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Theatre & Cinema

Beauty and the Beast

18th-24th February 2024

Venue: Fraddon Village Hall

Website: www.tickettailor.com/events/stenoderpantomimesociety

Pantomime performance of the classic story

Fistral Beach Clean

24th-24th February 2024

Venue: Fistral Beach

Website: www.facebook.com/fistralbeachclean

9am start, meeting under the Sea Spray Café. Just turn up to join in, all equipment is provided

Sunday Kids Art Club

25th-25th February 2024

Venue: School of Painting

Address: St Ives

Website: www.schoolofpainting.co.uk

Art Club where children get to work on easels, use high quality art materials and are taught by experienced artist tutors. See the website for more info and to find out about their limited free Scholarship...

Theatre & Cinema

Hell's Bells

28th-28th February 2024

Venue: Mount Pleasant Eco Park

Website: www.carntocove.co.uk

Comic seaside mystery show from Miracle Theatre

Dinomania Newquay

2nd-3rd March 2024

Venue: Treviglas Academy

Website: www.dinomania.co.uk/events/dinomania-live-newquay.php

See the award-winning YouTube Rangers from Dinomania and learn all about these amazing creatures

St Piran's Day Festival in Redruth

2nd-2nd March 2024

Venue: Redruth

Website: discoverredruth.co.uk/st-pirans-festival

Day of St Piran's Day festivities - see the website for details

Super Sunday Family Festival

3rd-3rd March 2024

Venue: Tate St Ives

Website: www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-st-ives

Day of hands-on art and explore the artwork of Outi Pieski

Theatre & Cinema

Life of Pi

5th-5th March 2024

Venue: Theatre Royal Plymouth

Website: www.theatreroyal.com

Stage production of the book recommended for ages 8+. BSL and audio described perfromances as well as Touch Tours avialable on selected dates

St Piran's Day

5th-5th March 2024

Venue: Various locations

Celebration day of the patron saint

Theatre & Cinema

Mums Go Free at Dartmoor Zoo

9th-9th March 2024

Venue: Dartmoor Zoo

Website: www.dartmoorzoo.org.uk

Mums are geing offered free admission over Mothers' Day weekend. See the website for terms and conditions.

Theatre & Cinema

Sing-A-Long-A Matilda The Musical

9th-9th March 2024

Venue: Hall for Cornwall

Website: www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

Sing-a-long screening of the movie

Mother's Day at Bodmin Railway

10th-10th March 2024

Venue: Bodmin Railway

Website: www.bodminrailway.digitickets.co.uk

Take a trip back in time this Mother's Day - with mums travelling free

Snowdrop planting on Mothering Sunday

10th-10th March 2024

Venue: Paradise Park

Website: www.paradisepark.org.uk

Mums and family members are invited to join in the snowdrop planting and maybe a Cornish cream tea or other delights from the Otter Pool Café

Cornwall Music Festival

11th-16th March 2024

Venue: Truro Methodist Church

Website: www.cornwallmusicfestival.co.uk

Week long celebration of music and spoken word with performances given by children, students and adults. Session and weekly tickets available

Biofluorescent Night Walks

14th-14th March 2024

Venue: Trebah Garden

Website: www.trebahgarden.co.uk

Guided walk suitable for ages 8 and over

Dinomania Live 2024 - Plymouth

16th-17th March 2024

Venue: Plymouth YMCA

Website: www.dinomania.co.uk/events

Interactive dinosaur themed performance

Plymouth Brick Festival

17th-17th March 2024

Venue: Plymouth Life Centre

Website: www.brickfestivalevents.com/event

Event with speed building competitions, large scale displays, activities, traders selling loose bricks, new LEGO sets, retired LEGO sets, minifigures and accessories plus a dedicated building area

Theatre & Cinema

The Gruffalo's Child

19th-20th March 2024

Venue: Hall for Cornwall

Website: www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

Stage adaptation of the Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler book

Theatre & Cinema

Cornish Tales

20th-20th March 2024

Venue: The Lane Theatre

Address: Newquay

Website: www.lanetheatre.co.uk

Performance of three true stories from Cornwall's dark and mysterious past with heroism, determination, humour and skullduggery. Parents should be advised that the 2nd play 'For Those In Peril' has some...

