What's On

Friday, August 18, 2017

  • Fowey

    Regatta & Carnival Week - Fowey

    For one week each August the usually tranquil town of Fowey attracts thousands of visitors who flock there for the Fowey Royal Regatta, one of Britain’s premier sailing events. It is also a fun-filled week for all the family – sailors and landlubbers alike.

    What happens?

    One of the highlights is always an amazing display over the harbour by the Red Arrows who have been making an annual appearance at the regatta for over 30 years. Other main events include the Carnival with a colourful parade of floats, walkers in fancy dress and marching bands, a fantastic firework displays over the river, live music on the Town Quay, and of course racing on the water every day – not only the serious stuff, but raft and gig racing as well.

    How can you take part?

    Over the many years the Regatta has been running, the regatta has attracted many visitors, including Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and Queen Elizabeth 11 and is recommended as a must see event by Debrett’s, the authority on all matters of taste. Fowey’s location, perched above a magnificent harbour, provides a natural arena to watch the sailing from and in the town’s winding old streets you’ll find plenty of activities to entertain. There’s the traditional crowning of the carnival queen followed by the floral dance, you can compete in the crab catching and swimming competitions, experience the giant pasty ceremony, get caught up in the exuberance of the carnival, watch the magical torch light dinghy procession on the water and spend the evenings on the harbour listening to performances ranging from The Last Night of the Proms to rock.

    Fowey Regatta & Carnival Week
    Various venues around Fowey
    Fowey
    Cornwall
    PL23 1AT

    01726 833573

    Visit WEBSITE

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Dinosaur Quiz Trail - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Back by popular demand, Paradise Park’s Dinosaur Quiz Trail runs from May to September.

    Just like birds, many dinosaurs had feathers and laid eggs!

    In between meeting the birds in the aviaries and at the free flying shows you can explore the grounds on your own dinosaur expedition. Search for the dinosaurs and their eggs, answer all the questions and we will award you our special ‘Paradise Park Professor of Palaeontology’ certificate and your own mini model dinosaur!”


     

  • Truro City

    Get Active Festival - Truro City

    What's it all about? 

    Lemon Quay will be transformed into a sports and activity hub as the ‘Get Active Truro Festival' presents an abundance of free activities including ‘come and try’ sports sessions, demonstrations plus a whole host of goodies. 

    What happens?

    'Get Active Truro' promises something for everyone and you don't need to be super sporty to join in; it is about getting active but also having fun... and all the events are free. The event is part of the wider initiative - Get Active Cornwall, which encourages everyone to be more active and participate in a minimum 30 minutes of physical activity per week. ‘Get Active Truro' is a chance for the Cornwall Sports Partnership to find out what activities you want to do. They will be at the festival all week and on hand to help you find and try activities you want to participate in.

    How can you take part?

    Try out a new activity, have a go on the inflatable sports equipment and watch some brilliant demonstrations from local and national sports people. Cornwall Sports Partnership is hosting ‘Come and Try' sessions every day during the festival.

    Visit WEBSITE for a full programme and further details. 

    Get Active Truro Festival
    Lemon Quay
    Truro
    Cornwall
    TR1 2LL

    01872 273999


     

  • Stithians

    Steam & Country Fair - Stithians

    This long established rally was known previously as the West of England Steam Rally. Expect almost one hundred full size and miniature steam engines from all over the country. There are stunning showmen’s engines with their gleaming twisted brass, road rollers, ploughing engines, heavy haulage road locomotives and agricultural traction engines.

    What happens?

    For three days stunning showmen’s engines with their gleaming twisted brass, road rollers, ploughing engines, heavy haulage road locomotives and agricultural traction engines descend on the showground. Lots of steam engine crews having fun driving around the site and showing what the engines were designed to do.

    How can you take part?

    There is something for all the family with trade stands, a model and craft marquee, vintage cars, tractors, commercial vehicles, steam cars, military vehicles, motorcycles, heavy horses and stationary engines. There is a working and rural section which shows how farm work used to be done in days gone by with a number of demonstrations including wood sawing and threshing,  mainly driven by steam. In the main ring you can watch working horse demonstrations, hawking displays and a dog agility show and you can even have a go in the sheaf pitching contest. Brass bands, choirs, Morris men and cloggers provide the music and there is also an old time fun fair along with entertainers around the site to keep the children happy.

    Cornish Steam & Country Fair
    Stithians Show Ground
    Stithians
    Truro
    Cornwall
    TR3 7HL

    07729 816888

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Become a Red Panda Ranger this August - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    At Paradise Park this August there is a fun and educational Red Panda Quiz to learn about these endangered animals in the wild and the individual characters who live at the Park. Do the quiz and claim your exclusive Red Panda Ranger badge!

    Paradise Park is home to a family of these adorable bamboo loving pandas. Just like Giant Pandas, Red Pandas have an extra “thumb”, which is actually an enlarged bone designed to grab and hold bamboo stems, and they can eat up to 200,000 bamboo leaves daily!

    There is a special Red Panda talk at 2pm most days in August (please check the ‘talks’ board when you enter for confirmation) where keepers will encourage them to come down from trees so people can see them better, plus show off some of their training which helps when the vet comes in to do health checks. There will also be a few souvenir items available to purchase and a prize draw. Money raised will go to a special project to create a ‘Red Panda Protected Forest’ in Nepal, run by the www.RedPandaNetwork.org. Normal entry price apply. More info on the event here

    The Park will also be highlighting their very special RED PANDA EXPERIENCES which are now available! You can book a 30-minute session to go behind the scenes and into the enclosure for a close encounter! You will be able to feed, stroke, and in most cases, the pandas are happy to sit on your lap! For full details please click here
     

     

  • Bodmin & Wenford Railway

    First Class Steam-hauled Dining Train - Bodmin & Wenford Railway

    Why not treat your partner, family or friends to a meal with a difference on board our First Class steam-hauled dining train?

    Excellent food and drink, together with first class dining service on a steam-hauled train provide a unique and memorable experience. A full three-course meal, with tea/coffee and mints, is served to your table, and a selection of wines, beers, spirits and also non-alcoholic drinks may be purchased (contact us if you have any special dietary requirements).

    The Cornish Belle Dining Train departs from Bodmin General station  for a 13-mile return journey through the Cornish countryside lasting approximately two hours.

    TICKETS: The fare is £39.50 per person (£30.00 for Children aged 3-16).

    Lunchtime trains depart at 12.35 (Christmas Lunch 12.30) and evening trains at 19.00.

    LUNCHEON TRAINS
    April 9th & 23rd
    May 7th and 21st
    September 10th
    October 8th

    EVENING TRAINS
    June 3rd & 30th
    July 7th and 29th
    August 4th, 18th and 25th

    FESTIVE LUNCHEON TRAINS
    December 3rd, 10th, 17th and 23rd.

    To BOOK please call 01208 73555 or book online here


     

  • Cornish Seal Sanctuary

    Seal Cadets - Cornish Seal Sanctuary

    Seal Cadets is back for the summer with new penguin and otter activities!

    From July 22nd—Sept 2nd, you can join us and become a Seal Cadet. Find out what it takes to protect our oceans and care for marine mammals.

    Learn how to rescue seal pups and practice on our life-sized fake pup, Paloma! Make a pledge to the oceans— how will you help to save marine life today?

    Join us from 10—5 every day in the summer and take part in a variety of activities, as well as meeting all our usual faces and learning more about them.

    Book online for fantastic savings www.visitsealife.com/gweek/tickets

  • Eden Project

    Journey into Space at Eden - Eden Project

    This suimmer, get ready to boldy go where no visitor has gone before, when you jouney into space at Eden. Explore our solar system and uncover the secrets of the universe - all in one epic day out in Cornwall.

    There's so much to see and do at Eden this summer, here's what we have on offer:

    Eden Astronaut Academy

    Begin your intergalactic adventure at our Astronaut Academy, where you'll find out if you've got what it takes to become an Eden Astronaut.Defy gravity on the inflatable moon walk, and take on mind-bending space puzzles designed to test your astronaut skills to the limit.

    Solar System Safari

    Training complete, emark on a Solar System Safari, an immersive journey through space. Your senses will be reeling from the incredible sights and sounds as you explore the environment of each unique planet - including the eeriness of Mercury, the heat of the sun, and the fieriness of Venus - before returning to Earth, our beautiful planet that's uniquely placed to support life.

    Alien Encounter

    Look out for some mysterious aliens who have crash-landed here at Eden. We're working on a way to communicate with these mysterious life forms - can you help us decode their signals and language? And what would you say if you had the chance?

    Virtual Reality Experience

    Roll up, roll up to see the most immersice show in the universe. Let us whisk you off on a 13.8 billion-year adventure to help discover answers to the burning questions: What are we made of? Where did it all come from?

    Storytelling

    Get lost in a world of space-themed storytelling as you blast off on a madcap mission to the International Space Station, in a show full of laughs - and a little bit of science - The Great Cornish Take Off is a must for all ages!

    Meet the Experts

    Throughout the summer we'll be joined by a variety of experts and enthusiasts - including our friends from the European Space Agency and the National Space Academy - for inspirational tales of space endeavours and exploration. Find out what it's like to live like an astronaut, hear all about the mission to mars and whether alien life really exists. Kids could even get the chance to learn from Maddie Moate, children's presenter of Cbeebies' Did You Know?

    Freaky Space Plants

    Find out about crops we might want to grow in space in the future and be amazed by freaky plant displays as you venture into our Biomes and across site and explore our Outdoor Gardens.

    Need to Know

    We're open late until 8pm Monday to Thursday, so you can choose to visit us for the whole day or just stop by on your way home from the beach.

    We also offer pre-bookable relaxed sessions for children with sensory abd communication needs or learning disabilities who may benefit from a more informal experience. Available on Friday and Sunday mornings, wee website for details.

    Journey into Space is included with Eden admission. For more information, please visit edenproject.com/space.

     

Saturday, August 19, 2017

  • Fowey

    Regatta & Carnival Week - Fowey

    For one week each August the usually tranquil town of Fowey attracts thousands of visitors who flock there for the Fowey Royal Regatta, one of Britain’s premier sailing events. It is also a fun-filled week for all the family – sailors and landlubbers alike.

    What happens?

    One of the highlights is always an amazing display over the harbour by the Red Arrows who have been making an annual appearance at the regatta for over 30 years. Other main events include the Carnival with a colourful parade of floats, walkers in fancy dress and marching bands, a fantastic firework displays over the river, live music on the Town Quay, and of course racing on the water every day – not only the serious stuff, but raft and gig racing as well.

    How can you take part?

    Over the many years the Regatta has been running, the regatta has attracted many visitors, including Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and Queen Elizabeth 11 and is recommended as a must see event by Debrett’s, the authority on all matters of taste. Fowey’s location, perched above a magnificent harbour, provides a natural arena to watch the sailing from and in the town’s winding old streets you’ll find plenty of activities to entertain. There’s the traditional crowning of the carnival queen followed by the floral dance, you can compete in the crab catching and swimming competitions, experience the giant pasty ceremony, get caught up in the exuberance of the carnival, watch the magical torch light dinghy procession on the water and spend the evenings on the harbour listening to performances ranging from The Last Night of the Proms to rock.

    Fowey Regatta & Carnival Week
    Various venues around Fowey
    Fowey
    Cornwall
    PL23 1AT

    01726 833573

    Visit WEBSITE

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Dinosaur Quiz Trail - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Back by popular demand, Paradise Park’s Dinosaur Quiz Trail runs from May to September.

    Just like birds, many dinosaurs had feathers and laid eggs!

    In between meeting the birds in the aviaries and at the free flying shows you can explore the grounds on your own dinosaur expedition. Search for the dinosaurs and their eggs, answer all the questions and we will award you our special ‘Paradise Park Professor of Palaeontology’ certificate and your own mini model dinosaur!”


     

  • Stithians

    Steam & Country Fair - Stithians

    This long established rally was known previously as the West of England Steam Rally. Expect almost one hundred full size and miniature steam engines from all over the country. There are stunning showmen’s engines with their gleaming twisted brass, road rollers, ploughing engines, heavy haulage road locomotives and agricultural traction engines.

    What happens?

    For three days stunning showmen’s engines with their gleaming twisted brass, road rollers, ploughing engines, heavy haulage road locomotives and agricultural traction engines descend on the showground. Lots of steam engine crews having fun driving around the site and showing what the engines were designed to do.

    How can you take part?

    There is something for all the family with trade stands, a model and craft marquee, vintage cars, tractors, commercial vehicles, steam cars, military vehicles, motorcycles, heavy horses and stationary engines. There is a working and rural section which shows how farm work used to be done in days gone by with a number of demonstrations including wood sawing and threshing,  mainly driven by steam. In the main ring you can watch working horse demonstrations, hawking displays and a dog agility show and you can even have a go in the sheaf pitching contest. Brass bands, choirs, Morris men and cloggers provide the music and there is also an old time fun fair along with entertainers around the site to keep the children happy.

    Cornish Steam & Country Fair
    Stithians Show Ground
    Stithians
    Truro
    Cornwall
    TR3 7HL

    07729 816888

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Bude

    Carnival - Bude

    What's it all about?

