At-home activities in Cornwall

With local businesses and attractions currently closed, we have compiled a list of fantastic local resources suitable for children and families during this time as well as links to local historical resources for homeschooling or personal projects.  We hope you find this both educational and don't forget to show your appreciation to these businesses on social media.

Local history resources

The history of Cornwall , Cornish festivals and mining in Cornwall and Devon pages on Wikipedia are very useful, detailed and contain links to reference sites and points

This history page of the Cornwall guide website as well as details of various local myths and legends

Historical Cornish photographs from Kresen Kernow

The Museum of Cornish Life website  is full of images of historical Cornish items as well as an opportunity to view the museum in 3D and regular updates on their social media especially their Facebook page

The Cornwall Museums website has details of all of the museums across Cornwall with links to their individual sites

The Cornish Pasty Association website has a detailed history of the famed Cornish delicacy

This YouTube 'Walking Through History' video details the county's smuggling history


At home activities from local businesses


The Alan's Place and Recipes from a Cornish Kitchen blogs have details of traditional Cornish recipes

Paradise Park penguin webcam chough webcam, flamingo webcam

Cornish language learning website - suitable for all ages

Cornish Language app - Cornish Magi Ann  - for children - available on Apple and Android

Kneehigh Theatre are releasing 'Windows To The World' creative challenges on their You Tube Channel

Lessons from the Camel Creek Facebook page

Cornwall Libraries online resources - more details to follow

Weekly Kernow Chocolate wrapper design competition for kids via their Facebook page

E-Learning Sporting Voyage about the Mayflower story and Plymouth history - bespoke resources and prizes

Regular livestreams from Cornish Seal Sanctuary - check out their Facebook page for more details

Cornish Seal Sanctuary Home Education Packs

The Wave Project Activities Book

Explore various locations around Cornwall by webcam

More beach webcams from 360degreebeaches

Newquay Zoo 'Wild at Home' daily downloadable resources

Wild Planet Trust YouTube channel including videos from Newquay Zoo

The Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association have compiled some farm and country activities for you to do with your children

Bodmin Keep (Cornwall's Army Museum) Virtual Tour

Bodmin Keep bi-monthly educational resource

Cornwall Air Ambulance Stay At Home Hero challenges

OutsetCornwall is still offering free, fully-funded online programmes to help you start your own business.  Book a place on the next Information Session to find out more about weekly Zoom training sessions 

Crealy Theme Park and Resort have created a number of downloadable, educational activities


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