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What's On at Cornwall's Top Attractions

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

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1stMar
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1stJan
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Titanic Stories Exhibition

Our major exhibition TITANIC STORIES examines the stories of the Titanic’s momentous sinking on 15 April 1912, re-appraising...

18thSep
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2ndApr
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Eden project - Activities for grandparents and under-fives

Do you regularly look after your grandchildren as part of childcare arrangements? And are you looking for inspiring places and...

3rdOct
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1stSep
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James Dodds Wood to Water

This exhibition of paintings of traditional boats of Falmouth showcases the work of artist James Dodds. It includes several new...

11thOct
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30thOct
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Rena Gardiner: Art and inspiration at Cotehele


Discover the work of print-artist Rena Gardiner within the landscape which inspired it.

To mark the...

12thOct
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23rdFeb
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Ice Skating

Our glittering ice rink – the only indoor rink in Cornwall – will be open from Saturday 12 October 2019 to Sunday 23...

1stNov
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5thJan
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Festive family trail at Cotehele


Wrap up warm and bring the family to Cotehele to follow this fun festive trail.

Pick up a trail leaflet...

4thNov
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15thNov
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The building of the Cotehele Christmas Garland


It's been an annual tradition for over 60 years so do come along to see the garden team busy in the Great Hall at...

16thNov
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17thNov
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Christmas Craft Fair

Come along and witness the first signs of christmas at one of the best christmas craft fairs in Cornwall! See the house dressed...

16thNov
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17thNov
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Tours with the conservation team

Join the conservation team as they give tours of the house during select weekends this winter. They'll be pointing out their...

16thNov
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17thNov
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Willow wreaths

From 11am-3pm build a willow frame with the volunteers at Trerice and add some simple, seasonal foliage freshly pruned from the...

16thNov
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5thJan
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The Christmas flower garland at Cotehele


When the residents of Cotehele first hung a modest Christmas display in the hall in the 1950s, little did they know how...

23rdNov
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24thNov
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Tours with the conservation team

Join the conservation team as they give tours of the house during select weekends this winter. They'll be pointing out their...

23rdNov
through to
24thNov
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Willow wreaths

From 11am-3pm build a willow frame with the volunteers at Trerice and add some simple, seasonal foliage freshly pruned from the...

29thNov
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Christmas Tudor Banquet at Trerice

It's 1573 and Sir John Arundell has invited you to a Christmas feast in his brand new mansion. The night will be filled with a...

29thNov
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5thJan
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Victorian family Christmas at Cotehele Mill


Come along to Cotehele Mill this winter to see how Victorian families like the Langsfords celebrated Christmas. There'll...

29thNov
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Festive Paper Botanicals

11am - 3.30pm

Create the ultimate plastic free Christmas decoration with artist and designer Fiona Chivers.

30thNov
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24thDec
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Meet Father Christmas and his elves

Selected dates in November & December

A magical and enchanting experience, brimming with sparkle and cheer.

30thNov
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1stDec
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Flambards’ Christmas Craft Fayre

Over 80 local craft makers will be lining the cobbles of Flambards’ famous Victorian Village for the Christmas Craft Fayre...

30thNov
through to
1stDec
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Tours with the conservation team

Join the conservation team as they give tours of the house during select weekends this winter. They'll be pointing out their...

30thNov
through to
1stDec
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Willow wreaths

From 11am-3pm build a willow frame with the volunteers at Trerice and add some simple, seasonal foliage freshly pruned from the...

30thNov
through to
1stDec
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Christmas choir performances

Wind down this winter with carolling performances at Trerice. Under a sky of golden stars hung in the rafters, enjoy a chorus of...

30thNov
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22ndDec
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Music under the garland in the Great Hall at Cotehele


The log fire is burning, the candles are lit, and the garland is on display. Come along to be entertained in the Tudor...

30thNov
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30thDec
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Festival of Christmas

Join us this festive season as music fills the air and wintery wonders await.

Our Festival of Christmas will see...

30thNov
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1stDec
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Santa's Grotto at Paradise Park

Make your child’s Christmas extra special with a visit to see Santa’s magical grotto!

From 12noon to 2pm...

30thNov
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24thDec
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Santa by Steam

This festive season book a visit to meet Santa with a difference. When he’s not driving the sleigh with Rudolph and the rest...

1stDec
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23rdDec
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Community Christmas Trees

Come and visit throughout December (1 – 23 Dec) and enjoy our community Christmas Trees displayed all around the museum. Each...

1stDec
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Trelissick Christmas craft fair

Pick up that perfect Christmas gift from the Trelissick craft fair, with a variety of gifts handmade by National Trust staff and...

5thDec
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Festive wreath making at Cotehele with Miranda Hackett


Join artisan florist, Miranda Hackett, for a wreath making workshop using seasonal foliage and berries. Miranda will...

5thDec
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7thDec
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Celebration of Light and Clay.

BRINGING CHINA CLAY TO LIGHT

China clay mining has transformed St Austell’s landscape dramatically over time....

