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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

Great Big Gig Build

1st June, 2015 - 7th April, 2016

In a first for the Maritime Museum, this exciting new project will see a team of wounded, injured and sick armed forces personnel and veterans building their own specially adapted Cornish pilot gig to compete in the 2016 World Pilot Gig Championships.

The project, which is partly funded by the Armed Forces Community Covenant Grant, will see participants working with renowned gig builder Andrew Nancarrow and visitors will be able to see the construction as it happens in the Museum’s workshop gallery.

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

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

How Europe Saw the World

3rd October, 2015 - 24th April, 2016

Over 400 years ago vivid visual and written descriptions of pioneering voyages to the Americas, Africa, India and the Far East reached Europe in the form of finely detailed copperplate engravings. This exhibition presents the alluring images of Flemish engraver Theodore de Bry, amongst the earliest ever published. Between 1590 and 1602 de Bry illustrated the diverse customs and people who lived in distant lands, including their nautical traditions.
Pricing:

Adults: £12
Seniors (60+): £10
Students (in full-time education): £8.50
Children (5-15yrs): £8.50
Children (under 5s): free
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children): £33.50

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

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.

Discount After School Play in the JungleBarn at Paradise Park

1st December, 2015 - 20th March, 2016

Looking for somewhere to take the kids after school as the nights draw in . . . well look no further than the JungleBarn at Paradise Park for energetic indoor fun.
During the winter it gets too dark to look around the Park in the late afternoon (main Park closes at 3pm), but you can still come in to the JungleBarn to play and take advantage of the facilities with plenty of seating, newspapers and the snack bar. Discount Afternoon Play Time is from 3pm to 6pm and costs just £4.99 per child, and £3.99 per adult. This offer is also available after 3pm on weekends.
Pricing:

Discount Afternoon Play Time is from 3pm to 6pm and costs just £4.99 per child, and £3.99 per adult. This offer is also available after 3pm on weekends.

Visit: http://paradisepark.org.uk/discount-afternon-play-in-the-junglebarn/

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

Minnows’ Tales

11th January, 2016 - 29th February, 2016

Drop in for a lively half hour of stories, songs and rhymes in one of our beautiful galleries. No need to book, all under-fives and their parents and carers are welcome.
Pricing:

FREE with Museum entrance ticket. Call 01326 214535 for details.

Visit: http://www.nmmc.co.uk/index.php?/whatson/events/minnows_tales7/

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

Viking Voyagers Curator Tours

11th February, 2016

Think you know Vikings? Think again. Join our expert curators for a special tour of the epic Viking Voyagers exhibition, a journey through 1000-year-old ancient artefacts and two very special Viking boats.

Discover the secret of the Vikings’ success and explore the truth behind the popular myth of the bloodthirsty raiders. Encounter Norse voyagers, experience Viking life over 1000 years ago and climb aboard a full scale replica Viking ship. Get up close to rare antiquities on loan from the British Museum, National Museum of Ireland and National Museum of Denmark, many on display for the first time in the UK.
Pricing:

FREE with Museum entrance ticket.

Visit: http://www.nmmc.co.uk/index.php?/whatson/events/viking_voyagers_curator_tours2/

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

Starstruck Supersized Extravaganza

13th February, 2016 - 15th February, 2016

Join us for an experience which is out of this world! Take a trip to the stars in our Planetarium*, giving you 360 degree views of our spectacular solar system. Explore the wonders of space science and be amazed by the universe’s astronomy.

Pricing:

*Please book and pay £3.50 on arrival.

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

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

Interplanetary Crafts

13th February, 2016 - 21st February, 2016

Get creative and make a moon and stars mobile, build and fire a paper moon rocket and create a nebular jar.
Pricing:

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

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

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

Constellation Challenge

13th February, 2016 - 21st February, 2016

Search for the different constellations hidden around the Museum and discover their true meanings.
Pricing:

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

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

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.

Little Pirates and Fairies Feb Half Term Quiz at Paradise Park

13th February, 2016 - 21st February, 2016

Paradise Park’s Little Pirates and Fairies Half Term Quiz is great fun for all the family.

