Liskeard Summer Holiday Events

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

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Come and see the Dalek Invasion: All summer, Mondays to Saturdays

The brand new exhibition at Liskeard & District Museum with brand new AR technology so you can bring the exhibits to life.

Also exhibiting; The History of Medicine Through Time, Liskeard’s historic past and Mines and Minerals.

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

FREE entry. Dog Friendly

Liskeard Ploughman’s Festival: 17th August

A celebration of beer, food and music – The Parade and Westbourne Gardens, Liskeard.


Beginning on The Parade, in Liskeard town centre, the event kicks off at 10am with a colourful street market of local foods including, cheeses, chutneys, pickles, breads and much much more including entertainment.

Indoor Inflatables: 29th & 30th August (please note the 17th August session has been CANCELLED)

Indoor inflatables party at Liskeard Public Hall 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:

Minibugs Liskeard Family Summer Fun Day: 10th August

Minibugs Family Summer Fun Day at Minibugs Nursery, Liskeard on August 10th 10 am- 2 pm

Family Fun Day – free to attend for everyone!

More details coming soon but the event promises to be lots of fun for our Minibugs and all their family and friends.

Come and join us this summer and take the chance to view our amazing facilities and meet our fantastic, friendly Minibug team.

Icarus – Southpaw Dance Co: 17th August

Southpaw Dance Co present Icarus at Liskeard Ploughman’s Fair on Saturday August 17th at both 2pm and 4 pm.

There will also be a “walkabout” with the dancers and Icarus on Fore Street at 12.30/1ish, for about 20 mins, after which performers will walk back to the site to prepare for their first show.

It’s free but the dance company will be shaking buckets…Pay What You Can process (very simple).


Parklife: 30th July, 6th, 13th & 20th August

Join Rev Phil in Castle Park every Tuesday (weather permitting) from 3-5pm for an afternoon of fun and games!

Bat and ball games, parachute games and more. Look out for the St Martin’s church flags.

Fire Station Open Day: 25th August

Come along to the station from 10 am to get involved with a range of activities and meet the crew at Liskeard Community Fire Station. Some of the things you can find on the day include:

• A barbeque
• Raffle
• Cake Stall
• Face painting
• Penalty shootout and other fun games
• RNLI and Coastguard and much more!

Fun and Food for Under 5s: 30th July, 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th August

Whilst ABC club is on holiday do not despair! Come along to our fun and food Tuesdays. Activities and games for older siblings will be available as well. Free lunch from midday with hot and cold options available.

St Martin’s Upper Church Hall, 10am-1pm

Summer Lunches: 29th July, 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th August

Every Monday at Liskeard School there will be summer lunches and fun for local families.

Teas, coffees, snacks, lunches, crafts and play activities, 11am to 2 pm.

Families welcome, held in New Hall, please sign in at reception when you arrive and sign out again when you leave.

I Love Nature- Family Fun Days: 31st July, 3rd, 8th, 12th, 23rd August & 2nd September

Free Family Days for families living in Liskeard and surrounding villages hosted by I Love Nature at Upton Cross. Includes a free lunch that we prepare together. Each play day has a different theme in mind aimed at primary aged children

St Cleer Play Days: 30th July, 8th & 27th August

Play days at St Cleer Memorial Hall for under 10s. There will be a bouncy castle, toys and games, crafts and more.

Just £1 per family including a soup lunch.

10 am – 2 pm (stay as long as you like).

Indoor Inflatable Party: 26th July, 2nd, 16th & 23rd August

Lighthouse Community Centre are bringing their inflatable sessions to Pensilva this summer. They will be held on 26th July, 2nd August, 16th August and 23rd August from 11am to 3pm. £2 per hour long session.

Boconnoc Steam Fair: 26th, 27th & 28th July

The Boconnoc Steam Fair, held at Boconnoc Estate near Lostwithiel, Cornwall – one of the largest events of its kind in the South West!

Mount Edgcumbe Classic Car Show: 4th August

Mount Edgcumbe Classic Car Show and Summer Fayre will take place on August 4th 11 am- 5 pm

Back for another year, join the Friends of Mount Edgcumbe and Cornwall Hospice Care for this ever popular event.

Great Trethew Vintage Rally: 24th-26th August

Great Trethew Vintage Rally will take place over August Bank Holiday weekend.

