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.
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
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.
Outdoor film screenings
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.
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.