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Easter Hunt Best Picks for 2018

February 21, 2018 No Comments

Chocolate eggs at the ready! We’ve put together some of the best gardens and houses (British weather eh?) for an Easter Egg hunt, so bring your baskets and hop down to Cornwall this Easter.

 

Weir Point Stables

Plenty of garden to hide those eggs, just don’t put them too close to the coastal footpath or you might lose some to the passing public!

Best hiding spot: There are some lovely old trees, hide some eggs in their bark.

See Weir Point Stables

Acorn Cottage

A proper cottage garden, plenty of flower beds and pots perfect for hiding those eggs. If it is a rainy day then there are lots of nooks inside for hiding too.

Best hiding spot: The garden has some great spots, try the stone path as people don’t often look down.

See Acorn Cottage

The Coach House

Plenty of space inside and out at The Coach House, in fact you will have to choose one area of the 10-acre garden or you could be there for some time searching for those eggs.

Best hiding spot: Well its got to be the garden, just make sure you leave a couple for Bob the grounds keeper.

See The Coach House

Anvower

Little ones love the garden at Anvower, the covered soft play area with sensory garden will mean you can have your outside egg hunt come rain or shine.

Best hiding spot: The garden has lots of fences, plants and walls perfect for hiding eggs.

See Anvower

Pumpkin Cottage

A house made for egg hunts, plenty of nooks and crannies at Pumpkin Cottage to hide those colourful chocolate eggs!

Best hiding spot: Try and balance some eggs on the stone walls

See Pumpkin Cottage

Nancenoy Farmhouse

Another house perfect for an egg hunt, get creative with your hiding places both inside and out.

Best hiding spot: The kitchen has lots of places perfect for an egg hunt.

See Nancenoy Farmhouse

 

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Bonfire Night

November 1, 2017 No Comments

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Bonfire night, dragging us away from the warmth of our homes and out into the starry night.

There is always such a lovely atmosphere no matter where you are. In Falmouth there is a large bonfire with fire works at the Cricket Club, organised by the Falmouth Fire Fighters. For a smaller affair The Ferry Boat Inn have their fireworks on the beach, this year they promise sweet treats including toffee apples – yum.

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Returning home to a delicious meal always helps after all that fun, and there are lots of interesting meal ideas for bonfire night. Jamie Oliver’s smokey baked beans are sure to warm the cockles, and don’t forget the marshmallows for the fire, why not try making you own this year with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s recipe.

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SPACE Make-Share-Eat-Breathe

August 2, 2017 No Comments

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Hello, I’m Polly Radford, a Cornish artist, food lover and creative PR person, who now runs ‘SPACE’… a little, local company offering creative escape days for busy people, anyone in need of some time out.

Space, it’s what we all crave, right?!. That’s why we love Cornwall. My creative escape days offer you the chance to truly relax, retreating from everything for a day, to my beautiful garden studio, near Mawnan Smith. Hidden away from the business of life, work, children and all the other things that seem to make modern life so hectic. We come together to make things, share a nutritious two course lunch and indulge in a professional massage from the brilliant local masseuse, Sally.

My creative escape days are primarily about relaxation, so not a  craftworkshop per se, or lessons in how to create a beautiful piece of art. I offer an alternative to a spa day… less expensive and far more relaxing. Imagine a selfcare package where you arrive in a quiet space, have a coffee, chat over some making options, share inspiration with others, indulge in a tasty two course lunch and then unwind with a massage, some yoga or a guided relaxation session.

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Whether making coil pots from clay, imprinting leaves and cow parsley to make tiles, cutting your own lino prints, or therapeutically arranging found slate and sea glass beach treasures to create a take away wall hanging, you will find that engaging your hands in the simple task of making, will quickly and naturally relax you. Creative activities are proven to reduce stress and increase your positive state of mind. Selfcare is no longer simply about nipping down to your local beauty parlour for a manicure or pedicure,a spot of craft with like-minded individuals can be far more relaxing and indulgent. Throw in a head massage and some rich chocolate brownies and what could be better?!

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In the spring, you might even find yourself taking a short stroll into the woods, as a group, to gather wild garlic, returning to the garden studio to turn it into jars of wild garlic pesto, orhand printing your own labels with lino cuts you’ve designed yourself (with my help if you like). Making, be it arty or culinary is at the heart of all space days and evenings. We can do virtually anything your heart desires in order to help you to escape the stresses and strains of everyday life.

