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With February half term on the way, we take a look at some of the exciting activities that are taking place near our child-friendly cottages in Cornwall!
15th – 23rd February 2020
This sweet activity at The Lost Gardens of Heligan will help you reconnect with the beautiful natural world this half term. Follow sensory trails throughout the garden, discover the importance of biodiversity and spot any wild creatures living amongst the garden on your visit.
To encourage wildlife in your own garden, you can make a special bird treat during your time at Heligan, which can be hung up in an outdoor space, as well as a wildflower seed bomb, which can be planted and will come to life in full bloom during the summer!
There are other making activities to try as part of the Love Nature event, with the chance to make natural impression patterns to take with you using clay and foliage from the Heligan gardens.
You’ll also feel inspired to get creative when you visit the Hide and take in all the wonderful photography from students at Falmouth University as they unveil their marvellous ‘Natural History PhotographyExhibition’, with images inspired by the gorgeous gardens. By the end of the day, you will certainly ‘Love Nature’!
15th – 23rd February 2020
This half-term at the Eden Project is all about colour. Get creative working alongside an artist to help create a giant, multi-coloured art installation, as well as making a range of creative crafts to take home with you.
Discover how you can make art out of anything, and in The Lab, learn more about the science of colour. As you explore the Eden Project, follow the Living Colour trail to experience some of the boldest and brightest colours in nature!
17th – 21st February 2020
Enjoy a historical half-term with a trip to Pendennis Castle, where you can learn all about life in a real castle. There are plenty of activities for you to take part in at Pendennis, including learning to sword fight, playing Monkopoly, a historical take on Monopoly, and also enjoying storytelling sessions. Once you’ve been taught the ways of life in the Castle, let your imagination run free as you explore the Castle’s keep.
15th February – 1st March 2020
Paradise Park is already a great day out for the family, with plenty of animals to spot and the exciting JungleBarn indoor play area awaiting for active adventures. Things are getting even more exciting at the Park this February half-term, though, as a super quiz is underway!
Dress up as your favourite superhero and find out the answers to this quiz about the super animals and birds who make their home at Paradise Park. Discover who has the strongest beak or which creature can juggle, and you’ll be learning more about the fascinating inhabitants of the park while having great fun!
The Park offers many other daily activities to see and get involved in, including ‘Carrot Time’ in the Fun Farm at 11am, a Flying Macaws show at 2pm, as well as penguin feeding at 11am and 3pm.
15th – 23rd February 2020, 10am – 4pm
As the delightful spring flowers start to peek out of the winter garden, introducing a splash of colour back to the lawns of Trelissick, children are invited to search for signs of Spring on this enchanting trail.
As you enter the gorgeous gardens over half-term, make sure to pick up a trail sheet to help you discover and identify all of the emerging blooms! This event is free with admission to the garden.
17th, 18th, 19th February 2020, 11am – 2pm
Kids can enjoy some arts and crafts fun at the Cathedral this half term, with a range of free activities available. On Monday 17th, create a Kindness Rainbow for the ‘Random Act of Kindness Day’, on Tuesday 18th it is all about creating sailboat models, and on Wednesday 19th, make a decoupage photo frame! As well as these crafting events, there will also be a fun spotter trail available to be completed around the Cathedral.
until 23rd February 2020
Your last chance to go ice skating in Cornwall this winter, with the Eden Project offering their ice sessions until 23rd February 2020. Skate sessions for the public last for 40 minutes, and if you need a helping hand, there are adorable penguin skating aids available! Play sessions for families are also available for those less confident with skating. In addition to Eden entrance, skating costs £7 per adult and £6 per child for general skating.
So, which of these exciting events will you be heading too? If you’re worried that it will be rainy on your holiday to Cornwall, then check out some of our favourite rainy weather activities in Cornwall!