An adrenaline-fuelled holiday

Cornwall – how would we introduce it to those contemplating an extended break in the west country this summer? Well, we’d probably say something like this – it’s a picturesque region in the southwest of England, offering a delightful array of attractions for holidaymakers. Its rugged coastline, dotted with sandy beaches and charming fishing villages, provides an ideal setting for relaxation and exploration. The region is rich in history and culture, with numerous historical sites, art galleries, and festivals to enjoy. Outdoor enthusiasts can indulge in a variety of activities, from surfing on some of the UK’s best waves to hiking along the scenic South West Coast Path. Additionally, Cornwall’s culinary scene, known for its fresh seafood and local delicacies, adds a delicious dimension to any visit. Whether you’re seeking excitement or tranquillity, a visit to Cornwall presents a diverse and inviting destination especially for those seeking an adrenaline-fuelled holiday!

Being local comes with the distinct advantage of possessing intimate knowledge of the region’s hidden gems and must-visit spots. The following are some of our recommendations for those seeking an adrenaline adventure this summer.

Surf the north coast

Surfing on the north coast of Cornwall offers a blend of reliable waves and stunning scenery, making it a favourite among both seasoned surfers and beginners. The area boasts several well-known spots such as Fistral Beach in Newquay, renowned for its consistent surf and vibrant community. Polzeath Beach is another popular choice, especially for those learning the ropes, with its gentler waves and surf schools. The north coast’s natural beauty, combined with its varied surf conditions, ensures a rewarding experience for all skill levels. Additionally, the local amenities, including surf shops and beachfront cafes, provide everything needed for a comfortable and enjoyable day on the water.

Surfing Cornwall Adrenaline Fuelled

SUPing and Jet Skiing

Carlyon Bay, with its expansive stretch of golden sand and clear waters, offers an excellent setting for stand-up paddleboarding (SUPing) and jet skiing. Wavehunters, a well-regarded local company, provides a range of services for both activities, ensuring a memorable experience on the water. SUPing at Carlyon Bay is a great way to explore the coastline, offering a unique perspective of the bay’s natural beauty while enjoying a full-body workout. For those seeking more excitement, jet skiing with Wavehunters delivers an exhilarating ride across the waves, combining speed and adventure. So, whether you are a beginner or an experienced enthusiast, Wavehunters’ professional team ensures a safe and enjoyable experience, making Carlyon Bay a prime destination.

SUP Paddleboarding Cornwall Adventure

Zip line and swing chair at the Eden Project

The Eden Project, known for its biomes and ecological exhibits, also offers thrilling adventure activities that add an extra layer of excitement to any visit. Among these, the zip line and swing chair stand out as must-try experiences. The SkyWire, England’s longest and fastest zip line, provides a breath-taking ride over the Eden Project, offering aerial views of the biomes and the surrounding landscape. For those who enjoy a different kind of thrill, the giant swing is an exhilarating experience, propelling participants in a huge arc above the site. Both activities are designed to complement the Eden Project’s focus on discovery, ensuring that visitors can enjoy both the educational and adrenaline-pumping aspects of this unique destination.

Eden Project Cornwall Zip Line Swing

Go-karting at St Eval

St Eval Kart Circuit, nestled in the heart of Cornwall, offers an exhilarating go-karting experience for enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. As one of the largest and most well-regarded karting tracks in the region, it features a professionally designed course that delivers both challenging twists and high-speed straights. The circuit provides a variety of karts, including options for juniors and adults, ensuring a thrilling ride for everyone. St Eval’s emphasis on safety and quality, combined with the excitement of competitive racing, makes it an ideal destination for families, groups, and individuals looking to enjoy a day of high-octane fun. Whether you are a seasoned racer or a first-time driver, it promises an unforgettable karting adventure.

St Eval Kart Circuit Cornwall Adrenaline Fuelled Holiday Adventure


Coasteering in Cornwall is an adventurous way to explore the region’s dramatic coastline, combining swimming, climbing, and cliff jumping into one exhilarating activity. This unique sport allows participants to discover hidden coves, sea caves, and rugged cliffs from a completely new perspective.

