Spring in Cornwall is one of the most beautiful times of the year! Here’s a list of things to do in the coming months:
1. Truro Festival
27th March – 5th April
There’s always plenty going on at the Truro Festival; with huge marquees filled with local crafters, artisans and producers, it’s the perfect place to get to know your Cornish businesses. Find out more here.
2.Visit the Eden Project
I can’t think of a better time of year to go to the Eden Project; the flowers are in bloom, and the whole place smells amazing. Obviously it is lovely in Summer too, but it can get a bit crowded with tourists during the school holidays. Go here to get 15% off your tickets.
3. Start a herb garden
Buy or build a small planter for your garden (or windowsill), and start planting some delicious herbs and vegetables to make your meals extra fresh. I’m going to try and grow some mint to make cocktails and lemonade in the summer.
4. Cornwall Home & Lifestyle Show
2nd & 3rd May
This is right up my street, and I’m so excited to attend! It’s going to be fun to see all of the services these companies can offer. Find out more here.
5. Take your dogs to the beaches before the Summer bans!
Here is a handy list of beaches that will have seasonal dog bans soon. Some are banned from Easter day onwards, while some start from the 1st May. Make the most of them while you can!
6. St. Agnes Bolster Festival
2nd – 5th May
I used to go to this festival every year when I was younger (assuming the weather wasn’t terrible, of course). We would build bamboo and paper lanterns, and trek up St. Agnes beacon in the evening for a huge bonfire and barbecue. Then the following day, we’d watch the Giant Bolster play acted out on the cliffs of Chapel Porth. It’s a pretty amazing experience!
Find out more here.
7. Go to the zoo
Take the chance to visit Newquay Zoo while it’s still relatively tourist free! N and I went last year and found they have added several new attractions there, including a large safari area. And no, we don’t have kids; we just love looking at monkeys!
Find out more here.
8. Beach cleans
There are a variety of different Facebook groups where you can find information about local beach cleans and meetups in your area. If not, there are usually some listed on the Surfers Against Sewage site, if you filter for South West.
9. Build a fire pit
I have been inspired by Pinterest, and fully plan to do this in a couple of weeks. It’s so easy, looks awesome, and will make for some lovely toasty evenings and barbecues in the garden.
10. Visit Trelissick gardens
I’ve been lucky enough to grow up in a family of National Trust members, which meant we could visit Trelissick and other NT sites as many times as we liked for free. However, without a membership myself now, it can seem quite expensive to visit.
If you can afford to, I’d highly recommend exploring the beautiful gardens, but if not, you can still visit the surrounding woodland and rivers for free, and dogs can go too (yay!). Find out more here.
11. Fal River Festival
May 22nd – 31st
There will be boats, swimmers, cider and tonnes of other events throughout the week. I’m sure it’ll be a lot of fun! Find out more here.