The Best Family-Friendly Days out this Winter in Cornwall

November 27th, 2018

It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of Christmas; busy streets lined with late-night shoppers and fairy lights illuminating the front of houses. However, as much as you may love the Christmas period, sometimes it is nice to have a break with your family away from all the festivities.


Although it may not be the first location that springs to mind at this time of the year, Cornwall is the perfect destination for a winter holiday with your family. Visiting the county off-season can award you with a host of perks, from quieter activities to better availability for your accommodation, whether that be a hotel or selecting from our range of child friendly cottages. Cornwall this time of the year has a range of things for all you all to enjoy, for adults to children alike. Check out our guide on what to do over the coming months and see if it’s the place for you this winter!


The National Maritime Museum

Nowhere in Cornwall is further than 17 miles from the sea, and what better way to celebrate the wonders of the ocean than visiting the National Maritime Museum. Head on down to Discovery Quay for a wonderful day out for all the family. Since its opening in 2003, the independent museum fused the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, and the former Cornwall Maritime museum together to celebrate the outstanding influence of the sea.


The perfect place to spend a rainy day, explore the five floors of interactive exhibitions. Until 7th January, discover the history of tattoos in the Tattoo: British Art Revealed exhibition, or remember the notable West Countryman, Captain Bligh, on the 200th anniversary of his death at the Captain Bligh: Myth, Man and Mutiny exhibition.


Cornish Seal Sanctuary

Cornish Seal Sanctuary

With over 55 years experience in seal rescue, rehabilitation and release, a visit to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary should be on the cards this winter! Set in 42 acres of land, the park is home to 29 different animals, from sea lions and penguins to otters. The perfect location for your family-friendly day out, take a stroll through the woodland area, providing breathtaking views out over the Helford River, before pausing for a bite to eat at the café.


Healey's Cornish Cider

Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm

Try something different on your next visit to Cornwall with a trip to Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm. With free entry to the site, join in on a guided tour around the family-run farm, sampling their traditional farm house cyders and fruit wines. Learn about the process involved behind making the beverages, exploring the press house, jam factory, museum and distillery, amongst other locations. This winter, enjoy the most of the offers available including the chance to enjoy a traditional Cornish Cream Tea.


Lands End

Land’s End

Spend a day at the most westerly point England while marvelling in the natural beauty that Cornwall has to offer. With a host of activities to entertain you and your family, take a wander along the outstanding coastal paths before learning about the famous journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats and the modes of transport that would be used to take you there.


This year, kids will enjoy visiting the Shaun the Sheep Experience, which introduces the whole family to his wonderful world. Or, for those of you with slightly older children, why not explore Greeb Farm, where you can meet the friendly animals that reside there?


Have you ever booked a holiday to Cornwall during the winter? If so, we would love to hear about the experience, so reach out to us on our social channels to let us know what your favourite part about visiting off-peak was!