Things to do on New Year

Things to do on New Year's Day

Simon L 29 December 2017

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After a few weeks of indulgences and festivities, it’s a great time to start thinking about the year ahead.  Whether you are visiting the area for the day or have enjoyed a winter break in the region, there are plenty of things to do on New Year’s Day that will give you a refreshing start in 2019.

Perhaps your New Year's Resolution is to keep fit? If so, why not brave the waters for charity, take the children ice-skating at one of the county's most iconic attractions or walk one of the most beautiful coastal paths in the country? Whatever you do, you can be sure it will clear your head and get you ready for the year ahead!

Take a look at our top picks for things to do on New Year’s Day for the whole family.

Brave an icy dip


For the ultimate way to start the New Year, take the plunge with a New Year’s Day dip at Newquay Harbour.  This event raises money for charity and is a great way to blast off the cobwebs and start 2016 refreshed and energised.

Ice skating at Eden

baby ice-skating

Continue the festive fun with a visit to The Eden Project.  Enjoy a fascinating stroll through the biomes and relish in an exciting skate on the indoor ice rink.  You can enjoy this experience right into the New Year with skating available until 28th February.

Walk the South West Coast Path

south west coast path

Discover the miles of dramatic coastline on a walk along the South West Coast Path.  You’ll see a range of scenery from the stunning shoreline, quaint harbour views and luscious rolling pasturelands.  The whole family will enjoy this New Year’s Day activity.

Ride The Camel Trail

couple cycling in winter

Enjoy a gentle ride on the traffic free routes along the Camel Trail for interesting sights and charming locations.  The route has three main sections from Padstow to Wenfordbridge and has plenty of stops along the way to enjoy refreshments and local sights.  If you don’t have your own bike, you can hire them too at Padstow, Bodmin and Wadebridge

There are lots of family-friendly things to do on New Year’s Day around the region that will give you an exciting and uplifting start to the New Year. Our cottages in Cornwall offer the perfect place to stay while blowing away the cobwebs - have a browse through our portfolio of properties for Christmas and the New Year. From luxury cottages and cottages with hot tubs to properties where you can take the dog, we will have the ideal property for your holiday in Cornwall.

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