Discover the best days out in Cornwall during the spring half-term holidays – we’re bringing you a list of inspiring and enjoyable events at the county’s top tourist attractions.
Here’s some of the best family days out for the May half-term holiday in 2023, from Rock Pool Explorers at The National Maritime Museum Cornwall to the Lobster Loop with the National Lobster Hatchery in Padstow, from Wild Week at Heligan to dance workshops at Wheal Martyn.
Dates and opening times may vary so visitors are advised to check attraction websites before visiting.
We will continue to update this page as we discover new events, so please do keep checking back for new information.
Follow our garden trail this half term to discover some quirky Victorian cures for everyday illnesses.
Discover a world of creativity and imagination this half-term at Eden. Join us for a fantastic family fun event from 27 May – 4 June 2023 full of pop-up performance and theatre – including music, story-telling, dance and creative workshops.
Presented by John Brolly 29 & 31 May & 2 June at 4pm Adults £10 Under 16s half price Babes in arms free Suitable for young children Running time – 60 minutes An old gardener […]
Check out our afternoon storytelling events for families with young children. New tales and old favouritesevery week during school holidays. See website for details.
Step into nature with our Wildlife Week here at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary. With plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy, embrace all that mother nature has to offer this May Half Term!
Imaginations are set to run wild at the Eden Project this May half-term as theatre, dance, literature and music combine in a fabulous festival of fun for visitors of all ages. Taking place from May […]
History will be brought to life in a series of immersive workshops and performances by popular theatre company Live History at Wheal Martyn Clay Works from Tuesday 30 May to Thursday 1 June. Live History […]
During May half term in and around Cornwall, National Trust places are hosting an array of family friendly activities. From dressing up in Tudor inspired costumes to beach cleans and learning all about bugs and […]
See the wonderful new otters, ‘Pippin’ and ‘Katarni’, this Half Term. Seek out the special otter info and spot the answers to the Otter Spotter Special quiz and claim your exclusive badge plus a chocolate fish! Plus, fantastic daily activities.
Join us in celebration of Trerice’s 450 year anniversary with jousting, costumes and live performances.
For this May Half Term in Pop-up Planet PK: Make a Mini Beast, create some mini critters to populate a wild garden of handmade flowers or get creative with finger paint and coloured paper to make 2D bugs. earn about the importance of the insect population
Come and join us for some nature-based activities at Glendurgan this half term!
Go back in time and get close to the action at Pendennis Castle’s Knights’ Tournament.
The Walls Remember is a new event at Bodmin Jail. Live actors will play historical figures such as the governor and nurse, depicting moments in time. Visitors will witness an immersive glimpse into the lives of past inmates. The event offers a unique and
Take part in a nature trail around the garden during May half-term at Trelissick.
10am-5pm Collect a stick from the reception and gather fallen flowers as you explore the garden, then add them to all the others to create a collective piece of wild art in the shape of […]
Have you ever fancied learning some historic dances? In this workshop we will discuss the history of specific dances, see them in action and you will learn the steps yourself to impress your friends and family!
We have released lobsters around the town of Padstow, this May Half Term join our scavenger hunt ‘The Lobster Loop’ to explore the town, look out for our lobsters and be in with a chance of winning prizes. The Lobster Loop is included with all entry pas
Get creative with a ball of clay, other hands-on creative activities and our scavenger hunt this half term. Maybe create a clay face in our woodland or your own creation to take home with you!
Wild Week returns to The Lost Gardens of Heligan this May half term and you’re invited, to rediscover the wild, its importance, its beauty, and our place within it. Restore your wild side, hone your […]
This spring half term dive into The Rock Pool Project’s mobile rock pool and discover creatures found on our Cornish coast, create paper plate rock pools in Make & Take and join the Museum trail to help us find all the hidden rock pool creatures.