Space days run on Tuesdays all year round, as well as on the occasional weekend and evening. I also run candle lit space nights throughout the Autumn where you can make sea glass Christmas decorations and cards, while enjoying a light supper and glass of mulled wine in the garden studio. You can book your own private space session if you have a minimum of four people. These work brilliantly for birthday parties and hen dos or for an alternative evening out with friends wanting to get together, and catch up, away from it all. To book a place on any of my space days or night, please call me on 01326 372444 or book via my Facebook page. See you soon!

Upcoming Space sessions:

Tuesday 15th August 10-3 ish

Tuesday 22nd August 10-3 ish

Tuesday 12th September 10-3 ish

Tuesday 20th September 10-3 ish

 

Easter Fun in Cornwall

March 7, 2017 No Comments

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Our little darlings are soon breaking up from school; Easter is the perfect time to get away, kick back and relax – it’s time to go on holiday.

With the daffodils blooming and crocuses appearing, Cornwall’s mild climate is the perfect place to soak up some spring warmth and have some fun as a family on any one of Falmouth’s three sandy beaches.

To tempt you a little more, we are offering a 20% discount* on all full week bookings over Easter so it’s the perfect time to head for the coast! (* Quote ‘blog03’ on booking to be eligible for 20% off a week’s stay)

Once you’ve chosen your fabulous seaside holiday home, it’s time to pack a bag and hit the road. Don’t forget your wetsuit!

Once you’ve arrived here, you’ll instantly feel at home. (Ninety per cent of our cottages are second homes and as such ooze personality, charm and home comforts).

It’s time to go exploring! Why not share some of the special Easter traditions that you enjoyed as a child. I always make ‘Easter gardens’, so it’s off to collect some greenery, daffs, wild flowers and pebbles. Having an exciting end goal in mind is always encouraging for little legs – sourcing plants and bark is half the fun, then back home to make a little garden with the treasured finds.

It’s time to play! Off to the beach, trusty flask and Easter cake in the bag, along with the important glistening golden goodies which will soon be hidden, found and readily enjoyed. The children have been looking forward to this holiday for many weeks and now it’s here; even the dog is excited!

Once at the beach, Mum keeps the children occupied skimming stones across the mill-pond water, while Dad goes off to lay the treasure for the hunt. Something you may think about and plan for days is often over in moments but look at the joy that is spread across the children’s faces as they find a golden egg hidden under a stone or beside a rock pool! Once found, all the eggs are placed carefully in a bucket and then readily enjoyed. The Easter Egg hunt is a huge success!

So when did the popular Easter egg hunt originate?  It is believed that Easter eggs go back thousands of years and are largely a pagan tradition. Hunting for eggs date back to the 1700s when it was believed there was an egg-laying hare. Children were encouraged to build nests for the hare to lay in and then search for the eggs it left behind.  The tradition stuck and now children all over the world go hunting in anticipation of finding chocolate eggs each Easter.

Sound like fun to you? There are some fabulous family Easter egg hunts and events for all the family happening in and around Falmouth this Easter.

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Glendurgan Gardens, Mawnan Smith 14th-17th April are offering Easter egg hunts for young children in the Olive Grove and older children in their beautiful gardens.

Trebah Gardens, Mawnan Smith 11th and 13th April are holding Easter workshops for the children to make their own Easter nest, plus a special Easter lunch on Easter day (pre-booking required).

Pendennis Castle, Falmouth 3rd to 23rd April have ‘Pirates ahoy’ fun for all the family!

Trelissick, Truro 14th-17th April have a Cadburys Easter egg hunt through the gardens with a chocolate prize at the end!

Flambards, Helston 1st – 23rd April have Easter activities throughout the holidays including a Victorian Easter quiz trail and a grand Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday!

‘Wild Spring Hare’ play with Rogue Theatre, Tehidy Woods 7th – 17th April. An adventure set in the woods amongst bluebells and birds which the whole family will love. (photo above)

After all that exploring, now it is time to eat. 

Get stocked up with all your essentials in the large variety of great shops in Falmouth offering artisan bread, organic vegetables, freshly-caught fish, local meat and a fabulous health food shop full of cooking ingredients.

For your tasty Easter meal, there are a large choice of cafes and restaurants in Falmouth which offer something for everyone’s taste, whatever time of day. Of course, you can’t go wrong with a Cornish pasty on the Prince of Wales Pier, while watching boats bob about in the harbour, or purchasing some fish and chips from Harbour Lights (recently voted Britain’s best fish and chip shop) and eating them on the beach. Finish it off with a Cornish Roskilly’s ice cream at Gylly Beach Café.

