Spring arrives early in Cornwall, the first proper sign coming with the characteristically Cornish daffodils in February. And as the landscape starts to flush with life once again, it’s a magical time of year to get out and about for walks.
Blooming Magnolias mark the early arrival of spring.
Cornwall is always head and shoulders ahead of the rest of the country when it comes to shaking off its winter coat and thanks to the Great Gardens of Cornwall we’ve now got proof. They’ve been keeping an eye on the Champion Magnolia campelli trees at six gardens across the county and will officially declare spring to have sprung when all six have at least 50 blooms.
It’s the perfect time to see seals
We’re not the only ones who are pleased to be saying goodbye to winter and a big hello to summer; grey seals have also been feeling the wrath of the cold, winter storms. Coinciding with their breeding and pupping season, winter has brought troublesome adventures to many of them, but thankfully the marvellous Cornish Seal Sanctuary has been on hand to pick them up along the Cornish coast.
Get along to the Sanctuary now (early spring is the best time to see pups) to catch these beautiful creatures as they are treated to a spot of rehabilitation before they are released back into the wild. If you mention you are staying with us at Polurrian on the Lizard, you'll receive a 10% discount on entry fee!
Roadsides are ablaze with colour
Daffodils and primroses have been casting roadsides and fields alight in a blaze of colour since for some weeks now (despite the snow!) and they’re still looking more than a little spectacular. Take in the spring displays from behind the wheel on a coast and country drive.
Here’s a whole host of things to get stuck into this spring with our pick of the activities across Cornwall.
Come rain or shine we have some wonderful suggestions on how to spend that all important quality time with family and friends, including four-legged ones.
So, if you’re planning a trip, look at what’s on and make the most of your time here.
All the events listed below are within an hour’s drive of the Polurrian and many are completely free of charge too!
- All year round – Dog-friendly Beach Cleans:
Polurrian Beach and coastal paths are just a short meander from the hotel to enjoy a nice walk or a little paddle in the sea. We’re passionate about looking after the environment and have partnered with Friends of Polurrian Beach, together we organise monthly beach cleans, it’s a fabulous way to spend time together and what you find washed-up never ceases to amaze. ‘Hard work should be rewarded with good food’ so we provide a delicious spread of refreshments including homemade cakes, teas and coffees. Check our events page page for regular updates & information.
- All year round - Surf Lessons with Dan Joel Surf
Where: 5 minutes from the Polurrian on the Lizard
If you’re looking for a more adventurous activity, you can experience the thrill of surfing at the beautiful Poldhu Beach, Mullion. Surf lessons are provided here for both adults and children by DanJoelSurf in partnership with the National Trust and voted in the top 5 surf schools in UK by The Times!
Poldhu Café is the perfect spot whilst you’re down on the beach to grab a notorious mega hot chocolate. Yum.
- St Piran's Day Celebrations in Cornwall 5 Mar 2020 to 8 Mar 2020
Celebrations take place across Cornwall to honour St Piran, one of the most popular patron Saints. Be it an open air play, a singalong in a pub or a procession through a town, just look out for a black and white flag.
- Unbounded at the Eden Project 14 Mar 2020 to 15 Mar 2020
The Very Hungry Caterpillar returns to Eden for a second year with a brand new adventure trail!
- Falmouth Spring Festival – March 19 - 29
A festival to celebrate Falmouth's beautiful open and green spaces. With guided walks and talks, garden spring clean events, Gardeners' Question Time and a Spring Fair.
- Easter at Flambards - 28 Mar 2020 to 19 Apr 2020
Join us for fizz-tastic fun as our team of mad scientists take to the stage in the Flambards Indoor Laboratory this Easter Holidays! Plus on Easter Sunday Join Ferdi for his big Easter Egg trail.
- Cornwall Spring Flower Show, Lostwithiel – March 31 – April 1
A fragrant centennial celebration of Cornish garden mania. Exuberant displays with camellias, daffodils, rhododendrons guaranteeing a colourful spectacle at the Boconnoc Estate.
- International Mining Games – March 31 – April 1
The primary aim of this competition is to keep the “old-fashioned” mining techniques alive, many of which were developed in Cornwall. The competition also provides a talent scouting opportunity.