January and February are two of the best months to visit Cornwall as you get to see it as the locals do. Before the crowds descend for Easter, the winter is a magical time to explore and enjoy popular places such as Padstow and Rock without too many people around and whilst it’s still and serene. We’ve put together some of our favourite ideas for things to do in Cornwall when visiting in the quieter months.
Take a Trip to the Beach
The beach? In January? Trust us, there can be no better time. January and February you’ll find picturesque empty coves and stretches of sand before you. Ideal for curling up under a blanket and wave watching, stone skimming, winter sandcastles or running Fido until he’s salty, sandy and utterly exhausted. No need to worry if the weather is on the turn, we’ll come and collect you with our dedicated Land Rover service.
Curl up with a Hot Chocolate
Sometimes the best thing to do is absolutely nothing. Book a hot date with our woodburner and curl up in front of the flames with a great book whilst enjoying an indulgent Hot Chocolate – calories don’t really count in winter anyway.
Ice-Skating at Eden
The Eden Project has their ice rink until 18th February and it’ll be much quieter and more enjoyable than December with the Christmas crowds. Whilst at Eden why not consider popping along to Faeries, Fables and Folklore on 13th and 14th January, celebrating the wildlife and faerie myths of Cornwall.
Festival of Light in Truro
The annual Festival of Light that takes place in Truro and sees the city lit up with a lantern procession through the streets is happening in January 2018 as opposed to November because of bad weather. This is the perfect opportunity to head to the city and enjoy a spot of sale shopping combined with an evening of lantern watching on Wednesday 31st January.
Visit the Theatre
At this time of year, the best thing to do is cosy up at the local theatre and enjoy a good show. There’s lots on at the beginning of the year, including Awful Auntie by David Walliams in January and comedy in February, courtesy of legendary Cornish comedian Kernow King and the renowned stand-up comic Bill Bailey.
See Some Seals
January is pup season at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary and what a wonderful time to visit. See the seals close up, enjoy feeding time and meet otters, sea lions and penguins too.
Enjoy a Spa Day
Don’t want to brave the winter weather? We don’t blame you. January and February are the ideal time to relax and enjoy a special treatment or all-indulgent spa day. The Sleepy Cow Body Treatment or Evening Primrose Body Wrap are two of our favourites and will soothe you into a gentle slumber.
Whatever you have planned for the quieter months, whether coastal walking or simply unwinding, there is something for everyone in Cornwall. Don’t forget, if you’re looking at visiting in winter to check out our special three nights for the price of two offer here.