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Free & Under £5 Activities this January

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Penzance | St Ives | Hayle | Helston | Redruth | Pool | Camborne

Toys Toys Toys! Exhibition - Museum of Cornish Life - Helston
1 to 20th January 10:00 to 16:00
FREE
Come and take a look at nostalgic toys at the museum of cornish life! There will be toys you may not have seen! Tell us what you'd like to see! small toddler play area and toys colouring area ties in on a Saturday with krafty kids …

Discount for Afternoon JungleBarn Play - Hayle
Valid 7 days a week 15:00 - 18:00 until 31st March 2019
£3, under 3's FREE
Adults, Seniors and Children (3-15 years) only £3 each and under 3’s FREE plus, free parking, magazines and a snack bar. (Normal price Adults/Seniors £3.99 and Children (3-15 years) £4.99) Please remember socks when playing in the JungleBarn (available to buy here if needed) and children must be supervised at all times – thank you.

Lego Master Builder Club - Camborne
Thursday 17, 24, 31 Jan 12:00 to 14:00 Pixel Emporium TR14 8D
£3.50 per person
Calling all Lego enthusiasts! Come along for a play, a coffee and a natter! Everyone welcome! 12pm-2pm on Thursdays. Standard entry £3.50 to the lounge, no additional cost to stay in the lounge and play video games afterwards!

Young Readers Book Club (10+) – Redruth
Thursday 17 January 2018 16:00 – 16:45 Redruth Library TR15 2QE
FREE
Redruth Library's 'Young Readers Book Club' would be perfect for you! The club meets every third Thursday of the month at Redruth Library & Information Service. Not only do they love discussing books but they are constantly getting creative too.

Story Time with Ali - Helston
Friday 18 & 25 January 10:00 Wendron Plant Nursery TR13 0LR
£2.50 per child
Come and Join the wonderful Ali with her story time.

Penryn Cloth Nappy Meet - Penryn
Friday 18 January 2019 10:15 - 11:45 The Saracens Plate TR10 8NT
FREE
Free event where you can come and talk about cloth nappies, ask any questions you may have about reusables and hire a kit if you wish. Please message the Cornish Real Nappy Library if you would like to hire a kit to check availability

Steam Explorers - Penzance
Saturday, 19 January 2019 from 10:30-12:00 Telegraph Museum Porthcurno TR19 6JX
FREE
Free monthly club for 7 to 12-year olds, with hands-on science and technology. STEAM Explorers provides an exciting opportunity for children to explore scientific ideas and learn about teamwork, transferable skills and independent research. We provide opportunities to explore a wide range of topics in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths, developing enquiry, problem-solving and communication skills.

Soundbitez Teaser Session -  Camborne
Saturday, 19 January 2019 from 10:00-15:00 dBs Music
FREE
Come along for a free taster sesson about what we do. Whatever your musical preference, we would love to meet you. Jam with us, take part in creating your own Foley film sound effects and learn how to use an industry leading DAW (Logic Pro X) to record your own musical ideas! See you then!

Free Yoga Class - St Ives
Saturday, 19 January 2019 at 11:30 Una St Ives TR26 3HW
FREE
Two free yoga classes at Una St Ives on the 19th January as part of National Iyengar Yoga day 2019. 11.30-12.30 Adults class / 12.45-1.45 Children’s class. Teenagers are welcome to come to either class. Beginners welcome. Contact07421355148 to book places.

Penzance Leisure Centre: Free Fitness Open Day - Penzance 
Saturday, 19 January 2019 from 10:00-16:45 Penzance Leisure Centre TR18 3QW
FREE
Experience the centre as our members do, for one day only. No tickets required, just come along. Child friendly.

Free DANCE And/or Cheerleading CLASS (Ages 5-16) - Penzance
Saturday 19 January 2019 11:15 - 12:15 / 12:30 - 13:30 Inverted Fitness Tr18 2SS
FREE
Free classes for new students to come & try out a lesson. Choose one or both! Cheerleading 11:15am - 12:15pm and Dance (Non competitive) 12:30pm - 13:30pm. 

Retro & Console Game Night - Redruth
Saturday 19 January 2019 16:00 - 23:00 Player Ready VR Centre TR15 3RH
£5 per person
Come along to a retro and console night. Just £5 for your armband and unlimited plays on all the consoles setup upstairs. SNES, NES, Xbox One x2, Nintendo Switch x2, PlayStation VR, Table Tops, Classic Arcade Machines, VR Retro Emulators and many more coming soon. Upgrade to the premium armband for just £5 more and get unlimited VR gaming sessions, racing and more!! 

