What’s on guide: Thurs 4 – Wed 10 August
Muddy intern Ruth Wills has not only had cat cuddling duties this week, she’s also been enthusiastically updating the Muddy calendar with all the fabulous daily events sent our way. There’s a selection of highlights below (can’t wait for the baby lobster release!!!), but you can click HERE for the full month ahead. Multiple day events are listed below (since they make my fabulous calendar messy), but I think you’ll want to know about them. Enjoy, and don’t forget to let me know how you get on in the comments provided! xThere are no upcoming events at this time.
Falmouth Week Fri 5 – Mon 14 Aug
Actually this is more like Falmouth 10 days, but who’s counting? – from racing out on the water to food, makers and music the many activities taking place across Falmouth town centre there is something for everyone. Highlights include:
Events Square – Fri 5 – Mon 14 Aug kicks off on Friday with the Pink Wig Night, and continues with music – the headline act is Jason Donovan (eek!), and the week’s acts include The Shires, Fleetwood Bac and The Blues Band.
Outlaw summer market – Sat 6 – Sun 13 is a celebration of everything handmade and artisan. The Outlaw Events marquee will house 30 of the most talented designer/makers and producers of food, drink and craft in the South West. Plus, they’ve got a pop up cocktail bar, tasty street food and a great line up of live music every day.
Falmouth Regatta – Sun 7 – Sun 13 Aug Offshore yachts and multi-hull racing in Falmouth Bay and traditional classes in the Carrick Roads.
Check the website for full event listings Falmouth Week
Boardmasters, Fistral Beach Newquay, Wed 10 – Sun 14 Aug
The south-west’s answer to V with surfing – Chase and Status, James Bay, the Kaisers, Primal Scream, Deadmaus5 (ask your kids, I had to) – do I need to go on? Five days of fun in the sun (fingers crossed) and the world surf champs, skate and bmx competitions (the landlubbing son of surfing), sundowner beach gigs, the house of Marley (an area dedicated to the music of Bob) and after parties. VIP bar with exclusive bands and DJ’s and the chance to do a bit of sleb-spotting (allegedly). The net loft – an intimate new stage that will showcase latest in new Cornish talent curated in partnership with BBC Music Introducing, a surf village for all your must have surf gear needs, and surfing lessons from the pros.
Fireworks Spectaculars at Flambards, Helston Mon 8 – Wed 31 Aug
Come ooh and ahh and watch the sky light up above Flambards at their Firework Spectacular, part of their summer entertainment program.
Rides & Attractions close 30 minutes before firework display, with last admission 6.30pm and the fireworks at dusk approx 9.00pm.
Various dates in August: Wed 10, Mon 15, Wed 17, Mon 22, Wed 24, Mon 29, Wed 31. No additional cost, normal park entry applies.
Summer fun at Cotehele House, St Dominick – weekdays until Fri 2 Sept
If you’re looking for ways to get them off their tablets (Pokemon go away now please), take your darling along to Cotehele, where they’ve oganiosed activities to keep the little ones busy:
Mondays – paper making
Tuesdays and Thursdays – wild art
Wednesdays – catch-cup games
Fridays – swords and shields
Why not up the fresh air and exercise factor even more? Cotehele is a lovely 1½-mile walk from Calstock along the River Tamar and up a steep hill through the woods. Follow the signs from the train station – and fine, ok ok, there are Pokestops at both Calstock Station and Cotehele, incase they need extra motivation.
Activities are free, but normal admission applies.
£27.50 (family ticket) 12:30-3pm M-F Cotehele, St Dominick, near Saltash, PL12 6TA