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Back for the fifth year on Saturday 25 June!

Come and enjoy fun, family activities for all ages across Truro City Centre.

On Lemon Quay, look out spectacular bike stunt shows with mountain bike trials athlete Andrei Burton who will be performing alongside an amazing flatland BMX rider - think breakdancing on a BMX! Shows, which run throughout the day, start at 10.30am.

From 10am there will be free have-a-go sessions in circus skills with Swamp Circus, dance sessions with Cornwall Dance School, InspirAsian Dance, and a yoga session with Kids Yoga Cornwall.

Alongside the usual Truro Farmer’s Market, Lemon Quay will host a selection of family friendly stalls. These include Anytime Fitness offering fun circuit sessions, and at 9am Truro City Council’s Countryside Rangers running a have-a-go wood carving session. Sustrans will be running a balance bike obstacle course for younger children, plus an exciting static cycle activity for older children interested in improving their off-road bike handling skills. Bikes and helmets provided.

Shops and eateries across Truro will have family-friendly in-store activities and offers.

Find crazy golf on Lemon Quay from 9am until 4pm. To add to the atmosphere there will be some circus performers and live family-friendly music popping-up around our great little city between 10am and 3pm.

The main activities are from 10am until 4pm and many activities are free.

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Details of the special in-store activities and offers from 45 of Truro’s businesses are listed below: 

In-store Activities and Giveaways

  • Celtic Flowers (Pannier Market) – Make your own floral teacup for £4.00.
  • Colours Café – Free children’s activity bags to takeaway.
  • Elseafood - Cornish Seafood and Tapas Bar, Lemon Quay – Head to Elseafood for 10.30am to enjoy a story time. There is no cost to attend the story time.
  • Joli Boutique (Pannier Market) – Free beading workshop. 
  • Lush – Make hippo bath bombs outside the store in Pydar St (for a charge which includes a contribution to charity). 
  • Oxfam Book Shop – Check out the window display and take part in the in-store trail. 
  • Pandora’s Box (Pannier Market) – £1.00 Lucky Dip Bucket.
  • Regatta – Free face painter at the Regatta store in King St from 10am- 4pm.
  • Royal Cornwall Museum – Free sessions to learn about Cornwall by handling precious historic artefacts. 30-minute sessions from 10.30am until 2pm. Suitable for children ages 5+. Booking not required.  
  • The Entertainer – Pick up your voucher from The Entertainer stall on Lemon Quay then claim your goody bag from the shop in Boscawen St (whilst stocks last). Check out the in-store competitions too.
  • The Works – Bubble demonstration outside the shop. Go in-store to see staff dressed up!
  • Tin Man / Panorama (Pannier Market) - Children's Day Raffle.
  • Truro Community Library – Enjoy some games in the garden including Giant Jenga, plus Lego model making inside in The Junior Library. 
  • Waterstones – Celebrating 25 Years of Harry Potter Magic with a Harry Potter spelling bee, a Harry Potter quiz, a treasure hunt, a fancy-dress parade, story time, and more! 

In-store Offers 

  • Ann’s Cottage – 10% off in the Children’s store.
  • Burgess Bedding (Pannier Market) - 20% off oilcloth and 20% off cuddly rabbits and baby toys.
  • Crew Clothing –20% off all children’s clothing.
  • Curio (Pannier Market) - children get 10% off Harry Potter items.
  • DPS (Pannier Market) - 10% off strings of battery powered lights (free batteries for the light included).
  • G&T Fashion Bags (Pannier Market) - Spend £10 to receive a free purse (worth £1.99).
  • Geek Retreat (The Leats) - Pokémon Go - come and catch session. Pokémon Colouring to take home or pop up on their wall.
  • Harry’s Toy Chest - 10% off everything in-store including off all Star Wars items, free Pokémon Jumbo cards. Spot the Storm Trooper in store.
  • Joli Boutique (Pannier Market) – 10% off for families across the store.
  • Jo Jo Maman Bebe – Get a 10% off voucher and receive a paper party crown.
  • Truro Arts Company – 15% off everything in Truro Arts when you quote “Children’s Day” at checkout.
  • Made To Be Treasured (Pannier Market) - Children receive 10% off across the whole shop!
  • New Look - Shop at the 915 department from 11am until 3pm and have a go at the ‘Spin to Win’ game to money off your purchase!
  • Smiggle – Free gift with spend of £10 or more. Free colouring/activity sheets and balloons. Look out for a magical character out and about!
  • SW Wigs (Pannier Market) - Spend £5 and receive Children's Bag (worth £1).
  • Stitches / Pannier Wool (Pannier Market) - Spend £5 and receive Children's Bag (worth £1).
  • Truro Shoe Repairs (Pannier Market) - Free kids keyring with every key cut.

In-store Competitions

  • Bread and Butter - Between 3pm and 4pm draw your perfect stack of pancakes and toppings. The winning entry will go on their menu with your name for a day.... and maybe for longer if it’s popular!
  • Chorley’s - Enter their children’s colouring in competition with a chance to win a restaurant voucher.  
  • Harry’s Toy Chest – Guess how many Lego figures in the jar to win a FREE Lego set. 
  • Malletts Home Hardware - Pop along to take part in their Lego Speed Building Competition and to join in with their colouring competition. With some super prizes to be won!
  • Pennyworth’s Sweet Shop - Guess the number of sweets in the jar for the chance to win one of three £5 Pennyworths gift vouchers! 

Food and Drink Meal Deals / Offers

  • Chorley’s - One child eats FREE with any one paying adult from 12-3pm. 
  • Elseafood - Cornish Seafood and Tapas Bar, Lemon Quay - Half price children's meal with every paying adult's meal, along with a colouring in sheet. Choose from: Fish bites and chips, sausage and chips or pasta with tomato sauce.
  • Floss Factory / Pick N Mix (Pannier Market) – 10% off a £5 spend.
  • Fodders Expresso Bar - Children eat free from their children's menu. Half a sandwich (choose from ham, cheese or jam). Served with crisps and a drink of orange fruit squash
  • Geek Retreat (The Leats) - Free kids burger or hot dog with any purchase of a Main Menu Meal.
  • Hub Box - Free drink when a child dines off the kid’s menu. Choose from: kid’s juice carton, kid’s shakes or half a pint of a soft drink.
  • Martin’s Bakery (Pannier Market) – Sausage rolls at £1.20 each.
  • Snackaroos and Hungry Dawgs (Pannier Market) - Spend £3.50 and get a free Ice Lolly!
  • Tea on the Square (Malletts Home Hardware) - Children eat for £1 when buying an adult meal.
  • Truro Lounge - Enjoy a kids meal ranging from £4.25 to £6.25. Mains include a Cawston Press juice drink, hummus with breadsticks and carrot sticks. Find colouring pads and games too!
  • The Old Cheese Shop - Free children’s juice or milkshake with every regular size drink purchased.
  • Three Rivers Café - With every adult meal purchased, kids eat free from the children's menu.
  • Veg Patch (Pannier Market) - Free apple/orange when spending £3+ (keep)
  • Zafiros - Colouring competition and under 12’s get 50% off kid’s meals (max of 4 kids per table).

Note: All offers and activities for Children’s Day are correct at time of publishing.

Children’s Day is being brought to you by Truro Business Improvement District (BID).

Truro Arts Company – 15% off everything in Truro Arts when you quote “Children’s Day” at checkout