It’s time to get creative and decorate some eggs! This delightful artistic activity is an age-old tradition. I remember my mother annually bringing out the precious box of eggs decorated from previous years; some a little faded and cracked but this only adding to the beauty. All you need are some hand blown eggs and whatever you fancy decorating them with. You can use paints, natural dyes (beetroot, cabbage, turmeric or onion) or food colourings. Get experimenting with crayons, sponges, rubber bands or string to create pretty patterns. Once done, why not hang them up on a branch you’ve collected from the woods (some thread on a match stick works well) to enjoy over Easter.

Now for the sweet treats! Getting the little ones involved in the kitchen is a great rainy day afternoon activity. This super-simple, delicious recipe for peanut butter-filled chocolate eggs is a winner every time, plus the children will love getting their hands all chocolatey!

 

Peanut Butter filled Chocolate Easter Eggs

 

Equipment required:

•              Egg moulds

 

Ingredients for filling:

•              3/4 cup peanut butter

•              2 tablespoons coconut oil

•              1 teaspoon vanilla extract

•              1/2 teaspoon maple syrup/honey

 

Ingredients for coating:

•              1 cup chocolate

•              2 tablespoons coconut oil

 

Recipe:

 

To make the filling:

•              In a small pan melt the peanut butter, honey and coconut oil together then stir in the vanilla until mixed well.

•              Pour the mixture into egg moulds and freeze for an hour.

•              Remove and leave to one side.

 

To make the coating:

•              Melt the chocolate and coconut oil over a hot pan of water until it’s well mixed then pour into the egg moulds.

•              Place the peanut butter eggs in the chocolate, pressing down so the chocolate covers the eggs.

•              Place in the fridge to set for half an hour.

 

All ingredients can be sourced locally from The Natural Store in Falmouth.

 

 

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Tregothnan Gardens – Open day 2016

May 19, 2016 No Comments

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Lord Falmouth opened his beautiful gardens at Tregothnan to the public a few weekends ago, proceeds raised went to “Cornwall Carer’s Service”.

 

The sun shone as we were allowed to enjoy the delights of this normally private estate.

 

We were treated to magnificent specimens of Camellias, Rhododenrons, Magnolias, Azaleas, grasslands with sweeping areas of bluebells and primroses.  We also enjoyed a refreshing cup of tea from Tregothnan’s very own tea plantation.

 

A wonderful day out.

Spring Time in Cornwall

March 18, 2016 No Comments

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People don’t realise quite how early spring starts in Cornwall. To be honest, Cornish holiday Cottages had no idea quite how early the spring starts either. Apparently it’s been spring in this fair county since Wednesday 10th February this year. Who knew?
Well, the good folk at the Great Gardens of Cornwall knew. Each year they measure the coming of spring through the flowering of the Magnolia campbellii champion trees, which are found in several Cornish gardens and are spring’s early bloomers. They’re not just any Magnolias. There are seven specific trees from seven different gardens around the county.

Spring in Cornwall is officially announced once all seven of the Champion Magnolia campbellii trees have at least 50 blooms. These seven trees are spread out across Cornwall and can be found at Caerhays Castle, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Trebah Gardens, Tregothnan, Trengwainton Garden, Trewidden Garden and Trewithen.

This is the fifth year spring has been declared in this way for Cornwall, and this year it has been officially recognised as an indicator for spring nationally. The group even presented Downing Street with a bouquet from one of the seven trees.
Great Gardens of Cornwall chairman, Charles Williams, weighed in: “Cornwall’s magnolias are multi-prize winning and truly stunning. This year the magnolias are particularly early and they are a sight not to be missed. We encourage all those interested in seeing Gardens in full bloom to come down and see the great Gardens of Cornwall,”

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It’s a surprisingly early start to spring, but Cornwall’s nature is known to spring into life a full month before the rest of the country.
The drive into Mawnan Smith and the Cornish Holiday Cottages offices is currently lined with a parade of Daffodils. That’s one of our first signs of spring. But down at Glendurgan and Trebah Gardens fresh leaves are adorning the trees and solitary birdsongs are already transforming themselves into a cacophonous dawn chorus. Spring truly in the air now is a great time to visit these sub-tropical paradises brimming with bulbs, herbaceous, grasses, shrubs and exotic plants.

