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Half term happenings in Cornwall

Make BV your base for an October half term break in Cornwall this year. As well as all the activities on site (including the boat trips which run from our foreshore until the end of October), there’s plenty of things to do, see and outings to be had. Here’s a few of our recommendations ;

Gaia at Natural History Museum, London 2018
Image Credit: ‘Gaia at Natural History Museum, London 2018’.

Truro Cathedral
Truro Cathedral will be playing host to Gaia, the touring artwork by artist Luke Jerram and you can bag yourself a ticket to one of the after hours sessions here.

Trebah Garden
Open all year round, our neighbours at Trebah are a short walk or very short drive from BV. This stunning garden offers many paths down to the beach on the Helford and children will love the jungle play area complete with zip wire, climbing castle, slide and massive net which is always a winner.

Seal Sanctuary
The Seal Sanctuary just down the (windy) road from us in the village of Gweek is always worth a visit. Stroll up from the entrance and your first stop will be the hospital ward, you never know who might be in there but this is where the recently rescued or injured seals stay for a while. Further on you’ll meet some of the resident seals as well as the rehab pools. The sanctuary also has resident penguins an a huge sealion.

Squashbox Theatre
If you like theatre, on Friday 27th October the wonderful Cornwall based Squashbox Theatre will be in the neighbouring village of Constantine with their show Shivers and Shadows, aimed at children aged 6 plus.

Wheal Martyn
A little further afield there’s half-term fun planned at Wheal Martyn Clay Works, an indoor and outdoor museum where you can explore the world of China Clay. Set amongst two Victorian clay works, the area has 26 acres of woodland and trails to explore with play areas and a secret outdoor drum set.