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Things to do in Cornwall

The school holidays are officially here, and where better to spend the best days of the year than on the picturesque peninsula that is Cornwall?

If you’ve got a break booked at Hoburne Doublebois or Hoburne St Mabyn this summer, then you couldn’t be in a better position to lose yourself in the magic of Cornwall. It truly is the gift that keeps on giving, with dramatic coastlines sheltered bays and ancient moorland all waiting to be explored. Whatever makes your ideal holiday destination, and whoever you are visiting with – there is bound to be something for everyone.

With so many great attractions to be visited, we thought we’d give you a head start. So we’ve pulled together a selection of our favourite places to visit in Cornwall. But hey! If you find something better, be sure to let us know. Deal?

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Some love them, some hate them. All we know is that Cornwall certainly isn’t short of them! That’s right. We’re talking about theme parks.

With the likes of the Big SheepFlambardsCrealy Adventure ParkDiggerland and The Milky Way Adventure Park to choose from, you’ll be able to select the one most suited to your group – whether that’s based on age, height or thrill-level!


If you’ve got a mix of ages or interests in your party, then why not kill two birds with one stone at Flambards? As well as the rides, Flambards is also home to Britain in the Blitz – a life-sized reconstruction of a London street during World War II. You can even purchase copies of letters from evacuees to their families – perfect for earning brownie points on that school history project!


A day out at the Eden Project will transport you from your Cornish retreat to the rainforests of Southeast Asia and the landscapes of Western Australia.

Get a birds-eye-view of the rainforest from the canopy walkway, explore the perfume garden and see how oranges, grapefruits and lemons have flourished in the citrus grove.

You could even enjoy a freshly prepared Mediterranean lunch on the Med Terrace – complete with sangria, of course!


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It’s a well-known fact that Cornwall is a surfer’s paradise, but with so many glorious beaches to choose from how do you decide which one is for you? Some of our favourite spots for surfing include Perranporth, Widemouth Bay and Fistral Beach, Newquay.

If you’ve not surfed before, then where better place to learn than Cornwall? You won’t be short of surf schools if you feel like having a lesson or two. The beaches listed above all have their own schools.

While we’re on the subject – here’s a top tip for first-time surfers. The beach at Polzeath makes the perfect place to take on the waves for the first time. This is because the beach gradually shelves (slopes downwards), resulting in more gentle waves.

Have we got you in the holiday mood now? Don’t forget that on top of all the fantastic attractions in Cornwall, you’ll have access to the facilities at Hoburne Doublebois too. This includes the golf course, games room and fitness suite.

Now start packing and get ready to explore. We’ll see you soon!

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