Events

Finding out whats on in Cornwall can be hard, there are always so many events. Events Diary rounds up the essential Cornish events in one handy guide.

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November, 2013 - May, 2014
 
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Paradise Park & JungleBarn

Well known as Cornwall's top wildlife sanctuary, with tropical birds in exotic gardens and lots of events to meet the birds and animals, award-winning Paradise Park also has a huge JyngleBarn indoor play area.

After Dark Play Time at Paradise Park in Hayle

During the winter between 3pm and 6pm you can come in to the JungleBarn to play and take advantage of the facilities with plenty of seating, newspapers and the snack bar for a discounted price. Plus ‘Mini Meals’ for the children are available for just £2.75 from 3pm and include a mini meal on toast, apple or orange juice and a fruit yogurt.

The huge JungleBarn includes fun activities like the Astro slide, rope bridge, climbing, funny mirrors and a ball pool toddlers area. Lots to exhaust the liveliest of children (and adults!)

From 3pm (closes at 6pm) child entry is £4.95, and adult entry £3.95 - and you can buy a Return Ticket to use for your next visit before the 31st March 2014.

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April, 2014 - October, 2014
 
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The Minack Theatre & Visitor Centre

Cornwall's world famous theatre under the stars.

Moving Heaven & Earth

Join Billy Rawlings, Rowena Cade's Builder's Mate for an interactive tour of the theatre! Every Saturday, any time between 10am and 2pm.

Included in daytime admission price Adults £4.50 Over 60s £3.50 12-15 year olds £2.50 2-11 year olds £0.50

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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Cornwall's Award Winning Visitor Attraction

Museum Minnows

An hour of creative play, stories and craft activities for under-fives. Our Learning Centre is transformed into a multi-sensory play area for our free family drop-in sessions.
Free with Museum entrance ticket.

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Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park

Family Attraction of the Year 2013 as voted by readers of the Primary Times

25th Anniversary Weekend

2014 marks 25 years of Family Fun and Adventure at Crealy Great Adventure Parks! This is a weekend not to miss, full of surprises, laughs and memories! Keep in touch and sign up to our newsletter for special offers and to know all the facts first!

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The Minack Theatre & Visitor Centre

Cornwall's world famous theatre under the stars.

Canoryon Lowen in Concert

This is a mixed choir from across Devon and Cornwall who will perform a wide range of music including classical, churhc music, rock ballads, spirituals and musicals - from Tallis to Tavener, Beatles to Broadway, and everything in between.

8pm

£5 - £11.50

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May, 2014 - September, 2014
 
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Paradise Park & JungleBarn

Well known as Cornwall's top wildlife sanctuary, with tropical birds in exotic gardens and lots of events to meet the birds and animals, award-winning Paradise Park also has a huge JyngleBarn indoor play area.

DINOSAUR QUIZ TRAIL at Paradise Park - 1st May to 2nd September

LIFE-SIZE Dinosaurs have been spotted at Paradise Park in Hayle!

Famous for their fabulous tropical birds, this summer the Park will be celebrating the earliest relatives of all birds, the dinosaurs! Just like birds, many dinosaurs had feathers and laid eggs, including the Velociraptor which will be highlighted in the quiz trail.

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!

Paradise Park would love to see photos of you with a dinosaur, so tweet or post them to us at facebook.com/ParadiseParkCornwall or twitter.com/CornishParadise and we will share it! You can use the hashtag #DinosaursInParadise

The Otter Pool Cafe offers light lunches including homemade specials, local pasties, a wonderful selection of cakes and Cornish cream teas – plus for the Dinosaurs in Paradise event there will be kids’ lunchboxes with a dinosaur theme.

Normal entry prices apply, and great value Return Tickets available for your next visit

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The Minack Theatre & Visitor Centre

Cornwall's world famous theatre under the stars.

The Ascension Plan

The ethereal and epic sounds of The Ascension Plan meet the wide open spaces of Minack. Featuring Penzance based 50 Degrees and with special guest Mimi Goese, this promises to be a magical night of music perfectly suited to the surroundings.

8pm

£5 - £11.50

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Screech Owl Sanctuary

We aim to enable visitors to see and touch owls at close proximity under staff supervision as well as providing a talk and guided tour of the centre to all visitors.

Free Open Day in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care

 ALL PROCEEDS & DONATIONS TO THE HOSPICE

RAFFLES ~ BOUNCY CASTLE & OTHER ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE DAY

COME AND SEE OUR FLYING DISPLAYS, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE OWL KIND,

ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS WITH THE MEERKATS, PYGMY GOATS, EMUS AND ALPACAS ~ CHILDRENS PLAY AREA

FREE!

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The Minack Theatre & Visitor Centre

Cornwall's world famous theatre under the stars.

Mounts Bay Singers

The Mounts Bay Singers repertoire includes songs from the shows, pop and classical pieces. The singers will be joined by dancers from the Lockwood Urban Dance & Theatre School.

8pm

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The Minack Theatre & Visitor Centre

Cornwall's world famous theatre under the stars.

Pencoweth

Pencoweth, Cornwall, 1851. A fishing village welcomes its men safely home from the stormy winter seas. Excitement is high since there is to be a double wedding, but the boys have suspicions over their fiancees constancy during their times at sea and devise an outrageous plan to prove it. What follows is a series of events that no one could have foreseen and tests not only the couples, but the whole village.

Presented by Music is Life Productions, Pencoweth is a lavish new musical portraying passion, mistaken identity and a community's struggle against the power of nature.

Written by Dan Lashbrook and Rob Pratt.

8pm

£5 - £11.50

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The Minack Theatre & Visitor Centre

Cornwall's world famous theatre under the stars.

Woman in Mind

A new company of local actors is directed by John Brolly in this sometimes sad, funny, stiric and moving Alan Ayckbourn comedy.

Woman in Mind charts, without sentimentality or heartless irony, a frowsy middle-aged Englishwoman's hopeless descent into psychosis.

8pm

£5 - £11.50

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The Minack Theatre & Visitor Centre

Cornwall's world famous theatre under the stars.

Mevagissey Male Choir with Plymouth Military Wives Choir

In the 40th anniversary year, Mevagissey Male Coir return to the Minack singing a blend of contemporary and traditional choir favourites from Queen to Bizet and Robbie Williams to Bach.

They are delighted to be joined by the Military Wives Choir from Plymouth who were the original chor set up by Gareth Malone in the TV series The Choir in 2010.

A proportion of the proceeds will be donated to Help the Heroes.

£5 - £11.50

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Trengwainton Garden

Get tropical at Trengwainton

Hurrah for the Home Front

Come and celebrate the spirit and ingenuity of life in 1940s Britain. Sing along to songs from the era while browsing 'living history' stands of WW2 Home Front, civvies and service personnel. Enjoy the sight of vintage vehicles and pay a visit to our replica Dig for Victory allotment.

10.30am to 4pm (garden open 10.30am-5pm). Admission prices: Adult £7.50, child £3.75, family (2 + 3) £18.75, family (1 + 3) £11.25, National Trust members free

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The Minack Theatre & Visitor Centre

Cornwall's world famous theatre under the stars.

Kernow King: Wonders of the Cornish Universe

Wonders of the Cornish Universe takes a look at all the wonderful elements of Cornish life that we all know and love - from pasties, our mums and our accents to some of the less obvious things which can't be mentioned here!

For a right royal laugh, be sure not to miss out on what is almost certainly going to be the last outing for this hilarious show.

