Cornwall has plenty of family activities on offer this February, including lots of half-term specials. It may be a little chilly outside but wrap up warm and you can get out and enjoy what our county has to offer.
This is a guide for the young, and the young at heart.
Kids Zone supervised sessions
For 3-7 years and 7-12 years every morning from 10am and evening from 6.30pm – Saturday 10 to Sunday 25 February.
Extreme Academy surf lessons
If you are a guest of the hotel during half term learn to surf with the Extreme Academy. Every child receives one free lesson.
Lanhydrock is known for the late Victorian National Trust House and estate that once belonged to the Agar-Robartes family through the 18th Century. With ancient woodlands, winding rivers and well-kept gardens, Lanhydrock is a great day out. The trails are cycle specific and designed to be ridden in one direction; however, walkers can enjoy the green track just as much, especially if your little cyclist isn’t that proficient yet. There are off road cycle trails and special routes for families and novice riders.
Lanhydrock have a full range of bikes for hire for all heights and abilities. Child seat mounts are also available and they offer free helmets as standard.
The National Maritime Museum is certainly worth a visit. Featuring 15 exciting galleries unlike any other in the country.
This February half term, discover the wonderful world of chemistry through the everyday life of water. Explorer Dome’s show is a live, expert-led science show with entertaining demonstrations, audience interaction and volunteers will be required! Giving people of all ages a hands-on experience of science and a chance to meet researchers from the nearby Penryn Campus. As well as hearing short talks, visitors become scientists themselves by taking part in a range of activities and demonstrations.
Take part in an archaeological dig, using brushes and tools to uncover ancient artifacts, or head for the fire pit in the Orchard and learn the survival skills that you would need to survive the Stone Age. Discover the latest film from the creators of Wallace and Gromit – Early Man, including behind the scenes fun and activities.
Visit Pendennis Castle during half term to step back in time and see if you have what it takes to become a WWI Soldier. Learn about the vital part that Pendennis Castle played in the first World War as the command centre of coast artillery defences for West Cornwall.
Get up close with animals from across the world at Newquay Zoo. “Nearby Nature” launches this February half term and it’s not to be missed. Including creepy encounters outside the tropical house, watch the animals go wild for tasty treats, or get to know your favourite animals better with talks from the keepers.
With over 50 locations around Cornwall, The National Trust have plenty on offer over half term. There will be seed planting and welly walking, along with lots of other activities such as nature trails and learning survival skills at certain locations.