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
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!
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.
Have a go at bell ringing, try out wool craft, get creative with card up-cycling or customise and up-cycle your own clothes.
Badger Forest School Campfire and cooking, autumn foraging, nature walks, scavenger hunts, fire lighting, natural art, stories, games and more
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.
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.