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Reopening in April: Cornwall’s top outdoor attractions are opening for visitors!

Get ready for many of Cornwall's top outdoor attractions to reopen on Monday 12th April! Here are some of the much-loved places to visit and enjoy after the long winter lockdown.

Many of Cornwall’s top outdoor tourist attractions will be reopening to visitors from Monday (12th April), offering the Duchy’s residents the chance to visit much-loved places and experience the beauty of Cornwall after the winter lockdown.

The government’s roadmap out of lockdown means Cornish attractions will have varied reopening dates. Some of those offering outdoor experiences are already open for local exercise, and many others are able to reopen from Monday 12th April. Most indoor attractions will be able to reopen fully at the next stage of easing restrictions, planned for 17th May.

Cornish attractions reopening on Monday 12th April, or that have already been able to open their doors, are:

  • Cornwall Football Golf
  • Cornish Seal Sanctuary
  • English Heritage – Tintagel Castle – reopening outdoor elements of the attraction only
  • English Heritage – Pendennis Castle – reopening outdoor elements of the attraction only
  • Flambards
  • Hangloose Adventure
  • Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm – reopening outdoor elements of the attraction only
  • Jamaica Inn – reopening outdoor hospitality only
  • Jubilee Pool
  • Lands’ End – reopening outdoor elements of the attraction only
  • Lappa Valley
  • Minack Theatre – for visits and guided tours only
  • National Trust in Cornwall – reopening outdoor spaces only
  • Newquay Zoo
  • Paradise Park
  • Pencarrow House and Gardens – reopening outdoor spaces only
  • Pinetum Gardens
  • Screech Owl Sanctuary
  • The Lost Gardens of Heligan
  • Trebah Garden
  • Wheal Martyn Clay Works – reopening outdoor elements of the attraction only


Trebah gardens

Kim Conchie, CEO at Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, said: “Cornwall offers so much to the quality of life – the great outdoors, healthy work/life balance and a multitude of places to enjoy oneself. Nothing sums up this sense of enjoyment better than the world-leading CATA venues.

“They are essential to Cornish people’s sense of place, the leading attractions provide sought after employment, training and, as they are all run by professionals, can open safely and responsibly so will help to put the hospitality industry back on its feet quickly as we emerge from the pandemic.”

Visitors to Cornwall’s top attractions reopening from 12 April can be reassured that COVID-19 safety measures will remain in place, and all attractions will follow recommended government guidelines. Many attractions will be asking visitors to pre-book tickets in advance to ensure safe numbers and an enjoyable day out for everyone. Additional sanitising and cleaning checks will be in place, one-way systems where appropriate, social distancing and use of face masks by our teams where appropriate will all be in place.

Many attractions will have take-away or outdoor food options available with socially distanced outdoor seating.

Thanks to Cornwall Association of Tourist Attractions (CATA) for this info in this article. CATA was formed in 1974 to create and promote top-quality visitor experiences in the region. Today, the association comprises 40 of the best attractions in Cornwall, with a supportive network encouraging knowledge sharing and collective action.

Imogen Weatherly

Imogen can usually be found in a village community cinema, exploring Cornwall’s great outdoors, at foodie events, or watching live theatre. When she’s not getting stuck into all the lovely cultural stuff in Cornwall, you can find her on the beach.