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Top ten things to do in Cornwall on Mothering Sunday weekend

By Jo_Wood  |  Posted: March 15, 2012

Pendennis Castle

Pendennis Castle

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At a loose end this Mothering Sunday weekend in Cornwall? Here are our tips on where to go and what to do in the county over the next few days.

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Friay 16th: Pendennis Castle

Enjoy an exclusive overnight stay at Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, on Friday 16th.

Sit down to supper, enjoy a twilight tour and ghost stories round the fire, before bedding down in the keep.

This unique experience, from 8pm until 10am the following day in the spectacular historical setting, includes breakfast.

Prices are adults £65, children £50; family £195. English Heritage members pay £55 for adults, £45 children and £170 for a family.

Booking is essential on 0870 3331183 or www.english-heritage.org.uk/pendennis


Friday 16th March, B-SIDE at Bunters, Truro

Look forward to an exceptional gig from the much-adored Rosie Vanier but also the incredible talents of Australia's hotly tipped Tom Waits-a-like Steve Smyth.

Free entry – over 18 – 8pm.

More information – www.facebook.com/bsideatbunters


Saturday 17t March at Towednack Community Hall at 7.30pm.

Trifle Gathering Productions bring Carn to Cove their new show ... direct from the other side.

A Curious Evening Of Trance And Rap With The Ogden Sisters is an original piece of work looking into the fascinating world of mediums and the origins of the Spiritualist movement.

Audience: Everyone 11+ 07136 794711.


Until March 19th: Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay

An exhibition chronicling a day in the life of a Cornish fisherman is currently on display at Newquay's Blue Reef Aquarium.

Shooting Pots is a photographic documentary of small-scale commercial fishing off the coast of North Cornwall.It is the work of Newquay photographer Chris Jones who is currently studying a photography course at Truro College.

For more information call 01637 878134 or visit www.bluereefaquarium.co.uk


Saturday March 19th The Acorn, Penzance

John Peel's Shed is inspired by Osborne's acclaimed debut novel Radio Head: Up And Down The Dial Of British Radio, which tells the story of what happened when he decided to listen to a different radio station every day, all day, for a month.

See www.theacornpenzance.com

Eating Out

Sunday March 20th: Hengar Manor, near Bodmin

The Manor is offering a mothering sunday roast lunch from £7.95, and all children eating will recieve a complimentary swim!

Days Out

Sunday March 20th, Trewithen Gardens, near Probus

The gardens are celebrating the arrival of spring, with 10% off garden items at their plant centre, and tea shop offering light lunches and hot drinks. www.threwithengaerdens.co.uk

Into next week:


From March 19th (to 25th), The Steele Gallery, The Poly, Falmouth

Michelle Anderson – Recent Works

Sculptural approach to Perran Wharf by Michelle Anderson.


Monday March 19th, Gylly Beach Cafe, Ruarri Joseph supported by Neil Halstead.

DJ support for the evening will come in the shape of local guys Mongolian Disco Show with tickets selling at £8.50.


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