Top Things To Do in February
30 January 2017
Here’s our latest on what to do in February around the Fal River area. So much to choose from, here’s our top 10 favourites.
St Mawes Hidden Cinema, St Mawes Hotel
Why not head across to St Mawes on our ferry, and enjoy a film at one of The St Mawes Hotel’s Hidden Cinema Events. There’s all sorts on offer from Ladies Lunch and a Movie, to the Six Nations Rugby on the big screen with a complimentary drink! With 25 luxury reclining leather seats, a 160 inch HD screen, powerful audio sound system and popcorn and ice cream available, St Mawes Hotels’ Cinema events make for a truly unique and intimate experience!
Date Night at St Michael’s Hotel & Spa (3rd February)
With Valentine’s Day approaching why not impress a loved one with a romantic date night at the award-winning St Michael’s Hotel & Spa. Forget the real world for one night and indulge in style and comfort. The special rate includes a one night stay with a bottle of chilled Prosecco in the room ready for your arrival. A hearty Cornish breakfast, and romantic three-course dinner at the Flying Fish restaurant. To top it all off the offer includes unlimited use of the swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and sun deck. Whether you’re whisking off for a night away or staying a little closer to home St Michaels makes for the perfect intimate getaway.
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Beginner Bread Baking Course at Philleigh Way (8th february)
Dough’nt miss the ever-popular bread baking course this month at Philleigh Way Cookery School! On this creative one day course, head tutor and master baker George Pascoe will take you through the craft of artisan bread baking. During the day students learn how to bake a variety of different breads to include a classic white loaf, focaccia, sourdough, soda bread and naan bread. Students leave equipped with the necessary skills to fill their home with the mouth watering aroma of freshly baked bread. The course gives students numerous insights and baker's tips on how to get the best results when baking at home.
The Birds of Glendurgan Trail, (11th February)
The exotic and jungle-like Glendurgan Gardens are re-opening their gates this February half term, and a little bird told us that there’s a fun family trail to explore! There are a wonderful variety of birds at Glendurgan and on their special half term trail, you can choose a bird character for the day and find out all about them as you walk around the lovely valley garden.
Terrific Tudors (13 - 17 February)
Let history comes alive, by stepping back in time over 400 years and exploring one of Henry VIII’s finest coastal fortresses. Pendennis Castle, which has defended Cornwall against foreign invasion since Tudor times, makes for a fun and educational day out for all! Children will love climbing the spiral staircase to the top of the castle keep and the recreated gun deck. Pendennis also offers breath-taking 360 degree views over Falmouth dressed in all its winter glory, you will feel like you have stepped into the pages of a story book.
Fal River by Foot
Don your hiking boots and take a trip to St Mawes on the ferry. Nothing beats a refreshing boat ride and stroll to soak up the breathtaking views around you. The Fal River Walk offers jaw dropping landscapes at this time of year. The walk to King Harry Reach from St Mawes takes in the beautiful scenery along the Fal - the last remaining oyster fishery in Europe still to be dredged by sail and oar.
Ships and Castles Leisure Centre
Ships and Castles is a surefire hit with children and adults this half term. Bring the thrill of the ocean indoors by riding their wave machine, or have a go on the river ride which sweeps you along at an exciting speed! There’s so many exciting features including a 70 metre flume! (the longest in the region), a shallow beach area for little ones to play, geysers and bubbles for the younger ones and places for them to practice jumping in and to gain their confidence. Adults can also take time out during the session to sit in the Jacuzzi and watch the rest of the fun. In addition to daily fun sessions there are flat water public sessions for those who prefer a more traditional swim.
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Skeleton: New Sculpture from Old Boats, Maritime Museum
Set sail for the Maritime Museum this half term and check out the truly oarsome sculpture exhibition of the Museum’s first ever ‘artist in residence’, boatbuilder and sculptor Rob Johnsey. The exhibition is a solo show of new sculptural works inspired by historic boats and other forms in the Museum's collections. The exhibition provides a tactile and visually appealing experience, and a new way to engage with historic boats from Cornwall and around the world, showcasing Rob's skill and artistic flair with wood and 3-D forms. It also takes a look at the process of making sculpture. Make sure you go and see these stunning works of art up close!
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Banff Mountain Film Festival, Hall For Cornwall, Truro (23rd February)
Ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel at Hall For Cornwall this month. Experience an extraordinary collection of short films from the world's most prestigious mountain film festival. Follow the expeditions of some of today's most incredible adventurers, see amazing footage of adrenaline packed action sports and be inspired by thought-provoking pieces shot from the far flung corners of the globe.
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Gypsy Hill, Princess Pavilion (25th February)
Head down to the Princess Pavilion for an intoxicating and high energy mix of Balkan brass, Mediterranean surf rock, Ska & Swing from band Gypsy Hill, back by popular demand. Featuring guitars, horns, tuba, a scratch DJ and a mix of live and electronic beats, Gypsy Hill effortlessly mix the traditional with a uniquely modern sound.