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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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

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

Liskeard School Activities

FREE lunch and activities every Monday and Wednesday in August. This is for older children, you do not need to bring an adult. All welcome.

11am to 1.30pm at Liskeard School and Community College.

For more information contact:
Karen Coleman (Young People Cornwall) 07833 141671
Jess Sneyd (Real Junk Food Project) 07510 138595

The Early Energy Centre Composition Workshops with Kate Rogers

Tuesday 31st July- Friday 3rd August
Early Energy Music Studio on Barras Street (above Early’s Estate Agent)

Morning session: 9.30am – 12.30pm – Ages 5-10
Afternoon session: 1.30pm – 4.30pm – Ages 10+

Prices: £25 per session OR all 4 for £80

EARLY ENERGY MEMBERS
£20 per session OR all 4 for £70

For more information call 07899 953091

Cornish Story Printmaking Workshop 

Thursday 2nd August, 1-4 pm at Liskerrett Community Centre.
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.

BBQ with Lyskerris Youth Club

A FREE event for older children – you do not need to attend with an adult, all are welcome! Junk band, arts and crafts, outdoor games. Youth Club is on afterwards.

Liskerrett Community Centre, Friday 3rd August 5.15-7.15pm.

Lyskerris Youth Club

FREE youth club running every Friday in August at Liskerrett Community Centre. All welcome.

Ages 11-13 – 5.15pm to 6.45 pm
Ages 14-18 – 7pm to 9pm.

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!

Inflatable Theme Park

LISKEARD’S FIRST EVER 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!!

The Early Energy Centre Dance Workshops with Gemma Nicholson

Tues Aug 7th – Friday Aug 9th

Liskeard Hillfort Primary School
Morning Session: 9:30-12:00 £15
All day: 9:30 – 3:30 £20

Book all three days for £50
Additional hour (childcare only) £5 p/hour
8:30-9:30am & 3:30-4:30

For more information call 07899 953091

Clay Workshop

FREE clay workshop for younger children – must have an accompanying adult..

Friday 10th August 10am-11.30am plus lunch at 12 noon at Liskeard Wesley Methodist Church.

For more information contact:
Karen Coleman (Young People Cornwall) 07833 141671
Jess Sneyd (Real Junk Food Project) 07510 138595

Mindfulness and Creative Activities

FREE workshop for younger children – must have an accompanying adult..

Friday 17th August 10am-11.30am plus lunch at 12 noon at Liskeard Wesley Methodist Church.

For more information contact:
Karen Coleman (Young People Cornwall) 07833 141671
Jess Sneyd (Real Junk Food Project) 07510 138595

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

Indoor Inflatable Party

There will be a selection of large inflatables and a ball pool with soft play for the younger ones. Refreshments, snacks and a few toys will be on sale.

Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd August at the New Hall at Liskeard School and Community College. Hour long sessions from 10am until 5pm, £2 per session. No need to book, just turn up and have fun.

Woolly Craft Workshop

FREE workshop for younger children – must have an accompanying adult..

Friday 24th August 10am-11.30am plus lunch at 12 noon at Liskeard Wesley Methodist Church.

For more information contact:
Karen Coleman (Young People Cornwall) 07833 141671
Jess Sneyd (Real Junk Food Project) 07510 138595

Junk Art

FREE workshop for younger children – must have an accompanying adult..

Friday 31st August 10am-11.30am plus lunch at 12 noon at Liskeard Wesley Methodist Church.

For more information contact:
Karen Coleman (Young People Cornwall) 07833 141671
Jess Sneyd (Real Junk Food Project) 07510 138595

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 porteliotfestival.com

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.

Oliver!  Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross.

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

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.

In Search of the Giant’s Underpants- I Love Nature Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross, Friday 27th July at 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 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

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.

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

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

I Love Nature- Family Event: Elemental Magic will take place on 3 August at 14:00 at Marke Valley, PL14 5AU Liskeard, Cornwall

For this workshop you will craft your very own hazel wand and gift it with each of the four elements, including a potion bottle, braided handle and the casting of a pewter finger tip.

Price: £10 per person (same price for children and adults). For this event siblings under 3 are free.

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 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 Classic Car Rally

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

Plymouth Firework Festival

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

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.

I Love Nature- Homeless Piskies and Faeries will take place on 11 August at 10:00–13:00 at Marke Valley, PL14 5AU Liskeard, Cornwall

For this workshop you will be building small dwellings for magical beings in our woodland using a variety of materials.

Price: £7.50 per person (same price for children and adults). Under 1’s are free for this event.

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!

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.

Treasure Island- Boxtree Productions

Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross, August 15th 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?

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!

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.

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!

I Love Nature- Harvest Doll Workshop will take place on 25 August at 14:00–18:00 at Marke Valley, PL14 5AU Liskeard, Cornwall

For this workshop try your hand at making a hand-sized harvest doll

Price of £10 per person (same price for children and adults). For this event, under 1’s are free.

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

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!

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.

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.