When the sun shines in Cornwall, it’s a glorious place to be. With so many obvious outdoor activities to participate in in the area, you’ll never be bored there. But let’s face reality… the sun does not always shine in Cornwall and it means that you might have to be a bit more creative about what you do to keep yourself entertained, especially if you’re visiting on holiday.
Visit the Eden Project
This amazing project is one of Cornwall’s main attractions and would make a great stop on a rainy day. It’s a collection of domes housing thousands of the world’s plant species and it’s grown into so much more over the years. There are educational opportunities at every turn and it makes a great family day out, especially if you or your kids are curious about the natural environment.
Surfing, you say? Sure… most people might consider this an activity better suited to a warm, sunny day but, guess what? You’re going to get wet anyway so why not head out into the waves and do what many people come to this region to do – surf! It would be a shame to let a few drops of rain stop you from the waves so bundle up in a dry suit and get out there!
Watch the Storm
If the winds and rains are a bit too much to let you head out into the water then why not tuck yourself away in a cozy pub on the coast and watch the weather? Storms in this part of the world can be spectacular and sitting by a fire, warm and dry with a cider in hand is a great way to pass the time. Or if you’d rather not venture too far, why not rent a cottage with a wood burner for the ultimate in coziness? Aspects Holidays have plenty of cottages on offer that have this feature.
Visit a Museum
Tucking yourself away inside a museum is a classic way to spend a rainy day anywhere in the world. Fortunately, Cornwall has a few great options. Why not check out a Victorian brewery at the St. Austell Brewery Visitor Centre? Find out about beer production in the area and then make sure to have a sampling at the end to warm you up before heading back into the elements. Or if you’d rather relate to the workers than to the drinkers, why not check out the King Edward Mine Museum to see what the life of a miner was like?
Go to a Movie
Cornwall has a slew of movie theatres to keep you entertained when it’s pouring outside. Try the Looe Cinema by the Sea, the Falmouth Phoenix Cinema, or the Helston Flora Cinema to catch the latest movies.