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Katy Peck

Hall for Cornwall in Truro is an active hub for great events that happen in the area, a brilliant trip for a night out of St Ives, and only a 30-minute drive…

For anyone that fancies a barrel of laughs, featuring the county’s very own comedian Kernow King, with his unique West Country twang, check out Dick Whittington which will run up until 3rd January 2016 at the Hall for Cornwall.

For a truly magical experience why not try Rogue Theatre’s ‘Winter Wood’ at Tehidy Woods? With evenings spanning the run up to New Year indulge in theatrics in Tehidy woods. Follow the twisting woodland path and let the faeries and sprites entrance you with their wondrous songs and stories. Journey further into the woods an find Old Man Winter who will tell you tales of the path you follow. Accompanied by hot chocolate and face painting, this is an enchanting festive adventure that will stay with you long after Christmas is over.

If you are not the outdoors type why not try a day at the Eden Project with WildWorks Theatre and the Yule Tide Arkive. Eden has an array of activities over Winter that are not to be missed, including its ice skating rink, Enchanted Rainforest and opportunities to meet Father Christmas and his reindeer.

Looking further back to Cornish Winter traditions Let’s Wassail at The National Trust’s Cotehele House brings you a Pagan festival to scare away the evil spirits from the orchard to ensure good crops for the year ahead. You will find all manner of people in fancy dress, and you can even go inside the house and see the spectacular Christmas garland. An alternative look into Cornish heritage, the event is free and starts at 11.30 on Saturday 19th December.

If history is your interest why not also experience a Tudor Christmas at Trerice House on the outskirts of Newquay, discover traditions old and new and get creative with Christmas craft activities whilst enjoying the festive food in the Barn restaurant and listen to the local choirs. The next open days before Christmas are the 19th and 20th December.

With plenty on in the local St Ives area why not take the chance to book a last minute St Ives break at the Sail Lofts five star luxury accommodation. Call us on 01736 799175 to find out more.