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February half-term

Posted on: 21st January 2016

With Half Term just around the corner take a look at what’s happening down here in Cornwall.  Trewince is just the place to base you and your family for exploring what Cornwall has to offer, check availability on our bookings page.  (Information provided by Visit Cornwall)

Newquay Zoo

There are lots of exciting and fun things to do at Cornwall’s attractions this February half-term, here’s our guide…

Paradise Park, Hayle 13 -21 Feb
Join Paradise Park over February half-term for their Little Pirates and Fairies fancy dress week. A family-fun quiz trail will run from 14-22 February and when you’ve completed the quiz claim your delicious sweet treat.

Newquay Zoo, Newquay Throughout Feb
Open from 10am – 5pm everyday, Newquay Zoo is a fantastic place to visit throughout the year, no matter what the season. Get closer to over 130 of the world’s rare and exciting creatures at the award winning Newquay Zoo! Watch the big cats devour lunch, visit the creepiest crawlies in the atmospheric tropical house and learn more about conservation.

Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Gweek 13 – 21 Feb
The Cornish Seal Sanctuary are inviting people to grab their wellies and embrace the outdoors, whatever the weather this February half-term. They have lined up a host of activities designed to help their visitors make the most of the beautiful outdoor setting. Experience their magical Piskie Puddle Trail, take part in Welly Wanging, and get involved with our Woodland Crafts,there will be something for everyone! All this and our talks and feeds will still be on offer, we’ll just be adding a little extra fun!

Eden Project, St Austell 13-21 February
If you’re fed up of hibernating at home, head to Eden and skate on their beautiful ice rink on its final week. There are fun sessions to suit everyone, from toddlers to experienced skaters. Make a day of it and explore the enchanted biomes and lunch in the cafe.

This half-term at Eden, younger children will love meeting Stick Man, the ever-popular Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler character. Discover how he overcomes encounters with playful dogs and nest building birds and take part in Stick Man inspired crafts, games and Pooh stick racing. Older children can pick up essential survival techniques from our experts including how to shoot a blowpipe and make a fire, and get close up to some visiting minibeasts.

National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth, various dates in Feb
There is plenty going on at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall this half-term. Our top pick is Join us for an experience which is out of this world! Take a trip to the stars in their Planetarium, giving you 360 degree views of our spectacular solar system. Explore the wonders of space science and be amazed by the universe’s astronomy. See you there!

See all events here.

Land’s End – 13 – 21 February
Re-opening its doors for 2016, the beautiful scenery of Land’s End has made it one of Britain’s favourite destinations for days out. Parking your car and walk the clifftops to see how Cornwall changes from season to season. Throughout half-term, bring the whole family this February half term; pick up a free trail and help your young ones win a sweet treat, explore our fun-filled family attractions, pick up a bargain in the West Country Shopping Village, and once you’ve built up an appetite from an action packed  day of adventure, quench your thirst and satisfy hungry tums in one of our catering outlets!

Trebah Garden, Falmouth 1 – 28 February
Whose knees are these trail: Explore the garden via the “Whose Knees Are These” trail whilst answering clues and finding out fascinating fun about bees. Trails cost £2 including prize. Normal Garden entry rates apply.

The Monkey Sanctuary, Looe 13 – 21 February
Hang out with the monkeys throughout February half-term and enjoy fascinating keeper talks, activities for the children, play area, films, lunch at the Treetop cafe and lots more. Hear about how the monkeys have got on over the winter months and the latest news on our campaigns work.Childs tickets from just £5.

Romantic Spots

Posted on: 7th January 2016

With February fast approaching why not book your stay at Trewince whilst you visit The Roseland (featured in Visit Cornwall’s 5 to try Romantic Spots)

Romantic Spots in Cornwall | Valentines | Things to do

Cornwall could be described as somewhat of a flirt. It captures the heart of everybody that visits and ignites a passionate love affair that lasts a lifetime. So take advantage of Cornwall’s skills for seduction and head to one of these romantic spots… Cornwall sets the scene so all you have to do is find your Valentine!

St Nectans Glen Waterfall – Tintagel
This place has all the ingredients for love and romance; ivy clad trees, a sparkling river and the pièce de résistance, a mesmerising waterfall. As you walk hand in hand through the Glen which has deservedly been bestowed Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty status, you’ll sense the waterfall before you actually see it. A feeling of calm, relaxation and togetherness washes over you and this secret hideaway is the perfect place to share whispered sweet nothings to the serenade of birdsong… just keep an eye out for fairies, piskies and spirits who could be playing gooseberry!
Admission fee applies for visiting the waterfall.

Lusty Glaze Beach – Newquay
We could have picked any one of Cornwall’s beaches and declared them a romantic spot because quite frankly anywhere with glistening sand and crashing waves has the capacity to send couples starry-eyed, but with a name like Lusty Glaze this north coast beach, which is kissing distance from Newquay, has got to be a love highlight. As a unique venue for weddings, the beautiful horseshoe shaped private cove has seen its fair share of romance and for couples that prefer to show their love in less traditional ways, the beach is also renowned for its adventure activities – surely there’s no better way to say ‘I love you’ than on the Lusty 750ft zip wire!

St Michaels Mount – Marazion
This iconic Island has provided the backdrop to countless special moments and has been named one the top places in the country to pop the question, so loved up couples looking for the ultimate romance can’t go wrong by heading to St Michael’s Mount. Cross the causeway where a legendary giant once walked, follow the footsteps of pilgrims or boat hop to an island where modern life meets layers of history. Time it right and catch the evocative castle drenched in the glow of a stunning sunset and end your heart filled experience with a glass of Cornish bubbly in one of Marazion’s many fantastic restaurants that share a picture postcard view of the magical Mount.

St Just in Roseland – Roseland Peninsula
St. Just-in-Roseland Church outside St Mawes has been described as one of the most beautiful churches in the UK and for £3 an hour you can pay for the church to be floodlight at night creating the perfect atmosphere for popping the question. With a magical ‘yes’ ringing in the air, complete the perfect proposal with a moonlit walk along the beautiful River Fal and take your pick of the Roseland’s amazing restaurants and indulgent hotels to celebrate and ‘talk weddings’ into the small hours.

The Tristan Stone and Fowey – Fowey
A stone it may be but this isn’t just any stone, it is an ancient monument marking the grave of noble Knight of the Round Table, Tristan, who inspired one of the greatest love stories of British history. When Tristan, fell in love with the beautiful Irish Princess Isolde who was the wife of his uncle, King Mark of Cornwall, it could only be ill-fated and their tragic affair has inspired poets for centuries. So for Valentine dismissive’s in need a helping hand to get into the romantic spirit, this local landmark and its magical tale is a vital pit stop en-route to an intimate meal in Fowey – guaranteed to fill heads with much needed passion!

Written by Julia Hughes @Julia_C_Hughes