    Bude Carnival dates from 1920 when it was held on Thursday, 2nd December. Events included a Grand Torch-Light Procession, a Grand Masked Confetti Fete, Hourly Concerts by four Jolly Sailor Men and an Exhibition of War Trophies. The grand sum of £34.16s.7d. was collected with Stratton Cottage Hospital being one of the main beneficiaries.

    The tradition of a Winter Evening Carnival continued up to 1938 when the 1939 Carnival was postponed due to the outbreak of war. The first Carnival after the war was held on August Bank Holiday 1946 when as well as a Carnival Queen there was also a Carnival King, two pages and seven attendants, quite a turnout!

    There has been a Bude Carnival every year since though it is now held on the third Saturday of August. Money collected on the day, after expenses, is donated to local charities and organisations.

    What happens?

    Afternoon events start at 2:00pm at the Castle Grounds. The procession leaves the Wharf at 6:30pm. During the procession traffic restrictions will operate around the town. Starting at 2pm with events all day. Judging starts at 5.45 and the procession leaves the Lower Wharf at 6.30. Each year the carnival is given a new theme.

    How can you take part?

    You can take part in teh carnival by completing a form on the Carnival WEBSITE, or come along and cheer the participants on, carnival route is also on the Carnival WEBSITE.

    Bude Carnival
    The Crescent
    Bude
    Cornwall
    EX23 8LE

    01288 354066


     

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Become a Red Panda Ranger this August - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    At Paradise Park this August there is a fun and educational Red Panda Quiz to learn about these endangered animals in the wild and the individual characters who live at the Park. Do the quiz and claim your exclusive Red Panda Ranger badge!

    Paradise Park is home to a family of these adorable bamboo loving pandas. Just like Giant Pandas, Red Pandas have an extra “thumb”, which is actually an enlarged bone designed to grab and hold bamboo stems, and they can eat up to 200,000 bamboo leaves daily!

    There is a special Red Panda talk at 2pm most days in August (please check the ‘talks’ board when you enter for confirmation) where keepers will encourage them to come down from trees so people can see them better, plus show off some of their training which helps when the vet comes in to do health checks. There will also be a few souvenir items available to purchase and a prize draw. Money raised will go to a special project to create a ‘Red Panda Protected Forest’ in Nepal, run by the www.RedPandaNetwork.org. Normal entry price apply. More info on the event here

    The Park will also be highlighting their very special RED PANDA EXPERIENCES which are now available! You can book a 30-minute session to go behind the scenes and into the enclosure for a close encounter! You will be able to feed, stroke, and in most cases, the pandas are happy to sit on your lap! For full details please click here
     

     

  • Cornish Seal Sanctuary

    Seal Cadets - Cornish Seal Sanctuary

    Seal Cadets is back for the summer with new penguin and otter activities!

    From July 22nd—Sept 2nd, you can join us and become a Seal Cadet. Find out what it takes to protect our oceans and care for marine mammals.

    Learn how to rescue seal pups and practice on our life-sized fake pup, Paloma! Make a pledge to the oceans— how will you help to save marine life today?

    Join us from 10—5 every day in the summer and take part in a variety of activities, as well as meeting all our usual faces and learning more about them.

    Book online for fantastic savings www.visitsealife.com/gweek/tickets

  • Eden Project

    Journey into Space at Eden - Eden Project

    This suimmer, get ready to boldy go where no visitor has gone before, when you jouney into space at Eden. Explore our solar system and uncover the secrets of the universe - all in one epic day out in Cornwall.

    There's so much to see and do at Eden this summer, here's what we have on offer:

    Eden Astronaut Academy

    Begin your intergalactic adventure at our Astronaut Academy, where you'll find out if you've got what it takes to become an Eden Astronaut.Defy gravity on the inflatable moon walk, and take on mind-bending space puzzles designed to test your astronaut skills to the limit.

    Solar System Safari

    Training complete, emark on a Solar System Safari, an immersive journey through space. Your senses will be reeling from the incredible sights and sounds as you explore the environment of each unique planet - including the eeriness of Mercury, the heat of the sun, and the fieriness of Venus - before returning to Earth, our beautiful planet that's uniquely placed to support life.

    Alien Encounter

    Look out for some mysterious aliens who have crash-landed here at Eden. We're working on a way to communicate with these mysterious life forms - can you help us decode their signals and language? And what would you say if you had the chance?

    Virtual Reality Experience

    Roll up, roll up to see the most immersice show in the universe. Let us whisk you off on a 13.8 billion-year adventure to help discover answers to the burning questions: What are we made of? Where did it all come from?

    Storytelling

    Get lost in a world of space-themed storytelling as you blast off on a madcap mission to the International Space Station, in a show full of laughs - and a little bit of science - The Great Cornish Take Off is a must for all ages!

    Meet the Experts

    Throughout the summer we'll be joined by a variety of experts and enthusiasts - including our friends from the European Space Agency and the National Space Academy - for inspirational tales of space endeavours and exploration. Find out what it's like to live like an astronaut, hear all about the mission to mars and whether alien life really exists. Kids could even get the chance to learn from Maddie Moate, children's presenter of Cbeebies' Did You Know?

    Freaky Space Plants

    Find out about crops we might want to grow in space in the future and be amazed by freaky plant displays as you venture into our Biomes and across site and explore our Outdoor Gardens.

    Need to Know

    We're open late until 8pm Monday to Thursday, so you can choose to visit us for the whole day or just stop by on your way home from the beach.

    We also offer pre-bookable relaxed sessions for children with sensory abd communication needs or learning disabilities who may benefit from a more informal experience. Available on Friday and Sunday mornings, wee website for details.

    Journey into Space is included with Eden admission. For more information, please visit edenproject.com/space.

     

Sunday, August 20, 2017

  • Mevagissey

    St Ewe Country Fair - Mevagissey

    This is  a traditional rural event which deliberately kept at a reasonable size to maintain its charm and character. It is a very popular annual occasion for locals with many of the parish being involved in its running but it also attracts folks from around Cornwall and on holiday. Indeed, some visitors book their holiday to coincide with the fair each year. The last fair attracted well over 1000 adults plus youngsters.

    They have side shows such as a coconut shie and ferret racing and traditional fairground rides. Mr Punch is one of the visitors to the popular children's marquee and the horticultural tent puts on a fine competitive show which everyone is invited to enter. The food and crafts tent together with outside stalls sell a great variety of local fayre.

    You won't go hungry as they serve home made Cornish cream teas and fresh coffee in the village hall and have a large food marquee serving home cooked goodies from early morning bacon to lunchtime meals. There is a licensed bar serving amongst other drinks Skinners famous real ales, and of course ice cream.

    You should see collections of fowl, farm livestock and birds of prey. They gather an impressive group of vintage tractors which can usually be persuaded to start for an impressive arena display. Other events in the arena this year should include; a birds of prey display, heavy horses, working sheep dogs, Bugle Silver Band and the famous Tug 'o' War for which they invite guest teams and there is a children's 'pull'.

    It's a country show, dogs are very welcome and they'll encourage you to enter them in one of the categories in the Fun Dog Show.

    They want everyone to enjoy a good day out at a reasonable cost, especially families, so under 16's get in free and adults for just £5. All profits go to charity and since 2005 they have raised over £44,000. This year they will be supporting local charities and good causes.

    For those of you who might like to be more involved, stalls can be booked via email or Facebook contact, other contributors should make contact via email or phone and they always welcome help before during and after the fair as running the event is all voluntary.

    They look forward to seeing you in August!

    St Ewe Country Fair
    St Ewe Village Hall and surrounding fields
    St Austell
    Cornwall
    PL26 6EY

    01726 843947

    Visit WEBSITE

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Dinosaur Quiz Trail - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Back by popular demand, Paradise Park’s Dinosaur Quiz Trail runs from May to September.

    Just like birds, many dinosaurs had feathers and laid eggs!

    In between meeting the birds in the aviaries and at the free flying shows you can explore the grounds on your own dinosaur expedition. Search for the dinosaurs and their eggs, answer all the questions and we will award you our special ‘Paradise Park Professor of Palaeontology’ certificate and your own mini model dinosaur!”


     

  • Stithians

    Steam & Country Fair - Stithians

    This long established rally was known previously as the West of England Steam Rally. Expect almost one hundred full size and miniature steam engines from all over the country. There are stunning showmen’s engines with their gleaming twisted brass, road rollers, ploughing engines, heavy haulage road locomotives and agricultural traction engines.

    What happens?

    For three days stunning showmen’s engines with their gleaming twisted brass, road rollers, ploughing engines, heavy haulage road locomotives and agricultural traction engines descend on the showground. Lots of steam engine crews having fun driving around the site and showing what the engines were designed to do.

    How can you take part?

    There is something for all the family with trade stands, a model and craft marquee, vintage cars, tractors, commercial vehicles, steam cars, military vehicles, motorcycles, heavy horses and stationary engines. There is a working and rural section which shows how farm work used to be done in days gone by with a number of demonstrations including wood sawing and threshing,  mainly driven by steam. In the main ring you can watch working horse demonstrations, hawking displays and a dog agility show and you can even have a go in the sheaf pitching contest. Brass bands, choirs, Morris men and cloggers provide the music and there is also an old time fun fair along with entertainers around the site to keep the children happy.

    Cornish Steam & Country Fair
    Stithians Show Ground
    Stithians
    Truro
    Cornwall
    TR3 7HL

    07729 816888

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Become a Red Panda Ranger this August - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    At Paradise Park this August there is a fun and educational Red Panda Quiz to learn about these endangered animals in the wild and the individual characters who live at the Park. Do the quiz and claim your exclusive Red Panda Ranger badge!

    Paradise Park is home to a family of these adorable bamboo loving pandas. Just like Giant Pandas, Red Pandas have an extra “thumb”, which is actually an enlarged bone designed to grab and hold bamboo stems, and they can eat up to 200,000 bamboo leaves daily!

    There is a special Red Panda talk at 2pm most days in August (please check the ‘talks’ board when you enter for confirmation) where keepers will encourage them to come down from trees so people can see them better, plus show off some of their training which helps when the vet comes in to do health checks. There will also be a few souvenir items available to purchase and a prize draw. Money raised will go to a special project to create a ‘Red Panda Protected Forest’ in Nepal, run by the www.RedPandaNetwork.org. Normal entry price apply. More info on the event here

    The Park will also be highlighting their very special RED PANDA EXPERIENCES which are now available! You can book a 30-minute session to go behind the scenes and into the enclosure for a close encounter! You will be able to feed, stroke, and in most cases, the pandas are happy to sit on your lap! For full details please click here
     

     

  • Cornish Seal Sanctuary

    Seal Cadets - Cornish Seal Sanctuary

    Seal Cadets is back for the summer with new penguin and otter activities!

    From July 22nd—Sept 2nd, you can join us and become a Seal Cadet. Find out what it takes to protect our oceans and care for marine mammals.

    Learn how to rescue seal pups and practice on our life-sized fake pup, Paloma! Make a pledge to the oceans— how will you help to save marine life today?

    Join us from 10—5 every day in the summer and take part in a variety of activities, as well as meeting all our usual faces and learning more about them.

    Book online for fantastic savings www.visitsealife.com/gweek/tickets

  • Eden Project

    Journey into Space at Eden - Eden Project

    This suimmer, get ready to boldy go where no visitor has gone before, when you jouney into space at Eden. Explore our solar system and uncover the secrets of the universe - all in one epic day out in Cornwall.

    There's so much to see and do at Eden this summer, here's what we have on offer:

    Eden Astronaut Academy

    Begin your intergalactic adventure at our Astronaut Academy, where you'll find out if you've got what it takes to become an Eden Astronaut.Defy gravity on the inflatable moon walk, and take on mind-bending space puzzles designed to test your astronaut skills to the limit.

    Solar System Safari

    Training complete, emark on a Solar System Safari, an immersive journey through space. Your senses will be reeling from the incredible sights and sounds as you explore the environment of each unique planet - including the eeriness of Mercury, the heat of the sun, and the fieriness of Venus - before returning to Earth, our beautiful planet that's uniquely placed to support life.

    Alien Encounter

    Look out for some mysterious aliens who have crash-landed here at Eden. We're working on a way to communicate with these mysterious life forms - can you help us decode their signals and language? And what would you say if you had the chance?

    Virtual Reality Experience

    Roll up, roll up to see the most immersice show in the universe. Let us whisk you off on a 13.8 billion-year adventure to help discover answers to the burning questions: What are we made of? Where did it all come from?

    Storytelling

    Get lost in a world of space-themed storytelling as you blast off on a madcap mission to the International Space Station, in a show full of laughs - and a little bit of science - The Great Cornish Take Off is a must for all ages!

    Meet the Experts

    Throughout the summer we'll be joined by a variety of experts and enthusiasts - including our friends from the European Space Agency and the National Space Academy - for inspirational tales of space endeavours and exploration. Find out what it's like to live like an astronaut, hear all about the mission to mars and whether alien life really exists. Kids could even get the chance to learn from Maddie Moate, children's presenter of Cbeebies' Did You Know?

    Freaky Space Plants

    Find out about crops we might want to grow in space in the future and be amazed by freaky plant displays as you venture into our Biomes and across site and explore our Outdoor Gardens.

    Need to Know

    We're open late until 8pm Monday to Thursday, so you can choose to visit us for the whole day or just stop by on your way home from the beach.

