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Family Fun Weekend – Just Do It!

By April 17, 2015 August 22nd, 2018 Blog

Exterior shot of the manor house at CLC Trenython Manor Cornwall

The weekend of May 9th-10th is no place for slouches at CLC Trenython Manor, it’s an occasion for families to get stuck in with a wide array of creative activities from den building and kite making to writing Haiku poetry in a forest setting, and much more in between!

Successfully launched in 2014, the resort’s Family Fun Weekend will be celebrating nature, as well as children’s art and literature, with an exciting list of events as part of the annual Fowey Festival of Words and Music, which runs from May 9th to 16th.

It promises to be a lively and memorable weekend for all who take part, and if this sounds like the ideal family break for you then check out our special lodge accommodation rates – and have yourselves a whale of a time! “Magical”, “Stunning” “a great day” are just some of the guest comments from last year.

Families can also experience a feast of culture with a packed programme of events for the main festival, which shows off the many facets and creative talents that Fowey and Cornwall have to offer. You can check out the full programme here.

With the BBC adaptation of the Cornish drama ‘Poldark’ currently on our screens, it’s no surprise to find it too features on the packed literary agenda. Dr Andrew Graham, son of Winston Graham who wrote the original Poldark novels, and who will deliver the opening du Maurier Lecture, will be joining a discussion of the show with its producers.

Famous couple Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan will also be at the festival chatting about Judy’s eagerly awaited second novel, I Do Not Sleep, and the programme reveals an impressive line up of other authors, speakers, musical performances by musicians, singers and choirs, and workshops – during which you can even try your hand at playing the harp!

Sybarites and bookworms will no doubt fall for the temptations of the new Festival Café and bookshop, located at the Royal Fowey Yacht Club. Pimms on the terrace anyone? The festival is organised by the du Maurier Festival Society, and as Cornwall’s perhaps best known author Daphne du Maurier’s influence on events continues to hold sway. There’s even a bid to get into the Guinness Book of Records (May 13th from 10am at The Old Quay House Hotel) by reading from her books for 24 hours!

Useful information:

Long stay car parks are available, with a 5-10 minute walk into town

Bus services will operate between the Main Car Park and town centre every 15 minutes between 10am and 7pm, with a late night service between 10pm and 11pm for those attending evening performances.

For prices and festival ticket bookings information go to or call +44 (0)1726 87 95 00

Local box offices and information centres will also have this service.

For more details of CLC Trenython Manor’s Family Fun Festival, and for accommodation, call +44 (0) 1726 81 47 97