After such a terrible winter throughout the UK you will be glad to hear that spring seems to finally be on its way. The first signs of the changing seasons are a welcome sight in Cornwall. The daffodils are open, the birds are singing, and leaves are appearing again on the trees.
Spring is a great time in Cornwall, not just because of the nature and wildlife, but also because of its activities. There’s always plenty going on in St Ives, and with spring well and truly on its way we thought we’d give you a taste of two great springtime treats that will be happening during the St Ives Easter break.
The Celtic Media Festival 2014
Cornwall has a strong Celtic heritage that connects it to Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and Brittany. The Celtic Media Festival has been running for 33 years, and aims to promote Celtic language and culture in broadcasting. It features great talent from across all the Celtic regions, with around 400 delegates attending. It offers a chance to see and hear from some of the people keeping Celtic culture alive today, and is a great insight for people who happen to be enjoying a break in St Ives to see the way in which Cornwall still connects to its past and heritage.
The Celtic Media Festival 2014 is a three-day event that runs from the 2nd to the 4th of April. You can find out more about the festival by visiting its website: Celtic Media Festival.
St Ives Beer Festival 2014
Organised by CAMFRA, the Campaign For Real Ale; this two-day festival is sure to prove a hit with those who like a tipple or two. The festival will feature more than 60 ales, as well as other beverages including fruit wines and ciders. The beer festival offers an all-round experience, with plenty of hot food and live entertainment.
The St Ives Beer Festival 2014 is held in the St Ives Guildhall on the 30th and 31st of May. Entry costs £4 for people who are not members of the Campaign For Real Ale, or you can opt to pay the higher admission price of £10 and receive a festival programme and souvenir glass. Find out more about the festival on its Facebook page: St Ives Beer Fest.
Planning springs breaks to St Ives
There’s always something going on during Easter in St Ives, so even if these two festivals don’t tickle your fancy, you’re bound to find an activity, open day, or event that piques your interest. And don’t forget that exploring the town of St Ives is an activity in itself with so many art galleries and side alleys to explore; so whatever your tastes, whatever your preferences, there’s something in this idyllic seaside town for everyone.
One of the best ways to enjoy a break in St Ives is to book yourself into a self-catering holiday cottage. We have some of the best holiday properties in and around St Ives for you to choose from. For great spring breaks, in great surroundings, and at a great price, browse our collection of holiday properties today.