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Things to do in Helston

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Theme Park
“Flambards is a great day out for the whole family. Before hitting the rides, take a walk through the Victorian Village and brave the Britain in the Blitz experience. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“They have everything, including petrol and diesel, and it’s convenient as you pass it on your way to St. Keverne.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Museum
“Sweet museum that is like going back in time - well worth a visit. Child-friendly.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Food
“The Blue Anchor is one of the oldest original Inns in Britain that continues to maintain a working brewery, producing a variety of 'Spingo Ales'. The Inn retains all of its original character and features. They also have live music on regularly (check out the events page on their website), and a 'Session Night' every Thursday from 8pm. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Helston & Falmouth - Best burgers in Cornwall. Genuine authentic Texan style burgers, hot-dogs, chicken burgers, chicken wings and vegetarian options, plain or loaded with exciting perfectly balanced toppings to suit any taste-bud.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 3 locals recommend
Cinema
“A very cute little movie theatre that's perfect for a quiet night out. It's never too busy so you'll always get a seat and there's always two films showing (sometimes these can be very hit or miss!) if there's a good film showing it's a great way to spend a rainy afternoon! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Establishment
“One2eleven Indoor Play at Flambards in Helston is a fantastic new indoor play area that is designed specifically for interactive and imaginary play for children under 11 years. The main play area includes slides, a cannon park, ball swamps, an assault course, rope walkways and a baby and tots' area. One2eleven also has a unique ‘One2eleven Street': rooms that include an animal hospital, fancy dress room, brick building play room, a kids' cafe and supermarket, as well as a mechanic auto centre all designed to feed children's imagination.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bus Station
“A small boating lake with cafe, where you can feed the ducks and hire a row boat or pedalo.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Just a short walk from the annex, serving food all day and offering an extensive range of drinks and cocktails. Well worth a visit when you don't feel like driving or heading out further afield!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Pub
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“Serves cheap quality drinks and food. I hear the breakfast is good if you are into a fry up.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Premise
“!7th -century house with a 16-century garden - one of the most important historic gardens in Europe. All outside areas are dog friendly.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Warm hosts, fab food, great interior, fantastic local art, craft and top class produce to buy as gifts. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Burger Restaurant
“Helston & Falmouth - Best burgers in Cornwall. Genuine authentic Texan style burgers, hot-dogs, chicken burgers, chicken wings and vegetarian options, plain or loaded with exciting perfectly balanced toppings to suit any taste-bud.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Just a short walk from the annex, serving food all day and offering an extensive range of drinks and cocktails. Well worth a visit when you don't feel like driving or heading out further afield!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
“There are a few Chinese take aways in Helston town but this is the one we personally choose. You also have the option to eat in if you want to.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Meal Takeaway
  • 1 local recommends

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