From make & take workshops to children’s trails and animal adventures, there are heaps of fantastic child-friendly activities happening in Cornwall over February half term. Here’s our guide to what’s on.
Science of the Sea at the National Maritime Museum Falmouth
With 15 galleries over four floors, there’s lots to see and do at the Maritime Museum in Falmouth. Over half term they’ve got some amazing hands-on science shows with University of Exeter and Bristol’s Explorer Dome that the whole family will love. Perfect for wet weather days.
Happy Half Trail at Trebah Garden
Head down to Trebah Garden to find the natural, mythical and magical creatures that are all made up of two halves in amongst Trebah’s 100-year-old rhododendrons, magnolias and camellias.
Love Nature at Heligan
Connect with the wonderful world of nature this half term at The Lost Gardens in this uplifting event, designed to inspire your creativity and enjoyment of the natural world. Join Robin Redbreast on his search for his lost nest! Adventure around the gardens and use your senses to help reunite our dear friend the robin with his home.
‘Get twitching’ in the Hide and enjoy some close-up views of Heligan’s birdlife, before stopping at the Steward’s House to make some tasty treats for your feathered friends. In the Barn, marvel at the creativity of Falmouth University students as they reveal their ‘Natural History Photographic Exhibition’ that has been inspired by the Gardens. And finally, help Heligan create an art installation inspired by bird ‘murmurations’ in the wild. Pop into the barn and decorate a colourful small paper bird, let it join the other paper birds in the installation and become part of this uplifting, collaborative work of art that will grow over the 9 days – an ideal antidote to any winter blues.
Become a Forest Ranger at Gweek Seal Sanctuary
Head down to Gweek Seal Sanctuary and learn all about local wildlife, test your nature knowledge and earn yourself an exclusive Forest Ranger pop badge! Don’t miss the seal and penguin feeding sessions.
Pirates and Fairies at Paradise Park, Hayle
February half term is fancy dress week at Paradise Park – swashbuckling pirates and enchanting fairies welcome. Meet Long John Tredinnick and his parrots, walk the rope bridge, climb the nets, fly down the slides and watch for free-flying macaws! The Jungle Barn indoor play centre has giant slides, challenging soft play and a special toddlers’ zone with ball fountain, making this a great option for those in-between days.
Early Man at the Eden Project
The Eden Project’s school holiday activities are always brilliant fun. This February, they’re based on the theme of Passport to the World. Ever fancied visiting far-flung continents to try your hand at new and exotic challenges? Join us in February half-term for the adventure of a lifetime, visiting five continents in one day…
And if you fancy getting your skates on, the ice rink is still open over half term.
Half Term Fun with the National Trust
The National Trust has range of family friendly activities running over half term. Seek out the first signs of spring at Trelissick on the snowdrop trail, get active with a fun fitness trail, be creative with some seed planting and generally shake off the winter blues with welly walking and plant spotting at Trengwainton or spot the colourful signs of spring at Glendurgan.
What are you looking forward to most about February half term? Leave a message below, post on our Facebook page or tweet @Bosinver – we’d love to hear your thoughts! If you would like to know more about booking a holiday here at Bosinver, please email [email protected] or call 01726 72128.