5 ways to beat the January Blues

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The festive season is over which means there are no more lie-ins and it’s no longer socially acceptable to stay in your pyjamas all day or eat chocolate for breakfast! For many of us, January can feel a bit bleak, with Spring feeling a long way off...

Let’s beat those January blues! Plan a few events and activities to have something to look forward to on those cold and dark winter mornings…

1. Watch jaw-dropping stunts at Eden

Not only is the ice rink at the Eden Project open until the 18th of February, there is a terrific-ly terrifying event taking place in January! On the 20th-21st, Eden will host a weekend of jaw-dropping stunts and tricks with three times Guinness World Record Holder, and professional BMX rider, Matti Hemmings. Matti and his team will show off their BMXing, beatboxing and breakdancing skills in a breathtaking and interactive display. Afterwards, you can get creative in drawing workshops to design your own extreme bike! Find out more here.

2. Escape the rain

Chucking it down again? January can bring wet and wintry weather. Why not make the most of Cornwall’s all-weather attractions and plan a fun day out? There’s something for everyone: take a journey back in time at Pirate’s Quest in Newquay; let the kids burn off some energy at Camel Creek Adventure Park’s indoor play areas; visit the baby seals at Helston’s Cornish Seal Sanctuary; or take a guided tour through St Austell Brewery’s Visitor Centre. Explore Cornwall’s museums, galleries, all-weather adventure parks and attractions here.

3. Embrace the elements

We all feel more refreshed after an adventure outdoors. Grab your wellies or walking boots and wrap up in your winter coat and hat and head to Cornwall’s coastline, moorland or woodland. Stomp in puddles, battle against the wind and run through rain showers. Take a windswept selfie and capture those stormy seas on video (safely). When you’re feeling rejuvenated, warm up in a cosy Cornish pub or café - why not plan your walking route around one? You can find great places to eat and drink here.

4. Enjoy fantastic theatre

Chuckle your way through ‘Awful Auntie’ at the Hall for Cornwall at the end of January. From the award-winning West End producers of Gangsta Granny comes the world premiere of David Walliams’ amazing tale of frights, fights and friendship, featuring a very large owl, a very small ghost and a very awful Auntie! This promises to be a great evening out for families; it will make you giggle and lift your spirits. Find out what else is on at the Hall for Cornwall here.

5. Book a Spring break

We can’t guarantee sunny weather in Cornwall but in recent years, April, May and June have all seen some lovely Spring sunshine. So why not book a family Easter escape or beat the August crowds and book an early summer getaway? We always have plenty of special offers listed on our website for all types of accommodation in all parts of the county. Make 2018 your year to explore Cornwall!