Thanks to our milder climate, spring comes early to Cornwall. As the land wakes up after winter, the flowers begin to bloom. Snowdrops are the first to appear, followed by daffodils, camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons, adding a welcome splash of colour across the county.
The days are also becoming longer and warmer, and most of the main attractions are already open, making it a great time to explore everything Cornwall has to offer. There’s also a wide range of festivals and events happening at this time of year.
The other benefit of visiting in early spring is that it’s quieter and more peaceful than during the Easter school holidays or during the main summer season. So, whether you’re holidaying with babies and toddlers, as a couple, or with a group of friends, you won’t have to travel far to find your own ‘private’ beach.
Dog friendly holidays
Fancy getting away with your four-legged friend?
We’ve got 10 dog-friendly cottages and love welcoming well-behaved dogs. With fields and woodland to explore and lots of walks nearby, your dog will feel at home in no time.
Dogs are also allowed on beaches with a seasonal dog ban up until Easter, giving you more flexibility to roam to your heart’s content.
Explore Cornwall’s glorious gardens
Cornwall is renowned for its magnificent gardens. We’re lucky to have several of the finest within easy distance of Bosinver, including The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project.
Discover more about our favourite gardens to visit in Cornwall on our blog.
Festivals & events
When it comes to events, there’s plenty to choose from. Pasty lovers from all over the world will be gathering at the Eden Project for the World Pasty Championships on 2 March 2019. Professionals and amateurs from across the globe will compete for the title. With a range of entertainment throughout the day, it’s sure to be a fun day out.
In early March, celebrations will take place across the country to celebrate St Piran, Patron Saint of Cornwall. Perranporth’s St Piran’s Parade (3 March 2019) is one of the most popular, with a procession across the dunes to the oratory and old church, plus music and performances.
The National Trust also run a variety of events at their properties and gardens, including walks, craft events and children’s trails, plus regular beach cleans.
Get outdoors & active
As the days begin to grow longer and the temperatures slowly start to rise, our spirits begin to lift. This time of year is ideal for getting outside. Whatever outdoor activities you’re into, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to indulge, whether that’s walking, cycling or surfing.
Seal pup season
Each year, the Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Gweek rescues and rehabilitates over 65 stranded grey seal pups. The seal hospital and nursery pools are usually full in early spring, so it’s a great time to visit and find out more about their work. Once the the pups have recovered, they’re released back into the wild.
Early spring breaks at Bosinver
We offer short breaks from mid-September through to mid-May, starting on any day except Sunday. Whether you opt for long weekend away or a mid-week break, all our self-catering cottages are fully equipped with everything you need for a relaxing break.
And with over 30 acres to explore at Bosinver and a huge range of indoor and outdoor activities, there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained rain or shine.