Events on St Michael's Mount during the Summer Holidays
August - Every Tuesday
Make, create, and explore our island stories with Great Scott! Adventures Outdoors
Inspired by stories of the Mount, we have worked with Great Scott! Adventures Outdoors to deliver a crafty hub of activity on the Dairy Lawn every Tuesday during August, to create objects and artworks that are linked to tales of mythical boatmen and ancient fishermen.
As you may know, many boats and ships have visited these shores for centuries - some friendly, some not! At one point in time, you could walk the width on the harbour, going from boat to boat, without touching the water once! The team from Great Scott! Adventures Outdoors will show you how to make your own reed boat, that we are sure will be able to sail the Seven Seas...or perhaps a rockpool or two.
Mythical mermaids were also said to be spotted around the island, with tales told of seafarers being lured onto the rocks by them. Use your imagination to create an underwater world using seashore treasures and maybe you can capture a mermaid or two swimming in your seascape.
You will also have a chance to make your own willow fish on a stick or design your own nautical flag on a natural calico fabric. Each activity is connected to the Mount stories that our band of storytellers perform every day during the school holidays. Listen to the storytellers and then join the Great Scott! team to create elements of the legendary tales, so you can take a bespoke handcrafted piece of the Mount home to treasure, and create your own story.
Where: Dairy Lawn
Time: 11am - 4pm
Cost: Free with Castle Entrance