Cornwall,  What's On

Things To Do In Cornwall: May 2019

 

Are you looking for something to do in Cornwall in May? Then read on to find my list of what’s on and get some ideas of things to do! Including Half Term Events.

 

I will keep adding more events on, so feel free to bookmark the page for this year and next May! You can find events for the rest of the year on the main events page.

 

Events in Cornwall: What's On in Cornwall May

 


FRIDAY 3RD – MONDAY 6TH MAY


Cornish Mini Club Riviera Run 2019

Location: Pentewan Sands Holiday Park, Pentewan, St Austell, PL26 6BT

Time: Various

Details: All sorts of events going on for this and not all car related, includes childrens’ discos, drive-in movies, shopping and much more. Check the site link below for the full programme and information.

More Info: CMC Riviera Run Site


SATURDAY 4TH MAY


Tintagel Free Fairy Fayre + Faery Ball

Location: King Arthur’s Hall, Fore St, Tintagel PL34 0DA

Time: See Event Page Below

Details: The fairy fayre is free entry and doors open from 10am until 4.30pm. There is an entry fee to the evening Arthurian Faery Ball (£25), you can find out more and book tickets via the link below.

More Info: Facebook Event Page


SATURDAY 4TH, SUNDAY 5TH AND MONDAY 6TH MAY


Ferdi’s BIG Birthday Bank Holiday Weekend at Flambards

Location: Flambards Helston, Cornwall TR13 0QA

Time: Various

Details: It’s Ferdi the Fox’s birthday party in the park over the weekend with fun and games. On Saturday, Ferdi and his Mascots friends will be entertaining the crowds with party dances and lots of prizes to be won. On Sunday, Ferdi is hosting a Big Picnic surrounded by his Dinosaur friends in the Jurassic Journey. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic and join the fun at 1pm. On Monday the magician, balloon modeller and ventriloquist Billy Whizz will be performing a Big Birthday special show at 1pm & 3pm.

More Info: Flambards Event Page


2019 English National Surfing Championships

Location: Perranporth Beach

Time: Various

Details: See Facebook Event Page link below.

More Info: Facebook Event Page


SUNDAY 5TH MAY


Fun Day at Monkey Tree Holiday Park

Location: Monkey Tree Holiday Park, Scotland Rd, Newquay, TR8 5QR

Time: 12pm – 4pm

Details: Music, Funky’s Soft Play, Bouncy Castles*, BBQ*, Face painting*, and much more, all right here in the Park, there’s something for everyone. Funky Monkey will also be making an appearance. Free entry for those staying on the park & Seasonal pitch holders – £4 Day Visitors’ Pass also available – buy online.

More Info: Book Tickets Here


Family Fun Day at Sands Resort

Location: Sands Resort Newquay, Watergate Road, Porth, Newquay TR7 3LX

Time: 11am – 3pm

Details: Fun day with an indoor playground, soft play, table tennis, bouncy castle, Footgolf, enchanted maze, face painting, silent disco and more.

More Info: Sands Resort


Heart Beats Music Festival

Location: Blue Anchor Inn, 50 Coinagehall Street, Helston, TR13 8EL

Time: 12pm – 11pm

Details: At 12.45 Pirate FMs Johnny Cowling and Holly Day will open the festival followed by the fabulous Not The Beatles and then lots of other acts.

More Info: Facebook Event Page


MONDAY 6TH MAY


Charity Rock N Roll Bank Holiday at Sam’s Diner Par

Location: Sams Diner, Par Market, St Austell

Time: 2pm – 8pm

Details: Hot Rods, Classic Cars, Trikes & Bikes in a shine and show competition. Rock n Roll fancy Dress for Adults and Kids. Shades Rock N Roll Club, DJ Zorro, Dancing, Food and fun, all in aid of Charity Cornwall Air Ambulance. Only £2 per person and free Parking too.

More Info: Facebook Event Page


WEDNESDAY 8TH MAY


Helston Flora Day

Location: Helston

Time: 7am – 7pm

Details: See the Facebook page link below for more information.