Children love the Little Pirates and Fairies Quiz, it adds a little bit of magical fun to Half Term. The quiz trail will run from 13th to 21st February and when you have completed the quiz claim your sweet treat – we’ve got chocolate gold coins and pink and white marshmallows and lollipops to reward little pirates and fairies!

Don’t miss the chance to meet Long John Tredinnick and his loyal band of parrots while you chart your course on your quest to find where the treasure is hidden.

And if the weather is foul... you can walk the rope bridge, climb the nets, fly down the slides, and the little ones can try their hand at the dancing balls in the toddler’s zone. So make sure you take advantage of some brilliant JungleBarn indoor play.

Plus keep a sharp eye out for in fine weather you will see free flying macaws and – more importantly for young pirates and fairies – a parrot may well sit on your shoulder at the daily parrot feeding time with the colourful Rainbow Lorikeets. Plus every day there be otter feeding, Carrot Time in the Fun Farm, and you could be chosen to help feed the penguins so don’t forget your camera to capture the moment.

For all the latest news and event information please visit www.paradisepark.org.uk , follow on 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/little-pirates-and-fairies-feb-half-term-quiz/

Attraction image The Eden Project The Living Theatre of Plants and People

Survival featuring Stick Man

13th February, 2016 - 21st February, 2016

Let loose your inner survivor at Eden this half-term, with activities for adventurers of all ages!

Little ones will love meeting Stick Man in the family tree. Older children can pick up essential survival techniques from the experts – they’ll make fires, shoot blowpipes and build shelters. Meanwhile, get close encounters of the creepy crawly kind with Crocodile Joe and his visiting mini-beasts.
Pricing:

Included in admission

Visit: http://www.edenproject.com/visit/whats-on/survival-stick-man-half-term

Attraction image Telegraph Museum Porthcurno Award-winning family friendly museum and secret WW2 tunnels. Enjoy hands-on exhibitions, live demonstrations every day, museum trails and family-friendly 'make & take' activities. Museum cafe and shop are free to visit. Discover how the telegraph changed the world and the way we live today. Set in beautiful landscaped gardens next to one of Cornwall's best beaches.

IMAGINE LIFE AS AN EVACUEE Wartime Winter: February Half-Term at Telegraph Museum Porthcurno

13th February, 2016 - 21st February, 2016

Uncover Cornwall's hidden heritage at Telegraph Museum Porthcurno, and be inspired by Porthcurno’s communication legacy. Be an explorer for the day. Send and decode Morse code messages, get creative sparks flying with ‘make & take’ activities, go underground in World War Two tunnels, and play with communication gadgets. All in one day!
This February half-term, imagine life as an evacuee. Go underground in World War Two tunnels and experience 'Wartime Winter' family-friendly activities. Explore what it would have been like for evacuees during the war. Head on an activity trail, and be guided through the tunnels.
Pricing:

Normal Admission fees apply

Visit: http://www.telegraphmuseum.org

Attraction image Telegraph Museum Porthcurno Award-winning family friendly museum and secret WW2 tunnels. Enjoy hands-on exhibitions, live demonstrations every day, museum trails and family-friendly 'make & take' activities. Museum cafe and shop are free to visit. Discover how the telegraph changed the world and the way we live today. Set in beautiful landscaped gardens next to one of Cornwall's best beaches.

Make Do and Mend

15th February, 2016

Drop-in Workshop 11:00am to 3:00 pm
Get frugal at a ‘Make Do & Mend’ workshop run by the Museum’s resident cable stitchers. Learn ‘rag rugging’, and up cycle old clothes just like evacuees had to do during World War Two. Life was quite different then with times of harsh rationing. The ‘Make Do and Mend’ scheme introduced by the government during the war years encouraged people to revive and repair worn-out clothes. This family-friendly drop in workshop on Monday 15th February will be taking inspiration from this wartime initiative. Pop along, get creative, and find new ways to make use of old clothes.
Pricing:

Free with Museum admission and to local pass holders. Suitable for 5+ children with parental support.

