10 Things to do on a Rainy Day at Land's End
Posted on Mar 30, 2015
We’ll be honest; the sun doesn’t always shine in Cornwall but a bit of mist and drizzle needn’t stop you having a brilliant time at Land’s End this Easter.
Here are our top ten suggestions for things to do at Land’s End when it’s “raining cats and dogs”:
1. Get out of the wet and indulge in some ‘retail therapy’ to explore the warm and dry Westcountry Shopping Village; across the three specialist shops there are some fantastic local brands to be found including St Justin Jewellery, Healey’s Cornish Cyder, and Furniss Shortbread.
2. Don’t let the ‘mizzle’ dampen your spirits, instead head to The Cornish Pantry and warm up with a Warren’s Cornish pasty – a baked pastry delight crafted by the oldest commercial bakery in Cornwall.
3. Get away from the grey clouds to enjoy the warm caverns of Arthur’s Quest; the rocky passageways, maze and staircases are warmed by the smoky breath of a fire-breathing dragon at the exit of the experience.
4. Shaun the Sheep and the flock certainly appreciate a cosy coat or woolly jumper for warmth so, when it’s overcast outside, head indoors to explore the wonderful world of Aardman Animations with Shaun the Sheep, Timmy, Morph and Wallace and Gromit.
5. Read some inspiring and heart-warming stories in our free End to End exhibition - an interactive and indoor experience which uses lively graphics and video to celebrate the achievements of those who have overcome one of the world’s most iconic challenges.
6. Shake away those wet weather ‘blues’ with a luxurious hot chocolate or frothy coffee in The Land’s End Restaurant and if you have longer to linger watch the drama of the wild West Cornwall weather with a lunchtime or evening meal overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
7. Cornwall may have a temperate climate but in our state-of-the-art cinema you can be immersed in the sub-tropical world of dinosaurs for a fantastic, indoor, 4D Film Experience.
8. Take refuge in Penwith House to look for a special souvenir or gift for a loved one with the added benefit of a spectacular view overlooking Longships Lighthouse and the iconic Land’s End signpost.
9. Your visit may have coincided with some grey clouds but in Wendy Williams’s gallery you can peruse a bright and brilliant collection of original acrylic paintings and prints. All Wendy’s work is are inspired by the incredible beauty of West Cornwall and her richly textured style captures the shimmer of light across landscapes.
10. Take comfort with some traditional ‘British pub grub’ and roast your toes against a roaring log fire hearth in the First and Last Inn.