This is a perfect central location for exploring all along the rugged north coastline and also inland to Bodmin Moor. Within the town itself there are plenty of art galleries, cafes and craft shops. The award winning Trelawney Garden Centre has a railway themed restaurant and a range of local produce and plants for sale. The John Betjeman Centre is housed within an old railway station, and there is an interesting memorabilia room dedicated to the famous poet. This centre is part of the Camel Trail, which is a fantastic 18 mile track following an old rail line alongside the River Camel. One route from Wadebridge leads to the harbour town of Padstow, or the alternative route ends in Bodmin. There are various hire companies for those wishing to explore the trail by bicycle.
The Royal Cornwall Showground just above the town hosts an annual calendar of events, rallies and shows. For the younger ones Dairyland and Crealy Adventure Park are just a short drive, and the Birds of Prey Centre is a great day out, with a children’s play area and a fishing lake.
There are lots of pretty villages to choose from locally for a walk or pub lunch, including St Kew, Chapel Amble and St Mabyn. There are golf courses at St Enodoc and St Kew highway and the St Minver Bee Centre is worth a visit if passing for a cream tea and to view the bee exhibition. Polzeath and Daymer Bay are lovely family friendly beaches, very popular in the Summer for the rock pools and surfing.