Planning a little festive trip with the family to Cornwall this year? Or maybe you are lucky enough to live in Cornwall, however if you are from Cornwall, I am sure you already know where the festivities are happening! If you don’t read on, if you do and we have missed anything please do let us know!
There is so much to do in Cornwall for the family, Christmas markets and fairs, ice skating, beautiful Christmas lights, visiting father Christmas, just have a look yourself…
The Eden Project has opened their ice-skating rink for the festivities offering different sessions for families to choose from. General skating, family fun skate, as well as parent and toddler sessions which is non-skating ice-play for kids aged between 18 months and 5 years.
Explore the Shipwreck Treasure Museum in Charlestown, this Christmas with the magical Tunnel of Lights returning for its 5th year. Immersive twinkling tunnels and thousands of luminous lights. Father Christmas will also be visiting on selected dates throughout December.
A favourite family day out of ours in Cornwall is the Lost Gardens of Heligan, so this to us just sounds magical. Enjoy an enchanting lantern experience at dark through the beautiful gardens.
Enjoy a nostalgic train journey through the winter countryside to Lappa Valley. Write and post your letter to Father Christmas and visit him and his elves in his grotto where every child receives a gift. Indoor soft play, outdoor play areas and musical walk.
Board the train at Bodmin with Father Christmas and his elves. Have a photo taken and receive a gift for the littles. Enjoy riding the train and take in all the Christmas decorations; Christmas trees, lights, garlands at the station. Take part in Christmas theme arts and crafts.
Pantos are such a fun festive family thing to do at Christmas and this time the family can enjoy taking a trip to Neverland. Running on various days and times throughout December at Hall for Cornwall in Truro.
Mousehole is a pretty fishing village which is best known for its Christmas lights which draw many visitors each year. Along the harbour, beautiful fishing lights reflecting off the water.
Visit Falmouth weekend of the 9th – 10th December for some Christmas activities. Live music stage with favourite songs and carols, fun children’s rides, Santa grotto, Falmouth market, ice rink and curling!
Do you like mooching around a Christmas Market? Below are some Christmas markets and fairs in Cornwall:
Padstow Christmas Market: 7th – 10th December 2023
Cornwall Christmas Fair, the Eden Project: 22nd – 23rd November 2023
Fowey Christmas Market: 8th – 10th December 2023
Jubliee Wharf Christmas Fair: 16th – 17th December 2023
Cornwall in itself is just lovely so why not go and join in with all magic that is happening this December! You can head over to Holiday Tots to find the perfect place to stay on your next family holiday to Cornwall.