10 Fantastic Family Days Out From Liskeard

April 1, 2014  -  Your Liskeard

In a prime location between moor and sea, Liskeard is a fantastic hub from which to explore Cornwall. We’ve compiled a list of 10 great day trips you can enjoy within easy reach of the town centre.

Horse Riding & Lessons

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There are several riding schools nearby, Great Trethew Riding Stables are just a few miles down the A38 or Polmartin Equestrian Site is SW of Liskeard near Herodsfoot. Explore the local area on horseback or brush up your skills with a lesson from a professional trainer.

Porfell Wildlife Park

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Home to 46 species of exotic animals including meerkats, monkeys and zebras, Porfell is an educational adventure for the whole family. Website: Porfell Wildlife Park

Carnglaze Caverns

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A former slate mine, now an enchanting underground cave to explore, with three large chambers and a crystal-clear lake. Website: Carnglaze Caverns

Adrenalin Quarry

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Coasteering, a ‘giant swing’ and a 450m long zip wire that whizzes 50m above a flooded quarry at 40mph! Website: Adrenalin Quarry

Kartworld Cornwall

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Put the pedal to the metal and whiz around this 800m go kart track. They even have a tiny track and slower karts for toddlers, so everyone in the family can have a go. Website: Kartworld Cornwall

Siblyback lake

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An adventure playground with Segway tours, cycle hire, wakeboarding, archery, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, and climbing. Phew! Website: Siblyback lake

Looe Valley Railway Line


A beautiful journey from Liskeard to Looe through picturesque countryside. Around 20 minutes each way and very good value too! Website: Looe Valley Railway Line

Golitha Falls


A relaxing (and free!) day walking through the ancient oak woodland valley as it follows the River Fowey through a series of gentle cascades. Website: Golitha Falls

Sterts Arts Centre

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This fantastic venue hosts musicals, comedians, classic theatre and bands throughout spring and summer. Check online for the latest productions. Website: Sterts Arts Centre

Hurlers Stone Circles


The Hurlers are a set of three Neolithic or early Bronze Age stone circles arranged in a line, a grouping unique in England. Nearby is Trethevy Quoit, a well-preserved megalithic tomb that is known locally as “the giant’s house”. Standing 9 feet (2.7 m) high, it consists of five standing stones capped by a large slab. Why not stop at the Hurlers Halt, Cornwall’s highest tea shop with spectacular views over the moors. Website: Hurlers Stone Circles & Trethevy Quoit

Have you visited these places? Tell us about them in the comments below.