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Our attractions hold exciting events and festivals throughout the year; giving you even more to do in Cornwall. Our calendar is jam packed with fun for all the family from music festivals to winter wonderland experiences, spring garden walks, celebrity visits and much, much more.

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Attraction image National Maritime Museum Cornwall Vikings have invaded Britain's most Family Friendly Museum of 2014 & silver winner of the UK Heritage Attraction of the year at the British Travel awards 2014 - a must see for everyone of all ages and interests

King Cnut: Holding Back the Tide

7th March, 2016 - 3rd January, 2017

Dive under the waves in our Tidal Zone and meet King Cnut a thousand years after he became King of England. What was the truth behind the legend of King Cnut holding back the waves? Enjoy our audio-visual spectacle in our unique under-water gallery and meet the Viking warrior who became a king and emperor of the sea.
Pricing:

FREE with Museum entrance ticket.

Visit: http://www.nmmc.co.uk/index.php?/whatson/events/king_cnut_holding_back_the_tide/

Attraction image National Maritime Museum Cornwall Vikings have invaded Britain's most Family Friendly Museum of 2014 & silver winner of the UK Heritage Attraction of the year at the British Travel awards 2014 - a must see for everyone of all ages and interests

The Dragon’s Den

24th March, 2016 - 30th October, 2016

Enter our Vikings and Dragons Playzone! Explore the world of Viking myths, monsters and legends with games galore and fun for kids of all ages. Dress as a Viking and become a raider or trader, take on the giant magnetic Viking picture puzzle and slide down the neck of Fafnir the fearsome dragon if you dare!

All activities are FREE with Museum entrance ticket unless otherwise stated. One creative craft activity each day. Adult supervision required.
Pricing:

Adults: £12.50
Under 18's: £5
Under 5: Free

Visit: http://www.nmmc.co.uk/index.php?/whatson/events/the_dragons_den1/

Attraction image St Michael's Mount A magical way to spend your day

Conservation Talks Series

4th September, 2016 - 30th October, 2016

Every Tuesday at 3pm throughout September & October, the Sail Loft restaurant on the Island will be home to a series of conservation talks as part of our Living Castle season.

(6th September & 18th October) Morwenna Stephens ACR, Textile & Ethnographic Artefacts Conservator - Morwenna will discuss textile conservation with a particular focus on an eighteenth century court suit and military banners from the St Michael's Mount collection.

(13th September & 11th October) Rachel Hunt, House & Collections Conservator at Cotehele - Rachel will provide some insights of housekeeping practice on a grand scale and examine some curious exhibits as well as tools of the trade.

(20th September & 25th October) Neil Wressell, Conservator for the National Trust - Neil will discuss the challenges of conserving a castle, which is also a family home and a visitor attraction.

(27th September & 4th October) Jim Parry, Archaeologist for the National Trust in Devon & Cornwall - Jim will talk about the archaeological finds on the Island, with a particular focus on the Bronze Age Hoard discovery in 2009.
Pricing:

Conservation talks are a free event.

Visit: http://www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk/whats-on/living-castle/

Attraction image St Michael's Mount A magical way to spend your day

Conservation in Action

4th September, 2016 - 30th October, 2016

Visit our Blue Drawing Room that is currently having extensive restoration work on it. Learn about the different conservation techniques that are used in the castle to conserve and preserve the artefacts in the collection and the castle itself.
Pricing:

Admission fees apply.

Visit: http://www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk/whats-on/living-castle/

Attraction image Minack Theatre & Visitor Centre Cornwall's world famous theatre under the stars.

Proms at the Minack

1st October, 2016 - 2nd October, 2016

Performed by Mount Charles Brass Band and friends

Bring your flags, horns and whistles to help create the traditional Proms ambience.

A great party atmosphere brings the curtain down on another Minack season.

Performances: Sat & Sun at 8pm, Sun at 2pm
Pricing:

Adults: £11.50/£9
Under 16s: £6/£5

Attraction image St Michael's Mount A magical way to spend your day

A Garden in a Castle

2nd October, 2016 - 14th October, 2016

Inspired by the history of the castle and its artefacts, A Garden in a Castle will bring the showrooms alive with interpretive plant and flower displays curated by the Mount's gardening team.

Each display will take inspiration from the design, form and colour from our gardens to create a unique journey through the castle that includes a fireplace alight with succulents and flowers; a focus on artefacts found in the garden; a library alive with plant connections; a display of pictures, ropes and knots that reflect the team's unusual task of abseiling from the foundations to maintain the gardens as well as many more vibrant displays along the castle route.

Pricing:

Admission fees apply.

Visit: http://www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk/whats-on/a-garden-in-a-castle-1/

Attraction image Bodmin & Wenford Railway Cornwall's only full size steam railway - a great family 'attracktion!'

