From steam power to circus skills: Don’t miss these festivals
There are some wonderful family friendly festivals taking place across Cornwall.
Read on to find out more:
18 to 20 Aug: The West of England Steam Engine Rally, Stithians Showground
There’s so much to do at the West of England Steam Engine Rally this weekend. The best way to take everything in is to take a trailer ride around the site, pulled by a full-size steam engine! Step back in time and get close to the wide range of full-size and miniature steam engines; discover vintage cars, military section, tractors, model and craft tent, heavy horses and more.
There will be children’s entertainment, face painting and live music, and from 10am to 5pm: a wide variety of ring events and displays around the showground. Families £25 (2 adults, 3 children) adult £10, child £2.50, under 5 free, book online www.weses.co.uk.
Cornwall Circus & performing arts camp 2023, Chyan Cultural Centre, near Penryn. 24 to 28 Aug:
Run away to the circus for a camping holiday with a difference! Big Top, top tutors, focused training with Swamp Circus and great vegetarian food, www.circokernow.co.uk 07775 857677 firstname.lastname@example.org
Geekfest at Heartlands August 24 – 8
Gear up for an unforgettable geek-themed festival! Immerse yourself in a world of wonder with cosplay competitions, Mechanical Dragons, e-sports, live-action roleplay, lightsabre training, and more. Treat your taste buds to delicious bubble tea. Experience thrilling action with safe and exhilarating laser tag and airsoft. Enjoy live music and delve into epic quests with tabletop games.
Find unique merchandise at traders. Immerse yourself in live-action roleplay, become the hero of your own story, and learn the ways of the Force at lightsabre training. Bring your family and let your inner geek shine! GeekfestCornwall.co.uk.
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