SIX THINGS TO DO IN JUNE
Teddy Bear picnics, the great outdoors and Bodmin railway are just a few of the things going on in June in Cornwall
June is here - and we've picked six things for you to do this month...
HERITAGE TRANSPORT FESTIVAL
A display of classic rail and road transport including steam and heritage diesel locomotives, buses, cars and traction engines. There are also other relevant displays, fairground rides and attractions for the whole family.
When: 14 and 15 June
Where: Bodmin and Wenford Railway, Bodmin
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There is so much to do here for the whole family: see the birds in their aviaries, including many varieties of parrot and the Cornish chough, colourful flamingos and penguins; watch the free flying shows with birds of prey and owls; meet rabbits, guinea pigs, mini donkeys and pygmy goats at the fun farm; have a ride on the Jungle Express Train; and enjoy the refreshments at the Otter Pool Café, whilst the cheeky otters play just outside the window. This year there’s a new attraction at the park – a Dinosaur Quiz Trail which encourages you to go on your own dinosaur expedition around the grounds.
When: Every day from 10am
Where: Paradise Park, Hayle
DISCOVER ANCIENT PENWITH
It’s difficult to go far in West Cornwall without coming across remains of ancient history: there are standing stones, stone circles, holy wells, Celtic crosses, quoits, tombs, hill forts and fogous everywhere. Look at a map and see how many there are. Some, such as Chysauster Village, Carn Euny and Tregiffian Burial Chamber, are looked after by English Heritage, many have information plaques, and all are a fascinating journey into the distant past.
When: All year
Where: Across West Cornwall
HELSTON FARMERS’ MARKET
Now in its sixth year, Helston Farmers’ Market is held on the first Saturday of every month. One of the largest farmers’ markets in Cornwall, it boasts over 30 stalls selling a wide variety of food and drink from local suppliers. It is organised by South Kerrier Alliance CIC and there is free parking available at the Penrose Amenity.
When: 7 June 9.30am to 1.30pm
Where: The Old Cattle Market
These 45-minute dance and movement sessions are recommended for children aged 2 to 4. Organised by Cscape, they harness the children’s creativity and imagination and are highly energetic, so make sure they come in comfortable clothes that are easy to boogie in! Children must be accompanied by an adult, with no more than two children per adult and two adults per child.
When: 6, 13, 20 and 27 June
Where: Hall for Cornwall
CORNWALL SUMMER BEAR FAIR
Hundreds of teddies, new and old, antique and designer, as well as a teddy bear hospital, bear-making materials, demonstrations and competitions. This year the Fair is run in support of the charity AnimalsAsia, raising funds to aid Moon Bear Rescue and to end bear faming across Asia.
When: 22 June
Where: The Community Centre, Lostwithiel