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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...

12thMar
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29thOct
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Milling days at Cotehele Mill

Sundays and Thursdays from 12 March - 29 October, 11am-4pm

The millers grind organic wholemeal flour. You can...

29thMay
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29thOct
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'Sunlight and Shadows' in Cotehele Gallery

Monday 29 May - Sunday 29 October, 11am-5pm

The summer exhibition spotlights intricate and individual silver...

2ndJul
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28thOct
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The money flows in - Trelissick

The Money Flows In is an interactive exhibition for all ages that shows how Cornish millionaire, Ralph Allen Daniell, made and...

1stOct
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22ndOct
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Steam and Cream Train on Bodmin and Wenford Railway

1st, 15th and 22nd October

Enjoy the live music of the Pennyroyal Jazz Band together with the sight sound and...

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...

14thOct
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29thOct
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October Half Term Fun

Join us over Half Term to enjoy 'The Pumpkin Trail' Find the 10 pumpkins as you explore the site, solve the word scrambles and...

21stOct
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28thOct
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Trick or Treasure? at Pirate's Quest

Spooky fun for all the family throughout October Half Term! ...

21stOct
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27thOct
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Shriek Week - October Half Term at Flambards

For a sparkling and spooky family day out this October half term make sure to visit Flambards. All the rides and attractions are...

21stOct
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29thOct
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Halloweek at Lappa Valley Steam Railway

RIDE THE SPOOKS EXPRESS DURING HALLOWEEK – 21 – 29 OCTOBER

Join us this October half-term for a week of...

21stOct
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29thOct
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The Owl Prowl at Paradise Park

The ‘Owl Prowl’ trail is sure to give you goose bumps as you explore the grounds of the Park hunting out the clues about...

21stOct
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27thOct
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Hair Raising Halloween Half Term at Land's End

Beware of ghoulish goings-on and spooky shenanigans in a land steeped in mystery and legend. Explore our free Halloween Craft...

21stOct
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29thOct
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Hallowe'en freak week at Cotehele Mill

Saturday 21 October - Sunday 29 October, 11am-4pm

Steel yourself for a spooky trail, ghostly goodies, fancy dress...

21stOct
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29thOct
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Woodland Crowns at Glendurgan

Excludes Monday 23 October

Collect a willow crown from the entrance and decorate it with colourful fallen leaves...

21stOct
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29thOct
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Hallowe'en half-term trail at Trelissick

Find the clues in the spooky Hallowe’en trail around the garden. ...

21stOct
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29thOct
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Halloweek at Creepy Creek!

Bursting with ghoulish events and nerve-wracking thrills, Halloween at Camel Creek this year is going to be SPOOKTACULAR!

21stOct
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29thOct
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Hallowe'en garden trail

Find out all about the different bat species that live at Lanhydrock on this fun trail through the garden. ...

21stOct
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31stOct
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Shriek Week at Newquay Zoo

Bring your little horrors to Newquay Zoo this half term for some spooktacular fun!
Complete our Shriek Week trail to help...

21stOct
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29thOct
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Roald Dahl's Halloweden

It’s Halloweden… but not as you know it.
This half-term, pit yourself against some of Roald Dahl’s most terrible...

22ndOct
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27thOct
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Geevor goes wild

GEEVOR GOES WILD
this October Half Term

Experience the wild side of Geevor!
We are looking...

23rdOct
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27thOct
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Haunted Half Term at Pendennis Castle

Shiver me timbers! Discover terrifying tales of Pendennis’ piratical past and embark on a bone chilling quest to find the...

23rdOct
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27thOct
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Half-term Hallowe'en fun on Cotehele Quay

Monday 23 - Friday 27 October, 11am-3pm

Have some spooky, creative fun in the boat shed on Cotehele Quay.

24thOct
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Creepy Creek Bug Ball

The devil makes work for idle feet…

Get your fancy dress on and show off your bone shaking dance moves at...

25thOct
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MURDER MYSTERY EVENING on the Bodmin and Wenford Railway

DATE 25th October

Solve a murder mystery whilst enjoying a steam train journey through the beautiful Cornish...

25thOct
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October Firework Spectacular at Flambards!

Watch the sky light up above Flambards! Enjoy a full day out at the park and evening entertainment from our Olly Murs Tribute...

26thOct
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27thOct
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Spooky Halloween Tours at Pendennis Castle

A terrifying treat just for Halloween!

