Here are listings of organisations working in the field of family and leisure.

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Carn to Cove

Carn to Cove is Cornwall’s performing arts scheme for rural communities filling community halls with poetry, music and drama, stories and dancing. Local people run the events and choose the live shows they want to see and hear in their halls Recently a survey revealed that 80% of Carn to Cove audiences walk to their local hall. Carn to Cove works in close collaboration with Cornwall Young Promoters Scheme ( which enables young people to select and promote shows in their communities.

Carn to Cove Village Hall venues:

Carleen Village Hall, TR13 9QR
01736 763457

Leedstown Village Hall, TR27 6EN
01736 851050

Lelant Village Hall TR26 3JR
01736 758451

All Saints Church TR17 OEE

Towednack and Nancledra Community Hall
Nancledra, Penzance, TR20 8NR
01736 794711

The Centre Newlyn
Chywoone Hill, Newlyn TR18 5AR
01736 365890

The Acorn

Contact Details
01209 313 200
Postal Address: 

Cornwall Arts Centre Trust Ltd
Krowji, West Park
Redruth, Cornwall TR15 3AJ

Circle Dance

Community dances from around the world at the Newlyn Centre. Thursday evenings and alternate Tuesday mornings with Mona.

Contact Details
01736 361 010
Postal Address: 

Penzance, Cornwall TR18

CTC Cornwall

CTC Cornwall is a "Local Group" of the CTC. A Local Group represents CTC members in a particular geographical area. In the case of CTC Cornwall this is the whole of Cornwall. Thus if you are a CTC Member living in Cornwall, you are automatically a member of CTC Cornwall. CTC Cornwall is in its infancy - the group was formed in March 2008. There is usually a ride from Penzance on a Sunday.

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Penwith Midweek Cycle Group
David Harvey
01736 365019
Penwith Midweek Cycling Group ride every Thursday morning from Penzance, usually meeting at St John's Hall.


St Erth
Hotstep Salsa
01209 611807 / 07970 397736
Fridays in St Erth Village Hall.

St Ives
Belly dance
Friday evenings at St Ives Operatics Club.

St Just
Monday evenings at the Royal British Legion in St Just.

Dance Into Fitness
Caroline Shanche
07773 669667
Classes for the over 50s on Fridays in St Just.

Dance Into Fitness

With Caroline Shanche. Classes for the over 50s on Tuesday mornings at Pendeen WI Hall.

Contact Details
07773 669 667
Postal Address: 

Pendeen, St Just
Penzance, Cornwall TR19

Eastern Dance

Monday evenings at Penzance YMCA with Liz Newman.

Contact Details
01326 564 744


These community festivals and fairs either have a low carbon footprint, revive local traditions or strengthen local culture and arts.

St Ives, Monday after February 3
St Ives Feast
A celebration of the founding of St Ives by St Ia. It includes a civic procession to Venton Ia, the well of St Ia, and other associated activities. It is most notable as one of the two surviving examples of Cornish Hurling.

Penzance, March 5
St Pirans Day
St Piran was the patron saint of Tin Miners and St Piran's Day started as one of the many tinners' holidays observed by the miners of Cornwall. In Penzance there is the annual performance of the St Piran Furry dance and a procession through the streets by hundreds of children.

St Michael's Mount, annually for a single day
Music on the Mount
Free entry to the Castle, Gardens and live music and entertainment

Helston, May 8
Flora Day

Hayle Line Dancing Club

Monday evenings at Hayle Methodist Church.

Contact Details
01736 752 610
Postal Address: 
Hayle, Cornwall TR27

Hotstep Salsa

Sundays at the Lugger Hotel in Penzance with Chris.

Contact Details
01209 611 807
Postal Address: 
Penzance, Cornwall TR18

John Barber Tai Chi – Qui Gong

Classes in Penzance on Tuesday and Connor Downs on Thursday 7.00-9.00pm. Suitable for all levels.

Contact Details
Postal Address: 

2, Mount Connerton Close
Angarrack Lane
Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5JF

Keep Fit

RS Fitness Newlyn
01736 369460
A gentle exercise class for people with varying health conditions and low fitness

Cardiac Rehab
Chris Smith
01736 351 479
Friday mornings at Penzance YMCA, mainly 50+.

Gwellhean fitness
01209 21825 / 07866687085
Circuit training with a personal plan on tuesday afternoons at Penzance YMCA.

Fitness and Circuit Training Boot Camp
Karen and Bill
01736 787856

Penzance Leisure Centre
01736 874744
St Clare, Penzance TR18 3QW
Runs a full fitness timetable Booking required .

St Ives
St Ives Leisure Centre
01736 797006
St Ives Leisure Centre, Trenwith Burrows
Sports facilities and fitness activities.

Martial Arts

Carbis Bay
Shorin Ryu Karate Club
01736 796636
Beginners' courses at Carbis Bay Wednesday 7.30-9.30pm (also Connor Downs Womens Institute Hall). Male and female instructors in a friendly environment. First lesson free.

Hayle Judo Kwai
Sensei Richard 01736 740723
5-9 years on Tuesday evenings. 10-15 years and 16+ on Thursday evenings at Unit 7, Rospeath Industrial Estate, Crowlas.