8pm

£15

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The Minack Theatre & Visitor Centre

Cornwall's world famous theatre under the stars.

Glenn Tilbrook

Building on successful solo acoustic performances from star names in recent years, we welcome Glenn Tilbrook, writer and lead singer of 80s band, Squeeze to the Minack. Responsible for top ten hits including Tempted, Hourglass, Cool for Cats and Up the Junction, this should be another great night of music.

8pm

£17.50

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The Minack Theatre & Visitor Centre

Cornwall's world famous theatre under the stars.

Nerina Pallot

One of the most engaging live female artists in the UK, Nerina enjoyed herself so much when she sang for us last year that she has asked to return.

8pm

£17.50

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The Minack Theatre & Visitor Centre

Cornwall's world famous theatre under the stars.

Fleetwood Bac

The world's first and best Fleetwood Mac tribute band, endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself, and raved about by Peter Green's biographer, the only Mac tribute band to authentically replicate the classic Stevie/Lindsey/Christine/John/Mick Rumours line up.

The sound, the look, the mystical atmosphere and on-stage chemistry are all portrayed with the passion and energy that got the seal of approval from ‘Big Daddy’ Mick, and built up an excellent reputation amongst Mac fans through numerous tours, festival appearances, corporate events and TV and radio slots all over the U.K. and Europe.

8pm

£15

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Screech Owl Sanctuary

We aim to enable visitors to see and touch owls at close proximity under staff supervision as well as providing a talk and guided tour of the centre to all visitors.

Meet a Ninja Turtle!

 BRING THE KIDS ALONG TO MEET THE NINJA TURTLE ~ MICHELANGELO

 ALSO INCLUDED IN THE ADMISSION PRICE IS OUR FLYING DISPLAYS and ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS ~ WHERE YOU GET TO MEET THE MEERKATS, PYGMY GOATS, EMUs , ALPACAS & MINIATURE SHETLAND PONIES

£5 per person

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Screech Owl Sanctuary

We aim to enable visitors to see and touch owls at close proximity under staff supervision as well as providing a talk and guided tour of the centre to all visitors.

Meet a Ninja Turtle!

 BRING THE KIDS ALONG TO MEET THE NINJA TURTLE ~ MICHELANGELO

 ALSO INCLUDED IN THE ADMISSION PRICE IS OUR FLYING DISPLAYS and ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS ~ WHERE YOU GET TO MEET THE MEERKATS, PYGMY GOATS, EMUs , ALPACAS & MINIATURE SHETLAND PONIES

£5 per person

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Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park

Family Attraction of the Year 2013 as voted by readers of the Primary Times

Pirates & Princess Weekend

Come and see a real Pirate and Princess and spend the day conquering the water on Raging Rivers, Digging for Treasure in our new sand play area and commandeering our Buccaneer Battle Boats. There will also be a surprise for every Princess and Pirate that comes to enjoy their day dressed as their favourite Swashbuckling Sea farer or Royal heroine. Plus win a family Membership for the best fancy dress judging at 2.30pm over the weekend!
Prices from as little as £9.56 for children 92cm - 1m Up to 20% off all tickets online

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Screech Owl Sanctuary

We aim to enable visitors to see and touch owls at close proximity under staff supervision as well as providing a talk and guided tour of the centre to all visitors.

Meet a Ninja Turtle!

 BRING THE KIDS ALONG TO MEET THE NINJA TURTLE ~ MICHELANGELO

 ALSO INCLUDED IN THE ADMISSION PRICE IS OUR FLYING DISPLAYS and ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS ~ WHERE YOU GET TO MEET THE MEERKATS, PYGMY GOATS, EMUs , ALPACAS & MINIATURE SHETLAND PONIES

10am to 5pm

£5 per person entry
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The Minack Theatre & Visitor Centre

Cornwall's world famous theatre under the stars.

The King of the Choughs

It is the morning of August 11th 1999 and a young Cornish couple make their way to the top of Condolden Hill which overlooks the magical and legendary landscape of Tintagel. In less than two hours total darkness will sweep from the great Atlantic Ocean across Cornwall’s Peninsula as the light of the sun is fully eclipsed by the moon for the first time in seventy years.  On reaching the summit of the hill a dreadful realisation dawns on the young lovers:  impenetrable mist and cloud block out all hope of their witnessing one of the world’s great miracles. As they wait, fearing the cloud will not lift and the mystical beauty of the eclipse will pass unseen, a stranger approaches and tell them of another period in Cornwall’s long Celtic history when the county fell dark and the chivalric spirit of King Arthur seemed lost.
 
The King of The Choughs by Dougie Blaxland is yet another new piece of work from Trebiggan Productions, celebrating the magic and mystery of Cornwall’s legendary heritage.

8pm Monday to Friday, 2pm Tuesday and Thursday

£5 - £11.50

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Glendurgan

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50 things fun at Glendurgan

Come and have some 50 things fun in the garden this half term

Have a go at skimming a stone on Durgan beach or look out for crazy creatures in the rock pools. Make a trail with sticks through the garden for your family to follow or hunt for bugs in the bushes and long grass. There's lots of activities to keep you entertained at Glendurgan.
10:30 am - 4:30 pm Gates open: 10.30am Last admission time: 4.30pm Free event (normal admission charges apply) There are several steep and uneven paths in the garden

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Trengwainton Garden

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Get ahead with your '50 things'

The National Trust has drawn up a list of 50 things to do before you're 11¾. Get ahead of the game and follow our trail to tick off five of those 50 things.

Garden open 10.30am-5pm. Admission prices: Adult £7.00, child £3.50, family (2 + 3) £17.50, family (1 + 3) £10.50, National Trust members free. Contact: 01736 363148

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The Minack Theatre & Visitor Centre

Cornwall's world famous theatre under the stars.

Annie

Redruth Amateur Operatic Society Trust is delighted to return to The Minack Theatre for this production at the theatre of the ever popular musical ‘Annie, first performed in The Regal Theatre, Redruth in October 2013 and enthusiastically received by audiences.

A talented cast and a succession of memorable songs tell the story of a spunky New York Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, befriends President Franklin Roosevelt and finds a new family and home with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell and a lovable dog named Sandy.

The energy with which the orphans attack the show- stopping numbers such as ‘Hard Knock Life’ and ‘Fully Dressed’ is due to many rehearsal hours with director Gail Angove, who has demanded polished performances from both children and the adult company.

This heart-warming show will be a half term treat for all the family.

8pm Monday to Friday, 2pm Tuesday and Thursday

£5 - £11.50

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Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park

Family Attraction of the Year 2013 as voted by readers of the Primary Times

Tree Fu Tom - 27th May 2014

27th May 2014 Tree Fu Tom is an ordinary boy with a magic belt. When he performs a series of magic action movements he creates Tree Fu Magic that transforms him into a tiny but mighty superhero. Join him at Cornwall's Crealy for Meet & Greet sessions. Appearing in the Show Arena throughout the day at 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.00pm & 4.00pm
Prices from as little as £9.56 online for children 92cm - 1m Up to 20% of all tickets online

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The Minack Theatre & Visitor Centre

Cornwall's world famous theatre under the stars.

