14 Things To Do In Wadebridge With Kids + Travel Guide

Wadebridge is a small town located in the centre of North Cornwall. The town is a fantastic place to stay for families looking to explore Cornwall. There are plenty of attractions both in the town itself and just a short distance away. Most places to stay in Wadebridge are in the town’s heart, with plenty of amenities nearby.

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Best Things to do in Wadebridge with Kids

There are so many things to do in Wadebridge with kids! Here’s the lowdown!

#1 Camel Creek Adventure Park

Camel Creek adventure park is one of the very best theme parks in Cornwall, perfect for all ages.

There’s a huge range of theme park activities aimed at kids, such as the clown coaster, Dizzy Dina and Toddlers cottagesWater activities include Thunder Falls, Vertigo and the Raging Rivers. The little ones can enjoy fun rides and slides, while the thrill rides such as the serpent roller-coaster, Morgawr, will keep your big kids occupied.

Camel Creek features a huge range of animal encounters, from the Meerkat enclosure to the reptile house and the pets’ paddock.

You can choose from various cafes and restaurants nearby for a snack or a cold drink.

Website camelcreek.co.uk

#2 The Camel Trail

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The Camel Trail is one of the most scenic trails in Cornwall, taking in the Camel estuary from Wadebridge to Padstow. A walk or a cycle ride on the camel trail is perfect for families.

Soak in the beautiful scenery, including the old railway features, while listening to the estuary’s gentle sounds.

#3 Regal Cinema

A trip to the cinema can be a great way to spend time as a family on holiday. The regal cinema features two screens with a joint capacity of over 300. There’s a state-of-the-art projection system along with a 3D screen. This cinema still features traditional screen curtains, which will definitely make your visit even more special.

Website: wtwcinemas.co.uk/wadebridge

#4 Wadebridge and District Museum

Head to the Wadebridge museum to learn about the history of Wadebridge and the surrounding areas. The museum contains a well-documented history of the town with information in a fun way that your children will find interesting to follow. You might learn something new about Wadebridge yourself too.

Afterwards, why not try out one of the nearby restaurants, such as Stepping Stone and The Old Tea House.

View on TripAdvisor here >>>

#5 The Tide Climbing Centre

The tide is a state-of-the-art climbing centre offering both rope climbing and bouldering. There are 100 bouldering problems, 4 auto-belay points and 22 lines to try out. As well as memberships, the tide also offers day passes—all under 18’s need to be accompanied by an adult.

Website: tideclimbing.com

Things to do Near Wadebridge with Kids

If you’re planning some day trips from Wadebridge, here are your best options:

#6 Pencarrow House and Gardens

Distance from Wadebridge: 3.8 miles (8-minute drive)

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Pencarrow House

Surrounded by picturesque woodlands and a lake, this Georgian House will leave your kids feeling like little princes and princesses. Pets are allowed, so make room for the furry member of the family.

Children will have enough safe playgrounds to run around, not to mention a full-size Wendy House. For the grownups, you get to participate in teambuilding exercises by finding your way through the challenging garden trails. You also spend time collecting grey matter that comes in handy in House Quizzes.

You can both set up your picnic and bring your food, or you can dine at the Peacock Café.

Website | Pencarrow

#7 Cornish Coasteering – St Minver

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Nothing beats a day of adventure like coasteering. Bring your entire family to explore sea caves, climb cliffs, collect seashells, and Kayaking.

The skilled and experienced instructors ensure your family’s safety while also taking you through every exciting experience the site offers.

It’s also a great place for an afternoon family picnic. View the website here.

#8 Flowrider at Retallack Resort

Distance from Wadebridge | 6.9 miles (12-minute drive)

If you’re looking for a thrilling experience in a buzzing environment, FlowRider at Retallack Resort is the place for you.

You get to experience bodyboarding and stand up surfing under the watchful eyes of trained instructors. It’s perfect for a family outing and a great way of spending time with your loved ones.

Good food, great music, and soft playing areas for your little ones will make them not want to leave.

#9 Bodmin Leisure Centre

Distance from Wadebridge: 8.4 miles (17-minute drive)

Children love water, and if your young ones start to develop an interest in swimming, you may want to consider taking them to Bodmin Leisure Center.

They also provide adult lessons and classes for those who like swimming but lack proper experience.

Bodmin leisure centre also has an indoor soft play area .

