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We are heading further into 2016, and these are some of the top five things to see and do this February.
Have a weekend away and spend Valentines with your loved one in any of our Cornish holiday cottages. What better for a romantic getaway than seeing Cornwall’s woodlands, stunning beaches and stroll along some coastal paths that boast gorgeous scenery? The Eden Project is currently hosting a variety of events for couples including a SkyWire flight. Penzance’s Craft Box is offering a chance to be creative on the day and make a special gift for your other half.
A traditional day out for the family gives the chance to enjoy an ancient form of rugby ‘Hurling the Silver Ball’ amongst other activities for St Ives Feast. This fun day of cultural celebrations begins on Sunday February 7 and observes the anniversary of the consecration of Parish Church of St Eia and starts off with the mayor’s civic procession for the blessing at St Ia Well at 11am.
Something to look forward to at the end of February is the Pop Up street food market. The festival is back at Truro Piazza after a sell-out success in October 2015. Local musical talent will be provided as well as locally sourced food and drink. Tickets are available for the festival which has free entry and begins at 3pm until 11pm on both Friday February 26 and Saturday February 27. The complete line up of entertainment and the traders appearing has not yet been released.
Geevor Tin Mine in Penzance has a range of activities to take part in over the February half term. A fun filled schedule for all ages is available over five days from Sunday February 14 to Thursday February 18. Try your hand at crafts, hear stories from an ex-miner and get to grips with some precious minerals and gems. The last day, Thursday 18 offers a chance to try some Cornish delicacies and see how they are made.
If you are visiting any of our Cornish holiday cottages this month, take the opportunity to head out for an evening of entertainment. This February the Hall for Cornwall is holding a variety of performances, including music, comedy and culture. Short plays from Cornish playwrights on Monday February 1, comedian Ed Byrne arrives February 2 or the West-End’s Beatlemania arrives from Monday February 15 – Saturday February 20, featuring over 40 classics from the iconic band. For children, Roald Dahl’s The Witches is brought to life between Tuesday 23 and Saturday 27.
Image by Phillip Halling available from Creative Commons License.