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What’s on in Cornwall

What’s on in Cornwall


An amazing calendar of Cornish events

Alive with creative events and cultural happenings – Cornwall has something for every day, every weather, everyone, all year round!

We are proud to be ambassadors for the Cornwall 365 project – they have a fantastic event listings website and produce a comprehensive printed guide and blog posts covering everything from upcoming festivals and concerts to village fêtes and touring theatre. Whether you are into live music events, our vibrant theatre scene, museums and heritage or arts and crafts, you can search the Cornwall 365 website by type of event, location or time period – you are sure to find something of interest!

Visit Cornwall’s What’s On calendar, is now searchable by month too. You may also like to take a look at this handy guide to 101 things to do in Cornwall from Travelzoo.

Cornwall Riviera Box Office sell tickets for some of Cornwall’s best events – check out what’s on in the next 4 weeks and buy tickets via the CRBO website.

Don’t forget too that our local Wildlife Trust runs some amazing nature events for beginners and real nature enthusiasts -see their website for Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s forthcoming events

Bosinver’s local pub, the award winning Polgooth Inn (just a short walk away down a leafy lane) also have a pub quiz on a Tuesday night and occasional live music events – see the Polgooth Inn website for details.

The world famous Eden Project is just a short drive from Bosinver and has a multitude of special events on throughout the year – check out the details on the Eden Project website and even closer to Bosinver is the Lost Gardens of Heligan, which also hosts a variety of special events – for details see Heligan’s website.

Some highlights by month

April  

Eden Project Easter programme to 15th April – enjoy an all-new three week programme of fun for the whole family at Eden this Easter. There’s dozens of activities for you and the kids to have a crack at – go eggsploring on an egg hunt, take on a giant inflatable challenge, and find your way through our spring maze. Eggcellent!

Rogue Theatre Wild Spring Hare at Tehidy Woods nr Camborne to 9th April –  a thoroughly recommended immersive Easter adventure in the woods among the bluebell glades and the singing birds. Lose yourselves in the wild wood and find yourselves in even wilder tales (all new for 2018), collect the clues and follow the Hare to the Woodland King.  He’ll be waiting at the heart of the woods with more stories and a chocolate Easter treat for everyone!

The Scarecrows’ Wedding at the Lost Gardens of Heligan to 15th April – a fun trail, games and workshops all themed around the classic book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Explore the gardens and farm collecting all the items which will make Harry and Betty’s dream wedding and exchange them for a chocolate prize.

 

Cornwall Spring Flower Show, Boconnoc, Lostwithiel  7th and 8th April – one of the earliest shows in Cornwall’s gardening calendar held in the magnificent grounds of Boconnoc estate. A fragrant celebration of Cornish garden mania that welcomes spring with floral displays, competitions, gardeners’ question time and live music

Nancarrow Farm Spring Gathering 13th and 14th April – a celebration of Spring with craft stalls, farm animals and local musicians. Activities throughout the day for children & plenty to keep grown-ups happy too! Food available all day and from 5pm canapes and drinks available from the Courtyard Kitchen plus a 2 course Feast in the Barn.

Porthleven Food and Drink Festival  20th to 22nd April – a weekend of Cornish food, beer and bands in the little harbour town of Porthleven. Fill your shopping bags with Cornish food, eat yourself silly and drink until you are merry. Marquees on the quayside will be packed full of tasty treats, live music and cookery demonstrations, you might even spot the odd celebrity chef around too…

Beavers (the secret is revealed) Tregony Church Hall  21st April – Chris Jones tells all about how he has facilitated the introduction of beavers into the Ladock Valley – as seen on BBC Springwatch!

May

Padstow ‘Obby ‘Oss’ May Day 1st May – the biggest day in Padstow’s calendar. It is not unusual to see 30,000 people crammed into this little town on the day when Padstonians from all over the world return to their roots.

Bluebell Festival at Enys Gardens Penryn near Falmouth 5th to 13th May Gardens open every day 11-5pm including Affordable Art Exhibition 5th to 7th May

St Agnes Bolster Day 5th and 6th May –  celebrating the legend of Giant Bolster with music, art and lantern procession with a 28ft giant effigy, bonfire and barbeque

Helston Flora Day 8th May – a lively, colourful celebration that involves the whole town with dancing in the streets decked our with bluebells, gorse and laurel

Fowey Festival of Art and Literature 11th to 19th May – an impressive line-up of literary and musical talent at a wide range of choice locations in and around one of Cornwall’s most scenic riverside settings.

Paddington at Lappa Valley Steam Railway 30th and 31st May Everyone’s favourite bear will be stopping off at East Wheal Rose at Lappa Valley. Enjoy a steam ride into the leisure park where you can enjoy a further two railways, crazy golf, canoeing lake, toddler path maze, indoor play carriages, pedal cars, multiple outdoor play areas and nature walks all included in the standard admission price. Booking recommended.

June

Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival 22nd to 24th June – over 60 shanty groups, 25 venues and 350 hours of shanty singing throughout the town! Groups come from far and wide including Netherlands, France, USA and right across the UK.

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