Stones & Bones: 10.30am

Come on a journey to Ancient Cornwall…
A land of fiery volcanoes and strange prehistoric creatures…
A land of myth and legend, giants and druids…
A land of ancient stone circles and mysterious monuments…
A land of Stones and Bones…

Stones And Bones is a marvellous mix of history and mystery!
Find out all about archaeology and fossils, say hello to one of your stone-age ancestors, hear stories of giants and wizards, see a volcano erupting before your very eyes, and maybe even glimpse a dinosaur or two…
There will be thrills and spills galore, but also lots of laughs, plenty of puppets, songs, slapstick, tall tales and crazy characters – all presented in that unique Squashbox style!

50 mins long, Suitable children aged 5+ and their families

Adults: £4.50 Over 60s: £3.50 12 - 15 year olds: £2.50 2 - 11 year olds: £0.50

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Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park

Family Attraction of the Year 2013 as voted by readers of the Primary Times

Jungle Jim Top Comedy Ventriloquist

28th May 2014 Join Jungle Jim, the award-winning entertainer here at Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park. Jungle Jim, creates a 'Rumble in the Jungle' with all his Jungle friends including Pee Wee the elephant, Dandelion, Slippy the seal, Rufus the gorilla, Scratch the rat, Pippo the hippo, Camilla the ostrich and lots more. Jim and his gang will provide a unique, unforgettable show. Appearing on: Wednesday 28th May Times: 11.30am 1.30pm 3.00pm 4.00pm

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Pendennis Castle - Kastel Penndinas

Discover the secrets of Cornwall's greatest fortress

Fighting Knights

Hear weapons clash and feel the heat of battle as we journey back to days of old. Watch brave knights do battle and prove your worth as a warrior as your don your armour and try out your combat skills.
Be transported back to an age of chivalrous knights and battles of valour – and be amazed by breath-taking displays of weaponry and skill. Budding young knights can take part in a sword drill to prove they have what it takes to become a knight of the realm, and the whole family can join in with the medieval fun and games to the backdrop of the mighty fortress of Pendennis Castle.

Adult:£8.00 Concession:£7.20 Child (5-15 years):£4.80 Family:£20.80 Price includes entry to site and event. Tickets available to book in advance or on the day.

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Tintagel Castle - Kastel Dintagel

Birthplace of the legend of King Arthur

Fighting Knights

Hear weapons clash and feel the heat of battle as we journey back to the age of Richard, Earl of Cornwall. Watch brave knights do battle and prove your worth as a warrior as your don your armour and try out your combat skills.
See the Garrison of Tintagel put through their paces with displays of weaponry and skill at "King Arthurs" castle. Soak up the atmosphere as the Castle is transported back to 13th century and find out what life was like for people of the time - both at home and on the battlefield.
The storyteller will spin tales of magic, mystery and adventure, and budding young knights can take part in a sword drill to prove they have what it takes to become a knight of the realm. For Tintagel! Knights at the ready!

 

 

Adult:£7.10 Concession:£6.40 Child (5-15 years):£4.30 Family:£18.50

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Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park

Family Attraction of the Year 2013 as voted by readers of the Primary Times

Herd Circus

29th May Roll up Roll up, prepare to amazed, prepare to be dazzled by Herd Circus a wonderful youth circus perform acrobatics, juggling, hoops and clowning for you entertainment. Appearing around the park and in the show arena. As well as the opportunity to get involved and learn some tricks yourself in the circus workshop
Prices from as little as £9.56 online

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The Minack Theatre & Visitor Centre

Cornwall's world famous theatre under the stars.

Skillywidden: 10.30am

Legend has it there are five types of faery in Cornwall: the Small Folk, the Piskies, the Knockers, the Brownies and - most mischievous of all - the Spriggans. Come on a journey through the countryside as we search for these elusive creatures, while at the same time learning all about the bees, bats, birds and butterflies who live alongside them.

Meet Skillywidden, the mischievous Pisky, and all of his faery friends! Watch the dance of the ‘beautiful’ Faery Queen! Marvel at the incredible Book Of Nature as it literally comes alive before your eyes! Gasp at the antics of Brian, the amazing mind-reading pig! ​

Skillywidden is a celebration of the wildlife and faery myths of Cornwall, using Squashbox Theatre’s distinctive mix of puppets, songs, storytelling and cabaret, with a strong environmental message. More crazy characters, more silly slapstick, more tall tales and more fantastic facts!

For children aged 4+ and their families.

Adult: £4.50 Over 60: £3.50 12-15 years old: £2.50 2-11 years old: £0.50

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Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park

Family Attraction of the Year 2013 as voted by readers of the Primary Times

CTPC Steam Rally

31st May Come and see amazingly preserved, restored and loved steam engines being displayed and driven along with many other vintage tractors and vehicles to wonder at. Traditional Games, BBQ and live entertainment in the marquee after 8pm. Entrance available all day from 10am till late.

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June, 2014
 
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The Minack Theatre & Visitor Centre

Cornwall's world famous theatre under the stars.

Private Lives

Cube Theatre return to the Minack with Noël Coward’s glittering masterpiece of dysfunctional marriages.

Divorced couple Amanda and Elyot fatefully meet once again on adjoining hotel balconies whilst on honeymoon with their new partners.

The ensuing complications are a delightful parody of human relationships, flashing with Noël Coward’s dark wit and oozing with 1930s glamour and sophistication.

With its outrageous plot and savage comedy, Private Lives is surprisingly relevant to a modern audience.  Maybe Noël Coward was ahead of his time, or in touch with the universal theme of incompatibility in love.

The original production famously featured Noël Coward and Gertrude Lawrence in the leading roles (with promising newcomer Laurence Olivier in a supporting role!)  Coward wrote, directed and starred with apparent ease.  Each character in Private Lives has the gift of his sparkling wit!

This production reunites Benjamin Symes and Rebecca Hulbert as Elyot and Amanda, last seen at the Minack as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in cube’s dynamic ensemble version of the Scottish play.  They are joined by Ben Oldfield and Nix Wood, also no strangers to the Minack.  Ben Oldfield has performed there with Miracle Theatre, and also taken the leading role in The Music Man.

Cube Theatre have a reputation for high-quality performances featuring slick direction, precision acting and crackling dialogue.  This production promises to be no exception.

£5 - £11.50

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Screech Owl Sanctuary

We aim to enable visitors to see and touch owls at close proximity under staff supervision as well as providing a talk and guided tour of the centre to all visitors.

Meet Mickey and Minnie Mouse

 BRING THE KIDS ALONG TO MEET MICKEY & MINNIE MOUSE

 ALSO INCLUDED IN THE ADMISSION PRICE IS OUR FLYING DISPLAYS and ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS ~ WHERE YOU GET TO MEET THE MEERKATS, PYGMY GOATS, EMUs , ALPACAS & MINIATURE SHETLAND PONIES

10am to 5pm

£5 per person entry
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Trengwainton Garden

Get tropical at Trengwainton

National Gardens Scheme Open Day

Explore exotic plants, an inspirational walled garden and beautiful sea views from the Terrace. Free guided tour at 11.30am. All entry proceeds and any donations for the tour will go to the NGS.

Garden open 10.30am-5pm. Admission prices: Adult £7.00, child £3.50, family (2 + 3) £17.50, family (1 + 3) £10.50, National Trust members free. Contact: 01736 363148

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The Minack Theatre & Visitor Centre

Cornwall's world famous theatre under the stars.

George's Marvellous Medicine

George’s Grandma is horrid. Her medicine isn’t doing her any good, nor is it making her any nicer,  so George decides to concoct his own - with hilarious results! Illyria goes through the roof with another wickedly funny Dahl classic!

