What’s on in Cornwall in February half-term

Look forward to half-term, Valentines Day romance, longer days and the first signs of Spring as February arrives.

A seaside break with the family is a simple way to bid farewell to Winter and say hello to Spring. To help you get started, here's our guide to what's on in Cornwall in February half-term.

february half term child walking in cornwall

Guide to What's on in Cornwall this February half-term:

Eden Project near St Austell

This stunning attraction promises a packed program of activities for the whole family.

As well as the rainforest biome, tumbling waterfall and exotic plants, your little ones will also love the interactive exhibitions, story-telling and workshops.

Eden Project Cornwall

Seaside discovery at the National Maritime Museum, Falmouth

Sit in a real RNLI lifeboat, hear stories from survivors of ship wrecks, and race your own mini sailing boat across the water.

The Maritime Museum is a hit with families of all ages, with its fascinating exhibits, historical artefacts and entertaining demonstrations.

NMMC science of the sea


Explore nature at the Lost Gardens of Heligan, near Mevagissey

Covering a vast area of countryside on the south Cornish coast, these historic gardens are a treasure trove of secret tunnels, rope bridges, pretty lakes and adventure playgrounds.

See how the gardens have been expertly transformed since their discovery and try your hand at some of the crafts on offer.

rope bridge at Lost Gardens of Heligan

Ocean Blue Cornwall apartments are a stone's throw from the white sandy beach at Treyarnon Bay near Padstow

Explore the miles of sandy beaches and rugged coastline, right outside your front door. There's loads going on throughout Cornwall to keep the little ones entertained, from feeding penguins and otters to exploring nature trails.

Meet the seal pups and otters, at the Gweek Seal Sanctuary near Helston

Meet the sea lions, feed the penguins and watch the otters at play before peering into the rockpools in search of sea anemones, crabs and shrimps.

During half-term, the team of wildlife experts are on hand to train up their next crew of forest rangers. Are you ready to become an animal detective, take the creature quest and get creative with nature's crafts? Complete the missions and earn your Forest Ranger's Badge.

February half-term at Gweek seal sanctuary


Train the troops at Pendennis Castle in Falmouth

Travel back in time to World War Two at this 16th Century castle on the shores of the Fal Estuary. Fall in line as you undertake soldier training, shape up and ship out in commando camp before facing the Drill Sergeant and tackling the obstacle course.

The castle is a treasure trove of secret tunnels, surprising stories, historic artefacts and vantage points to spy the enemy. It was built by Henry VIII in 1539 in response to the threat of Spanish invasion, and remains an impressive landmark today.

Book your stay in Cornwall this February half-term or Valentines Day.

Take a look at the Ocean Blue cottages and apartments on the coast near Padstow, Cornwall:

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  • Welcome hamper including delicious local Cornish produce

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Apartments are filling up, so if you'd like to make the most of the first break of the year, call 01841 719090 now to discuss which apartment is right for you and to book your holiday.

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