What’s on this weekend: Go by bus!

What’s on this weekend: Go by bus!

Attractions across Cornwall have their summer events in full swing!

With the roads getting busier, why not take the scenic route and get there by bus:

Newquay Zoo:

Discover new and unusual species and learn more about the Zoo’s creatures via keeper talks and fun, free interactive activities. Enjoy animal talks and get up close to some of the wonders of the natural world. There are lots of outdoor play areas to let off steam. For best prices book online www.newquayzoo.org.uk and check out the mesmerising meerkat webcam.

Paradise Park

Paradise Park, Hayle, celebrates its 50th year in 2023! Save £2pp off entry with code BLACKBIRD this half-term with lots of family fun activities. See the super cute new otters Pippin & Katarni, twice daily penguin colony feeding, and the amazing flying displays including the ‘Eagles of Paradise’ and the ‘Free Flying Bird Show’. Plus, at 1.30pm each day don’t miss the fantastic Lorikeet feeding experience! Please note all events are weather permitting. Visit www.paradisepark.org.uk to book and for more information.

National Maritime Museum Cornwall – See A Pirates Life for Me! Enjoy Illyria’s brand-new interactive theatre show at the National Maritime Museum this summer. Read more here: www.nmmc.co.uk

Minack Theatre (open-air), Porthcurno, minack.com 01736 810181 14 to 18 May: Bash Street Theatre’s The Battling Butlers, see above. 29, 31 May 2 Jun 4pm: The Piskie in the Garden, A mixture of puppets, music, and wonderful storytelling; John Brolly’s new one-man show is full of mischief and fairy magic.
29 May to 2 Jun: Kipps the New Half a Sixpence Musical, an infectious, joyous journey, filled with musical favourites; perfect for all the family. 7 & 8, 11 to 15 & 18 to 22 Jun: Calvino Nights inspired by Italo Calvino’s folktales; fire, feast and fun-filled fiasco! age 8+

Participate in Rasheed Araeen’s endlessly changing sculpture at Tate St Ives

This summer, Zero to Infinity will transform our Turbine Hall and you are invited to take part. What started as 400 cubes set out in a square is now an ever-changing structure.

Instead of looking at the sculpture, Araeen invites you to take it apart and make something new. Touch, move, shift, stack and balance the cubes, exploring ideas of symmetry, shape, and geometry.

Up on the bridge, take part in a range of family-friendly activities inspired by Zero to Infinity and learn more about the artist. Get creative and explore topics like symmetry, geometry and infinity. Through playing, handling, adding, and taking away, see these ideas take form.

See where where you can travel with First’s Adventures By Bus, here:

Read about all there is to get up to in the Blackbird Pie Magazine, here: