From make & take workshops to children’s trails and animal adventures, there are heaps of fantastic child-friendly activities happening in Cornwall over February half term. Here’s our guide to what’s on.

Science of the Sea at the National Maritime Museum Falmouth

With 15 galleries over four floors, there’s lots to see and do at the Maritime Museum in Falmouth. Over half term they’ve got some amazing hands-on science shows with University of Exeter and Bristol’s Explorer Dome that the whole family will love. Perfect for wet weather days.

Girl trying out remote control boat at the National Maritime Museum

Tall Tales and Giant Trails at Trebah Garden

Head down to Trebah Garden to discover tales of Cornish giants on the ‘Wow! What a Whopper Trail’. Or drop in to one of their Tall Tales workshops (13 & 15 February) to make your own Cornish mythical creature.

Love Birds at Heligan

Half term at the Lost Gardens of Heligan is all about the birds. Get up close and personal with owls from the Screech Owl Sanctuary, join the Great Heligan Bird Watch in The Hide, seek out all the bird sound boxes around the garden, and try out some bird-inspired crafts.


Become a Forest Ranger at Gweek Seal Sanctuary

Head down to Gweek Seal Sanctuary and learn all about local wildlife, test your nature knowledge and earn yourself an exclusive Forest Ranger pop badge! Don’t miss the seal and penguin feeding sessions.

Boy watching penguin swimming underwater at Gweek Seal Sanctuary

Go Wild at Newquay Zoo

Set in beautiful sub-tropical gardens, Newquay Zoo is home to 130 species – including lions, zebra, red pandas and penguins. Over half term, they’re launching Nearby Nature 2018, a celebration of all things native.

Pirates and Fairies at Paradise Park, Hayle

February half term is fancy dress week at Paradise Park – swashbuckling pirates and enchanting fairies welcome. Meet Long John Tredinnick and his parrots, walk the rope bridge, climb the nets, fly down the slides and watch for free-flying macaws! The Jungle Barn indoor play centre has giant slides, challenging soft play and a special toddlers’ zone with ball fountain, making this a great option for those in-between days.

Girl watching birds at Paradise Park

Early Man at the Eden Project

The Eden Project’s school holiday activities are always brilliant fun. This February, they’re based on Early Man, the latest adventure by the creators of Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit. Early Man tells the story of a caveman called Dug and his best friend Hognob and their quest to unite the tribe and save their home.

Grab a map and set off on your own quest to discover more… including the incredible cave. Inside, you can make your own cave art and find out more about how the film was made, including behind-the-scenes footage and film clips.

And if you fancy getting your skates on, the ice rink is still open over half term.

Half Term Fun with the National Trust

The National Trust has range of family friendly activities running over half term. Seek out the first signs of spring at Trelissick on the snowdrop trail, go on a family storytelling walk at Goldolphin or learn bushcraft at Cotehele, plus much more…

Explore Cornwall in the spring

A spring scavenger hunt is a great way to keep kids entertained on a walk

Read more about child friendly activities and places to go on our blog

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