Visit: http://www.telegraphmuseum.org

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

Thorsday

18th February, 2016

Every Thursday of every school holiday is ‘Thorsday’ at the Maritime Museum! Meet the Norse men and women from our Viking Voyagers exhibition and experience living history with Morvleydh, the Sea Wolves.
Pricing:

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

Visit: http://www.nmmc.co.uk/index.php?/whatson/events/thorsday5/

Attraction image Telegraph Museum Porthcurno Award-winning family friendly museum and secret WW2 tunnels. Enjoy hands-on exhibitions, live demonstrations every day, museum trails and family-friendly 'make & take' activities. Museum cafe and shop are free to visit. Discover how the telegraph changed the world and the way we live today. Set in beautiful landscaped gardens next to one of Cornwall's best beaches.

Dig for Victory

18th February, 2016

Drop in workshop 11:00am to 3:00pm
Dig for victory, and learn how to grow your own vegetables just like evacuees had to do during World War Two. Life was quite different then with times of harsh rationing. The ‘Dig for Victory’ scheme introduced by the government during the war years encouraged people to grow their own vegetables crops. This drop-in family-friendly workshop on Thursday 18th February will be taking inspiration from this wartime initiative.
Pop along, and learn how to grow your own vegetables with the Museum’s resident gardener Paddy leading the way. Simply pick a seed of choice and plant it in a pot to take home, and watch it grow.
Pricing:

Free with Museum admission and to local pass holders. Suitable for 3+ children with parental suitable.

Visit: http://www.telegraphmuseum.org

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

Blood Ransom

24th February, 2016

Join award-winning filmmaker John Boyle on his investigation into modern-day piracy and hear stories from the front line in the war against Somali pirates. Meet all those involved from pirates to presidents, naval commanders to negotiators, heroes to hostages. Explore why these young men are choosing to risk their lives and freedom; the reality of life as a pirate; the defence tactics used by the international navies and shipping vessels; and what happens next...
Pricing:

Tickets £7. Please call 01326 214546 for bookings. Doors & bar open from 5.30pm.

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

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

Museum Minnows

24th February, 2016

An hour of creative play, stories and craft activities for under-fives. The Museum’s Learning Centre is transformed into a multi-sensory play area for our free family drop-in sessions.
Pricing:

FREE with Museum entrance ticket. Call 01326 214535 for details

Visit: http://www.nmmc.co.uk/index.php?/whatson/events/museum_minnows12/

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

Viking Voyagers Curator Tours

4th March, 2016

Think you know Vikings? Think again. Join our expert curators for a special tour of the epic Viking Voyagers exhibition, a journey through 1000-year-old ancient artefacts and two very special Viking boats.

Discover the secret of the Vikings’ success and explore the truth behind the popular myth of the bloodthirsty raiders. Encounter Norse voyagers, experience Viking life over 1000 years ago and climb aboard a full scale replica Viking ship. Get up close to rare antiquities on loan from the British Museum, National Museum of Ireland and National Museum of Denmark, many on display for the first time in the UK.
Pricing:

FREE with Museum entrance ticket.

Visit: http://www.nmmc.co.uk/index.php?/whatson/events/viking_voyagers_curator_tours3/

Attraction image The Eden Project The Living Theatre of Plants and People

World Pasty Championships

5th March, 2016

The fifth annual World Pasty Championships take place at Eden on Saturday 5 March – which, by no coincidence, is St Piran’s Day; the national day of Cornwall. This wonderful event celebrates all things Cornish...

Entries come from around the globe, with international derisions of the renowned local dish, all competing to be crowned a world pasty champion and take home a coveted Oggy Oscar.

