Activities Nearby

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There's stacks to do right on the doorstep

At Bosinver we have created a dedicated experience with babies in mind. We understand how stressful and exhausting those early days and sleepless nights can be but we also know how beautiful they are and the magic of making those first memories as a family.

Get adventurous

Here are just a few of the many outdoor activities which are possible in Cornwall:


There are several riding stables that we recommend:

Trenance Stables Wonderful rides on the beach.

Trenance Leisure Centre, Newquay TR7 2HU (behind the boating lake) 01637 872699

Lanjeth Stables

Coombe Road, Lanjeth High Street, St Austell PL26 7TL 01726 74633

and for the more experienced rider…

Barguse Riding Centre

The first riding school in Cornwall to have achieved the Clubmark accreditation. Nestled in 50 acres of beautiful Cornish countryside with fantastic facilities and home to 28 horses and ponies. Lockengate just a mile from the A30, between Bodmin and St. Austell. 01208 831817 

Play golf

There are two excellent local golf clubs that welcome visitors.

St Austell Golf Club

St Austell Golf Club is literally a stone’s throw away from Bosinver. It’s an 18 hole, 6,042 yard par 69 parkland course with wonderful countryside views which offers a challenge to golfers of all abilities.

Tregongeeves Lane, St Austell, PL26 7DS 01726 74756

Porthpean Golf Club

Only a short drive away, Porthpean Golf Club has an 18 hole, par 68 golf course with beautiful views across St Austell Bay. There’s also a Licenced clubhouse offering light lunches and afternoon teas

Porthpean Golf Club, Porthpean, St Austell PL26 6AY 01726 64613

Go surfing

The North coast, beloved of surfers around the country, is only half an hour’s drive away. Try Perranporth, Watergate Bay, Fistral or Polzeath for huge, sweeping sandy beaches and beautiful views.

Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned surfer, there’s a beach to suit you. And there are plenty of places offering surf lessons for children and adults. Try Wavehunters in Polzeath, Harlyn Surf School, Harlyn Bay nr Padstow or Perranporth Surf School. If you’re heading over to Newquay, opt for Cornwall Surf Academy or the Extreme Academy, Watergate Bay.

Kayaking and Canoeing

Several companies offer escorted canoeing or kayaking locally:

On the River Fowey: Encounter Cornwall and Fowey River Expeditions

From St Agnes and Falmouth:  Koru Kayaking

From Trelissick Gardens near Falmouth: Canoe Cornwall (they also do archery!)

Wildlife trips

Based in Falmouth AK Wildlife Cruises offer half or full day trips along the south Cornish coast looking for wonderful wildlife including birds, seals, dolphins and even whales!

Get out on the water

Self drive motor boats or rowing boats are a wonderful way to get our on the water. They can be hired from Mylor Boat HireFalmouth Boat HireHelford River boats (at Helford Passage) and Fowey Boat Hire.

Deep sea fishing

Fancy trying deep sea fishing? We recommend a trip on the Aquila, which leaves from nearby Mevagissey. Skipper/owner Chris is well-respected in the area and has been fishing off the south coast of Cornwall for years. They provide all rods, tackle and bait. Trips last for 6 hours and cost £40 per adult or £34 for under 18s. Call 01579 320848 to find out more.

Try 4×4 off road driving

Experience the thrill of driving off-road with Trax and Trails on a 50 acre site in the beautiful Tamar Valley. Special 2 for 1 deal on 4×4 driving sessions for Bosinver customers. Call 01579 370718 to find out more or book a session.

Treasure Trails Cornwall

Treasure Trails are a great way to keep the kids amused and get the whole family involved. Choose from classic treasure hunt, murder mystery or spy themed Trails, get outdoors and have fun! We’ve got Treasure Trails for different areas of Cornwall on sale in our reception – pop in and have a look.

Wide shot of a sandy beach in Cornwall on a sunny day with a boat in the distance.
Explore everything
Cornwall has to offer

From the rolling countryside to the dramatic beaches, most of Cornwall is get to-able in about an hours drive from Bosinver – the whole of the county is ready to be explored. 

We include up to a whopping £475* of Extras in your holiday!

Your young family holidays will be some of the most special you take. To make sure you get great value from your break at Bosinver, we include a whopping £475 worth of activities and facilities within the price of your holiday. So once you arrive you’ll know that you can relax and enjoy the time you spend with us without worrying about additional costs.

*When compared to similar venues that charge extra for activities, facilities and equipment.

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