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Whether it is a sunny or rainy day - Truro is a great day out for your family!

Children's Activites in Truro

There are so many great things to do in Truro during this summer 2017 and to ensure you get the best out of your visit, the trick is to plan ahead. Here is a snapshot of what we think children of all ages will love about our great little city.

The Royal Cornwall Museum, Hall For Cornwall, and Truro Cathedral  are definitely worth having a visit, click on the links to view their holiday/half term and weekly programmes. 


If you are keen to experience something new this summer, why not try children's yoga at Breathe fitness studio, head to the movies at The Plaza Cinema, enrich their creativity with Manga Workshops at Waterstones or take a tour of Truro.


The Royal Cornwall Museum
The museum offers children stimulating and fun events. They hold regular workshops linked to their exhibitions, bringing the museum to 'life'.  Entrance to the museum is free for children.   Family backpacks and free family trails are available with a FREE badge all summer.

Hall for Cornwall
It is worth checking what performances are on at the Hall for Cornwall, as there are some brilliant theatre productions, dance and science fun.

Little Waves, term time story telling sessions on Tuesdays, free story reading that lasts half an hour for children under 5's at 10.30am.  No need to book ...it offers you the chance for a breather!

The Play's the Thing - Read through scripts from upcoming shows. Read, participate, discuss or enjoy. Aimed to energise & excite your love for theatre. Tickets £3, include refreshments.

Cuddly Teddy Creations Teddy Factory
- based in Pydar Mews, where your child can choose and make their cuddly creation.


Truro Cathedral
A special place to sit quietly, rest and perhaps listen to a choir or organ rehearsal. Take a moment, light a candle and reflect. Children marvel at the size, silence and the beautiful sound of a choir - if even for 10 minutes.  There is often Messy Table Fun craft activities run throughout the week during the holidays and it is fun to sign a slate with your own design!

Truro Community Library
Baby Bounce and Rhyme - Coffee morning on the last Wednesday of the month, 10am-11am.
Children's after-school club. Stories, art and craft on Tuesdays, 3.45pm-4.45pm (term-time). Suitable for ages 5+. Call 07973 623242 for more information
Storytime sessions (throughout the year) for under-fives and their carers. Mondays 2pm-2.30pm and Wednesdays 10am-10.30am
Truro Community Library Garden - great place for a picnic and space for your toddler to use up a little energy.

Truro Arts Company
Run amazing art workshops for children varying in ages, mainly for five year old's plus and it is worth having a look to see what they have on and giving them a call. There are regular art clubs to suit the children's age groups.
Messy Little Ones - Every Friday morning 9.45am-10.45am £5

Jason Thomas Performing Arts
Is an amazing dance studio (ballet, tap, modern & hip hop) that offers classes from nursery to vocational students.

Where to shop for Childrens clothes in Truro

We are spoilt for choice here in Truro, with a mix of high street and indepedents such as Debenhams, Marks & Spencers, TK Maxx, Mothercare, Sports Direct, Fat Face, Joules to JoJo Maman BébéWhite Stuff has a dedicated colouring in table, where children can sit down, whilst carers browse.

The same goes for children's shoes, such as Schuh, Clarks, Jones, Deichmann, tReds and Shoe Zone.

In addition to this, we have two school uniform shops Trevails and Keywear. There are two fabulous fancy dress shops Clowning Around and Limelite - with quality children's fancy dress outfits.

Outdoor clothing we have stores such as Hawkshead, Cotswold Outdoors, and Mountain Warehouse.

With regards to music and your child learning to play City Music and Modern Music have a great range of instruments and informative service from ukulele to the best electric guitars. 

For bicycles and scooters we have one independent shop, Clive Mitchell Cycles  that offers great service and quality products.  We also have a Halfords and an Argos.


Malletts Home Hardware has an incredible toy selection, whilst Mothercare towards the back is home to many Early Learning Centre toys.  Hawkin's Bazaar is also a fun toy store.  As well as The Entertainer - full of amazing toys!


Waterstone's has a wonderful children's book area, bursting with imaginative themed decoration.


Eating out in Truro with Children

There are great places to eat with children in Truro!  Truro's restaurants and cafes are friendly and welcoming.

If you have a pram or a buggy, you will need to navigate your way over the cobbles and be mindful of eating food on Lemon Quay with the seagulls present.  Truro Community Library has a garden and is a great place to bring your picnic and let your toddler run around. 

Restaurants and Cafes, such as Zafiros, Truro Lounge (colouring in), Sam's in the City(also colouring in), Vanilla, Kazbah, The Hub Box, Fodders, Xen Noodle Bar (noodles a firm favourite and chop sticks are great fun), Ask (children's pasta is delicious), InnerTide and Vertigo, you will be able to wheel your way in with ease.

Some of the smaller independents such as Grounded, Fig Cafe and 108 Coffee House have space for a buggy or you can make a plan by folding it out of the way. 

B Juicy (a weekly 'Mums and Tots' session) and Compton Castle (9-11am daily Mother & Baby session) has plenty of space and a toy corner, whilst Truro Arts Cafe has pencils/pens and paper for children to draw with.  Archie Browns has a healthy children's menu, with a small selection of toys and the all essential colouring in.  The Cornish Food Box cafe offers a fabulous space for children to play.


Lemon Street Market and the Pannier Market are great large indoor areas to wonder - especially if you wish to stay dry!

No trip to Truro would be complete without an ice cream and we are spoilt for choice.  To mention a few we have, Angelato's (coming back this summer 2017), Scoops, Thorntons, Waffle House and Halzephron.

This is just a selection of the eateries on Truro, for the full directory click here.

Where to eat & drink?

Truro Swamp Circus

The NCP have 4 parent/child parking bays at Highcross, Truro on level 5. You can also pay with your debit card on exit!

Parks and green spaces close by. Boscawen Park is fabulous!

Alternative medicine from Hendra Health Store on Lower Lemon Street and Archie Browns on Kenwyn Street.

Alternative medicine from Hendra Health Store on Lower Lemon Street and Archie Browns on Kenwyn Street.

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