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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.

Use our events diary to find out what's on at our Attractions. Search by month or by specific dates.

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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 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.

DINOSAUR QUIZ TRAIL at Paradise Park

1st May, 2016 - 4th September, 2016

Back by popular demand, Paradise Park’s Dinosaur Quiz Trail runs from May to September.

Just like birds, many dinosaurs had feathers and laid eggs!

In between meeting the birds in the aviaries and at the free flying shows you can explore the grounds on your own dinosaur expedition. Search for the dinosaurs and their eggs, answer all the questions and we will award you our special ‘Paradise Park Professor of Palaeontology’ certificate!

You will be able to enjoy all the daily activities including the Eagles of Paradise Display (weather permitting), Carrot Time in the Fun Farm, twice daily Penguin feeding times, the indoor JungleBarn and much more.

The Otter Pool Cafe offers light lunches including homemade specials, local pasties, a wonderful selection of cakes and Cornish cream teas – plus for the Dinosaurs in Paradise event there will be kids’ lunchboxes with a dinosaur theme.

Last year visitors posted loads of amazing selfie photographs with our dinosaurs. If you would like to post one, the info is FACEBOOK (ParadiseParkCornwall) or TWITTER (@CornishParadise).
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/dinosaur-quiz-trail/

Attraction image Trelissick Trelissick is the perfect place to enjoy a walk through miles of dog-friendly estate walks. In the shelter of the garden early flowering camellias and magnolias provide you a colourful backdrop for an escape from the everyday.

Cornwall Crafts Association 14-18 NOW Exhibition

7th June, 2016 - 31st July, 2016

Cornwall Crafts Association 14-18 NOW exhibition commemorating those who died in the First World War, in Trelissick House.

14-18 NOW is a programme of art connecting people with the First World War. The project takes place from 2014 to 2018 and is timed to mark the centenary of the war, which raged across Europe, Asia and Africa from 1914 to 1918.

Cornwall crafts association are taking part in this project with an exhibition in Trelissick House this June with the association creating pieces to commemorate those who died in the conflict.
Pricing:

Normal admission and car park charge applies - free to NT members

Visit: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/trelissick-garden/whats-on

Attraction image Tate St Ives Be creative and have fun at Tate St Ives

Tate Around Town: Art Tours

1st July, 2016 - 30th September, 2016

Join us for a guided journey through St Ives connecting places and spaces in the Tate St Ives story.

Starting at the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden and ending at Tate St Ives Visitor Centre, join us on a town tour exploring the art of St Ives.

Every Tuesday at 11.00 and every Friday and Saturday at 15.00
Pricing:

£5 or £3 with Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden admission. Booking essential, call 01736 791177 or email stivesticketing@tate.org.uk

Visit: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-st-ives/tour/tate-around-town

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

Boats Ahoy!

3rd July, 2016 - 26th August, 2016

An exhibition of boats in the harbour that hold a significant link to St Michael’s Mount. These will include the Mount Barges, Mount’s Bay Gig, and the Princess Diane 1958 fishing boat.
Pricing:

The exhibition is based on the harbour and therefore is a free event. Please note that when the causeway is covered, there is a £2 charge for boats to take you to the Island.

Visit: http://www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk/whats-on/island-harbour-home/

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

Pebble Art

3rd July, 2016 - 26th August, 2016

Pick up a board and a handful of pebbles and create pictures with a nautical theme. Don’t forget your camera to take a snap of your creation – pebble art cannot be taken away.

Pebble Art will be held on Wednesdays and Sundays throughout July and August between 12.00 - 3 pm on the Picnic Lawn.
Pricing:

Pebble Art is a free activity.

Visit: http://www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk/whats-on/island-harbour-home/

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

Storytelling

3rd July, 2016 - 26th August, 2016

St Michael's Mount will be celebrating its legendary Cornish giant, Cormoran with a team of narrators bringing to life the story of the giant and his fearless foe, Jack the Giant Killer. Cornish folklore tells of a mythical giant who once lived on the Mount, a fearless creature who would wade ashore and steal cows and sheep from the villagers to feed his gargantuan appetite. There will also be tales of a mythical Mount boatman who has been on the Island since the dawn of time and tells of everything that he has seen and heard over thousands of years: from the 'Grey Rock in the Woods' to the vision of St Michael: from the first sighting of the Spanish Armada to the footprint left by Queen Victoria on the harbour cobbles.

