As the cold weather rolls in, and the night sky arrives earlier and earlier each day, it’s safe to say that Christmas is well and truly on its way!
With the excitement building for the big day to arrive, we wondered how we could make this Christmas one to remember – and then we thought how lovely it would be to escape with your loved ones for a weekend away to a holiday park Cornwall has to offer before the year is out.
To make your trip to Cornwall more special, we’ve put together a small list of activities you could do together as a family, to bring Christmas cheer into your holiday home and smiles to your little ones’ faces.
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Christmas at the Eden Project
The Eden Project at Christmas offers a day out like no other, as you’ll be able to visit the giant dome greenhouses that are home to a wide variety of plants from around the world, that call the sub-tropical climate inside, home.
Not only will an exploration around the domes be available, but from 2 December to 30 December, you’ll be able to experience the domes like never before as they’re lit up with a light display.
If this wasn’t enough, Santa himself, along with some of his elves, have added a little workshop and grotto inside the Eden Project, allowing you to visit him before his flight around the world – but as he’s in demand, you’ll need to book a slot before you go!
Finally, from October to February, the Eden Project will also be home to an ice rink for visitors to come along and skate on – again, you’ll need to book your session, as they release limited spaces each session, allowing space for all on the ice.
Night Gardens at the Lost Gardens of Heligan
What could be more enchanting than wandering through the lantern experience within the Lost Gardens, where illuminations of wild woodland creatures light your way through the experience?
You can explore the gardens, woodlands and the illuminations between 18 November and 2 January – but you’ll need to book before you go!
If wandering through the lighted gardens wasn’t enough, we’ve heard the big man himself, Santa, will be opening a grotto here from 2 December to 23 December – again, you’ll need to book to see him.
Your child will be invited to sit by the fire and share with him their stories, hopes and wishes for Christmas. And, if you haven’t done so by the time you visit, there’s also a letter writing station where you can write a letter to Santa too.
Fowey Christmas Market
If a Christmas market is more your thing, the annual Christmas market at Fowey is being held on 2 to 4 December, where over 200 stalls will be showcasing the very best of Cornwall products such as food and drink as well as local crafts too – all, we’re sure, would make some great gifts this Christmas.
Whatever it is you do when you take a festive break in Cornwall, we hope it brings you all joy, Christmas cheer and you create memories that will last a lifetime.