Fun things to do this Autumn in Cornwall

With further lockdown measures coming into force in certain areas of the UK, now is a brilliant time to embrace your environment, nature and all it has to offer here in the South West.

Cornwall is such a beautiful county, with picturesque rolling countryside, a stunning coastline and spectacular attractions to explore.  Below we have listed just some of the fun things you can do that are safe for all the family, compiled by Visit Cornwall.

Fly a Kite
Mullion in west Cornwall is a favourite haunt for kite fliers. They even have their own dedicated kite shop. Owners John and Carolyn sell a huge variety, from stunt kites to power kites and they especially recommend catching the wind on the cliffs above Kynance Cove!

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Kyance Cove, Cornwall

 

Go Foraging
Foraging is a hugely pleasurable and rewarding pastime for all ages, and is quickly becoming a popular activity throughout Cornwall. With plenty of places to explore and tasty food to discover, wild foraging schools can help show you how it’s done. You’ll be cooking up delicious recipes in secret coves in no time!

Oaklands Park
Cooking wild cockles on the beach in Cornwall

 

Build a Late Autumn Palace at Marazion
The sand here is perfect for constructing a fantasy castle! Use shells and stones to beautify your construction. Get inspiration from the real fairytale castle just out to sea on St Michael’s Mount…

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Marazion, Cornwall

 

Go Shore Fishing
Enjoy the excitement of shore fishing in a county surrounded by water and renowned for it’s fish!

Oaklands Park

Sea Fishing on the beach in Cornwall

 

Go Horse Riding
Mount your steed and head for the surf at Perranporth.  Exhilarating gallops guaranteed on a two hour hack over sand dunes and three miles of golden sand with nearby Reen Manor Riding who cater for novices as well as keen riders.

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Horse Riding on the beach in Cornwall

 

Go Beachcombing After a Storm
All manner of flotsam and jetsam gets washed in from the ocean. Mooring buoys, odd shoes, bottles, you name it. Have a competition to see who can find the most unusual thing.

Child looking for treasure on the beach in Cornwall

 

Discover Cornwall on Foot
The South West Coast Path has over 300 miles of spectacular coastline and stunning scenery.  The sheer variety of the Coast Path means that there are plenty of gentle stretches as well as dramatic headlands, steep coastal valleys, sheltered estuaries, busy harbours, intimate coves, moorlands and sandy beaches.

Early morning at Pencarrow Head on the south coast of Cornwall

 

Get a Taste of Cornwall’s Rich Heritage
Head to a medieval castle, a Tudor fort or an opulent Victorian mansion or delve further back in time by standing in the middle of a prehistoric stone circle or strolling around an Iron Age village.

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One of the many stone circles in Cornwall

 

Make Time for Art
Cornwall has been a natural home to inspiration, art and ideas since the early 19th century.  Whilst the Tate St Ives, the Barbara Hepworth Museum, The Minack Theatre and the Eden Project enjoy the beam of the international spotlight, outstanding local galleries and artists’ workshops are everywhere, showcasing Cornwall’s vibrant art scene.

View Across The Minack Theatre In Cornwall, England

 

We would recommend contacting these attractions (where applicable) to make sure they are open and operating before travel! More information and ideas can be found on the Visit Cornwall website.