Website | Bodmin Leisure Centre

#10 St Eval Kart Circuit

Distance from Wadebridge | 12.3 miles (20-minute drive)

It might not be Formula 1, but the experience at St. Eval Kart Circuit is the closest you will get to the thrill. The circuit is large with all-weather tracks.

With an excellent safety briefing from some of the best instructors in the country, your safety and that of your loved ones is the primary concern for everyone working there.

You can pre-book a training session if you have never handled a Kart before.

There are two tracks: the adult 800m track, perfect for coworkers and friends, and the 400m family track, perfect for family activities.

#11 Padstow Mystery Treasure Trail

Distance from Wadebridge | 8.4 miles (19-minute drive)

Do you fancy a day out with your family following clues to hidden treasure? If this sounds like something you would enjoy, you probably should head up to The Padstow Mystery Treasure Trail.

Kids between 6 and 16 will enjoy the fun activities on the Trail, which usually take one and a half hours to complete. Participants cover one and a half miles of walking as well.

#12 Lanhydrock House & Garden

Distance from Wadebridge | 9.5 miles (19-minute drive)

Lanhydrock House (Credit: Tony Hisgett)

This large estate and gardens are just a short drive away from Wadebridge. Inside the house, you can discover victorian life, from the lives of the rich to the servant’s quarters.

Enjoy a beautiful walk around the gardens, where there’s a variety of flower species to spot. Visitors can explore the whole of Lanhydrock estate, which features ancient woodlands, family trails, and cycling paths. There are even bikes to hire to help you make the most of the estate.

For a bite to eat, head to the park Cafe for a takeaway drink and a light snack.

#13 Daymer Bay Beach

Distance from Wadebridge: 6.9 miles (15-minute drive)

If you fancy spending the afternoon at the beach, then Daymer Bay Beach is the place for you and your kids.

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Daymer Bay Beach (Credit: Andrew Bone)

The frequent low tides provide long stretches on the beach, giving you a beautiful view of the golden sand across Camel Estuary.

Kids can build sandcastles while adults sunbathe and sock in the cool breeze. A family walk by the beach is another option of spending your weekend, and you’re allowed to bring your pet.

You can dine at The Sea Food Restaurant, Rick Stein, which is located only 1.4 miles away.

Where to eat in Wadebridge with kids

Barny’s Fish & Chip Restaurant and Takeaway | Named by locals as the best chip shop in the area, Barny’s fish and chips give you the option of a quick takeaway or a full sit-down meal. Kids will have no complaints here!

The Stepping Stone | Hidden down a side street in the centre of Wadebridge, the stepping stone serves up great food coupled with amazing service. With a huge variety of options to choose from, you’ll easily find something for the kids on this menu.

The Swan Restaurant | With a variety of hot and cold traditional pub food to choose from, you’ll feel right at home here. If you decide to stay at the Swan Hotel, it’s even more convenient!

Best Places to Stay in Wadebridge with Kids

If you’re looking for family-friendly accommodation in Wadebridge, Cornwall, there are lots of options. Here are our top picks:

The Swan Hotel

Set in the heart of Wadebridge, the Swan Hotel has all the facilities you need for a perfect holiday. With a variety of room types to choose from, each has a desk and a flat-screen TV. It’s a good idea to book a room with a private bathroom if you’re coming as a family. Downstairs is the Swan Restaurant serving three meals a day as well as amazing coffee throughout the day.

Rating | 4*

Rooms Available | Twin, double, quadruple

Cots Available? | No

Age Restriction? | No

Molesworth Arms

Also in the heart of Wadebridge, the Molesworth Arms features large, stylish rooms in the heart of Wadebridge. There are also family rooms available here so you can all stay in the same room. Guests can enjoy a fantastic breakfast downstairs in The Molesworth Restaurant.

Rating | 3*

Rooms Available | Twin, double & Family

Cots Available? | No

Age Restriction? | No

Holiday Cottages in Wadebridge

Holidaycottages.co.uk have a good range of family-friendly cottages in Wadebridge and the surrounding area. As you can see, many hotel options don’t have the option of a cot, so if you have little ones or a big family, it may be best to stay in a holiday cottage.

You’ll be able to get an excellent price on a holiday cottage in Wadebridge. Highlights include Spring Cottage, a semi-detached 18th-century cottage near some amazing walks and the town centre of Wadebridge. Snowdrop Cottage is a traditional stone cottage within walking distance to Wadebridge and a short drive from many beaches and attractions.

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