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9 cool anniversary date ideas in Cornwall

It’s been marked on the calendar for months, you’ve discussed a few ideas for the big anniversary weekend…. and yet nothing’s booked and you’re still debating what to do.

It’s tempting to take the easy option and just book a romantic meal for two. But you’re looking for something a bit different this year….

What if instead you plan an amazing day, filled with awesome experiences that you’ll remember forever?

Any anniversary is worth celebrating, whether you’ve been married for one year or fifty so we’ve created a list of activities to share on a break to Cornwall; some fun, some daring, and some plain old romantic to get you started.

Anniversary ideas Cornwall

1. Kayaking

anniversary ideas in Cornwall kayaking

You don’t need to be an experienced water baby to try your hand at kayaking. There are plenty of companies offering guided tours in the county’s seaside villages, including St Agnes, Port Quin and Polzeath. Explore smuggling caves, peaceful estuaries and the beautiful Cornish marine environment, from the serenity of the sea or a river.

2. Wine tasting

anniversary ideas Cornwall wine tasting

You don’t need us to tell you the potential benefits of visiting a vineyard – Cornwall’s mild micro-climate means vineyards do well in the region. Camel Valley, Polgoon and Polmassick are just three where you can book a wine-tasting tour, run by experienced and passionate experts.

3. Crafting

anniversary ideas Cornwall pottery crafting

Crafting has never been more popular. It gives you both the chance to release your inner creativity and create something beautiful tot ake home with you. Choose from painting, pottery, sculpture and jewellery-making.

4. Road trip

anniversary ideas road trip Cornwall

Have you ever dreamed of zooming off in a Ferrari, Lamborghini or McLaren, your hair blowing in the wind? Or maybe you’d love to feel the comfort and prestige of a Rolls Royce, Lexus or Aston Martin? Mark your special anniversary with a special vehicle, driven along one of Cornwall’s fantastic coast roads.

5. Cooking

anniversary ideas cookery class Cornwall

Roll your sleeves up, don your chef’s apron and compete to be Star Baker at a Cornish cookery class (just remember to steer clear of that soggy bottom). There are plenty of opportunities to finetune your culinary skills, from seafood school to Indian cookery and Italian specials.

6. Live music

anniversary ideas live music Cornwall

You’ll always find a venue playing live music, wherever you’re staying in Cornwall. From the annual Tunes in the Dunes and Boardmasters beach festivals, to smaller gigs in pubs and venues, featuring acoustic musicians, tribute acts and foot-tapping covers.

7. Picnic

anniversary ideas picnic Cornwall

Pack up a picnic basket and head to the coast for a romantic picnic for two. You’re never far from a beach in Cornwall, and if staying at Ocean Blue you can order your food from one of the local supermarkets to be delivered to your apartment.

8. Spa day

anniversary ideas spa day

If there’s ever a time for a bit of self-indulgence, it’s your wedding anniversary. Couples’ massages are a popular choice, or you could book individual treatments tailored to your needs. After your treatments, make the most of the spa’s infinity pool, jacuzzi, steam room and relaxation room, before enjoying afternoon tea with a Cornish cream tea on the terrace.

9. Take a walk

anniversary ideas coast walk

Cornwall has almost 300 miles of coastline, just waiting to be discovered. You may not meet a single person on your walk, unless you stop off at one of the many cafes or bars.

Planning your special day is half the fun, so take your time, consider all the options, and make this year’s anniversary the most memorable yet.

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Book a break at Ocean Blue Cornwall, and add a Cornish cream tea and a bottle of local wine to your booking, so they’re ready and waiting for your arrival.

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