12th July 2018

What’s on for 2020 at Mount Edgcumbe


Wednesdays from 8th January 2020
Tai Chi for Beginners

Join this brand new class here at Mount Edgcumbe held every Wednesday over six weeks.  You will learn the foundation techniques of traditional Tai Chi whilst mastering simple excersises, breathing and meditation techniques which will aid improved fitness, health and wellbeing.  The course is operated by Plymouth Tai Chi.  For further information or to book your place please contact John Hamlett email: plymouthtaichi@gmail.com on Facebook: Plymouth Tai Chi or by calling 07972 846 443

Please note:  The classes are currently on hold until further notice.


Wednesday 1st April 2020 – House opens for the season

The House is open Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday, 11am to 4.30pm (last admission at 4pm) until Wednesday 30th September.  Please note the House is closed for a private event on Thursday 9th April 2020.

Due to the current situation the House and Earl’s Garden currently remains closed


Annual Children’s Easter Egg Hunt (FOMECP Event)
Sunday 5th April – 12.30-3.00pm – CANCELLED

See if you can find the clues hidden through the park as you wind your way to the prize – a lovely Easter Egg.

This year’s trail will start from 2 places – you can choose the Cremyll Gate or the Marquee (up by the House). Where you start is where you end – so no need to walk up and down the hill twice! After the main event has finished on 5th April, the clues will remain in place for the following week, up to Monday 13th April. You can pick up a clue sheet from Aunty Em’s (by Cremyll Gate) or from Lambert Lodge (just through the arch towards the Orangery).


Creative Ocean Plastic Workshop (Upcycled Home Co Event) – CANCELLED
Sunday 5th April – 9.30-11.30am

Make your own nurdle seed head for your home with marine debris artist Michelle Costello from @smartie_lids_on_the_beach.  Using pellets of raw plastic found on Tregantle beach.  We will use a tweezers and a dot of glue to place the pellets on a hand drawn seed head.

One frame is included with the workshop but you can make more than one seed head to take away and frame yourself.  Michelle has lots of experience running workshops and will make this experience fun and informative.  Michelle has a wealth of marine debris knowledge and will endeavour to answer any questions you may have about plastic washed up our beaches, she will even bring some lego and her collection of smartie lids for you to look at.

£25 per person, to book call 07875756311 or pop in store, limited spaces available…..booking essential…….attendees also receive 10% off any purchase in store on the day…..


The Mount Edgcumbe Festival of model trains, boats & planes (MERMS Event) – CANCELLED
10th – 19th April – 10.00am – 4.00pm

An exhibition of models of all types at various places in the Park. Models will include boats, aeroplanes, railway and traction engines.  Tickets cost £3 p.p. for over 16s, accompanied under 16s are free.  The exhibition is being held in the Belvedere Room above the Stables Cafe in the Barrow Centre


Back to the Tudors – CANCELLED
Thursday 16th April – 11.30am – 12.30pm

 What was life like 500 years ago? Discover why Mount Edgcumbe House was so modern and unique when it was built. Look at the collections to find out more about this fascinating period in history. Tickets cost £5.00 p.p. and include entry to the House and Earl’s Garden on the day.


Camellia Walk- CANCELLED
Saturday 18th April – 10.00am – 12 noon

This is an opportunity to join the Curator of the National Camellia Collection, held by Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, on a conducted tour of the collection that currently numbers approximately 1,000 cultivars. Meeting at Dry Walk Car Park tickets costs £5.00 p.p. Suitable walking shoes and clothing is a must on this outdoor adventure.


Spring Garden Tour – CANCELLED
Wednesday 22nd April – 11.00am – 12.30pm

Take a tour of our Grade I listed gardens and historic buildings while they are surrounded by beautiful spring blooms. Tickets £5.00 p.p. Meet at Cremyll Gate.


Jewellery Workshop (Upcycled Home Co Event)
Sunday 26th April 9.30-11.30am – CANCELLED

Tailor make your own freshwater pearl jewellery with Sadie. You will choose from a beautiful selection of shimmering freshwater pearls, sparkling crystals and dainty charms if you fancy a little bit of added sparkle. Pearls never go out of style!
1.5 hour workshop.
All materials provided. Suitable for all levels.  Booking essential £25 pp to book call 07875756311


Wags Tea Party (Miss Ivy Events) – CANCELLED
Saturday 2nd May – 12.00pm – 4.00pm

A tea party for those pooches in your life includes party games, activities & a party box for the pooches! Tickets available on www.adoggydayout.co.uk


Dowsing for Beginners – CANCELLED
Sunday 10th May – 10.30am – 12.30pm

Sceptical? Why not try out the ancient art of dowsing here at Mount Edgcumbe and develop a new skill. Meeting on the terrace in front of the House tickets £5.00 p.p. and don’t forget your wire coat hangers!


