THE SURROUNDING AREA
In the area surrounding of our Stoke Climsland site there is loads
going on for our students to get involved with. Activities run just off
campus include Yoga, Tai Chi, Karate, African Drumming, Salsa Dancing,
Scottish Dancing and more.
The close by towns of Callington, Launceston, Liskeard and Tavistock offer a whole host of leisure activities with Tavistock Wharf (cinema, live bands, plays, and entertainment), pubs, clubs, restaurants, cafes, markets and special events. The excellent and reliable bus service that runs from Stoke Climsland will get you to any of these places in under or around 20 minutes! The college transport department is also generally willing to provide transport for students to different places, as long as enough students wish to go.
A popular haunt of students and staff alike is the nearby Swingletree Pub, which provides a great atmosphere as well as evening entertainment and good food. This is also a great place on hot sunny days as there is a large beer garden.
Only 20 minutes drive away is the city of Plymouth, where the main University of Plymouth Campus is situated. Duchy College, a partner college of Plymouth Uni encourages its students to make use of the university facilities that they are entitled to, such as the student union and university library.
Rosewarne is situated a couple of miles outside of the Cornish mining town of Camborne. Retaining much of its old fashioned atmosphere there is still a range of high street shops to choose from. For entertainment neighbouring Redruth has a cinema and both towns offer a variety of traditional pubs, small cafes and a nightclub for after hours fun.
Truro and Falmouth are both within easy travelling distance and offer art centres, cinemas, a variety of nightlife and the chance to see top acts as parts of Cornwall's emerging live gig scene. Recent artists have included Keane, Goldie Looking Chain, Thirteen Senses, Rufus Wainwright and Jack Johnson. The surfing hotspot of Newquay is only 30 minutes drive, and offers an abundance of entertainment for our students.
If you are looking for some culture, Falmouth and St Ives have a burgeoning art scene. Theatre goers can enjoy Cornwall College's new performance space 'The Keay' in St Austell and the Hall for Cornwall in Truro has regular performances from companies such as the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Rambert Dance Company.
A vibrant and bustling city, Plymouth has absolutely everything our
students could possibly need and more besides. With a wide variety of
restaurants, pubs, clubs and bars there is always something going on
every night of the week, with many venues offering 'student nights'.
The Theatre Royal offers everything from Shakespeare to Pantomime, whilst the Plymouth Pavilions hosts top bands such as Green Day, Girls Aloud and Daniel Beddingfield, comedy acts such as Jack Dee and Little Britain as well as loads of other top entertainment acts and performances like The Nutcracker and Swan Lake.
If cinema is your thing then the 15 screen multi-plex at the Barbican Leisure Park is for you. The former Warner Village cinema has now become a VUE complex, and as well as all the new blockbuster movies, the Leisure park also boasts a Destiny nightclub, Heroes bar/club, Mega bowl and amusement complex, Cannons health- club, McDonalds and a Pizza Hut. So with so much going on in one place you will be spoilt for choice on any day or night out at this popular venue!
As one of the world's biggest natural harbours, Plymouth has so much to offer in its historic Barbican and Hoe areas. There are water sports and boat trips a plenty, as well as the National Marine Aquarium and Plymouth Dome attractions to name but a few. Also, popular to many people visiting Plymouth is a stroll along the seafront on a summer's day, while the area also plays host to many top events such as the Radio One road show and the British Fireworks Championships Final held over two days every summer. The firework show always attracts thousands of people and is one of the biggest FREE fireworks displays in the country.
Shopping in Plymouth is of a standard to appease even the most discerning shop-o-holic! With loads of shops ranging from all the high street chains, to the vast pannier market and smaller individual galleries along the barbican there is something for everyone. Also, the shopping scene is set to expand even more with a new multi million pound undercover shopping centre being developed as this current time.
A handy thirty minutes drive away from our Rosewarne campus lies the
surfing hotspot of Newquay. With its funky boutiques, surf shops and
high street chains Newquay offers a unique shopping experience, and
after all that retail therapy there are loads of bars and restaurants
for you to chill out in.
At night Newquay comes alive with a mixture of night clubs and bars offering partygoers a good time, whilst there are many restaurants serving anything from Mexican to Indian cuisine. Also, something to check out is the sight of the beaches lit up with twinkling lights and the rocks silhouetted against the night sky...
The leisure scene in Newquay is arguably one of the best in the country with tonnes of activities for you to have a go at. There are surf schools with lessons starting from as little as £10, go karting, golf, rock climbing and abseiling, kayaking and canoeing, horse riding and much much more! Newquay even boasts its own internationally renowned Zoo with many weird and wonderful creatures plus highly regarded breeding programmes and conservation projects.
Each year crowds flock to Newquay for the annual surf festivals, music festivals and much more - be sure to check out the RRTS (Run to the Sun) festival, it's a good one!
With all this on the doorstop our students are never bored!!!