Budget Friendly Family Fun This Half Term

With warmer weather and spring on the horizon, February half term is a great time to get out and about with the family and when visiting Cornwall for the half term break, there is plenty of activities which will see your kids smile and enjoy themselves while parents can relax knowing there is plenty to do to for every taste and budget. 

Let your imagination run wild at Eden Project’s StoryFest. 

A celebration of stories, storytelling, curiosity and fun where the whole family will enjoy daily shows from the Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers who are a mischievous and inventive theatrical experience inspired by the works of Roald Dahl.

You will also be able to take part in interactive sessions with the Eden Narrators and get hands on with crafts, workshops and games. There will also be some special guests from the world of children’s books.

On your marks, get set… Bicycle, bicycle, I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike and there is no better place than along the famous Camel Trail.

The disused railway line is now a fantastic cycle track that takes you through the Camel Valley from Bodmin all the way to Padstow. Cruise along with the wind in your hair as you follow the Estuary which from start to finish is roughly 18 miles and as it is a largely traffic-free trail it is perfect for the kids.

We suggest starting at the mid-way point of Wadebridge and heading to Padstow where you can reward yourselves with some amazing fish, chips and ice cream at this quaint and tranquil harbour. 

There are plenty of places where you can hire bikes for the day for relatively cheap prices however if you are looking for a free fun-filled day bring your bikes from home with you.

The Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro is free for under 16’s (and only £5.50 for an adult day pass)  over half term you will see the museum’s exhibition, Mexico: The Cornish Connection, includes a Mexican ‘Day of the Dead’ themed activity–the Mexican festival where families gather to celebrate their dead. You can also journey back in time and unlock the secrets of Ancient Egypt as well as Cornwall’s struggles in world war one, and of course what Cornish museum wouldn’t be complete without Poldark’s Cornwall.

Now everyone loves ice cream and Cornish ice cream is simply the best which is why we 100% recommend a visit to Roskilly’s Ice Cream Farm

You can be there within 30 minutes from our Tresooth Holiday Barns and an hour from Carnebo Barns. Entry is free for all the family, Meet the animals, stroll around the meadows, enjoy the tranquillity by the ponds and of course, sample some delicious ice cream!

Another great free attraction with a whopping 19 acres to explore is the fantastic Heartlands, the kids can enjoy a giant adventure playground, sculptures you can climb on, mining exhibitions, botanical gardens – the indoor options mean it’s ideal for rainy days as well.

Finally, You cannot go to Cornwall and not go to the beach! Well, you can but you shouldn’t! 

With beautiful stretches of sand near both of our cottage sites, you are going to be spoilt for choice. 

Whether you’re making sandcastles and paddling with toddlers, exploring and investigating the rock pools or having a go at heading into the waves and trying out a surf we’re sure you will have a fun filled day.