Stuck for ideas on what to do this February half term in Cornwall? Read on and find out what we've picked for you...
Daffodil Discovery trail at Cotehele
16th February, 2019 - 24th February, 2019
Wrap up warm and get out and about in the garden at Cotehele finding some of the many varieties of daffodils that were grown here during its market gardening past
A beautiful day out for the whole family. The house and the gardens are stunning, a must visit!
For more information go online at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cotehele
Clay Structures Challenge
Are you a budding Engineer or Architect? Or do you simply love making things? Why not take up the Wheal Martyn challenge and build a structure using only clay and wooden sticks to support a satsuma. Prizes will be given to the tallest structure and the structure which can hold the most satsumas. Are you up for the challenge? This activity is suitable for ages 6+. 11am to 12.00noon and 2pm to 3pm.
Pirates and Fairies Treasure Hunt at Paradise Park
Great opportunity to dress up and explore the Park grounds on your quest to complete the quiz and claim your sweet treat – a choice of golden chocolate coins, the pinkest of fairy sweets or little lollipops to reward pirates and fairies!
At 2:30pm meet Long John Tredinnick and his loyal band of parrots while you chart your course to find the treasure.
If the weather is foul… you can walk the rope bridge, climb the nets, fly down the slides, and the little ones can try their hand at the dancing balls in the toddler’s zone. All the family can join in the fun in the JungleBarn indoor play centre!
Keep a sharp eye out for in fine weather you will see free flying macaws and – more importantly for young pirates and fairies – a parrot may well sit on your shoulder at the daily parrot feeding time with the colourful little parrots.
Every day you can see otter feeding, enjoy Carrot Time in the Fun Farm, and you could be chosen to help feed the penguins, so have your camera at the ready to capture the moment!
Passport to the World at the Eden Project
Ever fancied visiting far-flung continents to try your hand at new and exotic challenges? Visit the Eden Project in February half-term for the adventure of a lifetime, visiting five continents in one day…
Pick up your passport and collect stamps from all four corners of the globe – all in one day out in Cornwall.
- Explore an Arctic winterscape, where you’ll come face to face with our magnificent polar bear friend.
- Go tropical with a journey through the clouds on our wobbly Rainforest Bridge.
- Dust off your dancing shoes with flamenco workshops and carnival inspired fun.
- Hone your jungle survival skills by learning to shoot a blow pipe. You may even come face to face with a didgeridoo player!
Plus music, crafts and fantastical story telling.
February Half Term at Flambards
Travel back in time and explore Victorian England this February Half Term as Flambards, Helstonopens its undercover attractions from 19-21 February.
Step back in time to the 1800s and the reign of Queen Victoria as you visit the unique Victorian Village.
With an atmosphere of bustling streets and alleyways, hidden nooks and crannies, the village is an incredible all round sensory experience complete with sights, smells and real cobble stone roads!
Wander through the life-size village and discover over 50 scenes. Gaze through shop windows, step inside the local pub, visit the green grocers, ironmongers, butchers, shoemakers and even the apothecary – everything from a schoolroom and blacksmiths to the fire station is authentically recreated with thousands of genuine artefacts.
Discover the world of William White, a pharmacist who lived and worked in Somerset. When he died in 1909, the shop was boarded up by his son who wasn’t qualified to dispense drugs, the shop remained untouched for more than 80 years.
The walls are lined with medicine bottles, apothecary jars, quartz carboys, demijohns, pill dispensers and mortars and pestles. This whole shop was carefully installed to Flambards as it was – lock, stock and cobweb!
The Britain in the Blitz exhibition is a life-size re-creation of daily life during the Second World War. Hear the air raid sirens and literally feel the floor shake as another bomb hits its target. A visit will illustrate what life was like on the Home Front.
Peep in to a wartime kitchen, a classroom and an evocative railway platform scene showing children evacuating. There are a series of fascinating letters to home sent from children evacuated to Cornwall in order to escape the threat of bombs.
Visitors can enjoy some delicious food at Flambards Village Café. Try a Cornish Cream Tea or tuck into some tasty sandwiches. Finish your experience with a look into the Past-Times Gift shop, next to the indoor attractions which is full of memorabilia and themed vintage style giftware; incorporated into this is ‘Humbugs’, the Victorian style sweet shop, with jars upon jars of treats that will get your mouth watering.
What is your favourite thing to do in Cornwall during February half term? Let us know in the comments below ;)