6 rainy activities for you and the family to do in Cornwall

February 09th, 2016

We think Cornwall is great whatever the weather; come rain or shine there is always something to do and see in the county from wrapping up and walking the moors to slipping into a wet-suit and getting among the Atlantic waves.

On a sunny day it’s easy to decide what to do, with over 400 beaches, footpaths and exquisite countryside to explore, being outside is the obvious choice.

But what do you do when the weather takes a turn for the worst? Here are our 6 activity recommendations for when the weather is wild, all close to The Valleys luxurious Cornish holiday cottages, making it fuss free to come and enjoy Cornwall no matter the weather!

Cornwall has many stately homes, estates and castles scattered throughout its landscape. Visit National Trust properties such as Lanhydrock House, Tintagel Castle or Cothele and explore the history and legends that make Cornwall the magical place it is.

When it’s already raining why not pull on a wetsuit and jump in the sea and learn how to surf, kitesurf, hand plane or SUP with one of the many surf schools in Cornwall. Our favourite beaches have to be Watergate Bay, Towan Beach and Porthtowan.

Wrap up warm and dry and visit some of Cornwall’s small fishing villages such as Mousehole, Mevagissey and Kynance. Get lost in the tiny streets and sample some delicious local produce such as Pasty’s and cream teas.

Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium. Meet sea cucumbers and spider crabs, watch the giant octopus at feeding time and see baby turtles. As well as informative talks about some of the sea creatures, the highlight is the underwater tunnel, where you can come face to face with stingrays, reef sharks and all sorts of colourful fish.

Cardinham is a beautiful mixed woodland, popular with local dog walkers, cyclists, and horse riders. Pull on your wellies and waterproof jacket and follow the way-marked trails that will take you deep into the woods to discover stunning viewpoints and an intriguing history, delicious local produce at Woods Cafe will help you refuel after your adventure.

Our final suggestion is picking up a good book, delicious local food, your favourite DVD’s and your comfiest lounge wear and take advantage of one of our gorgeous Cornish holiday cottages. Turn the mobile off and settle down for a cosie day of luxury with The Valley surrounded by your loved ones.




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Photo by: Neil Theasby