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May half term 2016 in Cornwall

Family at NMMC

Days out with the kids

If you’re heading to Cornwall for half term and want some days away from the beaches, there’s lots of half term activities at some of Cornwall’s attractions.

The Eden Project

Game On

All ages can get involved in game playing. From giant Battleships to hide and seek, discover traditional and modern games. Learn how to code, try some retro video gaming or join a Subbuteo tournament. Great storytelling and activities throughout the week. Normal admission prices apply.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Heligan Wild Week

Discover tribal headdress, a giant assault course, relax in a hammock or toast marshmallows by the fire. Lots of great outdoor activities all week. Normal admission prices apply.

The National Trust

Trerice Costume Day

30th May
Step back in time and try on traditional costumes. Normal admission prices, adult supervision required.

Trevithick Tuesdays

31st May
Learn all about steam power and pumping engines at East Pool Mine. Normal admission prices apply.

Marine Discovery Day

2nd June
Join conservationists at Polzeath Beach and find out about marine life, making an animated film, creating beach sculptures and discovering rock pool life. 10am – 4pm, free event.

family rock pooling

Lanhydrock Spring Family Trail

All week
Follow the clues around the garden, small prize at the end. Normal admission price plus £2 for a trail.

I dig Godolphin

From 1st June
Archaeology themed trail around the estate. Normal admission prices apply.

Tregwainton half term explorations

29th May – 2nd June
Follow in the steps of the plant hunters and try some art on the way. Normal admission prices apply.

Dressing the Copper Ore

29th May – 3rd June
Try your hand at breaking the rock with hammers and learn about the copper ore at Levant Mine and Beam Engine. Normal admission prices apply.

Cotehele Manor

Half term fun each day.


Elsa & Olaf visit

30th May

Billy Wizz Magic Show

31st May

Minions Meet & Greet

1st June

Creepy Crawly Wild Animal Show

2nd June
Normal admission prices apply for all days.

National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Boats, birds and beasts

All week
Get creative with masks and a rubber band boat.


2nd June
Find out about our viking past.
For both activities normal admission charges apply, adult supervision required.

Boat racing at NMMC

For more ideas on places to visit, take a look at our Cornwall attractions page.

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