The Eden Project is sometimes referred to as the “8th wonder of the world”. It has the largest greenhouse in the world and displays plants from around the globe. There are also outdoor gardens, an education area and exhibitions. The Eden Project is located in St Austell, Cornwall, which is only about 45 minutes in the car from Looe and Polperro. There’s plenty to interest children and adults at the Eden Project, making it a perfect day out for families holidaying in Looe and Polperro. There are often events taking place such as workshops, story sessions and treasure trails. There are also play areas, sandpits and other attractions just for kids.
Lost Gardens of Heligan
The Lost Gardens of Heligan are popular botanical gardens based in Mevagissey, near St. Austell – less than an hour’s drive from Looe and Polperro. Parking is available. The gardens have a wide range of flowers such as colossal rhododendrons and camellias. There are also lakes, a sub-tropical area known as “The Jungle”, vegetable gardens, sculptures and an Italian garden.
Porfell Wildlife Park and Sanctuary
Porfell Wildlife Park and Sanctuary is Cornwall's biggest exotic animal sanctuary and a great day out for all the family. Why not spend your day exploring the ancient woodlands or travelling on the African Adventure?
Located near St Austell this is the perfect day out for the kids. An award winning play centre which is weather friendly meaning you can enjoy this attraction regardless of the weather. Lasertag is always a favourite with the kids and may even leave you wanting to join in.
The Monkey Sanctuary looks after monkeys that have previously been rescued and provides them with a loving new home. It offers a unique chance to get up and close with cheeky monkeys that aren't your own. There are also gardens for you to roam in, and a play area for the kids. You will also find a cafe and shop on-site.
Land of Legend and Polperro Model Village
This attraction is a must if you are staying in Polperro. Experience Polperro in miniature form and make yourself feel like a giant, and learn about Cornish myths and legends before seeing a uniquely dazzling show.