Five fantastic things to do with the family in Cornwall this Bank Holiday

August 23rd, 2016

The August Bank Holiday is the perfect time to relax and unwind from the thrills of summer before the kids head back off to school, and Cornwall is definitely the place to be. When staying at our holiday cottages, Cornwall has a lot on offer, from music, theatre, food and drink.

These are just five of the fantastic things you can enjoy when visiting this weekend, which are perfect for the whole family:

Cornwall Pride, Truro

Cornwall Pride kicks off on Saturday at 11am in Truro. Following the opening at Lemon Quay, there is a parade through the streets featuring one of the UK’s largest rainbow flags. There will be a Picnic in the Park at Victoria Gardens, and throughout the city there will be stalls, games and raffles to try. In the evening, the Pride Party begins at 7pm with live music – this is definitely a fun family event!

Newlyn Fish Festival

Bank Holiday Monday is when one of the biggest events in Cornwall begins. Newlyn Fish Festival is an important date on the West Cornwall calendar and with music, trawler racing, arts and crafts plus lots of food stalls and cooking demonstrations that mean you can be there the whole day! Plus there’s also lot of fish dishes to enjoy.

Dory and Friends

The Cornwall Seal Sanctuary at Gweek has launched an interactive trail where the kids can discover facts about the real life versions of Finding Dory characters, like the octopus, the clownfish, blue tangs, stingrays and much more. Complete the trail and you earn an exclusive Disney PIXAR Finding Dory reward!

Fireworks Finale at Flambards

On Bank Holiday Monday, and also on Wednesday August 31, Flambards Theme Park in Helston will be the perfect place to end your summer holidays, with a spectacular firework display, musical entertainment, and lots of dancing till the sun goes down. Throughout the day there will also be magic and illusion displays from Matricks, as well as a Pirate Show.

Tudor Time at Pendennis Castle

The whole summer has been full of family events at Pendennis Castle and the Bank Holiday Weekend is a great chance for the kids to enjoy the Tudor themed events that are on. The English Heritage Hands on History Crew have brought the Tudors to life at this historic castle, and the kids are sure to love dressing up in costumes.

Photo by: Roy Hughes