Discover What's On in Cornwall?
Discover What's On in Cornwall?
Updated 20th May 2013
Updated 20th May 2013
Please check the individual websites for Opening Times and admission fee
Please check the individual websites for Opening Times and admission fee
Lostwithiel events - May 22nd, 29th Royal Oak quiz and carvery. 22nd, 29th Circuit Training. 23rd, 30th Town Heritage Walks. 23rd Kings Arms Quiz. 19th Flea Market/Craft Fair. 26th Globe Inn Quiz. 26th Folk Jam King's Arms. 20th, 27th Madrigali Choir. 20th, 27th Golden Oldies roast lunch. 20th, 27th Bounce Dance. 21st and 22nd 2 day portraiture course. 22nd. Auction. 22nd Folk Jam Royal Talbot. 23rd Memory Cafe. 24th Local Produce Market. 24th, 31st Cantate Domino Liturgical Choir. 25th Book binding Course. 27th Quartet. 29th Melting Pot Jam Nights. 31st Antique & Collectors Market.
Lawrence House Museum - 'A Little Jewel' - Now open until November 1st Monday to Friday and Bank Holidays. Free entry to Museum. 'Virtual Vistor Folder' will enable you to see lots of the exhibits upstairs if you are not able to go up.
The National Trust, Cotehele - 'Life in the Past Lane' - Visit the Victorian study to travel back in time and meet the Edgcumbe family and find out what Cotehele meant to them. This exhibition will continue through to the end of 2013. BOOKING MAY BE ESSENTIAL FOR SOME OF THESE ACTIVITIES SO CHECK THEIR WEBSITEMay 25th until July 17th Anita Reynolds Exhibition. 28th and 29th Family Fun Days. 31st Outdoor Skills for children and teens. June 8th Digital photography Course Part 1. 8th Adventurers in Music. 27th Cotehele Unlocked. 29th 'Sconanza Weekend' at The Mill. 29th Wet Wet Weekend on Cotehele Quay. 30th Digital Photography Course Part 2. July 14th The Venue Flower. 15th to 31st Summer Family Trail. 20th to 31st Michael Hill Exhibition. 24th to 31st Summer Fun. 28th Costume Sundays at the Mill.
Bodmin & Wenford Railway - A great family attracktion! May 31st Disco Train. 26th Bob the Builder. 28th Spring Murder Mystery Special. June 2nd Cornish Belle - Steam & Cream Special. 15th Steam Beer & Jazz. 15th and 16th Heritage Transport Festival. 23rd Dining Train. July From 2nd every Tuesday evening Murder Mystery Specials. 13th Dining Train. 15th and 16th Heritage Transport Festival. 20th Steam Beer & Jazz. 26th to 28th Peppa Pig.
Limekiln Gallery, Calstock - Features Exhibitions by the artistic community in the Tamar Valley.
Pentillie Castle, St. Mellion. - Until May May 1st to July 31st Clay Pigeon Shooting Days. June 22nd and 23rd UK Alpine Challenge. 26th Pride & Prejudice - Chaperhouse Theatre Company.
Explore the Tamar Valley - May 21st to 26th Calstock Parish Heritage Project exhibition. June Discovery Trail Challenge. 2nd to 4th Calstock Parish Heritage Project exhibition. 8th Jewellery Making Workshop. 13th Bere Ferrers Guided Walk. 16th Cotehele's Tudor deer park and Danescombe valley industrial archaeology. 29th Wild flowers with Ian Bennallick. July 7th St. Luke's Hospice Open Gardens Gunnislake. 12th Visit to Plymouth Citadel. 13th Discovery Open Day. 20th Butterflies with John Randall. 21st Forder Fete. 27th Ho
Carnglaze Caverns - The stage at Carnglaze Caverns offers superb natural acoustics and unique atmosphere in these underground caverns. June 9th Martin Alvarado. July 6th and 7th Crystal and Crafts Show. 13th The Lambrettas with EventHeads. 27th Abba Reunion.
Sterts Open-Air Theatre - The Theatre on the Moor - May 24th to 27th Poetry Festival. 30th, 31st and June 1st Alice in Wonderland - Stagekids. 30th, 31st and June 1st Our Day Out -Stagekids. June 7th Roxy Magic. 8th Babe the Sheep Pig. 13th Romeo & Juliet - Heartbreak. 14th Company B. 16th Plymouth Symphony Orchestra. 20th, 21st, 26th Calendar Girls. 22nd. Oxygen - Dreadnought South West. 27th The Days of our Lives - St. Kew & Upton Cross Schools. 28th Snake Davis. 29th Missy Malone. July 5th The Sound of Music. 6th Calendar Girls. 11th, 12th The Crucible. 13th The Sound of Music. 19th, 20th Les Miserables. 21st A Midsummer Night's Dream. 22nd, 24th The Crucible. 23rd An Evening at Home with the Austens. 25th Peter Rabbit. 25th Twelfth Night. 26th The Sound of Music. 27th Baron Herzog. 29th Calendar Girls. 30th, 31st Les Miserables. 31st Marks Ark Animal Adventures.
