Imagine having all the important people in your life together to celebrate a special moment in your life. Whether that’s a milestone birthday, an anniversary or a reunion, the key to any successful group celebration is in the details. While you don’t want to plan every moment of your time together, it helps to have a few activities planned in advance – and gives you something to look forward to!
Top 5 activities for group celebrations
There’s so much you can do in Cornwall. Here are some of our top ideas for group activities that everyone can enjoy doing together.
1. Go on a wildlife spotting cruise
What could be more memorable than watching a pod of dolphins leaping through the air beside your boat as the sun glints off the water? AK Wildlife Cruises are based in Falmouth and offer half or full day wildlife watching trips along the south Cornish coast. Seals, dolphins and a variety of sea birds are frequently spotted, and if you’re really lucky, you might just spot a whale!
2. Take a trip down the Fal River
Take a trip on an Enterprise boat from Truro to Falmouth and relax while you soak up the views in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You’ll pass iconic maritime locations, historic houses and landmarks. Falmouth is the third deepest natural harbour in the world, and the docks are still very active, with all sorts of ships and boats coming and going throughout the day. The twin castles of Pendennis and St Mawes overlook the mouth of the estuary. Built by Henry VIII to defend the against the threat of an attack by Spain, they’re even more impressive when seen from the water.
Snacks, hot refreshments and toilets are available on board and there is also an informative commentary from the boat’s skipper. Four legged friends on leads are welcome.
3. Tempt your tastebuds at Camel Valley Vineyard
What better way to spend an afternoon than sampling some of Camel Valley’s award-winning wines on the terrace while soaking up the late afternoon sunshine? Sign up for a tour and for the chance to see behind the scenes find out how the Lindo family make their renowned wines.
4. Enjoy an extra special dining experience
If you’re celebrating a special occasion (or if you just feel like treating yourselves), there’s a smorgasboard of options to choose from, many in spectacular locations – like Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant in Padstow and Jamie Oliver’s 15 Cornwall, which overlooks the breathtaking expanse of Watergate Bay.
Take a look at our favourite dining options, or get in touch if you’re looking for something specific – we’ll be only too happy to help. Or, if you prefer, why not book our private chef service for a tantalising treat you can enjoy in the comfort of your cottage?
5. Get pampered and relax at one of Cornwall’s top spas
And relax….Treat yourselves to a a blissful afternoon at the spa and feel the tension slip away… Cornwall has a range of magnificent spas to choose from – fancy sitting in a cliff top hot tub overlooking the sea, slathering yourselves in mud or trying a hot stone massage? You’ve come to the right place.
Group holidays at Bosinver
If you’re planning a group holiday in Cornwall to celebrate a special occasion, there’s no better place to stay than Bosinver. We have 20 luxury cottages to choose from, which each sleep between 4 and 12 people. Our larger holiday homes have extremely spacious, open plan living/dining areas which are ideal for getting everyone together. And all our cottages are just a stone’s throw from one another, so if you’ve got a bigger party, you can simply book two (or more) to suit.
Our location just off the A390 near St Austell makes us ideally placed if you’ve got people coming from different directions (or even different countries), as we’re easily reached by road or rail, and Newquay Airport (with connecting flights to London Gatwick) is only 30 minutes’ drive.
You can book a short break of three nights or more in any of our available cottages between mid-September and mid-May (school holiday periods excepted, with stays starting any day of the week except Sunday).
Celebrations and special occasions
If you’re celebrating a birthday or anniversary and need a little help to plan your special occasion just give us a call on 01726 72128 or email us – we’d be delighted to help make your holiday one that everyone will remember for years to come. From decorations and balloons, to cake and champagne, we can organise it all for you. Just picture the look on Mum’s face when she walks into the cottage and sees it decorated ready for the weekend… surprise!