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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wadebridge Good Food & Craft Day
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.
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
£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.
Park Hoskyn Farm, Perranporth
£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.
£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.
£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.
Lake House 4, Perranporth
£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.
Beach Walk 1, Perranporth
£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.
Little Barranquayla, Perranporth
£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.