Book a Festival Hotel Break in 7 Easy Steps
If you’re currently looking to book a short hotel break at Mullion Cove, you’ll already know there are plenty of interesting things to do. But would you like to experience something different this year without blowing your budget? If you’ve been scratching your head asking yourself this question, we can help!
In springtime Cornwall hosts many unique festivals, from celebrating the arts in Truro or literature and music in Fowey, to sampling tasty fare at an artisan food and drink festival, and the lively fun inherent at ancient town gatherings.
To help you make the most of these fantastic events, we’ve created these seven simple steps for planning a Cornish festival hotel break in Cornwall.
#1 | Research your festivals
Research is vital. We’re not teaching you to suck eggs – but knowing the time and location of the festivals in which you’re interested will make it easier to create an itinerary. If you’re carrying out online research, VisitCornwall.co.uk are a great resource as they list each event by date and town.
Check the location of each festival carefully so you’re not exhausted from blazing a trail round the entire county! You could also keep an eye on our Pinterest We Celebrate Festivals board for inspiration.
Check it out: The Porthleven Food Festival on 20th April focuses on produce ‘Sourced from the Sea’ where you can sample local fishermen’s catches including crab and lobster.
#2 | Contact tourist information
“Our festival offers a chance to engage with life on the Fal River and discover its history and heritage, and to celebrate the places, people, history and culture that are connected by this Cornish river,” says Dot Peryer, director of Fal River Festival.
There’s nothing better than seeking advice from the local folk of Cornwall. To discover events that capture the true flavour of traditional Cornish culture speak to the team at Helston Tourist Information, they certainly know their stuff. Drop in and see them on Meneage Street in Helston when you’re in the area or give them a call on 01326 565431 before booking your hotel break.
Staff members at Mullion Cove Hotel reception are also a good source for local event information.
Check it out: The Fal River Festival 24th May to 2nd June includes over 150 events ranging from music and drama, arts and heritage to gig racing, harbour jazz bands and film showings on moored ferries.
#3 | Consider dog friendly events
As we are a dog friendly hotel, a question often asked is which places and attractions allow animals. If holidaying with your hound, we advise you to check dog policies in advance. However, the beauty about most Cornish festivals is they take place outdoors so pets are usually in attendance! That said, be prepared for some tented areas such as talks, demonstrations and food and drink stalls to prohibit animals.
Check it out: At Fowey Festival of Words & Music 8th to 18th of May novelists bring their works to life, TV presenters share their experiences (including Monty Halls), and famous comedians provide lots of laughter.
#4 | Create an itinerary
You don’t have to go crazy with details but if you’re keen to visit a clutch of festivals during your hotel break in Cornwall, it pays to be organised. We’ve put together a sample itinerary for our Cornish Festival Hotel Break which you could use as a starting point. But there are many other festivals happening across the county – so get searching!
#5 | Book our festival hotel break
We’ve done all the hard work for you! Our Cornish Festival Break is available during April or May 2013 only on a per room per night basis for two people sharing, which includes three-course evening dinner, coffee and full English breakfast daily and welcome drinks at reception. You can also include a festival hamper of Cornish produce and a bottle of bubbly as part of your stay for £30, with doggy treats for furry guests.
#6 | Enter our competition
If a festival hotel break in Cornwall sounds like a jolly good show to you then why not enter our competition to win a Cornish Festival Break B&B weekend for two? Simply post a picture on our Facebook page, send us your picture by email, or Tweet us with a photo attached of you at your favourite festival or celebratory event – the year doesn’t matter!
Make sure you include your name, the name of the festival and year – we’ll choose our three favourites. Two runners-up will each receive a Cornish seafood cook book; either, Modern Seafood by Nathan Outlaw or My Kitchen Table: 100 Fish and Seafood Recipes by Rick Stein. So get posting!
Competition deadline is 9am Monday 27th May 2013.
#7| Share your experiences
Now it’s your turn! Have you visited a Cornish festival already? Or have you booked a festival hotel break with us this year? Share your thoughts and comments with us in the box below or tell us about your experiences through our social media pages. We’d love to hear from you!