30th May 2018

Family Fun | May Half Term

Come rain or shine there are heaps of events and activities happening in and around Falmouth throughout May half term to keep little ones happy...

In and around Falmouth...

Deck Games | The National Maritime Museum

Taking inspiration from the Titanic exhibition, Deck Games re-lives what it was like to be entertained on board during the golden age of cruise ships! During the daily shows you’ll be welcomed aboard the S.S. Chitteranjan, one of the finest passenger ships bound for the Mediterranean and the Far East by Bunty Pforbes. Your Social Hostess for the entire trip Bunty will lead visitors through plenty of games and entertainment. Come and try your hand at ‘Simon Says’ on deck and hear how to be initiated into ‘Neptune’s Crew’ as you cross the equator. No sitting around with Bunty at the helm, it’s fun, fun, fun all the way this half term at The National Maritime Museum.

Features Trail & Bluebells | Glendurgan Garden

Glendurgan Garden is a National Trust garden situated above the hamlet of Durgan on the Helford River, near to Mawnan Smith. Take a scenic walk around this wonderful valley garden and enjoy the sight of hundreds of beautiful bluebells as well as many other flowers at this lovely time of year. Families can enjoy Glendurgans famous cherry laurel maze, planted by the Fox family to entertain their twelve children over 175 years ago, this spectacular maze has been captivating adults and kids alike ever since. Throughout half term children (and adults!) can enjoy a features trail at Glendurgan Gardens amongst the beautiful and intriguing exotic plants, down through the valley banks of restful wildflowers, leading down to the Helford River.

Art Workshops | Falmouth Art Gallery 

Falmouth Art Gallery has an outstanding collection of over 2000 artworks that includes 19th and 20th Century Master painting, British Impressionist paintings, the RCPS Tuke Collection, contemporary prints, photography and a children’s illustration archive. The award winning Falmouth Art Gallery is family friendly, fun and free and offers a variety of workshops and events for babies and toddlers, families, all community groups, schools and higher education. This half term enjoy a jam packed schedule from, Family Art Workshops to Sketch Club and Baby Jam.

Rock Pooling | Castle Beach, Falmouth

The seashore just a stones through away from The Royal Duchy Hotel is teeming with interesting creatures, big and small. Grab a net and bucket and discover what’s on our doorstep on Castle Beach, Falmouth!  At low tide the beach has rock pools aplenty, the ideal spot for rock pooling.  Find out more of what lurks beneath from My Cornish Rock Pools, winner of the 2017 BBC Wildlife Magazine Blog of the Year Award! After a day at the beach parents and grandparents can enjoy their favourite tipple on our Sun Terrace overlooking Falmouth Bay, whilst little ones enjoy playing pirates and mermaids on our very own Pirate Ship! The Royal Duchy Hotel has everything you need for a magical family holiday, making lasting memories.

Explore a little further....

Green Fingers | St Michael's Mount Garden, Marazion

Junior gardeners are invited to join the gardening team at St Michael's Mount Garden this half term. Families can learn about the lush sub-tropical garden, whilst little ones enjoy getting their hands dirty in nature, be inspired and pot a succulent of their very own to take home so they can watch it grow. Make the most of the day and explore the amazing island of St Michael's Mount,  discover world famous legends, myths and over a thousand years of incredible history.

Meet Paddington Bear | Lappa Valley Steam Railway, Newquay

Everyone’s favourite bear will be stopping off at Lappa Valley Steam Railway this half term. Families can enjoy a relaxing steam train ride into Lappa Valley leisure park to be met by a whole host of attractions a further two railways to explore around the park, crazy golf, a canoeing lake, toddler path maze, indoor play carriages, pedal cars, multiple outdoor play areas and nature walks, all included in the standard admission price.  

Invisible Worlds Exhibition | Eden Project, Par

Celebrate the launch of a major new exhibition during half term at the Eden Project. Invisible Worlds at Eden explores interactive exhibits, extraordinary artworks, hands-on experiments and thrilling events which bring the invisible into view, uncovering the interconnectedness of life and the Earth’s environments at every scale. Enjoy a packed line-up of special guests and extraordinary events during launch week, with something for all ages.

Join us for a week of fun filled activities for the whole family...