Storytelling is daily (except Saturdays) and can be found on the Picnic Lawn.
Pricing:

General admission prices apply.

Visit: http://www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk/whats-on/island-harbour-home/

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

Village Tours

3rd July, 2016 - 26th August, 2016

Free, twice daily tours of the village and harbour led by Bob Hunt will focus on the community and everyday lives of the people that live here as well as showcasing the historical harbour and village. Bob moved to the Island in 1986 with his children and wife Mel who is head of the castle conservation team. As head guide for over 20 years and stationed at the heart of the Island in the 'Change House', Bob has an unrivalled knowledge of the history of this island and his passion for St Michael's Mount shines through during his popular and insightful daily tours. During this period, Bob's tour will be highlighting the smaller, everyday occurrences such as the underground tram being loaded with supplies for the castle, the Island children catching their boat to school and even answering the question of how rubbish and waste is dealt with on the Island.

Village Tours are held daily (except Saturdays) at 11 am and 2 pm. The meeting point is at the Change House.
Pricing:

Village Tours are free.

Visit: http://www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk/whats-on/island-harbour-home/

Attraction image Tate St Ives Be creative and have fun at Tate St Ives

Toddle Tate

6th July, 2016 - 28th December, 2016

Play, explore, create and investigate art in these fun weekly (term time only) sessions for under 5s and their carers.

Activities use messy play, movement, stories, music and song to explore the galleries and artworks together. Sessions are aimed at toddlers (18 months +) and pre-school children, younger siblings are welcome.

22 June - Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

29 June - Porthmeor Beach

6 July - Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

13 July - Porthmeor Studios

14 September - Porthmeor Beach

21 September - TBC

28 September - Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

From 5 October - Porthmeor Studios
Pricing:

FREE

Please note there is no Toddle Tate for all of August, 26 October, 21 and 28 December 2016

Places are limited so advance booking recommended. Booking opens on the Friday before the event, email stivesticketing@tate.org.uk or call 01736 796 226

Visit: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/porthmeor-studios/clubs-and-social-groups/toddle-tate

Attraction image Tate St Ives Be creative and have fun at Tate St Ives

Circuit Summer Project: SWITCH IT ON!

16th July, 2016 - 13th August, 2016

Free workshops for 15-25 year olds in the inspirational setting of Porthmeor Studios in St Ives, to create experimental work with artists and as a collective. Work alongside artists James Hankey and Antonio Roberts to produce exciting digital artwork that will exhibited during Tate St Ives’ Young People’s SWITCH Festival in September 2016 - you don’t need any prior experience to get involved!
16 & 17 July, 30 July and 13 August 2016, 11.00-16.00

SWITCH it on! is part of Circuit, led by Tate and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
Pricing:

Free to attend, for ages 15-25 only. Places are limited. Book now by contacting Valentina on circuitstives@tate.org.uk

Visit: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-st-ives/workshop/circuit-summer-project

Attraction image Cornish Seal Sanctuary Britain's Busiest Marine Rescue Centre

Find out about Dory & Friends this summer

16th July, 2016 - 11th September, 2016

To celebrate the release of Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory, find out about Dory and Friends!

Saturday 16th July - Sunday 11th September

Dive into SEA LIFE this summer and learn all about blue tangs and clownfish like Dory and Nemo. Join us on an interactive trail where you'll discover facts about the real life versions of your favourite Disney•Pixar characters.

Complete the trail and you’ll have earned your exclusive Finding Dory reward!

This event is at all UK & Eire SEA LIFE Centres & Sanctuaries (excluding Oban) from 16th July - 11th September 2016.

Visit: http://sealife.co.uk/findingdory

Attraction image Geevor Tin Mine Cornwall's multi-award winning attraction. 2013/14 Cornwall Tourism Awards Winner of Winners! Part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.

Summer at Geevor Tin Mine

17th July, 2016 - 2nd September, 2016

Don’t miss our special events:

• SWORD CASTING with NEIL BURRIDGE
on July 21st.

