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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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1stMay
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20thJul
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VIPs trail at Cotehele


Pick up a free trail from reception or the Mill and meet the Very Important Pollinators who keep Cotehele going. You'll...

20thMay
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14thOct
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Guided walks around Cotehele estate


Explore the Cotehele estate on these circular walks led by our wonderful volunteer Jane.

The walks are...

1stJun
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31stOct
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Wildlife Hero's Quiz at Paradise Park

Wildlife, nature and the environment are at the heart of our brand new Wildlife Hero Quiz. Pick up your quiz booklet when you...

1stJun
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30thSep
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Eagles of Paradise Summer Display

The amazing ‘Eagles of Paradise’ display gives you the opportunity to see birds like Archie the Bald Eagle close up as they...

8thJun
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27thOct
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Water and Colour in Cotehele Gallery


The summer exhibition features beautiful watercolour paintings, mirrors, ceramics glass and more.

14thJul
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27thOct
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Scarecrows in the walled kitchen garden

Every year the walled kitchen garden plays host to a display of quirky scarecrows made by local school children and artist John...

17thJul
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Miracle Theatre: ‘A Perfect World’

A rollicking adventure touring the great outdoors this summer!

A feisty young woman embarks on a voyage into a...

19thJul
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11thAug
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The Butterfly Count at Cotehele


Pick up your count sheet and head to a quiet spot either in the garden or around the mill to see how many varieties of...

20thJul
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10thAug
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Butterfly walks with Cotehele’s Ranger Pete


Join our butterfly expert, Ranger Pete Mills, for a walk around Cotehele gardens looking at and discovering information...

21stJul
through to
1stSep
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St Michael's Mount - Rockpool Explorer

Sunday 21 July, 11.00 - 13.00
Sunday 18 August, 11.00 - 13.00
Sunday 1 September, 11.00 - 13.00

21stJul
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1stSep
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Summer of sport and play

Throughout the summer holidays there’s sporting fun for all ages in the orchard and we’ll be adding different garden games...

21stJul
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Austin 7 Vintage Car Rally

We are excited to be hosting an Austin 7 Rally here at Lappa Valley on Sunday 21 July. The cars will be arriving on site at...

24thJul
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3rdSep
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Earth Story

This summer at Eden take a journey into earth’s astonishing past, precarious present day and a future that’s ours to...

24thJul
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2ndSep
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Summer Fun in Charlestown

Fearless families can embark on a treasure hunt at Charlestown Harbour and Shipwreck Museum over the Summer Holidays and come...

24thJul
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2ndSep
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Summer of Scoundrels and Scallywags

Families visiting Cornwall this summer will need to prepare themselves for a piratical adventure with the Pirate’s Quest crew...

26thJul
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3rdSep
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A Summer of Parrots at Paradise Park

Celebrate the colourful world of parrots at the home of the World Parrot Trust (WPT). Challenge yourself with our quiz, enjoy...

26thJul
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Archaeology walking tour

Learn the history of Trerice's archaeology with a specially scheduled walking tour of Trerice and discover its history as a...

27thJul
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28thJul
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Woodland Animal Headbands

Get creative and fashion your own woodland animal headband! Discover Wheal Martyn’s Nature Reserve and pick your favourite...

28thJul
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1stSep
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Costume Sundays at Cotehele Mill


Come and meet the mill team dressed in Victorian costume.
You'll be able to watch milling and baking...

28thJul
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3rdSep
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Have a go at archery

Are you up to the challenge of defending Trerice? Only a proven marksman (or woman) will do... On Sundays, Tuesdays and...

29thJul
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4thSep
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St Michael's Mount - Treasure Island of Summer Activities

Inspired by stories and life on the Mount, both past and present, join a crafty hub of activity and make your own treasure to...

29thJul
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26thAug
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Look Sharp! on Mondays at Cotehele


Not just for the kids. Take a closer look at the bladed weapons in Cotehele House. This event is in our Great Hall

29thJul
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29thAug
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Pottery Painting

This summer, join us at Wheal Martyn in discovering the beautiful creations artists make out of Cornish china clay. Feeling...

29thJul
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2ndSep
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Tudor costume day

Step back in time to the sixteenth century and dress up with the Trerice Costume Group in the hayloft. Every Monday in the...

30thJul
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30thAug
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Clay Stories

Join our expert volunteers, as they share their own stories of the clay industry. Discover what life was like working in the...

