From bands on the beach to literati gatherings and traditional celebrations, don’t miss out on Cornwall’s hottest family festivals this summer. Here’s our pick of some of the best!
Rock Oyster Festival
15th – 16th July
Hogging a prime location overlooking the Camel Estuary, this laid-back celebration of food and music is the perfect family festival. You don’t have to love oysters
to enjoy the smorgasbord of live music, artisan grub and interactive kids’ sessions including storytelling and bush craft. www. rockoysterfestival.co.uk
Port Eliot Festival
28th – 31st July
What started out as a gathering of literati and rock stars has turned into a full- throttle weekend party in a sprawling estate on the banks of the River Tamar.
At Cornwall’s quirkiest and most creative festival you can expect fine food, dressing up, foraging and canoeing alongside a top-notch bill of speakers and musicians. porteliotfestival.com
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10th – 14th August
This world-famous surf and music festival is the coolest date you could put in your holiday diary if you’ve got teens in tow.
By day international surf pros take centre stage as they battle it out to be king of
the waves, while in the evening big-name bands headline the main stage overlooking Watergate Bay.
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Little Orchard Cyder And Music Festival
9th – 11th September
This little festival at Healey’s Cyder Farm is big on cider, sea shanties and the best new bands emerging on the BBC Introducing stage. But that’s not all. There are tractor rides, hot tubs, secret cider walks and finger-licking feast nights. cornwallciderfestival.co.uk