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Fun Palace at Bodmin

FREE, Fantastic & Fun Activities happening all over Bodmin!

Venues across Bodmin have joined together to create a town-wide Fun Palace extravaganza for 2018, with locations across Bodmin playing host to the many skills and talents of people in the local community.

Fun Palaces are a mixture of arts, science, craft, tech, digital, heritage and sports activities run by and for local communities. They are free, hands-on, local and fun. Since 2014 a total of 934 Fun Palaces across the world have been made by 24,000 people with 340,000 taking part. This year will be the fifth Fun Palace weekend.

This year Bodmin is really putting FUN on the map! There are 6 locations offering FREE activities from reflexology to racing remote control tanks, bike tracks to nature walks, giant games and engineering activities to making music from a pile of old rubbish!

“This is the first ever Bodmin-wide Fun Palace and we have so much going on. Visit any of the locations and you’ll discover a mix of activities, from something you’ve always wanted to try to something a little different or completely new. Everyone is welcome and all of the activities are free and suitable for all ages”.
-Chloe Hughes, Fun Palaces Ambassador

Plus pick up your free activity trail from any of the locations and complete our painted pebble hunt to win a special prize!
Venues taking part in Fun Palaces Bodmin are:
  •  Cornwall’s Regimental Museum – Saturday 6th October 11am – 4pm

Have a go at Halloween face painting, make a radio show, play giant games, race a radio controlled tank and take care of your health with Qi Gong, mini- reflexology, healthy eating games and more!

  • Bodmin & Wenford Railway – Saturday 6th October 11am – 4pm

Discover traditional Cornish music and dance and the chance to get stuck into crafting and engineering activities inspired by the heritage railway location and the awesome steam and diesel engines.

  •  St Petrocs Church – Saturday 6th October 10am – 2.30pm

Have a go at bell ringing, try out wool craft, get creative with card up-cycling or customise and up-cycle your own clothes.

  • The Beacon Nature Reserve – Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October 11am – 3pm

Badger Forest School Campfire and cooking, autumn foraging, nature walks, scavenger hunts, fire lighting, natural art, stories, games and more

  • Sustrans – Sunday 7th October 10.30am – 3pm

Sustrans bike and scooter fun! Try the bike track; scooter skills course; smoothie bike; generator bike and more. Bring your own bike/scooter or borrow one of ours. Outdoor event, suitable for all ages.

  • The Old Library – Saturday 6th October 10am – 4pm and Sunday 7th October 10am – 12pm

Join us at Bodmin’s Old Library for a day of upcycled arts, crafts & music and on Sunday join the Cornwall Family Orchestra to make music together whatever your instrument, age or standard.

For more details on the activities at each location and the full programme please see the Fun Palaces Bodmin Facebook event.

There are fun palaces taking place all across Cornwall over the weekend of 6th – 7th October. Find your nearest fun palace here: