Cornwall is brilliant for family holidays and February Half Term 2016 is no
exception. Imagine relaxing in a luxury lodge looking over the sea, the log
burner flickering and the hot tub bubbling. Although this may sound like a
dream, here at Gwel an Mor it is reality. That’s why we have so many awards, we
aim to create perfect holidays in Cornwall.
To help with
your holiday and holiday planning here is our recommendations for February Half
Term in Cornwall with the family. Five are paid for attractions…the others are
coastal and rural fun free of charge
Park, Hayle. Just 15 minutes from our home at Portreath is this amazing bird
sanctuary. It has an amazing collection of species, whilst also boasting an
indoor play barn. At Half Term they’ll be running Little Pirates and
Princesses, a family quiz/adventure around the site with a free treat at the
end of the trail.
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you’re in Hayle take a stroll along St George’s Walk. This quiet road runs
alongside the estuary and has won many awards for its flower arrangements. It’s
perfect for working off lunch and letting the kids ride their bikes with next
to no traffic. (the road is closed to vehicles on a Sunday!)
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Seal Sanctuary, Gweek. An amazing place, always worth a visit. The team at the
Cornish Seal Sanctuary never fail to impress, and this Half Term they want you
to don your wellies and take on the Piskie Puddle Trail and have a go at welly
wanging. If it is too cold and wet there’ll be woodland crafts – a
perfect family day.
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you’re planning on visiting the Cornish Seal Sanctuary then it is well worth a
trip to the nearby coast. From the pristine harbour at Porthleven (with many
great cafes and restaurants) to exploring the Lizard. Kynance Cove is a must
for any holiday in Cornwall, especially when the more dramatic weather is in
<![if !supportLists]>5. Eden
Project, Bodelva. What Cornish holiday is complete without a visit to the
internationally acclaimed Eden Project? At Half Term there will be adventures
with Stickman and a final opportunity to ice skate.
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short hop, skip and a jump from the Eden Project is Fowey. It’s a picture
perfect Cornish fishing village, with plenty of nooks and crannies to explore,
whilst also hosting some amazing independent shops and delightful eateries.
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Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth. The best spot for exploring Cornwall’s rich
maritime history. It’s a great place to explore and spend a day. At Half Term
there’ll be out of this world experiences! You and the family can take in the
Planetarium with 360 degree views of our amazing solar system – a real star of
a day out 😉
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is an amazing place, quirky with plenty to explore. Heading a little West of
the town you can explore the Helford River and its many creeks, getting muddy
and refuelling at the Ferryboat Inn. A little bit of solitude and a nice
alternative to beaches and coast paths.
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Zoo, Newquay. A firm family favourite for the holidays. A visit to the zoo is
sure to please kids of all ages. At Newquay Zoo there will be lots to see and
do at Half Term. Come along and meet animals of all shapes and sizes; from
creepy crawlies through to big cats.
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ten miles to the East is an area known as ‘the seven bays’, a collection of
incredible beaches centred on St Merryn, a rural Cornish village. You’ll need
time to walk the coastal path and feel the sand between your toes at Treyarnon,
Constantine, Harlyn and Mother Ivey’s Bay…but you’ll have fun doing so!
If this list
has you reaching for your walking boots and you need a good base for a holiday
in Cornwall then have a look at our luxury lodges. The resort is minutes from
the A30, the main transport link through Cornwall, perfect for exploring all of
the above and more.