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Christmas Markets

25th November & 3rd December

With the festive season approaching, not only can you get in the spirit at our visitor centre in Padstow, but come and say hi to us at some Christmas markets we are going to be part of!

Christmas Crafts

24th November - 31st December

Christmas Crafts at The National Lobster Hatchery!
On set weekends throughout November and December, come and get involved in festive craft activities at our visitor centre, and lots Christmassy fun!

Lobster Lollop

18th November 2023

The Lobster Lollop returns on the 18th November 2023!

The Lobster Lollop is a no pressure trail run in support of us, our lobsters and the conservation work we do! Take part in a timed run out & back along the famous Camel Trail, starting & finishing in Padstow! 2.5k, 5k, 10k & 10 Mile distances to choose from, with Canicross categories in the 5k, 10k & 10 mile

Creepy Crab Invasion

14th October - 3rd November 2023

Back by popular demand!

We need your help this October half term at National Lobster Hatchery, we have been taken over by creepy crabs!

Join us between 21st and 29th October for spooky games and activities this half term.

Fashion Fundraiser

12th October 2023

Join us in Padstow for an evening of second hand fashion, delicious cakes, and conversation with all proceeds going to marine conservation in Cornwall in support of The National Lobster Hatchery

Gail Cooper Ceramic Reflections Around the Cove from 30th May

30th May - 30th June 2023

Gail is a potter in the cove, creating minimal ceramics taking inspiration from her natural environment.

The Lobster Lab

22nd July - 31st August 2023

Come and join us at The National Lobster Hatchery this summer holiday to experience science first hand in our Lobster Lab. Interactive activities for all ages, educational games and put your knowledge to the test. Included in all existing and entry tickets.

Join Us at Porthleven Food Festival

21st - 23rd April 2023

We will be joining the line up at the 2023 event as the festival “seeks to raise awareness of key issues relating to the environment, food culture and sustainable food production.”

Mini Marine Biologist

3rd – 14th April 2023

Have you got a budding marine biologist who wants to get stuck into learning about Cornwall’s amazing sea life?