  • Vintage and Working Tractors
  • Vintage & Classic Cars and Motorbikes
  • Commercial, Steam and Military Vehicles
  • Tractor Pulling and much more

Children’s Acting and Singing Workshop at Sterts: 27th July

Workshop 1: 7-10 year olds 10:00-11.30

Workshop 2 11-14 year olds 12:00-14:00

Price: £5 per child

Booking essential on

The Legend of King Arthur: 29th July at 5pm – Sterts Theatre

Young Wart is fed up! He is tired of his knuckles being rapped by his teacher, being ignored by his parents and bullied by his brother Kay. However, little does he know that there is prophecy of a hero, destined to pull the sword from the stone and unite Britain, it couldn’t possibly be little Arthur could it? With Merlin and his knights by his side, will Arthur be able to reunite Britain and thwart the evil plans of Morgan Le Fay?

Margo and Mr Whatsit: 30th July at 2pm – Sterts Theatre

Do you have an imaginary friend? A little piece of mischief only you can see?

Sophia’s imaginary friend is called Mr. Whatsit. No matter where Sophia finds herself living, he’s always there with a new joke to tell and a new game to play.

Suitable for 4+ and families

Illyria present Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves: 1st August at 5pm – Sterts Theatre

Young Ali Baba stumbles across an enchanted cave and overhears the magic words that open it: “Open Sesame!” He finds untold amounts of gold and jewels, but will it make his life better?

This production it is packed with cliff-hangers, larger-than-life characters, laughs galore and the most magical cave you’ve ever seen! Perfect summer fun for thieves and vagabonds aged 5+

Fantastic Mr Fox:  2nd, 19th, 20th & 26th August at 7.30pm (with added matinee on 26th August at 2.30 pm) – Sterts Theatre

Roald Dahl’s much loved story follows the vain attempts of three farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean, one fat, one short, one lean, to get rid of Fantastic Mr Fox who outwits them at every turn as he steals food from their farms.

The Greatest Showman Sing-a-long: 3rd August at 8.30pm – Sterts Theatre

Come and see this world famous film in our incredible theatre!! Sing to your hearts content as loud as you like and have the GREATEST night!

To book call 01579 362382 or book online

Mr Magnolia – Folksy Theatre: 7th August at 2pm – Sterts Theatre

Mr Magnolia has many things, such as an old trumpet that goes rooty-toot, some very fat owls learning to hoot, a big purple dinosaur who’s a magnificent brute, two sisters who play the flute, and even a swimming pool. But he still only has one boot!

Bohemian Rhapsody: 10th August at 8.30pm – Sterts Theatre

Another film night at Sterts Theatre! £10 per person for this outstanding outdoor film night at the heart of Bodmin Moor. Please invite your friends and spread the word about this fun event.

To book call 01579 362382 or book online

Diggory Piper – The Worst Pirate Ever! 13th August at 2pm – Sterts Theatre

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

Myths and Monsters – Squashbox Theatre: 15th August at 2pm – Sterts Theatre

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!

Stones and Bones – Squashbox Theatre: 22nd August at 2pm – Sterts Theatre

​Stones And Bones is a marvellous mix of history and mystery! Find out all about archaeology and fossils, say hello to one of your stone-age ancestors, hear stories of giants and wizards, see a volcano erupting before your very eyes, and maybe even glimpse a dinosaur or two…

Gangsta Granny – Heartbreak Theatre: 24th August at 5pm – Sterts Theatre

Heartbreak Productions invites you to share in this production of David Walliams’ best selling tale full of forbidden fun. Join us, Ben, and his Gangsta Granny on their grandest adventure.

Recommended Age: 7+

The Secret Garden: 4th September at 7pm – Sterts Theatre

This summer, join young Mary Lennox on a journey of discovery as she is sent to her uncle’s house in the countryside, where mysteries and secrets lurk round every corner… As she makes new friends and encounters magical creatures, Mary has one burning question: where is the location of her uncle’s secret garden, and where has he hidden the key?

Great Trethew Trekking

Great Trethew Trekking Summer Activities have 2 dates this holiday;

Friday 26th July & Sunday 11th August – Times available throughout the day.
Parent and Child Pony Club 2 hours at £20 each.

Wednesday 24th July All Day Pony Club 10am to 4pm £35

Saturday 27th July Sunday 28th July Open as normal for pony clubs, lessons, hacks

Duck Race: 18th August, 2-5pm at Golitha Falls

Hilarious annual duck races – there are usually at least 6 races. Watch 100 ducks been thrown in the river & race down with the flow. Watch the volunteers catch them past the winning post – usually at least 1 person trips & gets soaked!

Snorkel Safari: Wednesday 31st July

11:00 – 14:00 at Hannafore beach, meet below the coastguard station (Booking essential – see below)

A supervised snorkelling event for 9 – 24 year old locals with Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Your Shore Beach Ranger Project and the Looe Marine Conservation Group.

