Top Things to do in August 2020
Take a look at our pick of some top things to do this August in the Fal River area. From soaking up the fresh air with boat trips and rockpooling adventures, to making the most of the ‘Eat Out To Help Out’ scheme at some of our top foodie destinations. Or perhaps you’d like to make the most of the wealth of award winning attractions that have opened their doors for the summer holidays. You’ll find quality and variety here...
The Rockpool Project
An absolute must for the summer holidays is enjoying the pastime of rock pooling on one of our beautiful local beaches. Get up close to our marine wildlife and learn some amazing facts along the way. The Rockpool Project are now taking bookings for their bespoke safaris!
With a maximum 2 households per booking due to the current restrictions you need to book in advance; book here
For more information about their covid policy visit their website at The Rockpool Project
Treat yourself to summer seafood and book lunch or dinner at Rick Stein’s Falmouth.
Their Summer Shellfish Special: Cornish lobster and chips at just £32.95 is a must!
Available everyday for lunch and dinner.
The Alverton Summer Garden Sessions
Expect al fresco dining, summer tipples and acoustic tunes at The Alverton’s suntrap terrace as the Cornish hotel sees the return of its Summer Garden Sessions. All compliant with social distancing rules and regulations, sip on two for £10 cocktails and tuck into food prepared by the talented team of chefs. See below for dates and booking:
Friday 14th August – Jordan Jane
Friday 28th August – Mog Jones
‘Eat Out To Help Out’ Scheme
Some of our Fal River foodie favourites have joined the governments ‘Eat Out To Help Out’ scheme. Make the most of this fantastic 50% discount and book your brunch, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea (or all four!) …
The Working Boat: lunch and dinner
The Greenbank: lunch and afternoon tea
The Alverton: lunch, bottomless brunch, afternoon tea, dinner
Rick Stein’s Fish: lunch and dinner
Explore the Fal River with a Mussel Card Visitor
The Fal Mussel Visitor Card gives you unlimited hop-on hop-off travel on the award-winning network of classic ferries, rural bus services and trains that connect the many places to visit around the river. You can purchase a 1, 2, 3 or 6 day card online here and start your journey from Falmouth or St Mawes…
Visit Trelissick and arrive by boat!
Visit the beautiful National Trust gardens and woodland at Trelissick and arrive there on board the Enterprise Boats. Set sail from Falmouth and cruise up the river, taking in the stunning scenery of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Arrive at the Trelissick pontoon and make your way up to the gardens which are set in an estate with stunning maritime views and lovely woodland walks. Finish your day with coffee, cake and maybe even ice cream with a trip to the Trelissick Cafe (takeaway only). Book your ticket in advance here
Philleigh Way Cookery School
Don your chef’s hat and get cooking in the beautiful Philleigh Way kitchen this August. From bread, to Cornish Pasties, from barbecuing to foraging, Rupert and his team have a great variety of courses available, see below for dates and how to book:
Pasties & Cream: Monday 3rd & Tuesday 18th August
Better Barbeque: Wednesday 5th August
Seaweed with the Cornish Seaweed Co: Friday 7th August
Beginners Cookery: Monday 10th August
Cornwall in a Day: Wednesday 19th August
Foraging with Never Mind the Burdocks: Saturday 22nd August
Simply Bread: Sunday 23rd August
France in a Day: Wednesday 26th August
Mediterranean Fish: Thursday 27th August
To book your place on a course click here
Pendennis & St Mawes Castle
Both English Heritage sites Pendennis & St Mawes Castles are open from August with lots to see and do. Both castles sit on beautiful grounds and offer up the most breathtaking views out to sea. Why not visit both castles in a day and travel on the water between the two on the St Mawes Ferry? Getting that first site of the castles from the water makes it all the more special!
National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Showcasing their latest exhibition Monsters of the Deep, the Maritime Museum is now open daily and tickets need to be booked in advance to ensure reduced visitor capacity. The exciting new exhibition explores the incredible stories, beliefs and mythologies around deep-sea monsters, this is one not to miss!
St Mawes Kayaks
Discover St. Mawes & the Roseland under paddle power with St Mawes Kayaks. Hiring safe and stable sit-on kayaks is one of the easiest and fun ways to get afloat. You'll find everything you need for a good time and expert advice is on hand from Mark.
Why not enjoy the treat of an afternoon tea from the comfort of your very own home or holiday accommodation? The Tregothnan Cream Tea Gift Box is the perfect pick-me-up, especially now approaching the start of Afternoon Tea Week on 10th August.
No other cream tea comes complete with a selection of 16 Tregothnan Black and Herbal Teas, Kea Plum Jam (a large 227g jar), Rodda’s Clotted Cream (a large 227g tub) and the most delectable scones from our baker friends here in Cornwall.
Take time to relax…
The St Michaels Resort Spa is Back! Reward, repair, relax and indulge...
Escape the crowds, and take the time to focus on your wellness. Relax and rejuvenate at Cornwall's Best Spa Experience of the Year. With safety in mind we only accept a limited number of reservations, so please book now to avoid disappointment.