What to do in Cornwall this summer

Hold fire with that bucket and spade. We love the beach as much as everyone else, but there’s loads going on at Watergate Bay and beyond in Cornwall during the summer. Here are some of our favourite to-dos.

Wild Works Wofl's Child Summer Event 2017

Wolf’s Child


Cornwall’s own WildWorks makes theatre with landscapes and people, telling the stories of the world they live in in unexpected ways. Their latest project, Wolf’s Child, takes place at Trelowarren Estate from 11th to 30th July 2017 (watch the video trailer). The Times describes it as “mischievous, moving and … utterly magical.”

Visit the WildWorks website for more information and tickets.


Eden Project summer spectacular

Eden Project near St Austell

If exploring the largest indoor rainforest in the world wasn’t exciting enough, the Eden Project really ramp it up with their series of summer events. This year’s epic Journey Into Space gets kids training at the Astronaut Academy, before discovering secrets of the universe with a fully immersive Solar System Safari. Prepare for an Alien Encounter too – how will you communicate? For thrill seekers, zip wire and adventure activities run throughout the season.



Pick your own

Across Cornwall

The thought of freshly picked strawberries and clotted cream makes our hearts sing. But they’re not the only thing to grow beautifully in Cornwall during summer. You can also PYO raspberries, gooseberries, currants, courgettes and rhubarb depending on the month. Our favourites are Mitchell Fruit Farm and Trevaskis Farm.

Porthmeor film screening
©St Ives Surf School

Outdoor film screenings

Across Cornwall
Keep your eyes peeled for outdoor film screenings across Cornwall this summer. In past years we’ve popped corn watching surf films on the sand at Porthmeor, St Ives and had a drive-through at Fistral, Newquay.

Bodmin Moor

Take a walk on Bodmin Moor

We love the beach. But you’re missing out if you don’t visit Bodmin Moor – 150 square miles of sweeping moorland and dramatic granite tors that are great for walking and exploring. The landscape has provided inspiration for writers, poets and sculptors and generated folklore and legend.


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