7 Days In Falmouth: A Family Holiday Guide to Falmouth

May 18th, 2017

You want to take your family on the best staycation, so you have been trawling the internet looking at numerous destinations and family resorts, and now you are more confused about where you should go this summer to keep everyone happy… but we have the answer!

Falmouth is the destination you should opt for, with a multitude of fun, family-friendly activities, located within a stone’s throw away from Falmouth, everyone is bound to have the holiday of a lifetime in this Cornish paradise! If you need more convincing, just look at our 7-day itinerary that plans your whole holiday for you, from start to finish, meaning you can just relax and enjoy yourself!


Day 1: Glendurgan Garden

There are not many places in the U.K where you can feel like you in another country, but when the sun is shining, and you are wandering through the exotic gardens at Glendurgan, it truly feels like you are in paradise. The peaceful valley features an array of exotic plants and flowers to discover as you wander around the many trails. In the heart of the valley sits a maze made of hedges, with a hut in the middle, the kids will love trying to figure this out, the only question is who will reach the middle first? The kids can also be entertained by the playground with a big swing rope while you take a respite from all the walking! After you’ve seen everything the garden has to offer, wander through the picturesque hamlet of Durgan to the quaint little beach at the bottom.


Day 2: The Seal Sanctuary

Situated 10 miles from the town of Falmouth, The Seal Sanctuary in the little hamlet of Gweek is a must-see for any family visiting Falmouth. The aim of the Seal Sanctuary is to protect and look after the seal population that inhabit most of Cornwall’s coast. Get up close to the little baby seal pups; learn about the seals through educational feeding talks and the incredible work this organisation do to re-introduce seals back into their natural habitat. There are even some other animals to see on your visit, including penguins, otters and sea lions. The sanctuary offer discounts with online purchasing of tickets, so be sure to book in advance!


Day 3: Falmouth Surf School

The beaches around Falmouth are spectacular for surfing. You will often spot people riding the waves here, even on a wet day! If you’re heading to Cornwall for a family holiday, you cannot leave without learning how to get up on the board. The instructors at Falmouth Surf School are experts, offering surf lessons and hire of equipment to ensure you will be flying on the water in no time. You can purchase a family ticket, for two adults and children for only £150. The lesson will run for one and a half hours and is available throughout the whole of summer.


Day 4: Orca Sea Safari

One of the best ways to experience Falmouth is on the water. Orca Sea Safari offers one of Cornwall’s best boat trip experiences. Witness all the beautiful views across Falmouth’s coastline and look out for the array of wildlife that calls Falmouth home. Your children will love spotting the dolphins, seals, whales, birds and basking sharks that enjoy the area.


Day 5: The Maritime Museum

The award-winning National Maritime Museum Cornwall is a registered charity who aim to show you the fascinating history of the Cornish people. With a multitude of events and projects displayed at the museum throughout the year, this museum, located in the heart of Falmouth town, offers lots to learn, for children and adults alike! Your children will love the wide array of fun activities hosted by the museum, from craft days to story times to productions- there will plenty to keep the little ones entertained!


Day 6: Pendennis Castle

The renowned castle created by King Henry VIII offers panoramic views over Falmouth Bay. The creation of this prestigious castle promoted the establishment of the town that now resides below it. There is plenty of parking so you do not have to worry. Within the castle grounds, there is an educational centre where you can learn all about the history of this iconic building and there is plenty of greenery for the kids to run around. There are even inactive cannons, perfect for a picture opportunity! With a cafe offering a range of drinks and food, you can take the opportunity to take a spot of lunch here. You could even take a walk away from the castle, once you are done exploring, down to Gylly beach that is a few minutes away to make the most of the sunshine!


Day 7: Departure day

Unfortunately, the last day of your holiday is dedicated to packing up your belongings and kids in the car and making the journey back home. However, with such a fun-filled week away in Falmouth, you will be eager to plan your next trip down here!

We hope we’ve helped to make your mind up about visiting Falmouth this summer with our guide. If you want to book one of our family resorts, Falmouth for a week’s vacation to Cornwall, contact us today.

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