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What’s on in Cornwall in May

May in Cornwall is the perfect way to spend some quality time with family and friends and make the most of the warmer weather.

Dive deep into the history of Cornwall's castles, stimulate those taste buds, get your adrenaline pumping and be inspired in the garden. Read on for details....

What's on in Cornwall in May?

May Day, Padstow

The famous Obby Oss celebrations have taken place in Padstow for centuries.

There is no record of the event's origins, but you'll be swept up in its history and tradition from the moment you arrive.

Fowey Festival of Arts & Literature

This popular event is inspired by the work of Daphne Du Maurier.

The successful author spent a large part of her life in and around Fowey, and the landscape and beautiful countryside can be seen in many of her books.

This annual festival features authors and presenters from the world of entertainment and literature.

You will also have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of creative activities, including book-binding, calligraphy, guided walks, live music performances, gardeners' question time and even a river cruise.

Find out more about the Fowey Festival of Arts & Literature >>>

St Ives Festival of Food & Drink

In the heart of the popular and scenic town of St Ives, this annual event is a treat for the senses.

Expect demonstrations from culinary experts, tastes of mouth-watering local produce and live entertainment, all set in the stunning location of Porthminster Beach.

Fal River Festival

This annual festival is a riot of colour where Falmouth celebrates its maritime history with a week of music & drama, art, culinary treats and activities on the water.

Red Squirrel Ramble, Paradise Park nr Hayle

Numbers of the native red squirrel have dropped from 3.5 million to less than 160,000 in the UK.

These fascinating little animals, distinguished by their reddish coats, bushy tails and distinctive large ear tufts, is being reintroduced to the wild by the team at Paradise Wildlife Park.

Meet the squirrels and learn more about the Red Squirrel Ramble at Paradise Park >>>

Tintagel Castle

The historic Tintagel Castle is worth a visit at any time of year, with its ancient ruins, rich history and Arthurian legends.

But each May it's well worth adding to your to-do list as themed events mean you can take part in a play, join in traditional games and hear tales of myth and legend from the region's murky past.

Tintagel castle Cornwall

St Michael's Mount, near Penzance

If you've not yet made the trip to St Michael's Mount, now is the time.

Located just off the far South Cornwall coast, the island can be reached by foot at low tide via the stone causeway.

When the tide is high, you can hop on the little boat that ferries passengers to and from the island.

david swift st michael's mount

Prideaux Place, Padstow

Take the short drive from your Ocean Blue Cornwall apartment to discover this charming Elizabethan Manor, sitting just above the fishing port of Padstow.

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