There are various well known events and traditional days to
be enjoyed throughout the county as well as newer options that include music
and food festivals.
You need to be efficient with your time on a bank holiday
and we always advised taking the Friday off work to make sure you get the most
out of the weekend. Checking in on Friday means that you have an extra day
exploring the coast with loved ones.
Here are a few things to enjoy over the May bank holidays
(maybe just stay for half term too???)
St Ives May Day
Celebrating the start of spring in St Ives makes a fantastic
day out. The tradition stretches back hundreds of year’s starts by crowning a
king and queen, followed by a procession and Maypole dancing. Enjoy the
atmosphere on the busy streets of this picture perfect coastal village and take
in everything else the town has to offer, including art galleries, independent
retailers and some of the best restaurants in Cornwall.
Padstow May Day ‘Obby Oss’
The biggest day of the year in Padstow is May day, otherwise
known as the ‘Obby Oss’. A tradition that has been passed through generations is
now a hugely popular event for tourists and residents alike. The two Osses from opposing stables are led
by procession through the town, with singing and dancing before meeting each
other late in the evening. They then return to their respective stables and the
night continues with much merriment!
May Half Term
There is always plenty to do in Cornwall during the spring
half term. This year half term falls during the late bank holiday, running into
the first week of June. With the potential for warm weather and beach days make
sure you pick a few favourite things to do. Visit the Eden Project or National
Trust property, take in the coast path or simply spend the day at the beach.
Fal River Festival
Community festival with many events happening along the
banks of the river Fal and the town of Falmouth itself. Well worth checking out
if you are on holiday in Cornwall.
Bank holidays provide the perfect opportunity for a short
break in Cornwall. Take advantage of the extra day off to travel to the seaside
and head home on Monday after a long weekend away. Cornwall is always busy over
the bank holidays and this is especially so during the bank holidays at the
start and end of May.