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Things to do in Cornwall – June 2018


Bootcamp at Stithians Lake
Starting 11th June 2018
Every Monday at 6pm till 7:30pm
You can pay per session too
Looking to get more active?… this could be for you!
You get to paddle boarding alongside function fitness.
Stithians Lake is so beautiful, and who doesn’t love a bit of paddle boarding?
Run by Emily Willoughby Personal Training
She is famous for her Crossfit training and coaching, so rest assured you’ll get a good workout as well as a fab view of the lake!
Side note, if you’re a working professional looking to get more fitness in your life we highly recommend Emily as a personal trainer – she will work with you to reach your fitness goals. Get in contact with her to discuss what you want and she’ll make it happen!
Check out details at: Emily Willoughby Personal Training
https://www.facebook.com/events/106220420245371/
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Dinner and Jazz evening
15th June 2018
£32 pp booking essential
Held at Trerice Manor, come and experience a jazz evening with music and dinner in the barn restaurant. Listen to the cool sounds of a local jazz quartet whilst enjoying a delicious two course meal followed by coffee and mints.
Check out details at: National Trust – Trerice House and Garden
https://www.facebook.com/events/462174997513353/
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Golowan Festival
15th June 2018 – 24th June 2018
Free
Visit Penzance to celebrate the midsummer festival of Golowan – the Feast of St John.
Spread over a few days, there will be the election of the Mock Mayor, a band, serpent dancing, street entertainment, a fair, parade and a firework display.
Mazey Day is on Saturday 23rd June and starts at 11am
Check out the timetable here:
http://www.golowanfestival.org/…/18_159_Golowan_Festival_20…
See more details here: Golowan Festival Official Page
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Murdoch Day
16th June 2018
10am till late afternoon
Free
Located in Redruth town centre, this day celebrates inventor William Murdoch, who was the first to use gas lights indoors at his home in Cross Street.
On the day you’ll see the parade, dancing, steam engines, vintage and classic cars, and markets.
For more information and to see where the different events take place check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/156595535052877/
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Murder Mystery Dinner
22nd June 2018
Arrive at 6:30pm
£35 pp – book in advance
Includes a 3 course meal.
Grab a friend or 3 and head to Bodmin Jail to try and solve a murder mystery!
Watch and listen as the professionally staged murder plot unfolds before your very eyes.
You get to question the cast, view the murder scene and choose your suspect.
Check out the details here: Bodmin Jail
https://www.facebook.com/events/171803276709312/
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Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival
22nd June 2018 – 24th June 2018
Free
This festival is a definite ‘must visit’! It’s the largest free nautical music and song festival anywhere!
There is lots to see and experience at different locations throughout Falmouth.
This year there are 64 groups from all over; UK, Brittany, Holland and Ireland, who will perform their unique take on songs and shanties.
Click this link for the list of venues: https://www.falmouthseashanty.co.uk/venues
For more information check out: Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival
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Mevagissey Feast Week
24th June 2018 – 30th June 2018
Free (donations are welcomed)
Come celebrate the ‘Feast of St Peter’ festival.
This is a week of celebrations, and has been celebrated in Mevagissey since 1754
You can help support this event by purchasing the programme of events here:
https://mevafeastweek.bigcartel.com/…/meva-feast-week-2018-…
See here for more info: Mevagissey Feast Week
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Raze The Roof
Located in Penryn
Must get tickets in advance for this event – buy online or phone them.
When you think of Raze the Roof you may think of a place to take the kids to burn off some energy… but did you know they do adult nights?
The ‘Adultz Night’ happens on the first Saturday of every month.
You get unlimited access to the mega play frame and laser storm, laser tag games, mega sound disco system and blue laser light show!
And there is a fully licensed bar, from 8pm till 1am.
Have a look here for more details: Raze the Roof indoor play, laser tag & party venue

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Things to do in Cornwall – May 2018


