Resources for Coming To Falmouth For My Birthday

Scan this or click it for RSVP invite webpage

Hi All,

I’ve created an invite with the party details on RSVPify.com and to RSVP, there is a QR code to scan on app to save time and hassle.

This is for main bash on Saturday 12th December from 2pm (optional lunch invite) and then main event 6pm – 10pm. Venue subject to numbers and capacity

To RSVP, scan this code with your camera app (on iPhone) or use any QR code scanning app.  Or visit https://soph50celebration.rsvpify.com.

On Thursday, my 50th birthday is but 2 months away. 15th December is at least.

Some of you may remember my 40th was snowed off. Then 20 years ago I met my sister in law for the first time and used this wicked website for RSPVs and telling me, and the venue, numbers for the buffet. Of course, we can’t have a buffet this year.

I’ve always had a hub of friends who have things in common, get on well and sometimes stay in touch.

Therefore, I’m making the day a chance to chat to each other, get to know new people, to spend time with all of you and paint Falmouth red in groups of 6.

Here are the resources, at your fingertips, for where to stay, how to book, how to get here and who else is coming from the same direction to team up and have a memorable journey down to Cornwall and back.

Travel
Rail – London Paddington to Falmouth via Truro. The train that gets you to Falmouth (Docks, Town and Penmere Stations within walking distance or £3.50 cab ride – numbers below) is Great Western Railway. You can even book up to 12 December today. Significant stops on the way include Reading.

Rail – Guildford Surrey to Falmouth via Truro. If you are coming from Surrey, the train journey can be booked via GWR and the train goes from Guildford, change at Reading then down to Cornwall. 

AirBritish Airways now fly from Heathrow to Newquay Airport. Newquay is approx £50 taxi ride (see cab firms below) and ideal to share with others travelling. I will connect those travelling from the same place via RSPV.  Cheapflights provide various options and pricing.

Right now, flights for that weekend are in the £20-£30 region

Bus – National Express do coaches to Falmouth.

BusMegabus do trips to Falmouth. Bookings available up to 12 November right now.

Carshare – I have friends driving down from South East, London and Nottingham. If you would like to share petrol, please get in touch and say so ASAP.  There is also the Pasty Connection App to request and offer lifts if you prefer.

Combination travel – today, you can fly down by plane, share a taxi to Falmouth and go back by carshare or bus or vice versa. I will create a WhatsApp Group of everyone coming so travel arrangements or even accommodation shares can be arranged.

Accommodation

Self – Catering via Airbnb is ideal for off-season accommodation in Falmouth. See below for screengrab for a search for 11th – 14th December. One of the most beautiful, central buildings in Falmouth for 4 people for £99 a month. If you RSVP quickly and are happy to share with others, Falmouth is full of off-season luxury accommodation on AirBnB.

Families – I recommend finding a self-catering.

A search for that weekend brings up excellent options for those sharing.

Or staying in one of Falmouth’s best hotels.

For that weekend, all Falmouths top hotels have rooms for 2 people at around £100 a night with breakfast.

Bed and Breakfasts

It looks as if smaller properties are not opening until April 2021. Therefore, laterooms for Falmouth’s big hotels or AirBnB for self-catering are best options.

Children – are welcome

Bring your family dog(s) if accommodation allows (four-legged, not scaled or winged please) are welcome

Or – just an idea – you could rent a camper van to drive down, stay in and go home.  Camptoo rent camper vans from private owners.

 

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