Inspiring Young Musicians; A Free Family Concert – Penzance
Monday, 21 January 2019 from 16:00-19:00 St Marys Church TR18 4AQ
FREE

Presented by musicians from IMS Prussia Cove with young musicians from South West Music School and MusicAbility A one hour concert of chamber music played by young people for audiences of any age, in smaller-sized portions.

Busy Bees Arts and Crafts - Helston
Thursday 24 & 31 January 10:00 - 12:00 Wendron Plant Nursery TR13 0LR
£4.50 per child
Come and Join Us for a morning of arts and crafts along with the use of our soft play at Wendron Plant Nursery.

Lego Club Penzance Library - Penzance
Friday 25th January 15:45 Penzance Libary
FREE
Come join us at our monthly Lego Club, where this month's theme is: 'It Came From Outer Space...' What will you build!? As always, it's FREE and ALL are welcome

Smart Villages Fayre - Penzance
Saturday 26th January 15:00 - 17:00 Centre of Pendeen TR19 7SE
FREE
Come along to find out more about Virtual Reality, Robot Pets, 3D Printing, E Cars, FitBits, a free prize draw and refreshments available. 3pm - Try Virtual reality / 3.30pm - 3D Printing Demo / 4pm - Robot Pets for Health / 4.30pm - Discussion...Smart Villages for Cornwall?

The Healing Light Festival – Pool
Saturday 26 January at 10:00 – 27 January 2019 at 16:30 Heartlands TR15 3QY
Entry Fee £2, Under 16 Free
A Proper Cornish Mind, Body, Spirit weekend. A showcase for Cornwall based complementary therapists. Readings, mediums, associated stalls and much more. Free talks and Workshops - 4 each day.Music in the Atrium Face Painting and more. Child-friendly & disabled-friendly.

Free DANCE And/or Cheerleading CLASS (Ages 5-16) - Penzance
Saturday 26 January 2019 14:00 - 14:45 / 15:00 - 15:45 Inverted Fitness Tr18 2SS
FREE
Free classes for new students to come & try out a lesson. Choose one or both! Cheerleading 14:00 - 14:45 and Dance (Non competitive) 15:00 - 15:45. 

FREE Cookery Course for 11 to 16 Year Olds - Penzance
Every Monday 28 January – 4 Mar / Wednesday 30 Jan - 6 Mar 16:00 to 19:00  [6 week course]
FREE
Looking ahead to the new year, would you like to book your children on to one of our free cookery sessions Monday evening (11 to 13) or Wednesday evening. (14 to 16)... email info@wholeagaincommunities.co.uk


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Penryn | Falmouth | St Agnes | Truro | Perranporth | St Austell | The Clays | Newquay | Lostwithiel

Note: Free Parking on Fridays & Saturdays in Falmouth until 5th April 2019 [Council Car Parks]

Truro Active Travel Treasure Trail - Truro
Deadline for entries: 20th January
FREE
Up for a challenge? Do the Sustrans South treasure trail while exploring the new shared cycling and walking route between Truro and Threemilestone. Find all the clues and you could win a prize. Download a map and clue sheet here > http://ow.ly/IApL30naPjI

Falmouth Circus Club – Falmouth
Tuesday 1, 8, 15, 22, 28 January 2018 17:00 -18:00
£3 per child, parents free
The class includes... Juggling, Diablo, Aerial, Stilt walking – With professional Circus Tutors form our Circs School (Circo Kernow) dedicated to your Childs positive development with fitness and fun through circus training/skills! 

Lego Club - Penryn
Tuesdays 8 15 22 29 January 2019 15:30 - 16:30 Penryn Library
FREE
Pop along to Penryn Library every Tuesday from 3.30pm until 4.30pm and join in the fun with our Lego Club. Your Lego designs will then be displayed in the Library each week. Free event for children aged betwen 5 and 11. All children must be accompanied by an adult and must not be left unattended.

Chad the Mascot's Birthday Party @ Indoor Active  - Roche
Friday, 18 January 2019 10:00 to 15:00 Indoor Active PL26 8LH 
£5 per person - booking essential online
To Celebrate The Birthday of Our Mascot "Chad" We our Offering Discounted Sessions all Day on the 18th Of January for Only £5pp!! Limited Spaces Available - Book Online ASAP Under the Category ' Chad's Birthday'

Flying Tales Drama for Kids - Saint Agnes
Friday, 18 January 2019 from 16:00-17:00 Miners and Mechanics Institute TR5 0TL
£4 with concessions for siblings
Flying Tales Drama for kids a place to play, make stories and share performance work Starts 18th January 4-5pm, ages 6 years and above.

Ralph Breaks the Internet (PG) – St Stephen
Friday, 18 January 2019 from 19:00-21:00 Brannel School PL26 7RN
£5.00 for adults, £3.00 for children
Six years after the events of "Wreck-It Ralph", Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure.