    We also offer pre-bookable relaxed sessions for children with sensory abd communication needs or learning disabilities who may benefit from a more informal experience. Available on Friday and Sunday mornings, wee website for details.

    Journey into Space is included with Eden admission. For more information, please visit edenproject.com/space.

     

Monday, August 21, 2017

  • Mevagissey

    St Ewe Country Fair - Mevagissey

    This is  a traditional rural event which deliberately kept at a reasonable size to maintain its charm and character. It is a very popular annual occasion for locals with many of the parish being involved in its running but it also attracts folks from around Cornwall and on holiday. Indeed, some visitors book their holiday to coincide with the fair each year. The last fair attracted well over 1000 adults plus youngsters.

    They have side shows such as a coconut shie and ferret racing and traditional fairground rides. Mr Punch is one of the visitors to the popular children's marquee and the horticultural tent puts on a fine competitive show which everyone is invited to enter. The food and crafts tent together with outside stalls sell a great variety of local fayre.

    You won't go hungry as they serve home made Cornish cream teas and fresh coffee in the village hall and have a large food marquee serving home cooked goodies from early morning bacon to lunchtime meals. There is a licensed bar serving amongst other drinks Skinners famous real ales, and of course ice cream.

    You should see collections of fowl, farm livestock and birds of prey. They gather an impressive group of vintage tractors which can usually be persuaded to start for an impressive arena display. Other events in the arena this year should include; a birds of prey display, heavy horses, working sheep dogs, Bugle Silver Band and the famous Tug 'o' War for which they invite guest teams and there is a children's 'pull'.

    It's a country show, dogs are very welcome and they'll encourage you to enter them in one of the categories in the Fun Dog Show.

    They want everyone to enjoy a good day out at a reasonable cost, especially families, so under 16's get in free and adults for just £5. All profits go to charity and since 2005 they have raised over £44,000. This year they will be supporting local charities and good causes.

    For those of you who might like to be more involved, stalls can be booked via email or Facebook contact, other contributors should make contact via email or phone and they always welcome help before during and after the fair as running the event is all voluntary.

    They look forward to seeing you in August!

    St Ewe Country Fair
    St Ewe Village Hall and surrounding fields
    St Austell
    Cornwall
    PL26 6EY

    01726 843947

    Visit WEBSITE

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Dinosaur Quiz Trail - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Back by popular demand, Paradise Park’s Dinosaur Quiz Trail runs from May to September.

    Just like birds, many dinosaurs had feathers and laid eggs!

    In between meeting the birds in the aviaries and at the free flying shows you can explore the grounds on your own dinosaur expedition. Search for the dinosaurs and their eggs, answer all the questions and we will award you our special ‘Paradise Park Professor of Palaeontology’ certificate and your own mini model dinosaur!”


     

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Become a Red Panda Ranger this August - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    At Paradise Park this August there is a fun and educational Red Panda Quiz to learn about these endangered animals in the wild and the individual characters who live at the Park. Do the quiz and claim your exclusive Red Panda Ranger badge!

    Paradise Park is home to a family of these adorable bamboo loving pandas. Just like Giant Pandas, Red Pandas have an extra “thumb”, which is actually an enlarged bone designed to grab and hold bamboo stems, and they can eat up to 200,000 bamboo leaves daily!

    There is a special Red Panda talk at 2pm most days in August (please check the ‘talks’ board when you enter for confirmation) where keepers will encourage them to come down from trees so people can see them better, plus show off some of their training which helps when the vet comes in to do health checks. There will also be a few souvenir items available to purchase and a prize draw. Money raised will go to a special project to create a ‘Red Panda Protected Forest’ in Nepal, run by the www.RedPandaNetwork.org. Normal entry price apply. More info on the event here

    The Park will also be highlighting their very special RED PANDA EXPERIENCES which are now available! You can book a 30-minute session to go behind the scenes and into the enclosure for a close encounter! You will be able to feed, stroke, and in most cases, the pandas are happy to sit on your lap! For full details please click here
     

     

  • Cornish Seal Sanctuary

    Seal Cadets - Cornish Seal Sanctuary

    Seal Cadets is back for the summer with new penguin and otter activities!

    From July 22nd—Sept 2nd, you can join us and become a Seal Cadet. Find out what it takes to protect our oceans and care for marine mammals.

    Learn how to rescue seal pups and practice on our life-sized fake pup, Paloma! Make a pledge to the oceans— how will you help to save marine life today?

    Join us from 10—5 every day in the summer and take part in a variety of activities, as well as meeting all our usual faces and learning more about them.

    Book online for fantastic savings www.visitsealife.com/gweek/tickets

  • Eden Project

    Journey into Space at Eden - Eden Project

    This suimmer, get ready to boldy go where no visitor has gone before, when you jouney into space at Eden. Explore our solar system and uncover the secrets of the universe - all in one epic day out in Cornwall.

    There's so much to see and do at Eden this summer, here's what we have on offer:

    Eden Astronaut Academy

    Begin your intergalactic adventure at our Astronaut Academy, where you'll find out if you've got what it takes to become an Eden Astronaut.Defy gravity on the inflatable moon walk, and take on mind-bending space puzzles designed to test your astronaut skills to the limit.

    Solar System Safari

    Training complete, emark on a Solar System Safari, an immersive journey through space. Your senses will be reeling from the incredible sights and sounds as you explore the environment of each unique planet - including the eeriness of Mercury, the heat of the sun, and the fieriness of Venus - before returning to Earth, our beautiful planet that's uniquely placed to support life.

    Alien Encounter

    Look out for some mysterious aliens who have crash-landed here at Eden. We're working on a way to communicate with these mysterious life forms - can you help us decode their signals and language? And what would you say if you had the chance?

    Virtual Reality Experience

    Roll up, roll up to see the most immersice show in the universe. Let us whisk you off on a 13.8 billion-year adventure to help discover answers to the burning questions: What are we made of? Where did it all come from?

    Storytelling

    Get lost in a world of space-themed storytelling as you blast off on a madcap mission to the International Space Station, in a show full of laughs - and a little bit of science - The Great Cornish Take Off is a must for all ages!

    Meet the Experts

    Throughout the summer we'll be joined by a variety of experts and enthusiasts - including our friends from the European Space Agency and the National Space Academy - for inspirational tales of space endeavours and exploration. Find out what it's like to live like an astronaut, hear all about the mission to mars and whether alien life really exists. Kids could even get the chance to learn from Maddie Moate, children's presenter of Cbeebies' Did You Know?

    Freaky Space Plants

    Find out about crops we might want to grow in space in the future and be amazed by freaky plant displays as you venture into our Biomes and across site and explore our Outdoor Gardens.

    Need to Know

    We're open late until 8pm Monday to Thursday, so you can choose to visit us for the whole day or just stop by on your way home from the beach.

    We also offer pre-bookable relaxed sessions for children with sensory abd communication needs or learning disabilities who may benefit from a more informal experience. Available on Friday and Sunday mornings, wee website for details.

    Journey into Space is included with Eden admission. For more information, please visit edenproject.com/space.

     

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Dinosaur Quiz Trail - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Back by popular demand, Paradise Park’s Dinosaur Quiz Trail runs from May to September.

    Just like birds, many dinosaurs had feathers and laid eggs!

    In between meeting the birds in the aviaries and at the free flying shows you can explore the grounds on your own dinosaur expedition. Search for the dinosaurs and their eggs, answer all the questions and we will award you our special ‘Paradise Park Professor of Palaeontology’ certificate and your own mini model dinosaur!”


     

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Become a Red Panda Ranger this August - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    At Paradise Park this August there is a fun and educational Red Panda Quiz to learn about these endangered animals in the wild and the individual characters who live at the Park. Do the quiz and claim your exclusive Red Panda Ranger badge!

    Paradise Park is home to a family of these adorable bamboo loving pandas. Just like Giant Pandas, Red Pandas have an extra “thumb”, which is actually an enlarged bone designed to grab and hold bamboo stems, and they can eat up to 200,000 bamboo leaves daily!

    There is a special Red Panda talk at 2pm most days in August (please check the ‘talks’ board when you enter for confirmation) where keepers will encourage them to come down from trees so people can see them better, plus show off some of their training which helps when the vet comes in to do health checks. There will also be a few souvenir items available to purchase and a prize draw. Money raised will go to a special project to create a ‘Red Panda Protected Forest’ in Nepal, run by the www.RedPandaNetwork.org. Normal entry price apply. More info on the event here

    The Park will also be highlighting their very special RED PANDA EXPERIENCES which are now available! You can book a 30-minute session to go behind the scenes and into the enclosure for a close encounter! You will be able to feed, stroke, and in most cases, the pandas are happy to sit on your lap! For full details please click here
     

     

  • Cornish Seal Sanctuary

    Seal Cadets - Cornish Seal Sanctuary

    Seal Cadets is back for the summer with new penguin and otter activities!

    From July 22nd—Sept 2nd, you can join us and become a Seal Cadet. Find out what it takes to protect our oceans and care for marine mammals.

    Learn how to rescue seal pups and practice on our life-sized fake pup, Paloma! Make a pledge to the oceans— how will you help to save marine life today?

    Join us from 10—5 every day in the summer and take part in a variety of activities, as well as meeting all our usual faces and learning more about them.

    Book online for fantastic savings www.visitsealife.com/gweek/tickets

  • Eden Project

    Journey into Space at Eden - Eden Project

    This suimmer, get ready to boldy go where no visitor has gone before, when you jouney into space at Eden. Explore our solar system and uncover the secrets of the universe - all in one epic day out in Cornwall.

    There's so much to see and do at Eden this summer, here's what we have on offer:

    Eden Astronaut Academy

    Begin your intergalactic adventure at our Astronaut Academy, where you'll find out if you've got what it takes to become an Eden Astronaut.Defy gravity on the inflatable moon walk, and take on mind-bending space puzzles designed to test your astronaut skills to the limit.

    Solar System Safari

    Training complete, emark on a Solar System Safari, an immersive journey through space. Your senses will be reeling from the incredible sights and sounds as you explore the environment of each unique planet - including the eeriness of Mercury, the heat of the sun, and the fieriness of Venus - before returning to Earth, our beautiful planet that's uniquely placed to support life.

    Alien Encounter

    Look out for some mysterious aliens who have crash-landed here at Eden. We're working on a way to communicate with these mysterious life forms - can you help us decode their signals and language? And what would you say if you had the chance?

    Virtual Reality Experience

    Roll up, roll up to see the most immersice show in the universe. Let us whisk you off on a 13.8 billion-year adventure to help discover answers to the burning questions: What are we made of? Where did it all come from?

    Storytelling

    Get lost in a world of space-themed storytelling as you blast off on a madcap mission to the International Space Station, in a show full of laughs - and a little bit of science - The Great Cornish Take Off is a must for all ages!

    Meet the Experts

    Throughout the summer we'll be joined by a variety of experts and enthusiasts - including our friends from the European Space Agency and the National Space Academy - for inspirational tales of space endeavours and exploration. Find out what it's like to live like an astronaut, hear all about the mission to mars and whether alien life really exists. Kids could even get the chance to learn from Maddie Moate, children's presenter of Cbeebies' Did You Know?

    Freaky Space Plants

    Find out about crops we might want to grow in space in the future and be amazed by freaky plant displays as you venture into our Biomes and across site and explore our Outdoor Gardens.

    Need to Know

    We're open late until 8pm Monday to Thursday, so you can choose to visit us for the whole day or just stop by on your way home from the beach.

    We also offer pre-bookable relaxed sessions for children with sensory abd communication needs or learning disabilities who may benefit from a more informal experience. Available on Friday and Sunday mornings, wee website for details.

    Journey into Space is included with Eden admission. For more information, please visit edenproject.com/space.

     

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Dinosaur Quiz Trail - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Back by popular demand, Paradise Park’s Dinosaur Quiz Trail runs from May to September.

    Just like birds, many dinosaurs had feathers and laid eggs!

    In between meeting the birds in the aviaries and at the free flying shows you can explore the grounds on your own dinosaur expedition. Search for the dinosaurs and their eggs, answer all the questions and we will award you our special ‘Paradise Park Professor of Palaeontology’ certificate and your own mini model dinosaur!”


     

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Become a Red Panda Ranger this August - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    At Paradise Park this August there is a fun and educational Red Panda Quiz to learn about these endangered animals in the wild and the individual characters who live at the Park. Do the quiz and claim your exclusive Red Panda Ranger badge!

    Paradise Park is home to a family of these adorable bamboo loving pandas. Just like Giant Pandas, Red Pandas have an extra “thumb”, which is actually an enlarged bone designed to grab and hold bamboo stems, and they can eat up to 200,000 bamboo leaves daily!

    There is a special Red Panda talk at 2pm most days in August (please check the ‘talks’ board when you enter for confirmation) where keepers will encourage them to come down from trees so people can see them better, plus show off some of their training which helps when the vet comes in to do health checks. There will also be a few souvenir items available to purchase and a prize draw. Money raised will go to a special project to create a ‘Red Panda Protected Forest’ in Nepal, run by the www.RedPandaNetwork.org. Normal entry price apply. More info on the event here

    The Park will also be highlighting their very special RED PANDA EXPERIENCES which are now available! You can book a 30-minute session to go behind the scenes and into the enclosure for a close encounter! You will be able to feed, stroke, and in most cases, the pandas are happy to sit on your lap! For full details please click here
     

     

  • Cornish Seal Sanctuary

    Seal Cadets - Cornish Seal Sanctuary

    Seal Cadets is back for the summer with new penguin and otter activities!