Theatre & Cinema

Shrek The Musical Jr

26th-28th March 2024

Venue: Launceston Town Hall

Website: www.launceston-tc.gov.uk/events

Perfromance of the music performed by Launceston Youth Music Theatre group

2023 Cornish Wildlife Photography Exhibition by Cornwall Wildlife Trust

Venue: Truro Cathedral

Website: www.trurocathedral.org.uk

Photographic Wildlife Photography Exhibition by Cornwall Wildlife Trust

Adrift: Lost at Sea

Venue: Royal Cornwall Museum

Address: Truro

Website: www.royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk

Exhibition inspired by the curious tale of LEGO lost at sea

Theatre & Cinema

Aladdin

Venue: Theatre Royal Plymouth

Address: Plymouth

Website: www.theatreroyal.com

Disney's spectacular Broadway and West End musical. Recommended for ages 6+ with captioned BSL, audio described and relaxed perfromances as well as Touch Tours available

Automata at Animate Helston

Venue: Museum of Cornish Life

Address: Market Place, Helston

Website: www.museumofcornishlife.co.uk

See these mechanical moving marvels

BEAR HUNT SCULPTURE TRAIL

Venue: Various locations in North Devon

Website: www.chsw.org.uk/event/bear-hunt-sculpture-trail

Find 25 5 foot bears painted by a local artist around Bideford, Barnstaple, Great Torrington and Ilfracombe. Use the Bear Hunt app or download the trail map and make a donation to support Children's Hospice...

Outdoor Events

Big Schools' Birdwatch

Venue: Everywhere

Website: www.rspb.org.uk/funand- learning/for-teachers/schoolsbirdwatch/

Count birds in your school grounds and submit results online. See the website for helpful ID resources and handy survey sheets

Bing Activity Trail

Venue: Newquay Zoo

Website: www.newquayzoo.org.uk

Follow Bing's fun activity trail to learn about the animal in the Zoo and help the zookeepers complete their checklist

CHINESE ZODIAC TRAIL

Venue: Torquay Museum

Address: 529 Babbacombe Road, Torquay,

Website: www.torquaymuseum.org.uk

Find all the Zodiac animals around the Museum

Earth Treasures Trail

Venue: Wheal Martyn Clay Works

Website: www.wheal-martyn.com

Follow the trail and discover the clues to piece together your own summer treasure

Easter

Easter Activities at World of Country Life

Time: 1080624:00

Venue: World of Country Life

Address: West Down Lane, Sandy Bay, Exmouth

Website: https://www.worldofcountrylife.co.uk/event/easter-holiday-family-fun/

Special Easter arts and craft sessions, Easter Egg Trail as well as their programme of daily activities and play areas

Easter

Easter Trail at Truro Cathedral

Venue: Truro Cathedral

Address: St Mary's Street, Truro

Website: www.trurocathedral.org.uk

Search for colourful Easter eggs leading to 7 stations with things to read, look at or do. Suitable for all ages, free and welcome to all

Falmouth's Bouncy Castle Kingdom, Inflatable Park

-13th April 2023

Venue: Falmouth Rugby Club

Address: Falmouth

Website: www.facebook.com/inflatablethemeparkscornwall

Difference session times are available with unlimited access to 15 large bouncy castles, under 5's soft play zone, hot food and refreshments. Suitable for ages 1 to 11.

Falmouth's Bouncy Castle Kingdom, Inflatable Park

-13th April 2023

Venue: Falmouth Rugby Club

Address: Falmouth

Website: www.facebook.com/inflatablethemeparkscornwall

Difference session times are available with unlimited access to 15 large bouncy castles, under 5's soft play zone, hot food and refreshments. Suitable for ages 1 to 11.

Outdoor Events

Follow the Sensory Trail at Seaton Wetlands

Venue: Seaton Wetlands

Website: https://eastdevon.gov.uk/wildeastdevon/wild-east-devon-events/february-2023/follow-the-sensory-trail-at-seaton-wetlands/

New sensory trail - follow the trail and each board highlights an activity to help you connect to nature

Guess Who Adoption Donkey Trail

Venue: The Donkey Sanctuary

Address: Slade House Farm, Sidmouth

Website: www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/events

Put your knowledge about the Sanctuary's adoption to the test in their new summer trail combining fun, exercise and brainpower - £5 per trail. Open daily until 9am, general admission and parking is free....