Afternoon performances are programmed for local school children. If you are not attached to one the primary schools that are attending, but still wish to attend an afternoon performance, please contact the box office on 01736 810181 for more information.

By Roald Dahl, adapted by David Wood.

1.30pm and 8pm Monday to Friday

£5 - £11.50

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Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park

Family Attraction of the Year 2013 as voted by readers of the Primary Times

Locals Weekend

As a special thank you from us to you. If you live in the following areas Tredinnick, St Issey, St Jidgey, Canalidgy, Trenance, Little Petherick, Blabel, Rumford or St Ervan you are in for a very significant treat on this weekend! Keep in touch and sign up to our newsletter and see announcements as soon as their made!

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Glendurgan

Be amazed by Glendurgan

Father's Day at the beach

Come and discover the lovely little beach at the bottom of our garden this Father's Day.

 Collect a 50 things scrapbook on arrival and have a go at some of the fun family activities. Have a stone skimming competition, explore the rockpools or simply enjoy jumping the waves. You could even try creating some wild art from the things you find on the beach.
10:30 am - 4:30 pm Gates open: 10.30am Last admission time: 4.30pm All day self led event. Free event (normal admission charges apply)

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Trengwainton Garden

Get tropical at Trengwainton

Father's Day

Bring dad along to the garden and create your own unique Father's Day card for him. Top off his day with a tasty treat in the tea-room.

Garden open 10.30am-5pm. Admission prices: Adult £7.00, child £3.50, family (2 + 3) £17.50, family (1 + 3) £10.50, National Trust members free. Contact: 01736 363148

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The Minack Theatre & Visitor Centre

Cornwall's world famous theatre under the stars.

The Dreams of Sleeping Beauty

When sleeping beauty climbs a winding staircase and pricks her finger she falls into a dream world that lasts one hundred years. She dreams about a long cold winter and a boy with ice in his heart, she dreams about 12 sisters who dance away their shoes each night, she dreams of her mother and father and a secret surrounding her birth, she dreams the first warmth of spring and of being in love.

The Dreams of Sleeping Beauty weaves together favourite fairy tales to explore the hopes and fears of an adolescent girl. The familiar stores are infused with a contemporary twist for the whole family to enjoy.

Afternoon performances are programmed for local school children. If you are not attached to one the primary schools that are attending, but still wish to attend an afternoon performance, please contact the box office on 01736 810181 for more information.

8pm Monday to Friday, 1.30pm Tuesday to Thursday

Devised and performed by students on the BA (Hons) Drama, Applied Theatre and Education course at Central School of Speech and Drama.

£5 - £11.50

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The Minack Theatre & Visitor Centre

Cornwall's world famous theatre under the stars.

The Case of the Frightened Lady

This show makes a welcome return to Minack with the original cast which won the Minack Trophy in 2006.

Miracle Theatre’s original adaptation of Edgar Wallace’s best seller, written and directed by Bill Scott with songs and music by Jim Carey, offers a great mix of comic delights and instantly invented characters who will have you in fits of laughter as they cook up the storyline and play out the dramatic conclusion.

With Ben Dyson as Edgar Wallace, Rosie Hughes as Mrs Wallace, Tom Adams as the Gardener, Jo Bowis as the new Secretary and Dominic Power as the Butler, the play is a highly inventive piece of theatre suitable for a family audience of all ages.

In his day Wallace was king of the modern thriller, with classic Wallace novels featuring sinister criminal acts, numerous plot twists and plenty of shadowy killers and secret passageways. The often gripping narratives have been hugely influential and more of his books have been made in to films than any other twentieth century writer. He died in Hollywood in 1932 on his way to work on the screenplay of King Kong.

Monday to Friday 8pm, 2pm on Tuesday and Thursday.

£5 - £11.50

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Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park

Family Attraction of the Year 2013 as voted by readers of the Primary Times

Emergency Services Weekend

28th/29th June This weekend we are offering a special thank you to the emergency services for the brilliant work they do! Keep in touch and sign up to our newsletter for exciting offers and to receive exclusive Crealy news direct to your inbox!

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The Minack Theatre & Visitor Centre

Cornwall's world famous theatre under the stars.

The Tempest

The Tempest is the perfect play for the Minack, and indeed was the first show ever to be performed here in 1932. Moving Stories is thrilled to be invited to re-imagine and re-awaken this magical play for the 2014 audience. From the creative team that brought Twelfth Night to the Minack (winner of Minack trophy for best production 2012), Moving Stories is proud to present Shakespeare’s late great play, The Tempest. The Minack provides the perfect backdrop for this tale of revenge and forgiveness, set on Prospero’s ‘rich and strange’ island. Moving Stories fresh and vibrant production promises to enchant with live original music, vivid design and unforgettable performances. 

Prospero, Duke of Milan, has been exiled by his own brother Antonio to a remote and enchanted island, along with his young daughter Miranda. Many years later, Prospero puts his magical talents to use in raising a storm and wrecking his brother’s ship to bring him back for his reckoning. Woven with a spirit of magic and the supernatural, The Tempest is Shakespeare’s late great masterpiece of forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment.

Our world of the Tempest will be created from recycled, refound, reformed and reimagined flotsam and jetsam, in-line with our commitment to creating a production that is carbon-neutral and eco-happy. 

Join us on this strange castaway island and meet the spirits who meddle with magic, play with power and divert destinies. 
Directed by Emma Gersch, regular visitor to the Minack (Hamlet 2006, Comedy of Errors 2008, West Side Story 2010, Twelfth Night 2012), with original music composed by Matthew Reeve, design by Kate Unwin and movement direction from Kitty Randle.

 “Emma Gersch’s clear, pacey and hugely enjoyable production owes not a little of its success to Matthew Reeves’ original score . . The play ends with a joyous rendition of Feste’s final song by the whole company, to which the audience cannot help but clap along.  A fitting ending to an ebullient, effervescent and extremely intelligent production.” (Vanessa Gibson on ‘Twelfth Night’)

.8pm Monday to Friday, 2pm Tuesday and Thursday

£5 - £11.50

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Cornwall's world famous theatre under the stars.

Pygmalion

Pygmalion – the play upon which the musical ‘My Fair Lady’ is based – is one of the greatest and most popular classics of the English stage (by George Bernard Shaw). Newport Playgoers Society is delighted to be returning to the Minack stage with a piece that has captivated audiences worldwide for over a century and has been adapted many times for film and television.

When Henry Higgins, professor of phonetics, decides to take on the challenge of passing off Eliza Doolittle, a humble Cockney flower-seller, as a high society lady he little knows that he’s finally met his match! Filled with characters beloved the world over, the play pits the working class against the cream of Edwardian London society, and the oucome is deliciously uncertain. Who will change whom? Pygmalion is that rarest of delights – a play with a serious message hidden inside a perfect comedy.

So come and fall in love with Eliza Doolittle all over again – you’ll be glad you did!

 8pm Monday to Friday, 2pm Tuesday & Thursday.

£5 - £11.50

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World Cup Finals Weekend

12th/13th July Celebrate the world cup finals this weekend at Cornwall’s Crealy Great Adventure Park. Boys & Girls showing their support for their team will get to enjoy the Park at a very unique rate, this weekend only!

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Tosca

Puccini’s Tosca was first performed at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome on 14th January 1890 and is arguably one of the top ten most popular operas of all time. Its drama and sheer musical lyricism are compelling – so much so that it has inspired countless leading opera singers to give thrilling and unforgettable performances, Maria Callas and Tito Gobbi to name just two.

