What are the top five festive events for families in Cornwall this Christmas? Here’s our pick:
December is a magical time to visit The Eden Project. From twilight, the site’s afflicker with twinkling lights, the ice rink glistens invitingly, and Father Christmas can be seen beavering away in his workshop with his elves. There’s plenty of festive food to tuck into, story-telling and creative crafts. Do a spot of Christmas shopping at the Eden gift shop, or pick up a penguin on The Eden ice rink – they’re ideal for helping younger skaters keep their feet on the ice.
Sugar and Spice Grotto
Lose yourselves in the fairytale magic of Bedruthan’s Sugar and Spice Christmas Grotto. Venture through the forest of real fir trees to meet the Cornish Piskies that dwell there. They’ll help you decorate and eat your own gingerbread biscuits, write down your Christmas wish to hang on the wishing tree and take you to Father Christmas in his den. Make yourself comfortable on a woodland log to receive your Christmas gift, then help the Piskies make festive arts and crafts in their workshop.
Mousehole Christmas Lights
Make a visit to Mousehole to see the Christmas lights. They set the tiny seaside village all at winkle from early December, and are guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit. The whole harbour comes alight with dazzling display. There are even lights in the sea.
Jack & the Beanstalk
Try a traditional Christmas panto with a Cornish twist at The Hall for Cornwall in Truro. Somewhere, deep in the heart of Kernow, Kenwyne and Aunty Flo are trying to take a holiday but get more than they bargain for. Meanwhile, Cousin Jack and his Mum are bickering, their farm’s failing, the rent’s through the roof and, to make matters worse, the village is being terrorised by the legendary giant Cormoran.
Festive Family Sea Swim
Join us for our first ever Christmas here at Bedruthan and brave a very Cornish tradition – an invigorating Christmas Day swim in the refreshing waters of the Atlantic. Brace yourself for a serious case of ice-cream head, eased by celebratory hot chocolates on the beach afterwards.