Thanks to our milder climate, spring comes early to Cornwall. As the land wakes up after winter, the flowers begin to bloom. Snowdrops are the first to appear, followed by daffodils, camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons, adding a welcome splash of colour across the county.

The days are also becoming longer and warmer, and most of the main attractions are already open, making it a great time to explore everything Cornwall has to offer. There’s also a wide range of festivals and events happening at this time of year.

The other benefit of visiting in early spring is that it’s quieter and more peaceful than during the Easter school holidays or during the main summer season. So, whether you’re holidaying with babies and toddlers, as a couple, or with a group of friends, you won’t have to travel far to find your own ‘private’ beach.

Daffodils at BosinverDog friendly holidays

Fancy getting away with your four-legged friend?

We’ve got 10 dog-friendly cottages and love welcoming well-behaved dogs. With fields and woodland to explore and lots of walks nearby, your dog will feel at home in no time.

Dogs are also allowed on beaches with a seasonal dog ban up until Easter, giving you more flexibility to roam to your heart’s content.

There are lots of dog friendly gardens in Cornwall to exploreExplore Cornwall’s glorious gardens

Cornwall is renowned for its magnificent gardens. We’re lucky to have several of the finest within easy distance of Bosinver, including The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project.

Enjoy spring in Cornwall

Glendurgan Garden is magnificent in the spring

Discover more about our favourite gardens to visit in Cornwall on our blog.

Festivals & events

When it comes to events, there’s plenty to choose from. Pasty lovers from all over the world will be gathering at the Eden Project for the World Pasty Championships on 2 March 2019. Professionals and amateurs from across the globe will compete for the title. With a range of entertainment throughout the day, it’s sure to be a fun day out.

In early March, celebrations will take place across the country to celebrate St Piran, Patron Saint of Cornwall. Perranporth’s St Piran’s Parade (3 March 2019) is one of the most popular, with a procession across the dunes to the oratory and old church, plus music and performances.

The National Trust also run a variety of events at their properties and gardens, including walks, craft events and children’s trails, plus regular beach cleans.

Daffodil show at Trelissick, Cornwall

Daffodil Weekend at Trelissick, one of the National Trust gardens in Cornwall

Get outdoors & active

As the days begin to grow longer and the temperatures slowly start to rise, our spirits begin to lift. This time of year is ideal for getting outside. Whatever outdoor activities you’re into, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to indulge, whether that’s walking, cycling or surfing.

Cycling the Camel Trail, Cornwall

Spring is an ideal time to cycle the Camel Trail in Cornwall

Seal pup season

Each year, the Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Gweek rescues and rehabilitates over 65 stranded grey seal pups. The seal hospital and nursery pools are usually full in early spring, so it’s a great time to visit and find out more about their work. Once the the pups have recovered, they’re released back into the wild.

Rescued seals at Gweek Seal SanctuaryEarly spring breaks at Bosinver

We offer short breaks from mid-September through to mid-May, starting on any day except Sunday. Whether you opt for long weekend away or a mid-week break, all our self-catering cottages are fully equipped with everything you need for a relaxing break.

Eco-friendly Lowen cottage sleeps up to 8 people

Lowen’s beautiful, open plan interior is perfect for a special weekend away

And with over 30 acres to explore at Bosinver and a huge range of indoor and outdoor activities, there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained rain or shine.

Find out more about short breaks at Bosinver and book online>