Here’s our monthly round up of things to do in Cornwall…
Food and drink
Apple grafting weekend @ Cotehele, Tamar Valley – 18th-19th February
Ever wanted to grow your own apples? Now you can. Learn how to graft from the experts at a weekend of workshops held at Cotehele in the beautiful Tamar Valley. There’ll be lots of varieties, including rare types to plant in your own garden!
Feccles presents Arcadia @ The Poly, Falmouth – 10th February
Prepare for an evening of entertainment at The Poly, when student drama and theatre company, Falmouth and Exeter Cornwall Campus’ Light Entertainment Society perform their new production, Arcadia by Tom Stoppard. Packed with crackling wit and lively characters, this comedy is a must see.
CATS the Musical launch event @ St Michaels Hall, Newquay – 9th February
Fan of Andrew Lloyd’s musical, CATS? Can you see in the dark? Do you want to take part in a musical? If the answer’s yes, why not go along to Newquay Amateur Stage Company’s launch event. Meet the director and the rest of the company to find out how you can get involved in their next show.
The Sky is the Limit @ Princess Pavilion, Falmouth – 10th-11th February
Students from Falmouth’s leading dance school will be celebrating space, the sky and superheroes in their latest show, Sky is the Limit. A lively mix of ballet, modern, jazz and tap is sure to be a showcase of top talent.
Metallica Reloaded @ Princess Pavilion, Falmouth – 4th February
Songs from one of the world’s most famous heavy metal bands will resonate from Falmouth’s Princess Pavilion this February. Leading tribute band, Metallica Reloaded, will be covering classics and recently released songs in this loud and heavy performance.
Shy FX DJ set @ the Wateringhole, Perranporth – 18th February
He’s teamed up with Brit Award winner, Emeli Sandé and collaborated with Kano, and now he’s coming to Cornwall. DJ and producer Andre Williams, aka Shy FX, will be revving things up at the Wateringhole, when he delivers his chart-topping remixes.
Central Band of the Royal Air Force @ The Hall for Cornwall – 25th February
The Royal Air Force’s finest ensembles; the Central Band and Squadronaires will be delivering a distinguished concert in aid of two great charities – the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund and Help for Heroes. With a worldwide reputation for outstanding quality, their music is sure to leave you wanting more.
Pup season at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary @ Gweek – February
The Cornish Seal Sanctuary provides a lifeline for seal pups who have been found stranded or injured around the Cornish coast. They rescue more than 60 grey seals during pup season from September to February. Pay a visit to meet the pups and learn all about them at the Seal Rescue Hospital.
Kids go free on St Mawes Ferry throughout half term @ St Mawes
St Mawes is surrounded by stunning scenery and there’s plenty of things to do, from countryside/seaside walks and an abundance of food and drink places. Take a trip on the St Mawes Ferry to Falmouth this February half term and children under 12 can go free! Download your voucher here
Eden Escape: Alien Rescue @ the Eden Project, St Austell – until 19th February
Can you find and save the alien? This new live escape room game is great fun for all the family. Combine your skills and test those brain cells to complete puzzles and challenges to rescue the ‘alien’ within 45 minutes. Quick, the clock is ticking!
St Ives Feast & Hurling the Silver Ball @ Porthmeor Beach – 6th February
Join hundreds of people down at Porthmeor Beach for the ancient tradition of St Ives Feast. Celebrating the parish church of St Eia, a day of events take place each year, including the Hurling of the Silver Ball. Participants battle it out to win the town’s silver ball and the first one to return it to the mayor is presented a silver coin.
Valentines Dining Train @ Bodmin Wenford Railway – 14th February
Stuck for ideas to treat your Valentine? Enjoy a date with a difference down at Bodmin Wenford Railway. Dress up and dine in style whilst travelling through the Cornish countryside on a steam train for the special occasion. You can get tickets for Valentine’s Day Dining Train here
Mawgan Church Daffodil Festival @ St Mawgan-in-Meneage Parish Church – 18th-20th February
The early arrival of daffodils mean spring is on its way! Each year more than 7,000 daffodils are donated and displayed at St Mawgan Church for a celebration of the early daffs. There’s displays, bell-ringing and singing and more. Let your senses be delighted with this beautiful festival of flowers.