Top Things to Do in January 2024
It’s the start of a new year and with a new year comes new beginnings and a celebratory start. We take a look at some of the best things to see, do, try and experience to kick off 2024 happily and healthily!
Dolphin spotting from the St Mawes Ferry
Ferry runs all year round
See if you can spot the spectacular sight of pods of dolphins on the Falmouth to St Mawes Ferry crossings, often a regular occurence throughout January. The excitement and wonderment at seeing these stunning aquatic mammals never diminishes and they seem to enjoy swimming alongside the ferry.
Our experienced Skippers are always careful and sensitive to the environment and wildlife around them. We can't guarantee a sighting every time, but the everchanging view from the ferry is pretty good for the soul at any time, so hop on board and enjoy the trip.
Book a Cosy Cornish Retreat at The Alverton
Offer runs from Jan-Mar
Winter in Cornwall is a magical time of the year. As the summer crowds disperse and the dusky evenings draw near, the county dusts off their raincoats, pulls on their wellington boots and swaps the shorts and flipflops for jeans and jumpers. Explore the Cornish capital and enjoy a cosy retreat at The Alverton in Truro, a four-silver star hotel with everything you need for the perfect winter getaway.
You can find out room rates, availability, make a booking and get further information here
Sunday Lunch at the St Mawes Hotel
Every Sunday throughout winter
Gather your friends and family for a delicious, wholesome Sunday Lunch at the St Mawes Hotel. Watch the storms rolling in from the comfort of the harbourside restaurant, whilst you tuck into warming soups, roast beef with all the trimmings, whole roasted fish and much more.Lunch is served between 12-3pm throughout winter and it's best to call ahead to book (tel 01326 270270). Hop on the St Mawes Ferry and combine a boat trip, lunch and a stroll on the beach for a perfect St Mawes day out!
Trelissick Woodland Walk
Partially open throughout January
There's nothing more refreshing and exhilarating than to get out in the open air for a winter weekend walk. The National Trust Trelissick Woodland Walk will give you a Cornish facial and stunning views of the Fal River and you can stop off for a tasty treat at the Crofters café afterwards! Continue your exploration by hopping on the King Harry Ferry and head to the stunning Roseland and extend your walk.
More information about this walk, and all Trelissick has to offer, including opening times can be found here.
King Harry Ferry information, including timetable, can be found here.
Silent Disco Yoga at Truro Cathedral
Saturday 13th January
Join Truro Cathedral for a flow yoga journey like no other! You'll be provided with a headset before finding your perfect spot in the Cathedral to get ready to join fellow yogis and practice mindful vinyasa flow yoga in this awe inspiring location. The lights will be low, the walls drenched in up lighting and there will be a carefully curated playlist befitting of such a venue. Follow this with a sublime guided meditation session for the ultimate relaxing, restorative experience.
Find out more and book your tickets here
New Year Wellbeing Retreat at Trebah Garden
Saturday 20th January
Trebah Garden is a sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop and the ideal beatiful, natural environment for a Wellbeing Retreat. Join Emily for a creative and nourishing day, starting with a welcoming circle and hot drinks as you settle into the space and meet your fellow like-minded guests. Set your intention for the day, month, or year and reflect upon it throughout your day. Take a 'mindful noticing' walk through the stunning gardens to the beach for a standing meditation with a focus on nature connection. Feeling grounded, return to your space for a vision boarding session before a hearty hot lunch from Trebah Kitchen! To close the retreat day, there will be a gratitude circle and celebration with tea and cakes.
Find out more and book your place here
The Woman in Black at Hall for Cornwall
22nd, 23rd, 24th, 26th and 27th January
The legendary production of Susan Hill’s chilling ghost story The Woman in Black comes to Hall for Cornwall in Truro direct from London’s West End after an incredible 33 year run at the Fortune Theatre. Experience the thrill and excitement of this critically-acclaimed international theatre event that has been seen by over 7 million people worldwide, and continues to delight and terrify audiences of all generations.
Tickets can be booked here and range from £15 - £37
More details on what's on at Hall for Cornwall can be found here
Photo credit Mark Douet
Bobby's Taste of Cornwall at The Greenbank Hotel
Thursday 25th January
Head to the Water’s Edge on Thursday 25th January at 7pm to savour a truly unique dining experience that will have you lapping at the shoreline. Head Chef at The Greenbank, Bobby, has expertly crafted and curated a tantalising six course menu priced at £69 per person, that will excite your taste buds and give you a true taste of all our coastal region has to offer. Expect to indulge in a six course tasting menu that has heavy influences of traditional Cornish recipes with a modern Greenbank twist.
Find out more and book your seat here