More Info: Helston Flora Day Facebook Page


WEDNESDAY 8TH – SATURDAY 11TH MAY


Wadebridge Family Fun Fair

Location: Wadebridge Camels RFC, Egloshayle, Wadebridge, PL27 6BJ

Time: Open 5pm – 9pm Weekdays + Open 2pm – 9pm on Saturday

Details: All kids rides £1

More Info: Facebook Event Page


FRIDAY 10TH , SATURDAY 11TH & SUNDAY MAY 12TH


St Ives Food & Drink Festival 2019

Location: Porthminster beach St Ives, TR26 2EB

Time: Various

Details: Activities, food and entertainment. Free other than charges for the evening, check the website link below for all the information you’ll need.

More Info: St Ives Food and Drink Festival


SATURDAY 11TH MAY


Tropical Gin, Funk & Fizz at Trebah Gardens

Location: Trebah Garden Trust, Mawnan Smith, Near Falmouth

Time: 7.30pm – 11pm

Details: Knightor wines and Tarquin’s Cornish Gin have come together to create a summer party at Trebah Gardens. Food, live music, cocktail demos and more. Full details and the link to book tickets on the Facebook Event Page link below. Price: £18

More Info: Facebook Event Page


SUNDAY 12TH & MONDAY 13TH MAY


Bude Motor and Classic Show

Location: Bude Rugby Football Club, Bude EX23 8QG

Time: Various

Details: See event page below

More Info: Facebook Event Page


SATURDAY 18TH MAY


Party in The Park – Poltair Park

Location: Poltair Park, Carlyon Road, St Austell, PL25 4BS

Time: 11am – 3pm

Details: Stepping Stones annual fundraising event. activities include a visit from the Fire Brigade, Police and Coast Guard, Bouncy Castles, Pony Cycles, Hendra Farm Animal Encounters, Craft Activities, Tuck Shop, Face Painting, Fete Games, Refreshments, performances & entertainment from local clubs & groups, Cake Competition and more. Free entry. Charges apply to certain activities.

More Info: Facebook Event Page


Newquay Orchard Spring Fayre

Location: Newquay Community Orchard, TR7 2SL

Time: 11am – 3pm

Details: Farmers market, craft stalls, workshops, games, live music and more.

More Info: Facebook Event Page


Plant Sale and Open Day Cornwall Air Ambulance

Location: Cornwall Air Ambulance, Trevithick Downs, Newquay, TR8 4DY

Time: 11am – 3pm

Details: Cornwall Air Ambulance HQ open day. On their annual plant sale and open day, there’ll be plants, shrubs, seeds and other garden-related items on sale in the hangar, as well as a garden-themed raffle, pop-up charity shop, refreshments. Also see the helicopter up close and meet the crew. All plants have kindly been donated by local garden centres and nurseries so 100% of the proceeds from the sale will help to keep your helicopter flying.

More Info: Facebook Event Page


SUNDAY 19TH MAY


Open Garden at Tregrehan

Location: Tregrehan Gardens, Tregrehan House, PL24 2SJ

Time: 12pm – 5pm

Details: Enjoy a 20 acre woodland garden created over the last 200 years by the Carlyon family. Exotic plants with a formal walled garden and historic greenhouse. The Open Garden is run in conjunction with members of the Cornwall Hospice Care St Austell Fundraising Group and all proceeds help to fund the specialist care that Cornwall Hospice Care provide to those with terminal illnesses throughout Cornwall. ADMISSION: £8 payable on arrival – no need to book in advance. Admission for children is free.

More Info: Tregrehan Garden site and Facebook Event Page


SW Skinny Dip For Mind

Location: Summerleaze Beach, Bude, EX23 8HN

Time: See event page

Details: Take the plunge in aid of Mental Health Awareness Week and Mind. Skinny Dip, Chunky Dunk, or swim in costume or fancy dress! Optional camping the night before at Cerenety Eco-Camping. See the event page to book tickets for the day and for camping info.

More Info: Facebook Event Page


Fun in the Park / Spring Fayre at Trenance Cottages

Location: Trenance Gardens, Newquay

Time: 10am onwards

Details: Family fun day, including live music, stalls, children’s rides, a duck race and more.

More Info: Facebook Event Page


LostFest

Location: Lostwithiel

Time: 9am – 8pm

Details: Annual arts, crafts and music festival in Lostwithiel, with lots of  activities, food, stall, fun fair and more. Check the page for more info, public transport or park and ride is advised.

