Things to do on a Rainy Day

Rainy days in Cornwall

In the unlikely event that it should ever rain in Cornwall we have compiled a guide to all the very best things to do in Cornwall on a rainy day.

Over the years it has always proved somewhat of a challenge to find something for the kids to do when the weather is wet. If the sun is shining there are endless possibilities of things for you and your family to do. In fact you will probably be spoilt for choice.

The good news is there are lots of things to do in Cornwall even when the weather is bad. These include many of Cornwall's biggest attractions that are well equipped for rainy days. Then there are all the cinemas, museums, leisure centres, indoor play areas, historic houses and castles to explore whatever the weather.

Now, there are websites out there which will claim to offer the ultimate list of things to do in Cornwall when it's raining. However, these are often just a list of things to do in Cornwall full-stop, without any real consideration for the weather. Suggestions along the lines of "embrace the force 8 winds and torrential rain and go for a bracing walk on the moors...". Or, "Cornwall's beach are the best place to be whatever the weather". Whilst I kind of agree with that sentiment my kids would hate me forever if I dragged them away from their gadgets to march up the nearest hill in the lashing rain!

On the other hand, Cornwall is a fantastic place whatever the weather and for many of us (read grown ups) a little rain cannot take away the natural beauty of the Cornish landscape. If you don't mind a bit of bad weather and you have come equipped then there are some great things to do in the rain in Cornwall. I can't count the number of times I've been asked if I go surfing in the rain - honestly it doesn't make any difference once you're in the sea. 

And if you fancy getting the beach to yourself in the middle of August, well this might be your chance.

There's also those activities where the worse the weather, the better. If you fancy going storm-watching, believe me, you won't get to see to many of Cornwall's epic storms in the dry. Also just imagine how good it will feel to stop off in a cosy pub with an open fire when you've been off for a hike in the rain; or coming home to a hot bath...

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