Plus, there’s a fabulous line-up of local ales and live entertainment – with comedy and music headlined once again by Cornwall’s own singing superstars, the Fisherman’s Friends, who will wow with their blend of shanties and powerful harmonies.
Pricing:

Included in admission
(Competition entry fee applies, for those who wish to – advance registration)

Visit: http://www.edenproject.com/visit/whats-on/world-pasty-championships

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

Royal Yacht Britannia

7th March, 2016

Join Rear Admiral Sir Robert Woodard, former Commander of the Royal Yacht Britannia, for an insider’s guide to this historic vessel. Hear first-hand accounts of Britannia’s role in historic events, such as the first State visits by a reigning monarch to Russia in 1994, following the collapse of the Soviet Union and South Africa in 1995, the first since the end of apartheid. This illustrated talk will explore what life was like on board Her Majesty The Queen’s floating royal residence.
Pricing:

Tickets £7. Please call 01326 214546 for bookings.

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

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

Show & Tell

9th March, 2016

Join us for our new free curator-led talks. Each month a different member of the team will delve deeper into our collections and reveal some of the fascinating stories behind our artefacts.
Pricing:

FREE with Museum entrance ticket.

Visit: http://www.nmmc.co.uk/index.php?/whatson/events/show_tell3/

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

Cnut 1000: Empire of the Sea conference

10th March, 2016 - 13th March, 2016

Join a stellar cast of international scholars for this once-in-a-generation conference on the millennium anniversary of King Cnut’s conquest of England. Share in the latest research and debate in early medieval maritime history and archaeology and the heritage of northern European boatbuilding. Enjoy an exclusive private tour of Viking Voyagers and relive the land and seascapes of the Vikings in Cornwall with the optional guided field trip.
Pricing:

For the full programme and more information visit nmmc.co.uk/cnut1000
Delegate fee: £75 (includes light refreshments, no lunch). Optional field trip: £20 (includes sandwich lunch).
Limited places. Please call 01326 214557 to book or email daynapope@nmmc.co.uk

Visit: http://www.nmmc.co.uk/index.php?/whatson/events/empire_of_the_sea_and_king_cnut_1016-2016/

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

School's Shakespeare Project - A Winter's Tale

14th March, 2016

Come along and watch West Cornwall's Secondary schools rehearse during the day and then perform (at 6pm) their own unique versions of Shakespeare's classic 'A Winter's Tale'.

Part of the Minack's Education Programme!
Pricing:

Tickets for the 6pm performance: £5

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

Mark Beaumont - Africa Solo

15th March, 2016

presented by Speakers from the Edge

Mark has spent the last decade taking on world records and world firsts in ultra-endurance. Best known as a cyclist, he circumnavigated the globe, taking a staggering 82 days off the previous time, pedalled the length of the Americas and recently smashed the Cairo to Cape Town record.

Africa Solo is a story of extreme endurance, through deserts, across mountains and vast savannah. But most of all it is a story about people – his team back in the UK and the incredible people of Africa, who made this journey possible. It is a tough, sobering but heart-warming account of a continent that is often portrayed for the wrong reasons. And Mark’s unwavering ambition to find his personal best, to push his limits and set down unbreakable World Records.

Off the bike, Mark has filmed numerous BBC documentaries, presented for the 2014 Commonwealth Games and written two best-selling books.
Pricing:

All tickets £15.

Visit: https://www.minack.com/event/markbeaumont/?instance_id=4633

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 March, 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!
Pricing:

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

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.

Easter Egg Hunt at Paradise Park

25th March, 2016 - 10th April, 2016

Claim your mini egg treat when you complete the Egg Hunt!

It’s a great time to make a visit and catch up with all your favourite birds and animals. And if there’s one place you are guaranteed to find plenty of eggs this Easter, it’s Paradise Park. Whether it is of the chocolate kind, or spring hatchlings popping out everywhere!

Bring the family for an eggtastic time as you hunt around the Park spotting clues along the way – you might even spot some dinosaur eggs! Complete the trail, find the answers to our questions and claim your free mini egg treat.

Easter sees the beginning of the Eagles of Paradise Display and the Free Flying Bird Show, giving you the chance to get up close and see macaws, owls and eagles flying just above your head!

And if you have energy to burn then there is no better place than the huge indoor JungleBarn with giant slides, suspended rope bridge, lots of climbing and sliding and toddlers zone with ball fountain.