Porfell Wildlife Park - This hidden wildlife gem is home to more than 250 unusual animals and creatures from all over the world. Some are unwanted, injured, rescued or have been rehomed from other zoos. Porfell is their home for life. The marmosets Tammy & Elvis have twins which was cause for great celebration in November. See Elvis carrying, grooming and playing with his offspring. Lemur's Tea Party, Owl Flying, be Keeper for a day, adopt your own animal and help Porfell carry on this vital work.
Adrenalin Quarry - Throwing people off cliffs since 2009! Throw someone you love off a cliff. See The Zip, The Giant Swing and go Coasteering/The Blob.
Calstock Arts Centre - May 22nd The Importance of Being Interested. 25th Calstock Singers presents 'The Best of British'. June 13th Alan Barnes and David Newton. 14th Gallery Bar Special with Peter & Li and guest singer Marianne. 22nd Rabbit Theatre presents Great Expectations. July 6th Ethan Johns. 20th Mitch Benn.
The National Trust, Trelissick, Feock - May 18th to June 9th Sue Lewington Exhibition - The River Fal. 24th Bat and Moth Walk. 25th and 26th Woodland Fair. May 30th to June 4th Elford Art Exhibition. 31st Jazz Dinner. June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th Dave's Bodging Club. 1st Pottery Workshop. 9th Open Farm Sunday. Until the 11th You Are Here - Art Display. 29th Burlesque Dinner.
Princess Pavilion, Falmouth - May 20th Monday Choir Concerts. 21st Rock n Roll. 24th The Fall. 28th Albert Lee & Hogan's Heroes. June 7th T'Pau. 20th TJ Higgs.
Beside the Wave Gallery, Falmouth - 31st May to June 12th Richard Tuff: Moroccan Journey. June 28th to September 14th Cornish Light: Mixed Show.
Pendennis Castle, Falmouth - Fantastic views and family fun at Cornwall's greatest fortress. See a Tudor gun deck in action and how the Guardhouse was equipped during the First World War. Interactive exhibition where you can experience the sights and sounds of battle and relive an enemy attack on a Second World War observation post. Also see the Butterworth wartime cartoons on display and visit the tea room. Pendennis Castle has now got a new look to its shop. There is more space for the toys, books, gifts, wines and beers, historical items and Second World War memorabilia. Until May 29th to 31st Spain Attacks!
Falmouth Art Gallery - Until June 22nd A forgotten friendship. June 29th until September 14th Making Faces.
Miss Peapod's, Penryn - May 25th Auction for the Promise Club.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan - May 25th Heligan Wild Weekend. 30th Thom Hunt. June 5th Head Gardener's Walk the Jungle. 7th Tastes of Heligan. 26th Head Gardener's Walk - Northern Gardens. 27th Thom Hunt at The Lost Gardens.
The Tolmen Centre - May 21st Spiers and Boden. 29th Angels' Share. June 8th Old Vic New Voices: Double Bill. 12th Tolmen Movies: Sightseers. 26th Les Miserables. 28th Andy Sheppard - Solo tenor and soprano saxophonist.
St. Austell Players - Licensed Bar and free car park. May 20th Reading of Move Over, Mrs. Marksham. 23rd Casting of Move Over, Mrs. Markham. August 14th to 17th Move Over, Mrs. Markahm.
Rebel Brewing - Book to visit the Brewery and Shop which is now open to tours. Have a tasting session with Penryn Pale Ale, Blacck Rock Bitter, Bal Maiden, Cornish Sunset and Eighty Shilling just to mention a few.
The Poly at Falmouth - The Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society. May 20th and 21st Film - A Late Quartet. 22nd Spring Psychology Lecture. 23rd Theatre - The Fantasist. 24th Comedy - The Importance of Being Interested. 25th Writing Workshop. 25th Music - The Music of John Denver. 27th and 28th Film - The Look of Love. 29th Theatre - Freddie Dare & The Ginger. 29th Theatre - Aubade. 31st to June 1st Film - The Adventures of Prince Achmed.
Trebah Gardens, Mawnan Smith, Nr. Falmouth - As featured in 'Cornwall by Caroline Quentin 2013'. Gardens, Visitor Centre and Shops open daily all year round from 10am. Dogs welcome in the garden and on the beach but must be on a lead at all times. Trebah boasts a fabulous camellia collection of over 500 different varieties which flower from November to May. Visit the famous Paraglide, Tarzan's Camp and Fort Stuart. May 24th to June 3rd Spot The Scarecrow Trail. 25th Military Day. 30th Make a Mini Scarecrow. June 16th Fathers Day.