Join us on an eerie evening tour for an after-hours journey back into the...

27thOct
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Twilight Teen Terror Tours at Pirate's Quest!

As the sun sets join our crew for a scare experience especially for teens. ...

27thOct
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Fright Night - Adults Only Scare Event at Pirate's Quest!

After the sell out event in 2016 - 2017 will see the return of Fright Nights at Pirate's Quest - a terrifying Adult's Only Scare...

27thOct
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Halloween Disco at Paradise Park

The popular Halloween Disco returns from 3-6pm on Friday 27th October with fancy dress competition, spooky food and pumpkin...

27thOct
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Stargazing with Kernow Astronomers at Trerice

Tick off one of your #50things and take a look at the night sky above Trerice!
With displays, talks and telescopes Kernow...

27thOct
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Badger Forest School Family Open Day

Join us for a fun filled day in the woods this half term. All the family can take part in a range of exciting outdoor...

28thOct
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29thOct
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Half Price and Kids Go FREE on the Bodmin and Wenford Railway

28th & 29th October - 6 trains each day.
Come and join us for our traditional event end the main season. ALL TRAVEL at...

28thOct
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Fright night at Cotehele

Saturday 28 October, 5.30-7.30pm (timed tickets on arrival)

Explore the house in the dark and experience the...

28thOct
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Spooky Trerice by Night

There have been some ghostly goings on at Trerice, what will you discover? Explore Trerice as it's taken over by ghosts and...

28thOct
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Little Monsters' Ball

Calling all little monsters! Get your fancy dress on and join us for a fang-tastic evening of family fun. From wizards and...

29thOct
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Behind the scenes at Cotehele

Sunday 29 October, 11am-4pm

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

30thOct
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Fright Night at Newquay Zoo

Why not visit Newquay Zoo for Fright Night this October?
The zoo, partnered with NT Drama, from Newquay Tretherras...

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
See website for times of choirs. Booking...

3rdNov
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Lecture Lunch with Gary Craddock

Lying beneath the flowerbeds, lawns and orchard of Trerice are stories of its history yet to be told. Following the Trerice...

4thNov
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31stDec
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All that glitters in Cotehele Gallery

Saturday 4 November - Sunday 31 December, 11am-4pm

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

4thNov
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5thNov
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Winter craft fair at Cotehele

Saturday 4 - Sunday 5 November, 11am-4pm

Join us for this annual winter craft fair and enjoy early shopping for...

15thNov
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16thNov
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Secret Cotehele tour and lunch

Wednesday 15, Thursday 16, Monday 20, Tuesday 21 November, 10am-1.30pm.

A behind-the-scenes tour of Cotehele...

18thNov
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19thSep
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Christmas Craft Fair at Pencarrow

Visit our Christmas Craft Fair here at Pencarrow and choose a gift from the vast array of beautiful gifts on sale in the House....

20thNov
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21stNov
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Secret Cotehele tour and lunch

Wednesday 15, Thursday 16, Monday 20, Tuesday 21 November, 10am-1.30pm.

A behind-the-scenes tour of Cotehele...

24thNov
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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...

26thNov
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Trelissick craft fair

From 10.30am-4.30pm you can pick up that perfect Christmas gift from the Trelissick craft fair, displaying a variety of gifts...

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....

1stDec
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Lecture Lunch with John Lanyon

Since the beginning of his horticultural career the plants of New Zealand have interested Garden Manager John Lanyon, they are a...

2ndDec
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6thJan
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Cotehele nature trail

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

Celebrate the dormant period...

2ndDec
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Garland dinner at Cotehele

Saturday 2 December, 6.30pm-11pm

A magical evening to celebrate the season with fizz, art, the garland, a talk by...

2ndDec
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3rdDec
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Christmas Craft Fayre at Flambards

On Saturday 2 – Sunday 3 December Flambards will host its Christmas Craft Fayre featuring local crafters and businesses all...

2ndDec
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23rdSep
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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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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...

2ndDec
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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...

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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23rdSep
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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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23rdSep
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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,...

3rdDec
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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...

7thDec
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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...

8thDec
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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...

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...

9thDec
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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...

10thDec
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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...

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...

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...

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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22ndSep
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Storytelling and wishing tree at Cotehele

Saturday 16, Sunday 17 and Friday 22 December, 11-11.30am and 12noon-12.30pm

Gather around for story telling and...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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
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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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