8th May 2017

What’s on for 2017 at Mount Edgcumbe

Saturday 13th & Saturday 20th May 10.30am-12.30pm
Learn the Craft of Crochet

A friendly two week course for beginners. In the first two hour session you will learn how to hold your yarn and hook, and how to form the basic stitches needed for crochet creations. Having had time to practice, at our second meeting we will have a look at pattern reading skills needed to craft a traditional granny square. A kit will be provided with hook, yarn and instructions to get you started. Places are limited, so early booking is essential £25p.p.

Wednesday 17th May – 11.30am-12.30pm
History and Heritage of the Earl’s Garden

Discover all about the beautiful Earl’s Garden here at Mount Edgcumbe and what’s hidden away in all the nooks and crannies. Starting at 11.30am the talk will last approximately 1hr. Tickets cost £5.00 per person and should be booked in advance. Tickets include entry to the House after the talk.

Sunday 21 May 10:30 – 4:00
Home and Garden Market

Join our Home & Garden Market at the gorgeous Mount Edgcumbe’s Barrow Centre. With over 20 exhibitors selling home and garden products, painting demos from Home Revival and live music throughout the day, the event will be one not to miss. Free entry. www.missivyevents.co.uk

Sunday 21st May – 10.00am-3.00pm
Felted Teddy

Why not make a little felted Teddy as a Father’s Day gift. In this workshop you will learn how to make a small jointed Teddy bear using 100% Nordic wools and a needle felting technique. This workshop is not considered suitable for children. A short lunch break will be taken 12.30 – 1pm (please bring a packed lunch). Ticket £20.00 p.p.

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th May — 10.00am-4.00pm
Green Man Event

The Green Man is back for the 5th year – bringing the rebirth of the natural world with him.
Created by artists and volunteers his massive figure will preside over a joyous two day event celebrated by the bands Black Friday and Harbottle and Jonas. This free family festival includes such wonders as medieval knights in shining armour; archery for all; a celebration of British wildlife; circus acts; hog roasts; the ArrowBarrows; Lodestone Morris and a mixture of food and craft stalls. There may even be a Viking attack or two…
Entry to the event is free of charge – all day parking £5 per vehicle.

2nd, 3rd and 4th June
The Southwest PaddleFest

PB Adventures are very excited to announce this great opportunity to gather the whole family and enjoy a fantastic social weekend in the great outdoors.
Taking place in the magnificent setting of Mount Edgcumbe Country Park situated within South East Cornwall, an area of outstanding natural beauty, this not for profit charity event in support of Penhaligon’s Friends for bereaved children brings together all kayakers, canoeists and stand-up paddle board enthusiasts, friends and their families.

For the paddlers there will be a variety of water activities for all abilities and disciplines including a sit on kayak fishing competition. Specialists in their fields including our very own World Record Holder Pete Bray complete with his extraordinary Atlantic crossing kayak, DIY kayak, canoe and SUP builders display’s and demos and a variety of commercial outlets.

Contact info@pbadventures.co.uk or call 01872 470 083 for further information

Sunday 4th June – 10.00am-1.00pm
Beautiful Felted Brooches

In this workshop you will learn how to make several beautiful brooches for the summer using a needle felting technique and beautiful hand-dyed 100% wool. All equipment and materials will be provided by the tutor at a cost of £5/person. Tickets cost £15.00 p.p.

Wednesday 7th June – 11.30am-12.30pm
Working for ‘Lordy’

An introduction to life ‘below stairs’ and also on the estate at Mount Edgcumbe. Brought to life with photos and stories from the past. Tickets cost £5.00 p.p. and include entry to the House and Earls Garden on the day.

Saturday 10th June — 8.00pm-10.30pm
Going Bats at Mount Edgcumbe

Join us for a nocturnal adventure and let our colonies of bats be your guide. With rare species calling Mount Edgcumbe home, you could be in for a real treat with this expedition. Meeting on the terrace at the front of the house at 8pm, the walk will take approx. 2-3 hours and finish off with hot soup and cost £5.00 p.p. Please make sure that you wrap up warm and wear suitable footwear for the walk.

Sunday 11th June — 10.00am-1.00pm
Hats and Flowers Crochet Workshop

Learn how to create a basic beanie hat, and how to make flowers to decorate it with. You will need to bring 3 – 3.5 mm hook and 70 – 100 gms of double knit yarn in a colour of your choice. A variety of colours will be provided to create a contrasting flower with which to embellish your hat when finished. Tickets £15.00 p.p. limited places, booking is essential

Friday 16th to Sunday 18th June
3 Wishes Faery Festival

Welcome one and all to the gathering of the faery clans and the mortal realms in Celtic Cornwall. For three fairytastic days where humans and faerie folk can walk (or fly!) side-by-side in harmony, in celebration of the magical time of midsummer.

