Half Term in Cornwall - 5 Fun things to Do

Half Term in Cornwall - 5 fun things to do

Cornwall offers a wealth of activities to enjoy during half term. Read on for our 5 fun things to do in Cornwall in Half Term.

What is Cornwall best known for?  Cornwall is a beautiful region in the southwest of England, known for its stunning coastline, picturesque villages, and rich history. From the dramatic cliffs of Land’s End to the charming fishing villages like St. Ives and Padstow, Cornwall offers a diverse range of landscapes and experiences. Its Celtic heritage, evident in place names and local traditions, adds to its unique character. Plus, who can forget about Cornish pasties and cream teas? They’re culinary delights that add to the region’s allure. Whether you’re exploring historic sites like Tintagel Castle, hitting the waves for some surfing, or simply enjoying a leisurely stroll along the coast, Cornwall has something for everyone.


Here are five ideas to make the most of your time in this beautiful county this half-term

Visit the Eden Project

Explore the iconic biomes of the Eden Project, home to a diverse range of plants from around the world. With indoor rainforests, Mediterranean landscapes, and outdoor gardens, the Eden Project offers a fascinating educational experience for visitors of all ages. Plus, during half term, the Festival of Imagination is back offering music, art and literature with interactive experiences for all ages. This is running from 25th May – 2nd June.

Half Term in Cornwall - 5 fun things to do

Biomes at the Eden Project

Surfing Lessons

Head to one of Cornwall’s renowned surfing beaches, such as Newquay or Polzeath, and sign up for surfing lessons. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced surfer, there are plenty of surf schools that offer lessons suitable for all levels. It’s a fun and exhilarating way to experience Cornwall’s coastal lifestyle.


Half Term in Cornwall - 5 fun things to do

Take a surf lesson

Explore Tintagel Castle

Discover the legendary ruins of Tintagel Castle, perched dramatically on the rugged cliffs of the North Cornwall coast. Explore the medieval remains, including the Great Hall and the legendary birthplace of King Arthur. The new re-instated footbridge offers a crossing to the castle following the original route taken by our medieval ancestors. Meet Gallos the bronze sculpture and explore Melin’s Cave with a paddle on the beach. The castle’s stunning coastal location and rich history make it a must-visit attraction for families.

Half Term in Cornwall - 5 fun things to do

Reinstated bridge to access the castle

Walk the South West Coast Path

Lace up your walking boots and explore a section of the South West Coast Path, which winds its way along Cornwall’s spectacular coastline. Choose a family-friendly route with stunning views and plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife, such as seals, dolphins, and seabirds. Don’t forget to pack a picnic and enjoy a scenic lunch with a view.

Half Term in Cornwall - 5 fun things to do

Take a walk around Cornwall on the Coastpath

Discover the Lost Gardens of Heligan

Spend a day exploring the Lost Gardens of Heligan, a historic estate near St Austell. Rediscovered and restored in the 1990s, the gardens feature a fascinating array of exotic plants, woodland walks, and whimsical sculptures. Kids will love the interactive trails, including the Jungle and the Giant’s Head, which bring the gardens to life with storytelling and adventure.


Half Term in Cornwall - 5 fun things to do

Lost Valley – Giants Head

These are just a few ideas to inspire your half-term adventures in Cornwall. Whether you’re interested in history, nature, outdoor activities, or simply soaking up the stunning scenery, Cornwall has something for everyone to enjoy during the school break.

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