February Events in Cornwall and Holiday Farm News

Posted on January 31st, 2020

I hope you have made it through the January Blues and beginning to see the first signs of spring. Here on the farm the snowdrops are blooming and the daffodils coming through. Our little micro valley climate always seems to be one step ahead when it comes to spring. Sunset is now after 5pm and lengthening literally by the day. If you need a little break to see you through to summer we may just have the answer. Read on for more on the past month on the farm and February events in Cornwall if you are heading our way for a winter break. 

 

February Events in Cornwall and Holiday Farm News

Lowest Prices and Short breaks you can’t refuse

Our price list prices are now into their 3rd year with no rise and short breaks are available throughout the February half term week. Give the family an instant winter pick me up with a bargain short break on the dates you choose. Whether you have warm and wet weather or cold and dry there is plenty to do and the farm animals will be thrilled to see you.

feb half term on the fqrm

Valentine’s Day gift card

Don’t be stuck for a good idea on the 14th. Treat the family to a Coombe Mill gift card. Available for £50 and up, you can use it straight away for half term or look further ahead in the year.

Coombe Mill Gift Certificate

Get summer ready

If it is a summer holiday you really want but just don’t have the spare days to take off or the funds for a summer week, we have kept our short breaks running to the last week of June. Don’t just dream of summer, book it.

 

Coombe Mill lodges in summer

All change on the train

The train track came up after October half term and Farmer Nick has been busy relaying it alongside the lodge pathway. Weather permitting; we are hoping to have it running in time for this coming half term. The old lodges Tiddy and Tamar down by the river are going to be the new engine shed. It gives a lot more space and height than the old tunnel and I’m already super excited to decorate it for Halloween and Christmas this year.  

 

 A magic touch for the fairy garden

The winter is never kind to the fairy garden, but because we know it is so popular with the children we have invested in some trinkets for the new season. I’ve also been getting creative repainting the stones to keep the magic alive for all who visit.

 

All from our animal fleeces

Each year we donate our sheep and Alpaca fleece to a local crafter who turns them into the most creative and usual items to sell at country fairs. I was late having them collected this year but rewarded instantly with these gorgeous Christmas decorations.  I will leave them on display in the shop in case anyone wants to order some. Last year’s fleece handbags were extremely popular with our holiday guests.

 

Coombe Animal fleece crafts

 

On the farm

We have been working hard to move the animals round the grazing fields and eek out the hay to see us through to spring. The long dry spell in January was perfect for the animals, they had a real chance to dry out and enjoy time outdoors instead of in their shelters. It is the goats and alpaca especially who dislike the rain in their coats.

 

goats in winter

 

 

February Events in Cornwall 2020 

 February Events in Cornwall 2020

Venue

Date

Price

Find out more

Distance from Coombe Mill

Snowdrops Sunday

Pencarrow House

9th February 10am – 4pm

Free, voluentry donation welcome

https://www.pencarrow.co.uk/news-and-events/ 10 minutes

Pirates of the New Word Walk Through – special Previews

Pirate Quest Newquay

February half term 15 – 23rd February

Adults £10.75 Kids £7.95, under 3 Free https://www.piratesquest.co.uk/ 40 minutes
Point to Point Wadebridge Showground 9th February 11.30 – 2.30  Adults £10 Children Free, Free Parking  https://pointingdc.co.uk/fixtures/
15 minutes

 

 Eden Project Ice skating

 

Colour art installation – work with an artist

Eden Project

Until 23rd February

 

During half term 15 – 23rd February

£7 Adults £6 children (admission to Eden Project)

Free with Eden Admission

https://www.edenproject.com/visit/whats-on/ice-skating

40 mins

Bird Identification Walk at Lanhydrock National Trust

Lanhydrock House and Gardens 15 – 23rd February 10am to 4pm Free with membership or normal admission charges https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/cbf1fcbe-506b-42cb-a1c3-65d601301407/pages/details 25 mins

Nb: I have not been paid or sponsored to mention these places, they are just the February Events in Cornwall 2020 that I feel would be of interest to Coombe Mill Guests.

After a quiet January we are looking forward to welcoming you to the farm for the coming season.  

With all good wishes for a happy month ahead

Fiona x

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