Cornwall

Book a break with West Country Holidays in Cornwall and you will discover the famously mild climate, gorgeous beaches, picturesque villages and top attractions of this unique area. It’s all about the sea in the far South West, and West Country Holidays offer parks, lodges and cottages near some of the region’s most popular resorts.

The beaches of South Cornwall are as perfect for lazy summer days as for invigorating winter walkes. In North Cornwall, surfers flock to catch the waves along the coast from Sennen to Newquay and Bude, and there are also miles of clean, sandy beaches. The spectacular coastlines of North and South Cornwall are great for walking too as is the Camel Trail, a disused railway line following the River Camel between Bodmin and Padstow.

Venture further inland and you’ll find an array of attractions within easy reach of all our accomodation in Cornwall including The Eden Project, and the Lost Gardens of Heligan plus plenty of thrills at Flambards and Dobwalls theme parks and a visit to King Arthur’s castle at Tintagel is a must!


Whats on in Cornwall?

5th - 8th July
Truro
Cornish Cricket Festival
Cornish Cricket Festival
For two days Truro Cricket Club hosts a celebration of top class cricket; two high-profile professional matches and a star studded sporting dinner with a variety of family activities and events.
6th - 8th July
Padstow
Padstow Vintage Rally
Padstow Vintage Rally
The Padstow Vintage Rally, inlcudes live entertainment on both Friday + Saturday night in the beer tent, a funfair,  and of course there are a vast variety of vintage + steam vehicles.
20th - 21st July
Penzance
Lafrowda Festival
Lafrowda Day, St Just
An annual event celebrating community arts with twelve hours of free entertainment to suit every taste, with street performers, stalls, refreshments, bouncy castles and three spectacular processions.
25th - 29th July
Penzance
Penzance Litery Festival
Penzance Literary Festival
Features talks on a wide range of subjects by best-selling writers, panel discussions on topics such as crime writing and writing for children and there’s a variety of workshops.
27th - 29th July
Bude
Leopallooza
Leopallooza Festival, Bude
Exciting independent music festival, described as the greatest house party in a field, consistently showcasing the vanguard of new bands and artists in the UK and beyond.
28th July - 3rd August
St Austell
Charlestown Regatta Week
Charlestown Regatta Week
A week of fun events for all the family including includes events such as the fun triathlon, raft races, donkey derby, live music and colourful carnival to raise funds for the local community.
28th July
Newquay
Electric Beach Festival
Electric Beach Festival | Watergate Bay | Cornwall
Hip hop legends De La Soul set to headline brand new beach festival on the golden sands of Watergate Bay, near Newquay.
3rd - 5th August
Penzance
Trereife Summer Festival
Trereife Summer Festival, Penzance
The highlight of this year’s Summer Festival is sure to be the arrival and spectacular landing of the Cornwall Air Ambulance helicopter.
8th - 12th August
Newquay
Boardmasters Surf, Skate + Music Festival
Relentless Boardmasters, Cornwall
Surf, skate + music festival situated across two legendary locations featuring the best in action sports including ASP World Tour Surfing and a laid back music festival.
12th - 18th August
Falmouth
 Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week
Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week
Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week has grown into the largest sailing regatta in the south west with more than 450 yachts racing over eight days, and a lively programme of shoreside events.
17th - 19th August
Truro
 West Of England Steam Rally
West Of England Steam Rally © Penny O’Keefe
Stunning showmen’s engines with their gleaming twisted brass, road rollers, ploughing engines, heavy haulage road locomotives and agricultural traction engines.
17th - 19th August
Penzance
 Cornwall Design Fair
Cornwall Design Fair, Trereife, Penzance, Cornwall
The Cornwall Design Fair returns to the glorious setting of Trereife House. The event is a true celebration of the quality and diversity of contemporary Cornish design. The Fair presents a wide range of contemporary design, with furniture, interior products, ceramics, glass, lighting, jewellery, textiles and fashion accessories for sale.
18th August
Bude
Bude Carnival
Bude Carnival 
The delightful annnual carnival procession through Bude. Money collected on the day is donated to local charities and organisations. Afternoon events are held in The Castle Grounds.
22nd August
St Austell
Sleeping Beauty at Heligan
The Lost Gardens of Heligan, St Austell, Cornwall
In 2012, Chapterhouse is performing in over 100 of Britain and Ireland’s most beautiful and idyllic garden settings, including the Lost Gardens of Heligan near St Austell, Cornwall on the 22nd August, at 7.00pm.
25th - 26th August
Saltash
Pentillie Festival of Speed
 Pentillie Festival of Speed, Saltash, Cornwall
A celebration of fine, historic and performance cars set in the spectacular setting of Pentillie Castle. A dramatic hill climb event where high perfomance cars of all eras and types compete against the clock.
25th August
Truro
Cornwall Pride
 Cornwall Pride
An annual celebration of diversity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Cornwall, their friends and families. A parade, live entertainment, stalls and food.
26th August
Penzance
Party in the Park at Trereife
 Party in the Park, Trereife, Penzance, Cornwall
This stunning venue is the setting for an annual music event. Party In The Park is all about Cornwall’s best bands performing in front of a capacity crowd, all under one roof. The event is being held under cover in marquees within the beautiful and historic grounds of Trereife Park.
27th August
Newlyn
 Newlyn Fish FestivalNewlyn Fish Festival Cornwall Celebrating all things fishy in Britain’s premier fishing port where you can satisfy your appetite with the best seafood you’re likely to find anywhere and help to raise money for the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen.
28th - 31st August
Bude
Bude Jazz 2012
Bude Jazz Festival
Bude has been involved in staging jazz festivals for 25 years and is renowned world-wide for its support for the music.