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We can’t talk about spring in Cornwall though, without talking about Enys Gardens. Each year the site bursts with a profusion of bluebells adorning forest floors. It’s an event not to be missed. They start sprouting at the end of April, but they’re beauty is short lived and they are usually gone again by mid-May. It’s a fleeting visit. Enys’s bluebell festival begins on the 29th April and ends on the 8th May.

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The gardens and historic houses dotted around Cornwall are beautiful. There is simply no better time to visit than in spring. Whether you find yourself in an independently owned garden or a large National trust Estate, you’ll find everything from traditional vegetable patches and knot gardens, to huge rolling meadows, ancient woodlands and riverside paths.

St Piran: The Patron Saint of Tin Miners

March 4, 2016 No Comments

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St Piran washed up on the shores of Cornwall in the 6th Century, having been thrown from the cliffs of Ireland with a millstone round his neck. According to the legend, his miraculous deeds caused tribal elders to become jealous of his powers and influence, the solution being to throw him from the highest cliff into the sea. Lightning shattered the sky and thunder roared as he fell. But as he reached the sea all grew calm and they watched St Piran float happily towards Cornwall.

After days at sea, St Piran was eventually washed ashore at Perranporth, Perran being an alternative spelling of Piran. Immediately, he began to gather disciples to him and built an oratory in the dunes overlooking the beach. It’s said that his first disciples were a boar, a fox and a badger, but soon people came from all around to listen to him preach.

St Piran is the patron saint of Cornwall and it is from his banner that we have taken the Cornish flag. The white on black colouring links to the tale of St Piran rediscovering tin. A black stone he had used on his fire issued forth a silver liquid and hooray, St Piran invented tin mining (in reality, the Cornish had been mining tin before this time). So the white cross came to represent tin and the black background the ore from which it came.

As well as bringing early Christianity to the Cornish and being a worker of miracles, St Piran was known to enjoy a few drinks. Yet, despite this implication of alcoholism, he lived to the ripe old age of 206 and only met his end falling head first into a well. If drink was involved in his death, time has erased all evidence.

In 1835 the oratory at Perranporth was excavated and in 1843 a new alter built with a slab inscribed ‘Sanctus Piranus’. But being exposed to the windswept conditions of the dunes, the walls began to warp and break apart, so a concrete preserving structure was erected around the chapel.

The oratory remained a shrine for much of the 20th Century, but due to lack of funding and damage, the decision was taken to rebury the structure in 1980, so St Piran’s works were once again committed to the dunes. But now the oratory has surfaced again and is accessible to the public.

St Piran’s Day is celebrated across Cornwall tomorrow, on the 5th of March. In Falmouth a St Piran’s Day parade will take place from 10.00am to 11.40am featuring brass bands, the Furry Dance and Cornish story telling.

Over in Redruth they will be holding a St Piran’s Day Festival from 11.00 to 3.00pm, featuring live music, tin panning, craft fairs and photography exhibitions in the Cornish Studies Library.

In Truro there will be a St Piran’s market along with entertainment from Cornish performers. In the evening there will be a St Piran’s concert, which I’m sure will feature the comedy of Kernow king and a liberal amount of Trelawny singing. Tickets are £10 and include a bowl of that very Cornish dish: chili.

On the Sunday the annual St Piran’s play takes place in the dunes of Perranporth. The play produced by the St Piran Trust, takes place in Perranporth crossing the dunes to St Piran’s Cross. Hundreds of people gather, generally dressed in black, white and gold, the colours of Cornwall, carrying the Cornish Flag.

You can take part in this celebration of Cornwall’s distinct identity by joining the spectators who walk over the dunes and watch the play acted out in three parts. Dozens of actors and musicians portray the stages of St Piran’s life from his birth in Ireland, his arrival in Cornwall, his miraculous discovery of tin and his Christian ministry in Kernow.

 

 

 

 

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Five things to do in Cornwall this Easter

February 26, 2016 No Comments

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Cornwall is a hive of activity at Easter time. Here are our top five things to do over the Easter holiday.
Walk the coastal paths with the dog
In the changeable weather of early spring taking Mole and Mingo for a long walk along the coastal path is a pure pleasure and is a favourite blustery adventure of everyone at Cornish Holiday Cottages. Crashing waves, salty spray and sleepy fishing villages all await exploration. You could pick any section of the Cornish coast and find something unique along the way. The path between Swanpool and Maenporth is a convenient starting point if you’re staying in our Cornish holiday accommodation. There are dog friendly beaches at either end (in the winter), dog friendly cafes and depending on the tide, a lot of rock pools and crevasses to sniff at.

