Wild times in the Wet

Well we’ve all been having some pretty “interesting” weather – we are grateful in Cornwall that we did not suffer from the severe weather that has created so many problems for our friends across the UK. We are thinking of you all!

We have still had a particularly wet start to 2020, so we thought a few ideas on what to do in Cornwall on a soggy day would be useful! This is just a handful of ideas - there are loads more, which we will no doubt recommend in future posts, but for now....

We’re going to the zoo Newquay Zoo, not only gives the opportunity to see over 1000 of the world’s most endangered animals, but has a strong history of conservation as part of the Wild Plant Trust. There are indoor and outdoor sections so you can dodge the showers too!

Under the sea We have an incredible aquarium, also in Newquay (so you could tie it in with a trip to the zoo!), called the Blue Reef Aquarium with sharks, giant octopuses (or is that octopi!) all viewable through superb facilities including the underwater tunnel. Again, conservation is an important part of what they do.

Pirate for the day You will love the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth. They have a special Monsters of the Deep exhibition on until Friday 20th March and if you are coming to Cornwall over Easter, you may even glimpse a mermaid! Whatever time of year, it’s a voyage of discovery, with galleries of boats, boat-building workshops and corridors of exciting tales of the sea, historic and present day.

Steam trains of all sizes

Bodmin and Wenford Railway takes you back to yesteryear, with special cream tea, lunches or evening events to enjoy as you whoosh through the Cornish countryside. If you have children with you, Lappa Valley Steam Railway near Newquay may be another option, with family-friendly play zones as well as a number of scenic train journeys around the park, with an assortment of train sizes available!

Get out your wellies!

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again! Cornwall can be rainy one moment and sunny the next, so get out your wellies, your pac-a-mac and a flask of hot chocolate and go explore! With beautiful beaches, crashing waves, wild moors and woodland to discover, it’s just a shame to stay indoors!

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