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Explore the best days out in Cornwall this May half-term

Posted in News by Lauren Webb on 9th May 2022

Cornwall’s top tourist attractions will be offering plenty of family fun during the May half holidays, as visitor attractions across the county reveal the activities they’ve lined up.

For holidaymakers and locals looking for something to keep the kids amused during the school holidays, there’s a feast of fabulous fun to pick from – from bee-friendly fun at The Eden Project to creating a colourful windsock at PK Porthcurno, from a Knights’ Tournament at Pendennis Castle in Falmouth to water safety with the RNLI at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall.

Here’s some of the best May half-term holiday activities in Cornwall, running from 28 May – 5 June 2022. Dates and opening times may vary so visitors are advised to check attraction websites before visiting.

  • May half-term family fun at Trengwainton Garden

    Head to Trengwainton for a right royal celebration this May half term as we mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee with bunting making and fallen flower kebabs.

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  • Dairyland Best Days Out Cornwall

    Celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at Dairyland Farm Park

    What a jolly royal time to be had here at Dairyland for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee where we will be holding a fancy dress competition, face paint, crafts, our royal animals quiz, old school games and so much more!

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  • May Half-Term this Spring at Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm

    From 28 May 2022 through to 5 June 2022, join the team at Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm for a day filled with discovery, adventure and springtime fun!

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  • Wildlife Week at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary

    Get back to nature this May half-term with our Wildlife Week at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary! Join us for a jam-packed week of activities from 28th May – 5th June, including daily wildlife talks, the Big Wildlife Count, seal pup rescue demos and more.

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  • Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at Wheal Martyn

    Come and join an Alice in Wonderland-themed tea party on the cafe terrace at Wheal Martyn to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

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  • Royal fun for the Platinum Jubilee this May half term at Wheal Martyn

    To celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s platinum Jubilee, Wheal Martyn has lots of royally fun activities planned!

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  • Newquay Zoo Best Days Out Cornwall

    May Half Term at Newquay Zoo

    From Saturday 28 May to Sunday 5 June, Newquay Zoo will be running daily animal talks led by their zoo rangers where you can discover amazing facts about the animals at Newquay Zoo

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  • May half term and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at Trerice

    This May half term at Trerice take part in a free, self-led 50 things activity trail in the garden. You’ll look up and watch the clouds above searching for shapes and faces, make some noise when you join nature’s band, and go on a nature adventure.

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  • Ad Minoliti: Biosfera Peluche / Biosphere Plush at Tate St Ives

    Ad Minoliti’s exhibition Biosfera Peluche / Biosphere Plush is coming to Tate St Ives. Experience Minoliti’s alternate universes and colourful paintings which draw on the rich legacy of geometric abstraction in Latin America.

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  • May Half Term at Flambards

    There will be a distinctly regal feel to Flambards as part of our spectacular May half term entertainment (Saturday 28th May – Sunday 5th June 2022) as we join in with the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

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  • Tate Create for May half term at Tate St Ives

    Come to Tate St Ives this half term and get creative… Get hands-on this holiday and create art inspired by Ad Minoliti’s colourful and geometric paintings.

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  • Wild Week at The Lost Gardens of Heligan

    Wild Week returns to The Lost Gardens of Heligan this May half term where you’re invited to rediscover your wild side, to restore your survival skills and to enjoy a week of creative outdoor play.

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  • Glendurgan Best Days Out Cornwall

    May Half Term Trail at Glendurgan Garden

    Come and celebrate Spring shifting to Summer with some nature activities at Glendurgan this May half term.

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  • Paradise Park Best Days Out Cornwall

    Bugs and Butterfly Quest at Paradise Park

    Enjoy the fun ‘Bug and Butterfly Quest’ a great way to explore the amazing world of insect life. Plus, amazing flying displays, feeding times and Keeper talks, including eagles, owls, and penguins.

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  • Bodmin & Wenford Railway Best Days Out Cornwall

    Bodmin and Wenford Railway’s Jubilee Specials

    Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at the Bodmin & Wenford Railway from the 2 to 5 June. Treat yourself one of our Right Royal Brunch boxes, a Platinum Afternoon Tea box or a Royal Compartment aboard one of our steam trains.

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  • Newquay Zoo Best Days Out Cornwall

    ‘Tapirs & Tapas’ at Newquay Zoo

    Would you like to experience Newquay Zoo after hours, learn about our Brazilian Tapirs, help feed them AND enjoy delicious tapas in Café Lemur? Join us for an exclusive opportunity to find out everything there is to know about Newquay’s Brazilian Tapirs

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  • Eden Project Best Days Out Cornwall

    May Half-term at the Eden Project

    Discover May half term fun at the Eden Project. Follow an interactive Create-a-Buzz trail and be inspired to create your own bee-friendly garden, meet the Skinny Jean Gardener and get top gardening tips, pick up […]

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  • PK Porthcurno Best Days Out Cornwall

    Planet PK Champions: Sunny Solar Power

    Introducing Planet PK Champions – our new environmental sessions for children. Join us to learn about the future of solar energy by building a solar-powered electronic circuit

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  • PK Porthcurno Best Days Out Cornwall

    Pop Up PK: Secret Squid Messages

    Come and meet Morgy, our new giant squid installation in the gardens of PK, and make your own colourful squid windsock to fly in the wind. 

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  • PK Porthcurno Best Days Out Cornwall

    Pop Up PK: Secret Squid Messages

    Come and meet Morgy, our new giant squid installation in the gardens of PK, and make your own colourful squid windsock to fly in the wind. 

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  • Pendennis Castle Best Days Out Cornwall

    Knights’ Tournament at Pendennis Castle

    Go back in time and get closer to the action as rival knights compete in the ultimate test of strength and skill at the Pendennis Castle Knights’ Tournament in Falmouth.

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  • Pendennis Castle Best Days Out Cornwall

    Knights’ Tournament at Pendennis Castle

    Date: 31 May – 2 June Time: 10am – 5pm Go back in time and get closer to the action as rival knights compete in the ultimate test of strength and skill at Pendennis Castle’s […]

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  • National Maritime Museum Best Days Out Cornwall

    Water Safety Weekend with the RNLI at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    On Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 May get water-wise with the RNLI as they take over National Maritime Museum Cornwall for a Water Safety Weekend.

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    Water Safety Weekend with the RNLI at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth

    On Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 May get water-wise with the RNLI as they take over National Maritime Museum Cornwall for a Water Safety Weekend.

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    Mini Monsters of the Not So Deep at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth

    This May half term The Rock Pool Project are helping National Maritime Museum Cornwall discover more from the rock pools along our Cornish coast.

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Discover full details of all of these events on our Events page.

Visitors to Cornwall’s top attractions can be assured that appropriate COVID-19 safety measures will continue to remain in place, and all attractions will follow recommended government guidelines.