Cornwall welcomes the first signs of Spring in February and plenty of visitors who come to the county in search of a break from the everyday.
As the days start to get a little longer, daffodils and snowdrops burst into bloom around Cornwall. It is traditionally the first place in the UK that daffodils bloom and the world’s biggest producer. February is all about putting on your warm gear and wellies and getting out and about exploring woodlands, coastal paths and beaches and enjoying nature in its raw form.
On stormy days experience the windswept coastline and crashing waves and then cosy up in a cottage with a hot chocolate next to the fire. Some of our visitors tell us it’s their favourite time to come to Cornwall as it’s a little quieter than the rest of the year and the weather can be somewhat wild.
We love February half term in Cornwall for:
Great for cycling and walking the Penrose estate is a network of walking and cycle paths from Porthleven to Helston. You can hire bikes at the Helston boating lake and cycle to Porthleven for lunch then ride back. Or you can walk the circular path along the coast path to Loe Bar and then head inland through the forested Penrose estate.
A lovely long stretch of beach that is popular with surfers and dog walkers in the winter. Just 5 miles from Porthleven, the long sandy shores are perfect for beachcombing and shell collecting.
A great place to join in February half term fun! There are always wonderful activities for kids and the biomes are fascinating.
February Half Term 2019 presents a Passport to the World. Pick up your passport and explore 4 continents in one day!
See if you can spot the first signs on Spring at the beautiful Trelissick Gardens near Truro. Not only are these gardens some of the best in Cornwall, they also serve fabulous coffee and cake in the National Trust café.