Get educated in Helston
With the end of the summer holidays in sight and little ones looking for things to do get their brains back into learning mode go on an educational day out in Helston before they go back to school!
We’ve gathered the top things to see and learn in the old Cornish market town, read on to find out what you and your youngsters could get up to.
Learn not just about the history of Helston but all of Cornwall’s in the Museum of Cornish Life. Housed in the town’s historic market building, this is a treasure trove of artefacts full of cabinets of curiosities and spread over 5 floors there’s enough to entertain even the busiest little minds.
From geology to archaeology and social history to old photographs there is a wealth of historical objects in this collection. You can now explore it in 3D ahead of your trip here.
Step back in Time
Explore the cobbled streets of Flambard’s Victorian Village and journey back over 100 years to a different time. Learn how firemen used to use horses, how ladies hats were made, what old-fashioned sweet shops looked like and peek into the old schoolhouse. Learn about the Victorian Village here.
For little ones learning about wartime England the Britain in the Blitz exhibition is a fascinating life-size London street. Hear the doodlebugs fly overhead, feel the ground shake beneath your feet and even see where families hid during the air raids. Find out more here.
Crack the Code
Head over to Porthleven and take on a Spy Mission with Treasure Trails. Testing even the most cunning budding Bonds this self-guided walk takes visitors around the village centre, over to the old lifeboat house before finishing on the picturesque coast path. Look high and low for clues and practice your orienteering skills on this activity agents.
Hands on Play
For imaginative play where little ones can act out their favourite activities like going shopping, heading to the Pawly Pets Animal Hospital, helping to fix the big red car or even be mesmerised by the Magical Mirrors head to One2eleven Street!