Attractions & all weather activities in Bude

A range of activity centres and attractions in and around Bude cater for all kinds of tastes, whether you fancy a paddle or a game of crazy golf. The following options also make for some handy choices for those days when the sun won’t cooperate, with some of the best year round, rainy day activities in Cornwall.

Budehaven Community Leisure Centre, Bude (EX23 8AW) 01288 353714 Comprehensive leisure centre with varied programme (mostly out of school hours). School holiday programmes typically run on Tues, Weds and Thurs weekly and activities include football, tennis, athletics, racket sports, climbing, dance, trampolining, gymnastics, art and crafts. More details by download at

Budehaven Recreation Ground, Bude (EX23 8LG) 01288 352515 Offers a mixture of outdoor and indoor activities including tennis, table tennis, squash, racketball, crazy golf, putting and bowls, all at affordable prices (typically starting at £2-£4 for a short session)

The Splash Leisure Centre, Bude (EX23 8AR) 01288 356191 Tropical warmth all year round. Swimming pool includes wave machine and flume. No website.

Harlequinns Lesiure, Bude (EX23 8AR) 01288 355366 has ten lanes of ten-pin bowling and glo-bowling, plus a huge indoor children’s play zone with six levels and many fun obstacles. Open all year, pay once stay all day. Snack bar and licensed bar. An ideal family day out. See:

Rebel Cinema, Poundstock, nr. Bude (EX23 0DT) 01288 361442 A traditional cinema with modern comforts including air conditioning, snug seats and digital surround sound. Catch the latest movies in style, just five miles south of Bude on the A39. For listings and ticket prices see:

Do also see our explorers and culture and history sections for further places to visit in Cornwall and recommended family days out.

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