• local archaeology walk (27.7.) and
• archaeology talk (29.7.)

• STORYTELLING with MASTER STORYTELLERS MARK HARANDON (28.7. / 8.8.) and JOHN BROLLY (2.8. / 23.8.). Don’t miss their unique Geevor and Tin stories!

• Merv and Alison Davey will be back with their Poldark themed music on August 16th.

from July 17th until September 2nd:
Sundays: our ever popular Miner’s Talk by a former Geevor man
Mondays: Poldark Days with dressing up opportunity, hand drilling, crafts…
Our Cornish Tuesdays sparkle with a variety of mineral activities and demos, including pasty making and more as well as face painting.
Wednesdays: Miner’s Talk by a Geevor man and Stone Carving with Rory Te’Tigo
Thursdays: “BE A MINER FOR A DAY” with our popular kibble filling competition for children (fabulous prize for the Winner of the Day!), a “nuts & bolts” competition, hand drilling and tin vanning.
Fridays: KIBBLE FILLING COMPETITION
Pricing:

All events are free with site admission.

Visit: http://www.geevor.com

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

Hands on History

23rd July, 2016 - 31st August, 2016

Various dates excluding Tues 26 - Thurs 28 July and Tues & Weds in August.
Get set for a summer packed with time-travelling fun! With lots to see and do, our Hands on History Crew will be bringing history to life throughout the hoildays.
Pricing:

Normal castle entry prices apply.

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

Attraction image The Lost Gardens of Heligan 200 acres of garden history, mystery and romance Twenty-five years ago, Heligan's historic gardens were unknown and unseen; lost under a tangle of weeds. It was only the chance discovery of a door in the ruins that led to the restoration of this once great estate. Today, the Lost Gardens have been put back where they belong: in pride of place among the finest gardens in Cornwall.

The Lost Summer

23rd July, 2016 - 4th September, 2016

We’re excited to invite you to come and play as we welcome the return of the long summer days!

Gather your friends and family for outdoor play and summer adventures. Why not try your hand at one of the many nostalgic outdoor games found throughout the gardens. Perhaps croquet on the lawn on Flora’s Green? Or hoopla, skipping and skittles in the Steward’s House Garden?

This summer The Lost Gardens of Heligan invite you to a brand new Den Base Camp on East Lawn. Here you will have the opportunity to build your very own den, chill out in a hammock and even toast your own marshmallow on a campfire. A team of bush craft experts will be on hand daily to enhance your wilderness skills and to teach you all about survival in the wild; you can even have a go at the ancient art of fire striking!

If you are feeling a little more adventurous, you can be a real life Indiana Jones and venture down through the only outdoor subtropical jungle in the UK, where you may even discover a Burmese rope bridge towering high above the canopy of trees!

And if that isn’t enough to exhaust you, why not climb, crawl, balance, swing, and slide your way around the new play zone on East Lawn?
Pricing:

Our Lost Summer events are all included within your day admission charge.

Visit: http://heligan.com/events/heligan-events/the-lost-summer-1/

Attraction image Trelissick Trelissick is the perfect place to enjoy a walk through miles of dog-friendly estate walks. In the shelter of the garden early flowering camellias and magnolias provide you a colourful backdrop for an escape from the everyday.

Sue Lewington Workshops

24th July, 2016 - 4th September, 2016

Sue's published sketchbooks of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have firmly established her as one of Cornwall's leading artists. Sue Lewington is back at Trelissick this summer for a series of painting and drawing workshops.

Sunday 24 July: Confident beginnings in drawing
Sunday 31 July: Confident first steps with watercolour
Sunday 7 August: More challenging drawing
Sunday 14 August: More challenging watercolour
Sunday 21 August: Putting people in the picture
Sunday 28 August: Making a story
Sunday 4 September: The drama of shadow and light
Pricing:

Workshop days will run from 10am to 4pm in the courtyard room and there will be a one hour break for lunch. Workshop fee is £25 (non-refundable and paid in advance), plus there will be an additional fee from £3 to £5 per session for any specialist materials used on the day.

