As the festive season approaches, Cornwall’s Eden Project transforms into a magical wonderland of lights and seasonal cheer. Join us as we embark on a virtual journey through this enchanting experience sharing photos and magical… More
The Saints Trail Perranporth to Goonhavern is a great option for families looking for a scenic and easy-going bike ride while staying in the area in Cornwall.
As we live in nearby Newquay, we have visited the trail a few times since it opened in April 2023, for both walking and cycling with our kids.
Below, I will share my review and photos of the trail so you know what to expect if you wish to visit Saints Tail from Perranporth to Goonhavern.Continue reading “Saints Trail Perranporth to Goonhavern Review (with Kids)”
The Perranporth to Goonhavern Saints Trail is a new walking, cycling, and horse-riding trail in Perranporth, Cornwall, England.
It’s one of many new Saints Trails that are being developed by Cornwall Council and National Highways to provide safe off-road trails for enjoyment, commuters, visitors, exercise and leisure.Continue reading “What is Saints Trail in Perranporth?”
I recently visited Penjerrick Garden after spotting someone on a tropical garden group rave about it on Facebook! They described it as wild and jungle-like, as well as saying they were the only visitors there… it sounded right up my street! It also sounded like a fun adventure with the kids during the school holidays, so we planned to go for my birthday in August.
Unfortunately, it was raining on my birthday so we had to postpone for a few days, but I’m glad we did as being such a wild and untamed garden, it would have been very muddy and slippy in the rain!
This is not a garden for the faint-hearted or those who like a well-manicured lawn… but for those who really do want to feel like they are explorers and completely bathing in true nature then read on as I share my Penjerrick Garden review and abundance of photos!Continue reading “Penjerrick Garden Review”
When you visit a new place, especially as a vegan, it can be hard to know where to find vegan-friendly and plant-based food options. Having moved to Newquay in Cornwall in 2021, one of Cornwall’s most popular summer tourist destinations, we have been checking out some of the local vegan-friendly offerings. We have much more to explore but have found a lot of choices so far.
So if you’re in Newquay and looking to grab a bite to eat that’s plant-based then read on. Here are the places we’ve tried so far and keep an eye on my blog as I’m sure we’ll be sampling many more soon!Continue reading “23+ Vegan-Friendly Restaurants, Takeaways and Plant-Based Cafes in Newquay, Cornwall”
I recently took my eight-year-old son for a weekend in Bristol. I was hoping to visit We The Curious as we hadn’t been since he was tiny, like two years old, but unfortunately, it was still closed. The last time I tried to visit it was also closed due to a rare solar panel fire, so I took my daughter who I was with at that time to Bristol Botanical Gardens instead, but where to take my son instead that he’d enjoy?
A quick internet search and I discovered Wake The Tiger, an “amazement park”! It looked intriguing and a visual feast for the eyes, so I booked it and hoped he would enjoy it.
In this blog post, I’ll share my Wake The Tiger review and explain exactly what this curious named experience is.Continue reading “What is Wake The Tiger in Bristol? (Honest Review)”
In summer we rode St Ives to Lands End on an open-top bus known as the Land’s End Coaster!
It’s a really fun and affordable way to see the beautiful Cornish landscape if you’re on holiday in Cornwall, or even if you live here.
It’s also an adventure if you have kids and a great idea for a low-cost activity in the summer holidays.
So what makes this bus journey so special and out of the ordinary?
Read on as I share some photos in our Land’s End Coaster review, our honest thoughts and some useful traveller information. Enjoy!Continue reading “St Ives to Land’s End Coaster photos, review + helpful traveller info”
If you’re planning a trip to Cornwall with your family and are looking for a fun and active outing, the Camel Trail is an excellent choice. In this post, we’ll focus on cycling the Camel Trail Wadebridge to Padstow with kids, and share some tips and recommendations to make the most of your journey.
In 2022, we cycled The Camel Trail from Wadebridge to Padstow, or vice versa, three times with the kids. In winter, spring and summer, we experienced the famous Camel Trail across three different seasons.
It’s an ideal part of the trail to cycle with kids as there are no roads to cross and a flat concrete path. It’s around 5.5 miles each way, so an 11-mile round trip.
For reference, our kids were 6 and 9 at the start of the year and, then 7 and 10 years old at the end of the year. The distance is about enough for them currently, with a stop for snacks or a picnic along the way!
Below we’ll share some photos and helpful advice if you’re thinking of cycling The Camel Trail Wadebridge to Padstow with your kids too.Continue reading “Camel Trail Wadebridge to Padstow: Is it good for kids?”
In the summer we visited Trerice Manor which is in Newquay, Cornwall. It’s managed by National Trust of which we are members, so we had free entry with our passes. We took our children, aged 7 and 10 years old at the time. Read on as I explain more about what to expect at Trerice Manor in Newquay and whether it’s a suitable day out if you’re looking for things to do in Newquay Cornwall that aren’t a day at the beach!Continue reading “Visiting National Trust’s Trerice Manor in Newquay, Cornwall, with kids”
Whether you’re on holiday or just visiting for the day, Newquay is brimming with activities to keep the whole family entertained. The south west of England and Cornwall is one of the most beautiful places in the UK which makes it such a popular place to visit. But what do you do when it’s raining or there’s a storm around Newquay? Being locals to the area, keen explorers with a thirst for adventure we’ve found some of the best things to do when it’s not very pleasant outside. Come rain, hail or strong winds we have the answers below.
Here are our top 10 things to do in Newquay in the rain or when the weather is bad. We’ve listed them in order with our favourite at number one.Continue reading “Things to do in Newquay in the rain”
The Sailors Arms pub and restaurant is located on Fore Street in Newquay and backs onto the seafront, overlooking Towan beach and the fantastic north Cornwall coastline. We visited on a warm Monday lunchtime in early October keen to try some of their vegan food offerings.Continue reading “Sailors Arms Newquay restaurant (vegan food review)”
On our European road trip, we travelled 1700 miles across Europe in our Mazda Bongo. The longest drive was 10 hours! As a family of vegans (2 adults and 2 young kids), we had to come up with lots of vegan road trip snacks, main meal vegan food ideas and packed lunchboxes that didn’t need refrigeration. Our Bongo is not converted and we only had a cool box, which wouldn’t keep food cold for long when we set off from home in the UK. If you’re looking for vegan road trip food ideas that don’t need a fridge, read on as I share a huge list of road trip food ideas based on what we took with us!Continue reading “Best vegan road trip food ideas (with no fridge)”