Tosca, premiered at a time of unrest in Rome, had its first performance delayed for a day for fear of disturbances, but, despite this and indifferent reviews from the critics, the opera was an immediate success with the public and has remained so ever since. Its numerous popular arias are often heard outside of the opera house.

The power of Puccini’s score and the inventiveness of his orchestration are astonishing and the dramatic force of Tosca and its characters continues to fascinate both performers and audiences alike.

Surrey Opera, who have recently received much praise for their production of Cornish composer George Lloyd’s opera Iernin, will bring a new production of Tosca (sung in English) to the Minack – possibly a perfect setting for this dramatic and gripping work!  Jonathan Butcher directs and conducts. 

8pm Monday to Friday, 2pm Tuesday & Thursday

£5 - £11.50

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Stones & Bones: 10.30am

Come on a journey to Ancient Cornwall…
A land of fiery volcanoes and strange prehistoric creatures…
A land of myth and legend, giants and druids…
A land of ancient stone circles and mysterious monuments…
A land of Stones and Bones…

Stones & Bones is a marvellous mix of history and mystery!


Find out all about archaeology and fossils, say hello to one of your stone-age ancestors, hear stories of giants and wizards, see a volcano erupting before your very eyes, and maybe even glimpse a dinosaur or two…


There will be thrills and spills galore, but also lots of laughs, plenty of puppets, songs, slapstick, tall tales and crazy characters – all presented in that unique Squashbox style!

50 mins long, Suitable children aged 5+ and their families

Adults: £4.50 Over 60s: £3.50 12 to 15 years: £2.50 2 to 11 years: £0.50

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Skillywidden: 10.30am

Legend has it there are five types of faery in Cornwall: the Small Folk, the Piskies, the Knockers, the Brownies and - most mischievous of all - the Spriggans. Come on a journey through the countryside as we search for these elusive creatures, while at the same time learning all about the bees, bats, birds and butterflies who live alongside them.

Meet Skillywidden, the mischievous Pisky, and all of his faery friends! Watch the dance of the ‘beautiful’ Faery Queen! Marvel at the incredible Book Of Nature as it literally comes alive before your eyes! Gasp at the antics of Brian, the amazing mind-reading pig! ​

Skillywidden is a celebration of the wildlife and faery myths of Cornwall, using Squashbox Theatre’s distinctive mix of puppets, songs, storytelling and cabaret, with a strong environmental message. More crazy characters, more silly slapstick, more tall tales and more fantastic facts!

For children aged 4+ and their families.

Adults: £4.50 Over 60s: £3.50 12-15 years old: £2.50 2-11 years old: £0.50

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Far from the Madding Crowd

Thomas Hardy's classic tale of love, tragedy and betrayal is brought dramatically to life in this haunting new adaptation by Mark Healy. This production successfully fuses vivid storytelling with live folk songs and humour in a dynamic ensemble setting.

In Bathsheba Everdene, Hardy gives us his first great heroine. She is a captivating, courageous but flawed young woman fighting to establish herself and live her life on her own terms.  She is pursued by three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak the loyal shepherd, William Boldwood the lonely land-owner and the recklessly dashing Sergeant Troy.

But are any of them a match for the wilful Bathsheba?

8pm Monday to Friday, 2pm Tuesday & Thursday

£5 - £11.50

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Fireman Sam

22nd July 2014 “Great Fires of London!” Fireman Sam returns - The brave and dependable Fireman Sam, takes a break from putting out fires in Pontypandy for more Story Time! Don’t miss him.
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The Sea Show: 10.30am

The Sea Show is a quirky and hilarious mix of puppet show, natural history and comedy cabaret.

Meet crazy characters like Morwenna the ‘beautiful’ mermaid, Ruan the reformed seagull and salty seadog Captain Pemburthy, as well as a cast of mischievous sea-squirts, anemones, limpets, crabs and pilchards.

Come and celebrate the sea with tall tales, silly slapstick, fantastic facts, live music and songs - unmissable fun for children and adults of all ages!

The Sea Show has become a firm favourite with children and adults of all ages, who love the blend of ingenious puppetry, informal performance style and gently subversive sense of humour!

50 mins long, Suitable children aged 4+ and their families

Adults: £4.50 Over 60s: £3.50 12-15 years old: £2.50 2-11 years old: £0.50

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Herd Circus

24th July Roll up Roll up, prepare to amazed, prepare to be dazzled by Herd Circus a wonderful youth circus perform acrobatics, juggling, hoops and clowning for you entertainment. Appearing around the park and in the show arena. As well as the opportunity to get involved and learn some tricks yourself in the circus workshop
Prices from as little as £9.56 online

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Curious Creatures: 10.30am

Animals are amazing! There are big ones, little ones, scaly ones, furry ones, friendly ones and scary ones! There are over 8 million different species of animal on earth today and in this show we're going to meet all of them! (Ok, not all of them, but quite a few).

Welcome to the ‘Curious Creatures’ wildlife park, established by Jeremiah Johnson: world-renowned explorer, zoologist and animal collector. Nobody knows more about animals than him. Unfortunately, Jeremiah Johnson is currently lost somewhere in the jungles of Africa, so he has handed the running of the park over to his inexperienced nephew Craig… and things don’t quite go as planned.

Expect to meet curious creatures of all shapes and sizes: from performing fleas, skateboarding snails and gymnastic gerbils to irritable alligators, over-excited elephants, and a very intelligent orang-utan! Learn about how animals evolved, how their amazing adaptations help them survive in the wild, and how animals can help us learn more about ourselves. After all, we’re all related if you go back far enough!

Using puppets, comedy, slapstick and live music - plus lots of amazing natural history facts - Squashbox Theatre will uncover the mysteries of the animal kingdom.

50 mins long, Suitable children aged 5+ and their families

(No animals were harmed in the making of this show. But several puppets were mildly traumatised.)

Adults: £4.50 Over 60s: £3.50 12-15 years old: £2.50 2-11 years old: £0.50

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Glendurgan

Be amazed by Glendurgan

Playing with Sticks summer trail

Come and have a go at lots of fun stick activities and challenges this summer holiday

 Create a family of stick people to take on a garden adventure or challenge your friends to see who can build the tallest stick tower. Whether you're exploring the garden or you're down on Durgan beach, you can have lots of fun playing with sticks at Glendurgan
10:30 am - 4:30 pm Gates open: 10.30am Last admission time: 4.30pm Free event (normal admission charges apply) There are several steep and uneven paths in the garden Open Tues to Sun. Bank holiday Mondays and every Monday in August.

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Cornwall's world famous theatre under the stars.

Curious Creatures: 10.30am

Animals are amazing! There are big ones, little ones, scaly ones, furry ones, friendly ones and scary ones! There are over 8 million different species of animal on earth today and in this show we're going to meet all of them! (Ok, not all of them, but quite a few).

Welcome to the ‘Curious Creatures’ wildlife park, established by Jeremiah Johnson: world-renowned explorer, zoologist and animal collector. Nobody knows more about animals than him. Unfortunately, Jeremiah Johnson is currently lost somewhere in the jungles of Africa, so he has handed the running of the park over to his inexperienced nephew Craig… and things don’t quite go as planned.

Expect to meet curious creatures of all shapes and sizes: from performing fleas, skateboarding snails and gymnastic gerbils to irritable alligators, over-excited elephants, and a very intelligent orang-utan! Learn about how animals evolved, how their amazing adaptations help them survive in the wild, and how animals can help us learn more about ourselves. After all, we’re all related if you go back far enough!

