Callestick Farm is a working family farm between Truro and Newquay, that has been producing Cornish ice-cream since 1989.
Come and watch the ice cream being made! Custom built visitors’ viewing gallery.
Callestick Farm is free to visit and there is a free on-site car park with a collection of farm animals, some rare breeds, including various breeds of chickens and pigs, a shire horse and sometimes calves or heifers too.
There is a visitors viewing gallery so you can look down on Sebastian and his team in the ice cream factory making and packing the ice cream, where you’ll see tubs of ice-cream being filled by hand. Ice cream is not made 24/7, it is made depending on the season and orders received, but there is always something to watch in the visitors’ gallery. A DVD runs in the viewing gallery throughout the day, to give you an insight into how the farm is run and how ice cream is made.
The Callestick Farm shop and tearoom serve snacks, light lunches, cream teas, hot and cold drinks and, of course, the best ice cream you’ll ever taste.
Accessibility: There is disabled access to all facilities apart from the viewing gallery unfortunately, which due to it’s birds eye view, does have some steeps steps to climb.
Address: Callestick Farm, Callestick, Truro, Cornwall, TR4 9LL
Cornish Birds of Prey provide a permanent caring home for each and every bird or animal rescued or brought in to them.
They do not add to the numbers of unwanted and/or neglected birds by breeding to sell.
But Cornish Birds of Prey isn’t just about the birds – open from Easter until October, there’s also fully stocked fishing lakes, experience days, holiday lodges to rent as well as picnic areas, an outdoor play area, toilets and baby changing facilities, wheelchair access, coaches welcome, ample parking, an Education Room, nature walks, flying displays and more. Eco Lodges for sale. Fishing Lake. Home to Santa’s Reindeer.
Entry prices (2017): Adults £8, up to 13 £6.50, Seniors £7. Family tickets (2+2) £25. Under 4’s free.
Free returns within 7 days – pay to enter Cornish Birds of Prey once and you can visit as many times as you like in the next 7 days for free entry.
With a season ticket you can return as many times in the year as you wish, all for one “pay once” price. 2017 season ticket prices are:
Children up to 13 years £13
Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 Children) £50
Locals Tickets for Annual Entry available.
Address: Winnards Perch, St Columb Major, Near Newquay, Cornwall, TR9 6DH
Cornish Yarg, a a Cornish semi-hard cheese made from grass-rich milk and wrapped in stinging nettles or wild garlic. Cornish Yarg is handmade on Lynher Farm near Truro, having moved from Launceston in 2006 as they needed larger premises.
The natural rinds help the cheeses mature and impart flavour, producing a delicate, mushroomy taste with a more crumbly texture than the slightly firmer Wild Garlic Yarg, which whispers rather than shouts its name.
Lynher Dairies is now one of the most successful makers of artisan cheese in Britain, consistently winning Gold at British and worldwide cheese shows.
In 2012 Cornish Yarg won Best English Cheese at the International Cheese Awards, and Reserve Champion at the Royal Bath and West Show.
The dairy processes 2 million litres of milk, hand picks two tonnes of nettle and wild garlic leaves from the neighbouring woodland, and produces more than 200 tonnes of cheese a year.
From April to October there are occasional Cheese Factory Tours and cheese tastings, Monday to Saturday. Contact the farm for more details as availability changes depending on the season.
Address: Lynher Dairies Cheese Company Ltd. Pengreep Dairy, Ponsanooth, Truro, West Cornwall TR3 7JQ
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Crealy Cornwall Adventure Park has a theme park near to Newquay. As well as the usual adventure rides, Crealy have a wide range of special events running throughout the year that make the Park the place to be for the best family day out in the South West!
Children’s tickets are based on their height, not their age and there’s also a selection of family tickets for families of 3-5 members. A full priced adult ticket is £16.95 and children under 32cm are free.
If you want to return to Crealy Cornwall, then the special Membership can be a real savings boost, the Crealy Annual Pass costs just £29.95 for a year and you can visit and revisit as many times as you want for free. You also get special discounts of 10% off food and drink, 10% off shopping and other exclusive offers over the year. You can only buy these passes once you’re at the Park.
The Crealy Cornwall Park opens in February up to early November, with annual activities reflecting the seasons.
Address: Crealy Cornwall, Tredinnick, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 7RA
Miles from Newquay: 12 miles.
Make a day of it and pack a picnic.
Dairyland Farmworld is an animal attraction, just outside of Newquay. It’s directly on the main road between Newquay and St Austell and is well sign-posted.
Seasonal Maize Maze: There is a maize maze available, but this is a seasonal activity as it’s made from real, growing, maize.
As well as the outside space and woodland walks in the acres of land, there’s a massive indoor Bull Pen. Site contains milking parlour, Clarabelle’s Kitchen, Animal Feeding, Cornish Heritage, Tractor House, Indoor Play Centre,
Free 7 day return with these admission prices.