Visit: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/trelissick-garden/whats-on

Attraction image Trelissick Trelissick is the perfect place to enjoy a walk through miles of dog-friendly estate walks. In the shelter of the garden early flowering camellias and magnolias provide you a colourful backdrop for an escape from the everyday.

Race a Snail - 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4

25th July, 2016 - 22nd August, 2016

Pick a likely lookin' snail and with a ready, steady, go, take part in this not so fast and furious race to the finish. All just for fun. Will yours be the winner?

2pm to 3.30pm on the main lawn
Pricing:

Free event, normal admission and car park charges apply - free to NT members

Visit: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/trelissick-garden/whats-on

Attraction image Trelissick Trelissick is the perfect place to enjoy a walk through miles of dog-friendly estate walks. In the shelter of the garden early flowering camellias and magnolias provide you a colourful backdrop for an escape from the everyday.

Build a Bug Hotel - 50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4

27th July, 2016 - 24th August, 2016

As part of our 50 things to do before your 11 3/4, come to Trelissick and build the best bug abode and start your very own mini habitat.

Every Wednesday from 2pm to 3.30pm
Pricing:

Free event, normal admission and car park charge applies - free to NT members

Visit: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/trelissick-garden/whats-on

Attraction image Trelissick Trelissick is the perfect place to enjoy a walk through miles of dog-friendly estate walks. In the shelter of the garden early flowering camellias and magnolias provide you a colourful backdrop for an escape from the everyday.

Bug Hunt - 50 Things to do before your 11 3/4

29th July, 2016 - 26th August, 2016

Hunt around for a scary bug or mini beastie in the garden. Look at it under the magnifier. Can you identify what it is? Maybe you will discover a whole brand new species.

Every Friday from 2pm to 3.30pm on the main lawn
Pricing:

Free event, normal admission and car park charge applies - free to NT members

Visit: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/trelissick-garden/whats-on

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

Hands on History - Archaeology

30th July, 2016 - 31st August, 2016

Various dates between 30 July - 31 Aug 2016.
Get set for a summer packed with time-travelling fun. With lots to see and do, our Hands on History Crew will be bringing history to life throughout the holidays.
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

Penlee Lifeboat Day - St Michael's Mount

31st July, 2016

We will be welcoming the Ivan Ellen into the Island harbour at 2pm, giving you the opportunity to get up close with the magnificent vessel. The lifeboat will be joined by Penlee’s brand new in-shore lifeboat, the Mollie and Ivor Dent, an Atlantic 85 rib. On the Island, the lifeboat theme continues. At our new Visitor Centre located in the Barge House, a film will be looped throughout the day displaying the Lifeboat in action. As well as this, there will be a display of pictures and news articles of the lifeboat that existed on the Island between 1990 – 2001. Bob Hunt, our Island Guide will be bringing stories of our lifeboat on the Island to life as he talks about his time as an Island lifeboat crew member.

Also in attendance will be Humphrey, the Penlee Lifeboat’s mannequin. Humphrey will be dressed in full crew uniform so you can get a feel for what crew members wear, as well as how much it costs the RNLI to kit out personnel. Visitors to the Island will receive an RNLI Sea Safety Bag to give guidance about safety on the water.

Activities will commence at 2pm and finish at around 5.30pm.
Pricing:

Penlee Lifeboat Day will be on the harbour of St Michael's Mount and therefore is a free event. Please note that when the causeway is covered, there is a £2 charge for boats to take you to the Island.

Visit: http://www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk/blog/rnli-lifeboat-day-2016/

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

The Shaughraun

1st August, 2016 - 5th August, 2016

By Dion Boucicault

Performed by Stamford Shoestring Theatre

A sensational melodrama set on the wild Irish coast.

A traditional Irish wake; a jailbreak; damsels in distress; swashbuckling swordplay; moustachioed villains; music and dancing; a fiddle-playing hero and his dog! Super summer entertainment for all the family, with a cast of 30 actors and musicians.