 

Sunday Lunch at the Star and Garter, Falmouth
There’s nothing like a good Sunday roast, especially at Easter. In their own words, at the Star and Garter ‘Sunday lunch is sacrosanct.’ And with chefs that have all worked at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen they are producing one of the finest Sunday lunches in town. With an elevated view of the river Fal and sailing boats bobbing up and down in their moorings, you are treated to a quintessentially Cornish view with your succulent meat, monster Yorkshire pudding and seasonal veg.

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The Great Eden Egg Hunt
25 Mar 2016 to 10 Apr 2016

It’s not just your standard egg hunt down at Eden. It’s a regular eggstravaganza. There’s an eggstreme egg and spoon obstacle course, egg rolling, egg hooking, egg cracking and egg hunting. If you like eggs, then there’s something for all ages. If you don’t like eggs? Then they’ll be telling tales of chocolate in the biomes to appease you.

 

Trereife Easter Food and Craft Fair

25 Mar 2016 to 28 Mar 2016

Trereife House’s Easter Food and Craft Fair is now entering its fourth year. The spectacular grounds of Queen Anne Manor House will be home to cookery and craft demonstrations for the adults and an eggs-treamly popular Easter egg hunt for the children. You can go on tours of the house itself, watch demonstrations from local chefs, sample a delectable selection of locally produced food and drink, and browse exquisite arts and crafts. There will also be magic shows, funky food workshops and storytellers.

 
The Truro Festival
2 Apr 2016 to 9 Apr 2016

The city’s annual cultural festival features music, art, exhibitions, theatre, dance, comedy, film, literature and photography.

There will also be an abundance of art and interactive exhibits at the 2016 festival. Daily workshops featuring local illustrators, comic book illustrators, manga artists, screen print-makers and puppeteers will be on offer for children and adults in the festival hub on Lemon Quay. Street art is also a big favourite and the city’s streets will be filled with creative flair once again.

Events will be on in lots of different venues throughout the city. Go to www.enjoytruro.co.uk for further information.

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Easter activities at Glendurgan and Trebah Gardens

Springtime is a unique time for Cornwall’s gardens. Daffodils, magnolias and tulips create a canvas of colour and each of these gardens has something special for the children over the Easter period. Glendurgan has a Cadbury’s sponsored egg hunt, while Trebah have Bunnie Bungalows Drop in Workshop. We’re not sure what it is yet, but we do like a surprise.

 

Springtime Guided Walks

February 22, 2016 No Comments

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Springtime holidays in Cornwall are an opportunity to explore the county during a period of growth and rebirth. It also brings the Falmouth Spring Festival, which runs from the 10th to the 28th of March. One of the best thing about the festival is the abundance of guided walks on offer through out the festivities.
Seashore Foraging – Thursday 10th March only
Starting at Gyllyngvase Beach and taking in 2 miles of coastline with some rock-pool scrambling, this tour will teach you how to identify edible plants and forage safely and legally. There will also be some prepared wild nibbles to start you off.

The session starts at 10.45am and lasts for an hour and a half. It costs £35 for adults and £25 concessions. For information call Rachel on 01736 361454 or email rachel@wildwalks-southwest.co.uk
Through Falmouth Town – 10th, 16th, 22nd March
This one and a half hour walk through the centre of Falmouth is led by renowned guide, Paul Simmons, who runs walkitcornwall. This tour will lead you through 350 years of Falmouth in an informative and entertaining manner, taking in the odd ghost and cannibal tale along the way.

The walk begins at the Maritime Museum at 5pm. Call 07714084644 or email info@walkitcornwall.co.uk
Poldark’s Falmouth – 11th, 19th, 25th, 26th March
This tour is bound to be popular so booking is advised. Winston Graham’s Poldark novels dealt with smuggling, shipwrecks, riots and the packet ships of Falmouth. The walk links these themes to specific sites in Falmouth.

The walk begins at the Maritime Museum at 5pm. Call 07714084644 or email info@walkitcornwall.co.uk
Explore Mawnan’s Coast – 12th, 19th March
Take in the Helford river, woodlands, hidden valleys, historic trackways and the SW Coastal Path with Explore in Cornwall’s Steve Crummay. There’s a wealth of history and wildlife to explore in this 3.5 mile walk.

