No idea what to do to keep the kids occupied this February half term? We’ve put together a plan for a jam-packed week full of fun activities in Helston.


Crazy golf comes to Coronation Park! Challenge your friends and family and perfect your putt; who will get a hole in one? The Crazy Golf Company will be on Events Square between 11am and 4pm. Free entry for all thanks to the Welcome Back Fund. You’ll need to refuel after – Lakeside Café have you covered with hot drinks, scrummy cakes and tasty lunch options. Don’t forget to grab the kids scooters and skateboards for a play in the skatepark after. 


Hire bikes from Lakeside Cycle Hire or take your own to be serviced before heading to Penrose for an adventure the whole family can enjoy. Smooth tarmacked bridleway will lead you through picturesque woodland and parkland to the Stables Café – a perfect spot to refuel and relax. For those wanting a quieter or more challenging ride the network of woodland routes around Degibna and Carminowe offer stunning views of Loe Pool. 

All cycle routes can be downloaded here:


Take in the screening of Ernest and Celestine at CAST. Watch the delightful comedy of an unlikely friendship between a mouse and a bear. Screenings start at 10:30, 1:30 and 3:30 and run from 22nd – 26th. Free admission. 

Then pop next door to the Museum of Cornish Life for their Animate Helston Festival! Watch ‘Grasp the Nettle’ in the extraordinary Splendid Hut which will be outside the Museum, and explore the Making Magic exhibition. This is a brand new, brilliant exhibition of fantastic work from Falmouth University’s Animation and Visual Effects students. 

Hungry? Head up Meneage Street and try the incredible waffles at The Waffle Factory!


Start off with a crafty workshop at CAST. Create willow lanterns that will illuminate the streets of Helston in a special St Piran’s Day parade. This is a free event, open to all. Tickets can be booked in advance here: or drop in between 10am and 4pm. 

Grab coffee and delicious cake or lunch from the CAST Café, then head up to One2Eleven for the best indoor play! Including ball swamps, an assault course, new mini climbing wall and toddler zone. For older kids, why not try a £5 Charity Shop Challenge? 


Head up to Wheal Dream Leisure and try football golf or rugby golf – kick your way around and through the various challenging obstacles and take in the spectacular views. Book through the website here:

Then head to the restaurant after for a well deserved refuel and relax! 

Alternatively, try Wendron Pancake Barn – with lots of fun play areas to explore and animals to feed there’s plenty to keep little ones entertained. And obviously you’ll need to try the amazing pancakes! 

Helpful apps

OS Maps: Walking and bike trails

National Trust – Days Out App

Refill – Water refill stations

Birda: Birdwatching Community

PictureThis – Plant Identifier

Met Office Weather Forecast

Too Good to Go: End Food Waste

Go Jauntly: Discover Walks

Night Sky