We’ve compiled an inspiring list of things to do at home in Cornwall, come rain or sunshine!
Although Cornwall has abundant outdoor activities to enjoy amidst its beautiful beaches, cliff-tops, woods, glorious gardens and countryside, it’s not always possible to get out and about in the darker, colder months. Luckily, we’re brimming with useful ideas to keep you entertained…
Try your hand at a new craft
St. Ives School of Painting has a range of online courses and webinars with top-quality art tuition for you to sink your paintbrush into. If you need some inspiration, check out these covetable Cornish artists.
If you’re worried about what to paint, Falmouth’s National Maritime Museum has a webcam live-streaming a sealive-streaming a seagull’s view of the harbour. Paint the ever-changing view, or simply watch the clouds pass by on one of the deepest natural harbours in the world!
Start a creative journal
Why not start recording the adventures you have while exploring what’s on your doorstep? A Falmouth resident recently published Hometown Journal, a book “filled with creative exercises to inspire mini adventures, mindfulness, connections with nature, sustainable living and community spirit.” Get creative prompts and inspiring ideas to make the most of your local surroundings.
Home of Cornwall’s archives, Kresen Kernow, also has a host of amazing resources you can access to learn more about the history of your local area. Their website houses thousands of digitized images, a YouTube channel with films on Cornwall’s rich history and a range of online exhibitions. They also host free online talks on Cornwall’s history.
Learn a new skill
In The Garden…
The Eden Project has a fantastic list of resources and inspiration for creating your own ‘Eden at Home’. Whether you’re an experienced gardener wanting to know how to protect your garden for winter , fancy creating an indoor striking succulent display, need some composting tips or want to try building your own Biome in a Box, they have everything covered!
If you do dust off the gardening gloves, don’t forget to check out our blog for early spring tips on starting a Cornish garden!
Or In The Kitchen…
Could Cornish pasties be the new banana bread? During the first national lockdown in the spring of 2020, research commissioned by KitchenAid revealed that internet searches for banana bread recipes had soared by 535%, and photographs of successful creations were posted on Instagram more than 45,000 times.
Now might just be the time to build up your Cornish culinary repertoire. Philleigh Way Cookery School, near Truro have a whole host of online courses, from bread baking to vegan delights and, of course, Cornish pasties.
Loosen up your limbs
For many of us, home has become an office, a studio and even a gym. If working from home has become your ‘newnormal’ we have some tips on creating the perfect home office.
If switching up your home exercise regime is one of your 2021 resolutions, no doubt you’ll be checking out online exercise classes. Cornwall Yoga Centre is streaming yoga classes, ready to help you stretch out your limbs.
However, whether you’re taking up a new hobby or starting a new fitness regime, remember that time at home can also be slow, without pressure or goals. A chance to escape into Cornwall-based fiction perhaps? Either way, take it easy and enjoy your home space!