Performances: Mon-Fri at 8pm, Tues & Thurs at 2pm
Pricing:

Adults: £11.50/£9
Under 16s: £6/£5

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

Grand Medieval Jousts

2nd August, 2016 - 24th August, 2016

Tues & Weds between 2-24 Aug 2016
Feel the heat of the contest as magnificent knights on horseback clash at the greatest event of medieval life. Cheer on your favourite in this thundering battle of bravery and honour. Soak up the medieval way of life in the colourful encampments and be entertained by the naughty court jester while your budding young knights test their strength in the field.
Pricing:

EH Members prices: Adult £3.00, Concession £2.70, Child £1.80, Family £7.80
Non EH Members prices: Adult £10.90, Concession £9.70, Child £6.50, Family £28.30

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.

The Legends of King Arthur

2nd August, 2016 - 24th August, 2016

Tues & Weds between 2-24 Aug.
A summer of Arthurian entertainment. Our troupe of perfomers will bring the legends to life with fun-filled shows throughout the Castle grounds.
Pricing:

EH Members prices: Adult £1.30, Concession £1.20, Child £0.80, Family £3.40
Non EH Members prices: Adult £9.20, Concession £8.20, Child £5.50, Family £23.90

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

Kite Building Workshop

3rd August, 2016

Local kite surfing instructor Angus Tobey is going to put down the big kites for a couple of days to manage this kite building workshop. Enjoy making a kite from recycled materials and have fun making it fly!

The Kite Building Workshop can be located on the Picnic Lawn and will be from 12 - 3pm.
Pricing:

The Kite Building Workshop is a free activity.

Visit: http://www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk/whats-on/island-harbour-home/

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

Nicholas Nickleby (Part 1)

8th August, 2016 - 12th August, 2016

By Charles Dickens, adapted for the stage by David Edgar

Performed by The Hertfordshire Players

The RSC's multi-award winning adaptation of Dickens' classic tale.

Nicholas rescues poor Smike from the cruelty of the schoolmaster Wackford Squeers and they set off together on their adventures.

A hilarious and yet heart-breaking story, full of wonderful Dickensian characters.

Performances: Mon-Fri at 8pm, Tues & Thurs at 2pm
Pricing:

Adults: £11.50/£9
Under 16s: £6/£5

Attraction image Flambards Experience The Flambards Experience - With internationally acclaimed exhibitions, the best thrill rides in Cornwall, family shows, live entertainment, glorious gardens, masses to see and do undercover The Flambards Experience is - the Best Day of the Week, Come rain, Come Shine - just keeps getting better!

Firework Spectacular at Flambards

8th August, 2016

Firework Spectacular!

Date: 8th Aug

Watch the sky light up above Flambards for a Firework Spectacular!

Rides & Attractions close 30 minutes before firework display.
Last Admission 6.30pm with Fireworks at dusk approximately 9.00pm

Other summer firework dates:

Wednesday 10th August

Monday 15th August

Wedneday 17th August

Monday 22nd August

Wednesday 24th August

Monday 29th August

Wednesday 31st August

Part of Summer Entertainment at Flambards.
Pricing:

Please see the Flambards website for full details www.flambards.co.uk

Visit: http://www.flambards.co.uk/events/detail/firework-spectacular-3

Attraction image Flambards Experience The Flambards Experience - With internationally acclaimed exhibitions, the best thrill rides in Cornwall, family shows, live entertainment, glorious gardens, masses to see and do undercover The Flambards Experience is - the Best Day of the Week, Come rain, Come Shine - just keeps getting better!

Flambard's Fireworks Spectacular & Robbie Williams Tribute Band

10th August, 2016

Date:10th Aug

Don't miss a special live performance from the UK's Official Number 1 Robbie Williams Tribute Band. This show is as real as it gets to the man himself. Paul Reason, winner of Stars in Their Eyes, has mastered the voice, look, mannerisms and stage presence of Robbie, creating a show full of energy, charisma and lots of fun!

To top off this fantastic evening the show will be followed by our Firework Spectacular.

Rides & Attractions close 30 minutes before firework display.
Wednesday 10th August - Last Admission 6.30pm with Fireworks at dusk approximately 9.00pm
Pricing:

Please visit the Flambards website for full details

Visit: http://www.flambards.co.uk/events/detail/august-fireworks-spectacular-10th-Aug

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

The Clockmaker's Daughter

15th August, 2016 - 19th August, 2016

By Michael Webborn and Daniel Finn

Presented by The Mitre Players

Set in Ireland at the turn of the 19th century,The Clockmaker's Daughter is a folk musical with a specific, yet timeless, feel. In the centre of the town square, a statue bearing the likeness of a young girl stands, poised and still, one hand raised as if to toast the sky. Constance has stood in the square for as long as any can remember.And she is never more lifelike than tonight.