National Maritime Museum, Falmouth - Until Feb 2014 (Yes we have got the correct date!) Search & Rescue Blockbuster Exhibition - a major exhibition featuring Search and Rescue - Enter the world of the rescue services in Cornwall. Until 18th July Photographs of The Last of the Tall Ships. May 20th Minnows' Tales. 24th Museum Minnows. 25th and 26th Ropework and Make a Fender. June 17th to 21st Wooden Boat Restoration. 22nd and 23rd Bending Wood. 28th Museum Minnows. 29th and 30th Half Model Making.
The Eden Project, St. Austell - Eden is famous for its Biomes, the world's largest greenhouses which nestle in a giant 50 metre deep crater the size of 30 football pitches. Even if you've been to Eden before you won't have seen it this way so Climb above the treetops and get a bird's eye view with the New Rainforest Lookout. There is always something new to see at Eden. Storytelling every day 12pm and 2pm. Tots Rocks kids' event at the Eden Cafe every other Wednesday. Massage in the Mediterranean Biome. NOW OPEN England's longest zip wire - Soar above the Biomes at 60 mph. May 25th to June 2nd Freaky Nature with Bugs for Half Term. June 3rd Eddie Izzard, 6th Sea and Shore. 29th Kaiser Chiefs, 30th Sigur Ros. The xx July 2nd and Jessie J on July 13th.
St. Austell Brewery - Open every day except Sunday. St. Austell Brewery Tours last approximately one hour. Tour prices include free samples and 2 half pints of beer or a soft drink of your choice. There is a museum, visitor centre wine warehouse, shop and bar. Numbers are limited so telephone 01726 66022. More info on their website.
Wingz Bird and Animal Sanctuary, Par, St. Austell - Home to approx 80 different species totalling some 250 animals. Eight new bird species have been introduced for 2013 including three species of owls, military macaws and a cheeky mynah bird called Arthur. Also included are Burrowing Owls, Mollucan Cockatoos, Superb Starlings, Perfect Lorikeets. Meet all the resident birds & animals and feed the Meerkats. Also meet the Marmosets Sophie, Jamie, Aidan and Bailey. There are also some pet rescued and re-homed parrots and a wide range of rare birds and animals many of which are taking part in international breeding projects. Bird boarding and beauty treatments available. Free parking, Picnic area, Gift Shop, Disabled and Pushchair friendly, Dog kennels available with shade and fresh water free of charge for your dogs as they are not allowed in the Sanctuary. Toilets, baby changing and disabled toilet. New for 2013 as well is the tea room named Millies.
Pentewan Sands Holiday Park, Nr. St. Austell - Monthly Comedy Club on the first Thursday of each month at 8.30pm.
Mid Cornwall Galleries, St. Blazey Gate - Open all year round. Free Admission. Ample Parking. Apart from the paintings in the gallery we have a large collection of jewellery, silk and wool scarves, wood, glass, ceramics, greeting cards and gift wrap. New paintings by Daniel Cole, Amanda Hoskin, Catherine Hoskin, Jessica Bright, Jenny Collins, Patricia Saddington, Simon Pooley, Jennifer Bailey, Rosa Sepple, David Beer, Andrea Stokes and exhibiting for the first time Dawn Stacey. Ceramic sculpture from Annie Peaker and hand-crafted driftwood figures by Lynn Muir.
Culdrose Air day, Helston - .Air day returns to Culdrose on July 24th. TICKETS ON SALE NOW. The Red Arrows will be in attendance and an action-packed flying display can be seen and also lots to see, touch and try on the ground. The air squadrons and units will be available to tell you what they do and explain how their aircraft are deployed around the world.
The Tate, St. Ives - Daily Gallery tours available. Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden also open from March to October every day. Hepworth Family Activity Trail available during gallery hours. Until Sept 29th The Summer Exhibition. From 31st May on the last Friday of each month relax with a drink and enjoy exhibitions, performances, music, talks and films at 'Late at Tate'. May 31st Art Base. 31st Work in Focus: Allen Ruppersberg. June 12th Hands in Art Tate. 15th Talking Art. 28th Talk: Robin Mackay on R. H. Quaytman. 28th Screening: Pam Hogg's Fashion Shows.
Porthcurno Telegraph Museum - is where the telegraph cables that linked Britain with its Empire and other nations came ashore. The valley was the hub of international cable communications from 1870 - 1970 and was the largest cable station in the world. A unique collection in its completeness with the only working cable station (except the actual cable) in the world. Open every day. Exhibitions, Ideas Cafe Evening Talks, Sculpture Garden and Tennis Courts.
