Winter is on its way, it’s more than likely that the rain will make an appearance in Newquay. To avoid a downpour dampening your day, try out some of these activities…

The Perfect Storm – Storm watching at The Headland

Brave the super-storms of autumn and winter and seek sanctuary in one of Newquay’s most iconic and historic hotels. The Headland Hotel, perched on a cliff above the Atlantic, offers the perfect hideaway to storm watch out to sea. If you time it right, you can even spot the Cribbar making an appearance. Hot chocolates by the fire are a must while the whipping winds and wild winter waves rage outside. Keep up-to-date on storm watching days and breaks by calling 01637 872211 or visit the website

Be bowled over – Family bowling at California Bowl

Unleash your competitive side and spend quality time with the family at California Bowl. This American-inspired Bowling Alley, based at the Hotel California is a great venue to hit the lanes and test out your bowling skills. California Bowl features a glow in the dark alley, retro jukebox, and food from the grill. For more information or to book a game, call 01637 879292 or go online to

Not just a summer sport – Indoor Tennis at Heron Tennis Centre

Inspired by the exciting events this summer at Wimbledon, the Davis Cup and the Olympics this year? Heron Tennis Centre proves that tennis isn’t just a summer sport. Their fantastic indoor facilities are available for hire to members and the general public throughout the winter, and the centre also offers coaching to polish technique. For more information on indoor tennis, go to

All under one roof – Waterworld

Escape the water outside and plunge into one of Waterworld’s two pools. The leisure centre is perfect for children seeking a bit of entertainment, as well as adults wanting to get fit. The Tropical Fun Pool features two flumes and water cannon, while the 25 metre pool is perfect for swimming lengths in one of the six lanes. Or for those more at home on dry land, there’s a fully equipped gym, along with fitness studio with an extensive fitness class schedule on offer. For more information on Waterworld’s facilities, memberships and opening times go to

Feeling fishy – Blue Reef Aquarium

Explore the creatures of the deep, at Blue Reef Aquarium on Towan Beach promenade. With over 40 naturally themed habitats, that will take you on a exciting journey of discovery from Cornish waters to exotic seas. Come face to face with freshwater turtles, jellyfish and meet amazing pufferfish. Go further into the deep with a walk through the underwater tunnel of the Ocean Tank, and see incredible turtles, reef sharks and shoals of fabulously colourful fish. For more information see their website

Catch a movie – Lighthouse Cinema

Based in the town centre, Lighthouse Cinema in Newquay boasts four screens, two of which are 3D. With your favourite movie snacks and drinks available, plus a small licensed bar, it’s the perfect place to hide catch the latest blockbuster and hide from the rainy weather. Family tickets and concessions available. Check the website to see what’s on!