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Things to do on The Lizard

You might have come for Kynance and it's breathtaking scenery. But once you’ve lapped up the jaw-dropping seascapes and explored the majestic caves, golden sands and awe-inspiring clifftops, you’ll discover that the Lizard Peninsula has much more to offer.

From gardens and attractions to historic walks and a working farm, that are sure to delight beach lovers, nature enthusiasts and history buffs alike. Here are just a few day out ideas for starters...

Roskilly’s Farm

Explore acres of Roskilly's working organic Cornish dairy farm for an array of things to see and do. Embark upon a scenic walk along one of the myriad farm trails, meet the resident animals including cows, goats, pigs, sheep, turkeys and geese, sample the menu from Croust House Restaurant, and stock up on various goodies from the shop. Then there’s the pièce de résistance: Roskilly’s world-renowned homemade ice cream (frozen yoghurts and sorbets), where you can taste the delights of blackcurrant cheesecake, cream tea, Cornish fudge, salt caramel, orange and mascarpone, and white chocolate and raspberry to name but a few. A deliciously delectable day out for all the family. Dogs are welcome on leads too!

Goonhilly Downs National Nature Reserve

The Site of Special Scientific Interest is home to the famous Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station (the largest satellite earth receiving station in the world), and is one of the area’s most richly historic walking routes - not to mention bearing a rather funny name. Discover Early Bronze Age monuments, an old croft and WWII buildings alongside the 3,500-year old Dry Tree menhir – as well as gorgeous rural views of the unique heathlands where rare flora thrive in the mild oceanic climate.

Marconi Centre

A quick stop-off here at the Marconi Centre (near Poldhu Cove) is a must-do for history buffs, which is where the first transatlantic radio signal was sent in 1901. Discover the intriguing history of this telecommunications centre in Cornwall that was the pioneering force behind advancements in satellite communications, mobile phones, the internet, and broadband! Watch a brief video presentation detailing the story and have a play with Morse code machines, experiencing a journey through the groundbreaking work of modern telecommunications at the birthplace of wireless connectivity!

Lizard Point

Gorgeous views await at Britain’s most southerly point, boasting dramatic clifftops, panoramic views, and a centuries-old landscape that is home to the Lizard Lighthouse and Heritage Centre. The iconic Lighthouse has been a beacon of light for ships navigating the treacherous coastline since 1751. Discover interactive exhibits that tell of its fascinating history, and embark upon the guided tour for a further insight into its role and workings (and aerial-like vistas of the surrounding coastline). Take an invigorating stroll along the striking coastline, and find several cliffside cafes that will treat you to enticing Cornish food at one of the county’s most undisputedly picturesque destinations. 

Hit the beach

The peninsula is jam-packed with some of Cornwall's most beautiful beaches, coves and harbours, providing a fantastic coastal playground for everything from diving and snorkelling to swimming, surfing and supping. Spend a lazy day on the sand, explore rock pools and unique geological features, get active with a water sport, or wander the mesmerising South West Coast Path

Helston Railway

Located in the village of Prospidnick Halt, the scenic steam train at Helston Railway is the UK's most southerly railway. Embark on a 40-minute journey boasting magnificent views, taking in the countryside of the south coast and the Lizard Peninsula. A converted mail van at the railway’s base of Trevarno Farm is home to a quaint gift shop, that is sure to be a hit with any train fans! While the Park Royal features a delicious buffet and games room, Sunday lunches can be pre-booked, and depending on when you're visiting you might find some seasonal surprises in store!


Cornwall’s award-winning adventure park, Flambards is guaranteed to deliver a fun-filled day, whatever the weather. With rides, inside and outdoor attractions, and food and drink aplenty, there’s a fantastic mix of things to see and do. Experience a dizzying spin on the Hornet Rollercoaster, take a twisting ride on SkyRaker, jump on The Cornish Eye mini big wheel, and prepare to get wet on the Canyon River log flume. Rainy days won;t spoil the fun with fascinating, immersive indoor exhibitions including the Victorian Village and Britain in the Blitz. Little ones will find Gus Honeybun’s Burrow alongside sheltered soft play, science zone with laser maze, disorientation tunnel and other amazing attractions in Ferdi’s Funland. There is something for everyone at one of Cornwall's most popular attractions, with its unique mixture of history, heritage and hair-raising rides!