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Things to do in Cornwall during January and February

15th December 2023

A Cornish winter has lots going for it, from quieter beaches to fewer people visiting holiday hotspots like Padstow and St Ives. We've compiled just a few of our favourite things to do during the months of January and February.

Snowdrop weekend at Pencarrow, near Bodmin.

This popular annual event takes place on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th February at Pencarrow, near Bodmin. Experience the first taste of spring with swathes of snowdrops across the beautiful parkland of this magnificent country estate. There is no need to pre-book, simply turn up, with donations welcome to their chosen charities. With free car parking, it is dog-friendly too.

For more information please visit their website HERE

Pinetum Gardens - Winter Garden

Visit Pinetum Gardens near St Austell and enjoy their beautifully laid out Winter Garden. They claim that it is Cornwall's largest dedicated winter garden and with 3 acres of spiralling paths, you can see why. With a planting scheme that highlights winter flowers, beautiful bark, colourful foliage and heavily scented leaves, this magical space is a tonic to the soul during these darker months. 

For more information visit HERE

St Ives Feast Day - Monday 5th February 2024

This annual event is also known as the St Ives Hurling of the Silver Ball. It starts with a procession and the blessing of the silver ball from 9.30am and the hurling of the ball takes place around 10.30am, on Porthmeor Beach.

To read more about this special day and timings, click HERE

Bird Watching at Hayle Estuary

Visit the RSPB reserve at Hayle Estuary during the winter and you will be in for a really wild treat. Take a pair of binoculars and you will see vast numbers of Teals and Widgeons. Every year up to 18,000 migrant and wintering waterfowl flock to Hayle estuary.

For a great day out, visit HERE for further details. 

Enjoy Winter Coastal Walks

With plenty of coastal walks to choose from in Cornwall, we advise you visit the National Trust website, who provide excellent detailed information on coastal walks and also where there is a tea room available.

We've picked the National Trust walk at Boobys Bay on the north coast, click HERE for detailed information.

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