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Family-friendly activities in Falmouth

With the school holidays finally in full swing, we’ve hand-picked our favourite family-friendly activities to do in Falmouth come rain or shine. Sure to keep your little ones entertained all summer long!


Take a trip back in time

Take your little ones back in time with a trip to Pendennis Castle. This historical castle is based at the top of Falmouth and not only boasts some impressive views of the town’s coastline, but the mighty fortress built by Henry VIII is the perfect place to explore and experience the sights and sounds of battle.


📷: English Heritage

Get your creative juices flowing 

If you’re looking to get your littles ones’ creative juices flowing this summer, then Star Glazers should be on the top of your to do list. This independently owned café and painting studio offers hours of entertainment for kids and adults of all ages.

Upon arriving simply choose the piece you want to decorate, and then let your imagination run wild with their huge collection of paints, stencils, stamps, pens and more! Once you’ve finished your masterpiece, it will be fired up in a kiln and ready to collect in just a few days.


📷: Star Glazers Café 

Discover the wonders of the ocean 

Discover the wonders of the ocean with a trip to Falmouth’s National Maritime Museum. Your little ones will love exploring their new exhibition ‘Pirates: Explore beneath the surface’, where they can explore how popular culture has shaped how we think of pirates today and dive beneath the surface to unearth the harsh and terrifying truth. They’ll be sure to chat about nothing other than this exciting and interactive exhibition all the way home.


Spend a day at the seaside

When the forecast is predicting nothing but blue skies and sunshine, a trip to the beach is a must. Whether you choose to head to Gylly, Swanpool or Castle beach, there’s lots of things going on to entertain your little ones for an exciting day by Falmouth’s coastline.

At Gylly you can expect to enjoy hours of watersports fun with Gylly Adventures, with activities like paddle boarding, coasteering and much more. If taking it slow is more your thing though, rockpooling at Swanpool and Castle beach is the way to go. These spots also offer up some delicious ice cream treats.


📷: Visit Falmouth

Watch the latest summer blockbusters

When the weather is misbehaving, nothing beats settling down in front of the big screen to watch the latest family-friendly summer flick.

Head down to the Phoenix cinema at the top of the moor, where you’ll find an award-winning and independently operated cinema that houses six screens. At this local spot you can catch everything from family favourites to action adventures, so there’s sure to be something for everyone.


📷: Odeon

Enjoy a spot of crabbing 

A trip to The Greenbank isn’t complete without an afternoon of crabbing on our quay. If you’re staying with us this summer, we’ll provide the crabbing equipment. All your little ones need to do is get their A-game on for some family-friendly competition. If you’re new to crabbing, check out a handy guide here.


📷: Cornwall Living

Go on a sea safari adventure 

Head out from the Prince of Wales pier for an exciting day of coastal exploring with Orca Sea Safaris. Children and adults alike will love spending time sailing around Falmouth’s beautiful coastline on Orca’s fast motorboat. Falmouth’s coastal waters offer the perfect setting to spot pods of dolphins, groups of seals, basking sharks and whales. On this exciting safari excursion you never know what creatures you might see.


📷: Trip Advisor

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