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The 6 top things to do in rainy Cornwall

The 6 top things to do in rainy Cornwall

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 5:27pm 25th August 2017. (Updated at 5:45pm 25th August 2017)

It has been a good start to the season... but has summer already ended in Cornwall?

We can't be totally sure but no doubt monsoon showers will soon pummel the county.

So here we've listed our favourite places to visit when the sun goes away.

And let's be honest, Cornwall is damn good place to be - wind, rain or (on the incredibly rare occasion) snow.

Here's our top six things to do (for FREE) if you're feeling a bit washed out this summer...

1. Surfing

Surfing is like a religion in Cornwall. A little rain never stops a determined boarder and, let's be honest, you're going to be soaked anyway. Our favourite beaches included Sennen and Fistral, where decent waves can be found almost year-round.


2. Roskilly's Cornish Farm, near Helston

You have probably already tried their ice cream, so you may already know it's worth a visit to Roskilly's Cornish Farm. Meet the animals for free and don't forget to snag a free sample of their creamy frozen treats while you're at it.

ice cream

3. Woodland walking

Walking Cornwall's coast path is bracing at the best of times - so why not head into the shelter of some of the Duchy's beautiful woodland spaces? There's nothing like pulling on your wellies and going for a muddy walk. Try heading down to Tehidy Country Park near Portreath for a fun afternoon out.


4. Truro Cathedral

Based in the heart of Cornwall's only city, Truro Cathedral is a vision of gothic revival. Building didn't start till 1880 but many may think it has been standing since Medieval times. The site is free to visit, though a donation is suggested, and you can regularly stop in to hear choirs practicing.


5. Heartlands, Redruth

The home of Cornwall's biggest free adventure playground, this 19-acre site has a miraid of things to do. With plenty of indoor space too, including arts and crafts studios, dance and music shows, it offers numerous activities for the whole family - and it won't cost you a penny.


6. The Flicka Foundation, Falmouth

This sanctuary cares for neglected, abandoned or sick horses which can no longer be cared for, and gives them a comfortable home. The charity offers free site visits, though suggests a donation, and homes more than 100 horses, donkeys and other animals.


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