The August Bank Holiday celebrates a wonderful Summer and gives us the chance to have one last long weekend before the new term starts and the normal routine kicks in. Don't let this opportunity pass you by. Create lasting memories that will stay with you long after the tan lines have faded and the swimming cossies have been put back in the drawer until next year.
If you're looking for more than just a lazy weekend planning barbecues, paddling in the sea and eating ice-creams, here's a round-up of what's on this August Bank Holiday in Cornwall.
Vintage Steam Rally, Looe - all weekend
An engine-filled weekend with a chance to get close to some classic vintage vehicles. The event also includes fabulous fun for little ones. There will be digger-driving demos, bouncy castles, face-painting, children's entertainer, dog show and even a miniature train raid.
Gates open at 10am on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, and tickets are £5 for adults, £3 for children and free for under 7s.
Mount Edgcumbe at War - Saturday & Sunday
Join the Cornwall Military Vehicle Trust to learn all about combat throughout history from vikings to Vietnam and beyond.
There will also be craft activities, food stalls and more for visitors to this free event (we're told that parking charges apply so bring change!).
Heartlands Market - Saturday & Sunday
The fabulous Heartlands venue evolved from Cornwall's mining history. It is a 19 acre World Heritage Site gateway, packed with free entertainment all year-round.
The August Bank Holiday weekend market includes local crafts, gifts, produce and entertainment. There is also free access to the adventure playground, gardens and exhibitions at the venue.
Tales from the Trees, Trebah Gardens, Falmouth - Saturday 27 August
The lush green Trebah Gardens play host to this free event in their amphitheatre, running at 13:00 and 15:00.
Chat to the friendly forest ranger, meet the mysterious Wizard of the Woods, and discover the secret of nature in this interactive educational event for children, aged 5 to 11.
Cornish Country Fair, Truro - Sunday 28 August
This annual event is a traditional country fair, featuring vintage vehicles, craft displays, trade stands and live animal demonstrations.
Newlyn Fish Festival, Penzance - Monday 29 August
Held in the seaside town and fishing port of Newlyn, this food festival features cooking demonstrations and plenty of opportunities for tasting.
This year, the event also includes the uplifting Last Night of The Proms, from 8pm, with wonderful performances by local musicians and choirs. Tickets for the evening event are £5 at the door and include a pasty and cuppa!
Fireworks Spectacular at Flambards, Helston - Monday 29 August
Top your weekend off with a night of oohs and aahs at the Bank Holiday Firework Spectacular at Flambards theme park.
The fireworks and extended opening are included in the price of your normal ticket.
If you're thinking about treating the family to a late Summer get-away and are inspired by what's on this August Bank Holiday in Cornwall, book your holiday today and save 10%.
Enter ABH201610 to save when booking online, or call 01841 719090 and quote ABH201610.