Christmas Fairs and Markets

On the 25th and 26th of November there is the Cathedral City Markets in Truro, with an excellent selection of food, drink, arts and crafts. If crafts are your thing head to Bedruthan Steps for the Christmas Craft Fair, perfect for picking up a unique Christmas gift.

Foodies will enjoy Padstow’s Christmas festival on the 1st – 4th of December, as the town comes alive with music, culinary delights and celebrity chefs.

Take a trip back in time at Flambards; their Christmas Fair will be set within the cobbled streets of the indoor Victorian Village and Britain in the Blitz.

Christmas Lights

Cornwall’s capital, Truro, switches on its lights on the 23rd of November at the City of Lights Festival. Then late night Christmas shopping is on every Wednesday, amongst the wonderfully festive lights.

Newquay’s festive season kicks off on the 25th of November with reindeer outside Hotel Victoria, a Lantern […] Continue Reading…

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Try something off the beaten track, with our selection of lesser known, but just as beautiful, attractions.

Pinelodge Gardens, at Pinetum Park, St Austell

On the way to the Cornwall’s most famous gardens, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, is this lesser known attraction. It really is a hidden gem, and you will be surprised at how lovely the gardens and tea rooms are. It is very close to St Austell and much more accessible (no windy roads) than Heligan too – an all-round win.
Enjoy the many different gardens, Winter Garden, Water Garden, Sunken Garden, Old Garden, Courtyard Garden, Pinetum, Woodland, The Lake, Japanese Garden, Courtyard, Cottage Garden and Arboretum – phew sounds exhausting! That’s why you then need to take a well-earned respite in the tea rooms, choose from lunches or treat yourself to an afternoon tea.

Kennall Vale Woods, Ponsanooth

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1. Zoo Boo Halloween Week, Newquay Zoo, 22nd – 31st of October

Have a fright-tastic time at Newquay Zoo this half-term. There’s fun for all the family with a ghoulish ghost hunt, face-painting, spooky story time and creepy crawly encounters…

Newquay Zoo is a perfect place to visit with kids, with lots of animals to be wowed by including red pandas, monkeys, lions, penguins, tropical birds, and meerkats, to name a few.

2. Spooky Week at the Monkey Sanctuary, Looe, 24th – 30th of October

Have a spook-tacular time at the Monkey Sanctuary. Take part in a Halloween treasure hunt, get your face painted like a scary ghoul or vampire. In the Treetop Café there is pumpkin soup, spooky cakes and other seasonal delights.
The Sanctuary cares for a range of different species of rescued monkeys, giving visitors an intimate insight in to a working sanctuary.

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Newquay is the surf capital of the UK, and it has also become a hub of exciting extreme sports and activities. Feel the rush and book yourself in for an experience of a lifetime while on holiday in Newquay.

Cornwall Segway

Located at Hendra Holiday Park, Cornwall Segway provides a unique experience likened to riding a magic carpet! You will ride around some exciting routes and obstacles, over mixed terrain. This is a suitable event for the whole family, though there is a minimum and maximum weight range.

Newquay Activity Centre

Partake in a range of activities that you can only do whilst at the coast. When in Newquay surfing is a must. Newquay Activity Centre also offers surf hire, body boarding, and coasteering. There are lessons for children available too.

Lusty Glaze Adventure Centre

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1. The Little Orchard Cider and Music Festival, 9th – 11th of September

Held at Healey’s Cyder Farm, this festival celebrates cider and the start of autumn. It is now in its fourth year. There’s plenty of music on in the day and evening. Music acts include Mad Dog McRea on the Friday, who are a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, and bluegrass music, Cornish rock band Reef on the Saturday, and Land of the Giants on the Sunday, a hip-hop, rock and reggae band.
Other activities include tractor rides, vintage stalls, cider sampling, face painting, hot tubs, silent disco, arts and crafts, bouncy castles, swamp circus workshops, and a bucking bronco.

2. Eden’s Festival of Food, 9th – 11th of September

You know that autumn is well and truly upon us when Cornwall’s calendar is full of glorious food festivals! This festival invites you to be inspired by an […] Continue Reading…

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