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Five Things to Do in Cornwall this May Half Term


Half-term is nearly upon us, and here at Wooda Farm Holiday Park, we’re eagerly preparing to welcome all the wonderful families spending their spring break with us in our picturesque corner of North Cornwall, just a stone’s throw from the beautiful town of Bude. As we gear up for this vibrant time of year, the local area is also buzzing with excitement. There’s a plethora of resplendent restaurants, fabulous activities, and unmissable experiences awaiting you, ensuring that your visit will be nothing short of spectacular.

In today’s post, we’ll explore some fantastic things you and your family can do, see, and experience while you’re here. This guide will help you make the most of the half-term holiday, ensuring you return home with lasting memories and a spring in your step. Don’t hesitate to ask for more recommendations, help, or directions during your stay!

Journey to Tintagel Castle

Step back in time and let the legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table transport you as you explore the dramatic ruins of Tintagel Castle. Cross the new footbridge to the island, soak in breathtaking coastal views, and imagine the tales of old. During half-term, special events like medieval re-enactments and captivating storytelling sessions often bring the castle’s history to life.

The Eden Project in Cornwall

Eden Project: Festival of Imagination

Visitors to the Eden Project this half term can enjoy the Festival of Imagination from May 25 to June 2. The event features immersive theatre, collaborative art, augmented reality storytelling, and more. Highlights include the Blockbuster Factory, an award-winning interactive show, and Anansi and the Lost Sun, a show that explores puppetry. One Drum offers African drumming, dancing, and acrobatics with workshops, while Looking for the Cloud, an augmented reality experience by Bath Spa University, delves into the internet and energy use. In the Game Lounge, visitors can explore game design with Mind Feast Games. The Mossy Carpet is a collaborative art project about moss and community. And the popular Book Nook returns with books and daily storytelling by various authors. Additionally, there will be an exhibition by artist Cornelia Parker and outdoor movie nights from May 25 to 27 by Adventure Cinema. Not one to miss!

Paddle Along Bude Canal

For a tranquil adventure, head to Bude Canal where you can rent kayaks, canoes, or stand-up paddleboards. Glide through the calm waters, surrounded by lush countryside, and keep an eye out for local wildlife. This serene activity is perfect for families or anyone seeking a peaceful escape.

Unleash Your Creative Spirit at Cornwall Open Studios

Immerse yourself in the local art scene by visiting Cornwall Open Studios, an event that showcases the region’s talented artists and craftspeople. This annual event invites visitors to explore artists’ studios, discover unique creations, and gain insights into their creative processes. It’s an excellent opportunity to find the perfect piece of art to take home as a cherished souvenir.

Cornwall Open Studios is more than just an art event; it’s a celebration of creativity and community. With over 200 artists participating, the event spans multiple locations across Cornwall, offering a diverse range of artworks, including painting, sculpture, pottery, jewellery, and textiles. As you tour the studios, you’ll have the chance to meet the artists, learn about their inspiration, and even watch live demonstrations. This immersive experience not only highlights the rich artistic heritage of Cornwall but also fosters a deeper connection between artists and art enthusiasts.

You can even begin your Open Studio experience right here at Wooda, with a visit to the studio of one of the Wooda Family, Sue Read from the 25th May

Indulge in Culinary Delights in Bude’s Eateries

Treat yourself to a delightful meal at one (or several!) of the fantastic independant restaurants, cafes, takeaways and pubs we are lucky enough to have here in Bude. Whether you’re in the mood for a banging breakfast, a hearty lunch, or a tempting dessert, there’s something for everyone in Bude.

Whether you’re exploring ancient ruins, paddling through scenic waterways, indulging in delicious food, or appreciating local artistry, North Cornwall promises an unforgettable May half-term filled with adventure, creativity, and fun for everyone. At Wooda Farm Holiday Park, we’re dedicated to making your stay as enjoyable and memorable as possible. With our local knowledge and passion for the area, we’re here to help you discover the very best that North Cornwall has to offer.

So pack your bags, gather your loved ones, and get ready for a half-term holiday that you’ll cherish forever. We look forward to welcoming you.

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