Half term fun in Cornwall!

With the first school holiday since Christmas starting next week you might be at a loose end about what to do with the kids during half term. If it’s local activities or a a short break in Cornwall you are needing we’ve got a round up of some things to do in this glorious county gearing up for spring.

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The Eden Project – St Austell

If you haven’t had enough of the Christmas spirit enjoy the last week of festive skating; hunt down Mr Stick Man in the family tree where he will be teaching children essential survival techniques or find Crocodile Joe amongst his mini beasts and have a close encounter of the creepy crawly kind.

 

The Maritime Museum – Falmouth

This half term’s theme for the interactive museum is Space and Vikings – an interesting mix!  There’s a pop-up planetarium, a virtual tour of  the international space station, Galaxy mobile making sessions and the chance to meet some Vikings and experience living history with the sea wolves!

 

Cornwall Air Ambulance Day – 13th February 

For those little ones who love a helicopter this open day is for them. Get up close to the air ambulance and meet the crew who fly her, enjoy pop-up stalls, cakes and games for all the family, whilst supporting this wonderful local charity.

 

Lost Gardens of Heligan

It is ‘love wildlife week’ at this beautiful garden where children can learn how to build homes for wildlife, make food for birds and encourage small animals into their garden.

 

Hall for Cornwall

For those Mr. Maker fans his live theatre show is on across half term in Truros’ Hall for Cornwall. As well as his crafty “big make” there will be singing, dancing and laughter to entertain the children.

 

Gweek Seal Sanctuary

In keeping with the weather we have been having half term week is officially “mudfest” at this local attraction. There are piskie puddle trails, welly wanging and woodland crafts to encourage people outdoors and enjoy the mud!

 

Pendennis Castle – Falmouth –  Pirate Day 15th February. 

Pirates have landed at Pendennis Castle for the day and they are hosting a whole range of activities including musket drills, pirate top trumps and takes of the high seas. Parrots are optional.

 

For more organised activities and ideas have a look at the Visit Cornwall website, What’s On Cornwall or Net Mums.