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Tom Jones Bands In The Sands

Published on 23/06/2017 15:03

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Tom Jones is in the village!

Perranporth is waiting in anticipation for the appearance of Sir Tom Jones playing at Bands In The Sands on Perranporth Beach tonight, what an honour! We heard him earlier his morning doing his sound checks and it was amazing not to mention surreal.

The Bands In the Sands are hosted by The Watering Hole and so far have hosted many big names including Billy Ocean, The Levellers and this year hosts acts including The Stranglers and Seasick Steve.  

For a sleepy Cornish village it is bringing a new level of excitement not to mention extra visitors and revenue. 

His arrival comes just a year after playing an acclaimed headline slot at the Eden Sessions, Sir Tom Jones returns to Cornwall to play Bands in the Sands. 

Next week we see the Perranporth's annual music festival "Tunes In The Dunes" more information and details on this will follow in the next blog. 

In the meantime we are sure wherever you are in Perranporth you will hear Sir Tom's distinctive tones.  Have fun everyone 

Six very different ways to treat Dad on Fathers Day

Published on 16/06/2017 14:11

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Go seafaring and enjoy a free pint

Dads are welcome to dive into the Shipwreck and Heritage Museum for free as well as the Inner Harbour of Charlestown to explore Kajsamoor, the Tall Ship, alongside a warm welcome and a complimentary pint at Loveday's, the on-site restaurant which will have roast dinner family sharing platters on offer.

The Shipwreck and historical artefacts on display in the museum are the largest private collection of this type on public display in Europe, a sure-fire win for inquisitive dads, intrepid explorers and curious families.





The exhibition shows a tremendous range of maritime history dating back to 1715 and one of the largest underwater diving equipment collections in the country, including various suits used for treasure seeking and naval purposes.

There are countless items from a bygone age as well as artefacts from over 150 shipwrecks. The many and varied exhibitions reflect village life in Charlestown, its history, shipwrecks and the once thriving China Clay industry.

To book a roast dinner at Loveday's, call 01726 67618 and to plan a visit to the Museum or the Harbour, visit and

READ MORE: 17 brilliant thing you can't miss in Cornwall this June

Be a pirate for the day - free

Captains and scallywags set sail for Pirate's Quest, Newquay this Father's Day for a swashbucklin' offer. For the Father's Day weekend, Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18, dads go free.





Visitors will be transported back almost 300 years, where they'll begin their adventure on board a Pirate Hunter's Ship called the Royal Anne – a vessel that left England in 1721 with the intention of sailing to the Caribbean, but wrecked off the South Coast of Cornwall.

A real LIVE pirate from the infamous Republic of Pirates will rescue visitors from the sinking Royal Anne, escorting them through a secret passageway, and then acting as a guide through several detailed sets and scenes – a chance to explore the mystical caves and murky streets of 18th century Cornwall, and discover the truth about real pirates.

Enter voucher code 'PIRATEDAD' when booking online to get your one adult free. Terms and conditions apply.

A real man's afternoon tea

Treat your dad this Father's Day to a Gentleman's Afternoon Tea at The Greenbank Hotel, Falmouth – the perfect location for a day to remember.

The stylish, waterfront escape is the ideal place to relax and watch the world go by. You'll be able to enjoy the finest feast, with panoramic views over Falmouth harbour and out to castle-topped headlands.




Finish your afternoon by trying the very own Working Boat Brew from The Working Boat pub – a nod to the 300-year-old workers' and locals' tavern for the ultimate Father's Day afternoon.

The menu includes a hand-raised pork pie, Scotch quail's egg, cheeses, pickled onions, mini steak and stilton sandwich, beer and bacon scones with cream cheese and homemade chutney, chocolate stout cake and coffee mocha truffles.

Gentleman's Afternoon Tea is priced at £20 per person, pre-order only. For more information or to book visit or call 01326 312440.

READ MORE: 33 Cornish attractions you have to take your kids to

Full steam ahead

Not just one day but two to celebrate Fathers' Weekend at Lappa Valley Steam Railway at St Newlyn East on Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18.




