Whether you’re in Cornwall for a short break or a longer family holiday, there is something for everyone in the family. There are family activities to suit salty seadogs or landlubbers, plenty of excellent beaches (the closest is right opposite the hotel!) plus lots of attractions – either locally or within easy driving distance.
The National Maritime Museum, situated on Events Square and about 10 minute’s walk from the hotel, holds regular activities and has fascinating exhibits relating to Cornwall’s maritime history. Other attractions that are perfect for a family day out include Gweek Seal Sanctuary and Trebah Gardens. There are boat trips galore along the coast and Orca Sea Safaris organise wildlife watching trips – look out for dolphins!
Slightly further afield are the famous Eden Project, Land’s End attractions and numerous National Trust properties.
Local attractions and family activities
National Maritime Museum Falmouth
Dates: January 17th, February 14th, March 21st, April 25th, May 23rd, June 20th, July18th
Location: Learning Centre – Time: 1:30 – 2:30pm
An hour of creative play, stories and craft activities for under-fives. The Learning Centre is transformed into a multi-sensory play area for a free family drop-in sessions.
Free with Museum entrance ticket.
Call 01326 214535 or see http://www.nmmc.co.uk/
Raize the Roof - Soft Play, Laser Tag and many more indoor activities
Here is something for the whole family- from tiny tots to adults. Kids love to play in the mega playframe, slides, and climbing wall, and tiny tots explore too, in their own safe space. 3 birthday party rooms with amazing themes to choose from, complete with your own party host for maximum fun and entertainment. Take the mess and stress away! Laser tag your friends in a high tech game of hide and seek with your own laser phaser!
Falmouth Art Gallery – Family Workshops
The gallery runs free drop-in family workshops on Saturdays from 2 pm – 3 pm. Every week there will be a different activity themed to the current exhibition or project. All events are FREE!
ElementalUK runs two Cornish adventure centres at Falmouth’s Swanpool Beach and Tolcarne Beach in Newquay and offers a range of activities that bring you face to face with the elements while learning valuable skills and having fun.
This is one of the finest of the mighty fortresses built by Henry VIII to defend the country against invasion. The castle has seen action in many conflicts and was one of the last royalist strongholds to fall during the English Civil War. Visitors can transport themselves back to Tudor times and right through the First and Second World Wars in a packed day out.
Call 01326 316594 or see http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/
Princess Pavilion/Gyllyngdune Gardens
Selection of half term and holiday activities for children with Magic Clay, Farm Wildlife Experience, Shadow Puppetry and more.
Call 01326 211222, email: email@example.com or see http://www.tempusleisure.org.uk/default.aspx?page=447
Our Reception team will be happy to help, if you would like some suggestions.
Kids Go Free In The School Holidays
Christmas And New Year Break 2014
Falmouth Oyster Festival 9-12 October
Wedding Fair – Sunday 9th November