Heartlands at Pool, Redruth - State-of-the-art exhibitions, climb-on sculptures, gardens, funky cafe in the old carpenter's workshop. An all-year round, all-weather attraction for everyone and it's FREE admission. Farmers Market every third Saturday of each month. Hot Step Salsa every Tuesday. Everyday events include Engine House Tours and Art & Craft Workshops. May 26th Kernow Fest A one-day extravaganza featuring Cornwall food and drink. 31st Tapas Night. Everyday 'Animal Communication' Family-friendly activities. June 8th World Wide knit in Public. 9th Adventurers in Music. 10th to 23rd Jonathan Hayter exhibition. 16th Open Mic Session. 16th The Big Cornish BBQ. 22nd The Red River Singers. 28th Tapas Night. 29th and 30th Monkey & Crocodile.
Lizard Adventure - in association with the National Trust. High quality adventure sports from coasteering to kayaking to guided walks, fishing and climbing. Lizard Adventure caters for families, individuals, schools and groups; all children young and old.
Land's End - Is it the end of the road or the start of the journey? This is the most south westerly point of mainland Britain. 4D Film Experience. Meet the animals at Greeb farm. Taste Cornish hospitality at the restaurant. Have your picture taken at the most famous signpost. In the Old Barn watch talented local craftspeople at work or meet the farmyard animals.
Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen, Penzance - A Cornish day out in the far West of Cornwall, Underground Tours, Hard Rock Mining Museum and Shop. Open Sunday to Friday, CLOSED Saturdays. Monday, Wednesday and Friday Handrilling. Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday Geevor Talks. Monday Geevor Crafts.
One2eleven, Flambards, Helston - Cornwall's best 'play' of the week. Open for 360 days of the year and is part of the Flambards annual pass scheme. The perfect indoor playground for youngsters featuring main Arena, Mr. Fix it Car Garage, Building Block Workshop, Kids Cafe, Animal Hospital, Magic Mirrors, Costume Castle and Tesburys. Zumba classes available for kids and adults. Birthday parties available for children up to 11 years of age.
Paradise Park, Hayle - includes Jungle Barn play centre - Big indoor fun for all ages. Daily feeding events with penguins, lorikeets and goats. Tropical birds in large aviaries, Fun Farm, Victorian Walled Garden, Parrot Jungle walk, Cafe, Gift Shop and Plant Shop. Open daily from 10am. Otter and Penguin feeding. The perfect place for Birthday Parties with a themed room, child's name on the door, a small gift for each child, fun and healthy party food, printed invitations and all the mess is cleared up for you!! 2013 is our 40th Birthday. May 25th to June 2nd. Whitsun Rainbow Week - Half Term.
Trevaskis Farm, Gwinear, Hayle - Trevaskis Market/Farm Shop and Farmhouse Kitchen Restaurant all set in 28 acres of countryside. A day out where you can pick your own from what is available from mid to late May. The farm is open to wander at your leisure free of charge. Bring the children to see the new lambs, British Lop rare-breed piglets, South Devon calves, Patchy the Shetland Pony, Miss Piggy the tame pig and Rusty and Dusty the recently acquired goats.Strawberries now ready to pick
Baker Tom, The Bakery, Pool, Redruth - A Series of half-day baking courses throughout 2013. Tom Hazzledine's courses promises to be hands-on, informative and entertaining. May 25th Tarts. June 12th Scones & Afternoon Tea Treats. All courses run from 2pm to 5pm.
Minack Theatre, Porthcurno - May 20th to 24th Jamaica Inn. 27th to 31st Mack and Mabel. June Saturdays from 10am Moving Heaven & Earth. 3rd to 7th Antony and Cleopatra. 10th to 14th Babe, The Sheep-Pig. 17th to 21st Arabian Nights. 24th to 28th Waiting for Godot.
The National Trust, Godolphin, Helston - Barefoot Trail is open until 31st October. May 29th Wild Art Wednesday. June 3rd High Tea Tours. 15th National Garden Scheme Day.
Lizard Lighthouse and Heritage Centre - Cornwall's only Lighthouse open to the public. Power up the foghorn, send a Morse Code message, build a giant foam lighthouse, track ships and NEW for 2013 and exhibition called 'Navigation'.
Flambards at Helston - A leading Westcountry family attraction with rides for everyone, family fun and entertainment. Award-winning and unique exhibitions includes The Victorian Village and Britain in the Blitz. See the War Gallery and enjoy the Aviation experience. Book your childs birthday party here or perhaps the perfect Wedding venue for you. May 27th Close Encounters with Titan the Robot. 28th Meet Peppa Pig. 29th The Science Boffins and Simon Weston book signing.
Cornish Seal Sanctuary at Gweek - Things to do each day include feeds and demonstrations with include seals, sea lions, otter and penguins. Rockpool Experiences - hold a crab or touch a starfish. Visit the seal rescue hospital and explore behind the scenes. Sneak a peek at the food preparation area in the Seal Hospital and get hands on in the hospital pup pen. Explore the amazing creatures. Children's Pirate ship play area called 'Pirate Bay'. An amazing day out which includes Free car parking. Open EVERY DAY all year round. May 25th until June 2nd Meet 'Timmy' the Star of CBeebies everyday.