Situated just outside Newquay, Lappa Valley has three unique railways to explore along with a great range of family friendly activities, offering a fantastic day of adventure, all included in the price of one ticket.

Lappa Valley is open daily from 10am. Visit for full details.

Spa deals at Retallack Resort

Buy a two-month full membership at ESYA Health Club including two Personal Training sessions for only £50, saving over £100.

T&Cs - For men only. Must be used consecutively within the next six months.




Book an Elemis Freestyle Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage with Hot Basalt Stones at ESYA Spa for 25 minutes for £40.

Or upgrade to an Elemis Deeper than Deep Hot Stone Massage - 1 hourr 20 minutes for £95 and receive a FREE Elemis men's gift bag (includes one full size product).

Both offers include the use of facilities and unlimited herbal teas. These offers can be purchased as a gift voucher. Valid on June 18 only.

To book either deal they can call 01637 882430.

There are also a number of deals for dads at Carbis Bay hotel, spa and restaurant.

READ MORE: 15 amazing things to look forward to in Cornwall in the next five years

A subscription for coffee fanatics

The perfect gift for coffee lovers, the subscriber will regularly receive renowned Cornish coffee company Origin's roaster's pick of coffees. They'll experience a range of countries of origin, processing methods and flavour profiles; demonstrating the very best in speciality coffee.




Three, six and 12-month subscriptions available. Prices from £26.

You can also book latte art so you can make those perfect patterns on your cuppa and home filter brewing courses.

Acredited - Cornwall Live

Half Term Ideas

Published on 23/05/2017 16:29

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May Half Term in Cornwall

A snapshot of some of the great things to do in Cornwall at May Half Term.

Eden Project, St Austell

27 May - 4 June 

Game On

Celebration of game playing returns this year, bigger and better than ever. From retro classics and traditional playground favourites, to the latest tech, there's something to get all members of the family competing, debating and having fun! Watch out on the website for regular updates here

Camel Creek, Wadebridge

Heroes Week

Throughout the May Half term, they will be celebrating the Heroes that continue to make our lives safer in aid of our Charity of the Year: Cornwall Air Ambulance.

Heroes from the Armed Forces and Emergency Services Personnel will descend on the Park as guests will have the chance to get up close and learn what it’s like in the day of a hero.

Watch out for regular updates on the website here

Flambards, Helston

27 May - 4 June

Circus Skills

Flambards Theme Park, Helston, Cornwall is a great family fun day out with plenty of great things to do! There is even plenty to enjoy even on those rainy days.  During May half term there is the chance have a go at Circus Skills - more information will be available on the website here very soon!

Newquay Zoo, Newquay

27 May - 4 June

Jungle Mayhem

There is always plenty to do at Newquay Zoo, and this Half term there will be Jungle Mayhem - check the website for more information and updates here

National Trust venues throughout Cornwall

There is plenty to do at many of the National Trust venues through out Cornwall during May Half Term, from Murder Mystery, Flower trails, 50 Things to do, Nature trails and interesting exhibitions to see - Check their website for more information about what's going on in Cornwall here

Bodmin & Wenford Railway, Bodmin

1 - 4 June

Tornado is the first and only steam locomotive to be built in Britain this century and the first main line steam locomotive to be built in Britain since 1960 when British Railways ceased construction of steam engines. There is now the opportunity to take a ride on this historical train - check the website for prices and timetable for this one off event.

Return to the Carribean at Pirate's Quest, Newquay

27 May - 4 June

Pirate Hunters have been tipped off that the pirate crew are in Cornwall, so it's time to locate Blackbeard's Ship and head back to the safety of the Caribbean. Find out more here

Minack Theatre, Storytelling - Porthcurno

The Last Droll Teller - 29th May 10.30-11.30

In the Bellows - 29th May 12.00-15.00

The Two Wizards - 31 May - 10.30-11.30

Theatre Skills workshop - 31 May - 12.00-14.00

Stones & Bones - 2 June - 10.30-11.30

For more information about the Minack, ticket prices and other events during Whitsun check the website here

If you know of any other events going on during Whitsun Half term please let us know below.