Family Time Free Family Event - Falmouth
Saturday 19 January 10:00 - 12:00 Falmouth School TR11 4LH
FREE
Family Time is our fun for all the Family event, that's completely free! We’ve got bouncy castle madness, soft play and ball pit, family games, creative crafts and some yummy cakes - all with tea, coffee and other refreshments.

Free Creative Afternoon at The Light & Life Centre - St Austell
Saturday 19 January 2019 13:30 -15:30 The Light & Life Centre PL25 4TJ
FREE
Come and join us for a fun afternoon of crafts, games and refreshments for all the family.

Pasty Competition - Falmouth
Saturday, 19 January 2019 from 19:00-23:00 The Seven Stars TR11 3QA
FREE
2 Categories to enter- Best Traditional Cornish Pasty & Best Creative Pasty. The second category really does hot up every year and there are some really creative entries! Then entries have to be in by 7pm and judging will commence at 7.30pm. Your entries must have a label stating what category its in and what the ingredients are, entries to be brought into the back room to be registered.

Community Open Morning - Truro
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 from 10:00-12:00 Carnon Downs Village Hall
FREE
Come and join us for Coffee and Cake. We can help you get online and provide information about all the activities and events that take place at the Hall.

Little Fingers Creative Session - Falmouth
Wednesday 23 January 2019 13:30 - 15:00 Falmouth Art Gallery TR11 2RT
FREE - booking essential
Who is it for? This workshop is aimed at 2 1/2 to 4 year olds and their carers. What can you expect? It is a happy mix of making, doing, music, stories and more with Jo Lumber.

Mary Poppins Returns (PG) - St Stephen
Friday, 25 January 2019 from 19:00-21:00 Brannel School PL26 7RN
£5.00 for adults, £3.00 for children
Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives. 

Free Learn 2 Knit Workshop - Truro
Saturday, 26 January 2019 from 14:00-16:00 Truro Wool TR1 2BE
FREE
If you would like to join the wonderful, creative, de-stressing world of knitting then here is a FREE workshop for you. All you will need is a pair of knitting needles. Places are limited so for more information or to reserve a space please. Tel: 01872 270661. Email: TruroWool@aol.com or pop into the shop, St Marys Street, Truro TR1 2AF.

National Storytelling Week with Gary Cordingley - Penryn
Monday 28 January 20:00 - 22:00 The Fish Factory TR10 8AG
£3 ticket 
Storytelling for all. Tellers welcome. I will be telling stories throughout the evening and inviting people to tell stories also. The stories should be under ten minutes in duration and be told, not read. If you want to tell a story, please come early and let me know.

 


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Pastow | Wadebridge | Bodmin | Liskeard | Looe | Camelford | Launceston | Bude | Saltash | Torpoint

Free Community Football Sessions at Bodmin College - Bodmin
January Thursday's 10, 17, 24, 31 Bodmin College PL31
FREE
For all young people age 10-17s. The sessions will involve football skills, challenges & games. BOOKING FORM (Registration) needs to be completed to take part - available online here: www.newlifebodmin.org/youth-group or can complete Booking Form on arrival/ during sign in.

Budehaven Community School Annual Exhibition - Bude
Saturday 19 January - 14 February 2019 10:00 - 16:00 The Castle Cafe, Gallery & Heritage EX23 8LG
FREE
Artwork by students from Budehaven Community School.

Saturday Pool Party! - Bude
Saturday, 19 January 2019 14:00 - 16:00 Sandymouth Holiday Resort EX23 9HW
£2.50 each or £5 family of 4
Access to the pool also gains you access to the outdoor play area and fully sized pirate ship, plus the fantastic indoor 3 story soft play arena. Every Saturday from 2 - 4pm Sandymouth hold a fun filled POOL PARTY full of inflatables, beach balls, rings, floats, volleyball nets and MORE! We have recently got even more inflatables to use for this party for even more fun!

Wassail at Bude Community Orchard - Bude
Saturday, 19 January 2019 15:30 - 17:30 Bude Community Orchard EX23 8LB
FREE
The Apple Orchard Wassail is an ancient tradition where people get together to celebrate their orchard and ensure a good crop of apples for the coming year. There will be live music, warm mulled apple juice, lights, a (small) bonfire and lots of and banging and clanging of pots and pans to awake the apple trees and to scare away evil spirits.

Vets4Pets Charity Weekend - Launceston
Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 January 15:00 - 18:00 Vets4Pets PL15 9DJ
FREE
Free nurse checks, face painting, refreshments and raffles. Book signing by Marion Gavin with her new book "Born to be free." 