    From July 22nd—Sept 2nd, you can join us and become a Seal Cadet. Find out what it takes to protect our oceans and care for marine mammals.

    Learn how to rescue seal pups and practice on our life-sized fake pup, Paloma! Make a pledge to the oceans— how will you help to save marine life today?

    Join us from 10—5 every day in the summer and take part in a variety of activities, as well as meeting all our usual faces and learning more about them.

    Book online for fantastic savings www.visitsealife.com/gweek/tickets

  • Eden Project

    Journey into Space at Eden - Eden Project

    This suimmer, get ready to boldy go where no visitor has gone before, when you jouney into space at Eden. Explore our solar system and uncover the secrets of the universe - all in one epic day out in Cornwall.

    There's so much to see and do at Eden this summer, here's what we have on offer:

    Eden Astronaut Academy

    Begin your intergalactic adventure at our Astronaut Academy, where you'll find out if you've got what it takes to become an Eden Astronaut.Defy gravity on the inflatable moon walk, and take on mind-bending space puzzles designed to test your astronaut skills to the limit.

    Solar System Safari

    Training complete, emark on a Solar System Safari, an immersive journey through space. Your senses will be reeling from the incredible sights and sounds as you explore the environment of each unique planet - including the eeriness of Mercury, the heat of the sun, and the fieriness of Venus - before returning to Earth, our beautiful planet that's uniquely placed to support life.

    Alien Encounter

    Look out for some mysterious aliens who have crash-landed here at Eden. We're working on a way to communicate with these mysterious life forms - can you help us decode their signals and language? And what would you say if you had the chance?

    Virtual Reality Experience

    Roll up, roll up to see the most immersice show in the universe. Let us whisk you off on a 13.8 billion-year adventure to help discover answers to the burning questions: What are we made of? Where did it all come from?

    Storytelling

    Get lost in a world of space-themed storytelling as you blast off on a madcap mission to the International Space Station, in a show full of laughs - and a little bit of science - The Great Cornish Take Off is a must for all ages!

    Meet the Experts

    Throughout the summer we'll be joined by a variety of experts and enthusiasts - including our friends from the European Space Agency and the National Space Academy - for inspirational tales of space endeavours and exploration. Find out what it's like to live like an astronaut, hear all about the mission to mars and whether alien life really exists. Kids could even get the chance to learn from Maddie Moate, children's presenter of Cbeebies' Did You Know?

    Freaky Space Plants

    Find out about crops we might want to grow in space in the future and be amazed by freaky plant displays as you venture into our Biomes and across site and explore our Outdoor Gardens.

    Need to Know

    We're open late until 8pm Monday to Thursday, so you can choose to visit us for the whole day or just stop by on your way home from the beach.

    We also offer pre-bookable relaxed sessions for children with sensory abd communication needs or learning disabilities who may benefit from a more informal experience. Available on Friday and Sunday mornings, wee website for details.

    Journey into Space is included with Eden admission. For more information, please visit edenproject.com/space.

     

Thursday, August 24, 2017

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Dinosaur Quiz Trail - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Back by popular demand, Paradise Park’s Dinosaur Quiz Trail runs from May to September.

    Just like birds, many dinosaurs had feathers and laid eggs!

    In between meeting the birds in the aviaries and at the free flying shows you can explore the grounds on your own dinosaur expedition. Search for the dinosaurs and their eggs, answer all the questions and we will award you our special ‘Paradise Park Professor of Palaeontology’ certificate and your own mini model dinosaur!”


     

  • Wadebridge

    Cornwall Folk Festival - Wadebridge

    Farm owner Tom Bray has been keen to support the local area and to get his quality cider out to as many visitors and locals to sample during the festival.

    A star studded cast will be performing alongside numerous Cornish musicians with afternoon and evening concerts in the Town Hall. A folk club will also be held each evening with many of our star performers opting from the main concert stage to perform alongside local singers and musicians doing " floor spots". Everybody is encouraged to attend at least one of concert or maybe the folk club as the revenue taken from these events enable us to sustain and maintain its future viability - so it is vital to make every effort to support one or some of our events please!

    There is an added addition of a free music Fringe Tent where regional, young bands and singers get a real chance to promote themselves. Some of the Bands who played here last year are on the main stage this year and have subsequently been booked by other festivals now as well. We pride ourselves in leading the field in promoting ( what we regard ) as our next generation of stars in the folk world! There are various "folk sessions " being held all around Wadebridge to support this policy with our veteran singers rubbing shoulders / encouraging with young new talent. Check out our numerous workshops by buying a programme or take the kids to the childrens events, watch our street entertainment, visit the Folk Arts/ Craft Fair or just indulge yourselves , chill out and participate in this great Summer Bank Holiday weekend event - Enjoy !

    What’s it all about?

    Now in its fourth decade, the former Wadebridge, now titled the Cornwall Folk Festival runs over three days in early August mixing local talent with acts from further afield to produce a varied programme of events to suit all tastes. The event draws musicians and fans alike from all over the UK to experience unique Cornish and Celtic musical heritage and dance culture. 

    What happens?

    The festival takes place at various venues in Wadebridge and the whole town is alive to the sound of music. Not only is there an international line up of folk from Cornwall and  Brittany to Africa and the USA but you’ll also find singers and instrument workshops, street entertainment, tune sharing sessions and children’s games and face painting.

    How can you take part?

    Get in the groove and join in the fun at concerts, ceilidhs, sessions and workshops. Cornwall benefits from some of the best weather in the UK but the Folk Festival differs from all others in that there’s the added advantage of all venues being undercover and in the warm. So if it's raining outside there's no problem as you can kick back and listen to some great folk music whilst sampling local Cornish food and enjoying a wide choice of Cornish real ales and ciders.

    Cornwall Folk Festival
    Town Hall and other venues
    Wadebridge
    Cornwall
    PL27 7AG

    01637 880604

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Become a Red Panda Ranger this August - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    At Paradise Park this August there is a fun and educational Red Panda Quiz to learn about these endangered animals in the wild and the individual characters who live at the Park. Do the quiz and claim your exclusive Red Panda Ranger badge!

    Paradise Park is home to a family of these adorable bamboo loving pandas. Just like Giant Pandas, Red Pandas have an extra “thumb”, which is actually an enlarged bone designed to grab and hold bamboo stems, and they can eat up to 200,000 bamboo leaves daily!

    There is a special Red Panda talk at 2pm most days in August (please check the ‘talks’ board when you enter for confirmation) where keepers will encourage them to come down from trees so people can see them better, plus show off some of their training which helps when the vet comes in to do health checks. There will also be a few souvenir items available to purchase and a prize draw. Money raised will go to a special project to create a ‘Red Panda Protected Forest’ in Nepal, run by the www.RedPandaNetwork.org. Normal entry price apply. More info on the event here

    The Park will also be highlighting their very special RED PANDA EXPERIENCES which are now available! You can book a 30-minute session to go behind the scenes and into the enclosure for a close encounter! You will be able to feed, stroke, and in most cases, the pandas are happy to sit on your lap! For full details please click here
     

     

  • Cornish Seal Sanctuary

    Seal Cadets - Cornish Seal Sanctuary

    Seal Cadets is back for the summer with new penguin and otter activities!

    From July 22nd—Sept 2nd, you can join us and become a Seal Cadet. Find out what it takes to protect our oceans and care for marine mammals.

    Learn how to rescue seal pups and practice on our life-sized fake pup, Paloma! Make a pledge to the oceans— how will you help to save marine life today?

    Join us from 10—5 every day in the summer and take part in a variety of activities, as well as meeting all our usual faces and learning more about them.

    Book online for fantastic savings www.visitsealife.com/gweek/tickets

  • Eden Project

    Journey into Space at Eden - Eden Project

    This suimmer, get ready to boldy go where no visitor has gone before, when you jouney into space at Eden. Explore our solar system and uncover the secrets of the universe - all in one epic day out in Cornwall.

    There's so much to see and do at Eden this summer, here's what we have on offer:

    Eden Astronaut Academy

    Begin your intergalactic adventure at our Astronaut Academy, where you'll find out if you've got what it takes to become an Eden Astronaut.Defy gravity on the inflatable moon walk, and take on mind-bending space puzzles designed to test your astronaut skills to the limit.

    Solar System Safari

    Training complete, emark on a Solar System Safari, an immersive journey through space. Your senses will be reeling from the incredible sights and sounds as you explore the environment of each unique planet - including the eeriness of Mercury, the heat of the sun, and the fieriness of Venus - before returning to Earth, our beautiful planet that's uniquely placed to support life.

    Alien Encounter

    Look out for some mysterious aliens who have crash-landed here at Eden. We're working on a way to communicate with these mysterious life forms - can you help us decode their signals and language? And what would you say if you had the chance?

    Virtual Reality Experience

    Roll up, roll up to see the most immersice show in the universe. Let us whisk you off on a 13.8 billion-year adventure to help discover answers to the burning questions: What are we made of? Where did it all come from?

    Storytelling

    Get lost in a world of space-themed storytelling as you blast off on a madcap mission to the International Space Station, in a show full of laughs - and a little bit of science - The Great Cornish Take Off is a must for all ages!

    Meet the Experts

    Throughout the summer we'll be joined by a variety of experts and enthusiasts - including our friends from the European Space Agency and the National Space Academy - for inspirational tales of space endeavours and exploration. Find out what it's like to live like an astronaut, hear all about the mission to mars and whether alien life really exists. Kids could even get the chance to learn from Maddie Moate, children's presenter of Cbeebies' Did You Know?

    Freaky Space Plants

    Find out about crops we might want to grow in space in the future and be amazed by freaky plant displays as you venture into our Biomes and across site and explore our Outdoor Gardens.

    Need to Know

    We're open late until 8pm Monday to Thursday, so you can choose to visit us for the whole day or just stop by on your way home from the beach.

    We also offer pre-bookable relaxed sessions for children with sensory abd communication needs or learning disabilities who may benefit from a more informal experience. Available on Friday and Sunday mornings, wee website for details.

    Journey into Space is included with Eden admission. For more information, please visit edenproject.com/space.

     

Friday, August 25, 2017

  • Newquay

    Tag Rugby Tournament - Newquay

    Lusty Glaze Beach Annual Beach Tag Rugby Tournament

    Three days of tag rugby on the sand - it’s everyone’s favourite weekend of the year! A fabulous open-age tournament, attracting teams from all over the country.
    Lusty Glaze Beach Tag Rugby forms the highlight of many a team’s sporting calendar. Now in its 17th year, this very special tournament brings families and teams back to the beach every August Bank Holiday. The event attracts around 70 teams, all eager to battle it out to become Champions.

    The weekend begins with a small, one day tournament on Friday 25th August 2017 with both group and knockout stage games.
    Saturday 27th August and Sunday 28th August 2016 see the main event take to the sand. Every team will have games on both days, with a league format on Saturday determining which level of competition teams are entered into on Sunday. After Sunday’s leagues, there are flood-lit knockout stages and finals. 
    Sunday evening also has the annual firework display and a great live band.

    The Beach Tag Rugby Tournament has an amazing atmosphere, with a healthy dose of competitiveness and team spirit. The RFU kindly bring a team of referees along to officiate the event.

    The Driftwood Cafe, Lusty Glaze Bar & Restaurant and the event bars will be open all weekend and there will be music and commentary all day.
    Teams can have up to 10 players per squad, with 5 on the pitch at any one time. Due to the popularity of the event, entry is limited to two teams per organisation. Entry is £50 per team for Friday and £60 per team for the two-day event.

    For further information and to enter your team please EMAIL us.

    Lusty Glaze Road.
    Newquay
    TR7 3AE.

    01637 872444

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Dinosaur Quiz Trail - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Back by popular demand, Paradise Park’s Dinosaur Quiz Trail runs from May to September.

    Just like birds, many dinosaurs had feathers and laid eggs!

    In between meeting the birds in the aviaries and at the free flying shows you can explore the grounds on your own dinosaur expedition. Search for the dinosaurs and their eggs, answer all the questions and we will award you our special ‘Paradise Park Professor of Palaeontology’ certificate and your own mini model dinosaur!”


     

  • Wadebridge

    Cornwall Folk Festival - Wadebridge

    Farm owner Tom Bray has been keen to support the local area and to get his quality cider out to as many visitors and locals to sample during the festival.

    A star studded cast will be performing alongside numerous Cornish musicians with afternoon and evening concerts in the Town Hall. A folk club will also be held each evening with many of our star performers opting from the main concert stage to perform alongside local singers and musicians doing " floor spots". Everybody is encouraged to attend at least one of concert or maybe the folk club as the revenue taken from these events enable us to sustain and maintain its future viability - so it is vital to make every effort to support one or some of our events please!

