Plenty of people come to our lovely little town over the winter, mostly hardy types who don’t mind the cold. After all, as someone once said, “there’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes”!
This time of year sees us with our doors firmly closed, busy perfecting our popular B and B in Newquay ready for re-opening before Easter 2018 when the holiday season kicks off again. In the meantime, if you’re coming to Newquay in November you’ll find there’s plenty going on, as well as some of the most awesome seasonal surf in the entire nation courtesy of Fistral and Watergate Bay beaches. Here are a few of the best things to do in Newquay this month.
Things to do in Newquay – November 2017
Yee har! If you’re into country music you’ll adore the brilliant Country Music and Western Festival at Newquay. The town is hosting the amazing Jagers Country Music and Western Festival for the first time, and it runs between 9th and 13th November 2017 at Trevelgue Road, Porth. It lasts a full five days and features 15 bands, a resident DJ, themed days, line dancing, stalls, raffles and more. A five day festival ticket costs just £45, day tickets £15 and afternoon/evening tickets £7.50.
The Motown Pirates are making their way to ancient, scary Bodmin Jail on Berrycombe Road, Bodmin, on Friday 11th November 2017 with a 9pm Start. The Pirates cleverly take a load of well-known songs and transform them into Motown-style classics, and it’s absolutely brilliant. If you love that uniquely soulful, funky Motown and Northern Soul sound, you’ll be a fan for life.
The Walnut Walk 2017 takes place on Newquay’s beautiful Porth Beach, an hour or two’s walk to raise money for the St. Francis Home for Animals and Cornwall Air Ambulance, in memory of lovely Walnut, a dog whose family brought her to her favourite beach for the last time in 2016. It was heartbreaking but also a heartwarming occasion, and Walnut obviously loved it. Now it’s becoming an annual event, your chance to remember your animals, your beloved humans and anything else that you’ve lost and still miss. The walk takes place on 11th November, 9.30 to 11.30. If you bring your dog, bring a lead along too since there are bound to be literally hundreds of happy dogs running around.
The dazzling Newquay Lantern Parade and Christmas Light Switch On takes place on Friday 24th November, an event we all enjoy and a great way to brighten up the town for the festive season. The fun runs from 6.30pm to 8.30 and kicks off on Cliff Road, taking the crowds down to Fore Street. Many of our quirky gift and other shops will be open for the event, the pubs will be doing a roaring trade and the fun ends with a massive firework display at 8pm on the harbour.
24th November 2017 is when this year’s MMT Winter day Trips & Tours kick off, with a variety of wonderful day tours across the county. MMT is based on Gannel Road and offers Day Trips to some of the best locations in Cornwall including the Exeter Shopper, Lostwithiel Dickensian evening, Exeter Christmas Market, Padstow Christmas Festival, and the beautiful Mousehole and Angorrack Lights. Leave your car at home and enjoy the sheer luxury of being ferried from A to B by someone else!
Christmas at Camel Creek at Tredinnick, St Issey, is always amazing, and this year is no exception. It runs from 25th November right through ’til 23rd December, offering you the chance to meet Santa, take the magical Elf Express and strut your stuff at the special Christmas Disco.
Need a cosy, friendly, smart B&B in Newquay for springtime?
Once we open for the 2018 holiday season, things will get super-busy. If you’d like to secure your holiday while the going’s good, we’re taking spring bookings right now. If you have any questions we’ll be delighted to answer them for you. If you’d like to book, hop over to our bookings page.