Geevor Tin Mine

28 May - 2 June

Put your hard hat on and go exploring, maybe with our popular Geevor Quiz (there is a prize to be won!). We have a few surprises in store for you and:

Sunday: 12.30pm -Talk in the Dry with ex-miner Silvenus

Monday = Poldark Day (11.30am – 3.00pm) with hand drilling and an opportunity to dress up

Tuesday = Cornish Day: Cornish music with Jan, miners’ talks (12pm and 2pm)

Be a Miner for a day on Wednesday! with a tin vanning demonstration at 11.30am, hands-on activities and competitions (12.30pm – 3pm)

Let’s Rock It on Thursday! with a variety of Mineral Games and Geevor Games (11.30am – 3.00pm) 

Friday: Storytelling with David M. and Kibble Filling Challenge (11.30am – 3.00pm) with a fabulous prize to be won by the Winner of the Day

Awesome Adventurers’ New PlayZone, The National Maritime Museum, Falmouth 

27 May – 4 June

Go on an awesome adventure this May half-term at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth.

Inspired by the heroic voyages of exploration by ships such as Captain Bligh’s HMS Bounty the museum’s brand new playzone opens for May half-term.

Join the crew of HMS Adventure to explore the Pacific Islands. Dress up in character and go on an epic adventure of discovery across the seas.

And that’s not all. There’s lots more adventures to be had with an additional fun filled schedule of fabulous entertainment and activities including:

1.The incredible voyage of the Mystery
Monday 29th | Wednesday 31st | Friday 2nd
3 x performances a day: 11:30, 12:30, 2:30

Experience a truly spellbinding performance of a real Cornish adventure story, brought to life by actor Philippo Fiori. Fun, exciting and uplifting, children and adults alike will captivated by the incredible, true story of seven brave Cornish fisherman who try to sail their little fishing boat Mystery to the goldfields of Australia. Each short performance takes places amongst the historic boats in the Museum’s main hall.

2. Clive Pig The Storyteller! – their very own travelling talesman
Tues 30th May, Thursday 1st June
3 x performances a day: 11:30, 12:30, 2:30

3. Children’s drop-in ‘make and take’ craft activities
Daily: 27th May – 4th June
Times: 12-3:15

Family-friendly craft activities inspired by our new Awesome Adventures playzone. Can you make the things you will need for your own awesome adventure? A compass badge to find your way home? A sword or flintlock pistol to fight of dangerous animals, or fearsome pirates? A newly discovered tropical bird to wear on your shoulder?

Something different to make everyday.

4. Awesome adventures Trail

Can you help the botanist from HMS Adventure discover what sorts of wildlife are living on our pacific island? Some of the creatures are hidden around the museum, will you be able to find them all in time?

And of course there are all the usual family favourites: 15 galleries over four floors, jump aboard the boats, climb the 100 foot Look Out Tower, watch shipwrights at work in the boat building workshop, go under water in the Tidal Zone, hear ocean adventures + survival stories, learn to sail miniature boats on our waterfront boat pool.

All activities are free with your museum ticket. Find out more here

Land's End Landmark

27 May - 4 June

Celebrate nature from creepy-crawlies to screech owls at Land’s End this half-term

Everything’s set for a ‘Wonderfully Wild’ half-term at Land’s End this month as the landmark attraction puts the natural world centre-stage.

The highlight of the week-long wildlife celebration is the visit of a parliament of owls from the Screech Owl Sanctuary in St Columb which visitors can meet and stroke.

Children and their parents can then take part in their very own bio-blitz, counting and recording all the different species of animals, birds and creepy-crawlies they find around Land’s End.

Kids will be able to join in some wildlife crafts and make their very own insect home using recycled bottles to keep in their gardens and monitor for bug life.

There will also be visits and talks from the RSPB and Cornwall Wildlife Trust throughout the week.

The Wonderfully Wild half-term events will take place from May 27 until June 4, with the owls visiting from May 29 to June 1, 11am-4pm each day.

All attractions, shops and food outlets at Land’s End will open daily from 10am throughout half-term.