Heritage Open Days: Liskeard Unlocked - Decorative Liskeard - do you know where

Venue: Stuart House Arts and Heritage Centre

Address: Liskeard

Website: www.heritageopendays.org.uk

Exhibition of photographs of decorative details on Liskeard's building with clues to help identify them, I-Spy trail map and family art and craft sale in the Gallery

Hide and Sheep AR trail

Venue: Powderham Castle,

Address: Kenton, Nr Exeter

Website: www.powderham.co.uk

Explore this historic Estate with an Augmented Reality Trail. See the website for details on how to access the app before arrival

Hollywood Rome Trail

Venue: Torquay Museum

Website: 530 Babbacombe Road, Torquay

Explore the Hollywood Rome: Reel Life in the Ancient World exhibition and fill out the trail sheet. Also take part in an activity sheet called My Favourite Roman.

Ice Skating at Eden Project

Venue: Eden Project

Website: www.edenproject.com

Ice rink with bookable sessions for all ages and abilities including ice-play for toddlers and special sessions for families

Indoor Activities

INCREDIBLE INSTRUMENTS TRAIL

Venue: Torquay Museum

Address: Torquay Museum, 529 Babbacombe Road, Torquay, TQ1 1HG.

Website: www.torquaymuseum.org/events

Explore the Made To Be Played: A Festival of Musical Instruments exhibition and answer the questions on your trail sheet and get a prize on completion.

Inspired by Lanhydrock Exhbitition

Venue: Lanhydrock

Address: nr Bodmin

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/cornwall/lanhydrock

See creations from artist Hitomi Hosono which have been inspired by Lanhydrock's ceramic and botanical collections

Mail Trail 2023

Venue: Various locations across Exmouth

Website: www.hospiscare.co.uk/events/mail-trail-2023

Find over 40 decorated postboxes with maps available in aid of Hospiscare

Mini Keeper Quiz

Venue: Paradise Park

Address: Trelissick Road, Hayle

Website: www.paradisepark.org.uk

Do the quiz, test your knowledge and claim your special badge.

New Exhibition - Going Mobile

Venue: PK Porthcurno

Website: www.pkporthcurno.com

Exhibition on the 40 year history of the mobile phone

Otter Spotter Special Quiz

Venue: Paradise Park

Website: www.paradisepark.org.uk

See their new otters, seek out the special otter info and spot the answer to the Otter Spotter Special quiz and claim your exclusive badge plus a chocolate fish

Paddington TM The Story of A Bear

Venue: Torre Abbey

Address: The King's Drive, Torquay

Website: www.torre-abbey.org.uk

Touring exhibition from the British Library with books, documents, film clips and original artwork and more associated events to be announced

Pirates

Venue: National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Address: Falmouth

Website: www.nmmc.co.uk

Major exhibition exploring how popular culture has shaped how we think of pirates and unearth the harsh and terrifying truth

Read to a Dog

Session to encourage children and teenagers to read - book onto a session with Rafa who has been assessed and is registered with Pets as Therapy.

Easter

Rediscover Church - Family Easter Trail - Cranbrook

Venue: Younghayes Centre

Address: Cranbrook

Website: https://www.rediscoverchurch.com/cranbrook-eastertrail

Organised by Rediscover Church and starting and ending at the Younghayes Centre.  Free to take part but booking essential.

Reimagining Reality

Venue: Discovering 42

Address: Narisa Hall/Old Band Stand, Priory Park, Bodmin

Website: www.discovering42.co.uk

Interactive artworks crafter from waste materials that ignite curiosity in science and sustainability. Book in a bubble for 8 or fewer people. Book online

Spring Nature Spotted Trail

Venue: Wheal Martyn Clay Works

Address: St Austell

Website: www.wheal-martyn.com

Celebrate the sights, sounds and smells of the countryside and complete the Spring Nature Spotters handbook

Spring Wildlife Hunt

Venue: The Donkey Sanctuary

Address: Slade House Farm, Sidmouth

Website: www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk

Spot the wildlife that has thrived thanks to the stewardship of the land, aided by the donkeys. Seek out some of the many species by finding the wildlife boards located around the sanctuary and matching...

