A few of our favourite things in Cornwall in July

As the sun starts to make more of a frequent appearance in Cornwall and local businesses adjust and pivot to this new way of being, we thought we would share the love for a few of our favourite local shops and places to visit this month.

Mr Pineapple’s Drive Cinema

Brand new for this summer is Mr Pineapple’s Drive in Cinema, with nine cult films, fabulous food and live music throughout July and August. With the likes of Dough Selecta, Kern of Kernow, El Huichol and From This Day Shakes, prepare for an evening to remember with delicious food to boot. Grab yourself a ticket now before they sell out.

Da Bara Bakery

Just up the road from Trevessa is the fabulous Da Bara Bakery, full to the brim with bakery delights and goodies and fab coffee. And, the best news is that even if you can’t make it to Cornwall this year, they now send their famous cinnamon buns and bread by post across the UK.

Nancarrow Farm Lobster Nights, Farm Picnics and more

The amazing team at Nancarrow Farm have launched a series of Farm Picnics, Lobster Nights and Farm Suppers over the coming weeks. The food is always divine and the surroundings are just idyllic. But hurry, as their events sell out super quick.

EW Wines

Very close to Da Bara Bakery, Ellis Wharton Wines are an independent wine merchant with the most fantastic selection of wines, spirits, ciders and mixers. So whatever your favourite tipple, they will be sure to have something to wet your whistle.

Jam Jar Cafe

The first Jam Jar Cafe started out on Broad Street in Newquay, and the lovely Jess has now expanded to Crantock with the Jam Jar Kitchen, a new alfresco pizzeria. Pop along for wood-fired pizzas, amazing cakes and much more.

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens

One of our favourite gardens in Cornwall, the glorious Tremenheere Sculpture gardens have re-opened. Go on a sculpture treasure hunt and soak up the stunning views whilst you are there. Little ones will love all the different areas to explore whilst you can fill up your culture cup and visit the cafe and gallery whilst you’re there.

Alice in Scandiland Shop

Alice’s shop is a veritable treasure trove of interior delights and lifestyle loveliness, it is very rare that we can resist visiting her Lostwithiel shop or her online store without buying something! Much of the artwork and other beautiful trinkets in the house come from Alice’s shop. Be sure to check out her opening times on her instagram and in the meantime, head to her online shop for a browse.

Prawn on the Lawn Pop-Up at Trerethern Farm

The fantastic seafood restaurant and fishmongers has just relocated to Trerethern farm for the summer. The freshest seafood and friendliest service, it’s a real treat. The fishmongers are open in Padstow.

Lakin and Boone

Another amazing independent shop, this time in Truro, is the family and lifestyle store Lakin and Boone. Located in the Lemon Street Market, they have a wealth of goodies and gifts for all. We love the gorgeous selection of toys and books. You can book an appointment to shop, check their instagram and facebook for the latest opening hours.

Potager Garden

Another one of Cornwall’s botanical delights is the Potager Garden, a truly beautiful haven that was brought back from years of neglect to become a little slice of heaven, with beautiful surroundings and an amazing cafe. Make sure to book a slot and check their opening times.

Things to do in February in Cornwall

Half-term ideas

With the tail end of Storm Ciara heading out of Cornwall, we’re taking a breather in between this wild and windy weather to look at all the amazing things to do in Cornwall during half term next week! From the beautiful Radical Botany art exhibition at the Eden Project, through to the Love Nature week of wildlife fun at the Lost Gardens of Heligan, there is something for everyone.

Superhero Wildlife Quiz

Head to Paradise Park near Hayle during half-term to find out who can fly underwater, which animals can juggle and many more superhero animals.

Tate Create: Toy Circus

Let your imagination and creatitivity loose in this wonderful Naum Gabo inspired workshop at the Tate St Ives. Take your creations away with you or stay and play with your newly made toys.

Rooms Designed for a Woman | A film by Emily Speed

Also showing at the Tate is a fabulous film and installation by Emily Speed, exploring and reflecting upon the fact that buildings have traditionally been built for men.

Love Nature at The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Immerse yourself and your senses in The Lost Garden of Heligan’s wonderful Love Nature week. From sensory trails to wildlife spotting activities, find out about the biodiversity of huge array of wildlife inhabitants at Heligan.

Brilliant Birds Trail at Lanhydrock

Can you tell a sparrow from a swallow? Do you know what the best time of day to hear a bird call is? And what on earth do owls eat? Pop along to the Brilliant Birds trail around the Lanhydrock garden this February half-term to find out.

Potager Garden Feast Night

Join the team at Potager Garden for a wonderful three course Japanese feast on 28th February, but hurry there’s only a few tickets left.

Watchful Mary Open Air Pizza & Sprout Spoken Event

Head to Watchful Mary’s on Watergate Bay for their Open Air Pizza, keep an eye on their Instagram for further details. Also taking place at Watchful Mary’s on 27 February is Sprout Spoken, an open mic night of poetry and storytelling.

Nature Bugs Half Term Special at Potager Garden

Join the amazing Nature Bugs at Potager Garden for a half term special making seed bombs and other fantastic spring crafts. Make sure you book in advance.

Things to do in January in Cornwall

As we emerge from the depths of Christmas, take down our decorations and look to the year ahead, we’ve put together a little list of the not to be missed events and things to do in Cornwall this month. From ice-skating at the Eden Project to visiting Falmouth Art Gallery for their newest exhibition, here’s some hints and tips of what to do in Cornwall this month.

Images: Falmouth Art Gallery, Eden Project, Cornwall Wildlife Trust

Eden Project Ice-Skating

The Christmas spirit doesn’t need to disappear once the decorations have been taken down, in fact you can still experience the delight and joy of a winter wonderland at the Eden Project as the Ice Rink is still in place until 23rd February.

A Sharp Pencil

Pop along to the Falmouth Art Gallery to visit an exhibition of A Sharp Pencil, inspired by the works of Patrick Woodroffe, it is a celebration of all forms of drawing. The exhibition will run from 25 January – 21 March.

Unbounded at the Eden Project

Showcasing the work of 15 artists who are either working in or deeply connected to Cornwall, Unbounded is a contemporary art exhibition exploring the multiple and diverse layers of Cornwall’s social and environmental landscapes. Catch it now until 26th January

The Healing Light Festival

Head to Heartlands from 25 – 26 January for the Healing Light Festival, a two day showcase for Cornish based therapists, including healing, reiki, herbal medicine, no hands massage, bach flower remedies, hopi ear candles, sound healing, crystal healing, reflexology, psychotherapy, and many more.

Celebrating Work and Play Exhibition

Delving into the archives of Penlee House’s photographic collection, this exhibition brings together 130 photographs of people at work and play. A delightful snapshot into the everyday, ordinary moments.

Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow-Trail at Cardinham Woods

Take your little ones on an adventure into Cardinham Woods to help Shaun the Sheep find Lu-La the lost alien get home. Download the free app before you go and pick up a trail pack whilst your there.

Wildlife Watch

Pop along to the wonderful Five Acres Reserve to join the Wildlife Watch team and the fantastic Prickles and Paws hedgehog rescue team to learn all about hedgehogs on Saturday 18 January.