There has been lot's going on in Cornwall over the winter, ready to bring you a whole host of new activities and experiences for 2023! Read all about them below and plan your 2023 adventure today.
Adventure Golf at Land's End
You can now enjoy 15 holes of indoor adventure golf at the Land's End Landmark, with interactive fun for all the family.
Uncover the exciting twists, turns, mysteries and monsters as you make your way through the fully immersive experience. The course is jam packed with surprises and special effects, putting you and the family at the heart of the Cornish legend.
Afterwards, have your picture taken with the iconic signpost, grab an ice-cream from the parlour, and stop off for a tasty treat at one of the cafes or restaurants.
If the weather isn't playing ball, spend a little extra time exploring the other family attractions at Land's End, such as the 4D film experience: Jolly Roger.
When the sun is shining, simply sit back and enjoy the breathtaking views.
Accessible Golf at Lappa Valley
Continuing on the theme of golf, why not try your hand at a round of adventure golf on Lappa Valley's brand new accessible course!
Featuring 12 thrilling holes filled with fun features and various railway objects, its your chance putt your way through the railway ‘rail chairs’, old railway wheels, the tyre loop the loop, over the bridges, through the pipes and more.
Each hole on the new golf course has a separate wheelchair-friendly, step-free entrance and exit, and the fairways are wide enough to facilitate ease of movement.
It is the first fully accessible facility of this type in Cornwall and one of only a small number currently available in the UK.
Nature's Playground at the Eden Project
Another for the adventurers, the Eden Project will be unveiling their new Nature's Playground this summer.
Nature’s Playground will be one of the biggest outdoor play areas in the South West and will feature slides, swing sets, water play, suspended nets and even a miniature clay quarry.
PIRATES Exhibition at National Maritime Museum Cornwall
PIRATES is a new major exhibition at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, exploring the history and cultural legacy of everyone’s favourite anti-hero.
Filled with fascinating facts and sensory experiences, this major exhibition explores how popular culture has shaped how we think of pirates today, diving beneath the surface to uncover the timber-shivering truth. An accompanying events programme including Cultural Lates and a Skull Island play zone will be presented alongside the main exhibition.
Relaxation is on the cards for 2023 with Una St Ives' new lido. This family-friendly space is the epitome of tranquil. Unwind poolside as you sip on cocktails and listen to laid-back tunes, before taking a dip in the lido itself.
Look out for special Lido Socials, including casual dining and live music sessions.
Spa Garden Lodges at St Michael's
The brand-new spa lodges at St Michael's Resort is the perfect coastal retreat, with relaxation at the forefront of your stay.
The four lodges are inspired by nature and the surroundings of the Cornish coast. Their cosy, stunning and luxury interiors are coupled with contemporary calming hues, filled with natural touch points, private terraces and outdoor bathtubs. In essence, your very own exclusive haven.
Be one of the first to enjoy a Spa Garden Experience, with breaks available from the 1st July 2023. Stays include free use of the Hydrothermal Experience, a 3-course dinner on one evening in the two AA rosette Brasserie on the Bay and breakfast daily.
Spirit of Our Seas
Ak Wildlife Cruises have unveiled a new catamaran for their 2023 cruises, called Spirit of Our Seas.
Its spacious layout allows for ample viewing opportunities, ensuring that you don't miss any of the breathtaking sights and wildlife encounters along the way. Whether you choose to relax on the deck or gather information in the indoor viewing area, our boat offers a comfortable and enjoyable experience for everyone.
The Court Garden is an exciting new, accessible space at Trebah Garden, which is free for all visitors to enjoy.
The garden offers visitors a diverse range of plants and flowers, all chosen by Head Gardener Darren Dickey and the Trust’s Garden Committee, not only to encourage pollinators but also to engage with the senses.
Zip Wire Safari
Via Ferrata Cornwall, an outdoor activity centre near Penryn offering award-winning adventures, has launched Cornwall's only multi zip wire tour.
The Zip Wire Safari sees participants soar through a stunning historic granite quarry on a series of dual zip wires, building confidence with every ride.
All the profits are donated to Via Ferrata Cornwall CIC’s launching charity BF Adventure, to support their vital work with Cornwall’s vulnerable children and young people.
The Casablanca Art School Exhibition
This new major exhibition opened at Tate St Ives in May and will run until January 2024.
Tate St Ives will be the first museum in the UK to explore the intense period of artistic rebirth that followed Morocco’s independence, forged by the experimental teaching methods of the Casablanca Art School in the 1960s and 1970s.
Works by 22 artists will be brought together to demonstrate the wide variety of the Moroccan ‘new wave’, from vibrant abstract paintings and urban murals to applied arts, typography, graphics and interior design.
Ogo at Bedruthan Hotel & Spa
The Bedruthan Hotel & Spa has recently opened it's new restaurant, 'Ogo'. Translating to ‘Cave’ in Cornish, Ogo is inspired by the coastline’s natural bounty with menus emphasising a commitment to deliver seasonal, high-quality ingredients. From beach foraging for edible seaweeds and berries from the clifftops to working with local fisherman for their daily catch, Ogo showcases the best of hyper-local produce in the Southwest.
Located within the Bedruthan Hotel in Mawgan Porth, Ogo takes the place of the former 'The Herring' and brings a new direction for the restaurant. Head Chef George Richardson’s keen passion for showcasing the best of Cornish produce is reflected through partnerships with handpicked local suppliers and farms who share his commitment to sustainable practices. Focussing on in-season produce, the daily changing menu will vary according to the season and retain a focus on provenance: from what the boats bring in each day along the South coast, to foraged ingredients from the surrounding countryside.
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