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what’s on in Newquay in august 2018?

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  • places to visit
August 16, 2018

Newquay is one of the UK’s most popular holiday destinations, and Piran Meadows Resort & Spa is ideally located to explore all the Cornish Coastline has to offer.


Piran Meadows hosts an onsite restaurant serving delicious meals for all ages. Along with being a Go Active + location, with a full programme including archery, climbing wall and clay shooting, we also have a fantastic outdoor Splash Zone perfect for those sunny days, you’ll never want to leave.


character days 2018

At: Camel Creek Adventure Park, PL27 7RA
When: 31st July – 28th August. 10am – 5.30pm
Prices: Adult £16.95 / Child £13.95

One of Cornwall’s most popular family attractions, Camel Creek will be enjoy all the favourite characters from your favourite TV shows this summer, along with all the regular games, rides and 5D movies at the cinema. You’ll get to meet Peppa Pig and George, as well as Chase, Skye, Marshal and Rubble from Paw Patrol – check the website for the dates of who will be visiting Camel Creek on what dates so you make sure not to miss out on meeting your favourite pal!


newquay lifeboat day

At: Newquay Harbour, TR7 1HF
When: 19th August, 10.30am – 5pm
Prices: Free to Enter

A wonderful free event to help raise funds and awareness for the fantastic RNLI volunteers. With craft and activity stalls, food stands, live music and entertainment throughout the day. As well as demonstrations from the lifeboat and an appearance from the new coastguard helicopter at 3pm.


cornwall pride

At: Killacourt, TR7 1UJ
When: 25th August, 12noon – 2am
Prices: Free to Enter

A colourful and vibrant event with floats, walking bands, dance groups parading through Newquay and sharing the love! Join in with the family friendly Rainbow Fest afternoon event, with lots to see and do, including fun games to play, face painting, hot and cold food on offer, along with many craft and artisan stalls to browse. Relax with a drink from the bar and take in the live entertainment on hand until 7pm. From 7pm the Moonbow Party starts and is strictly an over 18’s event, with lots of live music and entertainment until 2am!


shark infested summer & meet a mermaid

At: Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium, TR7 1DU
When: 25th July – 3rd September. 10am – 5pm
Prices: Adult £9.95 / Child £8.50 / Family £37.90

You’ll discover all there is to know about sharks and rays at the Shark Infested Summer events, where you can test your knowledge on these beautiful creatures and follow the hidden sharks trail with a prize draw every week, don’t miss out on the daily talks all about Cornwall’s native sharks and rays, and get stuck in during the craft sessions. Head to the aquarium on the 19th August to meet the extra special guest, Kernow the Mermaid, who will is a real mermaid that you can have pictures with, and spend time listening to her tales of living under the sea and all the fun adventures she has with her friends there!


paulo’s circus

At: Treloggan, TR8 4QB
When: 13th July – 8th September. Times vary check their Facebook page
Prices: £7 per person (all shows)

Ideal for children of all ages, Paulo’s Circus is back in Newquay with a brand new 2018 show. With wonderful entertainment including clowns, music, comedy and death defying stunts all in the iconic pink Big Top Tent. Food, treats and drinks are all on hand for a fun family treat. A 2pm showing on 12th August has been specially designed for sensory sensitivity.

Piran Meadows is home to some fantastic activities on-park and in the local area, if you’re visiting this August make sure not to miss anything on this list! Visit the world famous sandy beaches and soak up the sun before returning back to your luxurious accommodation.  Book your Piran Meadows holiday break today!

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