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Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park
Cremyll
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01752 822236
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Events at Mount Edgcumbe

Mount Edgcumbe House open 1 April to 30 September 2014

The Metta Catharina Exhibition

April to September at Mount Edgcumbe House

This year at Mount Edgcumbe House sees the Heritage Lottery Funded Metta Catharina exhibition which tells the story of the wreck of the 18th century brigantine, lost off the coast of Mount Edgcumbe in 1786 carrying a precious cargo of leather.

The exhibition will also tell the incredible tale of the divers who discovered the wreck and spent the next 30 years battling to uncover her secrets. It promises to be a fun packed, informative exhibition full of interactive activities for families to enjoy.


Hawk Walks

Every Friday (subject to pre-booking)

Spend an hour or so with one of the country's top professional Falconers, flying a spectacular Harris Hawk as well as a close-up meeting with a beautiful Owl! Taking place every Friday, with pre-booking and payment required through the westcountryfalconry.com website. Cost is £25 per person.

To find out more contact David or Michelle at Westcountry Falconry on 07904 314082 or email westcountryfalco@aol.com.


Sealed Knot Weekend

Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 September 2014

Join members of the Sealed Knot Society and see what the life and times of an ordinary Civil War soldier and their families was really like. Experience the sounds, sights and the smells(!) of a soldiers camp from the mid-17th century.

You will have an opportunity to see demonstrations of pike, muskets and artillery as well as encounter the activities of the soldier’s base camp where the women and children will be preparing food and refreshments for their troops.

This is a free event in the park (car parking charges apply).


Vintage and Artisan Event

Sunday 7 September 2014 - 11am to 4pm

Miss Ivy Events is pleased to announce a brand new exciting event at Mount Edgcumbe. The 'All things Vintage and Artisan' @ The Edge.

The event runs from 11am to 4pm in the Stables Courtyard (by the house) Local, talented artisan makers and vintage sellers will be showcasing their wares - with an array of clothes, crockery, homewares and lots more! Vintage inspired entertainment including a beauty parlour, photobooth and music will run throughout the day in the courtyard area. For more details go to the Miss Ivy Events website.


Trade@the edge

Sunday 7 September 2014 - 10am to 12 noon

This small business networking event, operated by the Upcycled Home Co, is based in the Barrow Centre and will run from 10am to 12 noon. Tickets should be booked in advance at a cost of £5 per person including refreshments and guest speaker. Call 07875 756 311 or email upcycledhome.co@outlook.com for further information.


Segway™ Skills

Sunday 7 September 2014 - 10am and 12 noon

At only £9.95 per person Segway Skills is your opportunity to step on board the world’s first self balancing personal transporter. Following the normal training briefing, this taster session offers you the opportunity to practice gliding in our private practice area.

If you’re ready for more, we’ll invite you to conquer the Segway Skills course – complete with tight turns, precision rope, ramps, dead end, cone slalom, balance beams, bunny hop and limbo bungee.

Finally, you’ll have some free time to test out the Segway at a faster pace whilst our instructors take some final action photos! To book call 0871 789 1024 or visit the Adventure Segway website.

We have made these sessions more accessible. Participants between 10 and 15 years of age can be supervised without a participating adult. It also comes with an extended weight tolerance of no less than 6 stone and no more than 19 stone.


Segway™ Skills

Monday 8 September 2014 - 11am

At only £9.95 per person Segway Skills is your opportunity to step on board the world’s first self balancing personal transporter. Following the normal training briefing, this taster session offers you the opportunity to practice gliding in our private practice area.

If you’re ready for more, we’ll invite you to conquer the Segway Skills course – complete with tight turns, precision rope, ramps, dead end, cone slalom, balance beams, bunny hop and limbo bungee.

Finally, you’ll have some free time to test out the Segway at a faster pace whilst our instructors take some final action photos! To book call 0871 789 1024 or visit the Adventure Segway website.

We have made these sessions more accessible. Participants between 10 and 15 years of age can be supervised without a participating adult. It also comes with an extended weight tolerance of no less than 6 stone and no more than 19 stone.


Victorian Edgcumbes

Wednesday 10 September 2014 - 11.30am to 12.30pm

A look at the family of the 4th Earl through stunning old photographs and a fascinating diary from the 1870s. Find out about house parties, royal visits, amateur theatricals and the home life of this important, wealthy family. Starting at 11.30am, tickets cost £5 per person. and include entrance to the House and Earls Garden.


