Ah Boxing Day – Christmases often ignored little brother. The presents are all open, the food has been eaten and the sparkle is slowly starting to fade from the festive spirit. However, the morning after the night before doesn’t have to be a bad day; have leftovers for breakfast and get outside!
1. Nothing rids you of a hangover like fresh, Cornish air
Soothe your pounding head and gurgling stomach with a good old stomp. There is no better hangover cure than a massive dose of fresh, clean, Cornish air. Fill your lungs with the salty good stuff with a coastal path ramble or a beach run – if you’re really serious about ditching the hangover then dunk yourself in the ocean. Honestly, you won’t believe the benefits, trust us.
2. Shed your over-indulging guilt
Hands up if you ate and drank too much this Christmas? We aren’t judging, we absolutely did too. There’s nothing wrong with a little indulgence, especially over the holiday period, but sometimes that naughtiness can leave us feeling a little sorry for ourselves. If you can manage to disentangle yourself from the blankets and clamber off the sofa, we promise a Boxing Day walk will lift your guilty mood and shift some of that gluttony! And surely a big walk deserves to end with a super duper Bowgie hot chocolate, right?
3. Get the whole family together
The festive season is generally about one thing – spending time with loved ones. Gathered round the table or cuddled up on the sofa, there’s nothing like getting the family together, catching up and sharing your stories from the year, whilst discussing future dreams and plans. Don’t let the family time end with the arrival of Boxing Day, rally your nieces, nephews, grandparents, family friends, dogs and siblings and meet at the beach, it’s big enough for everyone to run around! Laugh away the post-Christmas blues and tire the dogs out before vegging out in front of the TV to an old, family classic.
4. Calmness across Cornwall after the big day
Christmas can feel pretty hectic all-round. So much to plan, prep and organise, the actual day is totally crammed with trying to keep everyone happy, leading on to a bit of a drunken shindig and always ending with your uncle snoring in his favourite chair. Throw in the cat attacking the baubles, a few tears, lashings of Bucks Fizz and wrapping paper everywhere, you might end up going to bed entirely overwhelmed. Cue Boxing Day – fresh and empty, a whole 24 hours of peace and quiet. Take to the trails and find your inner calm again.
5. First chance for little ones to try out their new toys
Is there anything better than the look on a child’s face when they unwrap their first bike, kite or surfboard? They can hardly contain their excitement to test out their new toys and you can’t wait to show them the ropes! Boxing Day is a day totally dedicated to first waves, wide eyes and shrieks of joy. Parents and older siblings glowing with pride practically light up The Duchy day on the 26th…
We are open on Boxing Day from 11am – 6pm, serving food until 4pm and would love to see your happy faces and shiny new toys! Why not take a wander down the coast path, treat yourself to a mug of something warm and yummy and fill your bellies with a hearty plate of pub grub, minus the washing up?