More Info: Facebook LostFest Page


FRIDAY 24TH, SATURDAY 25TH AND SUNDAY 26TH MAY


Tunes in the Dunes

Location: Perranporth beach, Perranporth, TR6 OBH

Time: Various

Details: Bananarama, Madness, John Newman, the Fisherman’s Friends and more. Book your tickets ASAP

More Info: Tunes In The Dunes


FRIDAY 24TH – MONDAY 27TH MAY


Beer Festival at Pensilva

Location: Victoria Inn, Pensilva

Time: All day check event page

Details: Try a selection of Ales and Ciders, music, BBQ, entertainment for children and more.

More Info: Facebook Event Page


SATURDAY 25TH MAY


Port Eliot Dog Festival

Location: Port Eliot Estate, Saltash

Time: 11am – 4.30pm

Details: Dog festival at Port Eliot! Roos Whippet Tea Party – 2pm, Dog show for every variety – starting at 12pm (£1/class) Special whippet classes. Shopping, refreshments, have a go agility, have a go flyball, temptation alley and more. Adults £5 entry, 11-18s £2, under 11’s go free (cash on the entry, no advance tickets)
£1 per class for the dog show. Raising money for Children’s Hospice South West Little Harbour.

More Info: Facebook Event Page


Stand Up To Cancer Bake-Off and Fete

Location: Indian Queens Victory Hall, Indian Queens TR9 6PP

Time: 1pm onwards, earlier if you’re taking part in the bake-off

Details: Charity event, cakes, bakes, raffle and more.

More Info: Facebook Event Page


SATURDAY 25th MAY – SATURDAY 1ST JUNE


Dick V Dom at Eden

Location: Eden Project, Bodelva, St Austell, PL24 2SG

Time: See Eden Project site

Details: All the usual Dick and Dom shenanigans, fun activities around Eden for all the family, a live Dick and Dom show. All included in Eden admission.

More Info: Eden Project Events Page


SATURDAY 25TH MAY – SUNDAY 2ND JUNE


Circus Skills Week at Flambards

Location: Flambards Helston, Cornwall TR13 0QA

Time: Varies

Details: Flambards is running a Circus Skills Week and visitors can try their hand at a variety of activities from stilt walking and balloon modelling to juggling. Daily workshop sessions taking place from 12 til 12:45pm and again at 2pm – 2:45pm. Also daily performances at 1pm and 3pm from Flambards’ team of professionals as they clown around on stage.

More Info: Flambards Event Page


Heligan Wild Week

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

Time: 10am – 5pm

Details: A week of fun outdoor adventure. Choose a tribe to be in, paint your own face and make your tribal headdress before taking part in  wild activities. There will be a giant outdoor assault course, musical workshops, a camp fire for toasting marshmallows, bush craft skills to learn and more.

More Info: Heligan Event Page


SUNDAY 26TH MAY


Boconnoc Open Gardens

Location: Boconnoc House and Estate, Lostwithiel

Time: 2pm – 5pm

Details: Gardens open to raise much needed funds for Marie Curie. Refreshments avaliable in the Stable Yard. Dogs welcome on leads.

More Info: Boconnoc Event Page


MONDAY 27TH MAY 2019 – SUNDAY 2ND JUNE 2019


Avengers Week at Camel Creek

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

Time: Throughout the day

Details: Character appearances at Camel Creek – 27th Spiderman,  28th Thor, 29th The Hulk, 30th Iron Man, 31st Captain America, 1st June Ant Man, 2nd June Captain Marvel. Go in fancy dress, the best dressed wins a prize.

More Info: Camel Creek site


FRIDAY 31ST MAY


Fisherman’s Friends – Port Isaac Charity Gig

Location: Port Isaac

Time: 7.30pm – 9pm

Details: Free open-air charity concert with a collection for local charities. This event is weather-permitting and may be cancelled at short notice – keep an eye on the Facebook event page.

More Info: Facebook Event Page


FRIDAY 31ST MAY – SUNDAY 2ND JUNE


The Great Estate 2019

Location: Scorrier House, Scorrier TR16 5AU

Time: Various

Details: ‘Rambuntious Garden Fete’ with major international headline acts, comedy, theatre, music and the arts, all within the beautiful grounds of Scorrier Estate. Vintage fairground, woodland silent disco, secret gin garden, The Whispering Woods, burlesque sessions, Madame Wong’s House of Wrong, classical corner, glamping, hot tubs, The Sanctuary and the Swamp Circus and much more.

More Info: The Great Estate





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