Summer Rockpool Rambles: 1st & 30th August

Join expert volunteers from the Looe Marine Conservation Group at Hannafore Beach for our ever-popular rockpool ramble! Discover how to find and identify some of the wonderful creatures and beautiful seaweeds that inhabit Looe’s amazing rockpools.

Swim Safe Sessions: 2nd-4th August

Free outdoor swimming and water safety sessions for 7-14 year olds! Meet at Millendreath Beach, look out for the Swim Safe flags. Book your session in advance at the Swim Safe website or on the day

Looe Carnival Week:  29th July- 3rd August

Many events all week culminating on Saturday 3rd August with the  Grand Carnival Procession – Parade moves off at 7pm moving through West Looe, along the quay, over the bridge to East Looe where it will move down Fore Street to the sea front and then back along the river to the Buller Quay Car Park.

Crabbing Takeover Day: Tuesday 6th August at 10 am.

Join local marine biologists at The Old Sardine Factory, Looe as we delve into the fascinating life of crabs for one day only! The day will comprise of talks on the lives of crabs (including a display), crab-themed arts, crafts and games, and a poster competition. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Looe Lions Duck Race: 1st September at 1:45 pm

The ticket holders for the first 5 ducks to complete the course (as determined by the duck catchers in the river) won cash prizes as shown in the table of winners below. The proceeds are in aid of the good causes that the Looe Lions support

Sing Along the River

Sing Along the River returns to Lostwithiel every Thursday from August 1st – 29th on the Parade, Lostwithiel

Join Lost in Song and the best of Cornish community choirs, male voice choirs, Lostwithiel Town Band and some top headline acts. Grab and go food and drink available. Bring chairs and blankets, friends and family and join us in a good old fashioned sing along each week.

British Fireworks Championships: 14th-15th August

The world famous British Firework Championships is set to return to Plymouth’s Waterfront on 14 and 15 August 2019.

More details to be announced soon

Cotehele Summer Activities: All summer

Have fun at Cotehele this summer. Normal admission prices apply.

Monday: Examine the blades and weapons inside the house

Tuesday: Make Swords and Shields

Wednesday: Soft Archery in the orchard

Thursday: Pond Dipping

Friday: Make Butterfly Feeders

Family Music Weekend: 16th-18th August – Morwellham Quay

We welcome music lovers and anyone who enjoys a party to our Family Music Festival Weekend, including a celebration of steampunk fashion and art and music from “Dancing in the Moonlight” hit makers, Toploader, plus Flight Brigade, other bands and a silent disco.

Launceston Agricultural Show: 25th July

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.

Kennards House, Launceston Open 8.30 am- 6 pm

Earth Story at The Eden Project: All summer

This summer at Eden, get ready to discover the evolution of life as we know it. Giant beasts, incredible stories, mind-blowing virtual reality, hands-on activities and interactive exhibits will take you on a journey through Earth’s astonishing past, precarious present day – and a future that’s ours to make.

Elmer’s Big Parade: All summer until 13th September

Head in to Plymouth or over to Mount Edgcumbe to find all the amazing Elmer elephants that have been decorated by different artists. Download the app or a PDF map from the website

In aid of St Luke’s Hospice

Play Fest: 1st-2nd August – Truro

A two-day festival to celebrate children’s right to play, there will be circus skill workshops, have-a-go sessions, circus performance shows, entertainers, a variety of arts & crafts workshops, stalls, face painting, music, dance, yoga, fairground rides. All activities are based around the Swamp Circus Big Top, Dance tent, Art & Music tents, Green Zone and much more at Cattle Market Fields, Truro

Creation Fest: 3rd-9th August – Royal Cornwall Showground

We are proud to be a free-to-attend, gospel-centred festival. We are free because we believe that the good news of a God who loves us should be freely shared, freely heard, and free for all.

Something for everyone… skaters, thinkers, campers, music lovers, young people and kids

Linkinhorne Carnival 2019: Saturday 27th July

Parade at 2pm from Rillaton to Parsons Meadow led by Callington Town Band.

Cash prizes for best fancy dress. BBQ, Beer Tent, Games, Stalls, Model Raft Race, Duck Race,

Live music by Super Crimp

Port Eliot Festival 2019: 25th- 28th July

Port Eliot is a festival unlike any other. We invite you to our little corner of Cornwall from 25th to 28th July 2019 when we’ll celebrate words, music, imagination, ideas, nature, food, fashion, flowers, laughter, exploration, fun and all that is good in the world!