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Winter attractions perfect for an off-peak getaway

Winter attractions perfect for an off-peak getaway

Cornwall isn’t just a holiday destination strictly for the summer months, winter is the perfect time to enjoy the region and it’s attractions. With almost no queues, loads of fun for all the family and reduced admission prices it’s a great time of year to visit.

You will find a warm welcome all year round along with the following attractions open 7 days a week;

National Maritime Museum

National Maritime Museum

Take a journey into a Viking world at the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth. Housed completely in-doors it’s the perfect attraction on rainy days.  

With many exciting exhibits and activities for all ages, it’s a great way to escape the weather if it drops too cold.

Find out what’s on here;

The Eden Project, St Austell

Escape the chill of winter in the tropical biome at the Eden Project. Kept at a lovely warm temperature between 18 and 35degrees Celsius it’s perfect for warming up.

The Eden Project is perfect for all ages, with activities running through the winter for all the family.

As an added extra there’s now an Ice Skating Rink now open until 24th February.

On the 9th of December the Santa’s on the Run event starts at 11am, a charity event raising money for local families. Run, skip or walk your way around the 2k course while raising money for an important cause. With Face painters, tombolas, entertainment and music also included. Anyone raising over £30 in sponsorship or any child that raises over £20 is entered into a prize draw.

Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay

For more indoor fun, the Blue Reef Aquarium is open all year round with excellent exhibits including the Shark Tunnel and Blue Reef Nurseries.

Learn about the ocean wildlife and have fun while staying warm at the Blue Reef Aquarium.

Visit their website for opening times and admission prices;

Trebah Garden, nr Falmouth

Enjoy a winter walk in Trabah Garden near Falmouth down to the private beach finishing with a hot home-made soup in the excellent café.

Running several events throughout the winter including Festive Wreath Making Workshops ideal crafty hobbyists.

Visit their website for opening times and admission prices;

Paradise Park and Jungle Barn, Hayle

Running throughout the winter, the conservation work and activities continue whatever the weather.

Santa will also be making an appearance at Santa’s Grotto. The magical experience will make any childs Christmas extra special.

Escape the weather in the Jungle Barn with a play area for children.

Find out more on the Paradise Park and Jungle Barn website here;

Cornwall Gold, Portreath

Take a fascinating tour of Tolgus Tin Mill and give in to the lure of the extensive jewellery showroom.


With many attractions staying open during the Winter season, it’s easy to find something to do. With almost no crowds and special low-season rates for many attractions it’s an ideal time to visit.

Looking for a self-catering holiday in Cornwall, book online today or call us on 01209 842111

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