ciders, wines and spirits and tours of the distillery and tractor tours what better place is there to visit? They are dog friendly, but they must remain on the lead as there are farm animals close by.
(image by Healeys)
A free attraction with access to the World Heritage Site, gardens and visitor centre, there’s lots to see at Heartlands. Bringing Cornish mining right into the modern world it’s a beautiful setting with a towering mine tower, sculptures and giant adventure playground.
(image by Heartlands)
Cornwall Gold, Portreath
Here you will find a large gold and silver showroom, panning for gold activity, pottery painting and crazy golf there’s something for the whole family. It’s free entry and easy to find, and not far away is Tehidy Woods…
(image by Cornwall Gold)
Holywell Bay Fun Park, Near Newquay
Go karting, bouncy castles, adventure golf, shooting, soft play, trampolines, only a short distance from the beach what more could you ask for, and what’s more it’s free entry.
(image by Holywell Bay Fun Park)
A sub tropical garden set above the Helford River, if you’re into all things green then this place may be described as paradise. The pathways even lead down to a private beach on the banks of the River Helford, and with childrens trails it’s a family and dog friendly garden.
(image by Trebah)
Pendennis and St Mawes Castles
Pendennis Castle is one of Henry VIII’s coastal fortresses and has been involved in defending Cornwall since the Tudor times, along with St. Mawes on the otherside of the Fal River mouth, there’s no escaping their bearing presence. A great day out, but be warned there is a cannon firing display so if your dog is a bit shy you might want to find out the times.
Geevor Tin Mine
Down in the far west of Poldark country Geevor mine was a working mine up until 1990, it is now maintained as a visitors centre, where you can learn all about the history, pan for gold, and take a walk through a mining tunnel to feel just what it was like to be a Cornish miner.
(image by Geevor)
Here’s where to find all these doggy days out…
Discover some top dog friendly Cornish pubs to visit on your days out on our blog.
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