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The Falmouth Spring Festival will be taking place this year from the 14th to the 24th March. Celebrating the beauty of the spring season, as beautiful blooms emerge across the gorgeous Cornish countryside, the Falmouth Spring Festival will be offering a whole host of wonderful activities. We take a look at some of the things you can do during the festival!
Thursday 14th March 2019
To kickstart the festival, the 14th March will see the town of Falmouth come to life in vibrant colours during the ‘Paint the Town Yellow Day’. Daffodils will take over the town as local schoolchildren distribute thousands of these fantastic spring flowers to passers-by. Many shops will also be decorated with these bright and cheerful blooms.
Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th March 2019
You’ll be sure that spring is here when you spot the fine flowers on display at the Falmouth Spring Flower Show. As Cornwall’s oldest flower show, you can expect a lot from this delightful display of flora hosted at the Princess Pavillion at Gyllungdune Gardens. While the main focus will be on new and heritage daffodils, which Cornwall is renowned for, there will also be plenty of exotic and rare blooms, as well as a variety of art and photography inspired by nature.
Saturday 16th, Wednesday 20th and Sunday 24th March 2019
This entertaining and informative walk leads you on a journey through Falmouth’s fascinating 350-year history! Discover secret stories of the past, including a few spooky tales of ghosts, murders and cannibals! The tour leaves at 4pm from the Maritime Museum. Tickets cost £5 for adults and booking is essential.
Monday 18th – Friday 22nd March 2019
Experts and scientists from the University of Exeter will be heading to the pub during the Festival to present a fun discussion on various topics! On Monday 18th the event will be held at Pennycomequick pub with a talk on ‘The shrinking Antarctic ice sheet’. Tuesday 19th at 5 Degrees West explores animal sexuality through musical comedy in ‘Sex, bugs and rock n roll’. Wednesday 20th at The Working Boat will cover ‘How do animals see the world?’, while Thursday 21st at Beerwolf sees Plastic Free Falmouth take over quiz night for a ‘You think you know plastic?!’ quiz. Finally, at Jacobs Ladder on Friday 22nd you will be able to hear an interesting and interactive talk about biologging marine life! All events will commence at 6pm.
Friday 15th and Saturday 23rd March 2019
If you’re a fan of Poldark, then you won’t want to miss this event! A walking tour will follow the route of characters in Winston Graham’s novels, exploring Cornish life in the early 19th century. Discover more about the history of smuggling, shipwrecks and riots as you wander through impressive sites throughout Falmouth. The tours start at 4pm, meeting at the Maritime Museum, and cost £5 for adults.
Sunday 17th March 2019
Embark on a fun family activity with this rockpooling session led by scientists from the University of Exeter. You’ll learn how to identify a variety of different marine life, as well as discover more about how these creatures have adapted to survive in this environment. The session starts at 9.30am at Castle Beach Café. Admission is free, although you are requested to email firstname.lastname@example.org before attending to state your interest.
If you would like to experience any of these fun activities and join in with the Falmouth Spring Festival celebrations, then our luxury holiday cottages in Falmouth will be the perfect base for you to rest and relax after a busy day exploring all that Falmouth has to offer!