by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)
Perranporth officially became the second place in Cornwall and the fifth place in the whole of the UK to achieve the Plastic Free Coastline status.
Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) which is responsible for the scheme that encourages communities to loose single use plastics, confirmed that Perranporth had fulfilled all of the criteria necessary to gain the title.
The issues of plastic littering beaches and poising a danger to birds and marine wildlife has been thrust into the spotlight in recent years. In Cornwall, the impact of our lifestyles on the environment is more apparent than elsewhere with our extensive beaches. One particular issues is single-use plastics such as water bottles, which are one of the most common finds on beaches.
Leading the fight in Cornwall is the campaign group Surfers Against Sewage, which has led a hugely successful campaign to raise awareness over plastics, based in the Wheal Kitty Workshops at St Agnes, the group is the driving force behind the Plastic Free Communities campaign.
Perranporth’s Plastic Free Farmers Market is held in the Memorial Hall on the first Sunday of every month. With 20+ stalls of fresh local produce, delicious bakes, wonderful flowers, fab reusables, beautiful conservation art, a market cafe with live music and lots of tips on how to rid your lives of pointless plastic!
SAS and Plastic Free Perranporth organise regular beach cleans, often involving local schools, businesses and organisations. Collecting obvious plastic and nurdles which are small pieces of plastic used to manufacture plastic products that marine life can mistake for food. For dates and to get involved, keep up to date with Keep Britian Tidy.
Water Refill Stations
The plastic-free revolution, being spear-headed from Cornwall, is starting to grip the nation and businesses offering free water is one of the effects of this. More than 200 businesses across the Duchy are now offering free water to anyone who wants it. The City to Sea Refill App will give you a full list of where you can take your bottle for refilling.
Perranporth Tourist Information and Duchy Holidays will refill your bottle with chilled filtered water. The idea is that by filling up an existing bottle, you avoid purchasing those naughty single-use plastics that everyone should be avoiding.
If you would like to do your bit whilst in Cornwall, SAS have put together some ideas to help you have a Plastic Free Holiday
by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)
So here we are in the longest month of the year, Christmas and New Year seem a distant memory as this gloomy month looms ahead. Diets, exercise and fasts seem to be the name of the game with a reminder at every turn.
But why not start the year feeling relaxed and rejuvenated? We think that this is the perfect time to indulge yourself in a short break to Cornwall and take advantage of all the special early season Spa offers:
The Headland Hotel is in a breathtaking location in Newquay, with stylish interior leading out to a rugged landscape and foaming Atlantic breakers. It's Cornwall's only 'Five Bubble' rated spa hotel and offers relaxing spa days on the beautiful north coast. Enjoy the heated pool with a jet stream and bubble seats, Swedish sauna, Cornish salt steam room, aromatherapy showers and hot tub, not to mention the extensive list of treatments.
Watergate Bay Hotel - Watergate
With secluded spaces, wide-open ocean views, quiet places, and invigorating treatments there’s something for everyone and every mood at Watergate Bay Hotel. With three cosy treatment rooms, guests can enjoy a full range of simple treatments from a list or choose ‘Freestyle’ options allowing you to combine treatments and to decide what you need, where you need it and how long you need it for.
Spectacular sea views, a deep and luxurious spa pool and the cleansing benefits of a cedar sauna, eucalyptus steam room and lavender caldarium together make Bedruthan one of the most restorative luxury spa break locations in the UK
Crantock Bay Spa offers ‘Made for Life’ by Spiezia Organics treatments, Combining 100% organic products and mindful, complimentary therapy techniques, our treatments create a balanced flow for the conscious and sub- conscious mind and body.
Situated on the evocative North Coast of Cornwall, Fistral Spa has been purposefully designed to nurture and nourish mind, body and spirit and offer the perfect spa break. Our hotel spa is the premier health and beauty spa in Newquay, Cornwall offering unrival
The Scarlet Spa is all about you and how you would like to feel. We have combined traditional Ayurvedic wisdom with a Cornish twist to offer you a spa experience that will help you regain a sense of equilibrium and vitality.
Ocean Breeze Spa at Sands Hotel is a leading holistic health and beauty spa near Newquay. The team of therapists offer range of treatments that will help you relax, unwind and refresh on your spa day.
