Activities and Events

Find out what’s on at PK Porthcurno and participate in our upcoming activities & events.


Planet PK Champions: Build a Hideaway

To celebrate Children’s Gardening Week, we will put your building skills to the test to help us create our own PK hideaway in a quiet corner of our beautiful PK gardens.


British Science Week 2024

British Science Week is a celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, discover how you can take part and celebrate at PK!


National Lottery Open Week | Half-Price Entry

PK Porthcurno is taking part in The National Lottery Open Week, to say a huge thanks to #NationalLottery players for their support. #ThanksToYo Between 9-17 March 2024, we’ll be offering half-price admission to visitors who show a National Lottery ticket or scratch card to our friendly staff at the front desk. One National Lottery ticket


What’s On: Christmas 2023 at PK Porthcurno

🎄 Scroll Down & discover what’s on this Christmas at PK Pothcurno ⬇️ Cosy Winter Room Take a break in our cosy Winter Room for children’s activities, write a PK Christmas wish for the year ahead and create your own winter landscapes on our magnetic walls! Poppy the Bus Poppy, our 1950s mobile telegraph station,

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Planet PK Champions: Creepy-Crawly Towers

Come and be a part of our bug hotel construction project, designed to offer a cozy winter retreat for the smallest inhabitants of PK. Join us as we delve into the fascinating world of these tiny creatures and discover what types of insects will make our bug hotel home.


Cornwall Heritage Expo

PK Porthcurno will be attending the EXPO Ertach Kernow | Cornwall Heritage Expo on Friday 29 September at Godolphin Count House.


Planet PK Champions: PK It Up! 🚯

nleash your creativity and join us in crafting impactful artwork with a powerful message. Together, let's inspire our visitors to make a positive impact on the environment by reducing harm and responsibly disposing of their rubbish..


Planet PK Champions: Kinetic Sculptures

Create a kinetic sculpture out of recycled materials to display in the PK Champions Garden and help to protect plants. Come see how the PK Champions Garden is growing and learn about plant care.


May Half Term | Make a Mini Beast

For this May Half Term in Pop-up Planet PK: Make a Mini Beast, create some mini critters to populate a wild garden of handmade flowers or get creative with finger paint and coloured paper to make 2D bugs.


British Science Week 2023

British Science Week is a celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, discover how you can take part and celebrate at PK!


Easter at PK Porthcurno

Discover our range of free events and activities over the Easter holidays. Join us for craft events, Mini PK tours and more!

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Planet PK Bank Holiday Beach Clean

Porthcurno’s beauty makes it one of the most popular beaches for visitors in Cornwall, unfortunately, it can also be one of the worst affected by littering, particularly after busy bank holiday weekends!


May Half-Term at PK Porthcurno

What's on at PK Porthcurno for the May half term? Meet morgy the giant squid who has made PK his home and create some friends for him!


Pop-Up PK: Secret Squid Messages

Inspired by the interactive giant squid by artists Morodavaga, join us to make a vibrant squid windsock out of coloured paper, card and streamers. Learn Morse Code and write a secret message on your squid’s tentacles.


Planet PK Champions: Sunny Solar Power

Introducing Planet PK Champions - our new environmental sessions for children. Join us to learn about the future of solar energy by building a solar-powered electronic circuit.


STEAM Explorers

Our STEAM Explorers sessions are back! 7 to 12 year-olds can join our free ‘STEAM Explorers’ sessions, a morning of hands-on making activities that explore the realms of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths.


Pop Up PK: Silky Map Paintings and Mixing Colours

Tuesday 22 and Thursday 24 February - Join us for Pop Up PK half-term fun this February. Inspired by the communication maps in the PK collection, learn how to paint onto silk fabric. Choose from a variety of vibrant colours to design your own map.

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Kids in Museums Takeover Day

For our Kids In Museums Takeover Day students from Exeter University, took over our engagement team and delivered a climate themed workshop for King Charles Primary School in Falmouth.


Museum Shop Sunday

We are excited to join over 1,600 cultural attractions worldwide on 28 November 2021 to celebrate Cultural Enterprises brilliant Museum Shop Sunday initiative. It’s never been more important to highlight the vital role of retail in helping arts, cultural and heritage venues to survive and thrive. Museum Shop Sunday is a fantastic opportunity to do just that!

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