Cornwall Events: Summer 2018

 

A huge what’s on list of events in Cornwall this summer August 2018, something to do for everyone. Keep checking back, as I’ll be adding to it a lot.

 

Cornwall Events: Summer 2018 August

 

ALL SUMMER

Paulos Circus - Newquay

Paulos Circus is in Newquay for the summer, with various performance times.

Location: The Circus Field, Treloggan Road, TR8 4QB

More Info: Paulos Circus site


Kettle Kids Trail - Wheal Martyn, St Austell

All summer at Wheal Martyn the Kettle Kids trail is free to do once you’ve paid your usual entry fees to visit Wheal Martyn. Badge at the end for completing and lots for children to do outside there.

Location:  Wheal Martyn Clay Works, St Austell PL26 8XG

More Info: Wheal Martyn


CRAFTS FOR CHILDREN AT ONE2ELEVEN - HELSTON

Arts and crafts to entertain the little ones this summer holiday at One2Eleven in Helston. Every week this summer holidays, they will be hosting a different themed week, including dinosaurs, pirates, princesses, superheroes and more.

Location: Clodgey Ln, Helston TR13 0QA

More Info: One2Eleven 


Exhibition Space - Eden Project, St Austell

Lots of Space themed activities at the Eden Project this summer. From mini-golf on Mercury to caving on Titan to moon buggy driving. Plus, don’t miss the super-fast Space slide on the icy slopes of Saturn’s moon.

Location: Eden Project, Bodelva, Par PL24 2SG

More Info: Eden Project


Summer Fun at Paradise Park, Hayle

Lots on at Paradise Park this summer, with a trail for children, bird shows, Eagle display and every day at 2pm, over 40 Swainson’s and Green-naped Lorikeets are released from their enclosure and swoop down onto the awaiting crowd of visitors.

Location: 16 Trelissick Road, Hayle, Cornwall, UK, TR27 4HB

More Info: Paradise Park


Lost Garden Summer Adventures - Lost Gardens of Heligan, Nr St Austell

28th July- 2nd September 10am-4pm The Lost Gardens you are invited to collect your Summer Adventure Passport and embark on an exciting journey through the Heligan Estate where nature, play and creativity are the destinations. Discover the wonderful world of Heligan’s wildlife, paddle in a woodland stream or feel the mud between your toes on the barefoot trail. Get creative in the ‘Gallery of the Glorious Stick’, try your hand at charcoal drawing, have a go at den building or simply chill out in a hammock under the trees. All activities are included in Garden entry.

Location: The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, St.Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6EN

More Info: The Lost Gardens of Heligan

WEDNESDAY 8TH AUGUST – SUNDAY 12TH AUGUST 2018

Boardmasters - Newquay

Boardmasters festival including Lily Allen, various other artists including my favourite George Ezra. Camping, glamping, surf competition, daytime events and more. Pop to the website for more info.

Location: Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay

More Info: Boardmasters

FRIDAY 10TH AUGUST – SUNDAY 19TH AUGUST 2018

Falmouth Week

Lots and lots of events for Falmouth week including the sailing regatta, comedy, music, food, hog roast, cider, The Wurzels etc etc etc. Pop to the website to see what’s on and book tickets for the events that need them.

Location: Falmouth various locations.

More Info: Falmouth Week

SATURDAY 11TH AUGUST 2018

Falmouth Gin Festival

11am – 10pm Sample award-winning products from the likes of Curio, Tarquin’s, Agnes Arber, Empress 1908, Salcombe Gin, Beefeater, Monkey 47, Plymouth, Sam’s Gin Liqueurs, Regal Rogue Vermouth, Caspyn and Trevethan, then relax and enjoy informal chats with their gin suppliers throughout the day. Gin cocktails, enjoy a tasting board of nibbles with your friends, then dance the night away to your favourite tunes. Performances from local singer songwriters including acclaimed artist Tom Baker and Patrick Gilbert. Buy tickets in advance on their site.

Location: The Greenbank Hotel, Falmouth

More Info: The Greenbank

SUNDAY 12TH AUGUST 2018

Motorsport Carnival - Boconnoc

One of the key Motorsport events in the South West where enthusiasts can enjoy an opportunity to get close to the action, along with seeing a great display of Motorsport cars and bikes.