The Minack Theatre
1st May 2018 – 1st June 2018
Now that the warmer weather is here, and the evenings are lighter, why not check out Minack Theatre?
Programmes consist of drama, musicals, opera in summer, comedy and story-telling.
Don’t forget to check the weather forecast, as you’ll most likely be sitting outside… and the view is to die for!
See more details here: The Minack Theatre
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Helston Flora Day
8th May 2018
From 7am
Head to Helston to see dance, the stalls, Cornish crafts, food and fairground.
The ‘Furry Dance’ commences at midday – a must see!
For more information check out: Helston Flora Day 2018
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St Ives Food & Drink Festival
11th, 12th and 13th May 2018
Porthminster Beach in St Ives
Day pass £3 pp. Day and night pass £5 pp. Weekend pass £12 pp
Experience all the different artisan foods on offer, water sports activities, live music and enjoy a drink or 3 in the sun (hopefully!).
Plus there are lots of local products on the stands, including wine, cider, beer, chocolate, cheese, meat, chutneys and more!
See here for more info: St Ives Food and Drink Festival
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60’s Murder Mystery
18th May 2018
7:30pm – 10pm
£45 pp (booking essential)
Trerice – National Trust property located near Newquay
Go back in time to the swinging sixties and take part in a 60’s murder mystery at Trerice.
Enjoy a three course dinner where you’ll meet a host of suspicious characters. There’ll be peace, love and murder as the evening unfolds… but who did it?!
Have a look here for more details and tickets: National Trust – Trerice House and Garden
https://www.facebook.com/events/2038034553078020/
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Fowey Festival of Art & Literature
11th May to 19th May 2018
Experience a diverse range of authors, speakers, musicians and artists at this festival.
It starts on Friday 11th May with a concert by Wildwood Kin, and closes with rock band The Rails on Saturday 19th May.
For more information and tickets check out: The Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature.
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Royal Afternoon Tea at The Headland Hotel
19th May 2018
Starts 11:30am – 5pm
£24.50 pp
Celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at The Headland Hotel.
Arrive on the red carpet, then take your seat in the ballroom to watch the ceremony on the large screen with a glass of bubbly! Then enjoy a delicious afternoon tea.
Check out the details here: The Headland Hotel and Spa
https://www.facebook.com/events/176547856329876/
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Mini Beer Festival at The Working Boat
25th May to 27th May 2018
This is the first ever beer festival at The Working Boat! Head along to support them.
There will be local ales, ciders and craft beers, with a view across Falmouth harbour.
Plus home-made pizzas and barbecue.
Check out details at: The Working Boat
https://www.facebook.com/events/411102752674429/?notif_t=event_calendar_create&notif_id=1522409847652747
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Fal River Festival 2018
25th May to 3rd June 2018
This 10 day celebration is a not-for-profit community festival, offering something for everyone! Over 100 events, varying from art and music, food, theatre, film, adventure and more!
Taking place at different locations around the Fal River.
Check out details at: Fal River Festival
https://www.facebook.com/pg/FalRiverFestival/events/
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Potluck Cornwall
18th May and 30th May 2018
See below link for different event details and ticket prices
If you’re a foodie you need to be following Potluck Cornwall !!
They do fantastic foodie events on a regular basis… and it’s a lovely way to meet new people too!
Check out details at: Potluck Cornwall
https://www.facebook.com/pg/PotluckCornwall/events/

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Things to do in Cornwall – April 2018

