Visiting Cornwall for half term?

January feels like it’s gone on for 40 days and nights, so we’re really looking forward to half term and welcoming people into Fowey. February can be very unpredictable in Cornwall, and so far we’ve been battered by Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis is still with us. Today the main street of Fowey was flooded, as tends to happen once or twice a year – so it will be a wild time to visit! 

Having grown up in Fowey, I have vivid memories of my dad taking us out to see the storms at Readymoney. He would make sure that we stood well back from the sea but he was firm believer that rain never hurt us (we are waterproof apparently!) and that all we needed was to wrap up warm before striding out into the cold and rain. 

There’s so much for children to do in Cornwall, and you can always guarantee that the Eden Project has excellent exhibits for half term. This year it’s Colour Uncovered, a kaleidoscopic week of creative activities exploring how art meets science in the incredible world of colour. 

But it’s not just about the kids! We cannot forget Valentines Day today. If you’re coming to Cornwall a deux, we have several beautiful and romantic restaurants in the county. Here are the top 10 as recommended by TripAdviser:

  1. Trewithen Restaurant – Lostwithiel
  2. Tapenades – Liskeard
  3. The Fish House – Newquay
  4. The Ivy House Restaurant – St Merryn
  5. Driftwood Restaurant – Rosevine
  6. The Dining Room – Rock
  7. La Cave – Falmouth
  8. Couch’s Great House – Polperro
  9. Salamander Restaurant – Mevagissey
  10. Paul Ainsworth at No. 6 – Padstow

We also have some great restaurants here in Fowey, including Fitzroy which opened last year and has proved extremely popular for a romantic meal. (They’re open from 6pm this Valentines Day, but please check if tables are available.)

Any Old Lights will be open daily over half term, from 11-4pm bar Saturday 11-5 and Sunday 12-4. Come in and snare yourself a beautiful light or clock!

Whatever your plans, happy holidays, we hope you have a lovely time in Cornwall.