After you have indulged in your treatment and relaxed sipping your infused tea, what better than to return to Perranporth to the perfect base for you Cornish retreat. Take a look at these January Accommodation Special Offers
by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)
Cornwall's reputation as a thriving top UK holiday destination goes without saying, but it continues to be a favourite UK destination for New Year’s Eve celebrations. The perfect place to see the 2020 in with an abundance of different options, each place celebrating in it's own unique style.
The sleepy Cornish towns and villages spark back into life when the party goers descend and welcome the interruption to their Winter Hibernation. We just love the fancy dress, fireworks and festivities.
Perranporth is no exception and has now become one of THE destinations in the UK for a mammoth New Year’s Eve party. With the backdrop of our beautiful beach and our wonderful pubs and eateries, what better place than to bring in the New Year than right here with us. Start the evening sipping a cocktail at Alcatraz watching the waves come in, then get your party mood on and choose from the wonderful choice of celebrations happening all around the village!
Here’s our go to guide for Perranporth and a few of our favourites around Cornwall, don’t forget to book your accommodation asap as it fills very quickly.
Cocktails and Canapes – Free Buffet from 8pm, cocktail specials all night plus your favourite floor fillers to dance the night away
“Ab Fab Meets Only Fools & Horses”. So, get your glad rags out, come as Del Boy, Patsy or even Grandad or Bubbles, don’t forget Trigger and his Broom. It’s going to be “Absolutely Fabulous”
Music is by the brilliant DJ Lady C. Free Entry Open until 2am.
Hosting their Fancy Dress party with the theme “The Year You were born”, so dress up as a character, politician, film star, rock star etc etc, that was famous during the year you were born. They will be giving out cash prizes for the best costume. DJ Dancing – Free Entry/ Free Nibbles 8pm – late
New Years Eve Banquet
5 courses, champagne and entertainment for only £40 per person. Smart Dress/Black tie. Book in advance 6.45pm onwards
Fill your boots!
Offering "An Apres Ski" feast with bratwursts, crepes & everything you would expect on the slopes. Music will start from 8pm and finish at 4am with a the very lively Oompah Brass band playing some incredible covers getting you in the mood.
Eton Messy will then be taking you right the way to 4am.
This is a party not to be missed. It's the only time of the year they go until 4am through the whole year & this promises to be the best one yet. Tickets available – only £20 per person
Turn up in regular clothing and you’ll be the odd one out! It’s a tradition for adults and kids alike to pick (or make) a costume and join in the impromptu parade that swarms Fore Street and the harbour. And people take it seriously because there is pride at stake! In the past New Year’s fancy dress has included everything from Oompa Loompas to luminous jellyfish, over-sized (and over-fed) seagulls and large family groups dressed as The Incredibles
Immerse yourself in the vibrant character of Newquay town. The evening starts early with all the children out parading in their weird and wonderful fancy - dress outfits. The carnival party atmosphere is just wonderful with everyone full of community spirit.
After 7pm makes way for the adults and there are some serious fancy dressers in Newquay, don’t go in half hearted! If you turn up in your normal going out gear prepare to feel the odd one out. Partygoers congregate for the Midnight welcome in, at Central square, and the sound of "Auld lang syne" can be heard for miles, afterwhich the party continues well into the early hours.
If you fancy going out of town to Quintrell Downs for some live music to rock the New Year Inn – the young up and coming band “Off The Lights” will be bringing the house down at The Quintrell Inn. Book tickets in advance.
In keeping with Cornwall's carnival atmosphere, the people of Looe also love a party at New Year. Fancy dress is considered a must – prepare to look very out of place if wearing normal clothes – and the party spreads through the whole town. It's not only the revellers who dress up - the town's buildings and even the boats on the harbour are adorned with cheery lights to help brighten up the occasion. Unlike other events in Cornwall, Looe has two firework displays, one at 6pm and one at midnight. This really gets the party started, but this also allows families to be more involved as little children can take in the firework show earlier rather than waiting around to midnight.
A new event for the calendar this year is the Falmouth New Year’s Eve fireworks display.
Sponsored by the Royal Duchy Hotel and Brend Hotels and hosted by Pendennis Castle, the display will be the perfect way to welcome in the new year. You can view the display from various locations along the seafront at midnight. Please note the castle will not be open to the public in the evening, it is just the launch area.
Wherever you choose to be on New years Eve, we are sure it will be one to remember - wishing you all the best time and "A Happy New Year"
by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)
Are you planning your next years holiday and looking for inspiration for what to do to keep the family busy? Have you ever tried kayaking? Kayaking in Cornwall is a wonderful way to have a family adventure and explore the beautiful surrounding landscape.
