Cornucopia Cornwall has, after a long wait, opened its doors to the public. The response from visitors and local press has been resoundingly positive – we’re a local hit already.
Close to St Austell, Cormucopia Cornwall is a brand new heritage and food-based visitor attraction. We are celebrating the unique part the pasty plays in Cornish history.
Local parenting resource Mumsnet Cornwall visited during launch week and had this to say: “We have several children across all age ranges in our family. It is always a challenge to get out of the door, but the kids were really excited about getting stuck in to making their lunch – a Cornish pasty made properly with no sweetcorn or carrots!
“I was surprised at how long they spent watching the video. It really moved me, especially the songs and footage about times gone by. But I was astonished that my 4 year old and my 10 year old wanted to go back and watch it again. And again.
“We took the pasty quiz but we need to come back with grandad – he might disagree with some of the answers. But then again I guess that’s what makes a Cornish pasty truly unique – every family has their own tradition for it. Great day out – we will be back”.
Visitors can take our fun, interactive pasty quiz, learn about the far corners of the earth that miners took their beloved pasty to and even bake a pasty themselves.
Cornucopia Cornwall is a unique destination with something for the whole family. We’re also excited to announce that our programme of Live Entertainment kicks off in September with two brilliant – but quite different – musicians, Company B and Kezia. We’re particularly excited to bring live events to this corner of Cornwall and are working closely with local artists and groups to build an innovative, creative programme. We truly believe there is something for everyone.