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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...

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...

15thJul
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15thSep
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Heritage Boat Tours

This summer National Maritime Museum Cornwall will be offering Heritage Boat Tours on one of the museum’s most prized Cornish...

20thJul
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1stSep
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Heligan Summer Buzz

This summer we invite you into The Lost Gardens to immerse yourself within our glorious garden flowers and wildflower...

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

Sunday 21 July, 13.00 - 15.00
Sunday 18 August, 13.00 - 15.00
Sunday 1 September, 13.00 - 15.00

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...

22ndJul
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30thAug
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Summer Holidays Pirate School

National Maritime Museum Cornwall is setting sail for the summer holidays with Pirate School, craft making activities, a brand...

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...

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...

28thJul
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8thSep
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Rescue to Release: A 360 Virtual Experience

Join us for our summer event ‘Rescue to Release: A 360 Virtual tour’ bringing you face to face with our rescued seal pups on...

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
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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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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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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....

1stAug
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1stSep
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Glendurgan's exotic plant stories

10:30am - 4:30pm

Discover more about the exotic plants of Glendurgan with this fun family trail. Can you find all...

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....

5thAug
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30thAug
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POP-UP PK Summer 2019

Look out for summer holiday fun things to do as a family throughout August. Our pop-up activities are totally weather dependant...

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...

20thAug
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PK PIONEERS- I Spy: Secrets and Treasures

Create treasure island maps, discover secret pirate messages and take part in a Treasure Chest code challenge!
Every...

20thAug
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21stAug
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Summer of Sport at Glendurgan

11am - 4pm on Durgan beach.

Have fun and get active this summer playing games on Durgan beach with views of the...

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...

22ndAug
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PK PIONEERS- I Spy: Secrets and Treasures

Create treasure island maps, discover secret pirate messages and take part in a Treasure Chest code challenge!
Every...

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
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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...

27thAug
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PK PIONEERS- I Spy: Secrets and Treasures

Create treasure island maps, discover secret pirate messages and take part in a Treasure Chest code challenge!
Every...

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...

28thAug
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The Stowes - Music Nights

You won't want to miss our final music night here at the Sanctuary! Joining us on Wednesday 28th August are The Stowes,a...

29thAug
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PK PIONEERS- I Spy: Secrets and Treasures

Create treasure island maps, discover secret pirate messages and take part in a Treasure Chest code challenge!
Every...

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
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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
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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...

14thSep
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15thSep
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Eden Arts Festival

Our family friendly Arts Festival is back for its third year, celebrating all things arts and culture.

Join us...

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...

21stSep
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22ndSep
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Eden Arts Festival

Our family friendly Arts Festival is back for its third year, celebrating all things arts and culture. Join us for live...

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...

28thSep
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Proud Eden

Proud Eden returns with an amazing line-up of music, performance and spoken word. Get ready for a packed programme of LGBTQ...

5thOct
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6thOct
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Last Chance To Paint Weekend - Featuring John Dyer

Last Chance To Paint Weekend
Featuring John Dyer

5-6 October

Come along to be a part of...

6thOct
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Behind the Scenes at Cotehele House


We're throwing open the doors for you to peek into closets and cupboards, and meet the staff and volunteers who look...

19thOct
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20thOct
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Autumn market at Cotehele


You'll find great local food and crafts at our autumn market, with stalls selling everything from tasty Cornish pasties...

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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