Workshop, Children and Families

  • The old serpentine works at Poltesco, image courtesy Vicky Wiltshire 1/2
  • CAST-Away 2022, image credit Lucy Grant 2/2

CAST-Away | POLTESCO

Pilchard packing, stone polishing and water play.

Follow the lane from Ruan Minor to the magical Poltesco Valley to dance, make and play. Explore the old serpentine works and seek out our activities in the orchard, along the footpaths and on the beach. Polish your own piece of unique Lizard serpentine. Make pilchards from clay. Make and launch barges from the tiny quay on the beach. We’re bringing some treat buns, but be sure to bring a picnic and plenty to drink as the beach is remote and accessible only by footpath.

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.

CAST-Away
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

CAST-Off
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.