5 Things to do in and around Padstow this Christmas

If you are in North Cornwall over the festive season and fancy escaping the house to do something a bit different and memorable, we have some great ideas for you!

Photo by: www.padstowchristmasfestival.co.uk

1.) Beach guardian Beach Cleans

The fantastic father-daughter duo, Emily and Rob Stevenson are hosting some fabulously festive beach cleans over Christmas and New Year. What better way to get outside, give something back and provide a Christmas gift to our environment!  Not only will it greatly benefit our stunning Cornish coast, but it’s a fun, family ‘feel good’ activity in the most glorious of settings! You can check their dates on their facebook page.

Photo by Beach Guardian

2.) Winter wonderland at Cardinham with Badger Forest School

Join Badger Forest School in the magical Cardinham woods for lantern making and an ‘after dark’ lantern walk, followed by festive drinks, treats and carol singing around the campfire! All in aid for Cornwall Accessible Activities Programme! It’s great fun for both adults and kids alike, and there is nothing like a festive forest to bring on the true Christmas Spirit!

Photo By Badger Forest School

3.) National Lobster Hatchery – A Cornish Ocean Exhibition

Dive into ‘A Cornish Ocean’ at the National Lobster Hatchery: an awe inspiring  photographic exhibition by talented photographer, Adrian Bagley, which showcases the best of our Cornish Ocean and the stormy seas that few dare to witness. The best part is, you get to ‘storm watch’ through the comfort of the NLH Visitors Centre, which itself boasts a spectacular view of the estuary! You will also have the added bonus of experiencing the lobster hatchery itself where you can enter into an underwater world of native Cornish marine life and of course, meet our much loved Lobsters.

Photo by Concrete Ocean

4.) Sterts Theatre

A fantastic way to fill an afternoon or evening with awesome entertainment –  the bespoke Sterts Theatre is located on the edge of mythical Bodmin moor and it has the most wonderful warm and enchanting feel about it. They have a variety of shows on over the Christmas season, from ‘A Candlelit Christmas Concert’ to ‘A Christmassy Christmas Show’. Don’t forget to bring a cosy blanket to snuggle into, and why not treat yourself to some mulled wine or a hot chocolate too!

Photo by Lisa Allwood via Sterts Theatre

5.) Heligan by Night

Visiting The Lost Gardens of Heligan at any time is like entering a beautiful enchanted world – but at night it’s a whole new story. Seeing nature lit up in the most unusual ways by artist Ulf Pedersen brings a whole ‘new light’ upon this incredible earthy experience, it’s definitely one not to be missed!

Heligan by Night - Photo by Giles Bennett