Koru offer two guided tours:
The North Coast Kayak Adventure from Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes which is half way between Newquay and St Ives. Affectionately named Poldark Country this coastline was the inspiration for Winston Graham’s Poldark series
You can also buy Gift Vouchers for a Koru Kayak Adventures along the St Agnes Coastline or Helford River and Frenchman’s Creek. For a great Christmas gift take a look at their 2020 Wall Calendars with photos taken from the water either of the St Agnes Coastline or Helford River and Frenchman’s Creek these can be purchased at their website shop www.korukayaking.co.uk/Koru-shop
by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)
Quite often we talk about the beautiful beaches and stunning cliff walks in Cornwall, but we mustn’t forget that we are also surrounded by charming countryside, with some of the most splendid woodland walks in the country. I am sure that we all have childhood memories of walks in the wood, whether it was collecting leaves, conkers, insects or flowers, that lovely musky smell of this darkened secret sanctuary is always a magical experience to treasure. Of course, this is free on tap entertainment for all including your four legged friend; just pull on your walking boots or wellingtons and begin your adventure:
Here are some of the favourites for you to enjoy:
Trelissick Gardens is run by the National Trust, and although dogs are not allowed inside the main gardens, they are very welcome in the parkland around the area. The Woodland Walk is a particularly lovely three mile circuit which takes you from the main car park, down the hill to the edge of the Fal estuary, then along the river bank, through beautiful dappled woodland and past the King Harry Ferry slipway before continuing further into the secret and tranquil creeks tucked away in the estuary. At the fork in the path, you can continue on around Roundwood quay, or take the left path which takes you back up to the main road. Cross carefully at the top, then turn left just past the lodge and in a few minutes you will be back at the car park.
Dog friendly cafe: Crofters at Trelissick has dog biscuits, bowls and seating.
With over 9 miles of pathways and 250 acres of woodland, there is no set route we'd advise you to take through these woodlands, just enjoy exploring. The woodland is the largest in West Cornwall and is run by Cornwall Council. Things to watch out for include: The dancing tree: a beautiful ancient tree with a twisted trunk which makes it seem as though it is twirling. The given garden: a little flower garden which contains plants donated by visitors. The South West Coast Path between Portreath and Godrevy is also accessible from the woods, but again, the cliffs are steep so be careful with dogs and don't head out there if it is very windy!
Dog friendly cafe: There is a lovely cafe at the South Tehidy entrance. You need to sit outside with your dog, but the food is lovely. On rainy days, The Bassett Arms, Portreath is cosy and dog friendly.
The wooded estate around the main gardens and house of the National Trust's Lanhydrock is a haven for dogs and their walkers. From Respryn car park or the main car park new the house, you can set out on walks along the River Fowey and around the managed woodland of the estate. Dogs are not allowed in the main gardens. You can pick up trail maps for walks at the reception, cafe and shop.
Dog friendly cafe: Dogs are welcome at the Stable Cafe and you can buy homemade dog treats there as well as human snacks and drink.
Near Bodmin, this is another much loved woodland area, and this is run by the Forestry Commission. There are several marked walks through the woods, ranging from the easy Ladyvale walk to more challenging paths. The woods with their babbling streams are beautiful especially at this time of year.
Dog friendly cafe: Woods Cafe which offers freshly baked cakes and Tregothnan tea, home grown in Cornwall, is very dog friendly.
The walk meanders through the village via the pub and church then descends Metha Road to the Lappa Valley. The route follows the stream up the valley alongside the ochre-stained riverbed and past East Wheal Rose and the edge of Newlyn Downs to reach the source of the stream on Penhallow Moor. Footpaths crossing the trackbed of the old Perranporth railway lead back to Station Road to complete the circular route. Dog friendly with styles for easy access,
The walk begins at Helford after passing through the village follows the valley from Penarvon to a tiny chapel before descending to Frenchman's Creek. The route follows a path along the length of the creek and to Withan Quay on the other side before reaching Kestle Barton. The final stretch is along the valley through Under Wood.
The walk passes through St Enoder Wood and then follows small lanes to Trendeal. From here a bridleway leads to the ruins of Bessigga and a footpath leads past the holy well to Ladock Church. After passing the pub at Ladock the final stretch is along a footpath leading back into Ladock Wood.
