1. Enjoy a Boxing Day Swim
What better way to detox after a huge amount of Christmas day food than a freezing cold swim on Boxing Day at Charlestown. If you don’t fancy joining in, watching whilst drinking a hot chocolate is also pretty enjoyable. We probably should point out the sea is a pretty wild beast this time of year, so only swim at organised, lifeguarded events such as this one.
2. See a Panto
There’s no better way of delaying the post-Christmas blues than watching a terrific pantomime dame in action! We recommend Dick Whittington and His Mousehole Cat – it’s on in Truro until 3rd January. Oh no it isn’t! Oh yes it is! Plus there are 2 showings on boxing day so woo hoo! See www.hallforcornwall.co.uk to find out more.
3. Wrap up warm and brave a walk on Crantock beach
Feel the cold spray in your face and listen to the crashing waves. It will make you feel invigorated and will probably work up a bit of an appetite too in time for lunch at The Bowgie.
4. Go Ice Skating at The Eden Project
Ice Skating is a fantastic winter activity that the whole family will love. OK, so maybe not the whole family; we’re pretty sure our 85 year old Grandma wouldn’t enjoy it all that much, and a new born baby might struggle a little bit but most members of the family will love it. Don’t worry if you aren’t quite at Torville and Dean level, you can hold on to a special penguin guide to steady you as you whiz around the rink. Hurry up and book your slot though – when we wrote this there were very few skating spots left. https://booking.edenproject.com/sessions
5. Have an alternative Christmas Dinner at The Bowgie
Now all the hard work is over, you can sit down and enjoy eating without worrying about the timing of roast potatoes or boiled carrots. You can choose from our menu and relax with a drink as we do all the hard work in the kitchen for you. Sounds like the best option as far as we’re concerned!
6. Experience Mummers Day in Padstow
This is a traditional Pagan midwinter festival that usually takes place on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Go take a look then try out some local eateries…it would be rude not to!
7. Do the Present Exchange
Brave the shops in Truro, swap all those unwanted gifts for something more useful and bag a couple of bargains too! We also find it useful to wrap a few of the ones you don’t want and re-gift them, there are bound to be a few family members you haven’t seen yet who might appreciate a fluffy hot water bottle cover and a scented candle!
8. See the Mousehole Lights
This sweet, festive display is on until the New Year so if you haven’t been down to Mousehole and had a look yet – Boxing Day is the perfect opportunity!
9. Arrange Christmas Jumper Drinks
Everyone owns a Christmas jumper and the chances are, most people will probably have unwrapped another one on Christmas Day too! So arrange a showcase of festive knitwear with your family and friends and come along to The Bowgie! You can compare woollen wonders then eat drink and be merry! Surely that’s what Christmas jumpers are for!
10. Watch Christmas Films
Lie on the sofa. Balance remote control on your new Christmas Belly and enjoy watching classic after classic of family Christmas comedies. From ‘Elf’ to ‘The Santa Clause’, to ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ and ‘Babe’. The Christmas TV schedule has all sorts of gems hidden within it…as you channel surf you never know what you might discover. Enjoy this opportunity to relax as the kids are occupied with their new toys. It doesn’t happen often.