A few of our favourite things in September

The Cornish weather has certainly shown its wild side these past few weeks and although the summer sun has started to retreat and the leaves have begun to turn, there’s still a wealth of things to do and enjoy in Cornwall this month.

A Different Way of Seeing

At the Falmouth Art Gallery there is a wonderful exhibition called A Different Way of Seeing that explores the notion that everyone experiences art differently. 

Open Studios Cornwall

Over this week 29th August – 6th September, over 200 studios across Cornwall will open their doors with special social distancing measures in place. From painters to potters, from illustrators to textile artists, you can take a peek behind the studio doors of an array of artists and makers across Cornwall. 

Hippo Campus | Where we learn

This exhibition explores where, how and from whom we learn. Bringing together a range of artists and spanning many mediums it looks at alternative learning, unschooling and much more. The exhibition runs until 19th September at the Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange. 

Royal Cornwall Museum

The Royal Cornwall Museum will be reopening from 12th September, full to brim with treasures from Cornish history and showcases Cornish life and culture across the years. It’s a lovely little museum with a fab cafe and art shop next door.

Jubilee Pool 

The first geothermal lido has opened at the Jubilee Pool down in Penzance and we simply cannot wait to go and try it. Heated to 35 degrees by its own geothermal well. Make sure you check online for opening times and book your spot.

A few of our favourite things in August

As everyone across the country adjusts to this different way of living, shopping locally and supporting small businesses has never been so important. Here’s our monthly round-up for some local attractions and some of our favourite places to visit in Cornwall for August.

Minack Theatre

One of my fondest childhood memories of living in Cornwall is going to the Minack Theatre, cut out of the cliffs and with the sea as a backdrop, it is an unbelievable experience. The Theatre has reopened but make sure you plan and book your visit. There are a number of events that they are running over the summer, including Storytelling Sessions for little ones and a number of theatrical productions.

St Michael’s Mount

Rising from the horizon, St Michael’s Mount is an iconic Cornish attraction. A family home for centuries, it is an island of myths and legends and a fun day out for all the family. You will need to pre-book your visit and time it with the tide.

Trebah Gardens

Trebah Gardens have now reopened, the magical botanical gardens are a real treat. From Rhododendron Valley to Koi Pool, from the Bamboozle Maze to Hydrangea Valley, the gardens are a beautiful sub-tropical paradise. Be sure to book your tickets.

New Yard Restaurant 

Located on the Trelowarren Estate, New Yard Restaurant offers a fantastic dining experience, with creative and innovative menus and the warmest reception in beautiful surroundings. Over the summer they are offering evening meals, make sure you book your spot in advance.

Street food on the beach 

A fantastic pop-up venue in Newquay, the Boathouse is open everyday with a selection of food trucks and vendors. So whether you want a waffle or some beautiful bundt cakes, mexican or pizza. Be sure to check out their facebook page for the latest line-ups and menus. 

National Maritime Museum

The National Maritime Museum has now reopened in Falmouth and their current exhibition Monsters of the Deep explores the myths, legends and stories of the deepest depths of the ocean. All visits should be pre-booked and you can book your slot online.

Rogue Theatre Wonder Walks

The award-winning Cornish Theatre Company, Rogue Theatre returns this summer to Tehidy Woods, North Cliff with a fantastic new immersive theatrical experience. Wonder Walks will lead you on a wild trail through the woods with a series of wonderful stories and magical happenings on the way. Don’t miss out on this amazing experience and pre-book your ticket now.