Great Days Out with Kids in Cornwall This May Half Term
Late May and early June is a fantastic time of year for family holidays or breaks in Cornwall, with mild weather and uncrowded beaches and other attractions. Bring clothes to suit all weathers and times of day and you're assured a brilliant time.
Fal River Festival, Falmouth, 30 May–5 June
A seven-day community-led celebration of life on the river, with more than 150 events and activities, including a circus camp, stand-up paddleboarding, and a street food and craft ales festival.
Animal Encounter Supersized Weekend, National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth, 28 and 29 May
A weekend of activities inspired by The Owl and the Pussycat, including the chance to meet creatures from the Screech Owl Sanctuary and to create a giant owl and cat sculpture.
Mister Maker, Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Helford Estuary, 14 May–12 June
The chance to create sea creatures in an interactive craft zone and to collect recyclable materials to make your own crab at home at this rescue centre with its grey and common seals, Patagonian and Californian sea-lions, penguins, otters, goats, sheep and ponies.
Wild Week, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, St Austell, 28 May–5 June
A week of 'tribal’ fun and discovery at this fabulous place with its Victorian productive gardens, pleasure grounds, sub-tropical jungle and a groundbreaking wildlife project. Outdoor fun for half term includes headdress making, an assault course challenge, a catapult game, wild art, and marshmallow toasting.
Pendennis at War!, Pendennis Castle, Falmouth 31 May–2 June
Henry VIII's mighty fortress, where this half term you can watch step back in time to the 1940s with military reenactments and soldier training camps and relive home front spirit with vintage vehicles and music.
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Image copyright: Lost Gardens of Heligan.