Top Things to do in June 2021
Half term kicks off June this year so expect an abundance of fun activities for all of the family in this month's Top Things To Do blog; from outdoor adventures for adrenaline junkies to historic story-telling and a mini monsters trail throughout Falmouth town. Once the hustle and bustle of half term is over, there is a whole host of live music, cookery courses and classic river trips to enjoy. Take a look at our top pick of must do’s this June!
Summer Garden Sessions
Bask in the natural beauty of private gardens, dine al fresco on a sun-drenched terrace and listen to fantastic acoustic music with a summer cocktail in hand at The Alverton Hotel’s Summer Garden Sessions. Truro's newest garden party to start your weekend on a high. Kick back with two cocktails for £10, created by their talented bar team and served to you in the sunshine. Whilst you sip, their chefs will be rustling up some signature summer dishes. Dine al fresco to live music as beautiful as the surroundings. These sessions kick off on Thursday 17th June with Cornwall based indie duo Our Atlantic Roots.
Hangloose Adventure is home to one of the UK’s most adrenaline-pumping, fun-filled outdoor adventure centres, situated in the heart of Cornwall within the idyllic setting of the Eden Project. Come and fly down England’s fastest zipwire, the Skywire, at speeds of up to 60mph, or try your heart at one of our other amazing activities such as our giant swing or aerial trekking course! We offer amazing deals on packages as well as vouchers as the perfect gift for your thrill-seeking loved ones!
A Classic River Trip
This month has seen the start of the Enterprise Boats service connecting Falmouth, St Mawes and Trelissick. Sailing through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this scenic river trip is one of the most beautiful in the world. Passing Tudor castles, deep sided wooded valleys, historic houses and an abundance of marine activity, this trip is perfect for enjoying the best bits of the Fal River. All of our classic wooden ferries are maintained to the highest standard. These beautiful boats offer passengers stunning views with two decks, ample seating and light refreshments on board.
Philleigh Way Cookery Courses
This month the team at Philleigh have a whole host of cookery courses on offer. You’ll be transported around the world with their Middle Eastern Cookery, Mediterranean Fish, France in a Day, Tapas and South East Asian Cookery. As well as this, they are hosting regular favourites Simply Bread, Pasties & Cream, Fish Half Day, Vegan Half Day & Woodfired Cooking. To top it off they are finishing the month with a guest chef appearance from Andi Tuck head chef at The St Kew Inn and owner of Tan & Mor to share with us his tremendous skill using fire!
Falmouth Walking Tour
Falmouth Uncovered is a historical walking tour that peels away the centuries and reveals Falmouth as it used to be — a raucous melting pot of pirates, sailors and adventurers. This is a history tour with fire in its belly, and with gripping stories for grown-ups and fun activity sheets for children, there is something for everyone to enjoy. There’s nowhere else in the world quite like Falmouth, and after you’ve experienced the tour you’ll never see it in quite the same way again.
Rockpooling Town Trail
Saturday 29 May – Sunday 20 June
For May half term, the National Maritime Museum Cornwall are taking things off site and heading to the shores of our seas. With The Rock Pool Project discover mini monsters on the trail through Falmouth. Dotted throughout the town are a series of Mini Monster markers. Each with a QR code to find out more about the fascinating world of rock pools. With The Rock Pool Project we’ll look at how to rock pool safely, how to identify creatures and how to look after their environment. At the end of the trail, if the tides are right, use your new rock pooling skills and go searching for the Mini Monsters of the not so Deep.
Kids Rule at Pendennis Castle
Sat 29 May - Sunday 6 June
Kids rule at Pendennis Castle this May half term! Join us in the grounds of the castle to watch performances, listen to storytellers and spend time as a family in the great outdoors.
Advance booking essential.
Via Ferrata Cornwall
Are you in need of some post lockdown excitement and exhilaration? Check out Via Ferrata Cornwall – home to the first full Via Ferrata experience in South England! On this award winning high wire adventure, you’ll journey through historic granite quarries by scaling cliff faces, wobbling from one side of the quarry to the other on the high wire bridge (a 70m long single strand of wire) and finish by flying through the air on the zip wire which stretches over the water and overlooks stunning views across Falmouth Bay and the Lizard Peninsular! Clipped in at all times, you get to push your limits in a completely safe environment, conquer fears and HAVE FUN! This adventure is suitable for adventuresome kids aged 8+ through to full-on adrenaline junkies and those previous climbing experience. Via Ferrata Cornwall launched last year and has been noted as one of the best outdoor activities in Cornwall, having been awarded Bronze in the Cornwall Tourism Awards and been shortlisted as a finalist by itravel Staycation Awards. As well as the Via Ferrata, Via Ferrata Cornwall runs other adventure sessions: family friendly coasteering in the quarry, rock climbing, archery and watersports – including the highly popular stand-up paddle boarding! There’s also a café, adventure tails and wild play areas in the making!
Summer Craft Market at Enys Gardens
Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th June
On the last weekend of the month, over 30 artisan stalls will be located around Enys Gardens. Middle eastern food supplied by Lafafa Catering and crepes supplied by Crepe Therapy alongside the usual cream teas and cakes served from the cafe at Enys. Usual garden admission prices apply.