History and Heritage of the Earls Garden – CANCELLED
Thursday 14th May – 1.30pm – 2.30pm

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.


Green Man Event – CANCELLED
Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th – 10.00am – 4.00pm

The giant figure of the Green Man returns to Mount Edgcumbe as a centre piece looming over the event sitting on his throne of leaves and bark – he will be presiding over stalls, entertainment, refreshments and lots of activities. Entry to the event is free of charge- all day parking £5 per vehicle.


The Southwest Paddle Fest (PB Adventures) 
Friday 29 – Sunday 31 May – CANCELLED

It’s more than a festival, it’s an adventure!  Camping, kayaking, canoeing and stand up paddle boarding for the whole family regardless of craft or paddling ability. ‘Have a Go’ sessions, guided trips for those with their own kit, workshops and commercial stands all set within the magnificent grounds of Mount Edgcumbe Country Park.

Camping field with toilets and hot showers just 2 minutes from the beach. There’s live music throughout Saturday afternoon and evening and activities for the little one’s. It’s about having fun in the great outdoors whilst meeting new friends and that all important family time. Dog’s welcome. https://www.southwestpaddlefest.com/


Friday 5th, Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th June – CANCELLED
Cremyll Maritime Festival – (Lynher River Barge CIC)

Join us for this brand new event taking place at Barn Pool here at Mount Edgcumbe. The festival is a celebration of everything maritime, from the heritage of the boats to the skills involved in building, sailing and maintaining them. The event is shore based with stalls and exhibitions where you can learn about local maritime projects and promoting the activities of the Cremyll Maritime Guild.

Traditional boats will be anchored at a short distance off the beach, offering visitors a number of water based activities.  For further information visit more at http://tamarbarge.org.uk


Going Bats at Mount Edgcumbe – CANCELLED
Saturday 6th June – 8.00pm – 10.30pm

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.


Rum & Reggae Festival – CANCELLED
Saturday 13th June – 3.00pm – 9.00pm

Join the Miss Ivy team on Artists Platt for an afternoon & evening of live Reggae music, DJ, Rum & Cocktail bar, distillers and Caribbean food! Tickets available on www.missivyevents.co.uk Over 18’s only


Caribbean Family Day – CANCELLED
Sunday 14th June – 10.30am – 4.00pm

A family day out on Artists Platt to include music, children’s entertainment, Rum & Cocktail bar, Caribbean food and lots more! Tickets available on www.missivyevents.co.uk


3 Wishes Faery Festival (A Karen Kay Faery Event)
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st June – CANCELLED

For further information: https://fairyfestival.co.uk/


Street Food Festival – CANCELLED
Sunday 28th June – 12 noon – 4.00pm

Join the Miss Ivy team in the lower park for mouth watering cuisine from all over the world. Live music & bar. Free entry


Summer Fiesta in the Garden (Marquee & Earl’s Garden)
Saturday 4th July – 3.00pm – 8.00pm – CANCELLED

Party in the Garden with Gin & Cocktail bars, live music and food! Tickets available on www.missivyevents.co.uk


Paintings of the Past
Thursday 16th July – 11.30am – 12.30pm – CANCELLED

An introduction to some of the fantastic paintings on display here at Mount Edgcumbe. Find out what stories lay behind the images and maybe see something from behind the scenes. Starting at 11.30am the talk lasts approx. 1 hr. Tickets cost £5.00 p.p (Inc free entry to House & Earls Garden) advanced booking required.


Street Food Festival
Saturday 18th July – 4.00pm – 8.00pm – CANCELLED

Join the Miss Ivy team in the lower park for mouth watering cuisine from all over the world. Live music & bar. Free entry


Ice-Cream & Bubbles Festival
Sunday 19th July – 10.30am – 4.00pm – CANCELLED

The popular Ice-Cream Festival is back in the lower park and it is bigger and better with lots of ice-cream vendors, children’s entertainment, bubble fun and lots more! Tickets available on www.missivyevents.co.uk


History around the House
Thursday 23rd July – 1.30pm – 2.30pm  – CANCELLED

Find out more about the fascinating history of the people above and below stairs who have lived here at Mount Edgcumbe. Tickets £5.00 p.p. and includes free entry to the House and Earls Garden and should be booked in advance.