For more Cornish woodland walks - check out iwalkcornwall
by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)
When it comes to Winter in Cornwall, hot chocolate is up there with Cornish pasties and cream teas as one of our most favourite hot treats.
There is nothing better than after a walk along the beach, when feeling windswept and jaded, sitting in front of a glowing fire and enjoying the delights of a delicious steaming mug of hot chocolate, soft whipped cream and sweet marshmallows.
You can’t come to Cornwall in the Winter and not try a hot chocolate at least once, here are our top 5 favourite spots to enjoy yours:
Alcatraz - Perranporth
Located under the Summer House restaurant is the relatively new Alcatraz, converted from a surf shack selling bodyboards and wetsuit, this spot now boasts the most amazing views acroos the beach and horizon. Early evening brings red sky sunsets and guls on flight to bring you into the boat like feel of Alcatraz. Sip away on your delicious hot chocolate with this amazing back drop.
Bowgie Inn Crantock
The Bowgie Inn in Crantock is a distinctive pink pub sat on the West Pentire headland overlooking Crantock beach. The views are breath taking and on a bright Winters day why not tuck in to your hot chocolate with a piece of their warm chocolate fudge cake. Sheer bliss after exploring the rock pool and cliff walks.
The Beach Hut – Watergate Bay
First sights of Watergate Bay’s beautiful beach appear approaching the brow of the hill into the bay. The Beach hut is nestled into the cliffs and is family and dog friendly. The Extreme Hot Chocolate, which comes topped with cream, marshmallows and chocolate buttons. Savour this wonderful mug of delights whilst watching the swell of the ocean and listening to the crash of the white waves.
The Watering Hole – Perranporth
Boasting the title of being the only pub on the beach in the UK, it is easily found on Perranporth Beach with it’s distinctive green canope. Even though this pub hosts the major Tunes in the Dunes Festival and many top acts during the season. They still make way for the many dog walkers with their delicious “The Works” hot chocolate. Two blazing fires to sit by and enjoy the stunning view of the sea Chapel Rock. If you want to relish your stay in Perranporth, take at the look at the new development of luxury apartments called The Dunes , they stand proud above the beach.
Driftwood Spars – St Agnes
Escape to the Driftwood Spars, a traditional Cornish pub nestled in the heart of the stunningly iconic Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes.What could be a better reward after a long walk along the cliff path than to enjoy a hot chocolate made with giant chocolate buttons, delicious, rich and creamy.
by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
With Halloween and Guy Fawkes behind us, we turn our attention to Christmas. With just 5 weeks untilthe big event many of us are thinking about presents, decorations and Christmas trees.
With this is mind we would like to share with you some of the upcoming Christmas Markets and fairs, in and around the local area. These always get us in the festive mood, taking us back to our childhood with the twinkling lights and the smell of chestnuts roasting.
Healeys Cider Farm : every weekend from 16th November 2019 until 22nd December 2019.
From arts, crafts, food and plenty of Cornish cyder, the markets are set against the beautiful backdrop of a working farm.
A family experience you won't find anywhere else with cobbled courtyards lit with magical lights, freshly cut Christmas trees, choirs, carols singers, farm animals, tractor rides, Sunday roasts and mulled cyder.
Charlestown Christmas[nbsp]Markets - November 23rd - 24th 2019 11am - 4pm
This market is in the beautiful village of Charlestown
Charlestown Christmas Market has two locations - the main venue is at Penrice Academy where some 100 traders will be selling a vast range of food, drinks and crafts in the comfort of the large sports hall, drama studio and gymnasium. This venue is guaranteed to be warm and dry, and with its plentiful car parking, provides us with the perfect venue for the superb range of gift items.
The other location we are using is in the grounds of The Rashleigh Arms in Charlestown. There will be around 16 traders located in the marquee, selling a wide range of local food, drink and crafts. The Rashleigh Arms will also be putting on some special events of their own, and there will be singing and other live music at both venues throughout the weekend. There are 2 children's rides located at Penrice Academy, as well as 3 outdoor caterers.
Both venues will have live entertainment all weekend. If you love to hear choirs, Charlestown is the place to be.
Newquay Christmas Market - 29th November - 1st December.
Newquay, there will be three days of festive loveliness for all to enjoy.
There will be a Christmas Market, Live Music, Santa’s Grotto, Lantern Parade and Light Switch On followed by fireworks and much more…!
Newquay Town Council presents... Newquay at Christmas!
