July signals the start of the summer holidays in the UK. Cornwall is a popular destination for family holidays with good reason, there really is an awful lot to see and do. Beyond the beaches (known and best-kept secret), coastal path and picturesque seaside towns and villages are a multitude of nationally and internationally acclaimed visitor attractions, with choices to suit every single member of the family. There are also many local shows and festivals, some traditional and others more modern and contemporary in their theme. We keep our events page up to date with a number of local events and shows, so be sure to keep checking there before you arrive for your holiday in Cornwall.
We’d also like to take an opportunity to delve a little deeper for you, provide you with some tips and guidance for the perfect Cornish break this July. So here are a few recommendations for the coming month.
Camborne Show, 16th July
This large-scale agricultural show is just around the corner from us along the North Cliffs. It features livestock, shows, demonstrations, trade stalls and refreshments amongst many other things. Head over for the day to soak up the rural lifestyle of Cornwall.
RNAS Culdrose Air Day, 28th July
Seize the opportunity to peek behind the scenes of an active Naval Air Base. Marvel at engineering and incredible planes and enjoy flying displays form some of the finest pilots in the world. On the ground you can enjoy learning about life on the air base and meet some of the crew of helicopters and planes based at Culdrose.
Rock Oyster Festival, 15th – 16th July
A celebration of food, music and art near Wadebridge in North Cornwall. A day full of entertainment and fun, the Rock Oyster Festival is a truly amazing affair. Get a taste of Cornwall and its exquisite seafood whilst taking in live music from incredible musicians such as Wille and the Bandits.
Port Elliot Festival, 28th – 31st July
Penned as a festival of literature the Port Elliot Festival leans confidently towards art, food and a warm ‘garden party’ atmosphere. The festival is one of the more eccentric to attend, and you can expect a real mixed bag of entertainment.
Eden Project, ‘Dinosaur Uprising‘, school summer holidays
Learn about dinosaurs at the world famous Eden Project. Come face to face with a pack of real, roaming dinosaurs and learn about creatures from land, sea and air. It’s a perfect way to train yuour children to become explorers and appreciate the world around them.
Newquay Zoo, ‘Asian Summer‘, school summer holidays
Throughout the summer Newquay Zoo will be running Asian themed events, talks and feeding sessions with Asian animals. Explore the zoo then congregate in the barn for special daily events and more, including facepainting and adventure trails.