What’s on in Cornwall this April
Music, local food and springtime blooms are set to flood Cornwall this April. And with warmer days on the horizon, there’s even more reason to set out and explore everything our region has to offer. To make the most of the longer days fast approaching, we’ve put together our top picks of notable events happening across Cornwall next month.
2ND April, Spring Flower Show, The Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge
Where: 50 minute drive from The Greenbank
Described by The Telegraph as “the most highly regarded spring show in the country”, don’t miss out on this annual spectacle. From charismatic carnations to perfect peonies, the Spring Flower Show will be an array of colours. Not only will the showground be filled with springtime blooms, but there’s also a chance to take part in botanical illustration courses as well as talks, and demonstrations in all things horticulture. If you’ve got green fingers, then this event will be perfect for you – discover the schedule here.
2nd & 3RD April: ENYS ANTIQUE FAIR, ENYS HOUSE, PENRYN
Where: 11 minute drive from The Greenbank
Transport yourself to the 18th Century, where a trove of treasure awaits. Enys Antique Fair takes place in the historic grounds that are sheltered by Enys house. Constructed within the 1800s, the setting is sure to make the event even more magical. Delve through antiques from the 18th – 20th century, contemporary art, home décor and so much more. Whether you’re a novice or an antiquing veteran, you’ll be sure to expand your knowledge and fall in love with the offerings. More information can be found here.
5TH & 6TH April: A Kiss that Missed, Minack Theatre, Penzance
Where: 1 hour drive from The Greenbank
Head to the most scenic theatre in the South-West to enjoy a retelling of a storybook classic this half-term. The Minack Theatre are putting on their very own play this month, which is sure to be fun for all the family. Join storyteller John Brolly and become enchanted by this classic retelling from David Melling’s delightful series of Knighly Tales. With great storytelling, laughter and even some new songs, what’s not to love? Discover more here.
8TH – 9TH April: Wanderfal, multiple venues across Falmouth
Where: 15 minute walk from The Greenbank
WANDERFAL is a two-day arts festival fuelled with grassroot artists, collaborating across our town of Falmouth. Creative energy echoing from end to end, buskers and stages will be set up at the Princess Pavilion, Underland Bar in The Old Brewery Yard and The Cornish Bank. Venues are ensured to exude colourful artistic exhibitions. The WANDERFAL Festival is the first of its kind in Falmouth and originators The Cornish Bank hope to make it an annual thing. The celebration of grassroot artists is sure to be wonderful.
To find out more about this amazing event, click here.
22ND – 24TH April: Porthleven Food festival, Porthleven Harbour
Where: 30 minute drive from The Greenbank
At Porthleven Food Festival, expect to discover a harbour full of innovative cooking and all of Cornwall’s amazing producers and creatives. With a fantastic Chef’s Theatre and plenty of market traders and delicious food stalls on offer, you’re sure to get a real taste of what Cornish cuisine brings to the table. Porthleven is infamous for local ales and beer, so the festival is the perfect time to line your stomach. As well as flavour-packed food, you can expect to revel in local music performances – from dawn until dusk. Adults and children can enjoy a festival packed full of entertainment. This year there is no ticket charge, however, the organisers are asking for small donations to keep the festival and community running. You can find more information here.
THROUGHOUT April: FRIDAY COCKTAIL CLUB AT THE GREENBANK, FALMOUTH
Where: right on our doorstep
Kick-start your weekend the right way with an evening at the Water’s Edge. At our Cocktail Club, savour two for £10 cocktails whilst drinking in the views as your overlook the harbour. From local vodkas to hand-made infused gins and even alcohol-free spirits, our Head of Mixology, Holly, has put together a menu of tantalising tipples to help you awaken your senses from 5pm until late. Discover more here.
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14TH, 20TH & 21TH April: Tide Benow, Forest School for Girls, Scots Quay Falmouth
Where: 24 minute drive from The Greenbank
Tide Benow Forest School is dedicated to creating a nurturing space for girls aged between 8 – 12. Exploring Bosahan Woods in Constantine, the sessions are perfect for the Easter Holidays. It gives young girls time to explore nature and learn useful outdoor skills. Making fires, climbing trees, exploring, and foraging are just some of the activities on offer. This creative school aims to help young girls find their voice and build self–esteem, independence, and cooperation in a non-judgemental space. For any girls looking to embrace nature this Easter holidays, you can discover more here.
28TH April: Bobby’s Taste of Cornwall, Our Water’s Edge restaurant, Falmouth
Where: right on our doorstep
Head to the Water’s Edge on Thursday 28th April at 7pm to savour a truly unique and intimate dining experience. Our Head Chef Bobby has expertly crafted a tantalising six course menu that will both excite and indulge your taste buds. Fancy making a night of it? Discover how to do just that with our Taste of Cornwall Escape. This offer includes a stay in a luxury harbour view room, two tempting tipples, the tasting dinner, and a hearty breakfast. Discover more here.
29TH April: Sundowner Sessions, Our Water’s Edge lounge and bar, Falmouth
Where: right on our doorstep
Make your Friday plans even more special by joining us for our Sundowner Session in our harbourside bar and lounge. Next month, Tom Baker will be joining The Greenbank to play the most dreamy acoustic tunes inspired by folk and soul. From 7pm until 10pm, sip your tipples of choice while relaxing harbourside listening to the tunes of Cornwall’s finest homegrown talents. The Sundowner Sessions also coincide with The Cocktail Club which means two for £10 cocktails all evening. Friday plans don’t get better than that.
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