Hall for Cornwall – Year round
Great shows are coming to The Hall for Cornwall this year including Fiddler on the Roof, the Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Peppa Pig and the coveted Christmas pantomime.
Truro Cathedral – Saturday 11 January
Truro Cathedral hosts a free cushion concert for little ones from 2.30pm. Your children can sit up front on cosy cushions, or run amok if they prefer, whilst listening to the boy choristers sing beautiful tunes.
Trellisick House – Tuesday 14 January
Cornish film directors Chris and Jill Batters will be arriving at Trellisick House to shed some light on one of Cornwall’s most infamous tales of murder; the murder of Charlotte Dymond, who’s ghost is said to roam Bodmin Moor on the fateful night.
Booking for this event is essential.
Tate St Ives – Until Thursday 22 January
Tate St Ives is transformed into toddler Tate and welcomes under-5s to have fun with art – think messy play, movement, stories, music and song.
Booking is recommended.
National Maritime Museum – Wednesday 29 January
For adult’s there is a Discovery Talk where you can learn about the voyage of Ellen and Tom Winser and Jeremy Lang who sailed 40,000 miles from St. Mawes.
The Farmhouse Breakfast Week – 26 January to 1 February
The Farmhouse Breakfast Week celebrates the most important meal of the day with hundreds of events taking place around the country.
Cornwall Seal Sanctuary – Throughout January and February
January and February is the busiest time of year at the Seal Sanctuary as staff have their hands full rescuing around 40 pups from around the Cornish coast and bringing them back to the sanctuary for rehabilitation. It’s a great time to visit as the pools are filled with cute pups and you can even meet the resident penguins, otters, ponies and goats.
Booking is recommended.
Ice skating at Eden Project – Until 2 March
The ice rink at Eden is already up and running and lasts until March 2nd so there is plently of time for you to get your skates on and join the fun. As well as normal skating sessions, Eden Project are running ice skating lessons, toddler and junior sessions, family disco and an under 18s’ night.
National Maritime Museum – From Monday 3 February
Immerse yourself in the world of smuggling; a new exhibition takes you back in time to the mid-18th Century with rare smuggling artefacts on show.
Eden Project – Saturday 15 February – Sunday 2 March
Freaky Nature is back at the Eden Project; visit the biomes and learn weird and wonderful facts about plants – they’re not quite as unassuming as you think. Meet sticky, smelly, illegal, designer and even carnivorous plants that bite back! Both adults and children can enjoy this event especially as there is the chance for the little ones to dress up as a bug for the day.
Book your tickets today.
English Heritage half term trails – Saturday 15 – Sunday 23 February
Put your skills to the test this February half term with a trail around one of Cornwall’s English Heritage site. Choose from St Mawes, Tintagel, Pendennis Castle.
Liskeard Point to Point – Sunday 23 February
The East Cornwall Hunt Point to Point race returns to the well-established course near Liskeard this February. It’s a great family day out offering the thrill of jump racing. Bookmakers are in attendance for those wishing to bet a few bob on the horses.
The Oggy Oscars – Eden Project – Saturday 1 March
The third World Pasty Championships return to The Eden Project this year seeing both professional and amateur bakers from far and near compete to be crowned champion of pasty making. Anyone can enter and anyone can visit the event.
NB: Oggy is Cornish for pasty.
Fifteen Cornwall’s Spring Farmers’ Market – Watergate Bay – Saturday 15 March
Join the team from Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall for their annual Spring Farmers’ market, celebrating the produce made and grown in Cornwall. Local producers and suppliers will be setting up shop at Watergate Bay and showcasing their Spring treats.
Daffodil Weekend at Cothele House – Saturday 22 March
Cothele House, a beautiful National Trust property, grow an amazing array of daffodils, both new and historic. Enjoy wandering through the gardens at your own pace, or join a guided tour. Activites for Children also available.
Visit one of Cornwall’s blooming gardens
Choose from Trebah, Heligan, Trelissick or Eden. Here are our favourite Cornish gardens.
Check out the Watergate Bay events calendar here.