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Summer days out in Cornwall

Conor Fletcher

The best part of a summer holiday in Cornwall is that there’s so much to do! Around the coast and in the town there are so many opportunities to discover, from the wonderful sights to the sounds of the Cornish coast, so why not get out and enjoy the blissfully warm weather and uncover what’s out there waiting for you?

Geevor Tin Mine

Just down the northern coast past Zennor are the towns of Pendeen and St Just. Here you’re in the heart of what’s become known as the ‘Tin Coast of Cornwall’ famed for its once glorious heritage of mining, the Tin Coast is the perfect place to discover what is without question one of Cornwall’s most important historical sites. Geevor Tin Mine is just a short drive from the Sail Lofts luxury apartments in St Ives and offers days out for all the family allowing you to unearth the stories behind this county, with the backdrop of picturesque coastline.

Geevor Tin Mine is open throughout the summer and is perfect for all the family, more information can be found on their site below which gives you a look into this hallmark of Cornish heritage.

Paradise Park

The award winning wildlife sanctuary is perfect for a fun-filled family day out. A short drive from St Ives into nearby Hayle leads you to Paradise Park. You’ll meet a range of friendly, colourful birds of paradise and animals in the wildlife in the park. A family favourite without question are the penguin feeding sessions where everyone gathers around the penguin pool to learn more about the Humboldt’s Penguin as they enjoy their feeding sessions.

Paradise Park is open throughout the summer and offers family’s a fantastic day out discovering a range of animals from both Cornwall and around the world. For more information take a look at their site below.

Heartlands

There’s nothing better than a family day out in the blissfully warm Cornish sun. A free visitor attraction Heartlands is unquestionably worth a visit. The former mining area offers state of the art exhibitions, gardens and an adventure for all the family. The 19-acre space has both indoor and outdoor areas for you to see, explore and play. Filled with famers’ markets, cultural festivals; music, art and dance there’s little reason to not pay a visit and experience the fun for yourself.

Heartlands is located just off the A30 in Pool and is signposted once you’re on the A30 from St Ives. Find out more on their site below.

Eden Project

If you’ve been to Cornwall before and have yet to visit the biomes of the Eden Project you’re missing out. Transformed from a clay pit to what it is today; Eden is without doubt a must see if you’re in Cornwall. Fantastic for families, the site allows you to explore the dense rainforest, climb to the top of a waterfall or experience the landscapes of the Mediterranean, California and South Africa. The Eden Project is just under an hours drive from St Ives and offers you an experience like no other.

To find out more about the biomes of Eden or what family days out the location offers take a look at their site below.

Book your luxury St Ives apartment for this summer.

Make your summer in St Ives special by getting out and discovering Cornwall. Not booked your luxury stay in St Ives yet? Make sure you don’t miss out and book your stay at the Sail Lofts luxury apartments in St Ives and experience a Cornish holiday like no other.

Find out more:

Geevor Tin Mine

Paradise Park

Heartlands

Eden Project