07887773949 / 07970329216

Mayoshindo Karate
Denzil 07780 933207
Juniors 7:00 to 8:00pm. Adults 8:00 to 9:30pm. Every Tuesday at the School Hall, Marazion. Suitable for all ages and abilities 6+.

Grappling Club
Matthew Dollins - 01736 796636
James O'Hanllan - 01736 731828
Friday evenings at Penzance YMCA.

Simon Norris
01736 796636
Sunday class at Penzance YMCA.

Ki Aikido


Kim Hopkins MARH
01209 831755
Lelant Village Hall. Monday mornings, Tuesday evenings, and Friday mornings.

Positive Posture Pilates
Alison McSally Hill BA PG Dip
07906 131726
Classes at Nancledra on Monday evenings and at St Hilary's School on Tuesday evenings. Suitable for all levels for health, wellbeing, and sport.

Rebecca Francis
01736368008 / 079070 600454
Small classes after an introductory consultation. Also retreats.

Pilot Gig

Hayle Pilot Gig Rowing Club
Rowing out of Hayle harbour most Tuesday and Thursday evenings in summer. Competitions, training and 'have a go' too.

Mounts Bay Pilot Gig Club

Pendeen Pilot Gig Club
Dan Mugglestone 07866742987
Geoff and Jill Hoather 01736 786006
Debs Bassett-Harding 07739753327
All ages over 12 and all abilities. Regular training from Newlyn harbour all year round weather permitting.

Cape Cornwall Pilot Gig Club
All welcome to social rowing at Sennen harbour. Also training and competitive events.

St Ives
St Ives Pilot Gig Club

Zennor Pilot Gig Club

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Salsa @ the Source

West Penwith Salsa on Wednesday 8.00-10.45pm at the Source in Penzance. Classes for beginners and the more experienced.

Contact Details
01736 363 236
Postal Address: 
Penzance, Cornwall TR18

Seahorse Arts

They provide training in the Taoist Arts of the Lee style - one of the oldest forms of Taoist training which was brought to the west in the 1930's and it still embodies the traditional Taoist methods from before the modern era in China. The style has maintained its independence from western philosophy and materialism and has not been mixed with techniques from elsewhere. The main emphasis in Lee style T'ai Chi is on relaxation and health and it is based on Taoist philosophy. Evening classes and weekend courses.

Contact Details
01736 785 826
Postal Address: 

Taoist Cultural Arts Association Hillview Cottage, Kelynack
St Just
Penzance, Cornwall TR19 7RF

Shiva Shakti Dance

Healing dance class for women on Wednesday evenings at the Newlyn Centre with Suzannah Uren.

Contact Details
07536 005 857
Postal Address: 

Penzance, Cornwall TR18


Hayle Outdoor Pool
King George Memorial Walk, Phillack, Hayle TR27 5AA
01736 752568
Open during the summer season.

Penzance Leisure Centre
St Clare, Penzance TR18 3QW
01736 874744
Includes Aquazone, one to one lessons, adult swimming lessons and takes GP referrals

Penzance Jubilee Pool
The Promenade, Penzance TR18 4AA
01736 369224
Open air pool available from May to September

St Ives
St Ives Leisure Centre
Trenwith Burrows, St Ives TR26 1HB
01736 797006

St Just
Cape Cornwall Golf and Leisure Resort
Cape Cornwall Road, St Just, Penzance, Cornwall TR19 7NL
01736 788611
Swimming pool is open to the public and available on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Tao Heart Tai Chi

Tao Heart Tai Chi focusses on Yang Style Tai Chi and is taught by Steve Goodeve who is a Senior Instructor registered with the Tai Chi Union Great Britain (TCUGB), and a British Health Qigong Association (BHQA) Instructor. All levels, beginners to advanced, are welcome. Regular Weekly Classes in Redruth, Carbis Bay and Penzance.

Contact Details
07714 766 901
Postal Address: 
St Ives, Cornwall TR26

The Big Dance Company

Main studio in Penzance. Many different classes suitable from age 3 to adult.

Contact Details
Postal Address: 
Penzance, Cornwall TR18

Yoga and Feldenkrais

Here are the contacts that we know about for Yoga and Feldenkrais:

Mira Love
01736 71952
Gentle yoga, a holistic practise that can be applied in daily life. Classes at St Piran's Hall in Goldsithney on Wednesday mornings. Chair yoga for the less able bodied and laughter yoga workshops.

Birthlight Yoga - Mandy Adams
07952 836190
Toddler, baby and pregnancy yoga classes; and birth rehearsal courses at the Passmore Edwards Institute in Hayle.

Hatha Yoga - Gwynn
01736 791784 / 07815 945695
Classes on Monday evenings and Tuesday and Friday mornings at the Passmore Edwards Institute in Hayle.

Judy Van Dop
01736 360880
Teaches Iyengar Yoga through Penwith College and privately. Classes at Ludgvan School.

Belinda Kean
01736 874966 / 07833763806
Gives classes, one to one tuition and retreats.

Charlie Worthington
01736 363676


Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Penzance YMCA with Claire.

Contact Details
07859 242 735