If you are lucky enough to either live in Cornwall like I do, or be heading to Cornwall for the February half term, then this blog post will hopefully be of help to you! After several people I have ‘met’ through blogging and social media, have mentioned that they will be in Cornwall next week, and asked me for good places to go, and things to do, I thought I would do a quick post this evening to help them and others out!
There is so much to do in Cornwall during half term, and indeed during the rest of the year, that i can’t list all of them here, but hopefully I have chosen a good selection for you! I have included the websites of the places, where I know what it is!
13th, 14th and 15th 10am – 4pm there is a craft fayre at Trelawney Garden Centre near Wadebridge! There should be some fab Cornish items to buy, and I am hoping to pop along to this! www.trelawney.co.uk
14th – 22nd the Eden Project has survival fun, where children can learn how to make fire and shelters, learn how to find food and water, and much more! There are also story telling sessions in the Mediterranean Biome, and a photography exhibit on ‘People of the Rainforest’. All of these are included in the entry price to Eden, but you can also pay extra for an ice skating session. www.edenproject.com
14th – 22nd Paradise Park in Hayle is having a little pirates and fairies fancy dress and quiz week. This is a family quiz trail, with a sweet treat prize on completion! Paradise Park has a fab indoor play area, penguins, and lots of other creatures and birds! My boys used to love it there when they were younger, we haven’t been for a long time, but I think we will soon. www.paradisepark.org.uk
14th – 22nd Springfields Fun Park and Pony Centre near St. Columb Major, has been closed for the winter, but will be open over the half term week. This is one of my boys’ favourite places in Cornwall to go! There is an indoor soft play area, with slides, and a café. Outside there are pony rides, trampolines, play areas, a small boating lake with boats to row around in, a huge slide, which is my sons’ favourite, horse and cart rides, a train, pedal go karts, animals, and zip wires. There may be more things I am forgetting as well! Also bear in mind that if you are here for the whole week, Springfields usually offer a free return within 7 days offer, and you will need to get your tickets validated before leaving, to be able to use this offer! www.springfieldsponycentre.co.uk
14th – 22nd Land’s End are opening ‘The Shaun the Sheep Experience’ which apparently will have a life-sized Greeble Farm, games, and lots more. Great timing, with the new Shaun the Sheep film’s release! If you are local, don’t forget to apply online for your locals pass that gives you free parking, and I think a discount off the attraction entry price! We love ours, and used the free parking for watching the brilliant Land’s End fireworks last Summer. www.landsend-landmark.co.uk
14th – 22nd the fab Crealy Adventure Park near Wadebridge is open over half term, and they have a new ‘Meerkat Magic’ attraction, which I will be interested in seeing at some point this year! We had Summer passes last year for Crealy, and we spent a lot of time there! Crealy has a small rollercoaster, animals, including the cutest pigs, lots of rides, log flume, adventure trails, slides, play equipment, lots of places to eat and much more including the all important inside play areas for the wetter days! It’s not especially cheap to get in, but well worth the price in my opinion. www.crealy.co.uk/Cornwall
16th – 20th Pendennis Castle in Falmouth has a Pirate and Smugglers event running. If you check out www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/pendennis-castle there is a run down of the daily activities! This does include crafts, and Pendennis is a beautiful place anyway, so will be enjoyable for the adults as well!
Not everything that you can do in Cornwall costs money! There are lovely beaches, amazing coast paths to walk, like those around Carnewas and Wheal Coates, fab places such as Tehidy Country Park (click here for more information on Tehidy), there are great local parks, lots of pretty harbour villages such as Padstow and Mousehole to stroll around, clay trail walks, the camel trail to walk, and lots of lovely woodland (Luxulyan, Cardinham, Pentewan to name a few) to explore!
If you are at a loose end over half term, and feel like ‘giving something back’ and looking after Cornwall, then you could either google search for Cornwall beach cleans, and join in with the many local groups who take part in group clean ups, or grab a bag each, and have a competition to see who can pick up the most litter from a Cornish beach or beauty spot. You’ll get some exercise, fresh air, and the warm feeling of doing something good!**To comment on this blog you do not need to leave your name, email address or website if you don't wish to. Any information entered will remain private and will not be shared with anyone other than the site owner.