Using puppets, comedy, slapstick and live music - plus lots of amazing natural history facts - Squashbox Theatre will uncover the mysteries of the animal kingdom.

50 mins long, Suitable children aged 5+ and their families

(No animals were harmed in the making of this show. But several puppets were mildly traumatised.)

Adults: £4.50 Over 60s: £3.50 12-15 years old: £2.50 2-11 years old: £0.50

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Cornwall's world famous theatre under the stars.

The Producers

Outrageous, hilarious, a teeny bit offensive, off the wall, and the winner of a record 12 Tony Awards are just a few things that THE PRODUCERS is. But it is never boring and you will find yourself holding your sides with laughter as Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom sing and dance their way through the greatest show biz scam that there ever was!

Bialystock and Bloom! Those names should strike terror and hysteria in anyone familiar with Mel Brooks’classic cult comedy film.

The plot is simple: a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mildmannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history thereby deceiving their backers (all ‘little old ladies’) out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit!

The antics of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom as they manoeuver their way fecklessly through finding a show (the gloriously offensive ‘Springtime For Hitler’), hiring a director, raising the money and finally going to prison for their misdeeds is a lesson in broad comic construction. At the core of the insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends.

With a truly hysterical book co-written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan (‘Annie’) and music and lyrics by Mr. Brooks , ‘The Producers’ skewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an “equal opportunity offender!

8pm Monday to Friday, 2pm Tuesday and Thursday

£5 - £11.50

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Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park

Family Attraction of the Year 2013 as voted by readers of the Primary Times

Bob The Builder

Bob the Builder 29th July 2014 Popular children’s TV character Bob the Builder will star in his very own Mini Show “Never Mind The Breezeblocks” with his friends Wendy and Spud. With no job too big or small, children will be shouting “Can he fix it?” “Yes he can!” Mini Shows will take place in the Show Arena. Appearing throughout the day at 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.00pm & 4.00pm
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Curious Creatures: 10.30am

Animals are amazing! There are big ones, little ones, scaly ones, furry ones, friendly ones and scary ones! There are over 8 million different species of animal on earth today and in this show we're going to meet all of them! (Ok, not all of them, but quite a few).

Welcome to the ‘Curious Creatures’ wildlife park, established by Jeremiah Johnson: world-renowned explorer, zoologist and animal collector. Nobody knows more about animals than him. Unfortunately, Jeremiah Johnson is currently lost somewhere in the jungles of Africa, so he has handed the running of the park over to his inexperienced nephew Craig… and things don’t quite go as planned.

Expect to meet curious creatures of all shapes and sizes: from performing fleas, skateboarding snails and gymnastic gerbils to irritable alligators, over-excited elephants, and a very intelligent orang-utan! Learn about how animals evolved, how their amazing adaptations help them survive in the wild, and how animals can help us learn more about ourselves. After all, we’re all related if you go back far enough!

Using puppets, comedy, slapstick and live music - plus lots of amazing natural history facts - Squashbox Theatre will uncover the mysteries of the animal kingdom.

50 mins long, Suitable children aged 5+ and their families

(No animals were harmed in the making of this show. But several puppets were mildly traumatised.)

Adults: £4.50 Over 60s: £3.50 12-15 years old: £2.50 2-11 years old: £0.50

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Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park

Family Attraction of the Year 2013 as voted by readers of the Primary Times

Jungle Jim Top Comedy Ventriloquist

31st July 2014 Join Jungle Jim, the award-winning entertainer here at Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park. Jungle Jim, creates a 'Rumble in the Jungle' with all his Jungle friends including Pee Wee the elephant, Dandelion, Slippy the seal, Rufus the gorilla, Scratch the rat, Pippo the hippo, Camilla the ostrich and lots more. Jim and his gang will provide a unique, unforgettable show.
Prices from as little as £9.56 online

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August, 2014
 
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Oh What a Lovely War

This award winning play is described as a theatrical chronicle of the horrors of the First World War. It is, at one and the same time, a hugely entertaining show with popular music hall songs of the period and a backbone of telling wit and, by contrast, a very moving judgment on the futility of war. Within that mix we are treated to a warm and compassionate account of the life of the ordinary soldiers who gave their lives by the millions. One minute you will be singing along to familiar songs and the next you will shed a tear at the sights and sounds of the cruellest of wars.

First performed in 1963, and regularly revived over the last fifty years, it will be a very popular piece in 2014. With a large and committed cast, we are very privileged to be able to perform it to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of war but also to be able to open at the Minack on the very date in August that Britain declared war on Germany.

There is some mild language of the trenches, but this will be a play for all but the very youngest of children.

By Theatre Workshop, Charles Chilton, Gerry Raffles and members of the original cast, presented by Geoffrey Whitworth Theatre.

8pm Monday to Friday, 2pm Tuesday and Thursday.

£5 - £11.50

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Family Attraction of the Year 2013 as voted by readers of the Primary Times

Mike The Knight

5th August 2014 Transporting you to a world of dragons and trolls, Vikings and castles, Mike the Knight, everyone’s favourite knight-in-training, will enchant families when he visits the Park for Story Time. Appearing in the Show Arena throughout the day at 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.00pm & 4.00pm
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Trengwainton Garden

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Play Day

We've got water pistols, mud pies, leafy collages and more. Come and join us for a day of natural play.

11am to 4pm (garden open 10.30am-5pm). Admission prices: Adult £7.50, child £3.75, family (2 + 3) £18.75, family (1 + 3) £11.25, National Trust members free. Contact: 01736 363148

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Herd Circus

7th August Roll up Roll up, prepare to amazed, prepare to be dazzled by Herd Circus a wonderful youth circus perform acrobatics, juggling, hoops and clowning for you entertainment. Appearing around the park and in the show arena. As well as the opportunity to get involved and learn some tricks yourself in the circus workshop
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company, winners of Best Production at the Minack in 2011 with “Much Ado About Nothing “ return with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.

Set against the 1950s, with a glorious sound track ranging from big band to rock and roll, beautiful and outrageous costumes and a company of zany characters will bring this most loved of Shakespeare’s plays to life.

Played with heart and gusto, energy and truth, and with imaginative staging and great story telling a magical production is guaranteed.

With a cast ranging in age from 8 to (well not polite to say really !) ,a wealth of quirky characters and a plot to make your head spin with theatrical magic . . . a fresh and original production that will make the cliffs of Cornwall rock with laughter and delight.

8pm Monday to Friday, 2pm Tuesday and Thursday

£5 - £11.50

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Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park

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Super Heroes Day

12th August 2014 Everyone’s favourite Superheroes will be appearing around the Park on the 12th August. Ever wondered how Superman flies or where Captain America finds his amazing strength? Now’s your chance to find out! Meeting and greeting guests at intervals throughout the day, don’t miss this! Appearing on: Tuesday 12th August Times: 11.30am 1.30pm 3.00pm 4.00pm
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Jungle Jim Top Comedy Ventriloquist

14th August 2014 Join Jungle Jim, the award-winning entertainer here at Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park. Jungle Jim, creates a 'Rumble in the Jungle' with all his Jungle friends including Pee Wee the elephant, Dandelion, Slippy the seal, Rufus the gorilla, Scratch the rat, Pippo the hippo, Camilla the ostrich and lots more. Jim and his gang will provide a unique, unforgettable show. Appearing on:Thursday 14th August Times: 11.30am 1.30pm 3.00pm 4.00pm

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Cornwall's world famous theatre under the stars.

