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What would you do with your extra free days in November?

If you book a three or five-night break between 1 November and 20 December 2015 with Beach Retreats, we’ll give you two nights extra for free. What would you do in Cornwall with your extra days? If you’re interested in booking your holiday just search for your dates and call 01637 861005.

For families

Bonfire night

Fireworks in Cornwall

Cornwall goes off with a bang on 5 November. At Porth, The Mermaid Inn puts on a fantastic firework display set off from Porth Island (6pm-9pm) with the £3 carpark charge going to charity. In Penzance, head to Penzance AFC for a BBQ, music from the Golowan Band and fireworks at 7.30pm (doors open at 6.30pm).

For families

Ice skating at The Eden Project

Eden’s popular ice-skating rink has frozen over and opened up early this year from Saturday 17 October until Sunday 28 February 2016. It’s worth booking in advance are sessions are popular. Penguin skating aids are also available for younger and more wobbly skaters.

Book your tickets online here.

For foodies

Fifteen Cornwall Winter Fayre

Fifteen Cornwall Winter Fayre

Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall is putting on winter version of its popular food festival overlooking Watergate Bay on Saturday 28 November. This is your chance to pick up Christmas treats from local producers or some cooking tips from the demonstrating chefs. Jack Stein of Stein’s with Ross Geach of Padstow Kitchen Garden and Mathilda and John Eldridge from Strong Adolfos have been confirmed for the chef’s theatre. The free event will also have plenty of activities for children.

Here’s what happened at their Spring Fayre.

For that festive feeling

Christmas processions and fairs

The Christmas City of lights Parade in Truro

The City of Lights parade will light up Truro on Wednesday 18 November with handmade withy lanterns, dance and music – there’s late night shopping too. The Christmas City Markets will be open from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 November selling a high quality selection of food, drink, art and crafts. Or try the Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair in Truro’s Piazza from 25-29 November for a handmade focus. On the weekend of Friday 20 to Sunday 22 November, its Trereife Christmas Fair near Penzance, where you’ll find carol singing, a traditional brass band alongside food producers and craft stalls.

For culturists

The Nutcracker by St Petersburg Classic Ballet

The award-winning St Petersburg Classic Ballet is brining the eternal seasonal favouite to The Hall for Cornwall in Truro between Wednesday November 18 and Saturday November 21. The Nutcracker is the perfect introduction to ballet. With Tchaikovsky’s endearingly familiar score performed by a live orchestra, this an unmissable family treat.

Book your tickets online via The Hall for Cornwall.

For culturists

Building Cotehele’s giant garland with the National Trust

Cotehele will be building this year’s 60ft Christmas flower garland on 10 dates between Thursday 5 and Saturday 14 November. ll of the flowers were grown and dried on the estate. There were 36,000 in 2014. How many will there be in 2015?

If you book a three or five-night break between 1 November and 20 December 2015 with Beach Retreats, we’ll give you two nights extra for free. Search for your holiday dates and call 01637 861005.

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