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What's on at the top attractions throughout Cornwall - Exciting Dates for Your Diary

The best family activities in Cornwall. Our attractions hold exciting events and festivals throughout the year; giving you even more things 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, summer activities and much, much more.

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10thFeb
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1stFeb
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Poldark at the Royal Cornwall Museum

POLDARK – AN EXHIBITION OF 18th CENTURY OBJECTS, COMBINED WITH SPECIAL IMAGES FROM THE HIT TV SERIES

An...

11thMar
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31stDec
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First World War Exibition at Cotehele - Home and Away

Saturday 11 March - Saturday 31 December (except 25-26 December), 11am-4pm

Year four of Cotehele's First World...

14thOct
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7thJan
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Rebecca Warren at the Tate St Ives

Rebecca Warren's first major UK solo exhibition opens the new Tate St Ives.

A significant British artist,...

14thOct
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7thJan
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Modern Art and St Ives

Explore the history of modern art in St Ives with our new display

For the first time, Tate will be able to...

14thOct
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18thFeb
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Eden Ice Skating

The Eden ice rink is back and it’s had a makeover. Have a whirl in our winter wonderland. Everyone is welcome, from complete...

1stNov
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6thJan
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Christmas flower garland at Cotehele

Wednesday 1 November - Saturday 6 January, closed 25 & 26 December, 11am-4pm
When the residents of Cotehele first hung a...

4thNov
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6thJan
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All that glitters in Cotehele Gallery

Saturday 4 November - Saturday 6 January 2018, 11am-4pm

The winter exhibition is a coming together of regular and...

25thNov
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23rdDec
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Christmas at Camel Creek Adventure Park in Cornwall

Experience the magic of Christmas with Santa and his Elves at Camel Creek Adventure Park between 25th November and the 23rd...

25thNov
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24thDec
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Meet Father Christmas at Eden

Christmas isn’t complete without a visit to Father Christmas and his elves at the Eden Project. Head to their cosy camp to...

25thNov
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30thDec
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Festival of Light and Sound at Eden

Join us for an unforgettable display of light, music and colour with this year’s spectacular new Festival of Light and...

1stDec
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1stJan
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Victorian Christmas at Lanhydrock

Step back in time and experience a traditional Victorian Christmas at Lanhydrock as the household prepares for Christmas dinner....

2ndDec
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6thJan
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Time for Bed nature trail at Cotehele

Saturday 2 December 2017 - Saturday 6 January 2018 (except 25-26 December) 11am-3pm

Follow the Time for Bed trail...

2ndDec
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23rdDec
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Reindeer visit Trelissick

Sat 2, 9, 16, 23 Dec, 1pm - 4pm

The reindeer fly in for a festive visit in our stable yard this Christmas.

2ndDec
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7thJan
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Red and White Christmas Quiz Trail at Paradise Park

Bring the family and join us this Christmas for The Red and White Quiz Trail from 2nd December 2017 to 7th January 2018 and...

3rdDec
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23rdDec
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First Class FESTIVE Dining Trains on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway

Why not treat your partner, family or friends to a Christmas meal with a difference on board our First Class steam-hauled dining...

3rdDec
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23rdDec
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Fairy tales from Father Christmas at Trelissick

Fri – Sun, 1-3, 8-10 and Fri - Sat 23 Dec, 11am - 7pm

Bring the children for a family experience with Father...

3rdDec
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23rdDec
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Trelissick illuminated

Fri - Sun 1-3, 8-10, Fri 15 - Sat 23 Dec and Wed 27 - Sun 31, 4 - 7pm

See Trelissick in a festive light with the...

3rdDec
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23rdDec
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Christmas in Trelissick house

Fri - Sun 1-3, 8-10, Fri 15 - Sat 23 Dec and Wed 27 - Sun 31, 11am - 7pm

Adorned with Christmas decorations,...

9thDec
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24thDec
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Santa Trains at Lappa Valley

Board the Santa Train bound for Santa's magical Christmas grotto where children will meet and receive a specially selected gift...

14thDec
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Trerice house Christmas lunch & behind the scenes tour

We are delighted to offer a behind the scenes tour followed by a 2 course Christmas lunch, coffee and mince pies and a...

14thDec
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30thDec
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Heligan by Night

This December, step into ‘Heligan by Night’ and experience the art of illumination as internationally renowned light artist...

15thDec
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Christmas Tudor Banquet

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...

15thDec
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Lantern Trail with Badger Forest School

Join us from 4pm on this magical evening to decorate a jam jar lantern and make a natural wreath or willow star before heading...

16thDec
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17thDec
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Nadelik Lowen - Cornish Christmas

Enjoy Christmas the Cornish way with fireside tales, traditional dancing, mulled wine, mince pies, carol singing and crafts in...

