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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1. Padstow May Day, 2nd of May

Come and enjoy Padstow’s famous festival – Obby Oss day. It usually falls on the first day of May, unless the 1st falls on a Sunday, then it is on the 2nd like this year. Locals decorate the streets with bunting, flowers, flags, a maypole, and greenery. In the morning two “osses” are released from their stables, swirling and dancing as they move through Padstow taunted by a Teazer, who leads the dance with theatrical movements. The accompanying people dance along to the drum, dressed in white and donning spring flowers. The festival ends with the followers of the “osses” singing a traditional May song.

2. Helston Flora Day, 7th of May

Helston Flora Day has a long history and has been celebrated for hundreds of years. It is a spring festival to mark the end of winter and the arrival of new vitality and [...] Continue Reading…

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Looe Monkey Sanctuary

Nestled into the side of the south Cornish coast between Looe and Seaton, Wild Futures’ Monkey Sanctuary has been offering a safe haven for monkeys since 1964. The Sanctuary cares for a range of different species of rescued monkeys, giving visitors an intimate insight to a working sanctuary.
Hang out with the monkeys Easter Sunday and Monday, 27th and 28th March, when there will be lots of fun things to do for all of the family. There will be an Easter Egg Hunt between 12 noon and 3pm to find Murray the Monkey for the secret password and win a prize in our shop.
Kids will love the Children’s Activity Room, craft workshops and playground. Visit the ‘Bat Zone’, take a gentle stroll around the beautiful Wildlife Gardens and check out the sea view or enjoy a delicious lunch at the Treetop Café.

www.monkeysanctuary.org

Newquay Zoo

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