The Otter Pool Cafe offers light lunches including homemade specials, local pasties, a wonderful selection of homemade cakes and Cornish cream teas.

And if one day is not enough, then there are great value Return Tickets at just £3.99 available for your next visit this season (2016).
For all the latest news and event information please visit www.paradisepark.org.uk , follow on 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/easter-egg-hunt/

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

Viking Invasion!

25th March, 2016 - 10th April, 2016

You’ll go berserk for our magnificent make and take activities happening throughout the school holidays. Make a longship model and Viking sword and become a mighty warrior or fearsome dragon.
Pricing:

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

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

Attraction image The Eden Project The Living Theatre of Plants and People

The Great Eden Egg Hunt

25th March, 2016 - 10th April, 2016

Are you up for the challenge of the Eden Egg Hunt? This year it’s bigger and better than ever! Scramble through our eggy obstacle course, hunt out hidden eggs, and dip in to themed games for all the family. You’ll explore the world of egg-laying creatures too. Fun for everyone in our Egg-stravaganza!
Pricing:

Included in admission

Visit: https://www.edenproject.com/visit/whats-on/the-great-eden-egg-hunt

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

The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch

29th March, 2016 - 1st April, 2016

Words & music by David Wood,based on the classic children's book by Ronda & David Armitage

Cornish performers Craig Johnson and Sharon Andrew are joined by the newly formed Minack Youth Theatre in our first Minack production bringing this delightful tale of Mr & Mrs Grinling, the Lighthouse Keeper and his wife, to life.

Performances at 7pm 29th March to 1st April and 2pm 31st March.
Pricing:

Adult: £11.50/£9 - Under 16: £6/£5

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

Oliver!

4th April, 2016 - 9th April, 2016

Lionel Bart, based on the novel by Charles Dickens

Presented by Act Now Entertainment

One of the most successful British musicals of all time and with a sensational score that includes such classics as 'Food Glorious Food', 'As Long As He Needs Me', 'Where Is Love?' and 'Consider Yourself'.This is the perfect family musical for the holiday.

Monday to Friday at 7.30pm.
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 2pm.
Pricing:

Adults: £11.50/£9
Under 16: £6/£5

Visit: http://www.minack.com

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.

Celebrate WORLD PENGUIN DAY at Paradise Park in Hayle

25th April, 2016

Celebrate WORLD PENGUIN DAY with ‘Miski’ and ‘Rory’ at their Penguin Photocalls on 25th April 2016

Paradise Park is home to a breeding colony of Humboldt’s Penguins, and these wonderful little characters are extremely popular with visitors. The Park offers close encounters at ‘Penguin Photocalls’ which follow the feeding/talk sessions each day in the summer. Visitors are able to gentle stroke a friendly penguin and take photos. For two penguins ‘Miski’ and ‘Rory’, who were born in May 2015, this will be their first World Penguin Day and they are usually involved in these sessions, which are always a memorable experience and a delight for children and adults alike.

Why not wear black and white to show your support for World Penguin Day!

And view our NEW LIVE PENGUIN CAM on our website at http://paradisepark.org.uk/events-and-news/penguin-webcam/
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/celebrate-world-penguin-day/

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

Show of Hands: 'Long Way Home' Tour

4th May, 2016

After nearly two years of solo touring the lanes and byways, shores and tideways of England Show of Hands now revisit their musical roots. Making a triumphant return to the songs and sounds that inspired them, the 2016 ‘Long Way Home’ tour will feature material from the new studio album alongside their trademark, anthemic, acoustic classics.

Performing as a duo once more, the original format that launched their careers over twenty years ago, don’t miss this rare opportunity to witness two master craftsmen at work. Phil and Steve are looking forward to presenting their unrivalled partnership of uncompromising song writing and dynamic musicianship in some more up-close and intimate venues.

Still at the top of their game, ‘Show Of Hands’ present an irresistible, uncompromising, rousing live show – Mark Radcliffe.

One of the great English bands – Peter Gabriel.