Eureka Escape
Open 11.30am – 10pm Monday to Thursday and 10am – 10pm Friday to Sunday – must book in advance
Prices start at £40 for two people (more people = more discount!)
We checked out Eureka Escape Room in Truro this week – we tried the Death By Prescription room – was a challenge and really got us thinking. It was great fun, solving puzzles and combinations to get us out the other side; We even beat the clock – just! Highly recommended for a bit of fun.
See more details here: Eureka Escape Cornwall
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Wadebridge Good Food & Craft Day
2nd April 2018
10am till 4pm
This is their 3rd year! Located in the centre of the town, you’ll find artisan food producers offering tasty food, and fab local crafts. Plus there will be music too.
For more information check out: Wadebridge Good Food & Craft Market
https://www.facebook.com/events/860062820840286/
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Vegan Spring Festival
7th April 2018
11am till 5pm
FREE entry – held at Mount Pleasant Ecological Park in Porthtowan.
Lots to see, tasty food, plus there will be talks, workshops, children’s activities and an acoustic open mike! Doggy friendly too :
For more information see Cornwall Vegan Festival Cornwall Vegan Events
or click on the below link:
https://www.facebook.com/events/323701604737309/
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Potluck Cornwall
11th April, 21st April and 27th April 2018
See below link for event details and ticket prices
If you’re a foodie you need to be following Potluck Cornwall !!
They do fantastic foodie events on a regular basis… and it’s a lovely way to meet new people too!
Check out details at: Potluck Cornwall
https://www.facebook.com/pg/PotluckCornwall/events/
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St Ives Gin & Prosecco Festival
21st April 2018
7pm till 11pm – located at the Guildhall in St Ives
Tickets are £13 + booking fee pp
Boutique type event – come and enjoy artisan gin and prosecco, garden party style!
There will be live music from Scarlet Swing.
Plus you get a free branded gin glass and pen to take home!
For more information check out Gin & Prosecco Festivals
https://www.facebook.com/events/1627712513993456/
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Porthleven Food Festival
20th April 2018 – 22nd April 2018
10am till 12am
Located in Porthleven harbour – with over 90 food and craft stalls there is plenty to see, do and taste!
There is a Chef’s Theatre running on both days, and award-winning chefs will make appearances at the festival.
For more information look at: Porthleven Food Festival
https://www.facebook.com/events/1144965718972856/
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Tregothnan – Charity Garden Opening
21st and 22nd April 2018
Tickets are £10 pp – all proceeds go to charity (main charity this year is Merlin MS Centre)
10am till 5pm – held at the Tregothnan Estate
This is the only time to view the gardens, as they’re not normally open to the public.
We went last year and we were impressed! The gardens are beautiful, lots of different plants and colours. They have a few different food options – we had a very tasty burger, made fresh!
For more information check out the details here:
Tregothnan Gardens Charity Open Day’s For Merlin
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Ponsanooth Brewing Collective Beer Festival
27th till 29th April 2018
12pm till 11pm
Did you know that Ponsanooth has 3 breweries?!
Woodman’s Wild Ale Dynamite Valley Brewing Co. Treen’s Brewery
Come celebrate with them at the Beer Festival – you’ll have 12 cask ales plus ciders to choose from, and tasty food too (available at lunch time and evening)
Check out the below link for more information
https://www.facebook.com/events/172822396844388/
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The Old Bakery – Comedy Cupboard
28th April 2018
Tickets are between £12 / £15
Cabaret seating, live music and bar – it’s going to be a good night!
There are 2 comedy acts, doing stand-up… so get booking :
Check out Old Bakery Studios for more information
https://www.facebook.com/events/1982773322041374/
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Camborne Trevithick Day
28th April 2018
10am till 5pm
FREE
This event celebrates the engineering and mining history of the Camborne area, and is dedicated to Richard Trevithick, the inventor of Road and Railway Locomotives.
A great day to experience – plenty of stalls, you’ll see traditional dance acts, plus ‘The Steam Parade’ showcasing some of the largest variety of steam engines, in an urban environment, in the world.
Check out Trevithick Day for more information
https://www.facebook.com/events/1695228517208856/

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Things to do in Cornwall – March 2018

