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Located near the most southern park of mainland UK, the Lizard Peninsula, Mullion Cove is the perfect base for you to explore the region and the many family friendly things to do during half term!
Where: Penlee House
When: 17th Feb
Try the House of Treasures workshop, perfect for 7 – 13 year olds, next to an exhibition of amazing paintings and objects collected over the past 20 years, called ‘A Casket of Pearls’ where you can pick up inspiration before your workshop. Artist Kim Pilgrim will help you to make a cabinet of curiosities where you can keep your very own collection of artefacts, artworks and special treasures! Also pop into the Gallery where there will be a different family activity every week!
Where: Pirate Quest
When: 11th – 19th Feb
Pirate Quest is fun for all the family – be one of the first to explore a brand new adventure to see if you have what it takes to escape the Pirate Hunters! This brand new storyline will be holding preview tours for February half term. In 1721 a Pirate Hunter’s shop called the ‘Royal Anne’ left England with the intentions of sailing to the Caribbean to capture Pirates. But the ship didn’t make the voyage and ended up wrecking off the coast of Cornwall, and this is where your adventure begins! A real live Pirate will rescue you and lead you through the mystical caves and murky 18th Century streets, in the hopes of escaping the Pirate Hunters who are hot on your tail! This family fun, interactive activity is one of the most popular in South Cornwall, once you have got a lead on the Pirate Hunters you will be invited to the Tavern, where you will decide if you are brave enough to enter the ‘scare section’ of the tour, or want to finish up eating some delicious grub!
Where: Hall for Cornwall
When: 13th Feb
Everyone favourite CBeebies show is on tour around the UK, with hosts Chris and Pui taking the reins and being joined by all your regular favourite characters, including Incy Wincy, Twinkle, Old MacDonald and Humpty. You’ll catch the Gingerbread Man, marvel as the Ugly Duckling becomes a beautiful swan, sing along with your favourite songs and laugh at the fantastic comedy sketches, all with a dash of magic!
Where: Cornish Seal Sanctuary
When: 11th – 19th Feb
The Sanctuary provides a lifeline for stray, sick and injured seals and seal pups that are discovered around the Cornish coastline. When someone spots a seal in distress – a member of the public will give them a call, alerting them to a seal in need of help. They then attend and assess the situation, sometimes providing swift medical care and sending the healthy seal on its way, or for more serious cases returning to the sanctuary with seal in tow, ready for treatment, rehabilitation and release back into the wild. Sometimes they are called to take in a seal pup, who through many reasons maybe lost on the coast, and pups need a lot of attention and fish! Pup season is called so because over 60 seal pups are rescued almost every year along the Cornish coastline. Book a Breakfast with Seals experience and join the team and seals before the Sanctuary is open, enjoy a full cooked breakfast, a VIP tour and feeding session with the seals!
Happy Half Term Exploring Ladies & Gents!
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