Newquay's Classic Air Force - Cornwall's new and unique entertainment venue at St. Mawgan, Nr. Newquay. Brand new tourist attraction opens its doors to Cornwall's Living Aircraft Museum which will be home to Europe's largest collection of airworthy post-war classic aircraft. Licensed cafeteria and shop, art gallery and hangar displays. Classic Air Force, Hangar 404, Aerohub 1, St. Mawgan. Find out more by clicking the link.
The Castle at Bude - Find out all about Bude in The Early Years, Shipwrecks, Local Crafts, Life Saving and Bude as a Holiday Resort at the Heritage Centre. Until Until May 3rd 'Reclamation' Sculptures and carving by Michael Bond. May 19th until June 14th 'Spirit of the Sea' by Sue Read. 6th to the 23rd 'From The Air' paintings by Andrew Yeomans. 27th until June 14th 'Rainbow Journeys through the West Country' Maggie Tyrrell.June 16th until July 12th 'Paintings' by Bryan Sentance. 17th until July 18th Cornwall Watercolour Society.
Harlyn Dive School, Nr. Padstow - All about learning to dive. Beginners to Advanced PADI and BSAC. Try Dives/Discover Scuba, Snorkelling for Kids and Adults. Full courses from Open Water to Dive Master. Boat Charter, RIB Dive Padstow, Newquay, Rock, Port Gaverne, Port Isaac, Fowey, North Cornwall, Wrecks and Reefs. Lots going on. Check out the website.
Royal Cornwall Show, Wadebridge - June 6th, 7th and 8th. Cornwall's biggest annual event at the show's dedicated showground at Whitecross, Wadebridge.
Tintagel Castle - May 29th and 30th Fighting Knights.
The Drang Gallery, Padstow - May 1st to 30th. Damien Hirst Selected Works Exhibition featuring butterflies, pills, skulls and spots.
The Delabole Slate Company - Scheduled presentations & Tours available from May 1st through to August31st Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays. Short Walkabout Tours consists of a Visit to the Showroom, Video presentation together with a short talk on the history and working methods and a tour of the Surface Works. Long Walkabout Tours include the Showroom, a tour of the Pit and a tour of the Surface Works. See the sawing of large slate blocks and the traditional hand-splitting of Delabole Roofing Slates. See the diamond wire sawing 600 ton slate blocks, hand crafting and machining of various slate products.
Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay - The Blue Reef Aquarium is open all year, except Christmas Day. See naturally themed tropical displays and a underwater walk through the tunnels. "Watch Black Tip sharks glide effortlessly by or brightly coloured reef fish go about their daily lives". Celebrate your childs birthday here with a minimum of 10 children. For a daily 'What's On' visit their website. Open all year. Enjoy the 'Turt-ally Turtles' event at Easter. Daily talks and feeding demos and conservation programmes and lots of turtle-themed activities.
Dairyland Farm World, Nr. Newquay - So much to see and do at this 'all-weather attraction'. The Bull Pen indoor play area, soft play areas and ball pool, drop slides, raging bulls ride, mini tractors, milking Clarabelle, Pat-a-Pet, Adventure Playgrounds, Farm animals and bottle feeding, Nature trail and lakes, Lamborghini hayride, Maize Maze, Milking daily our rare breed herd, Farm Museum and Cornish Heritage and Clarabelles Kitchen Food and Drink. June 16th Father's Day - Dads come FREE with paying child.
Granite Coast Boot Camp, St. Agnes - Need to get fit in 2013? This is a St. Agnes based group from Trevaunance Cove. Their 'granite gym' has all the best natural training equipment crafted and installed by Mother Nature. Morning Runs, Military Circuit Training, Coasteering, Functional Fitness Training and Team Building. Fitness sessions on a Saturday and also Saturday Boot Camps. Sessions also at St. Agnes and Truro. Packages can be built for individual requirements.
Newquay Zoo - Open daily 10.00am to 5.00pm. Last entry 4pm. Why not buy the seven-day ticket - pay once and get in free for a week? Something different happens every day here at Newquay Zoo. Don't miss it. May 28th Rattlebox Theatre - Chat to the Rat. June 6th to 8th Royal Cornwall Show visit our tent and see our animals, play games and win prizes. 14th Dreamnight at the Zoo. 16th Celebrate Fathers Day with a Teddy Bears Picnic.
The Bowgie Inn, Crantock, Nr. Newquay - The Melting Pot - Jam Sessions every Thursday 9pm with Gerry Gillard. May 24th Cool as **** - Blues, Rock, Funk. 25th Not The Beatles. 28th DNA - Acoustic Duo Female Vocals. 29th Smug Jars - Acoustic duo. 31st Play it Cool - Rock & Roll.
