Bored kids are never a fun thing to have. Cold and bored kids should be avoided at all times! So if you’re visiting Cornwall in February and specifically at half term, It’s always a good idea to have some ideas of places to visit up your sleeve. Especially warm ones. And especially ones that have a cafe and food options!
While in Cornwall you of course always have the seaside, but in February it can be sometimes be a shorter day out than in summer. You also have walks in the forest or coastal paths to explore as well – don’t discount them but sometimes you want to have a little bit of a different day. And you’ll definitely want ideas in case the weather is particularly bad.
I know when I used to come to Cornwall with my kids, often out of season and in the cold, we always sought out indoor places that were interesting to their age range. I always had plans to just enjoy the outdoors, but sometimes life changes and you want something indoors!
Read on to discover some of the things that are open and waiting to welcome you in February half term in Cornwall this year.
Kid friendly attractions open in Cornwall – open in February
If you’re planning to visit Cornwall in the February Half Term holidays you’re likely looking for family friendly things to do. I’ve created this list of kid friendly attractions that are open in February and a list of special events taking place as well.
Since it’s February it’s important to note that not everything in Cornwall will be open. Some attractions, like Flambards Theme Park, and some museums, will only be open from Easter onwards. A lot of places open for the full week of half term, especially if they are family activities, but it’s always best to check before heading out!
The following are all open in February for the half term week in 2023 but don’t specifically have any special events on. Also see the places with special events listed below – I haven’t duplicated the results so do check them out as well.
Bodmin & Wenford Railway – Classic steam train rides in the Bodmin area. Dog friendly also! Kids go free at half term (see site for details)
Camel Creek Adventure Park – Adventure Park, rides and a petting zoo. Near Padstow
Newquay Zoo – Zoo park with lots of animals to see. They do daily talks and feeding times where you can watch.
Bluereef Aquarium – by the beach in Newquay centre. A great place to go after exploring the beach.
Lappa Valley – Near Newquay. Miniature train rides and activities.
Bodmin Keep – museum near Bodmin town. Military history and lots of dress up opportunities for kids.
Lands End – the classic activity in Cornwall! You can of course see the sign and go for walks but there’s also a lot of family friendly activities at the site too to enjoy.
PK Porthcurno – museum about communication and history
Special Events happening in February Half Term in Cornwall
Ice Skating – Eden Project – during Half term they also have a kids go free offer – see their site for details and to book
The Sea Show – Minack Theatre (5+) 13th – 20th Feb
Sweet Dreams and Hibernation – Lost Gardens of Heligan 11th – 19th February
February Feel Good Trail – Trengwainton Gardens – Through February (closed Fridays and Saturdays)
Clay Puzzles – Leach Pottery, St Ives (drop in event)
Science of the Sea – National Maritime Museum, Falmouth 13th – 17th February
Conservation Club – Seal Sanctuary, Gweek 13th – 15th February (book in advance)
Teddy Bears Picnic – Dairyland Farm Park, nr Newquay 11th – 19th February
Broken Hearts Tour – Bodmin Jail 11th – 26th February (Parental discretion advised – probably not best for young or sensitive kids!)
Loving Nature Activities – Wheal Martyn, nr St Austell 13th – 17th February
Have I missed anything? Always happy to hear about new events taking place in Cornwall – drop me a line at Kirsty@lostincornwall.co.uk