If you're visiting the Tamar Valley with your family, we have a range of fun and exciting activities on offer. We have beautiful beaches, interesting towns, open spaces and secluded woodlands to explore plus all sorts of family-orientated attractions.
|Business Name||Places to stay / Eat|
|Golf at China Fleet Country Club||Active & Outdoors||
With a par 72 parkland course, enjoy a challenging round of golf including holes with water hazards, tree lined fairways & 3 holes where out of bounds comes into play. Our 14th... more
|Cotehele boat trips||Active & Outdoors||
Board Shamrock's support boat the 'Nancy Belle' for a two-hour cruise up the Tamar to learn about the flora, fauna and history of the valley. £15. Times and dates vary accoring to the tide. Find details on... more
|Hotel Endsleigh Gardens||Houses & Gardens||
It’s Little Wonder
that the Duke of Bedford, who two centuries ago owned a third of Devon, chose this spot for his hunting and fishing lodge. Overlooking the River Tamar and beyond into Cornwall, Endsleigh, now owned by... more
|Roadford Lake Country Park||Active & Outdoors||
With over 730 acres of water, Roadford is a spectacular lake set on the edge of Dartmoor between Okehampton and Launceston. This popular Outdoor + Active Centre offers a variety of watersports and land based activities, making it a haven for all... more
|Pentillie Castle and Estate||Bed & Breakfast||
Pentillie Castle is every bit as fabulous as its name suggests! It's a picture-perfect, fairytale kind of a place; a stylishly renovated 17th century castle that sits pretty in an idyllic setting on the banks of the River Tamar.
|Barn Climbing Centre||Active & Outdoors||
Bouldering, top roping and leading at all levels, taster sessions, start up courses. Family and groups welcome.
Routes set to challenge and intrigue any climber.
There is a cafe which provides refreshments.
|Just Be Coffee and Wine Lounge||Restaurants||
Just Be is a place where you can truly relax and enjoy the remarkable surroundings of the waterside at Saltash, whether you are choosing from the freshly prepared selection of food dishes, enjoying one of our great... more
|Launceston Late Night Christmas Shopping||Festivals||
A great opportunity to come and do your Christmas shopping in a wonderfully festive evening atmosphere in this great Cornish market town.
Fire Show and Acrobatics, Lantern Procession*, Spangles the Clown, Fairground Rides, Olaf the Snowman... more
|Gospenheale Barn||Holiday Cottages & Self Catering||
Carefully restored in 2006 using local materials, the barn retains much of its original character with granite lintels, oak beams and Cornish rag slates and yet makes use of modern 'green' technology with solar panels and underfloor heating.... more
|Bere Ferrers Station Heritage Centre||History & Heritage||
Tamar Belle Heritage Centre, Bere Ferrers Station on the Tamar Valley Rail Line incorporates imaginatively converted vintage railway carriages. The Visitor Centre carriage provides interesting and informative pictorial displays outlining the... more
|Launceston Castle - English Heritage||History & Heritage||
From the motte of this Norman castle, you'll enjoy the most fantastic views. Launceston was the former capital of Cornwall and the castle, commanding the town and surrounding countryside, controlled the main entry route into the county. Discover... more
|Blisland Harness Makers||Transport||
Founded in 1980 by Jane Talbot-Smith on returning to her native Cornwall. After spending two and a half years building horse drawn vehicles, Jane decided that leather was the medium for her and took up a place at Cordwainers College, Hackney,... more
|Launceston Steam Railway||History & Heritage||
Victorian locomotives haul your train through the beautiful Kensey Valley to Newmills. Ride all day if you wish, tickets valid for unlimited travel. Five mile round trip with café, shop and museum. Large car park at Launceston. Follow the brown... more
|Siblyback Lake Country Park||Active & Outdoors||
Siblyback Lake is surrounded by the striking Bodmin Moor and offers a wide range of activities both on and off the water. There is plenty to do at this scenic lake, including miles of walks, cycle trails, excellent bird watching, children's play... more
|Arundell Arms Hotel||Hotels||
Fly Fishing, Country Sports and Gourmet Food...
