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What’s On In Cornwall This August 2020

After a dormant few months, Cornwall is awake and raring to go, with lots of lovely summer events this August.

Monsters of the Deep


27th July - 31st August


National Maritime Museum, Falmouth

Where: 25 minute drive from The Alverton

During lockdown, The National Maritime Museum’s newest visitors were hibernating, awaiting the reopening. Now the museum is ready to show off their immersive exhibition – Monsters of the Deep.

Delve deep into the murky secrets of the ocean and discover creatures that dwell in the dark depths. Discover scientific facts behind these legendary and mythical beings, listen to tales, folklore and conspiracy theories, ponder fact from fiction and enjoy eye-opening displays for all the family.

Fast Boat Tours with August Rock Adventures


1st August - 26th September


Helford Passage

Where: 30 minute drive from The Alverton

Sometimes there’s no better way to explore Cornwall than taking to the sea. August Rock Adventures offer adrenaline-rush boat tours on their speedy RIB with high speed blasts around Falmouth Bay.

Make a splash during your visit to Cornwall, embrace the sea salt spray and take in incredible views of The Helford as you zoom across the river. If you’re after something slightly slower paced, the boating experts will take you on a leisurely tour of Port Navas, Frenchman’s Creek and other hidden beauty spots around The Helford.

The Paulos Circus Drive-In Show


1st - 31st August



Where: 25 minute drive from The Alverton

The county’s first ever drive-in circus show is coming to Cornwall! Travel back in time to the 80s, when drive-ins were all the rage, and revel in the magic of the circus from the safety of your own car. We could all do with a bit of magic right now!

Piers, Ports and Quays Exhibition


1st August - 12th September


Falmouth Art Gallery

Where: 25 minute drive from The Alverton

Beautifully painted boats, serene coastal landscapes and thought-provoking portraits, Falmouth Art Gallery’s latest exhibition is all about Cornwall’s sea-faring culture. Focusing mainly on scenes in Falmouth, escape the stress of everyday life and immerse yourself in some gorgeous artwork.

Storytelling - The Sea Show by Squashbox Theatre


3rd - 31st August


The Minnack Theatre

Where: 1 hour drive from The Alverton

Looking for some outdoor entertainment in the Cornish sunshine? Squashbox Theatre are bringing their family-friendly storytelling series to the breathtaking Minnack Theatre. And the theme couldn’t be more fitting, given the open-air theatre’s location carved into the rugged coastline overlooking Porthcurno Beach and Logan Rock. Featuring a cast of whimsical puppet characters and sing-a-long tunes, a Squashbox performance is guaranteed to get the whole family involved.

Drive-In Cult Cinema


4th, 5th, 6th, 25th, 26th and 27th August


Hendra Croft Farm, Newquay

Where: 20 minute drive from The Alverton

Fans of cult classics, this one’s for you! Hendra Croft Farm in Newquay are hosting the ultimate cult film events with a twist. The drive-in cult cinema has everything you could want for a great evening of food, music and film.

Expect live music upon arrival, lots of festival favourites served by Cornish street food vendors and screenings of cult classics including Pulp Fiction, The Big Lebowski and Mad Max Fury Road. With some film choices yet to be confirmed, you can even nominate your favourite to be shown.

Perranporth Craft and Vegan Market


6th, 13th, 20th and 27th August


Perranporth Memorial Hall

Where: 20 minute drive from The Alverton

The weekly craft and vegan market at Perranporth is back! Every Thursday from 9:30am – 4:30pm, browse handmade products from local residents and businesses, from mosaics, jewellery, shoes and purses to vegan dog treats, skincare and jams. With plenty of COVID-19 procedures in place, including arrows on the floor and hand sanitisers, social distancing will be simple to follow at the summer stalls.

Tim's Anniversary Summer Tour


8th August


The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Where: 30 minute drive from The Alverton

Join Tim, one of the discoverers of the Lost Gardens of Heligan back in 1990, for an exclusive tour. Listen to the tales of the restoration first-hand from Tim, as he shares his ambitions and successes over the past 30 years. Ask questions and experience the gardens with this very personal tour.

Summer Garden Sessions


14th and 28th August


The Alverton Hotel

Where: on our sunny outdoor terrace

A garden party on the terrace with live music, two for £10 cocktails and al fresco dining. Our Summer Garden Sessions are back! This year they’re ticketed at £15 per person which includes a seated area outside, live music from a local musician and a cocktail on arrival. Find out more and buy your tickets here.

Open Studios Cornwall 2020


29th August - 6th September


All over Cornwall

Where: various locations around Cornwall

Over 250 artists, designers and makers will share their studio spaces, their stories and omnipresent originality in a safe and socially-distanced celebration of artistic practice at the Open Studios Cornwall 2020 event.

Talented creatives are inviting you to guided tours to discover new artistic practices, masterpieces and techniques. Painters, printmakers, potters, textile designers, sculptors and illustrators are just some of the creatives involved in this year’s slightly different Open Studios event.

Discover new favourites, discuss works of art in depth and purchase those one-off pieces perfect for your home. The Open Studios Cornwall website will also have lots of interactive content if you aren’t able to leave the comfort of your home, so you can virtually enjoy the tours and experiences without having to move a muscle! Find out which artists are involved here.

Stay with us this Summer

All rooms £120

Every room in our hotel (even the courtyard suites!) are £120 per night including breakfast. Our special summer offer is only available when you book direct with us by calling 01872 276633.


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