February Half Term and Winter Activities in Cornwall
Place a big firm focus on fun this February and March, and before you know it spring will be on its way. Mix up some winter welly walks with some sandy strolls on the beach and conjure up a whole lot of fun at home with some simple science and craft activities.
Forest Schools are particularly popular at this time of year, partly due to the opportunities they provide to reacquaint children with nature. Plus, if we’re lucky enough to receive a small smattering of snow, the chance for fun times escalates greatly.
Find out more about some of the great activities and events happening in the area right here…
Welly and Waterproofs Walks
As we creep out of winter, the daylight hours may be getting longer but it can be a struggle to entice ourselves outdoors when it is oh-so cosy indoors sometimes. Yet, there are so many big puddles to splash in, animal tracks to follow and mini adventures to be had.
So, pull on a brightly-coloured pair of wellington boots, grab a waterproof coat and get splishing and sploshing on a wonderful winter walk – you might like to try one of these local walks:
5 Best Beach Walks for Kids
Winter weather can be incredibly invigorating, and the senses will be stirred even more so at one of the many beaches in the area. Wrap up warm, steer clear of stormy conditions and enjoy the quiet stretches of beach at this time of year…
Sennen, Land’s End – the big, wide white stretches of sand at Sennen give children the freedom to run wild, splash in the sea, and carve patterns and pictures into the wet sand.
Watergate Bay, Newquay – this immensely popular beach with its vast expanse of sand enables ample opportunities to play games, fly kites and run around.
Summerleaze, Bude – easily accessible from the centre of Bude, this big sandy beach has its own unique sea pool at the foot of the cliff.
Polly Joke, Newquay – mini adventures can be enjoyed by the children at Polly Joke, otherwise known as Porth Joke, as there are many caves and rockpools to explore.
Pendower, The Roseland – this stunning, mile long south facing beach is very popular with families with its fascinating rock pools and gentle stream.
Simple Science at Home
Turn your home into a science lab with fun educational experiments for the children:
Make Rubber Band Cannons
Build a rubber band powered cannon from a crisp tin and a drinks bottle and use it to explore projectile motion and conservation of energy. Experiment with materials to build the best catapult possible, then use the slingshot to investigate how things fly through the air.
Make a good mixture for blowing soap bubbles, learn why bubbles are always round and find out how to make giant bubbles with a couple of wooden spoons and some string.
For information and videos on how to conduct these experiments see www.rigb.org/families/experimental/
Family fun at The Seahorse, Pentewan Sands
There is so much for all the family at The Seahorse, Pentewan Sands. Alongside their free kids discos on selected dates, you can go for a splash in their two indoor swimming pools and let the little ones burn off some energy in the soft play zone Also, don’t forget to check out their scrumptious new menu, stop for a Sunday lunch or take a moment with their coffee and cake deal.
Give them a follow on social media or visit their website for their latest updates: https://seahorsecornwall.co.uk/
Superhero Wildlife Quiz at Paradise Park
From 15th February to 1st March there will be some real Superhero animals at Paradise Park!
Find out who flies underwater, juggles the best and has the strongest beak, and dress as your favourite Superhero as you try our fun half term educational Super Quiz!
While exploring the Park, enjoy daily events including Fun Farm ‘Carrot Time’ and if the weather is fine ‘Rainbow Lorikeet Feeding’ and stunning ‘Free Flying Macaws’. Plus fantastic JungleBarn indoor play to try your sliding and climbing skills! Check website for discounts.
Find out more here: https://paradisepark.org.uk/
Half Term Offers at Country Skittles
Country Skittles is a great place to have some fun and enjoy great food, so over the February Half Term holiday (or any other time!), it’s the place to go. With 4 bowling (skittle) alleys, lots of games including an amazing 2-player GUITAR HERO arcade machine, air hockey, 2-seater Mario Kart racing game, and a great value kids’ menu, there is everything you need to make the half-term holiday a lot of fun! With prices from FROM LESS THAN £2 PER PERSON for bowling, and kids meals from £4.95, you know where to come this half term!
See their app on Apple and Google App stores for special offers and to book your table and alley! Or, give them a call on 01736 850209 or visit their website at www.countryskittles.com/