Still time to get away to Cornwall for Christmas!
Want to get away for Christmas? Ever thought about heading off to Cornwall and getting all cosy in a cottage for the Christmas break?
*NB this post has been created in collaboration with Cornish Horizons
There are loads of reasons to spend a week in Cornwall over Winter.
It’s significantly quieter for one, and getting there will be a lot lot easier. Roads without traffic jams are almost unheard of in the Summer but after a trip in Winter to St Mawes last year I can report roads without cars! It’s a real treat.
There are also some fabulous places to visit in the Winter – we loved a trip to the The Lost Gardens of Heligan even in the rain with kids, you’ll need the right clothes on and you need to enjoy being outside if it’s raining, but we had a fun 3 hours there on a wet January day with three 5 year olds and a 2 year old. Why not read our full review you can see large installations like the one below, see farm animals, play on the adventure playground and even brave the rope bridge!
The beaches are also good fun in the winter. You can still get your bucket and spade out, even if it’s cold. Just make sure you take enough layers!
There are also some great places to spend time inside, two that spring to mind are the National Maritime Museum
A hands on museum with signs that say ‘Climb Aboard’ rather than ‘Don’t touch!’ It was interactive throughout and a perfect place to while away a morning with 3 five year olds and a 2 year old who thinks she is 5! All for only £5 per child too. Definitely worth a visit whilst you’re in Cornwall particularly on a rainy day. See our full review here.
and the Eden Project (although some of this is outside too!). Whilst we thought this would be more suitable for kids over 8, the Eden Project continues to get rave reviews and no-one can fault the ethos behind the place. Kids will love to run around and for children (probably around 8) there is a trail to be purchased that keeps them exploring new things. It’s two large domes provide wonderful cover in the rain. One for the list!
So why not check out these Cornish properties from Cornish Horizons, they all had last minute availability for the Christmas week at the time of writing!
Padstow Town – North Coast
Pen Y Mor
Bro Tref House