Top things to do in July
July is the perfect time to explore this part of Cornwall and take full advantage of the areas outdoor attractions and open-air events. Here’s our guide to the very best events and things to do this month in, on & around the river!
Minecraft Castle Builders
6 July - 7 July
Pendennis Castle, Falmouth
For the Minecraft fans in your family Pendennis Castle is once again mixing up the ancient and modern with a second season of their popular castle building workshops, curated by the expert cube construction team at Blockbuilders. Last year these workshops were hugely over-subscribed, so this summer Pendennis Castle are introducing a series of ticketed events, get in there quick. Pendennis will also be providing a new Castle’s Kit, a collection of pre-built essential features no worthy fortress should be without, so whether you’re an expert or a first-timer, getting started has never been easier.
6 July - 7 July
Enys Garden, Penryn
Graze a trail of world foods in the lovely gardens of Enys. Enjoy Live Music, Wild Food & Cocktails, and plenty more, fun for all the family - admission adults £6 and Children go FREE!
Wind in the Willows - Outdoor Theatre
National Trust Trelissick
Trelissick's main lawn becomes a stage this month... Join Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad on their madcap adventures along the riverbank in Quantum Theatre’s brand new adaptation of this timeless Kenneth Grahame classic shown in the garden.
Spring is in the air and Mole has found a wonderful new world. There's boating with Ratty, a feast with Badger and high jinx on the open road with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad. What more could such firm friends wish for? But after Toad's latest escapade, can they join together and beat the wretched weasels?
Falmouth Gin Festival
The Greenbank Hotel
Gather your crew and celebrate our ‘Falmouth Gin Festival’ this summer! Lounge around sipping gin cocktails served in the bar, share a tasting board of nibbles with your friends, then dance the night away to your favourite tunes in The Riverbank Suite. Festival-goers can expect a whole host of entertainment, including masterclasses from our gin distilleries and performances from local singer songwriters and our resident DJ. More to be announced soon.
15 July - 30 August
National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Learn what every budding Buccaneer needs to know about being a pirate in the Golden Age of Piracy at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall's fun packed summer holiday sessions!
Cornwall Gin Cruise
Departs Falmouth, Prince of Wales Pier
Join us on a journey of gin discovery around the Fal River onboard our classic wooden ferry Moyana. Sit back and soak up this area of outstanding natural beauty whilst sipping on fantastic Gin and Tonic cocktails created for you by The Juniper Club.
Once on board, you will enjoy a selection of gourmet canapes and a choice of 3 Gin and Tonic Cocktails using craft Gins selected for the evening.
Flushing Regatta Week
20 July - 28 July
The whole of Flushing Village comes alive during Flushing Regatta Week. The streets are laced with brightly coloured bunting and everyone gets into the festival spirit.
With 9 fun packed days of shore side and on the water events such as sand castle competitions, street carnival, music, food, snail racing, crabbing, and swimming – not forgetting the sailing of course!
Check out the full programme here...
Ukulele Workshop with Sunnyside Up
Trebah Amphitheatre, Falmouth
Musical fun with a performance and a hands-on workshop where participants learn to play the ukulele.
Tim and Harry of Sunnyside Up offer a session of fun and stimulation, consisting of a free performance followed by a free laid back, fully interactive workshop, where participants learn to play this wonderful instrument and become the music.
Phone 01326 252200 to reserve your free ticket.
Pendennis Castle, Falmouth
Experience the exhilarating spectacle of speed and skill as four legendary knights compete for honour and glory in the Grand Medieval Joust. See lances shatter, feel the thunder of hooves and hear the roar of the crowd as reputations are won and lost. These fearless fighters and their magnificent horses will charge at each other at full speed in an unforgettable display of chivalry and sheer courage.
Buy your tickets online before Mon 5 Aug and save 10%!