Top Ten Things to Do is sponsored by Carbis Bay Holidays
With the manic period of Christmas and New Years over, January is a month to recoup, re-energise and reinvigorate yourself. But fear not, there is plenty going on in Cornwall to keep you entertained for the month. So get exploring!
1: Cornwall’s Regimental Museum
Saturday 14th January – 10am to 4pm
Experience living history of the Waterloo era at Cornwall’s Regimental Museum inside Bodmin’s Historic Army Keep. Meet the soldiers of the 32nd Regiment of Foot as they recreate garrison life of the early 1800s. See their musket drill and musket-firing displays. A memorial volley will be fired at 12noon to mark 207 years since the death of Sir John Moore, founder of the Light Infantry. Warming refreshments available. Visit www.cornwalls-regimentalmuseum.org/event_cat/events/ for full details.
2: Eden Project – Science Weekends
Venture up to The Eden Project this month and experience the explosive experiments, compelling tales and journeys that make up the Eden Project’s WOW! Science Weekends in January. Each themed weekend will be quirky, fun and packed full of exciting scientific discoveries for all the family.
From space travel, a journey into microbes and inspirational talks, these weekends will inspire the next generation, and promise to make science come alive for all who visit it.
These weekends are part of ‘Invisible Worlds’, a new permanent exhibition opening at Eden in spring 2018. All activities are included with the normal Eden admission. These weekends are fun for all ages, but recommended for ages seven and above.
3: Hall for Cornwall – Circus of Horrors.
As the only circus act that reached the finals of Britain’s Got Talent, Circus of Horrors celebrates its 21st anniversary with its latest incarnation, The Never-Ending Nightmare. With age recommendations of 16+, this show promises to showcase an amazing mix of brave, bizarre and beautiful acts, which are all woven into an Alice in Horror Land Story.
4: Surf Cinema Season -Sipping Jetstreams – St. Ives
A photogenic discovery into everything surf and sea related, situated in the iconic ocean surrounded venue.
Kicking off the Surf Cinema Season, we visit the Taylor Steele classic which explores a two year voyage and love story with the sea, from different coastlines around the world.
Tickets include a free slice of pizza kindly donated from the St Ives Pizza Company. Information and prices available here.
5: Healing Light Festival – Redruth
Perfect for the entire family, this event is a mystical and fun-filled day out. With a wide variety of stalls showcasing all types of jewellery, art, photography and clothing, The Healing Light Festival also has a practical smorgasbord of complementary therapists. With live music, talks and workshops, this event also helps raise money for worthwhile local charities.
6: Heligan Soup Month
Heligan’s very popular Soup Month is back! With a a dedicated soup menu being devised, and delicious and free concoctions being made everyday, there is nothing better to sit back on a cold winter’s day and warm your cockles in front of the fire. Served daily, with a delicious cheese scone or freshly baked roll.
7: From The Jam with Bruce Foxton.
Returning back to Cornwall by popular demand, this popular trio return back to Falmouth for their 40th anniversary tour. Expect a night of hit-after-hit, as From the Jam get the crowd moving with songs like a Town Called Malice, Going Underground and The Modern World. Not a night to miss.
8: Aladdin by RAMPS – Redruth.
January season is still primetime for good pantomimes, and following the success of their 2016 Christmas spectacle of Snow White, RAMPS (Redruth Amateur Musical and Pantomime Society) are back with their tale of Aladdin. With spectacular costumes, plenty of comedic appeal and live music, this is the perfect thing for families of all ages.
9: Beach Cleans Across the County.
With summer coming, get yourself down to your local beaches and give them some much needed TLC after the winter months. With Fistral Beach’s starting on 15th January, then Porthtowan and Chapel Porth later in the month, check out your local beach and get involved.
10: Pup Season at The Seal Sanctuary.
Want to see some gorgeous sea pups this January? With this wonderful charity rescuing over 60+ pups over the year, and reaching heights between September-February, this would be perfect time of year to take yourself over to the sanctuary and read about the seal’s individual stories, and see their rehabilitation progress.