It may be winter, and the festive season is a little different this year due to COVID, but that doesn’t
mean there aren’t still loads of lovely, Christmassy things to do in Cornwall this month! December
in Cornwall is a special time; it’s much quieter, the sunsets are absolutely unrivalled, and the
possibility of snow on the beaches is pretty exciting too! Just because this Christmas isn’t as we
expected, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy all the other little things that Cornwall has to offer in
Eat and Drink at Greens
Yay, second lockdown is over and Greens is open again! We are so happy to welcome you all back
to our restaurant on the hill. We are open from 10am, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffees,
cakes and cocktails, overlooking sparkling Padstow. If you’re joining us for brekky or lunch just turn
up and we’ll find you a table, but if you would like to eat dinner at Greens you’ll need to book your
table in advance. Simply hop onto the ‘bookings’ page on our website and you can reserve your
table in a matter of minutes!
Enjoy the Padstow Christmas Lights
As of the end of November, Padstow lit up! Take a wander through the cobbled and winding streets
of the sleepy harbour town and find your inner festivity amongst the sparkling lights overhead and
reflecting in the water. We especially love light up Nessie – she’s our fave every year!
Cycle the Camel Trail
If this year has proven one thing it’s that life is better spent outside! We cherished our hour of
exercise in the first lockdown, and spent many happy days breathing in the fresh air and soaking
up the Cornish sunshine this summer and autumn. Winter is a great time to tackle the Camel Trail
as it’s a lot quieter than in the warmer months, and is such a lovely way to spend a day with loved
ones, whatever ages and abilities. The estuary is also teeming with wildlife at the moment – see
how many species of seabird you can spot on your ride!
Go for a Beach Walk with the Dogs
It wouldn’t be Christmas in Cornwall without a walk on the beach! Plus, as the sun sets so much
earlier (it’ll be around 4pm on Christmas day!) you can watch beautiful sunsets with the kids
without being late for bed time! If you’re more of an early riser, there’s no better feeling than
making the first footprints (and paw prints!) in the sand each morning…
Play Mini Golf!
COVID may have postponed a few things, but it hasn’t cancelled fun! Padstow Mini Golf is open
from 10am until dusk and is great, wholesome fun for families of all ages. Little ones can follow our
interactive treasure trail, bigger kids will discover their competitive side and grown-ups can’t resist
getting stuck in too. If you get a hole in one make sure you let us know on the Padstow Mini Golf
We hope this blog has inspired you to get outside and enjoy Padstow over the Christmas period.
There’s still so many fun things to do, and Cornwall really is just as beautiful in the winter as it is in
summer – just make sure you bring your woolies!