Starting at Mawnan Church car park, the walk begins at 10am and takes approximately 4.5 hours. Tickets cost £5 or £2.50 for concessions. Contact 01736 740234 or email info@exploreincornwall.co.uk

Helford and Gillan Creek – 13th, 19th March
Across the river from Cornish Holiday Cottages, Gillan Creek sits in a relatively unexplored part of the Helford Estuary. On this walk you’ll be taking in ancient western oak woodland looking for a wide range of wildlife in stunning coastal and estuarine habitats. There will be otters and wintering bird life to look out for in the river, creeks and coast.

Starting at Helford Car park, the walk begins at 10am and takes approximately 4.5 hours. Tickets cost £5 or £2.50 for concessions. Contact 01736 740234 or email info@exploreincornwall.co.uk
Free Nordic Walking Trial – 18th March
Nordic Walking is a full body, vigorous walking experience using poles. You build up rhythm linking the swing of your arms to smooth pelvic motions and stride length. If that sounds like your idea of fun, then there’s a free try out at Trelissick Gardens with an INWA Instructor.

Starts at 11am. Contact Kate Jackson on 07540 478919 or email walkkernow@gmail.com
Campus Critters Walk – 19th March
Explore the biodiversity of Penryn Campus under the guidance of experts on bird, mammel, insect and plant identification. If the spring weather permits the guides will also attempt some live animal captures as well.

This free walk starts at the reception of Penryn Campus at 7.30am. They’ll even provide you with a warm beverage. Contact Caitlin Kight on 01326 255166 or email c.r.kight@exeter.ac.uk
Ghost Walk Of Falmouth – 27th March
Led by author and ghost expert Ian Addicoat, this spooky walk takes in Falmouth locations that are steeped in ghostly tales. Addicoat has appeared on GMTV and Mot Haunted, so it’s a good opportunity to hear through provoking stories from an entertaining guide.

This evening walk starts at 8.30pm and leaves from the Maritime Museum. It costs £6 for adults and

Falmouth Week

February 6, 2016 No Comments

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Falmouth Week: it’s kind of a big deal round these parts. You could say it’s the jewel in Falmouth’s summer. Half sailing regatta, half a celebration of summer, the week sees both locals and visitors alike letting their hair down with an array of family friendly events during the day and a variety of opportunities to get your glad rags on and paint the town red in the evening. Attracting over 100,000 visitors (80,000 more than your average summer week), the event is a massive boost for Falmouth and a fine reason to book a Cornish holiday cottage in the centre of Fal Town. In fact, some of you have already begun booking!

 
While a lot of sailing regattas can feel quite cliquey to those not in the boating community, Falmouth week is as inclusive as they come. There’s a carnival that weaves its way through the town to the beat of samba drums, fireworks and a gravity defying appearance from the Red Arrows. The atmosphere is almost Mediterranean.

 

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The roots of Falmouth Week go all the way back to 1837 and it has now become the biggest sailing event in the South West. 450 yachts race over eight days on the picturesque waters of the Carrick Roads and Falmouth Bay. Keel boats, dinghies and traditional craft all have their own classes, with the larger yachts engaged in the 25 mile champagne race – no prizes for guessing what the winners get.

 
With all those boats in the water, the River Fal blooms with the swaying colours of sails. There are loads of great vantage points for watching the races. From Flushing to Tremayne Quay, each race has its viewpoints. Keep your eyes on our blog nearer the time for our list of spectator spots. It’s also immensely important to scope out the best places to watch the Red Arrows deliver their dazzling display above the glittering Falmouth waters.

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The Moor and the Events Square become centre points for the daytime festivities. Local musicians play throughout the week and Falmouth Art Gallery setting up workshops and interactive exhibits. Climbing walls are set up and days are given over to scientific experimentation. Whatever your family’s interests, there’s something to get stuck into.

 
Last year’s week was one of the best yet – partly thanks to the Outlaw Food and Drink Festival, who brought a much needed foodie focus. There’s street food from some of Cornwall’s finest vendors, so make sure you grab some free samples.

 
As the sun sets each evening, the Events Square comes alive with jive dancing, Caribbean nights and performances from 80s and 90s pop bands. Each ticketed event comes with its own implied fancy dress theme, making the streets of Falmouth buzz with a bizarre mixture of 50s wear, grass skirts and 90s fashion.

 
It’s a great time to visit Cornwall and experience Falmouth at its best. The beaches, bike trails and quaint villages are all still there, only Falmouth Week adds some extra fizz to your holiday.

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