Step into the fairy ring portal and into the realms of the Fae. Glimpse into fairyland, and experience how the ‘little people’ celebrate their love of the sacred land, for they are the guardians and carers of our earth. For further information about this event, or to book your tickets visit the organisers website www.faeryevents.com

Sunday 25th June 10:30 – 4:00
Pet Market

Join our Pet Market at this gorgeous location. With over 20 exhibitors selling pet products and treats, as well as talks throughout the day, this event is a must for your diary. Free entry. www.missivyevents.co.uk

Saturday & Sunday 22nd, 23rd July – 10:00 – 5:00
Great British Festival

A celebration of all things British with vintage, artisan & food stalls, music, dancing, performances, workshops, circus acts, children’s entertainment and lots more! Entry £3.50 (includes entry to the house) Under 12’s FREE. www.missivyevents.co.uk

Sunday 6th August – 11.00am-5.00pm
Classic Car Show and Summer Fayre

Back for another year, join the Friends of Mount Edgcumbe and Cornwall Hospice Care for this ever popular event at Mount Edgcumbe. For further details go to www.friends-of-mount-edgcumbe.org.uk

Saturday & Sunday 12th, 13th August – 10:00 – 5:00
Cornwall PetFest

At this stunning location we will be hosting over 30 stalls selling pet related products and services, as well as loads of entertainment in the form of ‘have a go’ agility courses, a dog show, animal related workshops for the kids, entertainment, behaviourist workshops, grooming demos, a Pet’s Got Talent competition, a dog walk, first aid workshops and plenty of refreshments to keep you going! Entry Adult £4.50 Child £2.50 (5- 12) Family £10.00 per day tickets can be bought online at www.missivyevents.co.uk

Friday 18th & Saturday 19th August
Outdoor Cinema

Why not make a trip to the cinema extra special this August and come to the beautiful setting of Mount Edgcumbe to see either Bridesmaids or Star Wars in an open air setting. The films will start between 9.30-10pm (as soon as light levels drop enough). For further information see www.plymouthartscentre.org or to book your tickets contact the Plymouth Arts Centre box office 01752 206114.

Sunday 27th August
Artisan and Food Market

Join our event at the stunning Mount Edgcumbe’s Barrow Centre. We have an exclusive selection of food and artisan exhibitors selling local goods, produce and artisan foods. There will also be live demonstrations and music to entertain you throughout the day. Entry is FREE, so make sure you join us for this wonderful summer’s day out. www.missivyevents.co.uk

2nd & 3rd September
MOUNT EDGCUMBE AT WAR (Military Vehicle Trust Weekend)

  • MVT members Cornwall, Devon and others.
  • Sealed Knot.
  • The 1940’s Roadshow.

Cornwall area MVT extends a warm welcome to exhibitors and traders at their annual show. The event is set in the grounds of Mount Edgcumbe House, its spacious park sweeping down to the beach, overlooking Plymouth Sound.

Military vehicles of all eras are welcome, as are military and wartime displays, re-enactors, memorabilia and trade stalls. 
Be advised that all exhibitors are to remain onsite until Sunday 4:00PM

Road runs are around the estate and Rame peninsula.

Plymouth is a short passenger-ferry ride away, and the Edgcumbe Arms is just a few hundred yards down the drive.

2nd & 3rd September
Vintage Market.

We have an exclusive selection of exhibitors selling vintage and retro products, plus live demonstrations and music to entertain you throughout the day. This event will run alongside the ‘Mount Edgcumbe at War’ event and will be held down at the bottom of the Park. Entry is FREE, so make sure you join us for this wonderful day set back in time. www.missivyevents.co.uk

Sunday 29th October – from 1.45pm
Halloween Hunt

Put on your most spooktacular costume and come and join in the Friends of Mount Edgcumbe scary event this Halloween. There will be a fancy dress competition for all ages – young and old held at 2pm in front the house, followed by a scary scavenger hunt down through the woods. £2.50 to take part, registration from 12noon at the Belvedere room in the Barrow Centre. Prizes for the scariest costume. There will be lots of ghostly goings on along the way- it will be a Halloween treat for all! For further information visit www.friends-of-mount-edgcumbe.org.uk

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th – from 10.00am
Christmas Fayre

Back for the thirteenth year, and still fabulous! The fayre will run 10am to 5pm on Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday.

  • Inspirational cookery demonstrations from leading west country chefs
  • Local produce will be available for your culinary delight
  • Lots of entertainment and Christmas Carolling
  • If your looking for that special Christmas gift, there will be a wide variety of crafts and gifts available
  • Demonstrating of various craft techniques which visitors to the Christmas Fayre are invited to participate in
  • Even a visit from Santa Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm
  • Admission: Adults £3 each, Children £1 each.