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7 of the best Summer 2017 themed breaks in Cornwall

Your holiday is about more than just accommodation and location.

Yes, those things are important.

You probably don’t want to stay in a run-down abandoned shack or be sleeping underneath the flight path of a Boeing 747.

But assuming you’ve picked an amazing location right by the beach, and the accommodation is spotless and luxurious, you can turn your attention to making memories.

Summer 2017 themed breaks in Cornwall

Think back to your last holiday – do you remember the times when you chilled at the holiday home reading a book, or the day trips with your family?

Experiences stay with us much longer than the tan lines and the souvenirs, so here are a few ways you can make your next holiday one to treasure, with events you’ll love.

Summer 2017 themed breaks in Cornwall

1. Royal Cornwall Show, 8, 9 and 10 June

The biggest annual show in the county, the Royal Cornwall Show attracts over 125,000 people to its 230 acre site near Wadebridge every June.

As you’d expect, there are thousands of animals on show, from horses, cows and sheep to dogs, rabbits and even ferrets. But you will also find vintage vehicles, the huge flower tent, live music, delicious food and a fun fair.

Stay at Ocean Blue Cornwall while the Show is on and you could save 25% off your holiday – click below for details.

June offer at Ocean Blue Cornwall

2. Padstow Vintage Rally, 30 June to 2 July

If vintage vehicles are your thing, you’ll love this retro event. Located just a few miles from your accommodation at Ocean Blue, the Rally features a stunt show, hundreds of rare vehicles and trade stands.

Padstow Vintage Rally

The event also features local crafts, live music, miniature vehicles, rare animal breeds and local food and drink.

Find out more about the Rally >

3. Tunes in the Dunes, 30 June to 2 July

You can’t beat the feeling of hearing some of your favourite tunes, performed live by some of the country’s biggest and best artists, right on the sand in Cornwall.

The Tunes in the Dunes Festival this year features Clean Bandit, The Levellers, Primal Scream and Reef, to name a few.

So place your hands on the ‘Book now‘ button to secure your accommodation, then grab your family ticket to one of the most iconic music events of the year.

Find out more about Tunes in the Dunes >

4. Rock Oyster Festival, 7 and 8 July

Previously held in the beautiful seaside village of Rock, always popular the royals and celebrities, this annual event is moving to the Padstow side of the estuary for 2017.

The event will still feature mouth-watering local foods, freshly prepared by top chefs, as well as live music, craft stalls, creative workshops and much more.

There’s even a kids’ area where your little ones can try mini yoga.

Find out more about Rock Oyster Festival >

5. Port Eliot Festival, 27 to 30 July

Cornwall’s very own mini-Glastonbury, the Port Eliot Festival has grown year after year since it was first held in 2003.

Originally established as a literary festival, the event now also offers live music, comedy, craft workshops, science exhibits, yoga sessions and wild swimming.

Explore Port Eliot’s magnificent 6,000 acre estate near Saltash and relight your creativity in stunning surroundings.

Find out more about the Port Eliot Festival >

6. Boardmasters Surf, Skate & Music Festival, 9 to 13 August

Fistral Beach in Newquay comes alive in August every year, playing host to the annual Boardmasters Festival.

Headlining the music stage in 2017 is Jamiroquai, but you’ll also find intimate evening gigs on the sand, by less well-known artists, as well as yoga on the beach, professional surfing, shopping in the surf village and freshly prepared local food.

Find out more about Boardmasters >

7. Newlyn Fish Festival, 28 August

Mark the end of the Summer holidays with a trip to the UK’s biggest fish festival. Newlyn is famous for its harbour, its boats and its art, all of which are celebrated at this annual event.

freshly cooked fish

What next?

You’ve got plenty of choice for Summer 2017 themed breaks in Cornwall – which do you fancy?

Book now for your Summer in Cornwall and look forward to an action-packed break that will be the envy on your friends on Facebook and Instagram…. 😉

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