February Half-Term Activities in Cornwall

January 12th, 2023

February half term is the perfect time for families to discover the mystery and adventure of Cornwall. With plenty of activities to undertake all over the county, staying at one of our child-friendly holiday cottages is ideal for families looking for a fantastic place to stay.

All of the best attractions in Cornwall are open throughout the February half-term and offer various activities for children and adults to experience throughout their stay in Cornwall! 

We have listed some of the most exciting activities to do in Cornwall for the February half-term below:

Cornish coastline

Nature Loving Activities

When: Monday 13th February 2023 – Friday 17th February 2023 

Time: 11 am – 3 pm 

Location: Wheal Martyn, St Austell 

Price: Activities start at £1

If your child loves nature, take them to the learning centre in St Austell for astounding nature activities! Bring your favourite animal to life with clay-making and model painting. You and your child can build and decorate your own bug house to take home!

If you can’t get enough of your favourite animals,there are plenty of animal sanctuaries to visit in Cornwall that provide a wide range of animals to see and learn about during the February half term. 

Various fish in an aquarium

National Maritime Museum Presents ‘Science of The Sea’

When: Monday 13th February – Friday 17th February 2023 

Time: 11 am, 12 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm 

Location: National Maritime Museum, Falmouth 

Price: The science of the sea activities is free as a part of the annual admission fee. 

The National Maritime Museum is one of the best museums in Falmouth. Science of the Sea is a spectacular event that is not to miss! You and your child will be encapsulated by the nature of atoms and molecules and how they can become solids, liquids and gas. You will be transported to other worlds and discover the fascination of sea, fire and ice. 

These fantastic shows, presented by the maritime museum in partnership with Bristol Explorer Dome, are full of audience interactions, freezing fog, fire and explosive bangs!

Paint brushes in a glass pot

Tate Collective Producer Sessions

When: Tuesday 14th February 2023 

Time: 11 am – 4 pm (Sessions are suited for 15-25-year-olds)

Location: Tate, St Ives 

Price: Free 

If you desire to be creative, collaborative and experimental, then the sessions at the Tate, St Ives is one of the best ways to explore culture and arts in Cornwall. In this session, teenagers and young adults work in groups using diverse materials to generate creative ideas for the U Studio Festival.

You do not need to have any previous experience, just a keen excitement to be stuck in and get creative.

The sphinx in Egypt

Forbidden Artefacts For Children! The Museum on Wheels

When: Friday 17th February 2023 

Time: 2 pm for ages 5 – 7 

3:30 pm for ages 8 – 12 

Location: The Poly, Falmouth

Price: £6 

Get up close and personal with various forbidden objects with these fascinating workshops! A real-life explorer, Charlotte shares her favourite artefacts from across the globe and her expeditions in Egypt and Central America.   

If you can’t get enough of the past, look at our blog of ancient sites to visit Cornwall for more historical adventures.

Three people at a festival

Bude Feb Fest

When: Saturday 19th February – Saturday 26th February 2023 

Time: 3 pm – 7 pm 

Location: Various locations, Bude 

Price: Free for families to attend 

You and your family can fully immerse yourself in thirty diverse workshops and activities during the week of Bude Fest! This week is jam-packed with historical tours, family theatre shows at Minack theatre, live music and comedy.

Penzance Beach

The Best Beaches to Visit During February Half-Term in Cornwall

Various areas provide outstanding workshops and some of the best family beaches in Cornwall to dip your toes in the sand and explore and swim in the sea. We highly recommend visiting the coast to see Cornwall’s sensational sea views. 

Here are some of the best family beaches to explore during the February half-term: 

  • Gyllyngvase Beach 
  • Perranporth 
  • Porthcurno 
  • Newquay Beaches
  • Swanpool 
  • Gwithian Beach

At The Valley, you will find accommodation suitable for all the family this February half-term, including dog-friendly cottages with an option of a tranquil hot tub.

Book your next family holiday in Cornwall today to discover how adventurous this amazing place can be!