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Reasons to visit Cornwall in 2018

By Pentewan Sands on the January 10th, 2018 in Camping, Caravan, Cornwall, Activities, Holidays, Events

Reasons to visit Cornwall in 2018

We could spend all day telling you why you should visit Cornwall (it’s our specialist subject!) but what has 2018 got in store specifically? Well, it’s certainly shaping up to be a goodie.

There’s an impressive events line-up

If the annual events calendar wasn’t enough (Porthleven Food Festival, Fowey Regatta Week and Port Eliot Festival to name a few) 2018 will bid a welcome return to some old favourites that have been missed in recent years.

First up will be The Man Engine Resurrection Tour that kicks off across Cornwall at Easter. Revived from 2016, a 11.2-meter-tall mechanical puppet will once again roam across Cornwall in a celebration of mining history. Then in September, the World Bellyboard Championships will see vintage swimwear-clad folk flock to the shoreline of Chapel Porth in a nostalgic showcase of surfing heritage.

Poldark fever strikes again

How we’ve loved the first three series of Poldark with heartthrob Aiden Turner giving the beauty of Cornwall a run for its money. Series four is said to be hitting screens in early summer and we’re betting it will spark another wave of adoration for Cornwall’s mining heritage. We’re just a stone’s throw from some of the film locations, so see it on screen then come and visit for real. 

Good food is getting simple and even more delicious

Getting dressed up to nines and enjoying the fine dining treats of a top restaurant has its time and place but when you’re camping it’s all about keeping things simple. The growing trend for authentic, laid-back cooking is right up our street so we’re loving all the small, pack-a-punch food-on-wheels ventures popping up and making our yummy patch of Cornwall even more delicious.

You’ve got to experience the vintage charm of The Thirstea Co which serves pasties and cakes from a super cute van named ‘Earl’ on The Roseland, and there’s nothing quite like tucking into a wood fired pizza from Slice who luckily for us pull up in nearby Charlestown every Tuesday evening. We’re predicting (praying!) that more of these small and perfectly formed mobile eateries are heading our way in 2018 and we can’t wait.

New exhibitions coming our way

June and July will see an epic theatrical experience pop-up in Bodmin to transport visitors back to the action of the First World War. The Trench, born from an exciting partnership between Cornwall’s Regimental Museum and Collective Arts, will follow in the brave footsteps of men from Bodmin who fought in war. Upon enlisting at The Keep you will take an all-encompassing journey on the steam train to the trenches on the Lanhydrock Estate before concluding your experience at the Regimental Museum where you will learn your fate. Will you be one of the survivors?

The Titantic will also enjoy a turn in the spotlight in 2018 as the headline exhibition at the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth. Head there from March to see artefacts never seen before in the UK, hear stories from the momentous sinking and see a full-size reconstruction of Lifeboat 13.

This is your year to visit Cornwall. Join us for the fun and book your 2018 holiday at Heligan Caravan and Camping Park.

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