West Cornwall’s Top 5 Days Out - February Half Term
Wave goodbye to school, work and the daily grind and get ready for some half term fun. With activities aplenty for all generations, here are West Cornwall’s top activities for February half term.
What trip to West Cornwall would be complete without visiting the county’s western most point? Both nostalgic and inspiring, Land’s End has called to people since ancient Greek times. Yes, really. A place of great beauty and fascination, it was known as Belerion, “the shining land”. These days, you can drive to Land’s End or reach it from the coast paths. Make sure you snap a picture next to the famous way-marker and explore the site’s family-friendly amusements too.
The world-famous Minack Theatre makes for an excellent day out for all the family. The incredible work of Rowena Cade and her gardener, Billy Rawlings, the Minack Theatre takes pride of place nestled in the cliffs overlooking Porthcurno. While February may be a little too early for performances, the site is open daily for visits.
Like something out of a fairy tale, St Michael’s Mount must be seen to be believed. Accessed by boat or via a causeway that disappears at high tide, the majestic island castle is awash with history and legend. Bundle up the family and make your way. As you wander the ancient cobble stone paths, make sure you keep an ear out for the sound of a giant’s heart beating somewhere along the path…
Tucked in a gorgeous sheltered valley in west Cornwall, Tremenheere’s 22 acres of sub-tropical gardens are a must-visit. Opening on the 16th February after a winter’s rest, Tremenheere welcomes visitors of all ages to discover its enchanting gardens. Trace the network of weaving paths and look out for the many pieces of artwork around the site, produced by internationally renowned artists.
Walk the mile-long Promenade Beach in Penzance or rest a spell with a flask of hot chocolate on Marazion’s Beach and enjoy the views. For a top day out this February half term, a trip to the beach should definitely be on your list. Hunt for shells and sea-glass along the shore and take them home as unique souvenirs. Sometimes, there are really unusual finds too, like jellyfish and goose-neck barnacles – although we don’t recommend pocketing these!