'Behind the Scenes' and Modellers Day at the Bodmin and Wenford Railway

8th October, 2016

Guided visits to Loco Shed, Signal Box, Workshop, General Station buildings, all trackwork within Bodmin General – including track access.
Cl08 + Brake vans trip to Bodmin Parkway – including visit to Carriage Shed.

Pasty lunch included.

Buffet and Shop open 10.30 – 3.30pm
Pricing:

All-inclusive price £TBC

Telephone the office on 01208 73555/73666 to book a place.

Visit: http://www.bodminrailway.co.uk/events/fullevent/93

Attraction image Bodmin & Wenford Railway Cornwall's only full size steam railway - a great family 'attracktion!'

Victorian Day at the Bodmin and Wenford Railway

9th October, 2016

Join us for our annual return of the Victorian Era.

Magnificent vintage rolling stock with Victorian steam haulage. Meet famous railwaymen.

Discounts applied for those attending in period costume!
Pricing:

Please visit www.bodminrailway.co.uk

Visit: http://www.bodminrailway.co.uk/events/fullevent/88

Attraction image Eden Project The Living Theatre of Plants and People

Eden Marathon and Half Marathon

16th October, 2016

The annual Eden Marathon and Half Marathon return on Sunday 16 October 2016, taking a unique route through areas of spectacular mining heritage and beautiful countryside landscapes.

Visit: http://www.edenproject.com/marathon

Attraction image Paradise Park & JungleBarn Well known as Cornwall's top wildlife sanctuary, with tropical birds in exotic gardens and lots of events to meet the birds and animals, award-winning Paradise Park also has a huge JungleBarn indoor play area.

THE OWL PROWL this Halloween Half Term at Paradise Park

22nd October, 2016 - 31st October, 2016

The ‘Owl Prowl’ trail is sure to give you goose bumps as you explore the grounds of the Park hunting out the clues about these creatures of the night. And when you complete all the answers your skills will be rewarded with a lovely sweet treat… yum!
Pricing:

Normal entry prices apply. Please see our website at www.paradisepark.org.uk for full information. SAT NAV reference TR7 4HY. Tel: 01736 751020

Visit: http://paradisepark.org.uk/owl-prowl/

Attraction image Eden Project The Living Theatre of Plants and People

Halloweden: October half-term

22nd October, 2016 - 30th October, 2016

Celebrate Halloween in Cornwall this half-term, as the Eden Project transforms into a spooky spectacle...

Halloweden sees lots of ghostly goings-on. Be bewitched by pop-up performances, mysterious side shows and uncanny illusions. Craft magical spells, listen to hair-raising tales of the unexpected, and marvel at crazy pumpkin carvings - also look out for a plethora of pumpkins in our outdoor gardens.

Plus, don’t miss the Little Monsters’ Ball on Saturday 29 October: an evening of fang-tastic fancy dress fun for all the family!
Pricing:

Price: Halloweden activities are included in normal Eden admission.

For more information, and Little Monsters’ Ball tickets, please see the website.

Visit: http://www.edenproject.com/halloweden

Attraction image Pendennis Castle (Kastel Penndinas) Discover over 450 years of history at this impressive fortress built by Henry VIII.

Shiver me Timbers!

24th October, 2016 - 28th October, 2016

The fearsome pirate leader, Captain Bones has teaken Pendennis. Meet this most salty of seadogs, discover terrifying tales of the castle's piratical past and embark on a bone-chilling quest to find the buccaneers ill-gotten gains. Frightfully good fun this Halloween half term.
Pricing:

Normal castle entry prices apply

Visit: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/pendennis-castle/events

Attraction image Tintagel Castle - Kastel Dintagel Dramatic coastal iconic attraction with links to the legend of King Arthur.

Keeper of the Castle Keys

24th October, 2016 - 28th October, 2016

Join Castle custodian Florence, on a story telling journey back to Victorian times. Ably assisted by her multi-talented cousin, hear her tales come to life with colourful characters and just a spot of audience participation.
Pricing:

Normal castle entry prices apply

Visit: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/tintagel-castle/events

Attraction image St Michael's Mount A magical way to spend your day

October Half Term - Storytelling & Treasure Quests!

24th October, 2016 - 28th October, 2016

Storytelling - Listen to our new tale of attempted castle invasion - French frigates and cannon fire, it's a story with a bang!

Treasure Quest- Join us for a hunt around the castle and discover the treasures within our collection.
Pricing:

Admission fees apply.

Visit: http://www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk/whats-on/living-castle/

Attraction image Pendennis Castle (Kastel Penndinas) Discover over 450 years of history at this impressive fortress built by Henry VIII.

Spooky Halloween Tours

27th October, 2016 - 28th October, 2016

A terrifying treat just for Halloween. Join us on an eerie evening tour for an after hours journey back into Pendennis's wicked past. Meet our spine-tingling storytellers and discover tales of ghoulish goings-on. Not for the faint hearted.

