Half price standard entry for locals - find out more

Take Your Kids to Jail in Cornwall

If you’re after something to do with the kids in Cornwall, take them to jail - Bodmin Jail!

Our standard Jail Entry experience is suitable for kids from 8+ (parental discretion). Please see our family information page to help you decide.

Child Tickets for Bodmin Jail are £12.50, and for Babies and infants up to 4 years old, entry is free.

Bring the kids to Bodmin Jail!

Why Bodmin Jail?

Do your kids have a passion for history?  Engage them with the past at Bodmin Jail, the home of immersive heritage.  Following an £8.5 million investment, we can transport your family to the Georgian and Victorian eras, show-casing the fascinating changes to true crime and punishment over a 250 years.

Its all about the kids

With family standard entry tickets on offer, you can explore the prison and its past at your own pace. Or you can join one of our amazing Heritage Guides on the Junior Jailers Tour.  Running every Saturday at 10.30, this 1.5 hour tour is designed with kids in mind, presenting our world-class history in a cool and engaging way.

Our Heritage Guides have won the VisitEngland ‘Best Told Story’ award and are winners in Cornwall Tourism Awards.  See what some of our guests think:

“We loved it. Very informative for the kids but also good humour for the adults. Tour guides were excellent!!!!” - Flyer472034

“Great place, we took our daughter and went on the Junior jailers tour. Our daughter enjoyed it a lot and so did we.” - Kev W

“We did the junior jailer tour this morning and it was excellent, I would highly recommend for children. Very interactive and the tour guide was very involving which the kids enjoyed.” - Gemma 

Find out more about out Junior Jailers Tour here

Feed their imaginations and then feed their hunger in our Courtyard Restaurant.