Classic Car Show and Summer Fayre
Sunday 2nd August – 11.00am – 5.00pm – CANCELLED

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


Street Food Festival – CANCELLED
Saturday 8th August – 5.00pm – 8.00pm

Join the Miss Ivy team for mouth watering cuisine from all over the world. Live music & bar. Free entry


Plymouth Fireworks Display – CANCELLED
Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th August

To view the displays there is parking available at Deer Park and disabled parking provision at Barn Pool


The Metta Catharina von Flensburg – CANCELLED
Monday 17th August – 11.30am – 12.30pm

Learn all about the wreck of the 18th century brigantine, lost off the coast of Mount Edgcumbe in 1786 carrying a precious cargo of leather. Hear the incredible tale of the divers who discovered the wreck and spent the next 30 years battling to uncover her secrets. Tickets £5.00 p.p. and inc. entrance to the House and Earls Garden.


Garden Tour – CANCELLED
Wednesday 12th August – 10.30am – 12 noon

Enjoy the delights of the lower gardens here at Mount Edgcumbe with one of our knowledgeable staff. Find out about the creation and history of these amazing Grade 1 listed gardens and some of the rare and unusual plants growing in them. Meeting at Cremyll Gates, the event will last approx.1 1/2 hrs and cost £5.00 p.p.


Street Food Festival – CANCELLED
Saturday 29th August – 4.00pm – 8.00pm

Join the Miss Ivy team in the lower park for mouth watering cuisine from all over the world. Live music & bar. Free entry


Summer Fete – CANCELLED
Sunday 30th August

The popular Summer Fete is back in the lower park with children’s entertainment, live music, bouncy castles, gift & artisan stalls, traditional games and lots more! Entry £3.00 (under 16’s free)


Sealed Knot & MVT Weekend – CANCELLED
Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th September

Date for the diary – details to be confirmed


Going Bats at Mount Edgcumbe – CANCELLED
Saturday 12th September – 7.00pm – 9.30pm

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 7pm, the walk will take approximately 2-3 hours and finish off with hot soup and cost £5 p.p. Make sure that you wrap up warm and wear suitable footwear for the walk.


Street Food Festival – CANCELLED
Saturday 12th September – 4.00pm – 8.00pm

Join the Miss Ivy team in the lower park for mouth watering cuisine from all over the world. Live music & bar. Free entry


The Big Doggy Day Out Festival – CANCELLED
Sunday 13th September – 10.30am – 4.00pm

A fun interactive day out in the lower park for you and your pooch with lots of have-a-go activities including agility & hoopers, fun dog show, seminars, dog products and lots more! Tickets available on www.adoggydayout.co.uk


House closes for the Winter Season
Wednesday 30th September

The House will be open for guided tours only on a Sunday at 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm


Halloween Hunt (FOMECP Event)
Sunday 25th October

Date for the diary – details to be confirmed.


Christmas Fayre – CANCELLED
Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th December – from 10.00 am

Back for the seventeenth year, and still fabulous!

  • Inspirational cooking demonstrations from local West Country chefs
  • Lots of local produce plus a wide variety of local gifts and crafts.
  • Beautiful floral dispmby Duchy College students available to buy.
  • Shops, workshops, galleries and a cafe in the Barrow Centre.
  • Plus a programme full of entertainment, a family activity zone, stilt walkers, you can even visit Santa in his Grotto!
  • Scheduled ferries from Stonehouse and the Barbican.

There’s even a chance to win a fantastic 3 night stay for up to four people in our luxury self catering Yew Tree Cottage in our free prize draw.

Entrance: £3 adults, £1 children, All Day Parking £1 per car (Entrance payment/parking by cash only although a number of stalls do accept card payment.  Please note there are no cash machines or cash back facilities at the Park)
Please note – no dogs, except guide dogs, are allowed in the fayre.


WonderNights Event
December 2020 – January 2021

Wonder Nights returns with something special for families this Christmas. The World of Make Believe is the vision of Michael Weedon, who spent over 5 years crafting intricate homes for make believe characters and Children’s author Michael Walter, who created a unique story for each of them.
For the first time ever – Wonder Nights is bringing the entire collection together to be seen in the natural context of Mount Edgcumbe’s formal garden. Join us from 10 December and be led on a truly unique story-based adventure!

  Download the events leaflet