Location: Boconnoc, Lostwithiel, Cornwall, PL22 0RG

More Info: Boconnoc What’s On Page


Rare Breeds Show -Heligan

This event is in celebration of their recent accreditation as a Rare breeds farm park by the Rare Breed Survival Trust (RBST). This event will showcase a range of rare breed livestock, some that aren’t resident at Heligan. The Barn and paddocks will be full of visiting animals, to showcase some native and rare breeds. Including an Exmoor pony with her foal, a large saddleback pig, A Dales pony, Bagot goats and north Ronaldsay sheep and more. The Show will be on from 10am-4pm.

Location: The Lost Gardens of Heligan

More Info: The Lost Gardens of Heligan.

MONDAY 13TH AUGUST 2018

Fireworks - Flambards

Taylor Swift Tribute act and a fireworks display later in the evening. Plus Daisy Clark will be singing during the day.

Location:  Flambards, Clodgey Lane, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 0QA

More Info: Flambards

TUESDAY 14TH AUGUST 2018

Beach Clean - Newquay

2pm -5pm Blue Reef are teaming up with Lindsey Keates Environmental Artist, Cleaner Cornwall and Cody’s Community Clean Up for an organised beach clean on Towan Beach. Anyone can get involved and be part of something positive for our oceans. The person who collects the most litter from the beach will get a free family entry ticket to the Blue Reef Aquarium.

Location:  Towan Beach, Newquay

More Info: Facebook event page

WEDNESDAY 15TH AUGUST 2018

Fireworks - Flambards

Beyonce Tribute act and a fireworks display later in the evening.

Location:  Flambards, Clodgey Lane, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 0QA

More Info: Flambards


Rock Painting - Wheal Martyn, St Austell

Kettle Kids Rock! 10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 4pm drop in session at Wheal Martyn where children can paint their own Kettle Kids rock and hide it for someone to find, or keep it as a momento.

Location:  Wheal Martyn Clay Works, St Austell PL26 8XG

More Info: Wheal Martyn

THURSDAY 16TH AUGUST 2018

Emergency Services Day - Camel Creek

Meet local charities and emergency services. The day will be packed with information and exciting activities for you to take part in including a chance to win a brand new BMW as part of the Cornwall Air Ambulance big summer draw.

Location: Camel Creek Adventure Park, Tredinnick, Wadebridge, PL27 7RA

More Info: Camel Creek


Falmouth Week Fireworks

Falmouth’s biggest annual FREE fireworks display, watch the fireworks illuminate the inner harbour.

Location: Falmouth

More Info: Facebook Event Page

FRIDAY 17TH, SATURDAY 18TH AND SUNDAY 19TH AUGUST

Cornish Steam and Country Fair - Stithians Showground

Cornish Steam & Country Fair sees the coming together of some 40 full size steam engines from all parts of the country. Fun fair, vintage vehicles, tractors, craft stalls, food, dog agility, shows and more.

Location: Stithians Showground, Truro, Cornwall TR3 7DP

More Info: Cornish Steam and Country Fair

SUNDAY 19TH AUGUST 2018

St Ewe Country Fair

Stalls food and more.

Location: St Ewe Village Hall and Fields, PL26 6EY

More Info: St Ewe Country Fair Facebook Event Page


A Doggy Day Out - Wadebridge

10.30am until 4.30pm. The Doggy Summer Fete has a fun packed programme of entertainment for you and your pooch. Fun dog show in aid of K9 Crusaders charity, Have-a-Go Canicross, a Paws Got Talent Show, Fun Scurry, Flyball, Bodmin Dog Display Team, Pet Photo Booth, entertainment for children, refreshments, dog product stalls and lots more. Just £4 on the gate and includes a doggy activity ( excluding dog show and fun scurry) – under 16s are free. You can book tickets online.

Location: Royal Cornwall Show Ground, Wadebridge, PL27 7JE

More Info: A Doggy Day Out

SUNDAY 19TH – SATURDAY 25TH AUGUST

Fowey Royal Regatta - Fowey

Packed calendar of events for Fowey Royal Regatta, the link below leads to a site full of information. Includes the red arrows, a carnival procession, flora dance, live music, pasty eating competition, Kernow King and much more.

Location:  Fowey

More Info: Fowey Royal Regatta 

MONDAY 20TH AUGUST 2018

Fireworks - Flambards

Justin Bieber Tribute act, Daisy Clark singing during the day and a fireworks display later in the evening.

Location:  Flambards, Clodgey Lane, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 0QA

More Info: Flambards

TUESDAY 21ST AUGUST 2018

Drive-In Movie - Dairyland

Peter Rabbit will be the movie for the drive-in. Local food and drink suppliers will be there. The film start time is 20.45 with gates opening at 7.00pm. You can buy tickets via the link below.

Location:  Dairyland Farmworld, Tresillian Barton, TR8 5AA, Newquay

More Info: Buy Tickets and more info here.

WEDNESDAY 22ND AUGUST 2018

Fireworks - Flambards

Bruno Mars Tribute act and a fireworks display later in the evening.

Location:  Flambards, Clodgey Lane, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 0QA

More Info: Flambards


Pottery Workshop - Wheal Martyn, St Austell

Pottery workshop with ceramic artist Jenny Beavan at Wheal Martyn. 10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 4pm drop in session. Ticket price which you can buy on arrival at Wheal Martyn after paying your usual admission fee, is £3.50.

Location:  Wheal Martyn Clay Works, St Austell PL26 8XG

More Info: Wheal Martyn


Traditional Summer Fete - Fowey Hall

Fowey Hall Hotel are hosting a traditional summer fete from 12pm-3pm as part of the Fowey Royal Regatta week. From hook a duck to splat the rat – there’s games and activities galore. Trampoline and zip wire for children, whilst parents, relatives and friends enjoy a drink & BBQ on the terrace. FREE entry.

Location:  Fowey Hall Hotel, Hanson Drive, Fowey, PL23 1ET

More Info: Fowey Hall Hotel

THURSDAY 23RD AUGUST 2018

Drive-in Movie - Caerhays

Caerhay’s Drive-in Movie evening, this time showing The Greatest Showman. Film start time 20.45. The cafe will be serving food all evening with the bar being open as well.

Location:  Caerhays Beach Cafe, Caerhays Beach, PL26 6LY Saint Austell

More Info: Facebook Event

FRIDAY 24TH AUGUST 2018

Badger Forest School - Wheal Martyn, St Austell

Badger Forest School at Wheal Martyn, 11am -1pm. Outdoor activities including campfire cooking, nature crafts, den building and more. £7 and use the badger school link below to book in advance.

Location:  Wheal Martyn Clay Works, St Austell PL26 8XG

More Info: Wheal Martyn or Badger Forest School

MONDAY 27th AUGUST 2018

Fireworks - Flambards

Ariana Grande Tribute act, Daisy Clark singing during the day and a fireworks display later in the evening.

Location:  Flambards, Clodgey Lane, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 0QA

More Info: Flambards

WEDNESDAY 29TH AUGUST 2018

Fireworks - Flambards

Gary Barlow Tribute act and a fireworks display later in the evening.

Location:  Flambards, Clodgey Lane, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 0QA

More Info: Flambards


Kettle Kid Puppet Making - Wheal Martyn, St Austell

Make your own Kettle Kids puppet. 10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 4pm fun drop in session at Wheal Martyn.

Location:  Wheal Martyn Clay Works, St Austell PL26 8XG

More Info: Wheal Martyn

THURSDAY 30TH AUGUST 2018

Sand Castle and Sand Sculpture Competition - Coverack Beach

Coverack Beach. Register from 1pm Judging from 2:30pm. £2 min donation per structure for CS2000.

Location: Coverack Beach

More Info: Facebook event page

 

Don’t forget to check out some of my other helpful Cornwall posts:

Over 100 Things to do and Places to go in Cornwall

What to do in Cornwall When it’s Raining

20 Things for Teenagers to do in Cornwall

A List of Locals Passes in Cornwall

 

If you have an event you would like to be added, feel free to comment below and I will add it to the list!

 

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