What’s on in May half-term?

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Cornwall has plenty of family activities on offer this May, including lots of half-term specials. Make the most of the Cornish spring weather by getting out and about the county.

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Our Kids’ Zone has plenty of fun, supervised sessions on offer this May half-term. Play outside in our new outdoor play space or kids can get crafty with arty activities throughout the day. And as always, we have lots of games to play and new friends to make.

Kids Zone supervised sessions
For 3-7 years and 7-12 years every morning from 10am and evening from 6.30pm to 10pm – Saturday 26 May to Sunday 3 June.

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Surfing is the most popular wave riding sport on the planet and we have one of the finest surfing beaches in the country right on our doorstep. If you are a guest of the hotel during May half-term, learn to surf with the Extreme Academy. Every child receives one free lesson.

Lanhydrock Cycle Trails

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

The National Maritime Museum is certainly worth a visit. Featuring 15 exciting galleries unlike any other in the country.

Re-live what it was like to be on board during the golden age of cruise ships! You’ll be welcomed aboard the S.S. Chitteranjan, one of the finest passenger ships bound for the Mediterranean and the Far East by Bunty Pforbes, your Social Hostess for the entire trip. Bunty will lead visitors through plenty of games and entertainment. Come and try your hand at ‘Simon Says’ on deck and hear how to be initiated into ‘Neptune’s Crew’ as you cross the equator. No sitting around  with Bunty at the helm, it’s fun, fun, fun all the way! Let’s just hope the weather’s topping too! There will also be more Deck Games for all the family and craft making too plus the Treasure Island Play Zone, the Titanic Exhibition and all the usual family favourites such as the boat pool, survival zone and Tidal Zone..

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The Eden Project

The launch of Invisible Worlds at Eden will reveal the world beyond your senses – too big, too small, too fast, too slow, too far away in space and time… featuring an awe-inspiring artwork of one of the world’s smallest organisms that around 3 billion years ago started to produce oxygen and change the face of the Earth forever. A series of spectacular interactive digital exhibits, an interactive exhibit telling the story of the microbes that form, feed and protect us all, get physical in this fun and fascinating play area for the young and young at heart.

As well as Invisible worlds, take part in other special launch week events such as Ministry of Science, Serendipity, The Tardigrade Travelling Circus, The Lab, a craft corner and watch special performances throughout the week.

Eden Project

Pendennis Castle

Experience an all-action contest as four teams of knights battle it out for victory. Armed only with clubs and shields, strength and skill, the knights will meet head-on in an adrenaline-fueled combat that’s not to be missed. Along with plenty of other fun activities throughout May half-term, you can explore the castle and learn all about it’s history.

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The National Trust

With over 50 locations around Cornwall, The National Trust have plenty on offer over May half-term. Try a nature nature trail or a beach walk, along with lots of other activities like following the snowdrop trails through Trelissick garden or learn about the history of Trerice, along with much more to discover at other locations.

For more information on May half-term, visit our families page.

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