Monty Python's Spamalot

Forget the myths and magic of Camelot. To put it bluntly, Monty Python's Spamalot is very, very silly. And that's a Good Thing.

For the first time on the Minack stage, the Mitre Players bring you the all-singing, all-dancing legend of King Arthur and his gallant Knights of the Round Table - and Patsy - as you've never seen it before.

Think horseless knights followed by coconut-bashing peasants, killer rabbits, damsels- in-distress called Herbert and knights who say Ni in high-pitched voices.

Imagine Black Knights with both arms and legs hacked off prepared to concede a draw and a Frenchman taunting the English monarch with a series of lavatorial insults.

If all of this sounds familiar to Monty Python fans that is because former Python Eric Idle has, by his own admission, “lovingly ripped off” Monty Python and the Holy Grail to craft a smash hit musical.

So book your seat for a brilliant knight out and be prepared to look on the bright side of life, come rain or shine - start whistling now! Possibly not suitable for younger children as it's a bit bawdy at times!

Book & lyrics by Eric Idle, music by John Du Prez & Eric Idle.

8pm Monday to Friday, 2pm Tuesday and Thursday.

£5 - £11.50

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Peppa Pig

19th August 2014 Peppa Pig trots back to Cornwall’s No.1 Family Attraction on the 19th of August! Recognised as one of the greatest children’s television shows, Peppa Pig will delight guests with Story Time appearances in the Showtime Arena. Appearing on: Tuesday 19th August Times: 11.30am 1.30pm 3.00pm 4.00pm
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Trengwainton Garden

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Family Den Building

Drop into our woodland area, build a den and toast marshmallows on the campfire. Please wear stout shoes. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

11am to 3pm (garden open 10.30am-5pm). Admission prices: Adult £7.50, child £3.75, family (2 + 3) £18.75, family (1 + 3) £11.25, National Trust members free. Contact: 01736 363148

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Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park

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Herd Circus

20th August Roll up Roll up, prepare to amazed, prepare to be dazzled by Herd Circus a wonderful youth circus perform acrobatics, juggling, hoops and clowning for you entertainment. Appearing around the park and in the show arena. As well as the opportunity to get involved and learn some tricks yourself in the circus workshop
Prices from as little as £9.56 online

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Love's Labour's Lost

‘What fool is not so wise
To lose an oath to win a paradise.’

The King and his lords swear an oath to renounce all sensual delights, particularly that of love, in order to pursue a life of learning in the quest for true wisdom. However the visit of the beautiful, intelligent Princess of France and her ladies threatens this plan.
Arriving in the idyllic parkland setting of the play, they find it is out of bounds to women, a situation which they challenge vigorously! Can the men sustain their abstinence in the face of such seductive opposition? Nothing can be taken for granted in this comedy full of surprises. From their first encounter, the lords are no match for the women’s verbal dexterity. Their lines crackle with wit in what Kenneth Branagh described as ‘The most beautiful of Shakespeare’s comedies.’

Confusion abounds in this sparkling comedy of deception, desire and mistaken identity.  The nimble, witty exchanges of the gentry are matched by the comic nonsense and mayhem of the ‘low’ characters, who, in a sublimely funny pageant, try to show their masters the true greatness and wisdom of men like Hercules, Pompey and Alexander, but are shouted down by the lords who behave very badly!

 In true Hertfordshire Players’ tradition, the production is also filled with music, dance and spectacular visual imagery and colour, an evocation of an idyllic summer of love ‘When daisies pied and violets blue . . . paint the meadows with delight.’

8pm Monday to Friday, 2pm Tuesday & Thursday

£5 - £11.50

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Family Attraction of the Year 2013 as voted by readers of the Primary Times

Dora The Explorer & SpongeBob Square Pants

26th August 2014 Double the fun on Tuesday 26th August when Dora travels to Cornwall’s Crealy Great Adventure Park for her latest adventure and SpongeBob comes all the way from Bikini Bottom to Meet & Great guests. Nickelodeon’s famous and loveable characters will be appearing. Appearing on: Tuesday 26th August Times: 11.30am 1.30pm 3.00pm 4.00pm
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Jungle Jim Top Comedy Ventriloquist

28th August 2014 Join Jungle Jim, the award-winning entertainer here at Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park. Jungle Jim, creates a 'Rumble in the Jungle' with all his Jungle friends including Pee Wee the elephant, Dandelion, Slippy the seal, Rufus the gorilla, Scratch the rat, Pippo the hippo, Camilla the ostrich and lots more. Jim and his gang will provide a unique, unforgettable show. Appearing on: Thursday 28th August Times: 11.30am 1.30pm 3.00pm 4.00pm
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Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park

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Herd Circus

30th August Roll up Roll up, prepare to amazed, prepare to be dazzled by Herd Circus a wonderful youth circus perform acrobatics, juggling, hoops and clowning for you entertainment. Appearing around the park and in the show arena. As well as the opportunity to get involved and learn some tricks yourself in the circus workshop
Prices start from as little as £9.56 online

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September, 2014
 
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Elton John & Tim Rice's Aida

It’s a quick return for the Act Now Theatre Company following their excellent debut at the end of the 2013 season with ‘Smokey Joe’s Cafe’.

‘Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA’ is a contemporary musical take on a grand classic tale of the timeless bond between an enslaved Nubian princess and an Egyptian soldier. As forbidden love blossoms between them, the young lovers are forced to face death or part forever.

Together, they set a shining example of true devotion that ultimately transcends the vast cultural differences between their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity. With a pop-rock score that features stirring ballads and rousing choral numbers, ‘Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA’ is a modern crowd pleaser that embraces multi-cultural casting and exuberant dancing, staging and singing.

8pm Monday to Friday, 2pm Tuesday & Thursday.

£5 - £11.50

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Grandparents Weekend

6th/7th September 2014 Enjoy a ‘grand weekend’ of family time here at Cornwall’s Crealy Great Adventure Park and make special memories to last forever. This weekend will be dedicated to all the grandparents, everybody deserves a day to enjoy new rides and indoor play! Keep in touch and sign up to our newsletter for competitions, special offers and exclusive news from Crealy direct to your inbox!!
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The Minack Theatre & Visitor Centre

Cornwall's world famous theatre under the stars.

Great Expectations

Great Expectations' is one of Charles Dickens' most familiar and best loved stories. Theatre In The Square is delighted to return to Minack with this exciting and faithful adaptation of Dickens' classic tale.

It is set in London in the mid-1800s. The story starts with the terrifying encounter between Pip, and the escaped convict, Abel Magwitch, and is full of extreme imagery; desolation, bitterness and revenge, ambitions achieved and hopes dashed, friendship and betrayal, and fights to the death. It reflects the events of the time, Dickens' concerns, and the relationship between society and man; wealth and poverty, love and rejection, and the eventual triumph of good over evil.

There is a colourful cast of characters who continue to capture the modern imagination: the capricious Miss Havisham, the cold and beautiful Estella, Joe Gargery the kind and generous blacksmith, the dry and sycophantic Uncle Pumblechook, the mysterious lawyer Mr Jaggers and the eloquent and wise friend, Herbert Pocket.

Dickens felt 'Great Expectations' was his best work, calling it "a very fine idea”.

8pm Monday to Friday, 2pm Tuesday & Thursday.

