After revisiting my blog in February I have been motivated into ticking things off my list ( I wasn’t impressed with how little I achieved last year). Some attractions and events can be visited at any time and others are annual festivals or experiences that are best undertaken at specific times of year. So to celebrate the end of winter here is a short list of things to do in Cornwall this month some of which I hope to tick off my Bucket List:
Cornish Pasty Championships – 5th March
This year the annual event held at the Eden project falls on St Pirans Day – the national day of Cornwall. What better way to spend it than learning about pastys and clotted cream and enjoying performances from the Fishermans Friends and Kernow King.
Hidden Hut Feast Nights – Friday 25th March
Traditionally you are meant to eat fish on Good Friday and the crew at Porthcurnick Beach will be serving up their Good Friday Fish Pie at their first Feast Night of 2016 – these events traditionally sell out very quickly (hence whey they are still on my bucket list) so if you don’t manage to get a seat for this there are plenty more opportunities and mouth watering menus on offer this year.
National Trust Easter Egg Hunts – 25th – 28th March
Everywhere seems to have an Easter egg hunt at this time of the year but for me life is too short to eat cheap chocolate and therefore I need the guarantee that the eggs are going to be worth collecting (obviously I can’t let my children eat all that chocolate – I have to help them). Cadbury’s have partnered with the National Trust now for a number of years and for me this is a partnership made in Easter egg hunt heaven – Amazing locations and good chocolate (I do love Cadbury’s). We have previously done the hunt at Glendurgan which I can highly recommend but this year I would like to try out Trelissick (any excuse to go and check out that view).
The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch – Minack Theatre – March 29th – April 1st
The problem for me is that most of the performances at the Minack are in the evening and it is a real drag to get back from Porthcurno late at night. So an afternoon performance of The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch by the newly formed Minank Youth Theatre suits our family down to the ground. There are also evening performances for those who would prefer to see a later show.
Spring Walks at Kennall Vale
I have been inspired to visit Kennall Vale after seeing friends Facebook posts. The streams apparently are particularly impressive after heavy rain so fingers crossed for some rain (I’m not sure I really mean that).