Things to do at the farm throughout the year
Events in Cornwall
If you are looking for things to do in Newquay and Truro at one of Cornwall’s top visitor attractions, take a look at our best family events and activities throughout the year.
Whilst our farm is open all year round for tours, tasting, homemade food and drink and visiting our friendly farm animals, plus much more, at special times of the year we host a range of fun events giving you even more exciting things to do in Cornwall.
New for 2018 is our press your own apples facility. Growers with an abundance of apples in their gardens and orchards can now transform fruit to juice and even cyder with our new mill and press. Free to use with a charity donation and apples can be bought at the farm. Please call the farm to check availability as this facility is primarily open during harvest season only.
Our events calendar starts with one of the best things to do at Easter with a free Easter hunt and a Peter Rabbit-themed Cornish afternoon tea experience like no-other. This is followed by our first Blossom Blessing weekend in May, where our orchards transform from bud to beautiful flower; a spectacular sight not to be missed. The farm celebrates this weekend, with foodies and cyder fans tucking into our new cyder suppers night hosted in The Old Bottlery Restaurant.
Parents and carers with children under five, will love soft play sessions at certain times of the year with the renowned Jump with Jo in the Mowhay Tea Rooms.
New for 2018 is the Rattler Pro Ride. Cornwall’s most gruelling cycling sportive, riding along pro riders from Saint Piran, Cornwall’s first professional cycling team. 25, 50 and 100 mile routes all start and finish at the farm with post-ride hospitality in The Old Bottlery restaurant in the evening.
Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival returns for 2018 at Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm. The weekend includes hundreds of ciders and a great line-up of music plus festival tents and camping.
To celebrate harvest season in October and National Apple Day, Healeys hosts a range of extra activities on the farm including apple pressing and The Cornish Apple Bobbing Championships. Over Halloween, the farm and orchards become a spooky sight. Trick or treat hunt, trembling tractor rides and candle-lit cellar tours presents entertainment for all ages.
The year ends with a festive celebration across the farm. Our cobbled courtyard transform into beautifully lit Christmas markets and craft fair. Choirs, Christmas trees, mulled cyders and special family tours make a truly magical experience for everyone.
Make it a Christmas party with a difference. A unique experience starting the evening with a cyder making tour, venturing into our cellars to sample over 20 products before heading up to our beautifully lit restaurant and cyder bar for hearty food, fun, music and lots of cyder! It’s always advisable to book these early to avoid disappointment.
Our famous, homemade Sunday roasts in The Old Bottlery Restaurant are served throughout the year (excluding the summer holidays).