Cornwall Days out with the Children
and the 'Young at heart'
The Monkey Sanctuary, situated near Looe, one of Cornwall most delightful Days Out. Home to a colony of woolly monkeys living in an extensive territory. See the monkeys climb and forage in mature trees within their new outdoor enclosure, in a way rarely seen in captivity.
Learn from the keepers about the monkeys' language and social behaviour, and come to know them as individuals. Indoor displays explain more about monkey life and their natural habitat, the Amazon Rainforest, animal welfare and local conservation issues. Getting there Sign posted from the B3253 Opening Times First Sunday before Easter to End of September, Sunday to Thursday, 11am to 4.30pm Closed Friday and Saturday
On virtually everyones must see Cornish destination,
dramatic wave lashed granite cliffs,
with the Longships Lighthouse in the near distance.
Learn about the efforts being made to preserve and enhance its natural beauty.
Have your families picture taken below the First and Last Post.
Explore the Attractions such as The Relentless Sea and The Last Labyrinth with its stuning multimedia displays.
Younger children will love the Land of Greeb Animal Farm.
Attractions - open daily from 10am (Except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Attractions - open daily from 10am
(Except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Earth Station Goonhilly Take a guided tour. The Command Centre is most impressive. View the interactive displays. Learn about the satellite dishes , the largest is called Arthur and weighs over 1000 tonnes. And about the surounding precious heathland jealously perserved both by BT and English Nature Open daily from Early April 2002 - Late October 2002 . Admission prices payable
Take a Steam Train Journey on the - Bodmin & Wenford Railway through 6.5 miles of Cornish Countryside. NB Some services are diesel. In December there are Santa and Mince Pie Specials.
The Camel Trail Padstow is at one end of the very popular Camel Trail, a cycle path much of which follows the line of a disused railway. Largely level, and off road. The Camel Trail runs along the beautiful Camel Estuary from Padstow the 6 miles to Wadebridge, and on , for the more adventurous, another 8 miles to Bodmin. Left your bikes at home? No problem, there are several bike hire shops in Padstow Wadebridge and Bodmin from which to rent one. Whole day, half day, and evening hire. From montain bikes to adult tourers to childs trailer bikes to tandems. The Camel Trail, is not surprisingly very popular with families particularly during the School Holidays. Camel Trail
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