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What’s On in Devon & Cornwall – August 2022

Are you visiting the Southwest next month? Here are a few things happening in Devon and Cornwall this August!

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???? 3rd – 29th August – Fireworks at Flambards – Flambards, Helston (1 hr 30 min drive from Crylla)

We are delighted to announce that our Firework Spectaculars will return this August – previously voted Best Attraction Event in the Southwest by ‘Day Out with the Kids.

Enjoy live music from a local band, rides open late and watch the sky light up above the park once the sun sets.

fun mix of rides, indoor attractions and entertainment makes it the perfect destination for an unforgettable family day out – open daily throughout July and August!

Plus, for those rainy days, take a walk-through history in Flambards’ award-winning undercover attractions.  Journey back in time to discover Britain in the Blitz, The War Gallery and Aviation Experience and an entire Victorian Village – all under one roof.

Book online to save 10% and to secure your preferred date.

Tickets may be purchased on the day of visit if there is still availability.


???? Friday 5th August – ‘Peter Pan’ Outdoor Theatre – Pentille Castle, St Mellion (9 min drive from Crylla)

Award-winning outdoor theatre company, Illyria, bring their fabulous open-air production of ‘Peter Pan’ to The Old Tennis lawn at Pentillie Castle, this summer.

Wendy Darling is certain she saw the face of a boy at her bedroom window 3 floors up – yet no-one believes her. So, who can blame her when she agrees to fly away to the idyllic Neverland with him? But is Neverland as perfect as it seems… or will the evil Captain Hook and his band of pirates capture Peter and rule all!

Running time (approx.): 1hr 40mins (including 20-minute interval). Suitable for: all ages 5+.

Tickets are £18 for adults, £10 for children (under 12) & family tickets are available for £50 (2 adults, 2 children).


???? 9th – 13th August – Gangsta Granny – Live on Stage! – Theatre Royal, Plymouth (25 min drive from Crylla)

It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing – staying with Granny! There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake and Ben knows one thing for sure – it’s going to be sooooooooo boring! But what Ben doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret – and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could ever imagine, as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his very own Gangsta Granny!

From the acclaimed producers of Billionaire Boy and Awful Auntie comes the award-winning West End production of this amazing story by David Walliams, the UK’s best-selling author for children.

Tickets from £13.


???? Sunday 14th August – Summer Rockpool Ramble – Hannafore Beach, Looe (26 min drive from Crylla)

Come and join local experts as we explore the rocky shore, finding lots of the amazing critters that live on it! Learn about starfish, crabs, fish, anemones, and lots more at this educational event that is guaranteed to satisfy the whole family!

Please come along with suitable footwear (no flip flops), sun cream and leave your nets at home as they can harm delicate rockpool creatures. Meet us below the coastguard station on Hannafore beach. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

This is a FREE event but donations to Looe Marine Conservation Group are welcome.


???? 20th – 21st August – Angry Salmon – Theatre Royal, Plymouth (25 min drive from Crylla)

Inspired by true stories, this funny and imaginative new musical is ‘The Little Mermaid’ meets ‘Family Guy’, bubbling with humour, filled with big characters, adventurous songs, inventive jumping between land and sea and with an important message behind about taking care of our planet. It reveals the story of salmon that are escaping from salmon farms in their masses. Ill-fit for life back in the wild, they are unable to find food, unable to migrate efficiently, and unable to care for their fellow salmon. And the salmon are angry.

In a big, cartoonish underwater world, the show follows the inhabitants of a thriving fish-farm, and the Di-Carprio’s – a family of salmon, who dream of life ‘upstream’. Leo (the eldest daughter), sick of life stuck inside the tanks, galvanizes the clan of salmon, and initiates a mass escape through a crack in the borders. Suddenly, they find themselves in the deep blue sea, with one aim: find their fellow salmon.

Tickets from £12.


???? 20th – 21th August – Great British Summer Fete – Mt Edgcumbe Country Park, Cremyll (32 min drive from Crylla)

Turn back the clock and enjoy English tradition at its best at the Great British Summer Fete at Mount Edgcumbe Park!


This fabulous family-friendly day out is brought to you by Miss Ivy Events and will provide a whole host of fun and entertainment for young and not so young alike and there’ll be lots to see and do.

There’ll be an extensive array of gifts on display at the many artisan stalls, providing tempting opportunities to purchase unique and unusual gifts – you can even try your hand at getting creative yourself at one of the workshops taking place during the day.

Wear your boogie shoes because there’ll be entertainment and live music performances from local performing artists.

The children will have a wonderful time with the bouncy castle, circus workshops, Punch & Judy Show, rolling bubbles, traditional games and much more. Don’t forget to bring Fido along too because there’ll be a fun charity dog show to enjoy as well.

Delicious food and drink will be served throughout the day – and it wouldn’t be a summer fete without that most British of summer drinks – Pimms!!  which will be available at the hugely popular Pimms Bar.


Which will you be attending?