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Things to do in Bodmin

If you are looking for a family day out in Bodmin we have some great suggestions for activities.

There are plenty of things to do with children in Bodmin - ranging from steam railways to soft play!

Several attractions in Bodmin town centre have dicounts on entry costs for local residents or savings if you buy tickets for more than one attraction.


Bodmin and Wendford Railway

Discover the excitement and nostalgia of steam travel with a journey back in time on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway - Cornwall's only full size railway still operated by steam locomotives.

More information and booking on the website.

Bodmin Keep - Cornwall's Army Museum

Bodmin Keep is an original army keep and has buzzed with military activity for generations. Now a museum, it inspires and connects young and old visitors with stories of ordinary soldiers doing extraordinary things.

Special events run during the school holidays.

Please check the website for further information -

Pencarrow House

House with gardens


National Trust property with gardens and parkland

Parks and Walks

Camel Trail

The Camel Trail is a traffic free route along a disused railway line, which stretches for twelve miles between Bodmin and Padstow. This flat trail is brilliant for walking, pushchairs, bikes or scooters.

Colliford Lake

Colliford is Cornwall’s largest inland water, with a vast surface area of 900 acres. There are three way-marked walks offering beautiful views of neighbouring moorland.

Cardinham Woods

Forestry Commission woodland with walking and bike trails. Car park and cafe.


Bodmin Farmer's Market

Lanhydrock Car Boot