Are you ready for toasty fires, warm winter blankets and the soothing smell of smoke lingering in the air… well knock it off, there’s plenty of Autumn left and Cornwall knows how it use it.
Picture the scene, the sun is still shining, the air is crisp, and the beaches are emptier… It’s autumn and in Cornwall that’s time to party, eat and drink (just a little bit).
Funtasia - Circus, Various locations
Roll up, Roll up, the circus is most definitely in town. Fantasia is a circus for the modern age, so whether your 5 to 95 there’s something to thrill you. Touring the county this September, taking in St Austell, Pool in Redruth and then on to Bude, the show offers all the traditions of the circus but with state-of-the-art lighting and a toe-tapping soundtrack.
Featuring death-defying motorbike globe riders, fire breathing, balancing, dynamic juggling, beautiful aerialists, thrill-seeking acrobats, whip cracking, tight rope walking, non-stop comedy, and much, much more!
Runs until September 30
Henry’s Little Big Gig
If your family are on the musical side, take a day trip or two to the wild cliffs of the Lizard where you’ll find a magical family festival.
Henry’s Little Big Gig offers up live music, alongside ale, in a festival that celebrates Cornwall’s creative talent. Festival goers are invited to explore their creative talents by taking part in a number of fun workshops and jamming sessions throughout the weekend. Whether you’re a complete beginner or Roger Taylor, you’re invited to take along instruments and join in.
You don't have to be musical to have fun, with a number of other workshops and activities on offer including yoga, alternative therapies, dance, drumming, arts, crafts, pottery, thatching, green woodworking and wildlife walks making the event an extraordinary mix of Cornish culture.
For more details see http://littlebiggig.co.uk
Make it an upgrade with a Moroccan Spa Experience
You’ve spent so much time rushing to plan your getaway, the excursions, the attractions and the travel that you’re in need of a holiday to recover? So here’s an idea - why not scrap some of your plans and just relax instead in our fabulous Moroc Spa. There’s still time for that beach walk, theatre trip and delicious meal after you’ve let the worries of the world melt away while unwinding in the steam room or choosing from one of our handpicked treatments. Add some Procecco and maybe a light lunch and you’ve got the perfect start… or end to your Cornish adventure.
Walks - St Nectan’s Glen
There’s no better time to go for a bracing walk in Cornwall that during the glorious autumn months when the leaves are starting to fall and the trees seem to be full of an abundance of nuts. See our feature here. (hyperlink) If you want to venture slightly further afield, our top pick would be St Nectans Glen.
One of the most mystical woodlands in Cornwall (and there are a few) the walk and collection of waterfalls is a short hop up the coast between Boscastle and it’s fascinating Witchcraft museum, and Tintagel, the magical home of Merlin. Sandwiched between two such enchanting places you can easily expect St Nectan’s to have an otherworldly quality that does not disappoint. You’ll find a spectacular 60ft waterfall through a hole in the rocks. “A place where animals and birds play amid a mysticism of fairies, piskies, serenaded by the wonderful sound of bird song”. Sounds great right?
Take me to The Milky Way
From mystic woodlands to a school of witchcraft and wizards! This Halloween The Milky Way near Bude is forgoing the owl post and using the web instead to invite families to enrol in a special School For Witches and Wizards. Grab your cauldron and your best hat and robes and head to this out of this world attraction.
Take part in a fancy-dress competition, enjoy a themed show and ride the special spooky swamp dodgems sessions, or enjoy thrills and spills on the roller coaster. Little horrors will also be able to take part in wand making, spell writing and casting, broomstick riding (for little ones) and potion making. The whole half-term week is set to put the treat into trick or treat this Halloween.
The fun take place from October 20 to 28.
The Dancing in Caves - Carnglaze Caverns
"Come, take care, leave your fear up there…" - intrigued? So are we! As if a trip into the depths of the caves wasn’t thrilling enough, you can now witness a dance spectacle as archaeologists, geologists, historians, cavers and former miners have come together to produce Beneath Our Feet.
This promenade performance unfurls dance and live music before its audience to tell the story of the underground. Wrap up warm and get ready to follow musician Lou Vilstrup deep into an unknown world, where the memories and secrets of each underground space will dance before you ready to draw you in.
Performances daily at 5pm, 6.15pm & 7.30pm
Tickets can be ordered here >>>
Autumn events at The Eden Project
There’s always a reason to pay a visit to The Eden Project, by this autumn there’s more reasons than one! With a packed programme of events for the whole family, the fun kicks off from now until 23rd September as it hosts its annual Arts and Nature Festival. Then as the month moves on the biomes gets ready to celebrate Pride with Proud Eden. This is the second year had that Eden has hosted its celebration of LGBTQ arts and culture with an amazing line-up of music, performance and spoken word in an event not to be missed.
In October it’s calling all beer and gin fans as Eden's annual celebration of drink in partnership with St Austell Brewery takes place. Featuring a huge range of craft ales, speciality ciders and artisan gins, alongside live bands and fabulous food the revelry takes place on October 6. Then for the little ones the month comes to a close with its frighteningly good half-term fun - HallowEden. Expect spooks, spells, trick and treat and the annual little monsters ball! These events run until 4th of November.