£5 - £11.50

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Trengwainton Garden

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Heritage Open Day

Enjoy free entry to this tranquil, wooded garden. Explore exotic plants, a walled kitchen garden built to the dimensions of Noah's Ark and beautiful sea views from the Terrace. Free guided tour at 11.30am

Garden open 10.30am-5pm. Admission free. Contact: 01736 363148

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The Minack Theatre & Visitor Centre

Cornwall's world famous theatre under the stars.

HMS Pinafore

Aboard the 'H.M.S. Pinafore', the lowly sailor Ralph Rackstraw and the high born captain’s daughter Josephine are madly in love, though neither dares declare it, divided as they are by the barriers of class. But when Josephine’s upwardly mobile father Captain Corcoran attempts to arrange a match with Sir Joseph Porter KCB, the young lovers are galvanised in to action, aided and abetted by Ralph’s fellow sailors, and Sir Joseph’s tender hearted troupe of sisters, cousins and aunts. Will true love triumph, or will Josephine find herself the unhappy wife of the First Lord of the Admiralty?

'H.M.S. Pinafore' was Gilbert and Sullivan’s first smash-hit, and it’s easy to see why. With a plot that features all of Gilbert’s sparkling wit, with a touching romance at its heart, and a score featuring some of Sullivan’s most beautiful ballads and rousing, whistle-able choruses. And all set within the gorgeous surrounds of the Minack with the ocean stretching out as far as the eye can see.

8pm Monday to Saturday, 2pm Tuesday & Thursday.

£5 - £11.50

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Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park

Family Attraction of the Year 2013 as voted by readers of the Primary Times

Armed Forces Weekend

20th/21st September 2014 To thank the Armed Forces for all the hard work they do, this weekend will be about celebrating family time! Members of the Armed Forces are promised a great day out at a great price! More details will follow, alternatively sign up to our newsletter to be sure you know all the facts before anyone else!

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The Minack Theatre & Visitor Centre

Cornwall's world famous theatre under the stars.

Dracula: The Kisses

by Rebecca Morton, based on the novel by Bram Stoker.

Following a hugely successful national tour and sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival, Scary Little Girls has turned the perennially popular 'Dracula' myth on its head in an audacious new all female production.

Packed with a wealth of vividly drawn and larger-than-life characters (including some who are clearly un-dead) this adaptation of the gothic classic is both hauntingly familiar yet utterly unpredictable . . . taking off in unexpected and unimaginable directions.

Lush and lavish, using steam-punk design to tap into the Victorian fascination with science and gender, 'Dracula' is a wildly entertaining romp that explores sexuality, religious values, politics and Victorian morality… without compromising on the daft, dark fun that is quintessential Bram Stoker.

Writer Rebecca Mordan has gone back to the original book for this brand new adaptation which critics describe as “highly literate, chills as much as it amuses” The Stage; “Excellently judged” The Telegraph; “Everyone is talking about Scary Little Girls - are they worth the hype?  Yes!”  The Independent

The show is being directed by Helen Tennison whose credits include working with Giles Block on the 2008 Globe Theatre season, directing; Antony and Cleopatra for Creation Theatre in 2011 and directing Madame Bovary and Sense and Sensibility in 2012/13 which was Time Out Critics Choice and was nominated for 7 Off West End Awards including Best Director.

 
“With this production Scary Little Girls achieve sublimity”  Time Out
“…a distinctive voice of its own” The Ham and High 
“Scary Little Girls got my vote!”  Lynn Gardner
 “Everyone is talking about Scary Little Girls - are they worth the hype?  Yes!”  The Independent

8pm Monday to Friday

£5 - £11.50

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The Minack Theatre & Visitor Centre

Cornwall's world famous theatre under the stars.

Proms at the Minack

Our ever popular end of season party with the Last Night of the Proms atmosphere and fireworks. Presented by Mount Charles Band.

£5 - £11.50

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Screech Owl Sanctuary

We aim to enable visitors to see and touch owls at close proximity under staff supervision as well as providing a talk and guided tour of the centre to all visitors.

Meet Peppa Pig and Buzz Lightyear

 BRING THE KIDS ALONG TO MEET PEPPA PIG AND BUZZ LIGHTYEAR

 ALSO INCLUDED IN THE ADMISSION PRICE IS OUR FLYING DISPLAYS and ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS ~ WHERE YOU GET TO MEET THE MEERKATS, PYGMY GOATS, EMUs , ALPACAS & MINIATURE SHETLAND PONIES

£5 per person entry
October, 2014
 
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Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park

Family Attraction of the Year 2013 as voted by readers of the Primary Times

Halloween Spooktacular

25th - 31st October Spooky and brilliant fun at Cornwall's Crealy with a free pumpkin for EVERY child, enter our pumpkin carving competitions, Meet our famous Crealy Witch in her hovel, play spooky fun games, spooky magic shows, Dare you touch spooky animals, creepy crawlies. And back by popular demand the terrifying blood curdling ghost train ride at dusk. Pumpkin soup, toffee apples, Halloween biscuits and more. Come and meet the Moshi Monsters Katsuma & Poppet on Halloween itself too for a Creepy Crealy Great time.
Prices from as little as £9.56 on line

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Trengwainton Garden

Get tropical at Trengwainton

Pumpkin Fun Day

No tricks, just treats! Join in our pumpkin games and try your hand at pumpkin carving (£2.50), then feast on pumpkin dishes in the tea-room.

11am to 3pm (garden open 10.30am-5pm). Admission prices: Adult £7.50, child £3.75, family (2 + 3) £18.75, family (1 + 3) £11.25, National Trust members free. Contact: 01736 363148

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Paradise Park & JungleBarn

Well known as Cornwall's top wildlife sanctuary, with tropical birds in exotic gardens and lots of events to meet the birds and animals, award-winning Paradise Park also has a huge JyngleBarn indoor play area.

HALLOWEEN KIDS DISCO at Paradise Park, Hayle

You can really get into the spirit of things by dressing up for the Halloween Disco, with loads of JungleBarn fun and prizes for the best fancy dress. From 3 to 6pm on Friday 31st October.

Spooky food and homemade pumpkin soup will be available.

It’s just £5.00 for children (age 3 to 15) and £3.95 for adults, or if you have one you could use your Return or Season Ticket

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Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park

Family Attraction of the Year 2013 as voted by readers of the Primary Times

Moshi Monsters

31st October 2014 Katsuma & Poppet have taken a short break from their latest mission on the streets of Monstro City to visit the Park on Friday 31st October. Appearing on: Friday 31st October Times: 11.30am 1.30pm 3.00pm 4.00pm
Prices from as little as £9.56 online

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November, 2014
 
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Screech Owl Sanctuary

We aim to enable visitors to see and touch owls at close proximity under staff supervision as well as providing a talk and guided tour of the centre to all visitors.

Halloween Party

 SATURDAY 1st NOVEMBER ~ 10am ~ 4pm

HALLOWEEN FANCY DRESS & PUMPKIN COMPETITIONS

COME AND SEE OUR FLYING DISPLAYS, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE OWL KIND,

ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS WITH THE MEERKATS, PYGMY GOATS, EMUS AND ALPACAS ~ CHILDRENS PLAY AREA ~TIGGY’S TEA 

£2 per person
December, 2014
 
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The Minack Theatre & Visitor Centre

Cornwall's world famous theatre under the stars.

Minack at Christmas

Join us for a concert full of festive cheer with Mount Charles Band.

£5 - £11.50