What’s on in January 2017: Cornwall’s Diary
January historically means dark mornings, detoxes and a lull in the diary. But, as ever, there’s plenty going on in Cornwall. Discover our calendar round-up – from Tchaikovsky and ice-skating, to seal pups, wind-lashed walks and gastronomic feasts…
15TH JANUARY 2017: CORNWALL WILDLIFE TRUST LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY DAY, SENNEN COVE
Where: 1 hour drive from Falmouth
Don your walking boots, pack your picnic, and head on out for a day of exploring the stunning coastline of West Cornwall. There will be oodles of opportunities to photograph the seascapes, birds, rock formations and sea life in pools and on rocks. The walk begins at 11.30am from Tregiffian, and if you linger until dusk you will enjoy Sennen’s famous sunset.
THROUGHOUT JANUARY: PUP SEASON, CORNISH SEAL SANCTUARY, GWEEK
Where: 25 minute drive from The Greenbank
One of the great things to do in Cornwall in January is visit the Cornish Seal Sanctuary. Seal mating season begins in autumn, and as the time of year brings rougher seas and storms, lots of pups need recusing. Up to 60 seal pups are rehabilitated each year, until they are ready for release. Their ‘hospital’ and pools will be full during January, so it’s the perfect time to visit.
THROUGHOUT JANUARY: EDEN PROJECT EVENTS
Where: 50 minute drive from us
Puzzle lovers take note – you can now try the latest craze of mind-boggling challenges at Eden’s live escape room – “Alien Rescue.” The unique immersive experience runs on selected dates from 14th January to 19th February and is perfect for explorers, teams of friends and families.
Eden’s magical ice rink is also open until 19th February, and every weekend prepared to be wowed with science discovery for all the family. Expect explosive experiments, fascinating storytelling, inventive workshops and much more.
18TH – 21ST JANUARY: THE HALL FOR CORNWALL, TRURO
Where: 25 minute drive from the hotel
Swan Lake (18th – 19th January): The romance and beauty of Tchaikovsky’s sublime soaring score, Swan Lake is considered to be one of the greatest classical ballets of all time. While hunting, Prince Siegfried spots a swan. As he takes aim to shoot, it turns into a beautiful woman, who informs him that she is a princess under the spell of an evil sorcerer. The spell can only be broken if a virgin prince swears eternal fidelity to her, or she must remain a swan forever.
The Nutcracker (20th – 21st January): After midnight on Christmas Eve, a Nutcracker comes to life and a magical journey begins. Tchaikovsky’s endearing familiar score performed by a live orchestra makes this an unmissable family treat. Tickets for each event are from £20.50.
22ND JANUARY: THE WORKING BOAT PUB QUIZ, FALMOUTH
Where: underneath The Greenbank
Don’t let the drizzle make you miss The Working Boat’s pub quiz. Although January’s wet and grey, we are trying to fight the cold with another run of our wildly successful pub quiz. Full of laughter and great drinks, we are testing teams to see who can beat the winter blues.
If you bring yourselves, your friends and your best wit, we’ll provide the prizes and the drinks. Time to moor up and sink a few. So get cosy and get competitive.
THROUGHOUT JANUARY: OLIVER’S 12 CHEFS 12 NIGHTS CHARITY EVENING, FALMOUTH
Where: 5 minute stroll from us
Oliver’s, just a stone’s throw away from us at The Greenbank, is held to be one of the best restaurants in Cornwall. With superb food and personable service, this cosy atmosphere makes you take a moment to slow down and appreciate the finer things in life.
For the upcoming twelve weeks, Head Chef Ken will be joined by a host of other incredibly talented chefs from all over the country. Combining their styles and their ideas with the very best local produce, we can only expect great things on each tasting menu.
This isn’t just a treat for the taste buds but it’s also aiming to help fundraise for two charities. We’re excited to be a sponsor of this exciting event, and you can browse the foodie line-up here.
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