Our small corner of the UK is renowned for splashingly good summer fun, whether chilling at the beach with your ice creams or exploring many of the world famous attractions. However, an autumn break in Cornwall is also pretty special.
With spacious beaches, gorgeous sunsets and a landscape that reveals a different hue everywhere you turn, we think there are some pretty good reasons to escape here for a short break. So here are our top five reasons to book a break away in Cornwall this autumn.
Things to see
Early evenings are no bad thing in the south of England as the sunsets in Cornwall can be pretty spectacular, particularly in our neck of the woods on the west coast. Enjoy some fish and chips on the beach or spend a romantic evening under a reddening sky in your very own private hot tub (that’s right, you can enjoy a hot tub holiday with us here in Cornwall!).
Early autumn in Cornwall is also a great time for wildlife watching. Head to Padstow or Newquay for sea life spotting boat tours and you may be lucky enough to see seals, basking sharks, whales and dolphins.
Things to do
September and October in Cornwall have a lot to offer in terms of events and festivals. Choose your autumn break in Cornwall to coincide with the St Ives September Festival, the Falmouth Reggae Festival, the Falmouth Oyster Festival, the Looe Music Festival and the Great Cornish Food Festival or Oktoberfest in Truro.
For many, an autumn break in Cornwall is the perfect time for a walking holiday. Nothing works up an appetite like a walk along the coast, exploring quiet beaches and enjoying the fresh air. From our holiday park in Cornwall you are perfectly placed to explore both coast and country, with some great walks right on your doorstep. For serious walkers why not put your best foot forward on the South West Coast Path. And from 1 October, dogs are welcome back on to beaches that operate a seasonal dog ban.
For those that need a bit of retail therapy head to Cornwall’s only city. Truro is perfect for an autumn break visit, with its big name retail brands, independent shops and plethora of trendy cafes, bars and restaurants.
Things for the kids
If you’re bringing the kids to Cornwall for an October half term break, there are plenty of Halloween themed events taking place, both at Hengar Manor and in the surrounding area. There’s family fun at Paradise Park near St Ives, at Lappa Valley near Newquay and at the Eden Project. If you’re looking for something a bit more creative, the Tate Gallery at St Ives will be offering ‘Tate Create’ days involving crafts, arts and different fun themes.
On park activities
If you’re not out exploring the many amazing sights and attractions that Cornwall has to offer, there’s also plenty to do on park at Hengar Manor. From a spot of fishing in the well-stocked lakes, to golf, tennis, an adventure playground for the kids plus a 25-metre heated indoor pool and spa facilities. When you just want to relax then head to the on-site restaurant and cafe. Enjoy a freshly brewed coffee in our comfortable coffee lounge or select from a range of classical home cooked dishes in our traditional Tavern.
Autumn breaks in Cornwall don’t have to mean packing the thermal underwear! Hengar Manor offers a range of cosy, fully heated accommodation; from our Cornwall holiday Lodges, Waterside Cabins that overlook our picturesque lake, Villas and our very special Manor House Apartments. And if your idea of a perfect autumn break is relaxing with a glass of bubbly in your very own private hot tub, then choose a Lodge with hot tub or one of the Waterside Cabins.