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Survive the Easter Holidays!

Survive the Easter Holidays!

Type: School Holiday Event


Footsteps of Discovery have been conducting successful events with a Survival & Bushcraft theme for over a decade. The Instructors made up predominantly of ex-military personnel, and their events have something for everyone.

About the Instructor:

Spanner Manley was the first recruit to the Light Infantry regiment in 1968, and left in 2002 as a Major.  He has spent the last 20 years teaching survival techniques to all arms of the services, spending over 3 years as a jungle warfare instructor, and has worked in the jungles of Belize, Kenya, and in particular Brunei.

Spanner was awarded the MBE in 1993 for his work with youngsters in Northern Ireland, and he believes that to learn new life skills, there must be an element of fun and people should be prepared through knowledge to deal with all situations.

Easter Activities

Don’t forget, throughout the Easter holidays you can explore the Keep, and enjoy free fun activities inside.  The museum is open every day between the 24th March and the 15th April, with daily activities including:

Military dressing up

‘Make and take’ craft activities

Play the bugle & drum

Fun family trail and quiz

Also look out for our special historic Gun Handling Sessions – Monday 2nd to Friday 6th April only. 

Cornwall’s Regimental Museum is recognized as probably the finest Military Museum in the South West of England. Housed in “The Keep” at Bodmin, which is a Grade II listed building, constructed at the time of the Napoleonic threats, the collection tells the story of the County Regiment from 1702 until the present date. The displays cover the story of the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, the volunteers and volunteer militia and the successor Regiment, The Light Infantry. A fine collection of medals, weapons, uniforms, paintings and artefacts are clearly displayed and will appeal to all age groups, enhancing and bringing to life much of the country’s history covered in the National Curriculum. An extensive library and archive exists and willing volunteers will help you research family history. The Keep is located on Lostwithiel Road, 100 yds from the Bodmin and Wenford Railway which was built to service the Barracks.

Contact Details

Cornwall's Regimental Museum
The Keep
Lostwithiel Road
PL31 1EG

Tel: +44 01208 72810


Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Accompanied children only.

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Max group size - 40
  • Min group size - 10


  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Tea and Coffee available on donation basis.
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • TIC Staff Admitted Free

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Staff fluent in foreign languages ** (List of languages are separately given)
  • Toilets

Languages spoken

  • German spoken

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A30/A38. From Bodmin town centre, follow Lostwithiel Road. Passing Bodmin and Wenford Railway on the right. Museum is on junction of Lostwithiel Road and Castle Canyke Road. Car park at rear.