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Best Days Out Cornwall

When: 26 August 2023 - 26 August 2023
Where: Bodmin Jail

Discover the Beast of Bodmin Carnival with Bodmin Jail

Posted in Events by Lauren Webb on 18th July 2023

It’s time to unleash the beast at the Beast of Bodmin Carnival.

Saturday 26 August, from 9:30am til late

This exciting Summer event celebrates the mythical Beast of Bodmin and its iconic moorland home. At the all day event, you’ll find lantern-making workshops, crafts, face-painting and much more within the historic walls of the old jail courtyard, offering you fun, adventure and a few surprises for the whole family.

The Courtyard comes alive with activities from 09:30am:

Indulge your creativity in the lantern-making workshop

Lose yourself in the stories of the £10million immersive Bodmin Jail Museum*

Delight the children with a beast of a makeover with the face-painting

Unwind with a Cornish pasty and ice-cream at the Beast Feast, a food extravaganza using fresh, locally sourced produce

The evening celebrations kick off from 7pm:

Join the mesmerising lantern procession as it bursts through the imposing gateway to the Jail

Marvel at the fire breathers and circus performers

Relax with live music and a hog roast before the grand fireworks finale

* Normal admission rates apply for the Museum