The Sea Show

Published on 23/05/2017 16:15

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Come and watch "The Sea Show" at the Memorial Hall in Perranporth.  A great show from the Squashbox Theatre and Perranporth Pre-School.

Tickes are only £4 and you can buy them at Perranporth Pre-school or Duchy Holidays.

Refreshments available 

Starts at 3.30pm

Magical Mystery Tours

Published on 20/03/2017 16:04

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We are pleased to announce that we will once again be ticket agents for the magical mystery coach tours.  Starting again at Easter (exact date to be confirmed)

The Doc Martin Tour

We take place on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  On this fantastic tour you will visit the most the beautiful programme locations of this entertaining programme.  Including Portwenn (Port Isaac) and Tintagel and Boscastle.

Poldark Tours

Visit the stunning locations where the filming of this great TV series takes place. 

Tuesday Tour - Newquay to Lands End, visits the mine, Nampara Valley, Porthcurno. Great scenery and stunning cliff locations.

Thursday Tour - Takes you to Charlestown, Bodmin jail, Bodmin Moor and Nampara House location.

Other tours include

  • St Ives - Marazion
  • Penzance to Mousehole
  • Minack theatre - Lands End
  • Lost Gardens of Heligan
  • Looe and Polperro

If you are interested in any of these tours, please pop into our office in Perranporth and we can check availability and arrange pick up for you. 


St Pirans Day Celebrations

Published on 28/02/2017 16:44

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St Piran’s Day Celebrations


28th February 2017

Here in Perranporth we know how to celebrate St Piran’s Day! Take a look at our local what’s on guide and get involved in the festivities!

St Piran is the patron saint of Cornwall, banished from Ireland by a jealous king in the 5th Century AD and thrown out to sea with a millstone tied to his foot to drown, only to survive the ordeal and float down to Cornwall where he eventually landed right here at Perranporth beach (we take our name “Perran” from him). He made himself at home here, establishing the Oratory, having quite a few pints and then discovering tin, which lead to Cornwall for a while being one of the wealthiest regions in the world.

Sunday 5th March 2017

The annual St Piran Play is a traditional promenade play starting at Piran Point (up at Perran Sands) at 2pm, lasting around 90 minutes, with scenes taking place at The Oratory and Old Church. Free parking is available at Perran Sands and it is free to take park in the march. All ages are welcome. Bring your St Pirans flag to wave!

Then head in to the village where the Tywarnhayle Pub are putting on a Cakey Tea, pasties and delicious Cornish specialities including Stargazey Pie. A local choir will be performing traditional Cornish songs and sea shanties to mark the occasion. Just mind you don’t end up “as drunk as a Perraner”!


Lappa Valley Opens For Winter Weekends

Published on 03/02/2017 16:42

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February Half Term

Published on 01/02/2017 16:24

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February Family Activities

February half term is fast approaching, and as usual, there’s loads going on in Cornwall to entertain locals and visitors to the county! 

StoryFest at The Eden Project

Sat 11 – Sat 19 February 2017

Included in the usual Eden admission price, StoryFest is a children’s book festival taking place over half term. Daily shows by theatre company the Imagination Seekers are inspired by the works of Roald Dahl, there are interactive story sessions, a big book exchange, and hands-on craft workshops and games. Eden will also be hosting some very special guests from the world of children’s books. For more information visit the Eden Project website.


Eden Escape: Alien Rescue

Selected dates from 14 January – 19 February 2017

Also on at The Eden Project this winter is a completely immersive experience, Eden’s exciting new live escape room game! Great fun for families with older children (for ages 8+), the game is for teams of three to five people. Your mission is to rescue a dying alien before the time runs out: teams have 45 minutes to work together and solve a variety of mind-boggling mysteries and challenges, save the alien species, and gain their way out of the locked room!

Price: from £15 - £20 per person. Booking is essential. Click here for more info and to book.


