Christmas in Cornwall

Cornwall’s Top 5 Christmas Adventures

The magic of a Cornish Christmas adventure is hard to beat.  Crunching through golden leaves, sipping local mulled ciders at festive markets, that bracing boxing day swim and of course carols around the fishing harbours. It truly is a most wonderful time of the year and we invite you to share your adventures with us.  Read on for our top 5 favourite adventures for the whole family. 

Festive swims for the soul

The benefits of our beautiful blue spaces have been proven as a refreshing mood-boosting tonic and Cornwall has seen a surge of visitors and locals alike plunge into the sea and natural pools along the coastline at any time of the year but especially as the temperature drops. Many of our Gems are located just a hop and skip to the waters edge making it even easier to take a festive dip (bobble hats essential attire) before wrapping up for your mulled wine and mince pie beach picnic – now there’s a Christmas adventure to share!

Cornwall at Christmas

National Trust at Christmas

Cornwall is fortunate to enjoy some of the trusts most impressive gardens and stately homes and this year, guests can experience Percy the Park Keeper’s ‘Winter Wander’ at Lanhydrock, Father Christmas at Trelissick, brass-rubbings at Trerice and miles and miles of beautiful family walks.  Find out more. 

Christmas in Cornwall

Dine Indulge – The Gems Experience 

Did you know that you can enjoy the culinary creations of top-class chefs in the comfort of your Cornish Gem? Whether it’s turkey and trimmings or a superb Christmas Eve buffet, let Dine Indulge inspire your menus for a persuasive stay at home option this year. Dress the tables to impress, pop on your sparkling frock and the party starts here. Find out more.  

Christmas in Cornwall

Enchanting Eden

Family smiles are guaranteed at The Eden Project so make a beeline for this oh so impressive Cornish attraction – it’s not all flora and fauna. The Mediterranean biome will be lit to ‘wow’ even the littlest ones in the party, the glitter ball creates a snow globe effect (cameras at the ready for your 2022 Christmas card snap!) the ice rink beckons and there are festive gifts, food and drinks galore to indulge in – Eden at Christmas is really very special indeed.

Christmas in Cornwall

Bodmin Jail – A Dickensian Christmas 

Swap merry and jolly for Victorian crimes and stories of Christmas’ past at the newly renovated and incredibly impressive Bodmin Jail.  A NEW seasonal tour will take you from debtors’ jails to the workhouses, the impact of Charles Dickens on the plight of the poor and the public fascination with a Christmas execution.  Discover that it wasn’t just stockings that were hung at Yuletide nor was goodwill shown to all people, but that even in the depth of a Victorian winter a little Christmas cheer could still be found.  Jump back into 21st century merriment afterwards with carols and supper at The Jolly Hangman Tavern.

Christmas in Cornwall

Whether your visit to Cornwall is a pre-festive break or you are ready to enjoy Christmas week in the county – take advantage of all that is wonderful at some of the counties most beautiful locations.

There is still time to book your Cornish Gem and create your very own adventures and memories. Start your search ….