Storytime & Family Time  - Polperro
Sunday, 20 January 2019 from 10:30-13:30 Coffee Cake Create PL13 2RG
£3 per child
Sunday mornings are all about Family time at Coffee Cake Create in Polperro. We run storytime & creative activity most Sunday mornings at 10:30 & 12:30. We will entertain your child for approx 1hour whilst you can relax in our comfy sofas with a coffee and cake. Our expect story tellers are experienced ex-teachers and can tame even the most wild of children. 20th Jan: Snow White and angry dwarf

Get Bouncing! Inflatable Fun – Saltash
Sunday, 20 January 2019 from 11:00-11:55 or 12:00-12:55, China Fleet Country Club PL12 6LJ
£4 per child
Please call 01752 848668 Option 1 to book. You won’t want to stop bouncing at our inflatable sessions. Parents are to supervise their children at all times.

Toolshed Workshops - Saltash
Wednesday 23 January 2019 Saltash Scrapstore PL12 6AE
£3 per person
The aim of this wonderful idea is to bring skilled men (and women!) together to build, repair and create using the resources of the Scrapstore, whilst sharing and learning skills. Even if you are a novice to using tools, come along and learn from our Volunteers. Learn skills to pass on to the next generation before we lose them altogether!

Pantomime: Treasure Island - Liskeard [ACCESSIBLE]
Thursday 24th and Friday 25th January 2019 19:30 Public Hall Liskeard
FREE 
This event is for people with disabilities and pensioners only. This will be FREE but must still get tickets from Liskeard information centre. Transport is provided for those above by contacting Lion Mike Higman on 01579320417.

Pantomime: Treasure Island - Liskeard
Saturday 26th January 2019 16:30 Public Hall Liskeard
Adults £5, Under 16 FREE
Saturday the 26th of January will be a Matinee performance: Children (under 16) are admitted Free of Charge on Saturday accompanied by a responsible adult. Sorry you can't use your ticket(s) on another day than specified on the ticket.

Storytime & Family Time  - Polperro
Sunday, 27 January 2019 from 10:30-13:30 Coffee Cake Create PL13 2RG
£3 per child
Sunday mornings are all about Family time at Coffee Cake Create in Polperro. We run storytime & creative activity most Sunday mornings at 10:30 & 12:30. We will entertain your child for approx 1hour whilst you can relax in our comfy sofas with a coffee and cake. Our expect story tellers are experienced ex-teachers and can tame even the most wild of children. 27th Jan: Rapunzel wash your hair 

Taste of Treargel - Hygge Open Day - Looe
Saturday, 26 January 2019 from 11:00-16:00 Hendersick Farm PL13 2HZ
FREE
Join us for some Hygge (or what the Danish call 'cosiness of the soul') Cosy up around the fire, drink steamy hot chocolate, eat delicious cake and play games. Join us to make ginger-bread together, curl up with a book from our library Take a mini-pilgrimage on our labyrinth (or finger one, depending on the weather) Share with us your favourite ways to retreat and take time out
Join for morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea (or all three). Donations welcome.

Saturday Pool Party! - Bude
Saturday, 26 January 2019 14:00 - 16:00 Sandymouth Holiday Resort EX23 9HW
£2.50 each or £5 family of 4
Access to the pool also gains you access to the outdoor play area and fully sized pirate ship, plus the fantastic indoor 3 story soft play arena. Every Saturday from 2 - 4pm Sandymouth hold a fun filled POOL PARTY full of inflatables, beach balls, rings, floats, volleyball nets and MORE! We have recently got even more inflatables to use for this party for even more fun!

Bikelights: Flying Circus - Wadebridge
Saturday, 26 January 2019 from 16:45-18:30 Starting at LIDL Wadebridge
£1 donation gratefully recieved
Now in our fifth year, this hugely successful community spectacle is expected to be bigger and better than ever – with 700 plus bikes and a host of newly commissioned artists bikes on the theme of Flying Circus – featuring elephants, flying trapeze, fire sculptures and magnificent illuminated creations of all shapes and sizes.

Family Beetle Drive at Rilla Mill Village Hall - Callington
Saturday, 26 January 2019 at 18:30 Rilla Mill Village Hall PL14 5
£2 per person
Rilla Mill village Hall is holding a family beetle drive. Good old fashioned fun for all ages so why not come along and have ago. Prizes for: - winner with the highest score - best drawn beetle. The aim of the game of Beetle is to be the first player to draw a complete beetle. The body parts are each given a number. Nibbles provided, bring your own drinks.

Little Stars Adventures 2-4 Year Olds - Bude
Wednesday 30 January 09:30 - 10:30 St Martin's United Reformed Church EX23 8EL
FREE taster session / £4.50 per session after
Little Stars Adventures are linked to a story of the week and we follow the seven steps to relaxation. If you would like to come and experience a Little Stars Adventure in 2019 please contact me either via PM or relaxkidsnorthcornwall@gmail.com

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