After a remarkably dry April, when loads of people flocked to Cornwall a bit earlier than usual to take advantage of the weather, it’s May and spring has well and truly sprung. You should see the flowers down our way. Cow parsley, orchids, buttercups, purple vetch, pink campion and bluebells everywhere, and the foxgloves are almost ready to pop into gorgeous flower.
Wildflowers are just one of our natural attractions down here in the balmy south west, of course. There’s loads to do in Newquay itself and we’ve set out some of this month’s events below. But we’ve also provided a list of eight natural wonders to enjoy on your visit to our popular bed & breakfast in Newquay, Cornwall.
Whatever takes your fancy on holiday, we’ll see you soon!
10 fun events in Newquay for May 2017
1. Sundowner Sessions on Lusty Glaze Beach – Evening concerts on 5th, 12th, 19th and 24th May
2. 12th May – see Nikki Kitt, Psychic Medium, at the Newquay Lane Theatre
3. 13th May – Newquay Beach Clean – dogs welcome
4. Family Fun Dog Show at The Great Western Hotel Newquay – 13th May
5. Newquay’s Lane Theatre presents ‘School For Scandal’ on 13th May
6. Love mini cars? The Mini Riviera Run 2017 is on 13th & 14th May – including children’s entertainment, the Mini Cruise, Tech Tent, Inter Club Games, Glow Show and Mini Race Cars
7. Fearsome Feasts: Primates and Pasties at Newquay Zoo – 17th May – an after-hours guided tour of their amazing Monkey Walk and Lemur Island
8. Polo on the Beach – 19th to 21st May – fast and furious fun
9. Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust Annual Plant Sale and more: a raffle, pop up charity shop, tea and cake, plus the chance to see the Air Ambulance helicopter up close and meet the crew – 21st May
10. Maytime Funday at Trenance Gardens – Charity stalls, fairground rides, games and entertainment, taking place 28th May
8 natural wonders to explore in Cornwall
1. As we’ve mentioned the verges along our pretty B roads are stuffed with wildflowers right now, an event in itself and well worth a closer look, complete with a flower identification book or mobile app
2. Birdwatchers love this time of year, with our feathered friends fledging all over the place. Look out for chaffinches and bullfinches, pied and yellow wagtails, greenfinches, the exotic-looking nuthatch, robins, wrens, corvids of every kind and plenty of exciting sea birds. Listen carefully and you might even hear a cuckoo
3. Enjoy remarkable rock formations at Carnglaze caverns, more than 100m long – you’ll find it between Liskeard and Bodmin.
4. Wander the beautiful Penrose Estate to see the new, fresh leaves on the trees, a stunning chunk of parkland set like a jewel between Porthleven and Helston including a section of coastline running from Gunwalloe to Porthleven
5. The Golitha Falls are truly spectacular, as is the River Fowey, which you walk along through the ancient Draynes Wood, full of enormous old oaks
6. See the spring take hold at lovely Tehidy woods, more than 250 acres of countrywide with 9 miles of pathways and trails, a lake, and a friendly café with its own picnic area
7. Head for any of Cornwall’s splendid beaches and coves to spend time beachcombing. If you’re lucky you’ll find a host of different sea shells, seaweeds, driftwood and more, and the rock pools are teeming with sea life, fascinating for nature lovers of every age
8. Don’t leave us without treating yourself to a trip to Land’s End, complete with dramatic dizzying cliffs. It’s the county’s most visited outdoor attraction and it’s less crowded at this time of year than in the height of the summer season
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