Going Bats at Mount Edgcumbe

Saturday 13 September 2014 - 7pm til late

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 to 3 hours and finish off with hot soup and cost of £5 per person. Please make sure that you wrap up warm and wear suitable footwear for the walk. Due to limited spaces, booking is essential.


Rags to Riches Workshop

Sunday 14 September 2014 - 10am to 1pm

Join our tutor Lorraine for this introduction to rag rugging between 10am and 1pm. Learn the 'age-old' craft of creating beautiful textiles for the home using traditional rag-rugging techniques.

This is the time to make use of all those lovely bits of fabric and clothing that you no longer need, but can't bear to part with. All materials will be provided however you may wish to bring along any special fabric scraps and fabric scissors if you have them.

If you don't have any suitable materials please don't worry as there will be plenty to share. Tickets for the event are £20 per person and should be booked in advance as spaces are limited.


Edible Herb Wreath

Sunday 14 September 2014 - 10am to 4pm

This workshop, operated by the Upcycled Home Co, is based in the Barrow Centre and will run from 10am - 4pm.  Tickets should be booked in advance at a cost of £48 per person including all materials and lunch. Call 07875 756 311 or email upcycledhome.co@outlook.com for further information.


Local Produce Market

Sunday 14 September 2014 - 10am to 4pm

Join us in the Earls Garden Marquee to celebrate local food and drink from the Tamar Valley by supporting our local growers. Produce available will include fresh bread, vegetables, eggs, apple juice, preserves, flowers and plants, honey, smoked fish, cakes and lots more.


The Kings Troop RHA

Saturday 20 September 2014 - 12 noon to 4pm

Meet the horses and mounted gunners of the Kings Troop RHA here at Mount Edgcumbe for a unique day out. The troop wil perform a number of informal mounted displays on the lower Avenue in front of Mount Edgcumbe House between 12 noon and 2pm. You will then be able to meet the horses and the Gunners of the Kings Troop at their stables located at Barrow Field next to the Barrow Centre. There will be lots of activites and display stands throughout the day, entry to this event is free but any donations will be divided between The Army Benevolent fund and The Donkey Sancturay.


Mosaic Mirrors

Saturday 20 September 2014 - 10am to 4pm

This workshop, operated by the Upcycled Home Co, is based in the Barrow Centre and will run from 10am to 4pm. Tickets should be booked in advance at a cost of £30 per person including all materials and lunch. Call 07875 756 311 or email upcycledhome.co@outlook.com for further information.


Segway ‘Expedition Hooe Lake

Sunday 21 September 2014 at 2pm

If you’ve visited us before, you’re welcome to join us on an exciting 4 mile expedition across the peninsular to Hooe Lake Valley.

Your journey will take you on an extended adventure across the Grotton Plantation in search for hundreds of wild fallow deer. It’s a challenging adventure with a variety of terrain and gradients.

At the half way point, we’ll offer you a hot or cold drink and granola bars to fuel your energy back to base camp! The cost is £38 per person. To book call 0871 789 1024 or visit the Adventure Segway website.


Segway ‘Expedition Hooe Lake

Monday 22 September 2014 at 2pm

If you’ve visited us before, you’re welcome to join us on an exciting 4 mile expedition across the peninsular to Hooe Lake Valley.

Your journey will take you on an extended adventure across the Grotton Plantation in search for hundreds of wild fallow deer. It’s a challenging adventure with a variety of terrain and gradients.

At the half way point, we’ll offer you a hot or cold drink and granola bars to fuel your energy back to base camp! The cost is £38 per person. To book call 0871 789 1024 or visit the Adventure Segway website.


Fabulous Felt Workshop

Sunday 5 October 2014 - 10am to 1pm

Try something new and learn this fascinating skill. Use beautiful merino wool fibres to create a unique felted wall hanging using the wet felting method. There will be an opportunity to experiment with colour blending using traditional carders and; to introduce some embellishment into your work. All materials provided however please bring an old clean towel and a plastic bag to carry wet items home. Starting at 10am until 1pm, the course will cost £20 per person.


