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What's on this February Half Term..

Written by Catherine Coad on

Looe & Polperro is a great family destination all year round, but if you prefer to avoid too many crowds, February half term is a good time to come down. Please see below a selection of events and activities, for young and old, fair weather or foul.

For Adults
There is “A Night of Fish ’n’ Tips” from the Cornwall Good Seafood Guide and Looe Marine Conservation Group.  The speaker is Matt Slater of Cornwall Wildlife Trust, with chefs from Old Sail Loft, Pengelly's and others. 7-10pm on Friday 19th February at the Millpool Centre, West Looe.

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum is hosting “Forgotten Wrecks of the First World War”, an exhibition highlighting the fate of around 700 ships which sank off England’s south coast during World War I.  It’s on throughout half term, and until 18th March.

If you fancy a flutter, East Cornwall Hunt Point to Point Meeting is taking place on Sunday 21st February near Liskeard.  A minimum of six races will be held, and food and drink will be available.  Place your bets!

For Kids
Keep little ones and older kids entertained with loads of fun and educational activities.

The Wartime Winter exhibition at Porthcurno Telegraph Museum gives kids a chance to discover what it would have been like for evacuees in World War II.  Running throughout February.

Love Wildlife: At The Lost Gardens of Heligan, from 13th - 21st February, learn all about the wildlife in your garden, and how you can make creatures of all shapes and sizes feel at home.

The Monkey Sanctuary, near Looe, will be re-opening this half term, with activities designed to promote the valuable conservation work they do, and encourage kids to learn about these furry friends.

For the whole family

For fun and activities the whole family will enjoy, look no further!

Padstow Kernow Players are performing their annual pantomime at the Little Theatre.  This year it’s Snow White and the Magnificent Seven Dwarfs.  On from 16th - 20th February.  All together now: “He’s behind you!”

National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth: Viking Voyagers.  Discover the Viking way of life and bust a few myths along the way:

The Eden Project has a wonderful range of activities for all ages this half term.  The popular children’s character Stick Man is coming to Eden.  There will be a Stick Man Trail and film shown on site, lessons on survival skills, workshops and other activities.  Go ice-skating, try out the Sky Wire zip-wire, or meet Crocodile Joe, who can introduce you to all sorts of fascinating creepy-crawlies!  Cardinham Woods, near Bodmin also has a Stick Man trail.

A few other family favourites:

Paradise Park, near Hayle:
Brewers’ Fayre at Loggans Moor, near Hayle:
A great place to go for lunch or dinner, with the added bonus of an indoor play area!

For more great ideas on how to entertain youngsters this holiday, why not try: or

You can view our remaining February Half Term availability here.

Catherine Coad

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