If you fancy an Autumn family getaway or a romantic week for two by the sea, St Ives is just the perfect place to be! All of our lovely boutique shops, fabulous restaurants and amazing Art Galleries are open, and of course the stunning beaches are right on your doorstep, still beautiful, just without all of the summer crowds. Why not bring your four-legged friends? The dog ban is lifted from the 1st of October, so they too can enjoy exploring the beaches with you!
With the towns and attractions less crowded than in the summer peak months you can explore St Ives and our wonderful surrounding areas much more easily! There is always plenty to do in Cornwall, to entertain guests of all ages, in every type of weather.
Listed below are a few of our personal favourite family things to do during the half term:
Take the whole family for a fun-packed day out at the fabulous Eden Project for their all-new “HallowEden” experience. Enter into a beautiful and mysterious world full of magical beasts and mythical creatures. Dates: 20 October – 4 November 2018 9.30am – 6pm daily.
Or, why not explore the amazing subtropical Trebah Gardens, with it’s own beach, and follow their “Spooky Trail”! The trail costs just £2 per person (including a prize) and during the month of October children’s entry to the gardens is free, adults entry is £11, but don’t forget Adults garden entry tickets are valid for 7 days too, so you go back several times during your stay!
Whilst you are over on the “Other Coast” the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth is running a half term event named “Ghost Ships”, this exciting new show feature a visually stunning acrobatic theatrical performance by Yskynna, with story telling, craft making and a trail for you to follow!
Here in St Ives the iconic Tate Gallery overlooking Porthmeor Beach with events and exhibitions a-plenty during the school holidays. The Tate Create workshops are putting on a Tattoo making art class for the youngsters during half term, which means there is a perfect excuse for the grown ups to visit! Whilst you are there you can browse the art and indulge in some coffee and cake in the Cafe with it’s sweeping views over the town and beach.
And, finally, the “not to be missed” Paradise Park’s Halloween Owl Prowl Trail (25 Oct – 2 Nov), sure to give you goose bumps as you explore the grounds of the Park, hunting for clues about the creatures of the night. And when you complete all the answers, your skills will be rewarded with a lovely sweet treat! Daily Events at the Park include Carrot Time in the Fun Farm, penguin & otter feeding, a chance to feed the Rainbow Lorikeets and see free flying macaws.
With all these activities to choose from, and many more, during the half term, there is no excuse to only visit our bustling town in the Summer, we love it all year round, and we hope you will too! So if you are tempted to book a very special Half Term break, why not stay in one of our amazing seaside cottages, beautiful houses or fabulous apartments. We have many unique properties to suit all of your needs. At Cherished Cottages we still have some availability left in our wonderful properties for the forthcoming October Half Term Weeks!
Follow this link to see our properties that currently have availability, or give our very friendly team at Cherished a call in the office on 01736-490640, we look forward to hearing from you!
Author : Tim & The Girls At Cherished!