30thJul
through to
27thAug
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Swords and Shields on Tuesdays at Cotehele


Join us in the Brewery Bookshop for this fun craft activity making swords and shields inspired by those on display in...

31stJul
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28thAug
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Eden project - Wild Wednesdays summer holidays kids’ club

Wild Wednesdays summer holiday kids’ club

Wednesdays 31 July – 28 August 2019
9.30am – 3.30pm

31stJul
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Clay Animation Workshop

Come and create a brilliant animated film about how china clay is mined and used in Cornwall. Create plasticine characters and...

31stJul
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28thAug
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Soft archery on Wednesdays at Cotehele


Come along to the orchard on Wednesdays through the school holidays and learn soft archery, with summer of sport.

31stJul
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28thAug
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Create some wild art

Get closer to nature and tick off one of your #50 things to do before you're 11 and 3/4 by creating wild art at Trerice this...

1stAug
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Rocket Workshop

Three, two, one…blast off! Did you know that kaolin (china clay) is used on the heat shields of rockets, due to its heat...

1stAug
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29thAug
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Pond dipping on Thursdays in Cotehele’s Upper Garden


Come along and complete one of the new 50 things activities - Discover what's in a pond - with us in the upper garden....

2ndAug
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16thAug
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Badger Forest School

Join Badger Forest School in the woods at Wheal Martyn for a variety of exciting outdoor activities. Children and families can...

2ndAug
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Teddy Bear Picnic

Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic. Wheal Martyn’s teddy bears are getting a bit lonely and would like to...

2ndAug
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Dinner and jazz evening

Trerice will be hosting a jazz evening with music and dinner in the barn restaurant on 2 August and 6 September 2019. Unwind to...

2ndAug
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30thAug
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Butterfly feeders craft activity at Cotehele on Fridays


Help our native pollinators thrive by taking part in this free craft activity to make a butterfly feeder to take home....

3rdAug
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4thAug
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Nature Scavenger Hunt

Get close up to nature and explore Wheal Martyn’s woodlands in a family friendly scavenger hunt. Can you find all the items to...

5thAug
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Art Picnic

Pop along to Wheal Martyn’s first art picnic. Enjoy choosing from various art supplies and make your own beautiful creations...

7thAug
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Gary Barlow Tribute Act and Fireworks!

Don't miss a special live Gary Barlow Tribute performance. Sing along with some of his most famous hits.

To top...

8thAug
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Game Extravaganza

Come and have fun at Wheal Martyn’s first Game Extravaganza. There will be something for everyone in this fun-filled family...

8thAug
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Mindful movement and meditation class

In the Trerice garden journey to a place of rest, recovery and relaxation for the body and mind. The class will include gentle...

8thAug
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Family yoga

On Thursday 8 August come along to a playful and inspiring drop-in session between 1.30 - 2.30pm in the mowhay at Trerice. It's...

9thAug
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Clay Hands

Get hands on and create your very own clay hand imprint to take home with you. Decorate your creation with beautiful beads and...

10thAug
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11thAug
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Nature Bingo

Bingo! See who can find all of the nature items first whilst exploring Wheal Martyn’s nature reserve. Don’t forget to shout...

12thAug
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Justin Bieber Tribute Act and Fireworks Spectacular

Enjoy a full day out at Flambards followed by the Fireworks Spectacular in the evening. Sing along to pop sensation Justin...

12thAug
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Daisy Clark Performs at Flambards

Enjoy music from the incredibly talented, local girl, Daisy Clarke who will be performing at Flambards this August on the Monday...

13thAug
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Bridge Challenge

Are you a budding engineer? Or do you simply love making things? Why not take up the Wheal Martyn challenge and build a bridge....

14thAug
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Robbie Williams Tribute Show and Fireworks Spectacular!

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...

14thAug
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Paper Craft Workshop with artist Ruth Hills

Join artist Ruth Hills and create a mixed media journal inspired by our summer’s theme ‘Rock, Scissors, Paper’. This...

17thAug
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Artyology at Wheal Martyn with local artists Suzy Johnson and Lynn Simms: Clay Landscape Drawing

This week, Suzy and Lynn will be showing you how the clay landscape can be used as inspiration for drawings. The white pyramids...

17thAug
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18thAug
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Clay Faces in the Woods

If you go down to Wheal Martyn’s woods, what type of faces do you think you will find? Join in the fun and create your very...

19thAug
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Daisy Clark Performs at Flambards

Enjoy music from the incredibly talented, local girl, Daisy Clarke who will be performing at Flambards this August on the Monday...

