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Looking for family friendly holidays ideas for the February half term? If you are searching for inspiration and aren’t sure what to do, then why not consider packing the family up and making the trip to St Ives.
Located in Cornwall, this stunning seaside town is a hidden gem, with incredible beaches, award winning restaurants, boutique shops, galleries and a multitude of outdoor and indoor activities for all ages to enjoy.
So what does Cornwall and St Ives have to offer this February half term?
World class beaches – picture deserted golden sands, azure waters, rocky headlands and foamy wavesand your family running along them! St Ives boasts Porthminster, Porthmeor, Porthgwidden, Bamaluz, Harbour Beach, Carbis Bay Beach, Porthkidney Sands and multitude of coves to explore. For the more adventurous perhaps enjoy a day surfing or coasteering with St Ives Surf School, based on Porthmeor or Porthminster beaches.
Water water everywhere – you can’t go far in Cornwall without being by the sea, whether it is rock pooling, or crabbing off a pier or more adventurous water sports and activities then there is somewhere in Cornwall that will cater to all your needs.
Castles and Dragons – Cornwall is an ancient community which has had prominence through history and it boasts castles and dwellings that have remained throughout the ages from the Bronze Age through to the present day. Explore these fascinating places such as Chysauster Bronze Age village, Pendennis Castle, St Mawes Castle, Llanhydrock House and Gardens, Tintagel with its Arthurian legends and St Micheals Mount with a stunning monastery and home on top of it’s own tidal island.
13th – 17th February 2017 (10.30am – 3.30pm)
Step back in time over 400 years and imagine life in the Tudor fort of Pendennis this half term. Warm up by the roaring fire in the castle keep as you help the Tudor cooks to prepare a feast for the banquet before you step outside to try your hand at sword drills and jousting.
English Heritage members: free/ Adult: £7.90 Child: 5 – 15 years: £4.70 Concession: £7/ Family: £20.50
Expand your horizons – Do you fancy planning your first mission to space this February half -term and getting up close to our solar systems amazing stars and planets? There’s now an actual space portal in Falmouth! Or perhaps visit the futuristic biomes at the Eden Project, enjoy the rainforest or perhaps a trip down the largest zip wire in the UK, or maybe ice skate on their purpose built winter rink or maybe let you imagination run wild with Story Fest over the half term.
Visit the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth and voyage through space with Space Odyssey Plane.
1 Feb 2017 to 19 Feb 2017: Tickets: Adults: £12 Children (under 18s): £5 Under 5s: Free
Eden Project near St Austell: Family tickets – £69 save 10% if you buy in advance online.
Get Creative – St Ives is renowned for its quality of light and centre for the boho art scene, enjoy a day exploring the galleries and shops in and around St Ives cobbled streets or the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is an unmissable spot and makes for an unforgettable afternoon. The Barnoon Workshop offers activities which are inspired by the beautiful surroundings from felt making, to beach mosaics and fine art workshops.
Alternatively, the town of St Ives itself holds myriad charms, with quaint shopping, great bars and friendly nightlife that make it an ideal place to share a romantic holiday.
At Carbis Bay Holidays, we’re proud to offer memorable St Ives holidays to thousands of families every year in over 150 luxury self-catering coastal properties. Why not consider a self-catering holiday in Cornwall? A family holiday to Cornwall does away with the stresses of going abroad, is often easier on the pocket and for many becomes a yearly pilgrimage and something to remember for generations.