8th February, 2024

February half term in Falmouth – get there by train

There’s lots to do in Falmouth this half-term – beat the traffic and get there by train on the Maritime Line. Here’s what’s on:

The National Maritime Museum – Science of the Sea

Saturday 10th – Sunday 18th Feb

The National Maritime Museum (pictured above) is just a 5-minute walk from Falmouth Town station. The Science of the Sea activities listed below are all free as part of the Museum’s annual admissions fee. Pay once and get in free for a year.

The Wonderstruck Forces & Energy Show – Shows at 11am, 12pm and 3.30pm. Quieter sessions on Sundays at 11am.

Have you ever wondered how boats, ships and submarines move? How do they produce the necessary forces and where does the energy come from? To find out, take an exciting 25-minute perambulation through the world of forces & energy with your expert guide, Mr Wright.

Make & Take – 12.30 – 3.30 every day

Inspired by their science show, have fun designing and making your very own paper cup rocket – see how far it will shoot into space!

Pirates – every day

In this major exhibition, explore how popular culture has shaped how we think of pirates today and dive beneath the surface to unearth the harsh and terrifying truth. Dashing, daring and adventurous or bloodthirsty, immoral and greedy – were pirates of the 18th century heroes of the age or no more than callous cut-throats?

Museum Trail – every day

Explore the wonders of the Museum in search of lab coats in our fun and fascinating trail.

Pendennis Castle

Open Sat 10th – Sun 18th Feb / 10:00 – 16:00

The iconic Pendennis Castle is just a 12-minute walk from Falmouth Docks station and is a great option for a family day out this half term. Travel back to Tudor Cornwall, discover poignant tales of wartime, and enjoy acres of green space at this historic gem, situated on a headland overlooking the Cornish coast.

Pre-booking is advised.

Hit the beach!

Falmouth is home to some great beaches within each reach by train. Gyllyngvase Beach (pictured above) is just a 9 min walk from Falmouth Town station and has a great beach cafe open all year round.

Another beach under 10 mins walk from the station is the family-friendly Castle Beach. Or a little further afield, Swanpool Beach is just 5-10 minutes further along the coast past Gyllyngvase Beach.

Get there by train

Adult Off-Peak Day Return fares:

  • Truro to Falmouth £5.70
  • Redruth to Falmouth £6.20
  • St Austell to Falmouth £8.30

Kids travel half-price (5-15yr olds). Under 5s free.

Save a third off the adult fare for you and a friend (with kids travelling for just £1) with a Devon & Cornwall Railcard – just £12 a year for local residents. Now available to buy online.

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