Even more fantastic half-term activities to do in Cornwall!

October 19th, 2016

Half-term is only next week – it felt like yesterday when the kids were starting the new school year! There are loads of great things happening in Cornwall next week too, perfect for your Cornwall short breaks.

Last month we had featured some of the family events and activities happening in the half term week, yet even more, have been announced. Take a look below at what’s on, and fill your half-term week up with lots of fun the whole family can enjoy.

Beach Art, The Lizard

It might be October, and the weather cooler, but Cornish beaches are still beautiful. At Poldhu Beach, The Lizard, you can join the Cornwall Wildlife Trust and Frugi for a morning doing beach art on 26 October. There will be a treasure hunt on the rock pools, and you can use your finds to add to the beach art.

Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro

The Royal Cornwall Museum currently has the Bloodhound Supersonic Car exhibition on, and you can join in celebrating by designing and building your own air powered rocket car. The museum has special 3D goggles so you can see around the cars cockpit and experience the excitement as it reaches 1000mph. The full-size interactive Bloodhound model car is also there to see, until 29 October.

Land’s End

At the Craft Cavern, Land’s End, don’t miss out on face painting, Halloween storytelling, art sessions and more, happening all through the half-term week. There is also a special chocolate treat for children in Halloween fancy dress.

National Maritime Museum

In addition to the Viking exhibition that is ongoing at the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, there are some special Halloween half-term activities the kids can do every day from 12pm to 3.30pm. The creepy craft activities aren’t the only thing, as there are spooky storytelling sessions at various times on Saturday 22, Sunday 23 and Tuesday 25.

Falmouth Art Gallery

Falmouth Art Gallery has a printmaking exhibition running all half-term week. The show features some of the gallery’s fabulous collection, from 16th century etchings to modern screen-prints. The family events – all free – are happening on Tuesday 25, Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27. Sessions run from 11am to 3pm.

If you aren’t looking to travel too much in during the week, there are also loads of fantastic events happening at our Valley’s cottages. Check out what’s on offer here.