May 2017 Half term fun in Cornwall

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