Adult tours (over 16 years only) and Childrens tours (over 5 years only)
Pricing:

Booking essential - call 0370 333 1183
EH Members: Adults £13.00 and Children £5.00
Non Eh Members: Adults £16.00 and Children £7.50

Visit: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/pendennis-castle/events

Attraction image Lappa Valley Steam Railway & Leisure Park Lappa Valley is situated just outside of Newquay. You will discover a fantastic day of adventure, all in the price of one ticket!

Halloween Week

27th October, 2016 - 30th October, 2016

Join us for a host of family friendly Halloween activities during half term.
Activities will include:
Prize for the best costume each day!
Spooky Trail - Find all of our spooks to win a prize.
Colouring competition - The best entry will win a prize.
Facebook photo competition - Share a your best Halloween photo from your visit at Lappa Valley and our favourite will win a return family day pass.
All included in the entrance fee.
Pricing:

Standard Prices
Adult - £12.50
Child (3-15) - £10.00
Over 60's - £10.00
Family Saver (2 Adults & 2 Children) £40.00*
Family Saver (2 Adults & 3 Children) £43.00*
Dog - £1.00
Under 3s are FREE.
*Not valid with any other offer or discount voucher

Visit: http://www.lappavalley.co.uk/events

Attraction image Paradise Park & JungleBarn Well known as Cornwall's top wildlife sanctuary, with tropical birds in exotic gardens and lots of events to meet the birds and animals, award-winning Paradise Park also has a huge JungleBarn indoor play area.

HALLOWEEN DISCO at Paradise Park

28th October, 2016

The popular Halloween Disco returns from 3-6pm on Friday 28th October with fancy dress competition, spooky food and pumpkin soup!

Enjoy some ghoulish fun as you get into the spirit of things by joining staff for the Halloween Disco with loads of JungleBarn play and prizes for the best fancy dress.

And remember during half term there will be feeding times for the animals on the Fun Farm, the penguins and otters, and the colourful lorikeets in the walk through Australian Aviary.
Pricing:

For a child it’s just £5.00 (under 3’s free) and for adults just £3.95 each or you could use your Return Ticket or Season Ticket.

Please visit the website at www.paradisepark.org.uk for more details.
SAT NAV reference TR7 4HY. Tel: 01736 751020

Visit: http://paradisepark.org.uk/halloween-disco-2/

Attraction image Eden Project The Living Theatre of Plants and People

Little Monsters' Ball

29th October, 2016

Calling all little monsters, from witches and wizards to ghouls and ogres. Don’t miss the Eden Project’s Halloween party extravaganza.

Dress up in your scariest fancy dress outfits to get your groove on, tuck into some tasty themed treats, then take a ghostly glide on Eden’s ice rink*.

It’s an evening of fang-tastic fun for all the family!
Pricing:

6pm – 9pm, £7 per person (*tickets do not include ice skating).

Under-3s go free.

Visit: http://www.edenproject.com/lmb

Attraction image Pendennis Castle (Kastel Penndinas) Discover over 450 years of history at this impressive fortress built by Henry VIII.

Nadelik - A Cornish Christmas

3rd December, 2016 - 4th December, 2016

Celebrate the festive season the Cornish way with fireside tales, traditional dancing and song plus mulled wine and mince pies plus crafts in the Castle Keep.
Pricing:

Normal castle entry prices apply

Visit: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/pendennis-castle/events

Attraction image Bodmin & Wenford Railway Cornwall's only full size steam railway - a great family 'attracktion!'

Santa by Steam at the Bodmin and Wenford Railway

3rd December, 2016 - 24th December, 2016

Join Santa aboard his steam hauled train for a one hour journey.

Whilst on board the Elves will invite you to visit Santa in his
magical grotto, where all children will receive a special present!

There's plenty of time for a photograph too!

Please visit the website for full details and dates that the trains are running between 3rd and 24th December 2016.
Pricing:

TBC.

Visit: http://www.bodminrailway.co.uk/events/fullevent/65

Attraction image Lappa Valley Steam Railway & Leisure Park Lappa Valley is situated just outside of Newquay. You will discover a fantastic day of adventure, all in the price of one ticket!

Santa Trains

10th December, 2016 - 24th December, 2016


Join us for a magical Christmas experience at Lappa Valley Steam Railway.
Saturday 10 & Sunday 11,
Saturday 17 & Sunday 18,
Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21, Thursday 22, Friday 23 & Saturday 24 December 2016.
Pricing:

The Santa Trains do sell out quickly so pre-booking is essential and will open in Autumn 2016.

Visit: http://www.lappavalley.co.uk/plan-your-visit/meet-santa

Attraction image Minack Theatre & Visitor Centre Cornwall's world famous theatre under the stars.

Minack's Christmas Cracker

18th December, 2016

Start your Christmas with us as Mount Charles Band serves up a festive feast of your favourite Christmas tunes in their own special style!
Pricing:

Adults: £11.50/£9
Under 16s: £6/£5

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