Liskeard Summer Holiday Events

Take a look at what’s happening in and around Liskeard during the school summer holidays……

Putting on an Event? Let us know about it! Email the TIC with the details

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Museum Reopens

In Sickness and in Health: the brand new exhibition at Liskeard & District Museum with brand new AR technology so you can bring the exhibits to life!

Open daily from 10 am- 4 pm and until 1 pm on Saturdays.

FREE entry

Liskeard Ploughmans fair

Liskeard Ploughman’s Festival will take place on Saturday August 18th from 10am  on The Parade there will be a vibrant street market of local foods. At noon Liskeard’s hidden park – Westbourne Gardens – opens the gates for a fantastic feast of live music featuring local bands. FREE fun for all the family

Edens Expedition Space

The Eden Project’s Expedition Space

Eden’s Expedition Space runs daily from July 21st to September 2nd

Climb aboard for your mission to Mars, go planet hopping and meet an alien friend here on earth

Open daily from 9.30 am – 6pm. Normal admission prices apply


The Victorians at Play at Lanhydrock:

Have fun in the outdoors at Lanhydrock and find out how the Victorian children played here on this activity trail through the grounds 25th July – 2nd September 11 am- 5 pm

Normal Admission Prices Apply


Port Eliot Festival

This 26th – 29th July 2018, join us for a celebration of music, literature, fashion and food in St Germans, Cornwall at Port Eliot Estate. Lots for kids to do and explore

Find out more and buy tickets at

Looe Carnival

Looe Carnival Week: Looe Carnival Week will take place between 30th July- 4th August courtesy of the Looe Lions Club

Looe Carnival is the highlight of the Looe Lions’ calendar with a week of events that appeal to everyone. Entertainment for the whole family is guaranteed as the busy seaside town gears up for seven days of fun

Boconnoc Steam Fair

Bocconoc Steam Fair: July 26th-29th – 8am- 6 pm

The Boconnoc Steam Fair, held at Boconnoc Estate near Liskeard can be considered one of the best rallies of its kind in Cornwall! A great selection of full size and miniature steam, classic cars, vintage vehicles, tractors & more are all on display.

Great Trethew Rally web

Great Trethew Vintage Rally: August 25th-27th 8am- 6 pm daily

Come along to the Trethew Rally and enjoy a real village fete atmosphere with Vintage Tractors, Cars and Motorbikes,Commercial, Steam and Military Vehicles, A Fun Dog Show, Craft and Country Demonstrations, Music, Live Bands and Children’s Entertainment

Sterts - Little Shop of Horrors poster

Little Shop of Horrors: Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross, 7.30pm.

Written by the creators of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid; Little Shop of Horrors is one of the most successful and best loved musicals of all time.

There are eight performances of this show across July, August and September

I Love Nature

In Search of the Giant’s Underpants- I Love Nature Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross, 2pm.

In Search of the Giant’s Underpants! A fun and highly interactive workshop, where you’ll be sent on a quest to locate the golden undies of a local giant, stolen last night by some mischievous Cornish piskies.

Tickets £6, add a two course lunch for an additional £10

Rilla mill Fayre

Rilla Mill Carnival and Summer Fayre:

Rilla Mill Carnival and Summer Fayre will take place on Saturday 28th July at Parsons Meadow, Rilla Mill

Carnival followed by stalls, competitions from 2 pm. Duck Race 4 pm plus BBQ, light refreshments and bar

Any group or Carnival Royalty wishing to book please contact Joy Dent 01579 363553



Sterts - Oliver Poster

Oliver!  Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross, 2pm.

Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart’s classic musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.

There are eleven performances of this show including two matinees across July and August

Sterts - Diggory Piper

Diggory Piper – The Worst Pirate Ever!

Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross,  Tues 31st July at 2pm.

Little Trebiggan bring you this heart warming true story of an Elizabethan Robin Hood that will charm children from 3 upwards and their families.



Illyria - Merchant of Venice

The Merchant Of Venice with Illyria

Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross, Tuesday 31st July 7.30pm.

Wealthy Antonio borrows money from Shylock and is so confident about paying it back that he will give Shylock a pound of his flesh if he defaults. What follows in the play is thrilling, funny and romantic.

HMS Raleigh Open Day

HMS Raleigh Open Day

HMS Raleigh Open Day will be held on Wednesday 1st August from 12 noon

FREE day out for all the family

Sterts - Princess and Giant

The Princess and The Giant 

Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross,  Friday 3rd August 5pm.

Folksy Theatre present ‘The Princess & The Giant’…based on the Children’s book by Caryl Hart & illustrated by Sarah Warburton

Filled with music, puppetry and wonderful characters, this family show is one not to be missed! Suitable for everyone…One for all the family!

Creation Fest

Creation Fest

CREATION FEST is a FREE music festival with a week of faith talks, family fun, skate and much more held at the Royal Cornwall Events Centre in Wadebridge from 4-10 August 2018

Mount Edgcumbe Car Show 2017

Mount Edgcumbe Classic Car Rally

Mount Edgcumbe Classic Car Rally will take place on August 5th 2018


Launceston Agricultural Show: 26th July at Kennards House, Launceston Open 8.30 am- 6 pm

This year, Launceston Agricultural Show will be celebrating its 130th birthday. In the early days it was known as Launceston Horse Show and was a highly respected equestrian event. The show has grown in popularity and now encompasses livestock displays, arena events, trade stands and marquees, children’s entertainment and so much more.