Cornwall Ukulele Festival
3rd March 2018
£3 per adult, free entry for accompanied children under 12
Held at Heartlands in Pool
There will be lots of Ukulele enthusiasts, plus workshops, jams, performances and more!
Check out Heartlands Cornwall for more information
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St Piran’s Festival
3rd March 2018 – 5th March 2018
10am to 3pm
Parade in Redruth – kicks off around 12pm, there will be choirs, street entertainment, stalls and two performances of a new play about St Piran.
You can also attend other parades in Newquay, Perranporth, Bodmin, Falmouth, Truro and Looe.
For more information check out the below:
St Pirans Day Celebrations in Redruth.
Truro St Piran’s Day Parade
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Potluck Cornwall
9th March, 14th March and 16th March 2018
See below link for event details and ticket prices
If you’re a foodie you need to be following Potluck Cornwall !!
They do fantastic foodie events on a regular basis… and it’s a lovely way to meet new people too!
Check out details at: Potluck Cornwall
https://www.facebook.com/pg/PotluckCornwall/events/
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St Mawes Hotel – Hidden Cinema
Did you know St Mawes Hotel had a cinema?… now you do!
Looking for a Friday Date Night? For £29pp you get dinner and movie
Or why not go on a Tuesday Night? It’s £15pp and popcorn is included.
Check out their website for what movies are showing and times:
https://www.stmaweshotel.com/hidden-cinema/cinema-events/
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International Mining Games
29th March 2018 – 1st April 2018
Camborne School of Mines is hosting the 40th International Mining Games at the King Edward Mine in Camborne.
Come and see traditional mining skills up close and personal!
See 50 student teams from mining schools across the world complete in seven events of traditional mining methods.
For more information check out the details here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/144393816175090/
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St Austell Brewery Band Nights
Through to the 8th June 2018
£5 for each event
A live music event every month!
Full first half 2018 schedule:
March 9th – Nervosa
April 13th – Josh Curnow
May 18th – Honey supported by Little Clone Humans and Sunbruise
June 8th – Dazed and Confused
See event details here:
@StAustellBreweryVisitorCentre
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Man Engine
31st March 2018
Geevor Tin Mine
The Colossal Engineering Miracle Rises Again !!
Tickets between £6 – £15 (check link below for more details)
They have a child friendly show at 12pm till 3:30pm
And another show at 6:30 pm till 10pm
The evening show sounds amazing !
The Man Engine
https://www.facebook.com/events/136752950296173/
https://www.facebook.com/events/501043763621924/

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Things to do in Cornwall – February 2018

Jump4
Amazing fun to be had here !!
Pool industrial estate, between Redruth and Camborne
Around £10 per hour pp
Arrive 30 minutes before
Why not go as a group and challenge each other at: Free Jump, Dodgeball, Foam Pit, Air Bag, Walk the Wall and more!
Check out more on their Facebook: Jump 4
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National Trust
Free entry and parking for members. Prices for non-members vary at the various sites.
The National Trust always have lots of places to visit, walks to explore and things to learn!
Check out their Facebook: National Trust
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Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm
Between Truro and Newquay
Look around the Cyder Farm for free (free parking too)
Check out the Cyder process, do a tasting and they have some farm animals too.
They also do a Cornish Sunday Roast, using ingredients from the farm, served throughout February.
Check out their Facebook: Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm
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Geevor Tim Mine
Near Penzance
£14.60 (includes underground tour!)
Closed Saturdays. Tours start at 11am, 1pm and 3pm
It’s a Cornish Mining World Heritage Site – the largest preserved mine site in the country.
Walk around a real 18th century tin mine. See the Hard Rock Museum. Explore the different buildings and machinery… very cool!
Check out their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Geevor-Tin-Mine-Museum-47280110179/
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St Austell Brewery Band Nights
16th February 2018 – 8th June 2018
£5 for each event
A live music event every month!
Starting with Queen tribute act the Good Old Fashioned Lover Boys on the 16th of February.
Full first half 2018 schedule:
March 9th – Nervosa
April 13th – Josh Curnow
May 18th – Honey supported by Little Clone Humans and Sunbruise
June 8th – Dazed and Confused
Check out more info on their Facebook: @StAustellBreweryVisitorCentre
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Cornish Pasty Week
25th Feb 2018 – 3rd March 2018
This is the first every Cornish Pasty Week!
A whole week of celebrations, including the ‘Oggy Oscars’ the seventh-annual World Pasty Championships, held on Saturday 3rd March at Eden Project.
#CornishPastyWeek
For more details check out: The Cornish Pasty Association
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Bodmin Jail – Quiz Night
25th February 2018
£2 cash payment pp – goes into the pot and creates the quiz prize fund
Starts at 8pm
Teams of no more than 6 people – must book team places in advance either online or by phone.
Check out their Facebook for more details: Bodmin Jail
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Cornish Seal Sanctuary
29th January 2018 – 28th February 2018
Gweek
Get your 12 month local’s pass for £12 !
Check out their Facebook for more details: Cornish Seal Sanctuary (OFFICIAL)