Keep the kids (and your self!) happy this February half term (17th-21st) by planning some fun and interactive things to do during your stay in Cornwall courtesy of the fantastic mix available throughout the county.
So often the week flys by before you’ve even thought about how to entertain the family, so make the most of your precious time together (and stop the bickering before it starts!) with an activity, day out, show, or event that’ll ensure a memorable holiday for all.
Here’s some sure-fire crowd-pleasing ideas to get you started…
Half Term at The Seahorse
Head to The Seahorse Club at St Austell’s Pentewan Sands for the free and fun-filled event that is, Sandy the Seahorse’s Birthday Party (15th February). Ideal for little ones, there will be party games, dances, and a special meet and greet with the star of the show, Sandy The Seahorse! And with a series of other events throughout the week including Disney Club, Wild West Day, Movie Club, Arts & Crafts, Bubble Art, Superhero Club, Sheepherding Competition and Wacky Science with the Professor, both younger and older children will find something enthralling to do.
Superhero Wildlife Quiz at Paradise Park (15th February -1st March)
Combine a day of dress up with discovery at Paradise Park by exploring the park with an interactive quiz as you meet the ‘superhero’ residents that can fly underwater and juggle during this not-to-be-missed event. Enjoy ‘carrot time’ in the Fun Farm, the ‘Flying Macaws’, feeding the penguins and the ‘Flight of the Rainbows’ parrot show. Plus, the JungleBarn Play Centre and toddler’s zone provide the perfect places to exhaust and entertain all little ones, ensuring a day of delights for all.
Ice Skating at Eden Project (until 23rd February)
Make the most of a wet weather day by scheduling something fun at a world-renowned location, like ice-skating at Eden. Whether you go all-out with a skating lesson or join a general or family fun skating session, expect a rib-tickling time at Cornwall’s must-see attraction.
Half Term at Wheal Martyn
Explore this brilliant attraction and engage the kids with everything from ‘paint a bug house’ to Cornish china clay pottery painting this half term with Wheal Martyn’s creative host of activities.
Science of the Sea at National Maritime Museum (17th-21st February)
Falmouth’s popular visitor attraction fails to disappoint courtesy of its exciting exhibitions and activities, with this half term promising “magical fog, exploding water and curious chemistry” as part of its utterly fascinating live, expert-led show with a wonderfully interactive twist. Plus, with their Make and Take workshops and Bubble Trail, it’ll be a hands-on and fun-filled day out with an unforgettable difference.
Hannafore Beach in Looe is the destination for a spot of outdoor adventure learning on 23rd February. Led by Looe Marine Conservation, the free event will be the first rock-pooling session of the year that will explore the flora and fauna of the beautiful beach location.
Tate Create (17th-23rd February)
Drop in for an engaging workshop and channel your inner creative as you and the little ones make art together inspired by the Tate’s Naum Gabo exhibition, which will be running alongside an inspired series of other events during the week and beyond.
Hippo Campus: Where We Learn (14th February-6th June)
Penzance’s renowned art gallery, The Exchange, hosts a group exhibition featuring works from the Arts Council Collection with a focus on education and learning that invites visitors to share their knowledge and skills through a programme of talks, workshops, social groups and alternative curriculums for all ages.
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