Crealy Adventure Park, St. Issey - New for this year Croc Corner Reptile House. See the new resident Spectacled Caiman Crocodile in their massive swimming pool. 2baby West African Dward Crocodiles. A 12ft long Blonde Burmese Python called Debbit. Also Poison Dart Frogs, Common Boa Constrictor, Bosc Monitor, Water Dragons, Ghecko's, Chameleon, Tarantula, Giant Millipedes, Giant Land Snails and lots more! Lizard encounters and snake handling sessions. May 28th Super Heroes Day.
The National Trust, Trerice, Newquay - Have a go at Kayling or Cornish Bowling, look for clues as to the highs and lows of the history of Trerice, take home your own rubbings of the Arundell family, try on mail and plate armour in the Great Hall and play a traditional game. May 27th Costume Day. 7th Open Drawers Day. June 1st and 2nd Medieval Free Company. 7th Murder Myster Dinner. 16th Father's Day Flag Making Workshop. 19th Conservation Surgery. 29th and 30th Defence of the Realm.
Pencarrow House and Garden - Nr. Wadebridge. Gardens are Open for the 2013 season. June 16th Father's Day Treat.
Newquay - May 21st, 22nd, 28th and 29th Lane Theatre Presents 'We'll Always Have Paris'. 24th to 27th Run to the Sun. 30th Reef return to Lusty Glaze. 31st Cornwall College Taster Day for School Leavers. June 2nd Seth Lakeman Debut at Lusty Glaze. 4th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th Lane Theatre 'We'll always have Paris'. 7th Joe Way Paddle for Life. 8th Cornwall College Newquay Taster Day. 16th Topless Tour Car Rally. 22nd Ultra Trail South West at Watergate Bay. 28th to 30th Thundercat National Champs at Watergate Bay. 30th Cornwall Hospice Care Back-to-School Sports Day Challenge and The Grand Day Out.
The National Trust, Tintagel Old Post Office - May 25th to June 2nd Pottering about. 24th to July 7th Don't slate the bal maidens.
Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro - On the last Wednesday of each month Trewinnard Sketchbook Club. Until 22nd November Ida Kar exhibition Bohemian Photographer. Until 23rd November 'A Century of St. Ives Art'. Until June 30th National Art & Design Saturday Club 14 - 16 year olds. May 28th until August 24th 'The Museum of Us'. From June 15th until March 7th 2014 'Endless Summer' by Carwyn Williams.
The Hall for Cornwall, Truro - May 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th Mousetrap. 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st and June 1st James and the Giant Peach. June 1st and 2nd James and the Giant Peach. 5th The Rat Pack. 6th Reginald D Hunter. 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th Toddlertango. 7th The Searchers in Concert. 8th Grimethorpe Colliery Band. 9th Keep Calm & Dance. 11th Shaolin Warriors. 12th A Moment in Time. 13th The Play's the Thing. 13th Kernow King. 14th and 15th Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales. 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd Midnight Tango. 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th Kneehigh's Tristan & Yseult.
The National Trust, Lanhydrock, Bodmin - Have you seen the new sculpture garden here. It is quite different from what you may expect. Top 10 things to do:- Climb a Tree, Run around in the rain, Play Conkers, Make a mud pie, Balance on a fallen tree, Look inside a tree, Hunt for bugs, Discover what's in a pond, Find a geocache, Fly a kite. Also 50 things to do outdoors before you are 11 3/4! May 24th Bat Patrol. 25th to June 2nd The Beast of Bodmin Moor.
Truro Farmers' Market - Truro Farmers' Market operates every Saturday 9am to 2pm and Wednesday from 9am to 2pm on Lemon Quay. Falmouth Tuesday 9am to 2pm. Producers include Meat & Fish, Cheese & Dairy, Bread & Cakes, Fruit & Veg, Plants & Flowers, Preserves & Sweets, Takeaway Food and Crafts.
Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm, Penhallow, Truro - Sample the products, visit the farm shop, see the farm animals, visit the museum, the distillery, the cellars, enjoy a cream tea, see the jam kitchen and take a tour or a tractor trip! The Farm Range includes Scrumpy, country wines, apple juice and their own jams. Enjoy their Classic Cyders, Classic Whiskey, Classic Brandy and Classic Eau de Vie. Different flavours of Rattler, which is a Cornish cloudy cyder, has been rebranded and enjoys national distribution with JD Weatherspoon, major multiples and on the farm of course!
Lemon Street Gallery, Truro - Until May 11th to June 1st Matthew Draper.
