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  Traditional Cornish Children's Games & Dances

Circle Games, Action Rhymes, and Traditional Dances that were played by children in our Grandparents' days - long before TV, computers or

i-pods! These popular games were the ones that children used to play outside in the fresh air, on the streets, in fields, or school playgrounds. Lots of fun, exercise, and laughter......maybe your family will remember some of these favourites:

Barley Bread

Bobby Bingo


The Serpent Dance





We can tailor the workshops to suit KS1, 2, or 3, and to meet a variety of abilities. Children will learn about many aspects of Cornish heritage and culture including mining, feast days and festivals - and they will also have lots of fun! 


Children learning the West Penwith version of




Boys and girls dancing together in the traditional celtic dance

'Dons A'n Manak Ruth'

(Dance of The Red Glove).









Children at the Goldsithney Charter Fayre playing

Barley Bread in traditional costumes


Funny Faces Cornish workshops are the ideal way to combine fun, exercise, and learning!










 For even more information about our Cornish Childhood workshops please visit our sister website