What’s on in August: Cornwall’s Diary

ALL MONTH: Journey into Space, the eden project

Where: 55 minutes from The Greenbank

Begin your intergalactic journey as you adventure around Eden’s Astronaut Academy, Solar Safari and extra-terrestrial biomes. This family packed space adventure will keep everyone entertained throughout the day, with talks from scientists to astronauts themselves. Don’t forget to keep your eye out for any alien activity as you walk around Eden’s grounds; rumour has it, there are a few aliens that have landed and want to say hello!

4th – 13th August: Falmouth Week

Where: right on our doorstep

Falmouth Week has grown into the largest sailing regatta in the south west with more than 450 yachts racing over eight days. Whilst you’re watching the sailing on the water, there are many activities on shore to keep everyone entertained. Experience Falmouth’s culture and expect street theatre, workshops, fireworks, carnivals, the RAF Red Arrows and more. The Regatta Village will be held in The Greenbank Gardens throughout the week, where you’ll be able to sip a cocktail or two, tuck into our delicious barbeque, and enjoy a host of live music.

4th August: Symphony by the Sea, Lusty glaze, newquay

Where: 45 minutes from us

Lusty Glaze Beach and Cornish Sinfonia are welcoming you to a spectacular evening of music next to the ocean. With the Cornish Sinfonia Orchestra (which consists of 37 musicians) filling the cove with uplifting and classical favourites, this is not an event to miss. With breath-taking views, Lusty Glaze Beach gives an intimate setting for a night to remember.

9th – 13th August: Boardmasters festival, newquay

Where: 50 minutes from the hotel

This surf, skate and music festival features the best in action sports and gives festival goers the hottest surf and music combination in the UK. During the day, head towards the Corona Sunsets Stage for the ultimate chill-out area decked with hammocks and, of course, Corona. As the sun starts to set on the Cornish coastline, the stage will begin to light up, providing an unforgettable summer party.

10th August 1-3pm: Horrible beasts up the creek, falmouth

Where: The Greenbank’s beach

Join Cornwall Wildlife Trust for National Marine Week, as they explore the upper reaches of Falmouth harbour looking for all things slimy and squidgy. So grab your wellies and expect to get muddy as you’ll be searching for eels, crabs, pipefish, butter fish, worms and lots of seaweeds! Booking essential – please click here to email Matt (£3 per person.)

until 12th august: Cornish Craft Market, Mawnan smith 

Where: 15 minute drive from us 

Head on over to Mawnan Smith’s Memorial Hall to rummage through a whopping sixty stalls of local art, crafts, plants and produce. Open daily from 10am until 6pm, the annual market is free and is also the perfect spot to enjoy a cream tea, homemade cake or delicious light lunch. Please call 01326 250334.

18th – 20th August: Cornish Steam and Country Fair, stithians showground

Where: 15 minutes from us

This traditional country fair will include almost one hundred full size and miniature steam engines from all over the UK. Get up close to the stunning engines and witness what they were designed to do. Something for all the family, the fair also includes a model and craft marquee, vintage cars, tractors, steam cars, military vehicles and much more. Brass bands, choirs and Morris men will be providing their talented entertainment, with an old time fun fair to keep kids both big and small amused!


Where: open air locations around Cornwall

This summer, Miracle ventures into a world somewhere between Alice in Wonderland and the Marx Brothers, where the earth is not round but sausage-shaped, where eccentric policemen fall in love with bicycles and where you can visit eternity via a rickety lift. With dates all across Cornwall, check their website to find a show near you.

26th August: Cornwall Pride, newquay

Where: 45 minutes from The Greenbank

The annual Cornwall Pride is a celebration of Cornwall and its diversity. The day starts with a parade through the streets of Newquay with floats and hundreds of people taking part. To get everyone up and dancing, music is played throughout the parade, whilst volunteers help to fly the UK’s longest rainbow flag down the street. Rainbow Fest is a family friendly event alongside Cornwall Pride, with face painting stalls, organisations offering advice and support, as well as games to get everyone involved.

25th – 27th August: Stand up in the Wyldes

Where: 1 hour and 30 minutes minutes from the hotel

With three days of laughter on bank holiday weekend and based at the home of cult music festival Leopallooza, this comedy event is not one to pass down. A packed programme of comedy and music will run across five stages, alongside local street food, bars and entertainment. Headliners include Bill Bailey, Russell Kane, Alan Davies and Katherine Ryan, not forgetting Cornwall’s comedy royalty also attending, such as Kernow King, Hedluv, and Steve Heller all set to perform.



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