    There is an added addition of a free music Fringe Tent where regional, young bands and singers get a real chance to promote themselves. Some of the Bands who played here last year are on the main stage this year and have subsequently been booked by other festivals now as well. We pride ourselves in leading the field in promoting ( what we regard ) as our next generation of stars in the folk world! There are various "folk sessions " being held all around Wadebridge to support this policy with our veteran singers rubbing shoulders / encouraging with young new talent. Check out our numerous workshops by buying a programme or take the kids to the childrens events, watch our street entertainment, visit the Folk Arts/ Craft Fair or just indulge yourselves , chill out and participate in this great Summer Bank Holiday weekend event - Enjoy !

    What’s it all about?

    Now in its fourth decade, the former Wadebridge, now titled the Cornwall Folk Festival runs over three days in early August mixing local talent with acts from further afield to produce a varied programme of events to suit all tastes. The event draws musicians and fans alike from all over the UK to experience unique Cornish and Celtic musical heritage and dance culture. 

    What happens?

    The festival takes place at various venues in Wadebridge and the whole town is alive to the sound of music. Not only is there an international line up of folk from Cornwall and  Brittany to Africa and the USA but you’ll also find singers and instrument workshops, street entertainment, tune sharing sessions and children’s games and face painting.

    How can you take part?

    Get in the groove and join in the fun at concerts, ceilidhs, sessions and workshops. Cornwall benefits from some of the best weather in the UK but the Folk Festival differs from all others in that there’s the added advantage of all venues being undercover and in the warm. So if it's raining outside there's no problem as you can kick back and listen to some great folk music whilst sampling local Cornish food and enjoying a wide choice of Cornish real ales and ciders.

    Cornwall Folk Festival
    Town Hall and other venues
    Wadebridge
    Cornwall
    PL27 7AG

    01637 880604

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Become a Red Panda Ranger this August - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    At Paradise Park this August there is a fun and educational Red Panda Quiz to learn about these endangered animals in the wild and the individual characters who live at the Park. Do the quiz and claim your exclusive Red Panda Ranger badge!

    Paradise Park is home to a family of these adorable bamboo loving pandas. Just like Giant Pandas, Red Pandas have an extra “thumb”, which is actually an enlarged bone designed to grab and hold bamboo stems, and they can eat up to 200,000 bamboo leaves daily!

    There is a special Red Panda talk at 2pm most days in August (please check the ‘talks’ board when you enter for confirmation) where keepers will encourage them to come down from trees so people can see them better, plus show off some of their training which helps when the vet comes in to do health checks. There will also be a few souvenir items available to purchase and a prize draw. Money raised will go to a special project to create a ‘Red Panda Protected Forest’ in Nepal, run by the www.RedPandaNetwork.org. Normal entry price apply. More info on the event here

    The Park will also be highlighting their very special RED PANDA EXPERIENCES which are now available! You can book a 30-minute session to go behind the scenes and into the enclosure for a close encounter! You will be able to feed, stroke, and in most cases, the pandas are happy to sit on your lap! For full details please click here
     

     

  • Cornish Seal Sanctuary

    Seal Cadets - Cornish Seal Sanctuary

    Seal Cadets is back for the summer with new penguin and otter activities!

    From July 22nd—Sept 2nd, you can join us and become a Seal Cadet. Find out what it takes to protect our oceans and care for marine mammals.

    Learn how to rescue seal pups and practice on our life-sized fake pup, Paloma! Make a pledge to the oceans— how will you help to save marine life today?

    Join us from 10—5 every day in the summer and take part in a variety of activities, as well as meeting all our usual faces and learning more about them.

    Book online for fantastic savings www.visitsealife.com/gweek/tickets

  • Eden Project

    Journey into Space at Eden - Eden Project

    This suimmer, get ready to boldy go where no visitor has gone before, when you jouney into space at Eden. Explore our solar system and uncover the secrets of the universe - all in one epic day out in Cornwall.

    There's so much to see and do at Eden this summer, here's what we have on offer:

    Eden Astronaut Academy

    Begin your intergalactic adventure at our Astronaut Academy, where you'll find out if you've got what it takes to become an Eden Astronaut.Defy gravity on the inflatable moon walk, and take on mind-bending space puzzles designed to test your astronaut skills to the limit.

    Solar System Safari

    Training complete, emark on a Solar System Safari, an immersive journey through space. Your senses will be reeling from the incredible sights and sounds as you explore the environment of each unique planet - including the eeriness of Mercury, the heat of the sun, and the fieriness of Venus - before returning to Earth, our beautiful planet that's uniquely placed to support life.

    Alien Encounter

    Look out for some mysterious aliens who have crash-landed here at Eden. We're working on a way to communicate with these mysterious life forms - can you help us decode their signals and language? And what would you say if you had the chance?

    Virtual Reality Experience

    Roll up, roll up to see the most immersice show in the universe. Let us whisk you off on a 13.8 billion-year adventure to help discover answers to the burning questions: What are we made of? Where did it all come from?

    Storytelling

    Get lost in a world of space-themed storytelling as you blast off on a madcap mission to the International Space Station, in a show full of laughs - and a little bit of science - The Great Cornish Take Off is a must for all ages!

    Meet the Experts

    Throughout the summer we'll be joined by a variety of experts and enthusiasts - including our friends from the European Space Agency and the National Space Academy - for inspirational tales of space endeavours and exploration. Find out what it's like to live like an astronaut, hear all about the mission to mars and whether alien life really exists. Kids could even get the chance to learn from Maddie Moate, children's presenter of Cbeebies' Did You Know?

    Freaky Space Plants

    Find out about crops we might want to grow in space in the future and be amazed by freaky plant displays as you venture into our Biomes and across site and explore our Outdoor Gardens.

    Need to Know

    We're open late until 8pm Monday to Thursday, so you can choose to visit us for the whole day or just stop by on your way home from the beach.

    We also offer pre-bookable relaxed sessions for children with sensory abd communication needs or learning disabilities who may benefit from a more informal experience. Available on Friday and Sunday mornings, wee website for details.

    Journey into Space is included with Eden admission. For more information, please visit edenproject.com/space.

     

Saturday, August 26, 2017

  • Portscatho

    Regatta - Portscatho

    A traditional regatta with a full programme of sailing over an exciting and highly visible course in the beautiful Gerrans Bay
    What's it all about?

    Participants sail in a variety of craft including 18ft yachts, working boats, dinghies and windsurfers.

    What happens?

    The regatta features a passage race from the River Fal, plus various water-sports including swimming, canoeing and raft-racing, together with shore-based fun activities such as sandcastle-building and races for all ages on Tatam’s Beach. In addition, the programme is backed by an impressive array of live music and supported by numerous stalls and games, a barbeque and teas, all to be found along the Lugger.

    Portscatho Regatta
    The Lugger
    Portscatho
    Cornwall
    TR2 5HE

    01326 211555

    Visit WEBSITE

  • Newquay

    Tag Rugby Tournament - Newquay

    Lusty Glaze Beach Annual Beach Tag Rugby Tournament

    Three days of tag rugby on the sand - it’s everyone’s favourite weekend of the year! A fabulous open-age tournament, attracting teams from all over the country.
    Lusty Glaze Beach Tag Rugby forms the highlight of many a team’s sporting calendar. Now in its 17th year, this very special tournament brings families and teams back to the beach every August Bank Holiday. The event attracts around 70 teams, all eager to battle it out to become Champions.

    The weekend begins with a small, one day tournament on Friday 25th August 2017 with both group and knockout stage games.
    Saturday 27th August and Sunday 28th August 2016 see the main event take to the sand. Every team will have games on both days, with a league format on Saturday determining which level of competition teams are entered into on Sunday. After Sunday’s leagues, there are flood-lit knockout stages and finals. 
    Sunday evening also has the annual firework display and a great live band.

    The Beach Tag Rugby Tournament has an amazing atmosphere, with a healthy dose of competitiveness and team spirit. The RFU kindly bring a team of referees along to officiate the event.

    The Driftwood Cafe, Lusty Glaze Bar & Restaurant and the event bars will be open all weekend and there will be music and commentary all day.
    Teams can have up to 10 players per squad, with 5 on the pitch at any one time. Due to the popularity of the event, entry is limited to two teams per organisation. Entry is £50 per team for Friday and £60 per team for the two-day event.

    For further information and to enter your team please EMAIL us.

    Lusty Glaze Road.
    Newquay
    TR7 3AE.

    01637 872444

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Dinosaur Quiz Trail - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Back by popular demand, Paradise Park’s Dinosaur Quiz Trail runs from May to September.

    Just like birds, many dinosaurs had feathers and laid eggs!

    In between meeting the birds in the aviaries and at the free flying shows you can explore the grounds on your own dinosaur expedition. Search for the dinosaurs and their eggs, answer all the questions and we will award you our special ‘Paradise Park Professor of Palaeontology’ certificate and your own mini model dinosaur!”


     

  • Wadebridge

    Cornwall Folk Festival - Wadebridge

    Farm owner Tom Bray has been keen to support the local area and to get his quality cider out to as many visitors and locals to sample during the festival.

    A star studded cast will be performing alongside numerous Cornish musicians with afternoon and evening concerts in the Town Hall. A folk club will also be held each evening with many of our star performers opting from the main concert stage to perform alongside local singers and musicians doing " floor spots". Everybody is encouraged to attend at least one of concert or maybe the folk club as the revenue taken from these events enable us to sustain and maintain its future viability - so it is vital to make every effort to support one or some of our events please!

    There is an added addition of a free music Fringe Tent where regional, young bands and singers get a real chance to promote themselves. Some of the Bands who played here last year are on the main stage this year and have subsequently been booked by other festivals now as well. We pride ourselves in leading the field in promoting ( what we regard ) as our next generation of stars in the folk world! There are various "folk sessions " being held all around Wadebridge to support this policy with our veteran singers rubbing shoulders / encouraging with young new talent. Check out our numerous workshops by buying a programme or take the kids to the childrens events, watch our street entertainment, visit the Folk Arts/ Craft Fair or just indulge yourselves , chill out and participate in this great Summer Bank Holiday weekend event - Enjoy !

    What’s it all about?

    Now in its fourth decade, the former Wadebridge, now titled the Cornwall Folk Festival runs over three days in early August mixing local talent with acts from further afield to produce a varied programme of events to suit all tastes. The event draws musicians and fans alike from all over the UK to experience unique Cornish and Celtic musical heritage and dance culture. 

    What happens?

    The festival takes place at various venues in Wadebridge and the whole town is alive to the sound of music. Not only is there an international line up of folk from Cornwall and  Brittany to Africa and the USA but you’ll also find singers and instrument workshops, street entertainment, tune sharing sessions and children’s games and face painting.

    How can you take part?

    Get in the groove and join in the fun at concerts, ceilidhs, sessions and workshops. Cornwall benefits from some of the best weather in the UK but the Folk Festival differs from all others in that there’s the added advantage of all venues being undercover and in the warm. So if it's raining outside there's no problem as you can kick back and listen to some great folk music whilst sampling local Cornish food and enjoying a wide choice of Cornish real ales and ciders.

    Cornwall Folk Festival
    Town Hall and other venues
    Wadebridge
    Cornwall
    PL27 7AG

    01637 880604

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Truro City

    Cornwall Pride - Truro City

    What’s it all about?

    Visit the WEBSITE for more up to date information

    An annual chance for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Cornwall, their friends and families to get together and celebrate diversity. Cornwall Pride began in its current format in 2008 after a group of LGBT people decided to run a public open event for all to enjoy. It soon became clear that there was tremendous support for the organising committee. Since then Cornwall Pride has been become a hugely successful annual event in Truro.

    What happens?

    In a celebration of Cornwall and diversity, the day starts with a parade through the streets of Truro with floats and hundreds of people taking part. Always a spectacular sight is one of the UK's longest rainbow flags as it flows through the streets with music getting everyone dancing. The parade walks to Victoria Gardens where everyone can enjoy entertainment from the bandstand, there are stalls and food and fun to be had by all through to 6pm. The day rounds off with the Pride Party, an evening ticketed event for over 18's which takes place in a huge marquee on the Piazza at Lemon Quay.

    How can you take part?

    The message is “Don’t just sit there”. This is an opportunity for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community, their families and friends to come together in an atmosphere of inclusion, friendship and support. The parade is a fun extravaganza which is more fun to take part in than just watch and the relaxed atmosphere at the garden picnic truly does provide the ideal location for people to meet friends old and new. The Pride Party is the perfect ending to a perfect day when you’re invited to come along, bring your friends, meet new ones, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the music.

    Lemon Quay Piazza and Victoria Gardens
    Truro
    Cornwall
    TR1 2LL

    07884 248496

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Become a Red Panda Ranger this August - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    At Paradise Park this August there is a fun and educational Red Panda Quiz to learn about these endangered animals in the wild and the individual characters who live at the Park. Do the quiz and claim your exclusive Red Panda Ranger badge!

    Paradise Park is home to a family of these adorable bamboo loving pandas. Just like Giant Pandas, Red Pandas have an extra “thumb”, which is actually an enlarged bone designed to grab and hold bamboo stems, and they can eat up to 200,000 bamboo leaves daily!

