ZestiFAL returns to Falmouth next week, showcasing an energetic range of activities and inviting residents and visitors to come into town and have a go.

It is a chance to try something new for free, such as Zumba, tennis, climbing, hockey, circus skills, dance or paddleboarding, at key open-air venues across the town.

ZestiFAL is another initiative co-ordinated by the Falmouth BID with numerous Falmouth and Cornish businesses and clubs supporting with a range of offers. The festival kicks off at 11am on Thursday, July 27, at 11am with the Kimberley Park Active Day, where visitors to the town’s award-winning seven-acre green space, can sample hockey, circus skills, mountain biking, Zumba, cricket, rugbytots and martial arts.

On The Moor from Friday through to Sunday, Mount Hawke Skate Park will construct a half-pipe, and a climbing wall, children’s games, studio challenges and circus skills workshops will also be on offer. All activities here are free and will run from 11am until 4pm.

Events Square on Friday and Saturday (28/29), will, weather-depending, welcome some fantastic giant inflatables such as a Splat Mat, darts football and an assault course, in addition to free rugby and martial arts tasters. The activities will culminate in a short tennis tournament on the Sunday courtesy of Falmouth Tennis Company.

Down at Gyllyngvase Beach, WESUP Paddleboard Centre will be organising a host of free and discounted lessons as well as Falmouth bay experiences throughout ZestiFAL for those who are quick enough to book a place.

Sean White from WESUP said: “ZestiFAL is one of the best local sports and community initiatives we have ever heard of. We can’t wait for this year’s event and will be ensuring that visitors to Gyllyngvase beach have the opportunity to experience the magic of getting out on the water.”

After you’ve dried off from your exhilarating paddleboarding session, be sure to head to Gyllyngvase Beach Tennis Courts on Saturday the 29th, where Cornwall Roller Derby will be demonstrating the world’s most exciting women’s sport on eight wheels with a summer slam tournament. Its free to watch from midday.

Richard Wilcox Falmouth BID manager and event organiser said: “ZestiFAL will be a fantastic celebration of Falmouth lifestyle, bringing together a wide range of organisations to showcase all that’s fun and engaging about our community.

"The interest from clubs and organisations has been great and I’d like to take the opportunity of thanking them all for once again supporting this idea. As a result of their participation, we have a lovely event schedule taking shape, encompassing activity right across Falmouth. Each has free taster sessions as well which we hope will encourage many Cornish residents and visitors to try something new.”

The detailed schedule, along with a pull-out guide, can be viewed at falmouth.co.uk, and there will be regular updates on Facebook, Falmouth Cornwall UK; and Twitter, @FalmouthTownUK.