May Half Term

A round up of the best events happening in and around Liskeard this May Bank Holiday.

Dalek invasion at Liskeard & District Museum

See iconic toys from Doctor Who and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Learn about the history of the area and the many trades and crafts which flourished in the past. Other displays include The History of Medicine through Time, mining and geological artefacts. Explore the development of the town from Mesolithic settlers to the present time.. from the Iron Age to the Plastic Age!

Open daily from 10am until 4pm, 10am until 1pm on Saturdays (Closed Bank Holiday Monday)

FREE event. Everyone welcome

Porfell Wildlife Park and Sanctuary’s 30th Celebration

Join us to celebrate Porfell’s 30th Anniversary. We will be joined by many other animal sanctuaries and charities who will be providing a talk/demonstration during the day. Lots of fun for all the family, story time, sand art, face painting and more! To top it all off we are also offering £2 OFF per person on entry to the park!

Liskeard Relay For Life

The annual Relay for Life at Liskeard Sports Club takes place on May 25th- 26th starting at 12 noon

Come and support our AMAZING teams as they take turns in walking the track for 24 hours to raise funds for Cancer Research UK

There is fun for everyone, entertainment, food, refreshments, raffles, stalls and much more

For more information go to

Darite Dog Show

Darite village annual fun dog show takes place on Saturday 1st June ,11.30am at the Crows Nest Pub.

20 fun classes, entry £1.50 a class. Rosettes to 4th place, trophies for best in show reserve in show.

Classes include best local dog, best veteran in show, best puppy in show, best child handler and best adult handler.

Refreshments available to purchase at the pub until 3pm, plenty of parking.

After costs all money towards Darite village hall so that the community benefits
Raffle £1 a strip please donate a raffle prize on the day.

Aladdin Jnr- Sterts Youth Theatre

Aladdin Jnr – Sterts Youth Theatre Company Junior will be performed on Weds 29th to Fri 31st May at 7pm, plus a matinee on Saturday only at 2pm

Tickets: Full £8/child £6

Disney’s Aladdin JR. is based on the 1992 Academy-Award®-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway and West End show about the “diamond in the rough” street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within.

South West Paddlefest

South West Paddle Fest will take place at Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park on May 31st- June 2nd between 1pm and 4pm

Camping, kayaking, canoeing and stand up paddle boarding for the whole family regardless of paddling ability. ‘Have a Go’ sessions, guided trips, workshops and commercial stands all set within the magnificent grounds of Mount Edgcumbe Country Park. Camping field with toilets and hot showers just 2 minutes from the beach. There’s live music throughout the afternoon and evening and a free children’s activity area for the little one’s. It’s about having fun in the great outdoors whilst meeting new friends and that all important family time. Dog’s welcome.

Launceston Steam Rally 2019

Launceston Steam Rally 2019 will be held on May 25th- 27th at Trebant Farm, Altarnun, Launceston PL15 7RR

Punch & Judy – Children’s Treasure Hunt – Children’s Play Area – Tractor Pulling – Climbing Wall – Birds Of Prey – Singing Groups – Motorbike Display Team – Circus Workshop – Fire Brigade Display – Police Meet & Greet – Live Music and so much more.

Concession: £5.00/ Adult: £7.00/ Children: (5-16) £4.00/Family Ticket: (2+2) £20.00

Green Man Event

Green Man Weekend will take place at Mount Edgcumbe on May 25th- 26th 10 am- 10 pm

The giant figure of the Green Man returns to Mount Edgcumbe as a centre piece looming over the event sitting on his throne of leaves and bark – he will be presiding over stalls, entertainment, refreshments and lots of activities. Entry to the event is free of charge- all day parking £5 per vehicle.

Port Eliot Dog Show

Port Eliot Dog Show will be held at Port Eliot Estate on Sunday 25th May from 10.30 am- 4.30 pm

Roos Whippet Tea Party – 2pm
Dog show for every variety – starting at 12pm
Special whippet classes
Wonderful shopping experience
Have a go agility
Have a go flyball

Youth Folk Sampler Day

Explore English folk music, learn from inspiring tutors and play with other young musicians from your region. Take part in a day of creative folk music workshops and, if you want to, audition for the National Youth Folk Ensemble.

Each May half-term we run free Youth Folk Sampler Days across England for 14-18 year old instrumentalists.

Liskeard Public Hall, Tuesday 28th May.

Indoor Inflatable Sessions

Indoor inflatables party at Liskeard Public Hall  between 11 am- 4 pm for 0-­14 year olds, including ball pool, soft play and a toddler only castle. For the older ones a mega slide, fun run and castle. All for only £2 per bouncer per hourly sessions:

St Neot Oak Apple Day.

May 29th at 5.45 pm in St Neot Village

Join our celebrations. Come in costume. Meet in the Playing Field and join the procession to the church to see the Oak Branch raised to the tower and to find out why this is done.

Afterwards, join in Cornish Maypole dancing at the Vicarage Gardens and taste food from the 17th century before recording the event in the village archives.

Make A Bee Box at Cotehele

Cotehele- 21st- 27th May, 11 am- 3 pm

Join us for half-term family fun making bee boxes as homes for these VIPs (very important pollinators).

Normal admission prices apply. Booking not needed

May Half-Term Fun at Antony

This half-term at Antony there are a mixture of outdoor workshops, self-led activities and trails on offer to keep your family entertained.

Join in with Flower Pot and Seed Planting, Den Building and Nature Detective Trails

Normal admission prices apply. Visit website for further details

Ragged Victorian Weekend at Morwellham Quay.

May 25th- 27th, 10 am- 5 pm

Join us this Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend and meet the Ragged Victorians as they hang out at Morwelham interacting with visitors all weekend from Saturday through to Monday.

The “Ragged Victorians” offer a variety of characters and skills, that include street history, educational talks and living history and we are pleased to welcome them back again to Morwellham.

Annual Cornish National Smite Championships

Calstock Village Green on Bank Holiday Monday 27th May…Smite off 2:00 pm Doubles only , £1 to enter and all proceeds to charity
Anyway All are very welcome, It is a very laid back affair…(it is Calstock after all) and all abilities can have a go…Every player should have at least three games in the group stages…

Looe Island Guided Walk

Join the island’s wardens for a fascinating walk around the nature reserve. This unique, pre-bookable trip available on June 1st

Places cost £25, times vary due to the tides – for full details and to book your place (sorry no telephone/postal bookings) go to the website:

Dick v Dom at Eden this half term

Don’t miss our very exciting May half-term programme, when the wonderful Dick and Dom take up residency at Eden!

Expect all the usual Dick and Dom shenanigans, fun activities around Eden for all the family, an amazing live Dick and Dom show, and of course… BOGIES!!!! All included in Eden admission.

Daily from Saturday 25 May – Saturday 1 June 2019. Normal Admission prices apply

For more details on these and other local events take a look at our events calendar.

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