Boardmasters Festival brings you the very best in music, surf and entertainment, all set to the backdrop of stunning Cornish coastline.
Boardmasters is situated across two iconic locations. Our festival site sits on the cliff top at Watergate Bay, home to arguably the world’s best festival view. We play host to no less than twelve curated stages, with a collection of acts ranging from local acoustic talent, to mind-bending visual performers, to international headliners. You can also find some peace and quiet in our wellbeing area, relax in the eco spa, dine in The Wild Oyster restaurant and enjoy one of our many fabulous food stalls. Whilst onsite, keep an eye out for our Boardmasters Green Team who will be on hand to offer tips on how to keep the stunning festival site green and clean.
In the town of Newquay, you will find the legendary surf mecca of Fistral Beach. Surfing, skating, BMX, live music, the Surf Village and much more can be found here at the home of UK surfing. The pro surf competitions have been at the heart of the festival for over two decades and we’re thrilled to host the international surf league events here.
At Bude Segway & Outdoor Pursuits, we aim to provide the perfect blend of fun, excitement and something thrilling for the whole family! Our goal is to provide as many family memories as we can! We pride ourselves on our first class and unique choice of activities. Glide your way around our Segway track, Climb our 24ft climbing wall, try out 90ft caving tunnel or simply hire a surf board to try out these world famous Cornish waves! We have plenty to keep you entertained and something to challenge you all! your confidence operating a Segway. The tour will start off with some basic instruction and then move on to our training area to practice manoeuvring and stopping. Once everyone is happy we will move on to the tour.
Meet loads of amazing species at Newquay Zoo – the only place in Cornwall to have lions. We also have beautiful songbirds, slithery snakes, scaly skinks, marvelous meerkats and tropical toucans – to name a few.
Up close animal encounters give you the chance to meet some of our most popular residents and learn all about them from their dedicated keeper. You can see carnivore feeding, and help feed the penguins and the meerkats yourself.
As well as a large variety of unusual species, the zoo has a village farm with more familiar faces plus Toad Hall – a fascinating exhibit highlighting the threats to amphibians around the world. The Tropical House is an amazing and atmospheric exhibit where you can see skinks, poison dart frogs and loads of beautiful birds from around the world.
Exciting keeper talks as well as activity trails, face painting, children’s play area and Dragon maze offer plenty to keep people of all abilities and ages occupied.
Visit the Café Lemur for a varied menu and delicious food, the majority of which is locally sourced, in a unique setting overlooking lemur island. The Café is also a brilliant place for a tasty homemade cake, with relaxed sofa areas to enjoy your treat.
Nestled into the side of the south Cornish coast between Looe and Seaton, Wild Futures’ Monkey Sanctuary cares for a range of different species of rescued monkeys, giving visitors an intimate insight to a working sanctuary and a chance to meet some of its amazing monkey residents and wildlife inhabitants.
There’s a lot to do for the whole family who can take a tour of the monkey enclosures and learn about these fascinating animals from the team of expert carers. It’s not just monkeys though! Kids will love the wild play area where they can learn about the environment around them and let off some steam in the playground. Take a gentle stroll around the beautiful Wildlife Gardens and check out the sea view or enjoy a bite to eat in the gift shop.
The Monkey Sanctuary is home to 40 individuals; each one with their distinct characters and personalities. As we are an active rescue centre dealing with individuals that have often not had a very happy start to life, the needs of the monkeys always take priority. As a result of this, some areas of the rescue centre are not accessible by our visitors so as to give the monkeys the time they need to recover and progress physically, emotionally and socially.