Starts 8pm
Pricing:

All tickets £20.

Visit: https://www.minack.com/event/show-of-hands/?instance_id=4124

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

Simon & Garfunkel by Bookends

6th May, 2016

Bookends perform the most authentic sounding tribute to the unforgettable music of Simon & Garfunkel. Made up of Dan Haynes & Pete Richards, Bookends have toured the UK and Ireland extensively and performed a run of sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Performing the songs in a truly captivating way, their delicate recreation of the unmistakable sound of the American folk-rock duo has been described by many as spellbinding.

“Any Simon and Garfunkel fan should go and see this” – BBC Radio Devon

Shows include many of the hits such as ‘The Sound of Silence’, ‘Mrs Robinson’ and ‘The Boxer’ as well as classic album tracks like ‘Baby Driver’ and ‘Keep The Customer Satisfied’ and even early folk gems such as ‘Sparrow’. With so many wonderful songs performed live, Bookends are a must for any music lover.
Pricing:

All tickets £15

Visit: https://www.minack.com/event/bookends/?instance_id=4604

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The Three Belles

8th May, 2016

The Three Belles are a professional 1940s vocal trio inspired by The Andrews Sisters.

For this special afternoon event The Three Belles will be joined by the fabulous Bevin Boys and more of their friends to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of VE Day.

Starts at 2pm
Pricing:

Adult: £11.50/£9
Under 16: £6/£5

Visit: https://www.minack.com/event/thethreebelles/?instance_id=4606

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Port Isaac's Fisherman's Friends

19th May, 2016

The Fisherman’s Friends are shanty singers from Port Isaac who have delighted visitors and locals there for more than 15 years. Back for yet another visit, they are firm favourites with a Minack audience.

8pm.
Pricing:

All tickets £20

Visit: https://www.minack.com/event/fishermansfriends/?instance_id=4631

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Fleetwood Bac (Acoustic)

21st May, 2016

FLEETWOOD BAC are the world’s first and best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band, endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself, and raved about by Peter Green’s biographer, the only Mac tribute band to authentically replicate the classic Stevie/Lindsey/Christine/John/Mick ‘Rumours’ line-up.

Following their sellout appearance in 2014 , Fleetwood Bac return with a rare opportunity to see their unplugged and acoustic show . . . ‘Rumours and beyond’
Pricing:

All tickets £15

Visit: https://www.minack.com/event/fleetwood-bac/?instance_id=4122

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Zig Zag Way

23rd May, 2016 - 27th May, 2016

Anita Desai, adapted for the stage by Pauline Sheppard.

Presented by Cornwall Mining World Heritage Sites, Collective Arts Ltd and Trebiggan Productions

It's 1910, and young Cornish couple Betty and Davey travel to the gold and silver mines of Mexico, unaware of the perils they will face.
Combining strong ensemble playing and physical inventiveness with a cracking tale, this is a gripping story which winds through cultures and across time to paint a picture of love, revolution and sacrifice.

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

Adult: £11.50/£9
Under 16: £6/£5

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 POOP TRAIL at Paradise Park this Whitsun

28th May, 2016 - 5th June, 2016

Animals come in all different shapes and sizes and so does their poo! Here is your opportunity to get the scoop on the poop with Paradise Parks fun and educational Whitsun ‘Poop Trail’.

You can learn how animals and birds use poop to define territory, establish status, find mates, build houses, and keep in touch with the rest of the species. Poop is also an ideal way of studying an animal without having to capture it... now that’s nifty.

So this Whitsun Half Term come and sniff out the clues and look out for piles of info on this fun and educational trail.

Once you have completed the Poop Trail, you can claim your official ‘Paradise Park Professor of Poop’ Certificate which will recognise your excellence in this field!

For all the latest news and event information please visit www.paradisepark.org.uk , follow on 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/the-poop-trail-this-whitsun/

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South Pacific

30th May, 2016 - 3rd June, 2016

Music by Richard Rodgers: book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Presented by Redruth Amateur Operatic Society Trust (RAOST)

This ageless family favourite oozes romance and great music with a smack of comedy to boot.

