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Things to do in Cornwall this November

Bonfire Night, a blues, rhythm and rock festival, and the build up to the festive season! There’s plenty to keep you busy in Cornwall this month.

Big Doggy Day Out Christmas Festival

When

2nd November

Where

Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge

35 minute drive from The Alverton

Humans aren’t the only ones who can enjoy the festive season. Get your pooch feeling merry at the Big Doggy Day Out Christmas Festival in Wadebridge. A huge range of stalls will be selling the perfect gifts to get those tails wagging. Once the shopping is sorted, let your four-legged companions loose on the Christmas games, including a snowball run and the Santa Paws Grotto. Make sure you book your tickets to avoid any disappointed puppy dog eyes!

Port Eliot Bonfire Night and Fireworks

When

5th November

Where

Port Eliot Estate, Saltash

1 hour drive from The Alverton

Celebrate bonfire night with a bang at Port Eliot Estate’s third bonfire and fireworks display. With two separate firework displays (a quieter children’s display at 5:30pm and the main show at 8:30pm), and a brilliant bonfire lighting at 6:30pm, this event is perfect for the whole family to enjoy.

Eden Sleep Out

When

7th November

Where

The Eden Project, St Austell

35 minute drive from The Alverton

Sleep Out is a nationwide event organised by the charity ‘End Youth Homelessness’ (EYH). This November, for the fifth year running, the Eden Project will be hosting a Sleep Out event, where volunteers are invited to spend a night sleeping outside the biomes. The aim is to raise as much money and awareness as possible for the 86,000 young people in the country who experience sleeping rough and homelessness.

📷: The Eden Project

Gatsby's Gamble

When

7th November

Where

The Greenbank Hotel, Falmouth

25 minute drive from The Alverton

Take a trip back in time to the roaring 1920s at a glamourous night to remember. The Greenbank Hotel in Falmouth are hosting a Gatsby-esque immersive dining experience. Join Jay Gatsby and his friends at an elaborate three-course dinner inspired by the Jazz Age, which is set to take a dramatic turn later on in the evening. You will be tasked with the challenge of cracking the clues at this whodunit event. If you love a good murder mystery, you definitely don’t want to miss out.

Bude Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival

When

8th - 10th November

Where

Penstowe Manor, Bude

1 hour 20 minute drive from The Alverton

An autumn festival in Cornwall for fans of the blues and rock music scene. Head to Bude in North Cornwall and rock out to an exciting line-up of local bands and musicians at Penstowe Manor Resort.

📷: Bude Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival

Remembrance Sunday

When

10th November

Where

Truro Cathedral, Truro

15 minute walk from The Alverton

On 10th November, the Royal British Legion Service of Remembrance will be held at Truro Cathedral at 3:15pm. Pay tribute to the service men and women who have, and continue to, sacrifice their lives for the good of our country, on this nationwide day of respect.

Cornish Winter Fair

When

16th November

Where

Royal Cornwall Events Centre, Wadebridge

35 minute drive from The Alverton

Embrace the best of Cornwall at the Cornish Winter Fair. Held indoors at the Royal Cornwall Events Centre, expect farm animals, interactive farming activities, and an array of Cornish food, drink and craft stalls. The perfect place to find unique gifts for Christmas, this family-friendly and free event runs from 10am-5pm.

 

📷: South West Farmer

The Elves and the Shoemaker Puppet Show

When

17th November

Where

The Old Library, Bodmin

40 minute drive from The Alverton

Join in the festive fun with Above Bounds Theatre this November. The Old Library in Bodmin will have some mystical creatures visiting, as the little green elves get to work to help the shoemaker in this heart-warming Christmas classic.

📷: The List

Truro City of Lights

When

20th November

Where

Truro

10 minute walk from The Alverton

Truro City of Lights marks the beginning of the seasonal festivities throughout the city. Every year, the streets are filled with hand-crafted lanterns in all shapes and sizes in this winter light parade. Starting at 7pm, get the hats, scarves and coats ready to wrap up warm and enjoy Truro illuminated by lights and festive cheer.

 

📷: City of Lights

The Father Christmas Parade

When

27th November

Where

Truro

10 minute walk from The Alverton

Ho ho Truro! Santa Claus is coming to town on the 27th November, with his reindeer in tow, to sprinkle some Christmas cheer through the city. Bring your little ones along to late night shopping, introduce them to the big guy, and soak up the merry atmosphere with Christmas lights, hot chocolates, or even a cheeky mulled wine.

Winter Festival: Junk-er-actions

When

30th November

Where

Tate Museum, St Ives

1 hour drive from The Alverton

Special talks, family-friendly activities and performances from local choirs can be expected at Tate’s Winter Festival this November. Listen to the carollers, get creative and even make your own Christmas ‘junk-er-rations’ out of recycled materials.

Flambard's Christmas Fayre

When

30th November - 1st December

Where

Helston

45 minute drive from The Alverton

Get your Christmas shopping underway at the Flambards’ Christmas Fayre. Held over the last weekend of November, revel in the festive cheer, wander through the Victorian village, and choose from delightful hand-crafted gifts and Cornish produce. Time it right, and you may even get to meet Mr Claus!

📷: Flambards

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