22 July 2015
Posted 22 July 2015
During the school holidays from Sunday 26th July to Sunday 30th August, we will be celebrating our legendary Cornish giant, Cormoran with a team of storytellers narrating the story of the giant and his fearless foe, Jack the Giant Killer. Cornish folklore tells of a mythical giant who once lived on the Mount, a fearless creature who would wade ashore and steal cows and sheep from the villagers to feed his gargantuan appetite.
There will also be new nautical tales of a mythical Mount boatman who has been on the island since the dawn of time and tells of everything that he has seen and heard over thousands of years; from the “Grey Rock in the Woods” to the vision of St Michael; from the first sighting of the Spanish Armada to the footprint left by Queen Victoria on the harbour cobbles.
Head on up to the Castle where there’s even more for kids to do - hunt for a giant’s stone heart, the armour of a samurai warrior, a mummified cat and discover a real life castle waiting to be explored. Watch young minds race as our island guides tell tales of history, legend and a living, breathing island. Take the castle quiz as a family and let the kids’ curiosity engage them, as they learn what makes the castle so special.
St Michael’s Mount is family friendly; as well as the trails, there are baby-changing facilities on the island and the restaurant, The Sail Loft, and the café have a number of high chairs and serve good value, healthy snacks, drinks and meals for children. There is a pushchair park near the Ticket Office and there are also hipster seats which can be used free of charge for the climb to the castle.
We look forward to welcoming you this summer - creating memories and experiences that will stay with you for years to come.
Storytelling takes place on the Dairy Lawn daily (except Saturday when we are closed) and is FREE.