Skinners BreweryTruro - The home of some famous named award winning ales Betty Stogs, Cornish Knocker, Ginger Tosser and now Heligan Honey using only Cornish barley grown on three farms not far from Truro. Heligan Honey is popular with female drinkers. Betty Stoggs is the Queen of Cornish Ales named CAMRA Champion Best Bitter of Great Britain and Supreme Champion of Cornwall and is what the Cornish drink. Daily Tours available from Easter to October. A bit of Cornish Folklore from their website:- "Betty Stoggs was a native of West Cornwall. She was unkept and lazy, could never mend her stockings, couldn't knit or cook and liked a drop of ale. Her child was taken from her by the "small people" washed in the morning dew and returned. The shock of which turned Betty into a reformed character. Sort of!!"
United Downs Raceway - June 23rd BriSCA F2 WCQR A1 Windows & Doors Trophy, Micro National Bangers, Stock Rods.
Truro Cathedral - Free Guided Tours until the end of October. May 20th Big Sing for Schools. 23rd Theological Soc. Lecture. 24th Wesley Day Celebration. 25th to 31st Half-Term Fun for children and families.
Various Locations in Cornwall
Wildlife watching trips on Scillonian III - Spot lots of marine species on these wildlife trips including basking sharks, harbour porpoises, minake whales, manx shearwaters, puffins, guillemots and razorbills. Sailing from Penzance taking in the Cornish coastline and see the Minack Theatre and the Land's End peninsula. June 15th, September 21st and October 12th. Book your tickets on 0845 710 5555.
Cornwall Wildlife Trust - Please check with the website to see if you need to book for any of the following events. May 21st Talk - pollution at Polzeath. 24th Looe Island guided walk. 25th Valley walk to rockpools. 25th Rockpool ramble at Fowey. 26th St. Agnes marine discovery day. 27th Rockpool Ramble. 28th Newquay evening boat trip, sea safari. 30th Polzeath marine discovery day. 31st Rockpool ramble at West Looe.
Why not get the kids to join the 'Fox Club' where kids go Wild for wildlife. A junior branch of Cornwall Wildlife Trust. FOR ALL FOX CLUB EVENTS BOOKINGS MUST BE MADE IN ADVANCE. Freddy's Competition Design a postcard and help save the wildlife in our seas. Draw, paint or make a picture to celebrate Cornwall's marine life. Competition deadline Sept 1st 2013. May 25th Valley Walk to Rockpools Newquay. 27th Rockpool Ramble at Falmouth. June 8th Meadow Life, Nr. Gunnislake. 22nd A Midsummer Shore's Secret. 23rd Rockpool Recording.
Cornish Mining World Heritage - Download FREE audio trails direct from the website and enjoy being out in the Cornish countryside. Trails available are The Mines under the Sea - Geevor to Levant - St. Just Mining District. The Gunpowder Plot - Trevarno Estate - Tregonning and Trewavas Mining District. Count House and Coast - Botallack - St. Just Mining District. On the Great Flat Lode - The Basset Mines at South Wheal Frances - Camborne & Redruth Mining District.
Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust - May 26th Table Top Sale at Perranporth. June 2nd Cornwall Festival of Motoring at St. Austell. 2nd Cream Tea at Bodmin. 6th, 7th, 8th Royal Cornwall Show, Wadebirdge. 6th Bingo and Cupcake Afternoon at Mount Hawke. 6th Paddle for Life at Newquay Harbour. 16th Bridgerule, Holsworthy Open Gardens. 16th Plant Sale Newquay. 21st Bingo, Quiz, Karaoke and Acution Night with Live Music at Blackwater.
Cornwall Down's Syndrome Support Group - Looking Up Playgroup Dates for East Cornwall is on the last Thursday of the month. West Cornwall is the second Friday of the month. Mid Cornwall is on the third Tuesday of the month. June 3rd Support and practice in mainstream Education.
Carn to Cove - Cornwall's Performing Arts Scheme - May - Crazy Little Thing called Love 26th St. Erme. Resonate Ensembles 22nd St. Marwenne Church. 25th St. Endellion Church. 25th The Tolmen Centre. Seven Ages of Man 11th Millbrook. 24th Callington. 25th Carleen. Freddy Dare & The Ginger Robber 25th Grampound. Aubade 25th Grampound. Bach Pilgrimage 31st Warleggan. June - Bach Pilgrimage 1st Tresmeer. 2nd St. Just-in-Roseland. 3rd St. Mary's Church. 4th St. Endellion. Hoagy, Hornpipes, Handel & Hoedown 6th Warleggan. 7th Millbrook. 8th Newlyn. 9th Whitecross. Great Expectations 7th Launceston. 8th Grampound. 14th Wadebridge. 15th Gwinear.
Cornish Riviera Box Office - Sells tickets for a wide range of events in Cornwall. Gift Vouchers, values £5, £10, £25, £50, £100 available to solve your present problems.
Cornwall Orienteering Club - commonly known as Kerno, was formed in 1982. An outdoor adventure sport that involves navigating between various points over many different types of terrain. A membership of around 200 and caters for all levels of interest from those who just want to walk around a short course to those who compete in events all over Britain. June 2nd Camelford. 16th Liskeard.