Outdoor Events

Stories of Sanctuary Spirit Trail

Venue: The Donkey Sanctuary

Address: The Donkey Sanctuary, Slade House Farm, Sidmouth,

Website: www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk

Uncover the spirit of the sanctuary in their wonderful winter trail. Reveal your donkey spirit word this winter. This entertaining family activity combines fun, exercise and brainpower and is just £5...

Sublime Symmetry: The Mathematics Behind De Morgan's Ceramic Designs

Venue: Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM)

Address: Queen Street, Exeter

Website: www.rammuseum.org.uk

Exhibition investigating the use of mathematical principles in William De Morgan's beautiful ceramic designs

Superhero Insect Trail

Venue: Torquay Museum

Website: 531 Babbacombe Road, Torquay

Wherever you find them, insects are carrying out vital jobs that make healthy ecosystems and help us by pollinating our food and cleaning up our environment. Follow the Superhero trail of these incredible...

Superworm's Summer Adventure

Venue: Lost Gardens of Heligan

Address: B3273, Pentewan, St Austell

Website: www.heligan.com/events

Brand new trail inspired by the much loved picture book with woodland play areas, iconic outdoor sculptures, challenges, workshops, Bugginghum Palace Bug Hotel and much mmore. Relaxed sessions for families...

Arts & Crafts

Tate Create: Wild Art Garden

Venue: Tate St Ives

Address: Porthmeor Beach, St Ives

Website: https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-st-ives/tate-create-picture-my-world

Create a crazy creature and let it escape in the wild art garden

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacon Trail

Venue: Crantock, Liskeard, Maker With Rame, Newquay, Portreath, Saltash, Torpoint

Website: www.jubileebeacontrail.com

Free augmented reality story trail in and around town centres. Use your smartphone to discover characters along the route and take selfies and videos with them

THE TOM GATES MEGA MUSEUM CHALLENGE

Venue: PK Porthcurno, Easter House, Porthcurno, Penzance, TR19

Website: www.pkporthcurno.com

Go on your very own adventure and complete the activity sheet collect the Mega Museum Challenge from the front desk.

The Trebah Tree Hugging Trail

Venue: Trebah Garden

Address: Mawnan Smith, Falmouth

Website: www.trebahgarden.co.uk

Search the garden for game markers playing agains your friends and family to reach the highest branch. Each trail purchased supports the work of Plant One Cornwall

THIRSTY FOR FASHION EXHIBITION

Venue: Killerton

Address: Broadclyst

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/devon/killerton

Exhibition exploring circular fashion from the 18th Century to the present day highlighting the techniques used to repair and reuse clothing throughout history

Tunnel of Lights - Autumn Experience

Venue: Shipwreck Treasure Museum,

Address: Quay Road, Charlestown Rd, St Austell, PL25 3NJ

Website: www.shipwreckcharlestown.co.uk

Tickets include entry to the museum. Immersive frozen adventure throughthe Museum's underground tunnels. Enjoy thousands of lights and Arctic Soundscapes

Vineyard Nature Trail

Venue: Sandridge Barton,

Address: Stoke Gabriel

Website: www.sandridgebarton.com

Family friendly nature trail set on the edge of the River Dart

Winter Fun at Woodlands

Venue: Woodlands

Address: Woodlands, Blackawton, Totnes,

Website: www.woodlandspark.com

Indoor areas and selected rides open

Theatre & Cinema

Winter Wood

Venue: Tehidy Woods, North Cliff

Website: https://rogueotherworld.co.uk/winter-wood-23/

Rogue returns to Tehidy Woods, North Cliffs this December with a wild-magic celebration of winter; Winter Wood! Follow the path into the Winter Wood and lose yourself in the dreamscape of nature. Gather,...

Outdoor Events

ZOG ACTIVITY TRAIL

Venue: Haldon Forest Park

Address: Bullers Hill, nr Exeter

Website: www.forestryengland.uk/haldon-forest-park

Brand new family activity trail and free app. See website for details

Outdoor Events

Zog Activity Trail at Cardinham Woods

Venue: Cardinham Woods

Address: Bodmin

Website: www.forestryengland.uk/cardinhamwoods`

Join Zog on his latest forest adventure with a brand-new family activity trail and free app

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