Adults (16-60) – £11.25; Child (over 80cm) – £8.75; Child (under 80cm) – FREE; Senior (60+) – £8.75
Family Supersavers: Family of 5 – £43; Family of 4 – £35; Family of 3 – £27
Admission price includes free access to all daily shows and facilities at DairyLand. Attractions which have a small charge are: Pony Rides, Hay Rides, Mini Tractors, Raging Bull and Electronic Excavators – these are all £1.
Annual Passport: Pay once, visit over and over again with the Annual Passport. All passes valid for 12 months from the date of purchase – check website for prices.
Address: DairyLand Farm World, Nr Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 5AA
Take a picnic to eat in the grounds, or enjoy lunch in the restaurant and cafe area.
A variation of mini golf, you can play football golf in Newquay at Porth, on Porth Island, with panoramic sea views. There’s also a (main season only) 9 hole Crazy Golf course.
(Weather Permitting) Open Daily 11am to 5pm, last kick off at 4pm.
Food available: Cornish ice cream, fresh Cornish pasties, Cornish cream teas, snacks, hot and cold drinks.
Football Golf Prices (2016): Adults £6/round; Under 16s £3/round; Under 5s FREE. £4/football deposit.
Healey’s Cyder Farm, also known as Cornish Cider Farm, is on the road between Truro and Newquay. The cider farm has been making cider and scrumpy at their 180 year old farm, using a 16th century cider press, since 1980, when they planted their first cider apples. Cornish Cider Farm is the largest cyder-maker in Cornwall and the first and only distillery for 300 years.
On-site cider museum, farm tours, restaurant, tea-room and shop. It’s free to visit the Cider Farm, but there is a charge for the Tours. Free tastings in the shop so you can try out the cider, scrumpy, wines or fruit juices.
Cider Farm Tour Prices: Adult £7.50. Child £5 (6yrs – 16yrs, under 6yrs are free). Senior £6. Family £20 (2x adults/2x children 6yrs – 16yrs, under 6yrs are free, additional child is £3.00)
Plenty of free on-site parking.
Healey’s Cyder Farm are responsible for making a lot of well-known brands, including Cornish Rattler
Accessibility: The farm does have disabled access but it does have a rough farmyard cobbled surface which is not ideal for wheelchair users – staff are always ready to help should you need assistance—just ask. There is a disabled toilet for disabled visitors and ramps are provided in all the main areas.
Address: Penhallow, Truro, Cornwall, TR4 9LW
Healey’s Cyder Farm is almost next door to Callestick Farm Ice Cream, who have a viewing platform to see ice cream being made. Why not visit both in one day.
Enjoy a great day out at Holywell Bay Fun Park near Newquay, free entry and parking; just buy tokens for the rides you want to go on.
Prices: Entry is free and you just pay for the rides you want to go on, but there are discount options and bulk deals.
There are over 20 rides, which are priced individually based on a “star” system, where each star is equivalent of 10p.
Some rides have height/weight restrictions.
As this is a holiday camp, there’s plenty of food options on site too as well as parking and toilet facilities. There’s an ice cream parlour, American diner and Woodys newly refurbished bar/restaurant with stunning views of the Gull Rocks and the breathtaking Atlantic Ocean.
Dogs welcome. Locals card available, see website for details.
Address: Holywell Bay, between Perranporth and Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 5PW
The Lappa Valley Railway was originally the site of a mine and the railway line passed through. The railway line was closed down, but then bought in 1973 and restored into a great tourist attraction.
Originally a train line for industry, the East Wheal Rose branch line carried passengers from 1905 until it was closed in the Beeching cuts of 1963. On the site you’ll also find the East Wheal Rose Engine House, where in 1846 over 1,200 men, women and children were employed in the mine.
East Wheal Rose Disaster, 1846
On 9 July 1846 there was a huge silver-lead mine disaster when a huge thunderstorm started at about 1pm and lasted for 1.5 hours flooding the mine in a catastrophic manner, very similar to what happened in Boscastle in 2004.
Lappa Valley offer a discounted Annual Season Ticket, for a list of other attractions that offer similar money off deals, see:
Location: St Newlyn East, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 5LX
Open: Late March to October each year, from 10am onwards.
Telephone: 01872 510317
Behind the Trenance Boating Lake, you’ll find Newquay riding stables.
1-2 hour group rides, horse riding lessons and general rides. Pony trekking, 1 hour beach treks, hack rides (must be experienced) 2 hour rides. Pub rides for experienced riders.
One hour trek £25 – a ride for beginners or nervous riders; walking only
One hour hack £25 – for intermediate riders. Riders must be able to do rising trot and be in control of the horse
Two hours long ride £50 – for advanced riders only. Rider must be able to canter and be in full control of the horse
Newquay Riding Stables are British Horse Society Approved, Cornwall County Council Licensed and members of the Association of British Riding Schools.
Address: Trenance Stables, Trenance Leisure Centre, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 2HU