    There is a special Red Panda talk at 2pm most days in August (please check the ‘talks’ board when you enter for confirmation) where keepers will encourage them to come down from trees so people can see them better, plus show off some of their training which helps when the vet comes in to do health checks. There will also be a few souvenir items available to purchase and a prize draw. Money raised will go to a special project to create a ‘Red Panda Protected Forest’ in Nepal, run by the www.RedPandaNetwork.org. Normal entry price apply. More info on the event here

    The Park will also be highlighting their very special RED PANDA EXPERIENCES which are now available! You can book a 30-minute session to go behind the scenes and into the enclosure for a close encounter! You will be able to feed, stroke, and in most cases, the pandas are happy to sit on your lap! For full details please click here
     

     

  • Cornish Seal Sanctuary

    Seal Cadets - Cornish Seal Sanctuary

    Seal Cadets is back for the summer with new penguin and otter activities!

    From July 22nd—Sept 2nd, you can join us and become a Seal Cadet. Find out what it takes to protect our oceans and care for marine mammals.

    Learn how to rescue seal pups and practice on our life-sized fake pup, Paloma! Make a pledge to the oceans— how will you help to save marine life today?

    Join us from 10—5 every day in the summer and take part in a variety of activities, as well as meeting all our usual faces and learning more about them.

    Book online for fantastic savings www.visitsealife.com/gweek/tickets

  • Eden Project

    Journey into Space at Eden - Eden Project

    This suimmer, get ready to boldy go where no visitor has gone before, when you jouney into space at Eden. Explore our solar system and uncover the secrets of the universe - all in one epic day out in Cornwall.

    There's so much to see and do at Eden this summer, here's what we have on offer:

    Eden Astronaut Academy

    Begin your intergalactic adventure at our Astronaut Academy, where you'll find out if you've got what it takes to become an Eden Astronaut.Defy gravity on the inflatable moon walk, and take on mind-bending space puzzles designed to test your astronaut skills to the limit.

    Solar System Safari

    Training complete, emark on a Solar System Safari, an immersive journey through space. Your senses will be reeling from the incredible sights and sounds as you explore the environment of each unique planet - including the eeriness of Mercury, the heat of the sun, and the fieriness of Venus - before returning to Earth, our beautiful planet that's uniquely placed to support life.

    Alien Encounter

    Look out for some mysterious aliens who have crash-landed here at Eden. We're working on a way to communicate with these mysterious life forms - can you help us decode their signals and language? And what would you say if you had the chance?

    Virtual Reality Experience

    Roll up, roll up to see the most immersice show in the universe. Let us whisk you off on a 13.8 billion-year adventure to help discover answers to the burning questions: What are we made of? Where did it all come from?

    Storytelling

    Get lost in a world of space-themed storytelling as you blast off on a madcap mission to the International Space Station, in a show full of laughs - and a little bit of science - The Great Cornish Take Off is a must for all ages!

    Meet the Experts

    Throughout the summer we'll be joined by a variety of experts and enthusiasts - including our friends from the European Space Agency and the National Space Academy - for inspirational tales of space endeavours and exploration. Find out what it's like to live like an astronaut, hear all about the mission to mars and whether alien life really exists. Kids could even get the chance to learn from Maddie Moate, children's presenter of Cbeebies' Did You Know?

    Freaky Space Plants

    Find out about crops we might want to grow in space in the future and be amazed by freaky plant displays as you venture into our Biomes and across site and explore our Outdoor Gardens.

    Need to Know

    We're open late until 8pm Monday to Thursday, so you can choose to visit us for the whole day or just stop by on your way home from the beach.

    We also offer pre-bookable relaxed sessions for children with sensory abd communication needs or learning disabilities who may benefit from a more informal experience. Available on Friday and Sunday mornings, wee website for details.

    Journey into Space is included with Eden admission. For more information, please visit edenproject.com/space.

     

Sunday, August 27, 2017

  • Newquay

    Tag Rugby Tournament - Newquay

    Lusty Glaze Beach Annual Beach Tag Rugby Tournament

    Three days of tag rugby on the sand - it’s everyone’s favourite weekend of the year! A fabulous open-age tournament, attracting teams from all over the country.
    Lusty Glaze Beach Tag Rugby forms the highlight of many a team’s sporting calendar. Now in its 17th year, this very special tournament brings families and teams back to the beach every August Bank Holiday. The event attracts around 70 teams, all eager to battle it out to become Champions.

    The weekend begins with a small, one day tournament on Friday 25th August 2017 with both group and knockout stage games.
    Saturday 27th August and Sunday 28th August 2016 see the main event take to the sand. Every team will have games on both days, with a league format on Saturday determining which level of competition teams are entered into on Sunday. After Sunday’s leagues, there are flood-lit knockout stages and finals. 
    Sunday evening also has the annual firework display and a great live band.

    The Beach Tag Rugby Tournament has an amazing atmosphere, with a healthy dose of competitiveness and team spirit. The RFU kindly bring a team of referees along to officiate the event.

    The Driftwood Cafe, Lusty Glaze Bar & Restaurant and the event bars will be open all weekend and there will be music and commentary all day.
    Teams can have up to 10 players per squad, with 5 on the pitch at any one time. Due to the popularity of the event, entry is limited to two teams per organisation. Entry is £50 per team for Friday and £60 per team for the two-day event.

    For further information and to enter your team please EMAIL us.

    Lusty Glaze Road.
    Newquay
    TR7 3AE.

    01637 872444

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Dinosaur Quiz Trail - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Back by popular demand, Paradise Park’s Dinosaur Quiz Trail runs from May to September.

    Just like birds, many dinosaurs had feathers and laid eggs!

    In between meeting the birds in the aviaries and at the free flying shows you can explore the grounds on your own dinosaur expedition. Search for the dinosaurs and their eggs, answer all the questions and we will award you our special ‘Paradise Park Professor of Palaeontology’ certificate and your own mini model dinosaur!”


     

  • Wadebridge

    Cornwall Folk Festival - Wadebridge

    Farm owner Tom Bray has been keen to support the local area and to get his quality cider out to as many visitors and locals to sample during the festival.

    A star studded cast will be performing alongside numerous Cornish musicians with afternoon and evening concerts in the Town Hall. A folk club will also be held each evening with many of our star performers opting from the main concert stage to perform alongside local singers and musicians doing " floor spots". Everybody is encouraged to attend at least one of concert or maybe the folk club as the revenue taken from these events enable us to sustain and maintain its future viability - so it is vital to make every effort to support one or some of our events please!

    There is an added addition of a free music Fringe Tent where regional, young bands and singers get a real chance to promote themselves. Some of the Bands who played here last year are on the main stage this year and have subsequently been booked by other festivals now as well. We pride ourselves in leading the field in promoting ( what we regard ) as our next generation of stars in the folk world! There are various "folk sessions " being held all around Wadebridge to support this policy with our veteran singers rubbing shoulders / encouraging with young new talent. Check out our numerous workshops by buying a programme or take the kids to the childrens events, watch our street entertainment, visit the Folk Arts/ Craft Fair or just indulge yourselves , chill out and participate in this great Summer Bank Holiday weekend event - Enjoy !

    What’s it all about?

    Now in its fourth decade, the former Wadebridge, now titled the Cornwall Folk Festival runs over three days in early August mixing local talent with acts from further afield to produce a varied programme of events to suit all tastes. The event draws musicians and fans alike from all over the UK to experience unique Cornish and Celtic musical heritage and dance culture. 

    What happens?

    The festival takes place at various venues in Wadebridge and the whole town is alive to the sound of music. Not only is there an international line up of folk from Cornwall and  Brittany to Africa and the USA but you’ll also find singers and instrument workshops, street entertainment, tune sharing sessions and children’s games and face painting.

    How can you take part?

    Get in the groove and join in the fun at concerts, ceilidhs, sessions and workshops. Cornwall benefits from some of the best weather in the UK but the Folk Festival differs from all others in that there’s the added advantage of all venues being undercover and in the warm. So if it's raining outside there's no problem as you can kick back and listen to some great folk music whilst sampling local Cornish food and enjoying a wide choice of Cornish real ales and ciders.

    Cornwall Folk Festival
    Town Hall and other venues
    Wadebridge
    Cornwall
    PL27 7AG

    01637 880604

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Become a Red Panda Ranger this August - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    At Paradise Park this August there is a fun and educational Red Panda Quiz to learn about these endangered animals in the wild and the individual characters who live at the Park. Do the quiz and claim your exclusive Red Panda Ranger badge!

    Paradise Park is home to a family of these adorable bamboo loving pandas. Just like Giant Pandas, Red Pandas have an extra “thumb”, which is actually an enlarged bone designed to grab and hold bamboo stems, and they can eat up to 200,000 bamboo leaves daily!

    There is a special Red Panda talk at 2pm most days in August (please check the ‘talks’ board when you enter for confirmation) where keepers will encourage them to come down from trees so people can see them better, plus show off some of their training which helps when the vet comes in to do health checks. There will also be a few souvenir items available to purchase and a prize draw. Money raised will go to a special project to create a ‘Red Panda Protected Forest’ in Nepal, run by the www.RedPandaNetwork.org. Normal entry price apply. More info on the event here

    The Park will also be highlighting their very special RED PANDA EXPERIENCES which are now available! You can book a 30-minute session to go behind the scenes and into the enclosure for a close encounter! You will be able to feed, stroke, and in most cases, the pandas are happy to sit on your lap! For full details please click here
     

     

  • Cornish Seal Sanctuary

    Seal Cadets - Cornish Seal Sanctuary

    Seal Cadets is back for the summer with new penguin and otter activities!

    From July 22nd—Sept 2nd, you can join us and become a Seal Cadet. Find out what it takes to protect our oceans and care for marine mammals.

    Learn how to rescue seal pups and practice on our life-sized fake pup, Paloma! Make a pledge to the oceans— how will you help to save marine life today?

    Join us from 10—5 every day in the summer and take part in a variety of activities, as well as meeting all our usual faces and learning more about them.

    Book online for fantastic savings www.visitsealife.com/gweek/tickets

  • Eden Project

    Journey into Space at Eden - Eden Project

    This suimmer, get ready to boldy go where no visitor has gone before, when you jouney into space at Eden. Explore our solar system and uncover the secrets of the universe - all in one epic day out in Cornwall.

    There's so much to see and do at Eden this summer, here's what we have on offer:

    Eden Astronaut Academy

    Begin your intergalactic adventure at our Astronaut Academy, where you'll find out if you've got what it takes to become an Eden Astronaut.Defy gravity on the inflatable moon walk, and take on mind-bending space puzzles designed to test your astronaut skills to the limit.

    Solar System Safari

    Training complete, emark on a Solar System Safari, an immersive journey through space. Your senses will be reeling from the incredible sights and sounds as you explore the environment of each unique planet - including the eeriness of Mercury, the heat of the sun, and the fieriness of Venus - before returning to Earth, our beautiful planet that's uniquely placed to support life.

    Alien Encounter

    Look out for some mysterious aliens who have crash-landed here at Eden. We're working on a way to communicate with these mysterious life forms - can you help us decode their signals and language? And what would you say if you had the chance?

    Virtual Reality Experience

    Roll up, roll up to see the most immersice show in the universe. Let us whisk you off on a 13.8 billion-year adventure to help discover answers to the burning questions: What are we made of? Where did it all come from?

    Storytelling

    Get lost in a world of space-themed storytelling as you blast off on a madcap mission to the International Space Station, in a show full of laughs - and a little bit of science - The Great Cornish Take Off is a must for all ages!

    Meet the Experts

    Throughout the summer we'll be joined by a variety of experts and enthusiasts - including our friends from the European Space Agency and the National Space Academy - for inspirational tales of space endeavours and exploration. Find out what it's like to live like an astronaut, hear all about the mission to mars and whether alien life really exists. Kids could even get the chance to learn from Maddie Moate, children's presenter of Cbeebies' Did You Know?

    Freaky Space Plants

    Find out about crops we might want to grow in space in the future and be amazed by freaky plant displays as you venture into our Biomes and across site and explore our Outdoor Gardens.

    Need to Know

    We're open late until 8pm Monday to Thursday, so you can choose to visit us for the whole day or just stop by on your way home from the beach.

    We also offer pre-bookable relaxed sessions for children with sensory abd communication needs or learning disabilities who may benefit from a more informal experience. Available on Friday and Sunday mornings, wee website for details.

    Journey into Space is included with Eden admission. For more information, please visit edenproject.com/space.

     

Monday, August 28, 2017

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Dinosaur Quiz Trail - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Back by popular demand, Paradise Park’s Dinosaur Quiz Trail runs from May to September.

    Just like birds, many dinosaurs had feathers and laid eggs!

    In between meeting the birds in the aviaries and at the free flying shows you can explore the grounds on your own dinosaur expedition. Search for the dinosaurs and their eggs, answer all the questions and we will award you our special ‘Paradise Park Professor of Palaeontology’ certificate and your own mini model dinosaur!”


     

  • Wadebridge

    Cornwall Folk Festival - Wadebridge

    Farm owner Tom Bray has been keen to support the local area and to get his quality cider out to as many visitors and locals to sample during the festival.

    A star studded cast will be performing alongside numerous Cornish musicians with afternoon and evening concerts in the Town Hall. A folk club will also be held each evening with many of our star performers opting from the main concert stage to perform alongside local singers and musicians doing " floor spots". Everybody is encouraged to attend at least one of concert or maybe the folk club as the revenue taken from these events enable us to sustain and maintain its future viability - so it is vital to make every effort to support one or some of our events please!

