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Aug

Visit Cornwall’s mysterious caves.

St Neot, Carnglaze Caverns 

Explore this former slate mine, which is part of Cornwall’s mining heritage. There is an enchanting underground lake, with crystal clear blue/green water. It is 60 metres underground, and you are equipped with a hard hat and torch as you make the descent. The Caverns are 10 degrees Celsius throughout the year, so it is cooler than outside in the summer and warmer in the winter.
Above the cave there is a magical woodland walkway, which goes through Quarry Wood which has 4 acres of bluebells in the spring. It is said to be a perfect place for fairy spotting! Also browse the crystals and crafts shop.

Holywell Bay, Pink Caves

At low tide this unique pink cave can be found tucked under the southern cliffs of Kelsey Head. It isn’t easy to find, and from the beach it is just a mere slit in [...] Continue Reading…

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1. Town Bands at the Killacourt, Newquay, every Saturday throughout August

Get in the summer spirit and enjoy some family time listening to bands, overlooking Towan Beach and the pretty Newquay Harbour. There is a big bouncy castle for children and the Killacourt is the perfect picnic area.

2.Handball Tournament at Wategate Bay, Newquay Cornwall. Sandball Tournament at Watergate Bay, 6th of August

Play this fun beach game, organised by the Newquay Handball Club. A perfect opportunity to get together, have fun and play some sport.

3. FUP by Kneehigh at The Asylum, Lost Gardens of Heligan various dates throughout AugustFUP Kneehigh Asylum, Cornwall

This brilliant, innovative, theatre company hails from Cornwall but has toured all over the UK and beyond! This summer Kneehigh’s Asylum is at the magical Lost Gardens of Heligan, with refreshments and drinks available.
FUP is based on the novel by Jim Dodge, the magical tale on the, let’s say, unconventional [...] Continue Reading…

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1. Tropical Pressure Festival, Mount Pleasant Eco Park near Porthtowan, 15th – 17th of July

In the spacious grounds there is live music, food and dance. Enjoy this festival which celebrates Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean, with music acts from these parts of the world. There is the Rambunctious Boogaloo Bayou, a colourful space filled with tropical DJs and creative cocktails on sale. There is a Fandangos after hours club, for those who like to party into the wee hours. This festival is not just about parties though; it is very child friendly with a kids’ zone running all weekend. The Festival is 100% vegetarian, with an array of cuisines on offer.

2. Kneehigh Asylum’s The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, 14th – 31st of July

Kneehigh is a Cornwall based theatre company, which has produced exciting and challenging theatre all over Cornwall, the UK and [...] Continue Reading…

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Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake and Bad Things, Cornwall College Redruth, various dates

Funded by Arts Council England and Esmee Fairbairn, Michael Rosen’s Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake and Bad Things truly reflects Michael’s energy and passion for education, creativity and writing.
Younger children will be able to participate in a Bear Hunt trail whilst older children can go on a fun fact finding mission and create poems of their own. Michael has collaborated on the project, and the exhibition will feature hidden rooms where clues can be found that reveal the inspiration behind Michael’s writing.
Tickets can be book via Hall for Cornwall.

Don’t Wake the Fish Family Friendly Festival, The Gurnards Head, near St Ives, 27th – 29th of May

Visit this super-chilled family festival for a weekend of music, arts, food and real ales. Activities for children will be in the Little Urchins Tent, where Cornwall Wildlife Trust will teach children about wildlife [...] Continue Reading…

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1. Fal River Festival, 30th of May – 5th of June

Celebrating life on the Fal River, this fantastic 7 day festival is a community festival which encompasses over 150 events varying from music and drama, the arts and heritage to gig racing, swimming, walking and lots more.
The festival was established in 2006 and will be running for its 11th year in 2016. It’s a chance to embrace the places, people, history, culture, sport and industry that are connected by this very Cornish river.
With its diverse mix of events taking place at dozens of locations around the Fal River, the festival offers something for everyone and is the perfect opportunity to engage with life on the river and discover some of its fascinating history.
Each year more than 100,000 people attend a range of different events helping raise a whopping £75,000 for charity while enjoying 3,000 pints of ale, lager and [...] Continue Reading…

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