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February Half-term Top Picks

Looking for fun stuff to do in Cornwall with the kids this February half-term? Get inspired with our 10 half-term events and activities top picks.

1. Holiday Art Challenge

Sat 12th – Sun 27th February, 2022
Tate St Ives, St Ives

Pick up a challenge card and pencil, get exploring the galleries and have some fun. You and your family can become a Performance Poet, Map Maker, Shape Shifter or create a Window Wonder.

Enjoy their new Sketchbook, Explorer Backpack and Tate Shapes activities, or peek at paintings on their Buggy Walk.

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2. Bude’s Feb Fest

Fri 18th – Sun 27th February, 2022
The Parkhouse Centre, Bude

A 10-day celebration of Bude’s food, community, coast and arts. Immerse yourself in over 30 diverse workshops and activities, free live music from James Dixon and Freshly Squeezed Funk

Join Cobweb Tours historical theatrical walk through Bude and watch Minack Theatre’s family show of The Kiss That Missed.

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3. Peter Rabbit 2

Sat 19th February, 2022
Polruan Village Hall, Polruan

Come along to watch this family-friendly movie on a massive screen with surround sound, whilst munching down on a box of freshly-popped popcorn & ice cream with the Polruan Film Club.

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4. ‘The Art of Animation’ Exhibition

Falmouth Art Gallery, Falmouth
Until Sat 26th March, 2022

Do you know what goes into the making of an animated film? It may be more than you think! This exhibition brings together never-before-seen work from the companies behind such films as The Gruffalo, The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Mr Bean, The Snail and the Whale and Shaun the Sheep.

See the inner workings of the production process, get involved with our workshops and learn how to make your own animated film.

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5. Gangsta Granny

Wed 16th – Sat 19th February, 2022
Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Ben doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret – and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could ever imagine, as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his very own Gangsta Granny!

From the acclaimed producers of Billionaire Boy and Awful Auntie comes the award-winning West End production of this amazing story by David Walliams, the UK’s best-selling author for children.

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6. Ice Skating at Eden

Until Sun 27th February, 2022
Eden Project, Par

Eden’s glittering ice rink is back for the winter.

This half-term, you can book a 40-minute family-focussed skating session for parents with young children (12 and under), including free use of skating aids!

7. Science of the Sea

Sat 19th – Sun 27th February, 2022
National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth

Head to National Maritime Museum Cornwall for Science of the Sea – family fun with a bang.

Bristol Explorer Dome are back with expert-led science shows with entertaining demonstrations and audience interaction. Join the hunt for creatures that use bubbles to survive on the Museum Trail or take part in an arty science experiment using colour and water, separating pigments to create colourful sea creatures with Make & Takes.

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8. Island Light Festival ’22: A Wider World

Mon 14th – Sat 26th February, 2022
Hugh Town, Isles of Scilly

Hosted by ARTiculate, this two-week illuminated community festival brings light and warmth to the darkest time of year.

Come along and make your own bird lanterns in the open community lantern-making & willow workshops. You can also take part in their free open creative making and musical community workshops. To end the festival, come along to the processive illuminated and musical event, through the streets of Hugh Town, bringing everyone together in shared celebration on the last day!

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9. Half-term Explorer Quest at Pendennis Castle

Get fit for history this half-term on a fun-filled outdoor explorer quest at Pendennis Castle.

Roam around the grounds to find games and activities inspired by soldiers. Find out quirky facts, tackle playful puzzles see if you’ve got what it takes to get moving like people from the past.

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10. The Kiss that Missed

Thu 17th – Fri 25th February, 2022
Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

The Little Prince’s goodnight kiss has gone missing. It’s escaped into the forest where it has no business to be, so the brave and fearless knight is sent on a mission to bring it back… But is he brave and fearless enough?

David Melling’s delightful series of Knightly Tales is brought to life with all the charm and humour of the original stories, plus some new songs and, of course, plenty of kisses bouncing around.

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Florence Cashel

Theatre, live music, comedy, community workshops with social impact: these are a few of Florence’s favourite things. When she’s not at Cornwall 365, Florence is a theatremaker and performer.