Performances: Mon-Fri at 8pm, Tues & Thurs at 2pm
Pricing:

Adults: £11.50/£9
Under 16s: £6/£5

Attraction image Flambards Experience The Flambards Experience - With internationally acclaimed exhibitions, the best thrill rides in Cornwall, family shows, live entertainment, glorious gardens, masses to see and do undercover The Flambards Experience is - the Best Day of the Week, Come rain, Come Shine - just keeps getting better!

Firework Spectacular at Flambards

15th August, 2016


Date:15th Aug

Watch the sky light up above Flambards for our Firework Spectacular!

Rides & Attractions close 30 minutes before firework display.

Monday 15th August - Last Admission 6.30pm with Fireworks at dusk approximately 9.00pm

Other summer firework dates:

Wedneday 17th August

Monday 22nd August

Wednesday 24th August

Monday 29th August

Wednesday 31st August

Part of Summer Entertainment at Flambards.
Pricing:

Please visit the Flambards website for full details www.flambards.co.uk

Visit: http://www.flambards.co.uk/events/detail/firework-spectacular-4

Attraction image Flambards Experience The Flambards Experience - With internationally acclaimed exhibitions, the best thrill rides in Cornwall, family shows, live entertainment, glorious gardens, masses to see and do undercover The Flambards Experience is - the Best Day of the Week, Come rain, Come Shine - just keeps getting better!

Firework Spectacular & Michael Jackson Tribute Band at Flambards

17th August, 2016

Date: 17th Aug

Watch the sky light up above Flambards for our Firework Spectacular!

Don't miss a special live performance from a fantastic Michael Jackson Tribute Band as well.

Rides & Exhibitions close 30 minutes before firework display.

Wednesday 17th August - Last Admission 6.30pm with Fireworks at dusk approximately 9.00pm

Other Summer firework dates:

Monday 22nd August

Wednesday 24th August

Monday 29th August

Wednesday 31st August
Pricing:

Please visit the Flambards website for full details www.flambards.co.uk - See more at: http://www.bestdaysoutcornwall.co.uk/events#sthash.GYvnSUQx.dpuf

Visit: http://www.flambards.co.uk/events/detail/firework-spectacular

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

Sea Shanty Sundays - Bamaluz Bootleggers

21st August, 2016

The Bamaluz Bootleggers are an off-shoot of the St Ives Town Band and enjoy performing Sea Shanties, and Cornish Folk Songs in a mixture of unison and part singing. This will be their second time singing on St Michael's Mount, after a successful performance last month. Booking Not Needed.

Gates open at 2.30 pm and the performance will finish around 4 pm.
Pricing:

General admission prices apply.

Visit: http://www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk/whats-on/island-harbour-home/

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

Kite Building Workshop

21st August, 2016

Local kite surfing instructor Angus Tobey is going to put down the big kites for a couple of days to manage this kite building workshop. Enjoy making a kite from recycled materials and have fun making it fly!

The Kite Building Workshop can be located on the Picnic Lawn and will be from 12 - 3pm.
Pricing:

The Kite Building Workshop is a free activity.

Visit: http://www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk/whats-on/island-harbour-home/

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

The Merry Wives of Windsor

22nd August, 2016 - 26th August, 2016

By William Shakespeare

Presented by the Guildburys Theatre Company

Needing cash, Sir John Falstaff resolves to seduce two Windsor wives to get at their husbands' money. Merry mayhem ensues, with an insanely jealous husband, a cheese-mad Welsh parson, a belligerent French doctor and some complicated love-interest contributing to a hilarious and entertaining play.

Performances: Mon-Fri at 8pm, Tues & Thurs at 2pm
Pricing:

Adults: £11.50/£9
Under 16s: £6/£5

Attraction image Flambards Experience The Flambards Experience - With internationally acclaimed exhibitions, the best thrill rides in Cornwall, family shows, live entertainment, glorious gardens, masses to see and do undercover The Flambards Experience is - the Best Day of the Week, Come rain, Come Shine - just keeps getting better!