    There is an added addition of a free music Fringe Tent where regional, young bands and singers get a real chance to promote themselves. Some of the Bands who played here last year are on the main stage this year and have subsequently been booked by other festivals now as well. We pride ourselves in leading the field in promoting ( what we regard ) as our next generation of stars in the folk world! There are various "folk sessions " being held all around Wadebridge to support this policy with our veteran singers rubbing shoulders / encouraging with young new talent. Check out our numerous workshops by buying a programme or take the kids to the childrens events, watch our street entertainment, visit the Folk Arts/ Craft Fair or just indulge yourselves , chill out and participate in this great Summer Bank Holiday weekend event - Enjoy !

    What’s it all about?

    Now in its fourth decade, the former Wadebridge, now titled the Cornwall Folk Festival runs over three days in early August mixing local talent with acts from further afield to produce a varied programme of events to suit all tastes. The event draws musicians and fans alike from all over the UK to experience unique Cornish and Celtic musical heritage and dance culture. 

    What happens?

    The festival takes place at various venues in Wadebridge and the whole town is alive to the sound of music. Not only is there an international line up of folk from Cornwall and  Brittany to Africa and the USA but you’ll also find singers and instrument workshops, street entertainment, tune sharing sessions and children’s games and face painting.

    How can you take part?

    Get in the groove and join in the fun at concerts, ceilidhs, sessions and workshops. Cornwall benefits from some of the best weather in the UK but the Folk Festival differs from all others in that there’s the added advantage of all venues being undercover and in the warm. So if it's raining outside there's no problem as you can kick back and listen to some great folk music whilst sampling local Cornish food and enjoying a wide choice of Cornish real ales and ciders.

    Cornwall Folk Festival
    Town Hall and other venues
    Wadebridge
    Cornwall
    PL27 7AG

    01637 880604

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Newlyn

    Fish Festival - Newlyn

    What’s it all about?

    Celebrating all things fishy in Britain’s premier fishing port where you can satisfy your appetite with the best seafood you’re likely to find anywhere and help to raise money for the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen. 

    What happens?

    For fish fans, you can see one of the biggest displays of fish, watch a rolling programme of cookery demos by top local chefs and watch the Cornish Fishmonger of the Year  competition. There are three music stages, plenty of boats including luggers, gigs, fishing boats, lifeboats and jet skis, a DVD show, lots of arts and crafts, the Fish Tales Tent with some of the best local story-tellers and there is plenty of fun for kids with bouncy castles, face-painting, crazy theatre and the ever-popular Fishy Trail.  

    How can you take part?

    It all happens on August Bank Holiday Monday, in and around the harbour in Newlyn, just west of Penzance. From the A30, follow the signs to the Newlyn Fish Festival and look out for temporary car parks. Doors open at 09:00 and close at 17:00. Admission is £5. Under 16s are free. 

    Newlyn Fish Festival
    Newlyn
    Penzance
    TR18 5JB

    07518 603955

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Become a Red Panda Ranger this August - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    At Paradise Park this August there is a fun and educational Red Panda Quiz to learn about these endangered animals in the wild and the individual characters who live at the Park. Do the quiz and claim your exclusive Red Panda Ranger badge!

    Paradise Park is home to a family of these adorable bamboo loving pandas. Just like Giant Pandas, Red Pandas have an extra “thumb”, which is actually an enlarged bone designed to grab and hold bamboo stems, and they can eat up to 200,000 bamboo leaves daily!

    There is a special Red Panda talk at 2pm most days in August (please check the ‘talks’ board when you enter for confirmation) where keepers will encourage them to come down from trees so people can see them better, plus show off some of their training which helps when the vet comes in to do health checks. There will also be a few souvenir items available to purchase and a prize draw. Money raised will go to a special project to create a ‘Red Panda Protected Forest’ in Nepal, run by the www.RedPandaNetwork.org. Normal entry price apply. More info on the event here

    The Park will also be highlighting their very special RED PANDA EXPERIENCES which are now available! You can book a 30-minute session to go behind the scenes and into the enclosure for a close encounter! You will be able to feed, stroke, and in most cases, the pandas are happy to sit on your lap! For full details please click here
     

     

  • Cornish Seal Sanctuary

    Seal Cadets - Cornish Seal Sanctuary

    Seal Cadets is back for the summer with new penguin and otter activities!

    From July 22nd—Sept 2nd, you can join us and become a Seal Cadet. Find out what it takes to protect our oceans and care for marine mammals.

    Learn how to rescue seal pups and practice on our life-sized fake pup, Paloma! Make a pledge to the oceans— how will you help to save marine life today?

    Join us from 10—5 every day in the summer and take part in a variety of activities, as well as meeting all our usual faces and learning more about them.

    Book online for fantastic savings www.visitsealife.com/gweek/tickets

  • Eden Project

    Journey into Space at Eden - Eden Project

    This suimmer, get ready to boldy go where no visitor has gone before, when you jouney into space at Eden. Explore our solar system and uncover the secrets of the universe - all in one epic day out in Cornwall.

    There's so much to see and do at Eden this summer, here's what we have on offer:

    Eden Astronaut Academy

    Begin your intergalactic adventure at our Astronaut Academy, where you'll find out if you've got what it takes to become an Eden Astronaut.Defy gravity on the inflatable moon walk, and take on mind-bending space puzzles designed to test your astronaut skills to the limit.

    Solar System Safari

    Training complete, emark on a Solar System Safari, an immersive journey through space. Your senses will be reeling from the incredible sights and sounds as you explore the environment of each unique planet - including the eeriness of Mercury, the heat of the sun, and the fieriness of Venus - before returning to Earth, our beautiful planet that's uniquely placed to support life.

    Alien Encounter

    Look out for some mysterious aliens who have crash-landed here at Eden. We're working on a way to communicate with these mysterious life forms - can you help us decode their signals and language? And what would you say if you had the chance?

    Virtual Reality Experience

    Roll up, roll up to see the most immersice show in the universe. Let us whisk you off on a 13.8 billion-year adventure to help discover answers to the burning questions: What are we made of? Where did it all come from?

    Storytelling

    Get lost in a world of space-themed storytelling as you blast off on a madcap mission to the International Space Station, in a show full of laughs - and a little bit of science - The Great Cornish Take Off is a must for all ages!

    Meet the Experts

    Throughout the summer we'll be joined by a variety of experts and enthusiasts - including our friends from the European Space Agency and the National Space Academy - for inspirational tales of space endeavours and exploration. Find out what it's like to live like an astronaut, hear all about the mission to mars and whether alien life really exists. Kids could even get the chance to learn from Maddie Moate, children's presenter of Cbeebies' Did You Know?

    Freaky Space Plants

    Find out about crops we might want to grow in space in the future and be amazed by freaky plant displays as you venture into our Biomes and across site and explore our Outdoor Gardens.

    Need to Know

    We're open late until 8pm Monday to Thursday, so you can choose to visit us for the whole day or just stop by on your way home from the beach.

    We also offer pre-bookable relaxed sessions for children with sensory abd communication needs or learning disabilities who may benefit from a more informal experience. Available on Friday and Sunday mornings, wee website for details.

    Journey into Space is included with Eden admission. For more information, please visit edenproject.com/space.

     

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Dinosaur Quiz Trail - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Back by popular demand, Paradise Park’s Dinosaur Quiz Trail runs from May to September.

    Just like birds, many dinosaurs had feathers and laid eggs!

    In between meeting the birds in the aviaries and at the free flying shows you can explore the grounds on your own dinosaur expedition. Search for the dinosaurs and their eggs, answer all the questions and we will award you our special ‘Paradise Park Professor of Palaeontology’ certificate and your own mini model dinosaur!”


     

  • Bude

    Bude Jazz 2017 - Bude

    What is the event all about?

    A Festival of Traditional and New Orleans Jazz with the aim of satisfying audiences and dancers alike with live gigs, street parades and a jazz picnic over 4 days following the August Bank Holiday weekend

    The festival will be approximately 77 gigs over 4 days at various venues in Bude, Stratton and Marhamchurch. Bude Jazz 2016 plans to have 9 main venues 

    How can visitors take part?

    Visitors can purchase full stroller or daily tickets in advance from the Jazz Office at Bude Tourist Information Centre by calling 01288 355694.    Single session tickets will be available from the Jazz office during the festival.

    Bude Jazz
    Various venues
    Bude
    Cornwall
    EX23 8LE

    01288 341653

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Become a Red Panda Ranger this August - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    At Paradise Park this August there is a fun and educational Red Panda Quiz to learn about these endangered animals in the wild and the individual characters who live at the Park. Do the quiz and claim your exclusive Red Panda Ranger badge!

    Paradise Park is home to a family of these adorable bamboo loving pandas. Just like Giant Pandas, Red Pandas have an extra “thumb”, which is actually an enlarged bone designed to grab and hold bamboo stems, and they can eat up to 200,000 bamboo leaves daily!

    There is a special Red Panda talk at 2pm most days in August (please check the ‘talks’ board when you enter for confirmation) where keepers will encourage them to come down from trees so people can see them better, plus show off some of their training which helps when the vet comes in to do health checks. There will also be a few souvenir items available to purchase and a prize draw. Money raised will go to a special project to create a ‘Red Panda Protected Forest’ in Nepal, run by the www.RedPandaNetwork.org. Normal entry price apply. More info on the event here

    The Park will also be highlighting their very special RED PANDA EXPERIENCES which are now available! You can book a 30-minute session to go behind the scenes and into the enclosure for a close encounter! You will be able to feed, stroke, and in most cases, the pandas are happy to sit on your lap! For full details please click here
     

     

  • Cornish Seal Sanctuary

    Seal Cadets - Cornish Seal Sanctuary

    Seal Cadets is back for the summer with new penguin and otter activities!

    From July 22nd—Sept 2nd, you can join us and become a Seal Cadet. Find out what it takes to protect our oceans and care for marine mammals.

    Learn how to rescue seal pups and practice on our life-sized fake pup, Paloma! Make a pledge to the oceans— how will you help to save marine life today?

    Join us from 10—5 every day in the summer and take part in a variety of activities, as well as meeting all our usual faces and learning more about them.

    Book online for fantastic savings www.visitsealife.com/gweek/tickets

  • Eden Project

    Journey into Space at Eden - Eden Project

    This suimmer, get ready to boldy go where no visitor has gone before, when you jouney into space at Eden. Explore our solar system and uncover the secrets of the universe - all in one epic day out in Cornwall.

    There's so much to see and do at Eden this summer, here's what we have on offer:

    Eden Astronaut Academy

    Begin your intergalactic adventure at our Astronaut Academy, where you'll find out if you've got what it takes to become an Eden Astronaut.Defy gravity on the inflatable moon walk, and take on mind-bending space puzzles designed to test your astronaut skills to the limit.

    Solar System Safari

    Training complete, emark on a Solar System Safari, an immersive journey through space. Your senses will be reeling from the incredible sights and sounds as you explore the environment of each unique planet - including the eeriness of Mercury, the heat of the sun, and the fieriness of Venus - before returning to Earth, our beautiful planet that's uniquely placed to support life.

    Alien Encounter

    Look out for some mysterious aliens who have crash-landed here at Eden. We're working on a way to communicate with these mysterious life forms - can you help us decode their signals and language? And what would you say if you had the chance?

    Virtual Reality Experience

    Roll up, roll up to see the most immersice show in the universe. Let us whisk you off on a 13.8 billion-year adventure to help discover answers to the burning questions: What are we made of? Where did it all come from?

    Storytelling

    Get lost in a world of space-themed storytelling as you blast off on a madcap mission to the International Space Station, in a show full of laughs - and a little bit of science - The Great Cornish Take Off is a must for all ages!

    Meet the Experts

    Throughout the summer we'll be joined by a variety of experts and enthusiasts - including our friends from the European Space Agency and the National Space Academy - for inspirational tales of space endeavours and exploration. Find out what it's like to live like an astronaut, hear all about the mission to mars and whether alien life really exists. Kids could even get the chance to learn from Maddie Moate, children's presenter of Cbeebies' Did You Know?

    Freaky Space Plants

    Find out about crops we might want to grow in space in the future and be amazed by freaky plant displays as you venture into our Biomes and across site and explore our Outdoor Gardens.

    Need to Know

    We're open late until 8pm Monday to Thursday, so you can choose to visit us for the whole day or just stop by on your way home from the beach.

    We also offer pre-bookable relaxed sessions for children with sensory abd communication needs or learning disabilities who may benefit from a more informal experience. Available on Friday and Sunday mornings, wee website for details.

    Journey into Space is included with Eden admission. For more information, please visit edenproject.com/space.

     

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Dinosaur Quiz Trail - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Back by popular demand, Paradise Park’s Dinosaur Quiz Trail runs from May to September.

    Just like birds, many dinosaurs had feathers and laid eggs!

    In between meeting the birds in the aviaries and at the free flying shows you can explore the grounds on your own dinosaur expedition. Search for the dinosaurs and their eggs, answer all the questions and we will award you our special ‘Paradise Park Professor of Palaeontology’ certificate and your own mini model dinosaur!”


     

  • Bude

    Bude Jazz 2017 - Bude

    What is the event all about?

    A Festival of Traditional and New Orleans Jazz with the aim of satisfying audiences and dancers alike with live gigs, street parades and a jazz picnic over 4 days following the August Bank Holiday weekend

    The festival will be approximately 77 gigs over 4 days at various venues in Bude, Stratton and Marhamchurch. Bude Jazz 2016 plans to have 9 main venues 

    How can visitors take part?

