Workshop, Children and Families

  • CAST-Away 2022, image credit Lucy Grant 1/2
  • The boatyard at Gweek, image courtesy Vicky Wiltshire 2/2


Boats, floats and flags.

Gather on the village green, opposite Gweek Quay, where we’ll be offering nautical inspiration and expertise to make little boats of all kinds. What makes a boat float? What goes on inside them? Rig a sail or say something with flags. We’re bringing some treat buns, but bring your own picnic, or buy lunch, supper, snack or ice cream in the village.

All the activities are free and offered on a drop-in basis, no booking required. Donations welcome.

We won’t be put off by a bit of drizzle and hope you won’t either, but check on the day in case of extreme weather or last-minute changes.

This summer, for the first time, CAST is extending its programme of creative adventures out onto the Lizard peninsula.
Polurrian: 3 August, 10am – 4pm
Gweek: 10 August, 12 noon – 6pm
Poltesco: 17 August, 10am – 4pm
Porthoustock: 24 August, 12 noon – 6pm

We are also running a programme of free CAST-Off activities in the walled garden at Penrose. These take place each Saturday from 30 July to 20 August, from 10am – 12pm and 2pm – 4pm. For more information click here.

CAST-Off and CAST-Away are made possible by the generous support of The National Lottery Community Fund, FEAST, the Garcia Family Foundation and Helston Town Council.