May Half Term 2024

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

FREE Museum for Curiosity

Liskeard Museum. Saturday 25th May to Saturday 1st June. Open 10am-4pm Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm on Saturdays.

This May half term at Liskeard & District Museum you will find a Museum for Curiosity.

  • Educational activities to spark curiosity for all ages.
  • Curious crafts.
  • Explore our new curiosity cabinet and curate your own display.

Free Entry.

Junior Lego Robotic 

Liskeard Library Wednesday 29th May from 10am – 12pm and at 1pm – 3pm.

Step into a world of LEGO magic in Liskeard Library’s Lego Robotics taster workshop!

£15 per child. Are you ready to give it a go? To book please visit the Real Pathways website.

This session is suitable for children aged 8 – 12 years old.

Session running time: 2 hours

Golitha Falls Bioblitz

Golitha Falls. Wednesday, May 29th. Drop in at any time between 10am and 4pm.

Join us for a day of wildlife discovery and recording at Golitha Falls National Nature Reserve!

Learn about and explore the wildlife that live in Draynes Wood, with help from our NNR team and a range of interactive resources. Record species you see using iNaturalist app, where we can keep a track on how many species we find!

£4pp and under 2s come in for free!

Taylor Swift Bracelet Making

Liskeard Library – Thursday 30th May, various times.

A great opportunity to meet local Swifties and enjoy an evening of crafts and great music. The Library will provide the beads, the music and some other fun Swiftie treats – all we need is you!  £8 per session.

  • Session 1 – 12.30pm – 2.30pm – All Ages Welcome
  • Session 2 – 3pm – 5pm – All Ages Welcome
  • Session 3 – 5.30pm – 7.30pm 13+

Are you ready for it?

To book please visit the Real Ideas website.

Liskeard Flower and Music Festival

Monday 27th May and Sunday 2nd June. The Church will be open from 10am – 4pm daily. 

St Martins Church are holding a Flower and Music Festival between  to help raise funds for the renovation of the Church Hall.

Flowers can be viewed from 28th May and there will be evening concerts from 27th May – 1st June and a celebration service on Sunday 2nd June.

For further details email [email protected] 

Junior 360° Filmmaking

Liskeard Library. Thursday 30th May, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Hands-on film making with 360° cameras for 8-12 year olds. A chance for your child to join others to explore and create with cutting-edge 360 technology.

This session is suitable for children aged 8 – 12 years old.

£15 Session running time: 2 hours

Book on the Real Pathways website 

Menheniot Cherry Fayre Duck Race

Menheniot. Sunday 2nd June 2024 with activities starting from 2pm. The Duck Race starts at 3pm sharp!

Ducks (not real ducks) will be released from bridge and competitors walk down the riverbank cheering their ducks along. Ducks will be £1 each.  Please purchase from the Spar shop from May. Ducks will be also be sold on the day.

For the most up to date details on this event at other events at this year’s Cherry Fayre please visit the Menheniot Cherry Fayre Facebook page

Page To Picture Drawing Workshop

Liskeard Library. Friday 31st May, 10:00am – 12:30pm. 

Join Mia at Liskeard Library and take inspiration from quotes and themes from books, and bring them to life by drawing.

Mia offers 121 guidance and support throughout the session, and all styles and abilities are welcome.

Come along and let your imagination run wild; who knows where it will take you!

£6 per child. Recommended age 7 years+.

Book through the Real Ideas Website 

FREE Rockpool Ramble

Below the Coastguard Station, Hannafore Beach in Looe. Saturday 25th May, 1pm – 2.30pm.

Join local marine biologists as we explore the rocky shore. Starfish, crabs, fish, and anemones will all feature in this educational event that is guaranteed to satisfy the whole family.

Please come along with suitable footwear (no flip flops), suncream and leave your nets at home as they can harm delicate rockpool creatures.

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.  Please check the Looe Marine Conservation website and Facebook page for full details.

Teddy Bears Picnic

Pencarrow House and Gardens. Monday 27th May from 10am – 4.30pm.

Bring your special bear and picnic and enjoy the gardens with your special friend.

Follow the bear trail and find the clues along with the bears hiding in the woods! Story telling sessions throughout the day as well as our teddy bear re-homing stall.

This event is weather permitting! Check for details on the Pencarrow website 

No need to pre-book. Under 16’s free. Adult entry fee applies.

Green Man Festival

Mount Edgcumbe. Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May – 10am to 4pm.

The Green Man festival is a fantastic mix of entertainment provided by local bands circus acts, Morris dancers, re-enactment groups and much more to keep you entertained. Traditional family activities will be running throughout the event along with food and craft stalls. Lots of fun for visitors of all ages!

There is a charge for all-day car parking but the event itself is free for all to enjoy. Keep an eye on the Mount Edgcumbe Facebook page  for details and follow the progress of the Green Man as he grows.

 

 

Fivelanes, Alternun. 25th, 26th and 27th May. 

A fun day out with numerous attractions for the whole family that raises money for local charities and organisations.

For loads of information about the Rally, times and tickets visit the Launceston Steam Rally website

Eden Festival of Imagination

Eden Project. Saturday 25 May – Sunday 2 June 2024, from 10am – 5pm each day.

Festival of Imagination is back for another celebration of culture and creativity – packed with music, art, literature and interactive experiences for all ages.

Please visit the Eden Project website for all the details on the festival and different ticket prices (Universal Credit, Pension Credit or UK Legacy Benefits. Maximum 4 people per household, 2 adults and 2 children. £5 per adult, £1 per child per visit).

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Cotehele. Saturday 18th May – 2nd June, 10am – 5pm everyday. 

‘Very Important Pollinators’ is a special May half term event – pick up a free trail from Cotehele Reception, and discover the very important pollinators who live and work in the Cotehele gardens. Can you spot the pictures of our pollinator pals, or even spot the real animals as you explore the gardens!

For more information please visit the National Trust website 

Unicorn Party

Great Trethew Trekking. Monday 27th May from 10am – 4pm.

The ponies will be transformed with glitter, sparkles and glamour! A full day of pony riding and including a special Unicorn Parade!

£50 per person.

Telephone or text 07714 099127 for more information and booking.

Hands on at Lanhydrock

Lanhydrock. Saturday 25 May – Sunday 2 June, 10.30am – 4pm.

Grab your brushes and sponges this May half term and get stuck into conservation at Lanhydrock with hands-on activities and crafts to try.  Linked with the conservation work on Lanhydrock’s Long Gallery ceiling, try your hand at a variety of activities from cleaning objects to pattern art.

For more information on this event and visiting Lanhydrock please visit the National Trust website.

Own a Pony Day

Great Trethew Trekking. Tuesday 28th May and Thursday 30th May, from 10am – 4pm each day.

Choose your favourite Pony, treat him/her as your own Pony (help is on hand if you need it).

£55 per day. Please ring Great Trethew Trekking for further details 07714 099127.

Caribbean Family Fun Day

Mount Edgcumbe. Sunday 2nd June – 10:30 – 16:00

  • Dancing
  • Steel Pan Band and Live Music
  • Caribbean Street food
  • Stalls
  • Children’s Entertainment

Tickets and more information on the Miss Ivy Events website  

Summer Time Boogie – Louise School of Dance

Liskeard Public Hall. Various times and dates.

  • Thursday 30th May – 7pm
  • Friday 31st May – 7pm
  • Saturday 1st June – 7pm
  • Sunday 2nd June- 2pm

Call 07966 28960 or email [email protected]