Falmouth Spring Festival 2020

February 06th, 2020

The Falmouth Spring Festival will be taking place this year from the 19th to the 29th 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!

 

Paint the Town Yellow Day

Thursday 19th March 2020

To kickstart the festival, the 19th 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.

 
man holding a bunch of daffodils

Falmouth Spring Flower Show

Saturday 28th – Sunday 29th March 2020

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 Gyllyngdune 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.

 

Through Falmouth Town Walk

Monday 23rd, Friday 27th and Sunday 29th March 2020

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.

 

Science in the Pub

Monday 23rd – Friday 27th March 2020

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 23rd the event will be held at Pennycomequick pub with a talk on ‘Peatlands, Primates and Pyromania’. Tuesday 24th at 5 Degrees West explores how we can reduce our carbon footprint in ‘Cutting Carbon with Local Actions’.

 

Wednesday 25th at The Working Boat will cover ‘Seagrass Ecosystems of Cornwall’, while Thursday 26th at Beerwolf offers ‘War of the Worlds: Bacterial Edition’. Finally, at Jacobs Ladder on Friday 27th, you will be able to hear about ‘Making Space for Nature in Cornish Towns’! All events will commence at 6pm.

 
Falmouth Harbour

Poldark’s Falmouth Walk

Saturday 28th March 2020

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.

 

Rockpooling Session

Sunday 22nd March 2020

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 10am at Castle Beach Café. Admission is free, although you are requested to email l.misselbrook@exeter.ac.uk 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!