Local Produce Market

Sunday 12 October 2014 - 10am to 4pm

Join us in the Earls Garden Marquee to celebrate local food and drink from the Tamar Valley by supporting our local growers. Produce available will include fresh bread, vegetables, eggs, apple juice, preserves, flowers and plants, honey, smoked fish, cakes and lots more.


Segway™ Skills

Sunday 19 October 2014 at 10am

At only £9.95 per person Segway Skills is your opportunity to step on board the world’s first self balancing personal transporter. Following the normal training briefing, this taster session offers you the opportunity to practice gliding in our private practice area.

If you’re ready for more, we’ll invite you to conquer the Segway Skills course – complete with tight turns, precision rope, ramps, dead end, cone slalom, balance beams, bunny hop and limbo bungee.

Finally, you’ll have some free time to test out the Segway at a faster pace whilst our instructors take some final action photos! To book call 0871 789 1024 or visit the Adventure Segway website.

We have made these sessions more accessible. Participants between 10 and 15 years of age can be supervised without a participating adult. It also comes with an extended weight tolerance of no less than 6 stone and no more than 19 stone.


Glide and Glow
Friday

24 October to Sunday 2 November 2014

At £20 per person See the park in the dark! Glide and Glow returns this Autumn. Experience a journey at night illuminated by thousands of LED’s and colourful effects that create a visual spectacle.

Visit the Adventure Segway website for frequently asked questions and all you need to know.


Annual Halloween Hunt

Friday 31 October 2014 - from 2pm

The annual children's Halloween event run by the Friends of Mount Edgcumbe is happening in Mount Edgcumbe Park is here once again, starting at 1.45pm from the Orangery where refreshments will be available.

There will be a Halloween hunt, scavenger hunt (last entry for the trail is 3pm) and fancy dress competition. Prizes for the best home made outfit and for the most original Halloween characters in the different age groups which are under 5s, 5 to 7 years, 7 to 10 years and 10 years plus. Judging starts at 2pm, so be there in good time if you want to take part.

The event costs £2.50 per child includes any or all activities and a goody bag. This event will go ahead whatever the weather so come along and join in the fun. For further information ring Kate on 01752 823602.


The Big Draw And Family Arts Festival

Friday 31st October 2014.

Join members of Drawn to the Valley for this wonderful event now back for a second year at Mount Edgcumbe. Taking place in the marquee in the Earls Garden this is definately fun for all the family.

So what is the Big Draw all about?  The 2014 Big Draw will run from 1 October to 2 November across the UK and in twenty other countries, with 280,000 people expected to join in over 1000+ events. The Big Draw offers thousands of enjoyable, and mainly free, drawing activities which connect people of all ages with museums, outdoor spaces, artists, designers, illustrators - and each other. These events are for those who love to draw, as well as for those who think they can't!

This year's Big Draw theme, It's Our World, is a celebration of our environment - of urban, rural and coastal landscapes. Look at our mini mag for ideas and inspiration.


Indigo with Shibori Workshop

Sunday 2 November 2014 - 10am to 4pm

(originally advertised as 9 November)

Experiment with this wonderful method of dyeing and create beautiful shades of blue. Use the ancient Japanese technique of Shibori to create pattern in your work.

During the day, we will make a number of pattern samples and use this skill to create a decorated fabulous scarf that we will then dye in the indigo vat. Please bring a small, pointed pair of scissors and a roll of button/quilting thread. Cost £40 per person.


Local Produce Market

Sunday 9 November 2014 - 10am to 4pm

Join us in the Earls Garden Marquee to celebrate local food and drink from the Tamar Valley by supporting our local growers. Produce available will include fresh bread, vegetables, eggs, apple juice, preserves, flowers and plants, honey, smoked fish, cakes and lots more.


Reflections Concert

Sunday 23 November 2014

Why not spend a delightful afternoon at Mount Edgcumbe House where a concert is being held featuring Reflections with music, songs and light entertainment. For further information about this event and to book tickets, please visit the Friends of Mount Edgcumbe website.


Christmas Fayre

Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 December 2014

Back for the 11th year, the Christmas Fayre will be better than ever! 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
  • If your looking for that special Christmas gift, there will be a wide variety of crafts and gifts stare available
  • Admission: Adults £3 each, Children £1 each