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Best Days Out Cornwall


We'll keep you updated with the latest events from Cornwall's top visitor attractions - from seasonal fun to special events, find out what's happening right here.

20 Dec

A Christmas Carol

In their inimitable style, the team that brought you Great Expecations, Dracula and The Odyseey will now take you on a grim (sort of) journey through the dark, dismal streets of Victorian London. This is Dickens’ original words with added silliness.

18 Dec

Christmas at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall

From beautifully lit vessels to merry Make and Takes and lantern trails, Christmas at the Museum takes on the theme of Lanterns & Lights with a magical nautical twist.

17 Dec

Planet PK x National Trust Christmas Beach Clean

Planet PK , PK Porthcurno’s environmental initiative, is pleased to join forces with the local National Trust team for a special collaborative Christmas beach clean event on Friday 17 December. The event is open to all so please come and join us for a clean up of the beautiful beach here at Porthcurno.

12 Dec

Wheal Martyn Family Festive Fun Day

A day full of festive activities in the grounds, including Christmas arts & crafts, storytelling, local choirs, Family Forest School, our Reindeer Trail and Community Christmas Trees.

12 Dec

Pendeen Silver Band

Join us for an afternoon of festive music and rousing tunes from Pendeen Silver Band, to get you in the mood for Christmas.. The most westerly brass band in the UK, Pendeen Silver Band take pride in the fact that they are a true ‘village’ band, receiving from and giving constant support to their local community. 

11 Dec

Father Christmas visits The Lost Gardens of Heligan

The Heligan team are welcoming back Father Christmas and his team of Elves to The Lost Gardens. The Lost Gardens provide the most magical and perfect setting for a Christmas experience, especially for the annual visit to meet Father Christmas.

10 Dec

Christmas Wreath Workshop

Join the Minack Theatre’s Head Gardeners Jeff Rowe and Claire Batten for a seasonal workshop to create a stunning wreath of Cornish succulents in time for Christmas! You will be guided through each step to create a unique festive decoration using moss, ivy and succulents.

10 Dec

Twisted Christmas

After the successful Twisted Tales Vol.1&2 and Twisted Tales Outdoors, ‘Owdyado Theatre are excited to present their first seasonal show – Twisted Christmas, featuring writers from Cornwall and across the UK.

04 Dec

Santa Specials at Bodmin & Wenford Railway

Bodmin & Wenford Railway’s popular Christmas trains are making a return to the heritage steam railway, Cornwall’s only full sized railway still operated by steam locomotives.

04 Dec

Christmas with the National Trust in Cornwall

This winter, experience the spirit of Christmas with festive activities taking place at Trelissick and Trerice

04 Dec

Nostalgic Christmas fun at Lappa Valley

Enjoy the wonder and magic of Lappa Valley at Christmas time. Meet Father Christmas in his grotto, where there is a present for every child. Take a nostalgic steam train ride through the wooded valley into Lappa and find lots of festive fun.

03 Dec

Christmas at The Eden Project

Don’t miss the magic of Christmas at Eden on selected dates from 3-30 December.

01 Dec

Wheal Martyn Reindeer Trail and Community Christmas Trees

Explore Wheal Martyn’s historic grounds and woodland trails to spot our woodland crafted reindeer, and inside, discover and vote for the best dressed Community Christmas Tree in the Discovery Centre

27 Nov

Winter Festival at Tate St Ives

Celebrate the start of the festive season at Tate St Ives and be the first to see a range of commissions and works launching this weekend, some in collaboration with St Ives communities.

27 Nov

Adam James: Kemeneth

Experience this special artists commission at Tate St Ives and around St Ives. Kemeneth – Cornish for community – is an artist’s project developed by Adam James in collaboration with St Ives communities and TSI.

26 Nov

Sammy Lee: AVIARY

AVIARY, Tate St Ives’s Winter Light commission 2021, is a virtual, data-driven environment by artist Sammy Lee. The computer-simulated birds are projected onto the ceiling of Tate St Ives’s entrance every evening and streamed online 24/7.

26 Nov

Heligan Night Garden

The Lantern Company’s illuminated installations at Heligan holds up a nocturnal magnifying glass to the often overlooked wonders and beauty of the natural flora and fauna on our doorstep. From owls to hares, foxgloves, butterflies and robins, and a joyful burst of fuchsias, this illuminated seasonal trail creates a treasure-filled space for families and friends to discover these beautiful indigenous species.

13 Nov

Winter festivities at Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm

Returning for a 5th year, come to the farm this winter for festivities full of flavour. On select weekends in November and December, Healeys transform the farm into a fairytale world of mulled cyder and […]

23 Oct

Tunnel of Lights: Arctic Adventure at the Shipwreck Treasure Museum

The Shipwreck Treasure Museum at Charlestown’s Tunnel of Lights: Arctic Adventure will take the success of the UK’s longest underground tunnel of illuminations from the past two years to a whole new level. T

23 Oct

A Spooktacular Creepy Halloween Half Term at Paradise Park

Looking for kids Halloween fun in Cornwall? Paradise Park’s Spooktacular Creepy Halloween HalfTermis the perfect place to bring the kids for a fun-filled spooky adventure and wonderful wildlife!

22 Oct

The Kiss that Missed

The Little Prince’s goodnight kiss has gone missing. It’s escaped into the forest where it has no business to be, so the brave and fearless knight is sent on a mission to bring it back… But is he brave and fearless enough?

16 Oct

Petrit Halilaj: Very volcanic over this green feather

This autumn, Tate St Ives will present Very volcanic over this green feather, a major new installation by Petrit Halilaj (b.1986 in Kostërrc, Kosovo) for his first solo exhibition in the UK.