Why visit Cornwall this August Bank Holiday

If you still haven’t managed to escape to Cornwall this summer – fear not. There’s still time to steal some sunshine and as always there are plenty of reasons to visit. From theatre to festivals, regattas to just relaxing on a beach – explore our ultimate guide to your August bank holiday.

And with bed and breakfast rates from £169 for two people from 27th August until 3rd September, there’s never been a better time to book your holiday at The Greenbank Hotel. What’s more – our summer saver offer means up to 20% off, the longer you stay. Please call 01326 312440 to book, as these secret rates are not available online.

23rd August – 3rd September: Wild Woodland Summer Ball, Tehidy Woods

Where: 35 minutes from The Greenbank

Rogue Theatre’s award-winning summer show returns to Tehidy Woods this August with brand new, never-seen-before stories. Immersive theatre at its best, the Wild Woodland Summer Ball is Rogue’s free-spirited celebration of wildness. Ignite your imagination with live music, curious tales, dance acts and otherworldly performances. Forest creature costumes, faerie dress, wildlife masks and fancy hairdos are encouraged – after all it is a ball!

All month: Falmouth’s beaches

Where: on our doorstep

Falmouth is home to many spectacular beaches. Whether you prefer rock-pooling at Castle beach, watching wildlife at Swanpool, the cool café culture at Gyllyngvase, or sunbatheing at Maenporth – there is something for everyone during the calmer days of late summer on the beach. Pack a picnic and check out our friends at Gylly Adventures if you’re looking for a day of paddle boarding, kayaking or coasteering (quote Greenbank for 10% discount.)

26th August: Portscatho Regatta, The Roseland

Where: 50 minute drive or catch a boat across!

Featuring a passage race from the River Fal, plus various watersports including swimming, canoeing and raft-racing, the Portscatho Regatta is not one to miss this bank holiday. Together with shore-based events such as sandcastle building, games and races for all ages, there is fun for all the family. Enjoy an impressive range of live music, a barbeque and teas to keep the activities going.

26th – 27th August: Summer Fest, Events Square, Falmouth

Where: 15 – 20 minute walk from us

This August bank holiday weekend will see the launch of Falmouth’s first ever Summer Fest. The art and craft festival style event will celebrate the very best of creative talents. You can browse a plethora of stalls selling bespoke goods – from handcrafted jewellery and furniture, to designer swimwear and vintage clothing. Feast on an eclectic range of international cuisine, experience a catwalk fashion show, join in fitness demonstrations and listen to live music.

28th August: Newlyn Fish Festival, Newlyn

Where: 55 minutes from the hotel

Celebrating all things fishy in Britain’s premier fishing port, satisfy your appetite with Cornwall’s finest seafood. Watch a rolling programme of cookery demos by top local chefs and expect a festival vibe with three music stages, plenty of boats, arts and crafts, and local story-tellers.

All month: St Michaels Mount, Marazion

Where: 45 minutes from us

Stoop through ancient doorways and wander the century-old corridors to unravel the history of the St Aubyn family, who have lived here since the 17th century. We thoroughly recommend strolling over on the cobbled causeway to the impressive castle and catching the motorboat back, depending on tides. Discover treasures from the mount’s past – from religious roots to times of siege and conflict – as well as exploring their gorgeous gardens.



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