WINTER COMES TO HEARTLANDS
Heartlands is gearing up for 25 days of winter wonderfulness and ‘yo ho snow’ as the 19 acre attraction celebrates its first ever Christmas.
Santa arrives on Friday 30 November to his new home within the Visitor Centre of this former mine in Pool near Redruth. With a grotto generously donated by the Cornwall Shed Company, Christmas trees from Tregothnan and a throne from on-site furniture maker, Gwer Den , the Heartlands experience is a community supported one and this is something that will continue throughout the month.
On 1 December, a lantern parade from Cornwall College to Heartlands will herald the official launch of the Winter Festival. From then on the site will come to life with live music, fairground rides, arts and crafts, theatre and snow.
Community performers including the Hayle Town Band (1 Dec) Camborne Youth Band (1 Dec), Red River Singers (7 Dec), Redruth Town Band (7 Dec) , Camborne Town Band (14 Dec) Carnkie Cloggers (16 Dec), Lanner Town Band (21 Dec) and Singing Seagulls (22 Dec) will perform on late night shopping evenings every Friday and at weekends when the site will play host to fairground rides, Christmas markets, craft workshops and more.
Swamp Circus will perform their new production, the Angel within the Chi an Bobel Great Hall at Heartlands from 16-22 December. An angel arrives from above and a magic journey begins and wishes come true! Aerial dancers, indoor kites, toy soldiers, fantastically stupid acrobats, giant butterflies and trapeze.
Of course no winter festival is complete without snow and there will be special snow times throughout the month of December as well as enough snowballs to have a truly amazing snowball fight!
All information on Winter Festival at Heartlands can be found at www.heartlandscornwall.com or call 01209 721210 to find out more.