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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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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June, 2014 - October, 2014
 
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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Cornwall's Award Winning Visitor Attraction

The Friendly Invasion

24th May - 5th October 2014

An exhibition to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Can you imagine sharing the streets you call home with thousands of troops? Having to keep to a curfew in your own town? This exhibition will look back at the social impact on Falmouth’s residents at a time when troops were preparing for the D-Day landings.

Included in standard 'Buy once, get in free for a year' admission ticket

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National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Cornwall's Award Winning Visitor Attraction

Search & Rescue

Runs until 5th January 2015

Search and Rescue, the new blockbuster exhibition from National Maritime Museum Cornwall invites you to enter the world of the rescue services where ordinary people lead extraordinary lives, risking their life to save yours.

The exhibition takes you on an interactive, stimulating and emotive journey into the role of the maritime rescue services, celebrating the work of the RNLI, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, HM Coastguard and other organisations.

Objects of epic proportions include a 70ft Sea King helicopter, kindly loaned by the MOD, one of the Museum’s most ambitious installations. Uniquely painted in the colours of both the Royal Navy and RAF Search and Rescue (SAR) services (red and grey one side and yellow on the other) it offers you the rare opportunity to climb inside, without having to be rescued. Dress as a pilot, listen to accounts from the crew and from those that have been rescued, explore their lifesaving equipment and discover the world of the Royal Navy and RAF SAR teams.

Throughout the life of the exhibition there will be a number of events including air sea rescue demonstrations, ‘meet the crew’ days and opportunities to climb aboard an RNLI all-weather lifeboat. Keep an eye on our website to find out what’s on when.

Included in standard 'Buy once, get in free for a year' admission ticket

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September, 2014
 
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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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Pendennis Castle - Kastel Penndinas

Discover the secrets of Cornwall's greatest fortress

Ghosts and Ghouls Challenge for Kids

Let your little horrors scare themselves silly this Halloween with creepy crafts, spooky activities and ghost hunting galore!

Tickets available on the day. English Heritage Members Free Adult £7.00 Child, 5-15 years £4.20 Concession £6.30 Family £18.20

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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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Pendennis Castle - Kastel Penndinas

Discover the secrets of Cornwall's greatest fortress

Spooky Tours

Especially for Halloween, join our eerie evening tour around Pendennis Castle. Hear tales of dark deeds, ghostly apparitions and scary happenings.

Member (Adult) £12.00 Member (Child) £7.00 Adult £15.00 Child, 5-15 years £7.00 Booking essential. Purchase your tickets today by calling our dedicated Ticket Sales Team on 0870 333 1183 (Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.30 Sat 9am – 5pm).

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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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Trengwainton Garden

Get tropical at Trengwainton

Lantern Walk

Now a firm tradition, enjoy the magic of Trengwainton by lamplight. Wander through walled gardens lit by scores of withy lanterns then join in with singing carols and songs in the orchard. Stay warm with the hot food and drink for sale and don't forget to pay a visit to Father Christmas in his grotto (£2.50 per child).  The perfect way to start your Christmas season. 

5.30-8.30pm

Contact: 01736 363148

 

 

 

Admission prices: Adult £3.75, child £1.88, family (2 + 3) £8.75, family (1 + 3) £5.25, National Trust members free.

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Pendennis Castle - Kastel Penndinas

Discover the secrets of Cornwall's greatest fortress

Nadelik - A Cornish Christmas

Celebrate Christmas the Cornish way with fireside tales, music and dancing.

English Heritage Members Free Adult £7.00 Child, 5-15 years £4.20 Concession £6.30 Family £18.20 Tickets available on the day.

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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
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Courtroom Experience

“Guilty or Not Guilty? You Decide!”

Crafts for Christmas Exhibition and Fayre 10th November - 23rd December

Looking for that unique gift? Looking for something handmade in Cornwall? Then visit the Shire Hall's Crafts for Christmas exhibition, open from Monday 10th November until 23rd December. Free admission. Open Monday - Friday 8.45am - 2pm
FREE admission