Freddy’s Favourite 7: Cornwall Events This May

Those of you who spend time with the Foxy Club know I’m not shy of bending the rules in the name of fun.

That’s exactly what I’m doing with my latest blog, taking this month’s ‘Freddy’s Favourite 5’ and turning it into a ‘Freddy’s Favourite 7’! There are sooo many wicked events going on around our holiday parks in Cornwall, I couldn’t just pick 5.

So let’s get into it, here are my favourite 7 Cornwall events during May...

Freddy’s Favourite 7 May Events | John Fowler Cornwall Holiday Parks


St Ives Literature Festival | 09-16 May

Spanning 8 days, from 9th-16th May, the St Ives Literature Festival compliments the town’s title as an artistic hot-spot in the UK.

Writers and poets from the furthest corners of the country gather in St Ives, sharing their words during a busy programme of events.

The festival features book launches, workshops, poetry readings, open air live music, comedy and much more. If you're staying at St Ives Holiday Village get involved and experience everything this event has to offer.


Port Eliot Dog Festival | 09 May

Not to leave out those of you on pet friendly holidays, the annual Port Eliot Dog Festival and Whippets Tea Party is back after a successful 2014.

Held in the beautiful grounds of Port Eliot House, organisers are expecting another impressive turnout, after hundreds of dogs and owners supported the event last year. 

There will be a range of stalls setup, cream teas and refreshments, a treasure hunt and live music to keep the crowds entertained and tails wagging!

The Dog Festival is again being held in support of Children's Hospice Southwest.


ThunderCat Racing National Championships | 09-10 May

Watergate Bay is shaping up to be busy place this May, with rounds 5 and 6 of the ThunderCat Racing National Championships hosted there.

Returning for the fourth year, these high speed boats battle it out in shoreside adrenaline-fuelled races.

If you’ve not witnessed it before, go and check it out – you won't believe how they fly off the tops of the waves!


Eden Classic Cycle Ride | 10 May

Cycling enthusiasts staying at our Cornwall holiday parks have the opportunity to take part in a brand new cycling sportive this May.

The Eden Classic is a mass participation event, aiming to cement itself as one of the UK’s top public cycling events. The unique route starts and finishes at the Eden Project, taking in the stunning south Cornwall coast in-between.

Competitors have the choice of three routes tailored to different abilities – a shorter 35 miles, middle distance 62 mile course and a full 100 miles for the more experienced riders. 

Families of the participants will gain free of charge access to the Eden Project, to cheer on loved ones at the start and finish lines.


St Ives Food & Drink Festival | 16-17 May

Rounding off the St Ives events is the Food & Drink Festival – believed to be the only festival of its kind hosted on a beach.

Some of the County’s top chefs and food drink producers will setup on Porthminster Beach for 2 days of foodie heaven.

Sample some of the best tastes Cornwall has to offer, watch top chefs from the region prepare amazing dishes and take in a programme of live music and family entertainment.


Tunes in the Dunes | 22-24 May

Taking part over the last bank holiday in May, just a stone’s throw from Perran View Holiday Park, is Cornwall’s newest music festival Tunes in the Dunes.

The festival is nestled against the dunes on Perranporth Beach, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, and I’m super excited about it – it’s really close to our Cornwall holiday parks and the line-up looks awesome!

International rock group Status Quo return to the scene where they wrote hit song ‘Caroline’, headlining the event Saturday 23rd May. Scouting For Girls bring pop-rock to the Friday evening and emerging talent Tom Odell closes the festival on Sunday 24th May.


Fal River Festival | 22-31 May

This May, the Fal River Festival celebrates its 10th birthday, cementing itself as one of the biggest events in the Cornwall calendar. You can join in with the festivities during your Cornwall holidays, with 150 events planned over 10 days from 22nd-31st May.

100,000 people are expected at the festival, which celebrates the people, places, history, culture and sport of the River Fal. Events for 2015 include the Fal River Walk, Castle to Castle Swim, Film on the Ferry and the annual opening Beer Fleet Parade.

With its mixture of events, you’ll be able to find an activity for each member of the family, and you’ll feel great about helping to raise an impressive £75,000 for charity at the same time!