    Visitors can purchase full stroller or daily tickets in advance from the Jazz Office at Bude Tourist Information Centre by calling 01288 355694.    Single session tickets will be available from the Jazz office during the festival.

    Bude Jazz
    Various venues
    Bude
    Cornwall
    EX23 8LE

    01288 341653

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Launceston

    Festival of Cornish Culture - Launceston

    Gorsedh Kernow exists to maintain the national Celtic spirit of Cornwall and give expression to such spirit; to encourage the study of Cornish history and the Cornish language; to foster Cornish literature, art, music, dance and sport; to link Cornwall with other Celtic countries, and to promote a spirit of peace and co-operation among those who work in Cornwall’s honour.

    The Esedhvos Festival, is held every year at a different location in Cornwall to celebrate Cornwall's distinctive identity and Celtic heritage, newly recognised under the Council of Europe’s Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.  The host town for 2017 is Launceston and will include the annual Bardic ceremony on the Saturday.  There will also be a variety of events around the town, many of which are free, including a celebration of Cornish music and dance.  

    “Launceston has a proud place in Cornwall’s story. It is the historic capital of Cornwall and the castle was built by Brian of Brittany, the Breton knight who became the first Earl of Cornwall following the Norman Conquest. The creation of this earldom recognised Cornwall’s historic integrity and laid the foundations for the constitutional differences that make modern Cornwall distinct from England.”   Merv Davey, Telynyor an Weryn, Grand Bard of Cornwall. 

    The main Gorsedh Kernow Bardic ceremony will take place on Saturday 2nd September in the town square, here new Bards will be initiated, competition winners will receive prizes and special Awards given. 

    The full programme for the 2017 Festival will be posted on the Festival website HERE.

    Gorsedh Kernow
    The Town Square
    Launceston
    Cornwall
    PL15 8AQ

    07762 169733

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Become a Red Panda Ranger this August - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    At Paradise Park this August there is a fun and educational Red Panda Quiz to learn about these endangered animals in the wild and the individual characters who live at the Park. Do the quiz and claim your exclusive Red Panda Ranger badge!

    Paradise Park is home to a family of these adorable bamboo loving pandas. Just like Giant Pandas, Red Pandas have an extra “thumb”, which is actually an enlarged bone designed to grab and hold bamboo stems, and they can eat up to 200,000 bamboo leaves daily!

    There is a special Red Panda talk at 2pm most days in August (please check the ‘talks’ board when you enter for confirmation) where keepers will encourage them to come down from trees so people can see them better, plus show off some of their training which helps when the vet comes in to do health checks. There will also be a few souvenir items available to purchase and a prize draw. Money raised will go to a special project to create a ‘Red Panda Protected Forest’ in Nepal, run by the www.RedPandaNetwork.org. Normal entry price apply. More info on the event here

    The Park will also be highlighting their very special RED PANDA EXPERIENCES which are now available! You can book a 30-minute session to go behind the scenes and into the enclosure for a close encounter! You will be able to feed, stroke, and in most cases, the pandas are happy to sit on your lap! For full details please click here
     

     

  • Cornish Seal Sanctuary

    Seal Cadets - Cornish Seal Sanctuary

    Seal Cadets is back for the summer with new penguin and otter activities!

    From July 22nd—Sept 2nd, you can join us and become a Seal Cadet. Find out what it takes to protect our oceans and care for marine mammals.

    Learn how to rescue seal pups and practice on our life-sized fake pup, Paloma! Make a pledge to the oceans— how will you help to save marine life today?

    Join us from 10—5 every day in the summer and take part in a variety of activities, as well as meeting all our usual faces and learning more about them.

    Book online for fantastic savings www.visitsealife.com/gweek/tickets

  • Eden Project

    Journey into Space at Eden - Eden Project

    This suimmer, get ready to boldy go where no visitor has gone before, when you jouney into space at Eden. Explore our solar system and uncover the secrets of the universe - all in one epic day out in Cornwall.

    There's so much to see and do at Eden this summer, here's what we have on offer:

    Eden Astronaut Academy

    Begin your intergalactic adventure at our Astronaut Academy, where you'll find out if you've got what it takes to become an Eden Astronaut.Defy gravity on the inflatable moon walk, and take on mind-bending space puzzles designed to test your astronaut skills to the limit.

    Solar System Safari

    Training complete, emark on a Solar System Safari, an immersive journey through space. Your senses will be reeling from the incredible sights and sounds as you explore the environment of each unique planet - including the eeriness of Mercury, the heat of the sun, and the fieriness of Venus - before returning to Earth, our beautiful planet that's uniquely placed to support life.

    Alien Encounter

    Look out for some mysterious aliens who have crash-landed here at Eden. We're working on a way to communicate with these mysterious life forms - can you help us decode their signals and language? And what would you say if you had the chance?

    Virtual Reality Experience

    Roll up, roll up to see the most immersice show in the universe. Let us whisk you off on a 13.8 billion-year adventure to help discover answers to the burning questions: What are we made of? Where did it all come from?

    Storytelling

    Get lost in a world of space-themed storytelling as you blast off on a madcap mission to the International Space Station, in a show full of laughs - and a little bit of science - The Great Cornish Take Off is a must for all ages!

    Meet the Experts

    Throughout the summer we'll be joined by a variety of experts and enthusiasts - including our friends from the European Space Agency and the National Space Academy - for inspirational tales of space endeavours and exploration. Find out what it's like to live like an astronaut, hear all about the mission to mars and whether alien life really exists. Kids could even get the chance to learn from Maddie Moate, children's presenter of Cbeebies' Did You Know?

    Freaky Space Plants

    Find out about crops we might want to grow in space in the future and be amazed by freaky plant displays as you venture into our Biomes and across site and explore our Outdoor Gardens.

    Need to Know

    We're open late until 8pm Monday to Thursday, so you can choose to visit us for the whole day or just stop by on your way home from the beach.

    We also offer pre-bookable relaxed sessions for children with sensory abd communication needs or learning disabilities who may benefit from a more informal experience. Available on Friday and Sunday mornings, wee website for details.

    Journey into Space is included with Eden admission. For more information, please visit edenproject.com/space.

     

Thursday, August 31, 2017

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Dinosaur Quiz Trail - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Back by popular demand, Paradise Park’s Dinosaur Quiz Trail runs from May to September.

    Just like birds, many dinosaurs had feathers and laid eggs!

    In between meeting the birds in the aviaries and at the free flying shows you can explore the grounds on your own dinosaur expedition. Search for the dinosaurs and their eggs, answer all the questions and we will award you our special ‘Paradise Park Professor of Palaeontology’ certificate and your own mini model dinosaur!”


     

  • Bude

    Bude Jazz 2017 - Bude

    What is the event all about?

    A Festival of Traditional and New Orleans Jazz with the aim of satisfying audiences and dancers alike with live gigs, street parades and a jazz picnic over 4 days following the August Bank Holiday weekend

    The festival will be approximately 77 gigs over 4 days at various venues in Bude, Stratton and Marhamchurch. Bude Jazz 2016 plans to have 9 main venues 

    How can visitors take part?

    Visitors can purchase full stroller or daily tickets in advance from the Jazz Office at Bude Tourist Information Centre by calling 01288 355694.    Single session tickets will be available from the Jazz office during the festival.

    Bude Jazz
    Various venues
    Bude
    Cornwall
    EX23 8LE

    01288 341653

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Launceston

    Festival of Cornish Culture - Launceston

    Gorsedh Kernow exists to maintain the national Celtic spirit of Cornwall and give expression to such spirit; to encourage the study of Cornish history and the Cornish language; to foster Cornish literature, art, music, dance and sport; to link Cornwall with other Celtic countries, and to promote a spirit of peace and co-operation among those who work in Cornwall’s honour.

    The Esedhvos Festival, is held every year at a different location in Cornwall to celebrate Cornwall's distinctive identity and Celtic heritage, newly recognised under the Council of Europe’s Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.  The host town for 2017 is Launceston and will include the annual Bardic ceremony on the Saturday.  There will also be a variety of events around the town, many of which are free, including a celebration of Cornish music and dance.  

    “Launceston has a proud place in Cornwall’s story. It is the historic capital of Cornwall and the castle was built by Brian of Brittany, the Breton knight who became the first Earl of Cornwall following the Norman Conquest. The creation of this earldom recognised Cornwall’s historic integrity and laid the foundations for the constitutional differences that make modern Cornwall distinct from England.”   Merv Davey, Telynyor an Weryn, Grand Bard of Cornwall. 

    The main Gorsedh Kernow Bardic ceremony will take place on Saturday 2nd September in the town square, here new Bards will be initiated, competition winners will receive prizes and special Awards given. 

    The full programme for the 2017 Festival will be posted on the Festival website HERE.

    Gorsedh Kernow
    The Town Square
    Launceston
    Cornwall
    PL15 8AQ

    07762 169733

    Visit WEBSITE


     

  • Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    Become a Red Panda Ranger this August - Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

    At Paradise Park this August there is a fun and educational Red Panda Quiz to learn about these endangered animals in the wild and the individual characters who live at the Park. Do the quiz and claim your exclusive Red Panda Ranger badge!

    Paradise Park is home to a family of these adorable bamboo loving pandas. Just like Giant Pandas, Red Pandas have an extra “thumb”, which is actually an enlarged bone designed to grab and hold bamboo stems, and they can eat up to 200,000 bamboo leaves daily!

    There is a special Red Panda talk at 2pm most days in August (please check the ‘talks’ board when you enter for confirmation) where keepers will encourage them to come down from trees so people can see them better, plus show off some of their training which helps when the vet comes in to do health checks. There will also be a few souvenir items available to purchase and a prize draw. Money raised will go to a special project to create a ‘Red Panda Protected Forest’ in Nepal, run by the www.RedPandaNetwork.org. Normal entry price apply. More info on the event here

    The Park will also be highlighting their very special RED PANDA EXPERIENCES which are now available! You can book a 30-minute session to go behind the scenes and into the enclosure for a close encounter! You will be able to feed, stroke, and in most cases, the pandas are happy to sit on your lap! For full details please click here
     

     

  • Cornish Seal Sanctuary

    Seal Cadets - Cornish Seal Sanctuary

    Seal Cadets is back for the summer with new penguin and otter activities!

    From July 22nd—Sept 2nd, you can join us and become a Seal Cadet. Find out what it takes to protect our oceans and care for marine mammals.

    Learn how to rescue seal pups and practice on our life-sized fake pup, Paloma! Make a pledge to the oceans— how will you help to save marine life today?

    Join us from 10—5 every day in the summer and take part in a variety of activities, as well as meeting all our usual faces and learning more about them.

    Book online for fantastic savings www.visitsealife.com/gweek/tickets

  • Eden Project

    Journey into Space at Eden - Eden Project

    This suimmer, get ready to boldy go where no visitor has gone before, when you jouney into space at Eden. Explore our solar system and uncover the secrets of the universe - all in one epic day out in Cornwall.

    There's so much to see and do at Eden this summer, here's what we have on offer:

    Eden Astronaut Academy

    Begin your intergalactic adventure at our Astronaut Academy, where you'll find out if you've got what it takes to become an Eden Astronaut.Defy gravity on the inflatable moon walk, and take on mind-bending space puzzles designed to test your astronaut skills to the limit.

    Solar System Safari

    Training complete, emark on a Solar System Safari, an immersive journey through space. Your senses will be reeling from the incredible sights and sounds as you explore the environment of each unique planet - including the eeriness of Mercury, the heat of the sun, and the fieriness of Venus - before returning to Earth, our beautiful planet that's uniquely placed to support life.

    Alien Encounter

    Look out for some mysterious aliens who have crash-landed here at Eden. We're working on a way to communicate with these mysterious life forms - can you help us decode their signals and language? And what would you say if you had the chance?

    Virtual Reality Experience

    Roll up, roll up to see the most immersice show in the universe. Let us whisk you off on a 13.8 billion-year adventure to help discover answers to the burning questions: What are we made of? Where did it all come from?

    Storytelling

    Get lost in a world of space-themed storytelling as you blast off on a madcap mission to the International Space Station, in a show full of laughs - and a little bit of science - The Great Cornish Take Off is a must for all ages!

    Meet the Experts

    Throughout the summer we'll be joined by a variety of experts and enthusiasts - including our friends from the European Space Agency and the National Space Academy - for inspirational tales of space endeavours and exploration. Find out what it's like to live like an astronaut, hear all about the mission to mars and whether alien life really exists. Kids could even get the chance to learn from Maddie Moate, children's presenter of Cbeebies' Did You Know?

    Freaky Space Plants

    Find out about crops we might want to grow in space in the future and be amazed by freaky plant displays as you venture into our Biomes and across site and explore our Outdoor Gardens.

    Need to Know

    We're open late until 8pm Monday to Thursday, so you can choose to visit us for the whole day or just stop by on your way home from the beach.

    We also offer pre-bookable relaxed sessions for children with sensory abd communication needs or learning disabilities who may benefit from a more informal experience. Available on Friday and Sunday mornings, wee website for details.

    Journey into Space is included with Eden admission. For more information, please visit edenproject.com/space.