6thDec
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31stOct
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Trelissick house festively decorated for Christmas

A warm welcome awaits through the wreathed front door of the house where the volunteers have decked the halls. Adorned with...

6thDec
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23rdDec
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An audience with Father Christmas

Join Father Christmas as he returns to Trelissick to entertain families with his festive tales in the stables. ...

6thDec
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31stDec
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Trelissick illuminated

It’s a truly magical Christmas this year at Trelissick, the illuminations from dusk onwards light the way through the garden...

6thDec
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20thDec
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Mulled Wine & Mince Pie trains

Gather family and friends and join us in December to celebrate the festive season. New for 2019, our Mulled Wine and Mince Pie...

6thDec
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8thDec
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The Lost Gardens of Heligan Christmas Fair

Christmas is always a magical time at The Lost Gardens of Heligan. We invite you to join us for the first of our Christmas...

7thDec
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8thDec
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Christmas choir performances

Wind down this winter with carolling performances at Trerice. Under a sky of golden stars hung in the rafters, enjoy a chorus of...

7thDec
through to
8thDec
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Father Christmas at Trerice

It wouldn’t be Christmas at Trerice without a visit from our old friend Father Christmas with his familiar white beard and,...

7thDec
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23rdDec
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Santa Claus is Coming to (Charles)Town

Santa Claus will be welcoming youngsters to his festive grotto at Charlestown’s Shipwreck Treasure Museum over the winter...

7thDec
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8thDec
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Santa's Grotto at Paradise Park

Make your child’s Christmas extra special with a visit to see Santa’s magical grotto!

From 12noon to 2pm...

14thDec
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24thDec
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Christmas Cheer at Lappa Valley

Come and enjoy the wonder and magic of Lappa Valley at Christmas time. Take a nostalgic steam train ride on the Santa Specials...

14thDec
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Christmas Tudor Banquet at Trerice

It's 1573 and Sir John Arundell has invited you to a Christmas feast in his brand new mansion. The night will be filled with a...

14thDec
through to
15thDec
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Santa's Grotto

Join Newquay Zoo for a magnificent Christmas

- Meet Santa in his magical grotto and receive a special gift

14thDec
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15thDec
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Christmas choir performances

Wind down this winter with carolling performances at Trerice. Under a sky of golden stars hung in the rafters, enjoy a chorus of...

14thDec
through to
15thDec
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Father Christmas at Trerice

It wouldn’t be Christmas at Trerice without a visit from our old friend Father Christmas with his familiar white beard and,...

14thDec
through to
15thDec
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Santa's Grotto at Paradise Park

Make your child’s Christmas extra special with a visit to see Santa’s magical grotto!

From 12noon to 2pm...

14thDec
through to
15thDec
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Santa Days

10am - 6pm

This Christmas the elves return to Trebah, pulling the dust sheets off their factory machinery and...

14thDec
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24thDec
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Father Christmas visits The Lost Gardens of Heligan

This Christmas, we’re really excited to be welcoming Father Christmas and his Elves back to The Lost Gardens of Heligan; he...

16thDec
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20thDec
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Christmas Party Lunches

To book, telephone 01326 252200 or see a member of the Trebah Kitchen team.

Starters
Spiced carrot, puy...

18thDec
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24thOct
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Santa's Grotto at Paradise Park

Make your child’s Christmas extra special with a visit to see Santa’s magical grotto!

From 12noon to 2pm...

19thDec
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4thJan
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Heligan by Night - The Art of Illumination

This December and January, internationally renowned light artist Ulf Pedersen returns to The Lost Gardens of Heligan to reveal...

20thDec
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Christmas Tudor Banquet at Trerice

It's 1573 and Sir John Arundell has invited you to a Christmas feast in his brand new mansion. The night will be filled with a...

21stDec
through to
22ndDec
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Christmas choir performances

Wind down this winter with carolling performances at Trerice. Under a sky of golden stars hung in the rafters, enjoy a chorus of...

21stDec
through to
22ndDec
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Father Christmas at Trerice

It wouldn’t be Christmas at Trerice without a visit from our old friend Father Christmas with his familiar white beard and,...

21stDec
through to
5thJan
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Lanterns and Lights

Join the festivities at National Maritime Museum Cornwall as we celebrate Christmas with a nautical twist. With fun events and...

21stDec
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Let's wassail at Cotehele


Put on your festive waistcoat, dig out your trombone and come help us scare away the evil spirits in the Cotehele...

27thDec
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31stDec
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Storytelling with the elves

Join us between Christmas and New Year as Father Christmas takes a well earned rest while two of his elves will be at Trelissick...

1stJan
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New Years Day Brunch

Start the year right and join us for New Year's Day brunch!

We will be serving our delicious breakfast menu...

7thJan
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8thJan
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Apple tree pruning workshops at Cotehele


Join us in the orchard for an introduction to apple tree pruning with Cotehele's gardeners. Part theory, part practical....

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