What to do in Cornwall in February 2023
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’re stoking the fires of love with a guide to the experiences in the Penzance area that will warm your heart. From boutique stays to burlesque performances, get ready to fall in love with West Cornwall this winter.
Book a date with a difference
Jubilee Pool Lido Lunch
Book a lunch date at the UK’s largest seawater lido. The Lido Lunch ticket gives you access to the geothermal section of Jubilee Pool (heated to a balmy 30-35°C) and includes a main meal and drink. This event runs throughout February. Find out more on the pool’s Facebook page.
Say it with flowers
What’s better than a bunch of flowers? An entire garden to explore. Visit Trengwainton Garden as it reopens on February 5th, in time for the first blooms of the year. The family-friendly February Feelgood Trail will guide you through the garden as it bursts into life.
Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens
The wonderful Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens also reopens just in time for half term (February 11th). Keep an eye on their Facebook page for more information about what’s new in the gardens and gallery this year.
Events to set your heart racing
Soiree 7 – Seven Deadly Sins
The Acorn Theatre, Penzance
The talented performers from Airfish Circus return to The Acorn Theatre in Penzance on February 18th for their seventh circus extravaganza. ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ features thrilling circus acts and vaudevillian burlesque. This saucy show is for over 18s only. Find out more here.
Boutique stays and unique hideaways
The Godolphin, Marazion
This luxurious hotel boasts extraordinary views of St Michael’s Mount and a chic beachside restaurant. This year, they have created a Valentine’s Stay, which includes a bottle of fizz from Polgoon Vineyard, dinner for two, breakfast and a bouquet of flowers on arrival. Find out more here.
The Gurnard’s Head, Zennor
If you’re searching for a cosy kind of romance, the Gurnard’s Head in Zennor has the perfect Valentine’s Day Menu. Enjoy hearty dishes such as rib eye and bone marrow mash in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. You could even book a room for the night. Find out more and secure your table here.
Even more things to do in Cornwall in February
Whether you’re searching for a great day out or you’re planning a half-term break with the kids, there’s plenty to inspire you to enjoy an off-season adventure in West Cornwall this February.
Sunset walk at Nine Maidens
1st Feb 2023
To mark the Pagan holiday of Imbolc, archeoastronomy expert Carolyn Kennett invites you to experience Cornwall’s ancient past. You’ll walk from the Nine Maidens Stone Circle to Mȇn-an-Tol, learning about these fascinating sites and their connection to the night sky. Find out more and book your tickets here.
One day to create a play
4th & 25th February
Encourage your kids to find their theatrical sides with a ‘Daring to be different’ day out at the magnificent Minack Theatre. They’ll be coached by a professional director with the aim of creating a stage-worthy performance in just one day. The workshops are tailored to suit different age groups. More information and booking details can be found here.
The Sea Show
13th– 20th February
Blending puppets, history, comedy and cabaret, The Sea Show at the Minack Theatre is a half-term performance the whole family will enjoy. Created by Craig Johnson (from Kneehigh Theatre), the show is suitable for kids aged five and over. Find out more and book your tickets here.
Mount’s Bay Seagrass Evening
Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Did you know that Mount’s Bay is in a Marine Conservation Zone? It was given this designation in part because of its unique seagrass beds. This February, you can discover more about the habitats and ecosystems of this special area of Cornwall with a talk from Cornwall Wildlife Trust in Mousehole. Find out more here.