Helston is leading the way in top family attractions in the South West with two of the town's businesses in the running for awards.

Flambards and the Museum of Cornish Life are both finalists in the 2019 Family Favourites Awards, up against attractions from all over the region.

The awards are run by the activity website for parents, Day Out With The Kids, and more than 20,000 votes were cast last year.

Theme park Flambards is up for two awards: 'Best for thrills' and 'Best attraction event'.

The Museum of Cornish Life is shortlisted for 'Best free family day out'.

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The Museum of Cornish Life in Helston 

To win, however, they need the public's votes.

Votes can be cast by visiting awards.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/vote-2019/ before Monday, September 30, with winners being announced later this autumn.

All regional winners will then be in with a chance of being named the overall national winner for their category.

The other Cornish businesses in the running for awards are Cardinham Woods near Bodmin (free family day out), Wheal Martyn Museum and Country Park at St Austell (educational day out), Pirate Quest in Newquay (for big kids) and Lappa Valley near Newquay (for little kids).