Inflatable Theme Park

Inflatable Theme Park


Boosting some of the South West’s best bouncy castles and slides, we will be putting on this fantastically valued theme park during the Summer half term at Liskeard Cricket Field on Sunday 5th and Monday 6th of August.

For only £5.99 per child, they will have unlimited access to 8 large inflatables!!

Plymouth firework Festival

Plymouth Firework Festival

Plymouth Firework Festival returns to Plymouth Hoe 8th and 9th August

I Love Nature

Tom Thumb- I Love Nature

Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross, August 9th 2pm.

All the world is a stage. But what if that stage was very, very small. What if the actors on that stage were the size of your thumb. Indeed, what if they were your thumb! In this workshop, you’ll make a shoe-box sized theatre, script a very short performance, create a cast of characters using just your thumbs, make teeny weeny props and then perform your play. Think big story, in a small world.

Siblyback Kids Multi Activity Day

Siblyback Lake Kids Multi Activity Day

Siblyback Kids Multi Activity Day

At Siblyback Lake from 10 am on Mon 13th/Thurs 16th/Mon 20th/Thurs 23rd/Mon 27th/Thurs 30th August

A fun day for kids from ages 8-16 doing 2 activities either on the water, on the land or even both!

The day runs from 10am-4pm and you can be sure your children will have a fantastic time with our experienced instructors!


Heartbreak Theatre - Midnight Gang

The Midnight Gang- Heartbreak Productions

Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross August 14th 5pm.

The Midnight Gang. When everyone else is sweetly sleeping, they gather in the middle of the night in the name of magic, mischief, and memory making. Join Heartbreak and the gang on this crucial mission to overcome our greatest fears and uncover the magic ingredient to a fantastic friendship.


Sterts - Treasure Island

Treasure Island- Boxtree Productions

Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross,August 16th 5pm.

When Jim Hawkins discovers a treasure map amongst the possessions of the late ‘Captain’ Billy Bones, it hurtles him in to a cat and mouse game with dangerous pirates, taking him across the World to ‘Treasure Island’. Will Jim find the treasure? Will he make it back to England? And should he trust the mysterious ship’s cook, Long John Silver?

Squashbox - Myths and Monsters

Myths and Monsters- Squashbox Theatre

Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross, August 16th 2pm.

Where can you find a creature that’s half eagle and half lion? Or half lion, half goat and half snake? Wait, that’s impossible… or is it? Not in the world of ancient Greek stories, it’s not! I’ve consulted the Oracle and seen the future: I can guarantee that Squashbox Theatre’s new show will be legendary!


Port Eliot Classic Car and Motor Show

The Port Eliot 2018 Classic Car & Motorshow is on Sunday 26th August from 11 am situated within the grounds of the beautiful and fantasy like castle that is Port Eliot, St Germans, Cornwall. Bringing together the best of Classic, Restored and Modern Vehicles.


Morwellham Steampunk Festival

Morwellham Steam Punk Festival

Steampunk Festival – Saturday 18th August & Sunday 19th August

Camping is available Friday 17th August and Saturday 18th August.

A weekend with music and celebrations, to celebrate the anniversary of Queen Victoria’s visit to Morwellham in 1856, with craft and steampunk stalls throughout the day. As well as exploring Morwellham Quay and joining in with all the activities we offer.

Quantum - Reluctant Dragon

The Reluctant Dragon- Reluctant Theatre

Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross,  August 22nd 5pm.

When a dragon is discovered up on the Downs, the Boy is not in the least surprised. He’s always known the cave there was a dragon cave, so it seems only right for a dragon to be living in it. But this particular dragon is not a bit like the ones in fairy tales – this one writes poetry and doesn’t like fighting!

Sterts - Railway Children

The Railway Children- Heartbreak Productions

Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross, August 29th 5pm.

Attention passengers! We are sorry to announce that all services out of Gigglesworth Station are delayed!

Gather around Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis on platform one as they pass the time by sharing the classic tale of . Living by the railway line, the children spend quite a bit of time watching the trains and making some unexpected friendships.


Smite World Championship 2018

August 26 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
This year’s 14th Annual World Smite World Championships will be held on Sunday 26th August at Doorstep Green, St Neot (or Monday if Wet).

The Smite off will start as follows;

Singles: 11 am
Doubles: 2 pm
Entry: £1 with all proceeds to local Charities. All Welcome. Entries aged 8+

See you on the Smitch!

Liskerrett - Diggory Piper

Diggory Piper the Worst Pirate Ever!

On Saturday 4th August at 3pm, Little Trebiggan will be bringing their brand new family show to Liskerrett. Based on a story unearthed by the Mazed Project and adapted for the stage by Nina Hills (Wham Bam Drama Club and the Little Soap Cake Factory on the Cattle Market) you are invited to meet Diggory Piper – The Worst Pirate Ever!

Liskerrett - Print Workshop

Cornish Story Printmaking Workshop with Sophie Fordham – Printmaker and Sue Field- Storyteller

Mazed continues on its aMAZEing journey with Monochrome Mazed, a free workshop involving storytelling and print making.

Come and have a go and create your own print with the help of accomplished artist and printmaker Sophie Fordham and be inspired by Cornish tales retold by storyteller (and community artist) Sue Field.

Suitable for ages 6-86, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Stay and play

Liskerrett Pre School Stay and Play

Liskerett Nursery and Pre-School Stay and Play session will run every Monday throughout the summer holidays between 9.30 – 11.30 am

water play/messy play/crafts/garden/snacks

Price: £2 per session