Flambard's Firework Spectacular!

22nd August, 2016

Date: 22nd Aug

Watch the sky light up above Flambards for our Firework Spectacular!

Rides & Attractions close 30 minutes before firework display.

Monday 22nd August - Last Admission 6.30pm with Fireworks at dusk approximately 9.00pm

Other summer firework dates:

Wednesday 24th August

Monday 29th August

Wednesday 31st August

Part of Summer Entertainment at Flambards.
Pricing:

Please visit the Flambards website for full details www.flambards.co.uk

Visit: http://www.flambards.co.uk/events/detail/firework-spectacular-5

Attraction image Flambards Experience The Flambards Experience - With internationally acclaimed exhibitions, the best thrill rides in Cornwall, family shows, live entertainment, glorious gardens, masses to see and do undercover The Flambards Experience is - the Best Day of the Week, Come rain, Come Shine - just keeps getting better!

Fireworks Spectacular & Robbie Williams Tribute Band at Flambards

24th August, 2016

Date: 24th Aug

Don't miss a special live performance from the UK's Official Number 1 Robbie Williams Tribute Band.This show is as real as it gets to the man himself. Paul Reason, winner of Stars in Their Eyes, has mastered the voice, look, mannerisms and stage presence of Robbie, creating a show full of energy, charisma and lots of fun!

To top off this fantastic evening the show will be followed by our Firework Spectacular.

Rides & Attractions close 30 minutes before firework display.

Wednesday 24th August - Last Admission 6.30pm with Fireworks at dusk approximately 9.00pm

Other Summer firework dates:

Monday 29th August

Wednesday 31st August
Pricing:

Please visit the Flambards website for full details www.flambards.co.uk

Visit: http://www.flambards.co.uk/events/detail/fireworks-spectacular-robbie-williams-tribute-band

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

Return of the Marionettes

29th August, 2016 - 2nd September, 2016

By Phillip Ley and Peter Ley with Colin Guthrie and Ruth Sullivan

Presented by The Tower Theatre

Four girls from New York City become the girl group sensation of the 60's and their place in pop history is assured.

However as jealousy and rivalry surface, the group descends into chaos and eventually crumbles.

Twenty years later, can they recapture their sparkle as they once again take to the stage?

Performances: Mon-Fri at 8pm, Tues & Thurs at 2pm
Pricing:

Adults: £11.50/£9
Under 16s: £6/£5

Attraction image Flambards Experience The Flambards Experience - With internationally acclaimed exhibitions, the best thrill rides in Cornwall, family shows, live entertainment, glorious gardens, masses to see and do undercover The Flambards Experience is - the Best Day of the Week, Come rain, Come Shine - just keeps getting better!

Flambard's Firework Spectacular!

29th August, 2016

Date:29th Aug

Watch the sky light up above Flambards for our Firework Spectacular!

Rides & Attractions close 30 minutes before firework display.
Monday 29th August - Last Admission 6.30pm with Fireworks at dusk approximately 9.00pm

Other summer firework dates:

Wednesday 31st August

Part of Summer Entertainment at Flambards.
Pricing:

Please visit the Flambards website for full details www.flambards.co.uk

Visit: http://www.flambards.co.uk/events/detail/firework-spectacular-6

Attraction image Flambards Experience The Flambards Experience - With internationally acclaimed exhibitions, the best thrill rides in Cornwall, family shows, live entertainment, glorious gardens, masses to see and do undercover The Flambards Experience is - the Best Day of the Week, Come rain, Come Shine - just keeps getting better!

Firework Spectacular & Michael Jackson Tribute Band at Flambard's

31st August, 2016

Date: 31st Aug

Watch the sky light up above Flambards for our Firework Spectacular!

Don't miss a special live performance from Rory Jackson a fantastic Michael Jackson Tribute Band!

Rides & Exhibitions close 30 minutes before firework display.

Wednesday 31st August - Last Admission 6.30pm with Fireworks at dusk approximately 9.00pm
Pricing:

Please visit the Flambards website for full details www.flambards.co.uk

Visit: http://www.flambards.co.uk/events/detail/firework-spectacular-2

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

Frankenstein

5th September, 2016 - 9th September, 2016

By Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley

Presented by Brighton Little Theatre

Are we all born good?

