Callestock Blog

30 Dec

11 things to look forward to in Cornwall in 2020

On the cusp of a new year, we've decked the halls and sprinkled Christmas magic throughout Callestock Farm. We're also looking forward a brand new decade in Cornwall, and here are just a few of the reasons why the roaring twenties are kicking off in style.


What we're looking forward to in 2020

1. A Leap Year 

Why wouldn't we love an extra day? 2020 is a Leap Year, giving you a whole extra day to enjoy a Cornish cream tea, watch the sun set over the Cornish countryside, and feed the cows at Callestock. 

Truro at sunrise

2. Royal Cornwall Show

It's one of our favourite events of the year - the Royal Cornwall Show has been running for over 200 years and it's a great chance for me and Nick to catch up with friends from the farming community.

horse show

It's also packed with live entertainment, impressive performances, show animals and much more, plenty for guests to enjoy.  

3. St Piran's Day

The National Day of Cornwall celebrates the legend of St Piran, the preacher who sailed from Ireland on a millstone. Every year on March 5th, hundreds march through the sand dunes at Perranporth Beach (the legend's landing spot) to mark the event.

Perranporth Beach Cornwall

It's a day to celebrate all things Cornish, and it's also the time of the National Pasty Championships at the Eden Project - double win!

4. Spring Flower Show

This annual show means Winter is over and it's time to look ahead to warmer days and sunnier mornings. It's also a must-see show, with thousands of plants, flowers and vegetables on display, grown by local producers and hobbyists.

flower show

Taking place each May, it inspires even the most reluctant gardener to discover their green fingers. 

5. Tour of Britain Cycling Race

The UK's most prestigious cycling race begins on 6th September 2020, and for the first time ever, it starts in Cornwall. We're looking forward to seeing over 120 professional riders racing through 170km of Cornish countryside, from Penzance to Bodmin.

cycling race


You can see a full list of riders here. Book your holiday in Cornwall today and get yourself a spot on the trail route. 

6. Calf season

If you've visited Callestock Courtyard in Cornwall, you'll most likely have met our wonderful little herd of Jersey cows. One of the highlights is the arrival of the babies each Spring.

calves at Callestock

Join us for the annual naming tradition, where friends, guests and others submit their name suggestions. The initial for 2020 is D - it's never too early to submit your ideas so get your thinking cap on and send over as many fun, clever, unusual and adorable names as you like!

7. National Trust Celebrations

The National Trust turns 125 in 2020, and is holding events all over the country to celebrate. Cornwall is home to stunning National Trust properties, including Lanhydrock, St Michael's Mount, Trelissick Gardens, Bedruthan Steps, Wheal Coates tin mine and Godrevy Lighthouse.

St Michael's Mount in Cornwall

The birthday celebrations are bound to offer plenty of opportunities to try something you've not tried before, see something a bit different and learn something new - we'll share news of events on our Facebook page as they're announced.

8. Olympic & Paralympic Games 2020

The Games begin on 24 July, with two weeks of guaranteed edge-of-the-seat excitement. We're looking forward to nail-biting sprint finishes, new heroes, familiar faces and hopefully a few gold medals.

9. Cornish Summer 

At Callestock Courtyard we look forward to Summer every year, but 2020 is forecast to be another scorcher so we're really excited.

Looe harbour Cornwall

Make the most of a Cornish Summer and try hedgehog ice-cream, borrow our bikes to explore the coast path, or just escape with your special someone for a romantic break away.

10. Foodies' Season

September marks the start of Food Festival Season in Cornwall, which is a great excuse to indulge in Cornish cheese, real ale, Rodda's Clotted Cream and fresh seafood.

freshly picked tea leaves

Events include the Truro Food Festival, Newquay Fish Festival and the Falmouth Oyster Festival. See more here.  

11. A Holiday

Now Christmas is behind us, it's officially okay to start planning your next holiday. Where will you go in 2020? What will you see? 

Callestock Vean in Cornwall bedroom

We'd love to invite you to Cornwall for a short break or a longer stay in one of the converted barns or the luxury 5 star Callestock Vean property. All (ALL) of the TripAdvisor reviews for Callestock Courtyard are five star, which makes us one of the top accommodation providers in Cornwall.

See why when you stay at Callestock in 2020.

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