With a talented cast, memorable songs include 'I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair', 'Some Enchanted Evening' and 'There Is Nothing Like A Dame'.

Pure entertainment!

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

Adults: £11.50/£9
Under 16s: £6/£5

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As You Like It

6th June, 2016 - 10th June, 2016

by William Shakespeare

Presented by OVO

1967. Pressured by the generation gap, lovers Rosalind and Orlando escape the city and journey to the Forest of Arden where they become entangled in a beguiling game of love, lust and mistaken identity.

This vibrant and uplifting interpretation of Shakespeare's glorious comedy is a magical trip to the summer of love, complete with live 60’s soundtrack.

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

Adults: £11.50/£9
Under 16s: £6/£5

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Rocket Girl

13th June, 2016 - 17th June, 2016

Devised and presented by the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London.

Have you ever wondered if there was life on other planets?

Grace is an astronaut travelling in a custom-made rocket through the galaxy. Guided by the stars and the moon, she finds a planet inhabited by aliens and robots.Will she like what she finds there? Rocket Girl explores travel, science and friendships.This is a scary space adventure not to be missed!

Performances Mon-Fri at 8pm, Tues-Thurs at 1.30pm
Pricing:

Adults: £11.50/£9
Under 16s: £6/£5

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Danny, the Champion of the World

20th June, 2016 - 24th June, 2016

By Roald Dahl, adapted for the stage by David Wood

Presented by Illyria

Nine year old Danny's world is turned upside-down when he learns that his father poaches pheasants from the estate of the nasty, greedy Victor Hazell. One night his father doesn't return from a poaching run and Danny fears the worst. Danny finds himself masterminding the most incredible and exciting plot ever attempted to find his father.

Performances: Mon-Fri at 8pm and 1.30pm
Pricing:

Adults: £11.50/£9
Under 16s: £6/£5

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Our Town

27th June, 2016 - 1st July, 2016

By Thornton Wilder

Presented by The Sandisfield Players

Cornish opera star Ben Luxon leads a theatre company from the town he now calls home in Massachusetts, to present this story of the fictional American small town of Grover's Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens.

Classic Americana performed by an American company.

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

Adults: £11.50/£9
Under 16s: £6/£5

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Life's a Dream

4th July, 2016 - 8th July, 2016

By Bill Scott

Presented by Miracle Theatre Company

Miracle's production for 2016 is an epic fable, full of passion and comedy. Based on Calderon's greatest play, La Vida Es
Sueño, published 20 years after Shakespeare's death this is regarded as the jewel in the crown of Spain's golden age of literature.

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

Adults: £11.50/£9
Under 16s: £6/£5

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A Winter's Tale

11th July, 2016 - 15th July, 2016

By William Shakespeare

Presented by Moving Stories Theatre Company

Moving Stories have lovingly re-imagined this enchanting and timeless tragicomedy especially for the magical Minack stage.Woven with their trademark features of original live music, vivid design and inventive staging, get set for an illuminating and memorable theatrical event.

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

Adults: £11.50/£9
Under 16s: £6/£5

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A Midsummer Night's Dream (opera)

18th July, 2016 - 22nd July, 2016

By Benjamin Britten

Presented by Surrey Opera

Surrey Opera makes a welcome return with a new production of Benjamin Britten's opera based on Shakespeare's much loved comedy. A magical evening is in store, with Shakespeare's words highlighted by Britten's subtly atmospheric music.

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

Adults: £11.50/£9
Under 16s: £6/£5

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The Titfield Thunderbolt

25th July, 2016 - 29th July, 2016

Adapted by Philip Goulding from the Ealing Comedy screenplay by T.E.B. Clarke

Presented by Newport Playgoers

The branch line between Mallingford and Titfield is losing money and British Rail is intent on closing it down. In desperation the villagers exploit the 1947 Transport Act and decide to take charge and run it themselves! All aboard for a rollicking evening of hilarious nostalgia!

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

Adults: £11.50/£9
Under 16s: £6/£5

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 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 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/

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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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