This year's Christmas event is set to be bigger and better than ever before, taking place across 3 days from 29th November - 1st December. There will be a licensed bar, food stalls, live music, and exciting entertainment (to be announced). The big man himself will also be making an appearance in his grotto with his elves!
Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair: Truro - 27 Nov 2019 to 1 Dec 2019
Hand crafted wall hangings, jigsaw puzzles, candles, pottery, calendars, clothing, treasure trails for the children, handmade chocolates, preserves and local ales are just some of the goods which will be available at this year’s Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair.
This impressive selection of Cornish crafts and food will be on display in Truro when the Piazza plays host to the annual Christmas ‘Made in Cornwall’ fair where every product on sale has a little extra added value as it is guaranteed as being Made in Cornwall.
The popular Christmas Fair offers the chance for members of the public to buy great Cornish gifts and food for Christmas. Just under a hundred of the finest local artisans, artists and food and drink producers will be exhibiting at the highly acclaimed annual fair.
If you’re having problems organising Christmas and are looking for something that little bit different for your friends and family, then look no further! There is something at the fair to suit all pockets - the only trouble you might have is choosing from the wonderful selection of goodies on offer!
Fowey Christmas Market – 6th - 8th December
Fowey Christmas Market is one of Cornwall’s most well-known Christmas events with a rich history of providing 10,000 visitors with quality locally produced food and drink and festive gifts across the town & leisure centre.
We carefully hand pick all our traders, so you can look forward to finding an extensive collection of handmade, locally produced gifts, arts and craft as well as some of the regions finest locally produced food and beverages.
Not only that but there is a host of fantastic boutique shops selling a wide range of high quality jewellery, clothes, gifts and unique items. Furthermore, there is a wealth of outstanding coffee shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants laden with festivities to enjoy.
For more information on all events in and around Perranporth, take a look at our EVENTS CALENDER
by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)
Is your early Winter Break in Perranporth your chance to escape and have some me time before the Christmas festivities and organisation start? Perhaps you are looking forward to being able to catch up on your reading and actually finish that book or watch a film that you’ve been longing to see. Or are you dreaming of long windswept walks on the beach, followed by a hot chocolate and cosy toes in front of a roaring fire, it all sounds so appealing.
Have you ever wanted to indulge your creative side and try that craft you always thought you’d be good at? There are so many day courses you can choose from in Cornwall, from wood turning to soap making, here are our favourite suggestions:
Don White Woodturning Experience - Bude
There is 500sq.ft of fully equipped workshop space with full dust extraction to all machinery. The “Hands-On” course is structured to cover basic principles but is also flexible enough to be tailored to individual requirements.
One day fused glass course – Bude
Go and enjoy the joy of creating your own piece of fused glass where you will learn to safely cut glass and explore an exciting assortment of coloured and accessory glass including frit and stringers as well as copper inclusions and dichroic glass.
You will be making a light catcher and a glass picture or a pair of coasters.
Potters Wheal throwing – Devoran
Throwing courses will take you through the full process from clay preparation, throwing techniques and decorating. Courses offer a unique opportunity for you to learn in a very small group in the inspirational setting of Waters Edge, right on the foreshore of Penpol Creek.
Cornwall natural soap making workshop – Falmouth
Learn the ancient art & science of natural soap-making in Cornwall.
*Note: actual length of session will depend on number of people attending, it might be a bit shorter if there are fewer people!
Due to the costs involved, tickets are non-refundable.
Make your very own natural, nourishing soap using only the finest botanical ingredients. Our 2-3 hour beginners workshop will teach you all you need to know to craft your own recipes, and you'll leave with 5-6 bars of your own custom soap to use yourself or give as gifts!
Silver charms workshop – Bodmin
Design and make your own silver charm pendant. Using simple jewellery techniques you will learn about how to work with silver, sawing, annealing, soldering and hammering to create your own unique pieces. You will also learn how to finish and polish your pendant.
Weaving Without a Loom – St Ives
During this one day workshop students will learn how to create a card loom and prepare it for weaving. They will then learn how to weave a bag in one piece using this card loom.
Printmaking workshops – Camborne
Have you always wanted to make your own prints but didn't know where to start?
We have a range of full day courses designed for complete beginners and those wanting a refresher.
Floral Creation workshops – Bedruthan Steps
Run by Kerry from Rarecreation grows beautiful flowers in her garden just a stones’ throw away from us in St Eval. Join her for one of the creative evening workshops creating either a floral crown, flower arranging and festive flower and driftwood creations. Perfect for green-fingered crafters looking for a unique workshop.
