March Events in Cornwall

See what’s on during your stay in Cornwall

3 February — 6 July
Smuggling Exhibition at the Maritime Museum
Smuggling – a new exhibition at The National Maritime Museum in Falmouth. Be immersed in the sights, sounds and smells of the heyday of smuggling in the 18th to early 19th centuries in this multi-sensory exhibition for all ages.  Read more.

1 March
Spring Garden Walks at Lanhydrock House, Bodmin
Join the volunteer garden guides to marvel at magnolia, camellia and rhododendron in the stunning spring garden. Read more.


1 March
World Pasty Championships at the Eden Project, Bodelva
The World Pasty Championships will celebrate the traditional Cornish pasty recipe, as well as some more unusual varieties. A great day packed with workshops, live music and pasty-themed fun for all the family.  Read more .

4 March
Hidden Details at Trerice near Newquay
Key items of furniture will be opened around the house for you to view the hidden details – there will also be a talk at 12.30pm and 2pm about the Escritoire which will reveal a hidden story and secrets found within.


8 — 9 March
The Cornish Arms Beer and Mussel Festival
Rick Stein and Jill Stein’s pub The Cornish Arms in St Merryn, Cornwall will be hosting their third annual Beer & Mussel Festival. The event will showcase 28 of the finest Cornish and British beers and ciders, as well as a variety of mussel dishes . There will be live music playing throughout the weekend, stand up comedy, cookery demonstrations and entertainment for children. Read more.

13 — 30 March
Falmouth Spring Festival in Falmouth
This vibrant, colourful event celebrates Falmouth’s open and green spaces through music, dance, community activities, sport and art. Read more.

15 March
Spring Farmers’ Market in Watergate Bay
Only a very short drive from Sands visit the Spring Farmers’ Market at Watergate Bay and let all five senses go wild. Join local suppliers and growers celebrate the start of the growing year showcasing everything from fresh fish to local meat, from store cupboard chutneys to artisan cheese and bread. Time 9.30am – 3.30pm. Read more.

15 — 16 March
Half Price Weekend at Bodmin & Wenford Railways
Discover the excitement and nostalgia of steam travel with a journey back in time on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway – Cornwall’s only full size railway still operated by steam locomotives. Visit on 15th or 16th March and all travel half price. Read more.


26 March
Guided tours of Boconnoc House & Grounds
Boconnoc will be opening its doors for guided tours for a number of dates in 2014 to all those interested in learning the fascinating history of this beautiful estate and to explore the house and gardens. Boconnoc is the largest park in Cornwall with history dating back to Domesday. During the tour you will discover the colourful history including the story of how Boconnoc was bought in 1717 with the proceeds of the Pitt Diamond, by Thomas Pitt, once Governor of Madras.

30 March
Boscastle Walking Week
From the very best of Britain’s coastline to wonderful walks amid woods and streams, it’s all on offer during Boscastle’s increasingly popular Walking Week. An extended range of walks and activities with something for all ages and abilities.


For more ideas and things to do in Cornwall whilst on your family holiday visit our “Best Days Out” pages for inspiration.

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