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What to do in Cornwall over the August Bank Holiday

24th August 2017

It’s almost the end of the school summer holidays but there is one last big splash in Cornwall for the August Bank Holiday. This weekend is one of the biggest and busiest in Cornwall as people flock in for a late summer holiday or weekend getaway. To keep people occupied and entertained, there are a number of events and festivals. And for those looking for a last minute break in Cornwall over the Bank Holiday, there are a number of cottages, houses and apartments available to rent. We're offering a special offer of 10% off ALL remaining properties for the last week of August and up until 8th September.

Here’s our pick of the best things to do in Cornwall over the August Bank Holiday.

Journey into Space

Eden Project, near St Austell
Every day until 3rd September

There’s a space theme at Eden this summer where visitors get to explore the solar system through a series of interactive exhibits and events. Train in the Astronaut Academy, take a Solar System Safari, discover freaky plants that are out of this world, meet space experts and encounter stranded aliens. There's something for all ages, from the opportunity to hear talks from the likes of ESA experts to the chance to let off steam in a giant inflatable spacewalk.

http://www.edenproject.com/visit/whats-on/journey-into-space

If You Go Down To The Woods Today
Amphitheatre at Trebah, near Falmouth
Thursday 24th - Saturday 26th August

The beautiful Trebah Gardens will host this breathtaking vertical dance and aerial acrobatic show. Under the Direction of Doug Fransisco of Invisible Circus, Trebah’s high open spaces and tall trees will be animated and mixed with live music, spoken word and poetry over percussion as the dancers entertain overhead. Expect a visual spectacular complete with aerial acrobatics, fire breathing dragons and flying flamingos.

www.trebah-garden.co.uk/amphitheatre

Beach Tag Rugby Tournament
Lusty Glaze Beach, Newquay
Friday 25th - Sunday 27th August

The tournament has been one of the highlights of the Lusty Glaze event calendar for 15 years. This year promises to be yet another fun filled weekend with great tag rugby to be enjoyed by all the family. There will be a one-day tournament on Friday followed by a two-day tournament Saturday and Sunday. Following the finals on Sunday evening there will be a trophy presentation, live music and a colourful Firework display to light up the night sky over the lovely Cornish cove.

http://www.lustyglaze.co.uk/events/lusty-glaze-beach-tag-rugby-tournament/

Portscatho Regatta
Portscatho, near St Mawes
Saturday 26th August

This is a traditional regatta with a full programme of sailing over an exciting and highly visible course in beautiful Gerrans Bay. Besides the sailing action, shoreside events will include live music, games and food and drink. Visitors can enjoy the lively atmosphere at this traditional Cornish event.

https://www.falriver.co.uk/whats-on/portscatho-regatta-2017

Bowgie Inn Ale Festival
The Bowgie Inn, Crantock
Friday 25th - Monday 28th August

This cliff-top pub overlooking spectacular Crantock Beach will celebrate Cornish and national beers at its annual Ale Festival. As well as ale tasting, there will be musical entertainment and delicious food on offer throughout the weekend.

https://www.facebook.com/events/178732565965939/

Cornwall Folk Festival
Venues throughout Wadebridge
Thursday 24th - Monday 28th August

Cornwall’s longest running festival celebrates its 45th year this summer. Expect a lively atmosphere on the streets and in the pubs of Wadebridge, as some of the finest local - and some national - folk acts take to the stage. Big names include Cara Dillon and Dougie Maclean.

http://www.cornwallfolkfestival.com/

Newlyn Fish Festival
Newlyn, near Penzance
Monday 28th August

Newlyn will celebrate all things fishy, as Cornwall’s premier fishing port welcomes visitors to learn about the lives of fishermen and attend seafood cookery demonstrations. This is a fun event of music, entertainment and food and drink to raise money for the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen.

https://www.newlynfishfestival.org.uk/

Wadebridge Good Food & Craft Day
Wadebridge
Monday 28th August

It’s Wadebridge Good Food Day again on Bank Holiday Monday! This colourful, bustling all-day food and craft market will once again be lining the whole of pedestrianised Molesworth Street in the centre of town during the Cornwall Folk Festival.

https://www.facebook.com/Cornishgoodfood/

WHERE TO STAY IN CORNWALL OVER THE AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY 

SPECIAL OFFER: 10% off ALL remaining properties for the last week of August and up until 8th September.

St Jude's Ranch, Perranporth
Sleeps 12
£1900 for 7 nights

Set in an idyllic location in Bolingey, a beautiful peaceful hamlet one mile from Perranporth, St Jude's Ranch offers a quiet oasis of peace and tranquillity away from the hustle and bustle yet within an easy five-minute drive or 20-minute walk to the beach.

More information: http://www.duchyholidays.co.uk/property/cornwall/perranporth/st-judes-ranch/stj195

Park Hoskyn Farm, Perranporth
Sleeps 3
£555 for 7 nights

Park Hoskyn is a detached timber lodge set in beautiful Cornish countryside on the north Cornwall coast. Only five minutes' drive to Perranporth's shops, bars and beach and 10 minutes' drive to St Agnes village and cove.

More information: http://www.duchyholidays.co.uk/property/cornwall/perranporth/park-hoskyn-farm/par326

Fernleigh, Perranporth
Sleeps 6
£1480 for 7 nights

Newly redesigned, renovated, and lovingly refurbished, Fernleigh is a modern and comfortable property occupying an enviable corner plot less than ten minutes' level walk to Perranporth's huge sandy beach.

More information: http://www.duchyholidays.co.uk/property/cornwall/perranporth/fernleigh/fer226

Pemberley, Perranporth
Sleeps 4
£825 for 7 nights

Enjoying a wonderful location less than a five minute downhill walk to the magnificent surfing beach at Perranporth, this is a new detached property, which has been divided into two apartments: Pemberley is the ground floor flat.

More information: http://www.duchyholidays.co.uk/property/cornwall/perranporth/pemberley/pem154

Lake House 4, Perranporth
Sleeps 3
£645 for 7 nights

Lake House No. 4 occupies a second-floor position within a small block of six apartments overlooking Perranporth's bowling green and boating lake. Situated in a central yet peaceful location.

More information: http://www.duchyholidays.co.uk/property/cornwall/perranporth/lake-house-4/lak252

Beach Walk 1, Perranporth
Sleeps 2
£605 for 7 nights

Beach Walk apartments have tremendous appeal for those preferring to have all of the amenities of a village and beach right on their doorstep. Less than 100 metres from the beach and from the high street offering small shops, cafes and pubs.

More information: http://www.duchyholidays.co.uk/property/cornwall/perranporth/beach-walk-1/bea383

Little Barranquayla, Perranporth
Sleeps 2
£515 for 7 nights

Nicely situated in a small cul-de-sac within a five minute downhill walk to the popular beach and village of Perranporth, this nicely decorated and furnished, self-contained apartment is on the ground floor.

More information: http://www.duchyholidays.co.uk/property/cornwall/perranporth/little-barranquayla/lit074

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