Candle Making - St Ives
Create beautiful and unique candles, by casting wax into sand molds, then decorate with beach finds such as shells, sea glass or pebbles.
Learn about different wax types, safe working methods, correct wicks and how to colour and fragrance with essential oils.
We will be using eco soya pillar wax - The finished candles have a light sand crust and are ideal for indoors or outdoors.
You will have time to make about 3 candles of varying sizes.
If you haven’t booked your accommodation, take a look at these special offers from our Sponsors Duchy Holidays; including luxury apartments, cosy Cornish cottages and contempary houses.
by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)
Bonfire night is one of those childhood treats that you forever hold dear. From hot chocolate to apple bobbing, guy fawkes and catherine wheels, whether your an adult or child we all love the magestic sights and sound of the displays.
Discover where to celebrate Bonfire night with our complete guide to firework displays in Cornwall.
Perranporth: Friday 8th November from 6pm
The Seiners Arms in Perranporth put on a fantastic display and it all starts at 6pm with a free children’s disco with the display from 7:30pm. The bar is open and the barbecue going.
This is a charity event and all funds raised go to the West Cornwall Search and Rescue.
St Agnes: Tuesday 5th November from 5pm
Driftwood Spars Join us at The Drifty for our favourite night of the year! Children's entertainment, a giant bonfire, fireworks, great food and drink!
Watergate Bay: Saturday 2nd November from 6pm
WAX is once again putting on NEWQUAY'S BIGGEST EVER FIREWORKS DISPLAY this year!
On Saturday the 2nd of November, Watergate Bay will be lit up by an amazing fireworks display, even bigger than last year!
The event is a non-profit community event, hosted by WAX. There will be collections for local organisations, raffles, music and stands selling hot drinks & food.
Newquay: Tuesday November 5th from 7pm
Newquay Town Council is delighted to announce that there will be a FREE fireworks display on Tuesday 5th November at 7pm, as part of our enduring commitment to the residents and visitors of Newquay.
Spectators are advised to make their way to their favourite vantage point in Newquay with a view of the Harbour, to see the sky light up over the bay.
Newquay: Tuesday November 5th From 7:30pm
Fireworks are coming back to Newquay Sports Centre this November 5th! This will be a FREE event raising money for Newquay Hornets Junior Rugby.
Lappa Valley, nr Newquay: Saturday 2nd November, time 7.30pm
A whole weekend of celebrations marking the end of the season with fireworks and a steam extravaganza on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 November. There will be a collection of full size and miniature traction engines, fairground organs, every available railway locomotive in use at Lappa Valley plus visiting steam engines on the railways!
Saturday's firework display will be at 7.30pm. All visitors need to be onsite by 7pm for safety. Our usual admission prices apply during the day. Our fireworks evening costs just £5. If you pay for a day ticket, you can stay on site in Lappa Valley or return for the fireworks at no extra cost - or arrive from 5pm onwards for the fireworks evening and pay just £5.
Flambards, Helston: Wednesday 23rd October, time 7.30pm
Halloween Tricks & Treats Firework Spectacular. Enjoy a full day out at Flambards followed by our Firework Spectacular in the evening. Rides & Attractions close 30/60 minutes before firework display. Last admission 6pm, firework display 7.30pm.
Flambards, Helston, Cornwall TR13 0QA
Tremorvah Playing Fields, Truro: Tuesday 5th November, time from 5pm
Annual bonfire and firework display with glow sticks, sparklers, hot food and refreshments.
Tremorvah, Bodmin Road, Truro, Cornwall TR1 1BN
Bude: Friday 1st November, from 6pm.
Bude Rugby Club is the place to be for Bonfire Night!! Starting with a Guy Fawkes Competition at 6pm before lighting of the Bonfire, followed by another brilliant Fireworks Display at 7pm. The Bar will be open, and we will have a BBQ as well.
Bude Rugby Club, Bencoolen Meadow, Bude, EX23 8QG
Cripplesease, Nr St Ives: Tuesday 5th November, from 6.30pm
A fun night to celebrate Guy Fawkes with fireworks and bonfire. Bring your own Guys along for burning, there’s a prize for the best.
