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What’s on in Cornwall this April

Spring is finally here, and with it, events and activities are springing up all over the county. 

It’s time to put away the knitwear, dust off those winter cobwebs and jump into a (hopefully) sunnier season. Here is our hot list of things to do in Cornwall this April. 

pirates exhibition
📷 : National Maritime Museum


Where: National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth 

Cornwall is famous for its links to piracy, but how much do you actually know about the swashbuckling rogues of the 18th century? 

This multimedia exhibition takes you on a journey from Treasure Island, to a meeting with the man behind Long John Silver and a dance with Horatio Pugwash, before discovering the dark world of the real pirates of the Caribbean. Discover how popular culture has shaped the way we think of pirates today and dive beneath the surface to unearth the harsh and terrifying truth.

Discover more here.

the Greenbank hotel drinks on us

Throughout April: Hot drinks are on us at The Water’s Edge

Where: Water’s Edge restaurant at The Greenbank, Falmouth

Searching for a springtime pick-me-up? Join us at our Water’s Edge restaurant in Falmouth every Monday to Saturday lunchtime this April. Enjoy two courses for £19 and we’ll treat you to a warming pot of tea or coffee of your choice. 

Delve into dishes such as a smoked haddock fish cake with poached egg and hollandaise, confit pork belly with pancetta rosti, and dark chocolate hazelnut mousse with chocolate sponge and banana ice cream.

Tempted? Book your spot here.

children's theatre
📷 : Cousin Jacks Theatre

1st-16th April: Percy’s Big Top theatre show

Where: Tremenheere Sculpture Garden, near Penzance

Looking for something to do with the kids this Easter half term? Theatre company, Cousin Jack’s, has just the thing. This high-energy family theatre follows Percy’s tall tale of ups and downs as a world-famous tightrope walker. Designed to be enjoyed by adults and children of all ages, get your tickets before they sell out.

Book your ticket here. 

st endellion

📷 : St Endellion

8th-16th April 2023: St. Endellion Easter Festival

Where: St Endellion, near Wadebridge

If classical music is more to your taste, then you won’t want to miss out on this annual Easter festival in St Endellion. In its 50th year, highlights of this year’s festival include two performances of Elgar’s epic Dream of Gerontius, intimate chamber music concerts and cosy candlelit late-night concerts in the grand setting of this historic church. 

Find out more.

view from the water's edge


Where: Water’s Edge restaurant at The Greenbank, Falmouth

Whether or not you’ve given up anything for Lent, Easter Sunday is the perfect excuse for feasting. Join us at the scenic Water’s Edge on Sunday 9th April for three courses of award-winning Cornish cuisine with the panoramic views of the River Fal as your backdrop. 

For £38 per person, enjoy dishes such as warm Cornish crab tart, slow cooked shoulder of spring lamb, and hot Bramley apple upside down cake with Cornish clotted ice cream. 

There aren’t many tables left, so book yours now to avoid missing out.


📷 : LDN Wrestling


Where: Princess Pavilion, Falmouth

Back by popular demand after a sellout show last year, the Princess Pavilion in Falmouth will once again host this death-defying wrestling show. 

Expect to be on the edge of your seat, as these wrestling stars take part in action-packed matches for the whole family to enjoy. This year’s show will see top wrestling stars from the world’s leading federations battling it out for the prestigious Heavyweight Championship.

Tickets are expected to sell out, so get yours early to avoid disappointment! 

Book your ticket here.

porthleven food festival
📷 : Porthleven Food Festival

21st-23rd April: Porthleven Food Festival

Where: Porthleven, near Helston

The food festival season in Cornwall kicks off with this fabulous food fiesta in one of Cornwall’s most picturesque towns. 

This award-winning festival attracts crowds from near and far every year due to its scenic location, eclectic entertainment and selection of over 150 exhibitors. From street food to seafood, visitors will be able to browse the stalls and watch workshops and demos from top chefs including Jude Kereama, Olivia Barry and Antony Worrall Thompson. 

Entry is free but tickets must be bought for the evening sessions. 

winter mountain

📷 : Winter Mountain

29th April: Winter Mountain at AMATA

Where: AMATA, Penryn 

Fans of Americana and folk music are in for a treat this April, as the talented singer-songwriter Joe Francis (known as Winter Mountain) comes to AMATA in Penryn. 

The Cornish multi-instrumentalist has released two successful albums, with a third on the way, and toured with Seth Lakeman, Seal, Guy Garvey of Elbow, Richard Thompson, Patty Griffin, Rosanne Cash, The Feeling, Ben Ottewell of Gomez and many more

You can also catch Winter Mountain playing at The Greenbank’s marquee for our annual Dragon Boat Race from 5pm on 29th July. 

Book your ticket here.

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