50 Years of Family Management - owned and run since 1961 by the Fox-Edwards family.
The past 50 years have been a period of warm welcomes and consistent high quality service to our... more
|The Charles Causley Festival||Festivals||
2018’s annual Charles Causley Festival (the 9th one!) is on its way, with an attractive and varied programme offering something for everyone. It runs from the evening of Thursday 31 May until... more
|Morwellham Quay||History & Heritage||
A fun day out for all ages, with lots to see and do:... more
|Port Eliot Estate||Houses & Gardens||
The house dates back to the 5th century and further spectacular additions, such as the mural in the Round Room by Robert Lenkiewicz and the maze in the gardens, are more recent. The grounds were landscaped in the 1790s by Humphrey Repton whilst... more
|Cotehele (National Trust)||Houses & Gardens||
Cotehele is a National Trust-owned Tudor house with extensive garden, orchards, estate, quay and working water mill. Look out for family activities and other events.
The garden and estate walks are open daily throughout the year. Dogs are... more
|Trematon Castle Gardens||Houses & Gardens||
In a miniature mediaeval castle lies a minimalist regency villa with a magical garden and magnificent views.
In 2012, garden designers Julian and Isabel Bannerman moved in and began to plant a garden which is intended to play to the Castle... more
|St Leonards Equitation Centre||Active & Outdoors||
St Leonards Equitation Centre is a British Horse Society Approved Riding Centre, offering Riding lessons for Adults and Children by qualified BHS approved staff.
Established for over 30 years, St Leonards has an excellent reputation for... more
|Charlie Bears||Things To Do||
Welcome to the enchanted world of Charlie Bears
Charlie Bears are affordable, collectable bears and characters designed by Charlie at The Bearhouse in Cornwall. Charlie also collaborates with other world-renowned bear... more
|Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre||History & Heritage||
Nestling in the peaceful Devon countryside, Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre offers a unique indoor opportunity to view and experience our fairground heritage.
Working fairground rides alongside traditional games and sideshows combine... more
|Cornish Welcome Tours||Guided Tours||
Cornish Welcome Tours aim to provide tours which cater for whatever interest you may have. These may include History and Historic Houses, Film location tours such as Poldark, Doc Martin or Rosamund Pilcher Tours, Antiques, Gardens, Art, Golf,... more
Devon Yurt is one of the Uk’s leading luxury Glamping sites. It is set within 18 acres of beautiful organic farmland and gardens at Borough Farm, Kelly, with stunning views towards Dartmoor.
The yurts are contempary in style and a mix of... more
|Dining at China Fleet Country Club||Restaurants||
Passionate about creating a great dining experience, the China Fleet chefs work hard to create exciting menus, filled with interesting and unique dishes. Our 'buy local' policy supports our passion for great-quality produce and is at the heart of... more
|Andrew Thompson Heritage||Guided Tours||
Andrew Thompson is an archaeologist and historian who has spent his working life exploring, explaining and interpreting the history and heritage of South West England.
He has over 25 years' experience teaching, lecturing and leading... more
|Around the Valley Tours||Guided Tours||
Walks, talks and boat train and coach trips can be organised for individuals, small parties, wedding guests and special interest groups up and down the valley, from Plymouth to Bude via Launceston and of course further afield.
The ... more
|Hidden Valley||Active & Outdoors||
As well as fun in the Forbidden Mansion, each month visitors will will face a new challenge to solve within the Mansion, set by the butler himself. Great fun for all the family.
The new building resembles a pumping station from the... more
|Port Eliot Weddings||Wedding Venues||
For some, Port Eliot can be a retreat of tranquility and magic for others it can become a fantastical pleasure ground of music, drums and laughter.
An extraordinary marriage begins in an extraordinary location. Port Eliot hosts bespoke... more