The Engine Inn, Cripplesease, Nancledra, St Ives TR20 8NF
Falmouth: Tuesday 5th November, from 6pm
The event is organised by Falmouth Firefighters and sees thousands of pounds worth of fireworks light up the sky amongst a great atmosphere of fairground rides, music, entertainment & food stalls. There’ll be hotdogs, burgers, hog roast, and the club bar will be open for other refreshments and children’s fair ride.
Entry fee is £4 adults and £2 children (children must be accompanied by an adult), with proceeds supporting great local causes.
No parking is available on site, apart from disabled parking, so walking might be the best route!
Falmouth Cricket Club, Trescobeas Rd Falmouth TR11 4JB
Tencreek Holiday Park, Looe: 2nd November 7.30pm
The fireworks begin at 7.30pm and entry is £5 for adults, with kids and under 16s free. Not only can you enjoy a fantastic fireworks show but your little ones can also meet Deano the Dolphin, Sparky The Sharky and enjoy Kids Funtime after the main display. PLUS there’s top cabaret performances!
Non-residents are welcome.
Free parking on site
Pentewan: Friday 31st October, from 7pm
A fantastic explosion of fireworks at Pentewan Sands Holiday Park as part of their October half term celebrations. All ages are welcomed at the event which will be held in support of Cornwall Hospice Care. The event will take place from 7pm with fireworks starting around 8pm - the admission price is £1.00 per adult and £1.00 per child (admission price includes parking) with proceeds going to Cornwall Hospice Care. Food, entertainment and refreshments will be available from the Seahorse Club throughout the night.
Pentewan, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 6BT
by Emma Bennetts (comments: 0)
If you are lucky enough to be wedding planning, but looking for some inspiration. Why not take a look at tying the knot in Cornwall? We have such beautiful landscape and scenery here there really is something to appeal to everyone. Whether you are just looking at a very small exclusive wedding or something more extravagant!
Perranporth, well we may be a bit biased with this one as we love Perranporth! The beach is stunning and if you are looking at having photos taken on the beach. Then Perranporth is the perfect location, The Seiners and The Watering Hole are right on the beach. If you're looking for accommodation from the whole family to stay in too then Duchy Holidays offer a wide selection of properties in the area. There are even some including hot tubs, so why not treat yourself, it is your wedding after all! Take a look at Crowjy Kernewek!
If getting married in a converted barn is more appealing to you then why not consider Nancarrow Farm. These beautifully renovated barns are set in the idyllic countryside area on the outskirts of Truro. It's really is a beautiful setting making for some fantastic photo opportunities. The venue is a licenced to carry out weddings however there are local churches nearby too. There is accommodation also available which sleeps up to 18 guests.
St Mawes Castle and Pendennis Castle are equally stunning locations if you are looking for a romantic wedding, set in a castle. They both offer truly unique settings, St Mawes castle is located in a beautifully kept banked garden which leads down to the sea. It also has the opportunity for a Marquee. Pendennis Castle is also set in a beautiful location with stunning sea views.
Cornish Tipi Weddings located in a beautiful countryside location in mature woodlands. If a more natural themed wedding or festival inspired one is what you're looking for, check out their website. The setting is just beautiful with lake views and they can accommodate for weddings of all sizes. Even better why not take a holiday while you're here as they have pitches and Tipis for guests and can help with booking local B&B's and cottages nearby.
Now if you fancy something truly unusual then why not consider tying the knot at the Eden Project? Now this is wedding that really is unique and can only be found in Cornwall. They have some great options for your ceremony and reception including the use of the Biomes! This is a great option if you are looking for a more sustainable option for your wedding as this is at the heart of the Eden Projects ethos.
If you are looking for a more Jane Austin themed wedding then why not take a look at Scorrier House. The grand stairway is a beautiful period feature not to mention the well-kept historic gardens. They also have accommodation available for guests. This previously the stables, for the main wedding party to stay in.
Cornwall has so many beautiful hotels with stunning views it really is hard to narrow them down. Though here are our favourites!
The Headland Hotel (Newquay)- This hotel is located on a private cliff top overlooking stunning sea views.
Penmorvah Manor Hotel (Falmouth)- A beautiful country house nestled in woodland gardens and only a mile from Maenporth Beach.
The Alverton (Truro)- This hotel offers a romantic and elegant setting with beautifully manicured gardens.
Carbis Bay Hotel (St Ives)- Stunning sea views overlooking Carbis Bay
Rose in Vale (Mithian)- A Georgian period Hotel set in a Cornish wooded valley, nestled into 10 acres of landscaped lawns.