What’s on in Cornwall over May half-term? A short guide to keepin

Where has the first half of the summer term gone? The past month has flown by as we have all been busy readjusting back to school life. With May half term fast approaching, parents, educational practitioners and children will be looking forward to spending the week taking some much-deserved R&R, as well as making the most of the wonderful array of child-friendly activities that Cornwall has to offer.

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Where has the first half of the summer term gone? The past month has flown by as we have all been busy readjusting back to school life. With May half term fast approaching, parents, educational practitioners and children will be looking forward to spending the week taking some much-deserved R&R, as well as making the most of the wonderful array of child-friendly activities that Cornwall has to offer.  

For the dinosaur lovers amongst us, we suggest paying a visit to Paradise Park, Hayle to explore the weird and wonderful world of prehistoric life. Children can embark on their very own expedition, searching for dinosaurs and their eggs, which are concealed around the park – if they answer all the quiz questions, they will even get their very own ‘Paradise Park Professor of Palaeontology’ certificate! 

Dinosaur Quiz Trail. 2021:  https://paradisepark.org.uk/events-and-news/events-throughout-the-year/ 

If you prefer flora and fauna, why not take a trip to The Eden Project, St Austell where they will be celebrating the awe of plants with daily live music (expect an orchestra of musicians playing in 30-minute sessions, at 11am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm). In addition to enjoying the music, children can get participate in the Plant’s Amazing Journeys Family Trail, where they can discover some of the remarkable journeys that plants complete to survive.  

Music in the Med: https://www.edenproject.com/may-half-term 

You can also pay a visit to Pendennis Castle, Falmouth where several fantastic activities are taking place over half term – children can watch exciting live performances, listen to captivating storytellers, and spend time as a family in the castle grounds. The ‘Kids Rule’ event runs from 29th May – 6th June, from 9am to 5pm.  

Kids Rule: https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/kids-rule-at-half-term-pendennis-castle/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=visitcornwall.com&utm_campaign=listing 

Please be aware that events may need to be prebooked, so check directly with the provider. We hope that you have a lovely half term!  

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