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Top Things to Do in May 2024

1 May

As Spring arrives, we bask in the warm sunshine, relishing outdoor adventures, blooming nature, and artistic inspiration. This month, we explore all things adventurous, artistic, and appetising.

Music at St Michaels

5th and 26th May

St Michaels Resort is set in tranquil gardens, overlooking Gyllyngvase Beach and a short walk from Falmouth town centre. Regular Live in the Lounge and Summer Sessions provide the perfect opportunity to get out and enjoy fantastic music overlooking the beach. When the weather permits, the evening moves to the garden. Enjoy Holly Turton on the 5th and Jordan Jane on 26th May.

Find out more about all St Michaels has to offer here

Truro High Tide Cruise

8th May

Embark on a luxury cruise through the breathtaking Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, sailing up the river to the historic city of Truro. This two-hour return trip is not just a journey, but an experience that promises stunning views and a close encounter with the region's beautiful nature from the water.

Book tickets and find out more here

Epic Adventure at Via Ferrata

Throughout May

Experience the thrill of an exclusive adventure day out with Via Ferrata, offering the ultimate high-wire adventure on their zip line. If you're a fan of zip-lining, take advantage of the Zip Wire Safari. Ascend cliff faces, cross high-wire bridges, tackle high challenges, and zip back down to ground level, enjoying views last seen nearly 100 years ago by the daring Cornish Quarrymen. With routes designed for adventurers as young as eight and as bold as thrill-seekers, this is an adventure you won't want to miss.

Find out more and book your tickets here

Botanical Ink Drawing Class at Harbour House

16th May

Harbour House Flushing is a modern take on a waterside Cornish pub. Harbour House covers it whether it's a cold pint, a smoked negroni, live music, weekend quiz night, or a Smokey Sunday roast. This month, as part of their events programme, enjoy a relaxing morning of Botanical Ink Drawing with Sarah Jane Humphrey. Immerse yourself in the natural world and learn to create observational drawings using botanical inks.  

Find out more, including how to book your place here

Afternoon Tea at The Greenbank

Throughout May

Indulge in the ultimate afternoon tea experience at The Greenbank's award-winning Water's Edge restaurant. As you overlook the picturesque Falmouth harbour, savour the assortment of sweet treats, savoury bites, and delicate sandwiches. Each Cornish afternoon tea is accompanied by a pot of loose-leaf tea or coffee. And for those who want to add a touch of luxury, enjoy unlimited prosecco for an additional £30 per person!

Find out more, including how to book your table here

Take a boat out with Falmouth Boat Hire

Throughout May

If you like your adventures on the water, embark on a spectacular journey along the River Fal in your self-drive boat. Explore Falmouth and the Carrick Roads, take in Smugglers Cottage, Trelissick, and King Harry Ferry from the water, or stop off at stunning locations such as the Pandora Inn, Malpas, or St Mawes Harbour. Remember to pack a picnic for a fun-filled day out!

Find out more here

Trebah Garden Workshops & Events

Throughout May

Trebah Garden is a sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop, and its events are among the many highlights in the Trebah calendar. This month, choose from a Friday morning meditation in the peaceful sheltered Court Garden; learn new skills with creative workshops in Botanical Lino Printing, Wild Jewellery making, Clay Tiles, Expressive Paint Techniques, and more! Not only can you visit the 26-acre Cornish Valley garden, but you can treat yourself to some well-being and inspiration at the same time.

View all the events and workshops at Trebah here

Idle Rocks Supper Club

23rd May

The monthly supper clubs at The Idle Rocks in St Mawes are hugely popular. They offer a unique opportunity to interact with the kitchen team, taste some of their newest creations, discuss dishes, and ask questions. The chef's table can welcome up to 12 guests, making it a perfect celebration with family or friends!

Find out more, see a sample menu and book your places here

Getting there: King Harry Information here

Visit the Roseland on the King Harry Ferry

All year round

For a perfect coastal escape, look no further than the Roseland Peninsula. Famous for its picturesque landscapes, charming villages, and breathtaking views, it's a paradise for nature lovers and adventurers alike. The King Harry offers a unique way to cross the Fal River and will give you awe-inspiring scenic views.

  Find out more about the King Harry here

Rock Pool Explorers at the NMMC

25th May to 2nd June

This half term discover the curious creatures found on our Cornish coast with the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. Dive into The Rock Pool Project’s mobile rock pool and discover the curious creatures found on our Cornish coast, get creative in Make & Take and join the Museum trail to help us find all the hidden rock pool creatures. Each day there will be a chance to learn and uncover more about the sea life in our Cornish waters, including the best ways to explore rock pools and identify the creatures you discover.

  Find out more here


Stay updated with the region's fantastic events by visiting our comprehensive What's On pages online or grab a copy of the Fal River Area Guide for a handy offline reference.