We're so pleased that February half term is FINALLY here! It's felt like a long ol' winter but now its time to get out and about and find some fun things to do in Cornwall with the family over half term!
We've compiled a little list of things happening around our fabulous county for you to get involved with come rain or shine!
Please note - some of these events require booking, so please check their websites for full details!
Photo by Your Shore Beach Rangers
1.) Love Your Beach Week
Join in with the amazing 'Love Your Beach Week' by Your Shore Beach Rangers. Why not pop along to an organised beach clean during half term as we celebrate our wonderful beaches! Its a great way to get the whole family outside, or you can go along to meet new people, enjoy a delicious cup of tea and help to save our seas! Whats not to enjoy? You can find a beach clean near you on their website!
2.) Rockpool Ramble at Looe Beach
Rockpooling is one of our favorite activities no matter what time of year! However, sometimes if you don't know where to look, those pools can feel empty. Join this group of fantastic ocean enthusiasts and find whats lurking in our amazing rockpools this time of year! It's a great way to get family and friends outdoors, do something hands on and meet ace like minded people as you learn and explore together!
Photo by Looe Marine Conservation Group
Image by Glendurgan Gardens - The National Trust
3.) Search for the signs of spring at Glendurgan Gardens
Spring is almost here at last and what a perfect time to go out and hunt for those wonderful signs! There couldn't be a better place to do it than the gorgeous Glendurgan Gardens. A great activity for all the family to get involved with and a chance to give us something to look forward to in among the stormy days! Not only this but you can even plant a seed to take home and watch it grow over the next few months! What a brilliant idea!
4.) How to be wild with Cornwall Wildlife Trust!
Cornwall wildlife trust run fantastic events all year round, from fantastic kids clubs, to beaver walks and talks on all things nature. But what better to do this half term than to enjoy being wild! Join them for one of their Wildlife Watch events where you can learn bush-craft and survival skills whilst exploring the gorgeous Tehidy woods! Have a look on the Cornwall Wildlife Trust website for more fantastic events too!
Photo by Cornwall Wildlife trust
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5.) Acrylic Pour Painting for Beginners
Why not get creative this half term?! Whether your an adult or child, doing something new and creative can be stimulating for the brain, and not to mention extremely fun! These wonderful workshops in Hayle (Near St Ives) target the older ones (not just the kids either!) Explore your inner artist and have a go at creating something new!
You can book tickets online here!
6.) Scuba Rangers workshops
Join the fabulous Scuba Rangers team to get involved with everything from wreck building and night diving, to underwater photography! Booking is required for these fabulous events so you better get in quick! These ace activities are all pool based, which means no freezing winds and rough seas, you can learn all these ace techniques from the comfort of the pool instead! What could be better! For more information and to book contact firstname.lastname@example.org and also dont forget to check out their website.
Photo by Scuba Rangers
Photo by Little Wing Music
7.) Musical Workshops!
This ace event is to help little ones (4-8) explore the world of music - its time to create and have fun! They'll get a chance to make their own instrument and get involved with musical games! This awesome day will be ran by the wonderful little wing Music at Mount Pleasant Ecological Park. (Dont forget to check out the Eco park for more ace things going on during half term)!
8.) The World of Whales reading at the National Maritime Museum
Kick off half term this weekend at the amazing National Maritime Museum based in Falmouth! This incredibly immersive museum holds incredible displays for both adults and kids. Why not head down to the beautiful Falmouth town and start half term by listening to a wonderful reading of 'The World of Whales' - The National Maritime Museum be joined by Becky Thorns the illustrator of the book. If you miss this, then don't fret! The Museum have got a host of great activities running throughout the week!
Photo by Cotehele
9.) Feed the birds at Cotehele
Birds are fascinating things, whether its a little robin that visits your garden, or the blackbird you spot looking for food on the way to work, this time a year they all need a little hand! With the cold weather it can be particularly hard time of year for our winged-friends - so give them a hand! Learn to make wonderful bird feeders that you can take home and help your garden birds! Why not visit the RSPB website to see if you can identify some of your regular garden visitors!
10.) Love Nature at the Lost Gardens of Heligan
The gorgeous lost gardens of Heligan is full of so many nooks and crannies where nature rules! From foxes to birds to flora and fauna, its a hive of activity for everything wild! Feel inspired to make your own seed bombs which will brighten up your garden at home, you can do nature pressing in the gardens and of course, see what creatures you can spot!
Photo by The Lost Gardens of Heligan
We hope you enjoy Cornwall!
We are so lucky to be in such a wonderful county with so much going on and we hope you have a fantastic half term whatever you do!
Remember, we are always open from 10am so you can visit our little lobsters! PLUS we will be running our Mini Marine Biologist Workshops 11am - 3pm daily during half term (WITH NEW ACTIVITIES!).
See you soon! The NLH!