Childlike in his innocence, but grotesque in form, Frankenstein's bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horrorstruck
maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

May not be suitable for young children.

Performances: Mon-Fri at 8pm, Tues & Thurs at 2pm
Pricing:

Adults: £11.50/£9
Under 16s: £6/£5

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

China Clay Day at the Bodmin and Wenford Railway

9th September, 2016

Join us for 'A Day on the Clay' as we take you back to the early 1960s when steam on the clay trains was being superceded by diesel. We are running a variety of demonstration clay trains hauled by a selection of steam and diesel locomotives.
Pricing:

Please visit www.bodminrailway.co.uk

Visit: http://www.bodminrailway.co.uk/events/fullevent/87

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

The Crucible

12th September, 2016 - 16th September, 2016

By Arthur Miller

Presented by cube essential theatre

Hysteria, superstition and desire ignite a small community. As secrets cascade, persecution threatens the integrity of husband and wife.

Miller's timeless classic is given new charge by cube. Electric dialogue from a talented cast.

Performances: Mon-Fri at 8pm, Tues & Thurs at 2pm
Pricing:

Adults: £11.50/£9
Under 16s: £6/£5

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

The Mikado

19th September, 2016 - 23rd September, 2016

By W.S.Gilbert and A. Sullivan

Presented by Cambridge University G. & S. Society

Ko-Ko, a tailor, has been sentenced to death for flirting - only to be appointed Lord High Executioner of Titipu.

Nanki-Poo, the son of the Mikado of Japan, is in search of his beloved.

One of the most popular and successful Gilbert & Sullivan collaborations.

Performances: Mon-Fri at 8pm, Tues & Thurs at 2pm
Pricing:

Adults: £11.50/£9
Under 16s: £6/£5

Attraction image Tate St Ives Be creative and have fun at Tate St Ives

SWITCH Festival

23rd September, 2016 - 24th September, 2016

Produced by and for young people, SWITCH is a two-day festival of visual art, music, performances and workshops exploring change, action, energy and the unexpected. More details to follow.

Plug it in, SWITCH it on, activate your senses!

Locations around St Ives

#SwitchStIves

SWITCH Festival is part of Circuit, a four-year national programme aimed at connecting 15-25 year olds to the arts in galleries and museums.
Pricing:

Free

Visit: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-st-ives/special-event/switch-festival

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!

Grandparents' Weekend

24th September, 2016 - 25th September, 2016

Grandma's go FREE on Saturday 24 September and Grandad's go FREE on Sunday 25 September when accompanied by a full paying child or adult.
Pricing:

*Not valid with any other offer.

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

Attraction image Trelissick Trelissick is the perfect place to enjoy a walk through miles of dog-friendly estate walks. In the shelter of the garden early flowering camellias and magnolias provide you a colourful backdrop for an escape from the everyday.

Fal River Walk 2016

25th September, 2016

Visit Cornwall in late September to undertake the iconic Fal River Charity Walk, which provides a once a year opportunity to complete a 15 mile circuit of the Fal estuary on foot starting and finishing at Trelissick. The event, which also includes a 5 mile alternative, is organised by the Rotary Club of Truro Boscawen in conjunction with the National Trust. It is a charity walk, with approximately half of all entry fees going to charity.

9am to 5pm
Pricing:

Short Walk £25
Long Walk £30
Family (Max 2 adults, 3 children) Short Walk £60
Family (Max 2 adults, 3 children) Long Walk £80

01872 865539
falrw2016@boscawenrotary.club

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

Peter Pan

26th September, 2016 - 30th September, 2016

By J.M. Barrie

Performed by Scary Little Girls

Magical, charming, and poignant, this all female interpretation of Peter Pan will capture the hearts of those who already love the classic, as well as those coming to it for the first time.

Performances: Mon-Fri at 8pm, Tues & Thurs at 2pm
Pricing:

Adults: £11.50/£9
Under 16s: £6/£5

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 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 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 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 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.
Pricing:

Standard admission fee.

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 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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