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What's going on in Looe, summer holiday events and activities.

Updated: May 11, 2023

There is so much to see and do here in SE Cornwall, on land, by train or on the sea! We are in our fourth year of living here in Cornwall and we are still exploring and feel as if we are on holiday too!

We do have a list of recommendations on our website, places we have visited ourselves or have been recommended by guests staying with us. There are some very helpful sites for visitors that also have comprehensive lists of visitor attractions and events and they can be found here alongside our own recommendations.

What's new in Looe! New summer holiday activities.

This summer has seen the arrival of Looe Land Train. The train runs from the Millpool Car Park to the Beach Front, West Looe Quayside and Hanafore. As well as being a great transport service, the train provides a heritage audio tour as you ride. We will have maps and information about the train in our cottages shortly. We are sure children will enjoy the ride and adults appreciate the service.

Last year also saw the arrival of Looe Self Drive Boat Hire. These little boats are a great activity. They can be hired from next to the RNLI slipway, you can then take the boat past the working harbour side, under the arches of Looe bridge and up the West Looe river where the woodland meets the waters edge. A beautiful place with an abundance of wildlife including Kingfishers to be seen.

Upcoming local summer holiday events

Looe Pirate Trail. Running from now until Friday 30th June. Take the train from Liskeard or Plymouth Stations to Looe and pick up a booklet to help find the lost pirates before the captain sets sail for the Caribbean! The trail takes you around Looe looking for pirate stickers and when complete you can return to the station for your reward.

Looe Pirate Trail
Great Scenic Railways Looe Pirate Trail

Looe Lugger Regatta Thursday May 18th to Sunday 21st 2023. Looe will be hosting a regatta of traditional wooden working boats and West Looe Quayside will be the venue for live music each evening. The first evening kicks off with the Wreckers the local sea shanty singers from Polperro. This should be a spectator sight in Looe Bay.

Royal Cornwall Show Thursday June 8th to Saturday 10th 2023. This is the county's biggest event with Agriculture Shows, Farming and Food demonstrations, entertainment and retail. It is held at the Wadebridge Show Ground.

Cornwalls biggest event of the year
Royal Cornwall Show

Liskeard Show Saturday 8th July. An annual 1 day agricultural show with Cattle, Sheep, Horses, Dog Show and Country Home Craft Competitions. Main Ring entertainment, Countryside Area including The Farming Discovery Zone, vintage tractors, weaver, thatcher, alpacas, goats, pigs, apple pressing, forest schools and a miniature steam engine. A great family day out.

Great Trethew Vintage Rally Saturday 26th to Monday 28th August 2023. An event with hundreds of exhibitors showing their vintage tractors, cars, motorcycles, steam traction & stationary engines. With daily parades in the central show ring and entertainment. Just a couple of miles down the road at Horningtops!

Looe Weekender Friday 15th to Sunday 17th September. A weekend of free live music at 10 venues and pop stages around Looe. A great weekend of entertainment with a fabulous friendly atmosphere in a picturesque setting.

This is just a selection of local events taking place over the next few months, there is plenty to do and see. We will be sharing other events on our social media accounts and we invite you to join us on Facebook or Instagram for all the latest news. Also please check out our website page for recommendations. We hope to welcome to East Trenean Farm Holiday Cottages over the next few months, when we hope you will enjoy all Looe has to offer!

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