Things to do

There are plenty of things to do near Bucklawren! We’re the perfect base – whether you’re looking for a big old adventure, or simply a relaxing meander along the stunning Cornish coast – there’s something for everyone, just a short distance away.

The Monkey Sanctuary

Walking Distance

The Monkey Sanctuary is situated in beautiful woodlands overlooking Looe Bay. It’s been a safe haven for monkeys since 1964. Caring for a range of different species of rescues, they give visitors an insight to a working sanctuary and a chance to see some of its amazing residents. A wonderful day trip for all the family. 


Looe Golf Course

1.5 miles

Designed by six times open champion, Harry Vardon, Looe Golf Club is set in an area of breath-taking beauty. The panoramic views from the course are just stunning – from the peaks of Dartmoor in the East to Looe Island and the Channel in the South. All that glorious coast and country to soak up at a friendly club.


Porfell Wildlife Park

20 minutes

There’s always a warm welcome at Porfell Wildlife Park – Cornwall’s biggest exotic animal sanctuary, located only a few miles from Looe. A very special place providing a safe haven for neglected, unwanted and injured animals. You can relax, have fun and learn a little too.


Carnglaze Slate Caverns

20 minutes

If you’re looking for a popular, all weather tourist attraction – Carnglaze Slate Caverns is just the ticket! Set amongst 8 acres of ancient oak woodland on the southern edge of Bodmin Moor, you can explore the cavern depths, enjoy woodland walks and visit the gift shop selling unique hand-crafted items.


Mount Edgcumbe

35 minutes

Make memories at Mount Edgcumbe, Britain’s historic park by the sea. Take a stroll around the house and grounds or get adventurous along the coastline or forest trails. Need a little pause? Indulge in some gift shopping, then take a break at the Orangery or Stables Café. Lots to see and do and most definitely one for the list!


National Marine Aquarium

40 minutes

Visit the UK’s largest aquarium attraction and be amazed by the fascinating underwater world! Home to over 4,000 ocean animals, with wildlife from all corners of the globe. You can also enjoy a range of exciting and immersive ocean-themed events, every single month. There’s a huge amount to see and you can eat, shop and play too!


The Eden Project

45 minutes

For an extraordinary day out, this beautiful rainforest biome is one of Cornwall’s must-see attractions. Trek through the global garden, explore one of the world’s largest indoor rainforests and immerse yourself in the calm. Rest, play and eat! A day that will never disappoint – you’ll rediscover the natural world as you’ve never experienced it before. 


Lost Gardens of Heligan

55 minutes

Cornwall’s hidden gem – explore and get lost in 200 acres of garden history! The Lost Gardens of Heligan remains one of the most loved and romantic gardens in the UK. From a huge kitchen garden to a vast ancient woodland and the UK’s ONLY outdoor jungle. Enjoyed by gardeners, wildlife lovers and hikers – it’s a day of tranquillity just waiting for you to experience.