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Swimming

Visit Bude's beautiful beaches for a fantastic family day out. You can relax and soak up the sun, try your hand at surfing or perhaps enjoy a spot of sea swimming. If you would rather stick to a pool, you can visit the fantastic Summerleaze outdoor swimming pool which is free to use, or for those of you who like a warmer approach, try Bude’s Splashpool. It has lots of exciting features such as a wave machine and flume.

Rowing

Here in Bude we are blessed with a wonderful canal in the centre of town, which is best appreciated by boat. At Lower Wharf you can hire your own boat or pedalo and row down the length of the canal at your leisure, whilst enjoying the beautiful surrounding scenery. They're perfect for family days out during your holiday, and also if it's just the two of you. You could even take some champagne and strawberries along to enjoy!

Cycling

There are plenty of places within the surrounding area which offer bike hire, including Bude Bike Hire and Bridge Bike Hire Wadebridge. A popular cycle path is The Camel Trail which is a 5 mile, flat route from Wadebridge to Padstow. For a longer ride you can start in Padstow and cycle to Bodmin and back or head to The Tarka Trail where there is over 30 miles available to cyclists over the old railways of North Devon.

Helicopter Rides

A really thrilling activity to enjoy on your holiday is a helicopter trip from Bideford to Lundy Island. Take your chance to see more of beautiful Cornwall from somewhere most others won't get the chance, the sky! The island is a peaceful and unspoilt place which is never crowded, even in the height of summer. You can take in the tremendous views of sea and mainland. A truly unforgettable experience.

Horse-riding

Fancy horse-riding during your stay? Broomhill Manor Stables is a fun and friendly riding stables on the outskirts of Bude. Visitors of all ages and abilities are welcome to go along and have a go. Trained instructors can provide one-to-one lessons or take you on a group ride. For the more experienced rider, you may book a two hour cliff ride which is available by prior arrangement.

Find Places

Going to the Extreme

If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush during your holiday and a way to really push yourself to the limit, then head to Shoreline Activities or Outdoor Adventure! Both centres offer plenty of fun and challenging activities such as coasteering, kayaking, canoeing, abseiling and rock climbing. They both operate to the highest of standards and can cater for groups or individuals.

Fishing

The keen fisherman will be spoilt for choice whilst staying in Bude. There are three lakes in the surrounding area which offer coarse fishing; Lower Lynstone, Lower Tamar and Whalesborough. Fly fishing is available at Roadford Lake and to enquire about Sea Fishing, head to Bude Tourist Information Centre who will be able to advise you.

Ten Pin Bowling & Playzone

The Venue in Bude is a great place to head with the kids when the Cornish weather isn’t on your side. As a family you can try your hand at bowling or head to the four story soft playzone which is suitable for all ages, even adults! There's also a fully licensed bar, a place for snacks to refuel and a huge selection of amusement machines to keep you entertained for hours.

Swimming
Take a dip

Visit Bude’s beautiful beaches for a fantastic family day out. You can relax and soak up the sun, try your hand at surfing or perhaps enjoy a spot of sea swimming. If you would rather stick to a pool, you can visit the fantastic Summerleaze outdoor swimming pool which is free to use, or for those of you who like a warmer approach, try Bude’s Splashpool. It has lots of exciting features such as a wave machine and flume.

Rowing
Hire your own boat

Here in Bude we are blessed with a wonderful canal in the centre of town, which is best appreciated by boat. At Lower Wharf you can hire your own boat or pedalo and row down the length of the canal at your leisure, whilst enjoying the beautiful surrounding scenery. They’re perfect for family days out during your holiday, and also if it’s just the two of you. You could even take some champagne and strawberries along to enjoy!

Cycling
Travel by bike

There are plenty of places within the surrounding area which offer bike hire, including Bude Bike Hire and Bridge Bike Hire Wadebridge. A popular cycle path is The Camel Trail which is a 5 mile, flat route from Wadebridge to Padstow. For a longer ride you can start in Padstow and cycle to Bodmin and back or head to The Tarka Trail where there is over 30 miles available to cyclists over the old railways of North Devon.

Helicopter Rides
Sea Cornwall from the sky

A really thrilling activity to enjoy on your holiday is a helicopter trip from Bideford to Lundy Island. Take your chance to see more of beautiful Cornwall from somewhere most others won’t get the chance, the sky! The island is a peaceful and unspoilt place which is never crowded, even in the height of summer. You can take in the tremendous views of sea and mainland. A truly unforgettable experience.

Horse-riding
For all abilities

Fancy horse-riding during your stay? Broomhill Manor Stables is a fun and friendly riding stables on the outskirts of Bude. Visitors of all ages and abilities are welcome to go along and have a go. Trained instructors can provide one-to-one lessons or take you on a group ride. For the more experienced rider, you may book a two hour cliff ride which is available by prior arrangement.

Going to the Extreme
Enjoy outdoor activities

If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush during your holiday and a way to really push yourself to the limit, then head to Shoreline Activities or Outdoor Adventure! Both centres offer plenty of fun and challenging activities such as coasteering, kayaking, canoeing, abseiling and rock climbing. They both operate to the highest of standards and can cater for groups or individuals.

Fishing
Catch of the day

The keen fisherman will be spoilt for choice whilst staying in Bude. There are three lakes in the surrounding area which offer coarse fishing; Lower Lynstone, Lower Tamar and Whalesborough. Fly fishing is available at Roadford Lake and to enquire about Sea Fishing, head to Bude Tourist Information Centre who will be able to advise you.

Ten Pin Bowling & Playzone
Great with the kids

The Venue in Bude is a great place to head with the kids when the Cornish weather isn’t on your side. As a family you can try your hand at bowling or head to the four story soft playzone which is suitable for all ages, even adults! There’s also a fully licensed bar, a place for snacks to refuel and a huge selection of amusement machines to keep you entertained for hours.


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