16thDec
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23rdDec
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At home with Mother and Father Christmas at Cotehele

Saturday 16, Sunday 17 December and Friday 22, Saturday 23 December 1pm-3.30pm

Mother and Father Christmas will...

16thDec
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Tudor Father Christmas


Christmas at Trerice wouldn't be complete without a visit from Father Christmas; he'll be sharing tales and traditions...

16thDec
through to
24thDec
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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! Just £5.25 each child including...

16thDec
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17thDec
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Jungle all the way

JOIN NEWQUAY ZOO FOR 'JUNGLE ALL THE WAY' THIS DECEMBER- A WEEKEND OF FESTIVE FUN FOR YOU AND YOUR LITTLE ONES!

17thDec
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Tudor Father Christmas

Christmas at Trerice wouldn't be complete without a visit from Father Christmas; he'll be sharing tales and traditions of...

17thDec
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Minack Christmas Cracker

2pm.

Presented by Mount Charles Band.

Start your Christmas with us as Mount Charles Band serves up...

17thDec
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Santa's Grotto

SANTA @ GEEVOR
Santa and all his helpers will be back at The Count House Café on Sunday, December 17th from 2pm until...

22ndDec
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23rdDec
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Festive art and craft fun at Cotehele

Friday 22, Saturday 23 December, 1pm-3pm

Have fun making art with garland flowers, glue and paper. We'll have art...

22ndDec
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Children's Christmas Disco

This December 22nd at 5:30pm we are holding a fun, festive evening for the Children !
Party food will be available for...

23rdDec
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Let's wassail at Cotehele

Saturday 23 December, 11.30am-12noon

Put on your festive waistcoat, dig out your trombone and come help us scare...

29thDec
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Storytelling - The Two Wizards

If you go up to the cliffs today you had better go in disguise . . .

Keep your eyes open for the two grizzly old...

31stDec
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Winter Steam Up at the Bodmin and Wenford Railway

Enjoy our Annual Winter Steam Up on the 31st December with three locomotives in steam and an intensive timetable of ten...

1stJan
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Storytelling - The Sea Show

Storytelling with puppets and songs for families with young children. Meet crazy characters like Morwenna the ‘beautiful’...

13thJan
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14thJan
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Faeries, Fables and Folklore at Eden

Get lost in a world of Cornish flora, fauna and folklore at Eden with Squashbox Theatre’s Skillywidden. This fantastic...

20thJan
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21stJan
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Xtreme Eden with Matti Hemmings

Join us for a weekend of jaw-dropping stunts and tricks, with three times Guinness World Record Holder, and professional BMX...

24thJan
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Volunteer recruitment day at Cotehele

Wednesday 24 January 2018,11am-3pm

What are you doing in 2018? Do you have an interest in working with us? Come...

10thFeb
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29thApr
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Virginia Woolf at Tate St Ives

Discover art from 1850 to the present, inspired by the writing of this celebrated author

Author of classic texts...

10thFeb
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4thJun
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A New Dawn in Cotehele Gallery

Saturday 10 February - Monday 4 June, 11am-4pm

Cotehele Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting and selling the work...

10thFeb
through to
18thFeb
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MAGICAL PIRATES & FAIRIES WEEK at Paradise Park in Hayle

Great Family fun this February Half Term with Paradise Park’s Little Pirates and Fairies Quiz at Paradise Park in Hayle,...

12thFeb
through to
14thFeb
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Half-term fun at Cotehele: bushcraft for kids

Monday 12 February to Wednesday 14 February, 10am-12noon ans 1:30pm-3:30pm

Build a shelter, light a controlled...

17thFeb
through to
18thFeb
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Apple grafting weekend at Cotehele

Saturday 17 February - Sunday 18 February, 11am-4pm

We'll show you how to graft your own apple tree that you'll...

30thMar
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15thApr
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EASTER EGG HUNT at Paradise Park in Hayle

If there’s one place you are guaranteed to find plenty of eggs this Easter, it’s Paradise Park! Whether it is of the...

30thMar
through to
1stApr
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Bird Bonanza - Easter Weekend 2018

Spring has sprung and the birds are busy making nests. Join us and find out more what you can do to help our native birds this...

3rdApr
through to
15thApr
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Rockpool Explorer with Great Scott! Adventures Outdoors

Discover and meet the weird and wonderful creatures that live just off the causeway. Learn amazing things about their lives and...

19thMay
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9thSep
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Patrick Heron at Tate St Ives

Celebrate one of Cornwall’s most acclaimed artists in this major retrospective of his work
The exhibition will stretch...

29thSep
through to
13thJan
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Nashashibi/Skaer at Tate St Ives

Contemporary British artists Rosalind Nashashibi and Lucy Skaer will premiere in the UK an ambitious new 16mm film that retraces...

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