Top 10 Things to Do – May Half Term

Top 10 Things to Do – May Half Term

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With half term and a bank holiday filing up next week’s agenda, myCornwall knows it is the perfect time to get the kids out and about to enjoy the June sunshine. Take inspiration from our Top 10 list and really make the most out of the forthcoming days.

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1: Fal River Festival (26th May – 4th June)

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Set over ten days in the midst of half term, and celebrating its 12th year in 2017, The Fal River Festival is something not to miss. With live music, events and plenty of sporting activities to either watch, or partake in, this fun-filled celebration perfectly encapsulates the history of this fascinating river, alongside raising money for charity. Perfect for people of all ages.

Check out the full calendar of events on their website:

2: Bude and Stratton Folk Festival (27th May – 29th May)

Set on the late Bank Holiday weekend, the Bude and Stratton Folk Festival brings together music, song, dance and storytelling in this vibrant, local event. Artists Include: Ange Hardy, Lukas Drinkwater, Jim Causley, Si Barron, Reg Meuross and Geoff Lakeman. Check out the website below for further information


3: Heroes Week at Camel Creek Adventure Park  (27th May – 4th June)

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Head down to Camel Creek Adventure Park over the half-term break tocelebrate the real heroes of Cornwall. Cornwall’s Emergency Services will descend upon the adventure park over the week to
teach the importance of safety to our child through demonstrations and activities, along with a strong emphasis on beach and sea safety – perfect for the fast approaching summer season.

Check out the website for further information about the week – including admission discount codes!

4: Storytelling at the Minack (2nd June)

Storytelling comes alive at The Minack Theatre this half term. Discover dinosaurs, wizards, fossils and giants through the use of puppetry and theatre. Perfect for younger families, this will mix history and mystery, and you will leave entranced by the expertise of the Squashbox Theatre Group.

Tickets start at just 50p (check the website for full ticketing prices)

5: Free Camera Workshops at CAST, Helston (4th June)

Led by Cornish-based artist Oliver Raymond-Barker, these free workshops will teach participants about the mechanics of ‘Obscure’ photograph – ranging from its history to its use today. With the materials and expertise all provided, you’ll end up be able to get your photographs developed in a dark room and taken home with you. Pre-booking is essential via the email down below.

Minimum age of eight is allowed, but under 12s must be accompanied by an adult.

6: Jungle May-hem at Newquay Zoo (27th May – 4th June)

Without a shadow of a doubt, Newquay Zoo is always going to be the place to go during the half-term break. And with the added incentive of their Jungle May-hem week, you’ll be mad to miss out. Help your little ones complete the Jungle Safari trail for a chance to win a free animal adoption, and indu
lge them in a spot of animal face painting.

Also, with the zoo’s interactive feeds and talks throughout the day, there is always something to do.

Visit the website for pricing and opening hours.


7: Clash! At Pendennis Castle (31st May-1st June)

Experience a tournament like you’ve never seen before. Watch Pendennis Castle transform into a battleground, as four teams of Knights from all over the country challenge each other to duels, jousting and competitions to see who comes out victorious. For younger viewers who may not quite be up to the fearsome feuds, there are circus skills and jester shows throughout the day.

A fantastic, historical day out for the whole family!

Tickets and a full schedule available on their website.

8: Pasty Making Workshops at Heartlands (1st – 2nd June)

Led by a ‘proper Cornish’ chef, these two day workshops will take children through the origins of the pasty, and how to properly crimp. A delicious and alternative day out for children of all ages.

Pre-booking is essential – tickets available for £5.


9: Circus Skills at Flambards (27th May – 4th June)

Try your hand at stilt-walking, juggling and balloon modelling at Flambards over the half-term period. With daily workshops, along with face-painting and stage performances, this will add a special something to your Flambards day out.


10: Wild Toy Theatre: The Fisher-Knight’s Tale at The Poly, Falmouth. (31st May)

Suitable for children 5 and up, the Fisher-Knight’s tale is a pop-up theatrical extravaganza
on an intimate scale. Followed by a pop-up book craft workshop, this will leave audiences spellbound and their imaginations running.

Tickets start at £4 each, booking advisable online.



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