National Trust

There are some simply stunning National Trust properties and gardens in Cornwall, from Trelissick’s landscaped gardens and beautiful woodland to Trerice’s historic Elizabethan Manor House, there’s so much to explore and enjoy in the county. And many of the National Trust properties are putting on special events and activities over half term including a Children’s Garden Trail at Lanydrock. Take a look at the National Trust website for all planned events throughout Cornwall in February.



Terrific Tudors at Pendennis Castle

From 13 – 17 February you can experience Terrific Tudors at Pendennis Castle: step back in time and imagine how life was over 400 years ago in the impressive Tudor fort of Pendennis in Falmouth. Visit the English Heritage website for more information. 



Show Me Show Me at Hall for Cornwall

CBeebies’ favourite double act is coming to town!

Chris and Pui from popular children’s TV show ‘Show Me Show Me’ are bringing their stage show to Truro’s Hall for Cornwall on Monday 13th February with a morning show at 11 a.m. and a second show at 2 p.m.

All the favourite characters will be there including Incy Wincy, Old MacDonald and Twinkle, and of course the toys: Tom, Momo, Teddington, Stuffy and Miss Mouse. With songs, comedy sketches, and plenty of opportunity for audience participation, this is a family show to appeal to younger children.

Tickets cost £13 per person or a Family Pack for £44. Visit here for more info and to book.


Pup Season at The Cornish Seal Sanctuary

As the leading Seal Rescue Centre in Europe and the only one in Cornwall, the Cornish Seal Sanctuary take in and rehabilitate rescued seal pups over the winter. The team provide round-the-clock care to get the pups back to full health so they can be released back into the wild in the spring, and so February is the perfect time to visit the sanctuary, when the pools will be full of seal pups!

Find out more about The Cornish Seal Sanctuary here.

Thinking about your Sunday Roast?

Published on 03/12/2016 16:16

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What better than on a winter Sunday afternoon to enjoy the luxury of having your Sunday Roast cooked for you, while you sit and have a drink by the fire.

There are lots of options to choose from in and around Perranporth, here are some suggestions for you to enjoy

  • The Pavillion Boatshed (Perranporth)- serves from 12pm - 3pm serving a traditional Sunday Roast with a choice of meats with HUGE yorkshire puddings
  • The Perranporth Inn - Sunday Roast 12pm -3.30 pm Rib of Beef, Leg of Lamb, Breast of Turkey, all the trimmings, dogs are welcome here.
  • The Tywarnhayle Inn - (Perranporth)- offer a Sunday Carvery from 12pm - 6pm, help yourself to their selection of meats and vegetables, 3 different size options available.  Dogs are welcomme here. 
  • The New Inn - (Goonhavern) serve A traditional Sunday menu from 12pm until they run out. 
  • Bolingey Inn - Serves a trditional roast from 12pm, a selection of meats served with plenty of veg and a selection of desserts. Dogs are welcome here
  • Driftwood Spas (St Agnes) - Sunday roast is served between 12pm - 2.30pm. Plenty to choose from and dogs are also welcome here.

To avoid disappointment always call ahead as we know most of these are very popular so you will need to book your table.  Enjoy !!


Perranporth Christmas Market

Published on 15/11/2016 15:42

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We are very proud to announce that Perranporth is hosting it's very own Christmas Market on Sunday 18th December at 11am - 8pm.   Local volunteers, organisers and businesses are dedicating their time and rescources to put together what will be a fantastic community event for all to enjoy.

The festive open-air market will run the length of Perranporth' main high street starting at Rileys garage and finishing at Chapman's butchers.

What better way to start your Christmas celebrations, than taking in the atmosphere whilst browsing the stalls, with the background sound of Christmas carols and the smell of chestnuts roasting. 

The road will obviously be closed for the day, but there will be free parking at the Beach car park and as always at this time of year parking is also free at Wheal Leisure car park.

  • Live music and local choirs

  • Craft stalls

  • Our very own Seaside Santa

  • Chrismas gifts

  • Food and drink

If you are interested in participating: 

For stalls contact Gem -

For food stalls contact Lee-

To perform at the event contact Loz -

So make sure you put this date in your diary, and we look forward to seeing you there!!

Proceeds will go to support local charities and the Christmas lights