July 24, 2015 by becca.lazar No Comments


…And the summer holidays have begun. I’m sure those of you who have already booked your Cornish holiday cottage are beginning to gear up to wind down. But don’t forget to pack your trainers along with your wetsuits and flip-flops as next week will see Falmouth in the grips of Zestifal, a celebration of healthy living and sports taking place throughout Falmouth all next week.

Whether you’re a water baby, a budding tennis champ or an X-Games thrill seeker the Zestifal festival will have something to tickle your fancy. Falmouth’s open spaces from The Moor and Events Square, to Kimberley Park and Gyllyngvase Beach are going to be transformed into ‘have a go’ sports zones with activities running between Saturday 25th July and Sunday 2nd August. Now, that’s a healthy way to start the summer.

Kicking off proceedings on the 25th July is a pirate themed fun run and a performance from the amazing Swamp Circus on The Moor. Over on the Events Square there will be martial arts taster sessions and all sorts of tennis themed fun, which will be taking place all week.

For those who prefer their sports to take place on wheels, Carrick Dirt Bike School will be holding bike skills sessions in Kimberley Park on July 27th and there are Street Cycle Races and skate ramp demos on Sat 1st August and Sunday the 2nd.

Thursday 30th July is Family fun Day in Kimberley Park with circus skills workshops, dance lessons, cheerleading and a whole host of events, just in case your children didn’t get enough of sports day at school.

Down at Gyllyingvase Beach there will be Scuba Diving taster sessions, offering a free chance to peek under the sea with the Cornish Diving School, as well as WESUP paddleboarding. There’s also the opportunity to get competitive with TOUGH ENUFF obstacle courses and a family race day.

The rough and tumble sport of Roller Derby will be making a brash appearance on August 2nd. For those of you who haven’t seen an event before it’s a great spectator sport with real edge of your seat action.

Zestifal is going to be a great alternative to all the food and music based festivals that happen at this time of year, with a real chance to get involved and active, burning some of those holiday calories. Here at Cornish Holiday Cottages, we’ve always wanted to try our hand at Scuba diving and have booked in for a taster session – it’s a great way to explore all those hidden shipwrecks around the coast.

For a full list of events and sessions there’s a handy flyer from the Zestifal organisers which you can find here (http://www.falmouth.co.uk/search/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/ZestiFAL-Pullout-Guide.pdf) There are lots of things going on that we haven’t mentioned; have a look and start your holiday off with a bit of a kick.






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