Treasure Trails - 58 Stunning Treasure Trails available for Cornwall which include fishing villages, our coastline, moors and rivers. They consist of 44 walking trails, 12 car trails and 2 cycling trails so something for everyone. Order on-line or buy from various outlets. Why not have a Treasure Trail party? Visit the website for further info.
Wild Walks - South West - June 7th to 9th Gourmet Weekend Nr. St. Austell. 22nd Hedgerow, Coastal & edible flower wild food walk with wild biscuits at Prussia Cove.
Nature Workshops - Workshops run for fun, well being and learning. Parties, nature and adventure events whilst you are on holiday or for a special occasion.
We list below the internet access sites that gives you all the information you will need on how to reach the beautiful Isles of Scilly and also all the 'Things to do' when you reach these most beautiful and tranquil islands. They form an archipelago 28 miles off the Southwestern tip of the Cornish peninsula of Land's End. There are five inhabitated islands, St. Mary's, Tresco, St. Martin's, St. Agnes and Bryher and numerous other small rocky islets. The climate on the islands is amongst the mildest and warmest in the United Kingdom. The Isles of Scilly are famous with birdwatchers, known as twitchers, as the islands are like a magnet attracting rare birds from all over the world, peak times are usually around October where they like to make landfall, have a good feed and then continue on their journey.
Gig Racing commenced in April and continues until October on Wednesday and Friday evenings. A selection are displayed at the Gig Sheds on Porthmellon beach as well as the heritage and history of the Gigs.
Tresco Ale Festival & Music is from May 17th to 20th. Real Ale festival at the New Inn on Tresco. Sample a wide range of real ales all washed down with live music.
St. Mary's Food and Produce Market is on the following dates June 6th. July 4th and 27th. August 1st, 13th, 27th. September 12th.
St. Mary's Museum Capt Scott's Ship Terra Nova Exhibition June 1st until August 31st.
Tresco Cider Festival & Music - June 29th and 30th.
ScillyOnLine - A brilliant internet resource for the Isles of Scilly giving residents and visitors all the information about this fabulous Island Getaway. 'Exploring Scilly' gives you all the information on boat trips, bus tours, bike hire, guided walking tours. 'Sporting and outdoor activities' lets you know where to go swimming, horse riding, football, tennis, squash, badminton, judo and cricket. Also sailing, windsurfing, diving, fishing, snorkelling, caneoing, climbing and abseiling tuiton. 'Library and internet access'- where to find them. 'Museum' tells you where the Isles of Scilly Museum is situated and what you will find inside together with admission fees and opening times. 'Evening Activities' covers the Gig racing, evening boat trips, Theatre performances, Scillonian Entertainers, Slide Shows, Bingo and Whist Drives, Choral Society performances, Live music, Cellar Disco and Visiting theatre companies. 'Eating Out' advises you where to find Licensed restaurants and cafes, Public Houses, Hotels with cocktail bars and restaurants open to the public and Unlicensed restaurants and cafes.
Simply Scilly - This is the official Isles of Scilly Tourism online website and gives you information on travel, accommodation, places to visit, activities, information and events. "The best place on earth" is how Jude Law described the Isles of Scilly.
The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust - The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust conserves and protects the wildlife of these very special islands and the sea. There is a unique mix of plants and animals together with important historical sites dating back as least four thousand years. The clear water is home to a fantastic array of marine life.
The Isles of Scilly by Boat or Skybus - For all the information you will need to get to the Isles of Scilly either by the Scillonian 111 Boat or Skybus. This consists of Timetables for the Scillonian and Skybus, Fares, Check-in/Boarding info, Luggage restrictions, Onboard facilities, How to get to the departure points by road, bus, train, coach or taxi. Parking, Car Hire, Travel Insurance, Assisted Travel, Security Advice, Travelling with dogs, Off-island stays, Accommodation, Terms & Conditions and FAQ's. In addition to all the above you will find information about The Islands and News.
Skybus operate flights from Land's End and Newquay and also from Exeter Airport (Monday to Saturday). The new passenger terminal at Land's End Airport opened this year and The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has also acquired a new Twin Otter passenger plane therefore increasing their capacity to seven aircraft for flights to and from the Islands. Glorious views of the Cornish coast can be seen as you leave and also the white sandy beaches of Scilly as you approach these beautiful islands.
The Scillonian III passenger ferry which sails from Penzance (Monday to Saturday - Sunday Sailings from July 7th) has undergone a major refit. This journey takes 2 hours 40 minutes and you can enjoy the beautiful sights of Cornwall as you sail past its' most Westerly point. You will probably also see various wildlife such as basking sharks, porpoises, dolphins and if you are very lucky minke whales and leather back turtles and also many seabirds.