19thAug
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Ed Sheeran Tribute Act and Fireworks Spectacular!

Enjoy a full day out at Flambards followed by the Fireworks Spectacular in the evening. Watch the incredible Ed Sheeran Tribute,...

19thAug
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Museum Takeover

Come along and takeover the museum for the morning! Bring your own special object along to add to a new pop-up exhibition and...

20thAug
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26thAug
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Paint a bug house

Here at Wheal Martyn, we love to explore nature and protect the local environment. Why not help us by decorating your own bug...

21stAug
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Britney Spears Tribute Act and Fireworks Spectacular!

Enjoy a full day out at Flambards followed by the Fireworks Spectacular in the evening. Join in with the lively Britney Spears...

21stAug
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28thAug
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Paper-making workshop with artist Carol Weir

Join local artist Carol Weir and try your hand at making a decorative shape of handmade paper. You will be able to use white or...

24thAug
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Padstock 2019

Join Padstow Brewing Company, the National Lobster Hatchery and Sperry Tent's for live music, fabulous food and delicious...

24thAug
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Artyology at Wheal Martyn with local artists Suzy Johnson and Lynn Simms: Clay Landscape Drawing

Explore Wheal Martyn’s site with Suzy and Lynn and learn how to capture the perfect photograph. The white pyramids surrounding...

24thAug
through to
25thAug
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Woodland Sculptures

Be inspired by local Cornish Sculpture artists like Barbara Hepworth and Jenny Beavan and create your own woodland sculptures at...

26thAug
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Daisy Clark Performs at Flambards

Enjoy music from the incredibly talented, local girl, Daisy Clarke who will be performing at Flambards this August on the Monday...

26thAug
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Beyoncé Tribute Act and Fireworks Spectacular!

Enjoy a full day out at Flambards followed by the Fireworks Spectacular in the evening. Watch the diva in action with the...

27thAug
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Printing with Nature

Printing with nature explores the beautiful patterns found naturally on leaves and other natural items. Pick your favourite...

28thAug
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Taylor Swift Tribute Act and Fireworks Spectacular!

Enjoy a full day out at Flambards followed by the Fireworks Spectacular in the evening. Have a dance and sing-a-long to the...

31stAug
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Artyology at Wheal Martyn with local artists Suzy Johnson and Lynn Simms: Painting and Printing Clay landscapes

Be prepared to get messy in this week’s workshop as Suzy and Lynn show you how to paint and print using clay heritage objects...

31stAug
through to
1stSep
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Leaf Necklace

Make beautiful leaf necklaces from leaves scavenged in Wheal Martyn’s woodlands. Make sure you take a picture and share with...

2ndSep
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Teddy Bear Picnic

Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic. Wheal Martyn’s teddy bears are getting a bit lonely and would like to...

3rdSep
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Science Play

Pop your googles on and get ready for some hands on science fun! Learn how to create a water wheel and discover how it works,...

4thSep
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Clay Leaf Bowls

This summer, join us at Wheal Martyn in discovering the beautiful creations artists make out of Cornish china clay. Let your...

5thSep
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Mindful movement and meditation class

In the Trerice garden journey to a place of rest, recovery and relaxation for the body and mind. The class will include gentle...

6thSep
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Dinner and jazz evening

Trerice will be hosting a jazz evening with music and dinner in the barn restaurant on 2 August and 6 September 2019. Unwind to...

7thSep
through to
14thSep
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Artyology at Wheal Martyn with local artists Suzy Johnson and Lynn Simms: Clay Pyramids

In this workshop, learn how to make your very own clay pyramid, ready to be installed for the White Gold festival. The white...

14thSep
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22ndSep
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Apple festival at Cotehele


Join us as we celebrate the apple harvest at Cotehele. You'll get to see the Victorian cider press in action; there'll...

21stSep
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22ndSep
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Red Panda Weekend at Paradise Park

Become a ‘Red Panda Ranger’ during this special weekend event!

Meet the keepers at 2.30pm for a special...

27thSep
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Archaeology walking tour

Learn the history of Trerice's archaeology with a specially scheduled walking tour of Trerice and discover its history as a...

23rdOct
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October Fireworks Spectacular!

Enjoy a full day out at Flambards followed by the Fireworks Spectacular in the evening. ...

1stNov
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Archaeology walking tour

Learn the history of Trerice's archaeology with a specially scheduled walking tour of Trerice and discover its history as a...

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