Experience Cornwall in February 2020
With miles of breathtaking coastline, sandy beaches, hidden coves and spectacular moorland, steeped in history and wildlife, there is always plenty to explore and enjoy in beautiful Cornwall. There are also many local attractions with activities guaranteed to entertain all the family. Here are a few of our favourites.
1.Pasties at the Eden Project
Do you love Cornish Pasties? If so, we recommend a visit to the World Pasty Championships being held on the 29th February at the Eden Project in St Austell, to celebrate the end of Cornish Pasty week. You will be able to see entries from amateur and professional bakers from around the world, as well as enjoy live music and the fantastic sights and exhibitions at this family friendly attraction.
2. Be a Seal Detective at The SEA LIFE TRUST Cornish Seal Sanctuary (15th-23rd February)
A visit to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, based in the beautiful village of Gweek, is a perfect half term outing. See the wonderful work the charity do rescuing and rehabilitating grey seal pups from around the Cornish coastline. Experience seals and other wonderful marine animals up close whilst you learn all about their individual stories. It’s a dog friendly venue too, so all the family can enjoy this wonderful day out.
3. Sightseeing and Cycling
If your family enjoy getting out and about on your bicycles then we recommend a day out on the Camel Trail. You won’t be disappointed as the trail meanders through beautiful landscapes, with spectacular estuary views between Padstow and Wadebridge and pretty woodland views between Wadebridge and Bodmin/Wenfordbridge. There is bike hire available at all of these destinations. Booking in advance is advisable. There are eateries along the trail and every location has something different to offer.
4. Explore the South West Coast Path – Trevose Head
Within easy walking distance of our luxury retreat we recommend taking a scenic walk along the South West Coast Path and spectacular coastline to Trevose Head. The headland is surrounded by many great footpaths, you will have a fantastic view of the lighthouse and you are sure to see many birds who are making Trevose their new home. Look out for the skylarks, linnets and corn buntings. We have our own bespoke walking map of the area at reception which will help guide you on your travels.
5. All Aboard Bodmin and Wenford Railway (18th-23rd February)
Journey back in time as you take a nostalgic 13-mile round trip through the beautiful Cornish countryside on a steam train. The Bodmin and Wenford Railway is Cornwall’s only full-size railway still operated by steam locomotives. We recommend checking availability as there are some wonderful half term offers and what’s more, dogs are welcome aboard too! Again, another special day out to make fantastic memories with all the family.
6. Rockpool Rambles
Enjoy the coast, the fresh air and explore the wonderful Cornish marine life at the same time. The rugged coastline is perfect for rockpooling, the only question is which of our seven local bays will you choose to explore? Our bespoke map shows each location and there’s a tick off list too, to mark off what you and your family have found. Perhaps see who can find the most fascinating creature, or the most colourful or fastest one. Whatever you do and see, happy exploring!
7. Surf or Bodyboard the Atlantic Waves
A short walk away is Constantine Bay, a very popular surfing beach. A little further around the coast is Harlyn Bay, another fabulous surfing beach that is considered to be one of the best family beaches in Cornwall. It is very spacious, with a wide stretch of golden sand for castle building, ball games and kite flying. Both are dog friendly beaches all year round, so your dog can enjoy all the fun and games too.
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