Cornish Rock Tors, based in Polzeath, provides guided coasteering sessions that cater to various skill levels, ensuring both beginners and experienced adventurers can enjoy the thrill of the Cornish coast. Their knowledgeable guides emphasise safety while leading participants through some of the most stunning and secluded parts of the shoreline.

Vertical Descents, operating out of Newquay, also offers comprehensive coasteering adventures. Known for their professional approach and high-quality equipment, they take groups on exciting routes that include heart-pounding jumps, natural water slides, and the chance to see marine wildlife up close. Both companies ensure an unforgettable experience that showcases the wild beauty of Cornwall’s coastline.

Coasteering Sea Cornwall Vertical Descents Cornish Rock Tors Newquay Polzeath

Retallack Waterpark

Retallack Waterpark at St Columb Major, is a premier destination for water sports enthusiasts and families seeking fun-filled adventures. The park offers a wide range of activities that cater to all ages and skill levels, ensuring a memorable day out for everyone. One of the main attractions is the Aqua Park, an inflatable obstacle course set on a picturesque lake, providing endless fun as participants climb, slide, and jump their way through various challenges.

For those looking to hone their surfing skills or try something new, the FlowRider surf simulator offers a controlled environment to experience the thrill of surfing regardless of the weather. Additionally, Retallack Waterpark features wakeboarding and paddleboarding opportunities, allowing visitors to enjoy the calm waters of the lake at their own pace. With professional instructors on hand, beginners can easily get started, while more experienced riders can refine their techniques.

The park’s setting in the beautiful Cornish countryside adds to its appeal, offering a scenic backdrop to the action-packed activities. Whether you’re looking to dive into high-energy water sports or enjoy a leisurely paddle, Retallack Waterpark provides a diverse range of experiences, making it a top choice for water-based fun in Cornwall.

Retallack Waterpark Cornwall Adrenaline Fuelled Inflatable Obstacle Course

Adrenalin Quarry

This one’s just on the doorstep. As their motto goes, they’ve been ‘throwing people off cliffs since 2009’, which gives you an idea of what to expect at this outdoor adventure park. From zip wires to axe throwing, you’ll be able to let off steam and flex those muscles! Not for the faint-hearted Adrenalin Quarry, Menheniot has a host of activities to satisfy the adventure junkie!

Adrenalin Quarry Cornwall Zip Wire Adventure

Camel Creek Adventure Park

Visit Camel Creek Family Adventure Park at Wadebridge, for a day of family-friendly activities. Experience some amazing rides and meet friendly animals in a setting designed for both excitement and relaxation. It’s one of the ultimate day trips for everyone.

Camel Creek Adventure Park Cornwall


The Tide Climbing Centre, situated in Wadebridge, Cornwall, has a comprehensive climbing experience for enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. As one of the premier indoor climbing facilities in the region, it features an array of climbing walls and bouldering areas, each designed to challenge and engage climbers. The centre prides itself on its state-of-the-art equipment and safety measures, ensuring a secure environment for both novices and experienced climbers. In addition to the physical benefits of climbing, Tide Climbing Centre provides a welcoming atmosphere, with skilled instructors available to offer guidance and support. Whether you’re looking to improve your climbing skills, join a group class, or simply enjoy a fun and active outing, it’s a great space for all climbing enthusiasts.

The Tide Climbing Centre Wadebridge Cornwall

Book today

These are just a few of the exciting activities plucked from the treasure trove that is Cornwall. Old Lanwarnick, with its well-appointed accommodation, serves as the perfect base to explore these opportunities. Situated in the middle of the countryside, it provides a peaceful retreat after a day of adventure. Its central location also means that Cornwall’s diverse attractions, whether it’s the coastline, historical landmarks, or activity centres, are all within easy reach.If any of the above top ten experiences in Cornwall seem like your kind of thing then book your stay at Old Lanwarnick and get ready to sample some of these adrenaline-fueled activities.



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