Following on from last year's hugely successful day, which raised over £10,000 and attracted thousands of people, the grounds of Trewithen will be given over to a multitude of activities.

From sword fighting to a bouncy castle, story telling and children's games to a fun dog show, there will be something to satisfy all ages and tastes, plus stalls selling a variety of goodies.

The event will run from 11.00 am until 5.00 pm, with BBC Radio Cornwall broadcasting live between 12 noon and 3.00 pm.

Sporting activities will include the chance to try archery, air pistol and air rifle shooting and sling shot, and for the older visitors, clay pigeon shooting.

For those who prefer to watch the action, the Cornish Wrestling Association will be demonstrating holds and throws with some bouts of competitive wrestling, as well as holding workshops for members of a visiting backswording club who practice a centuries-old English stick fighting sport.

There will be a variety of refreshments available and guests are also welcome to picnic in the grounds. Skinners will be providing a beer tent, and several bands and a choir will serenade guests throughout the day.

The Merlin Project is the fundraising division of the Cornwall Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre and which is celebrating its first year in operation. The centre has been overwhelmed with the demand for its various treatments, which help to make the lives of people with MS easier and more fun. The Merlin Project plan to complete the centre this summer.

Entrance to the Fun Day is £3 for adults, free for the under 12s and includes entry to Trewithen's world famous gardens, which are usually shut on Sundays, and Trewithen's Plant Centre.

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