At the start of March, Reuben celebrated his 5th birthday! When we asked him what he wanted to do, his first response was to go to the forest and have a campfire and sleep in a tent! It’s definitely out of season for camping, so we asked if there was anything else he wanted to do. “Go to the beach” was his next response! So on the Saturday after his birthday we decided to visit Barry Island in Wales. Continue reading “Is Barry Island worth a visit?”
Earlier this year I asked my mum if she’d have Bella and Reuben overnight for the last weekend of February. It’s the month of mine and Ben’s anniversary and we’ve now been together nine years. I wanted to go away for one night and explore somewhere new together. I wasn’t sure where, but as we only had around 30 hours in total kid-free, it couldn’t be too far.
We’ve been to the Gower in Wales two times before kid-free and love it there. We’ve previously been to Rhossili Bay and Oxwich Bay. We decided to go again as it’s not too long a drive, around two hours. This time we decided to visit Mumbles!
Read on to discover what we got up to in Mumbles and where we found lots of yummy vegan food!
In this blog post I’ll share a little about our recent visit to the beach at West Portholland in Cornwall. You’ll also find lots of our travel photos and a video of the day at the end of this travel blog post.
Portholland is a special place to my husband Ben as it’s where his Dad’s best friend lives. Ben’s Dad is originally from Cornwall but moved away from Cornwall as an adult and has since lived in a few different locations. His best friend, Trounce, has always stayed in Cornwall.
Trounce is a farmer in West Portholland and we have visited him and his wife every time we’ve been to Cornwall. Ben has fond memories of visiting every summer as a child and now visits with his own children to make even more amazing memories! Continue reading “Visiting West Portholland beach in Cornwall with kids”
In this blog post I will share my Pentewan Sands Holiday Park review and lots of photos at the end. Pentewan Sands is a holiday resort in Cornwall with a privately owned beach called Pentewan Sands beach. Continue reading “Cornwall with kids: Pentewan Sands Holiday Park review”
In this blog post I will share our quick visit to Polperro in Cornwall and our photos.
We worked out this is our fourth time to Cornwall (since me and Ben have been together). We’d been for a short trip before kids to Perranporth and stayed in Ben’s tiny tent. When Bella was perhaps one or two we stayed in The Victoria Hotel in Newquay. Two years ago we stayed for one week in the middle of North Cornwall somewhere and this time we have stayed for a week at Pentewan Sands Holiday Park.
Whilst I can’t really remember too much about the first two trips, we have typically had the worst weather on both our week long stays! Continue reading “Cornwall with kids: Polperro”
On our recent trip to Cornwall we managed a quick stop at Porthluney Beach. See our photos and videos at the end of this blog post of Porthluney Beach.
The day we went to Porthluney Beach was very wet and windy. Typically we had a storm that lasted two and a half days during our Cornwall holiday with high winds and heavy rain. It was non stop for nearly half our holiday!
We managed around 30 minutes on Porthluney Beach before we were all absolutely drenched, even with waterproofs and wellies! Continue reading “Cornwall with kids: Porthluney Beach”
In this blog post I will share our visit to Hemmick Beach in Cornwall and photos.
On our recent holiday to Cornwall with kids we visited some beaches we have never been to before in Cornwall. That was my plan for this trip. We’ve been to Cornwall around three or four times before and we usually go back to the same places each time: Portholland, Newquay and Perranporth.
There’s always good reason as Ben has family friends in Portholland that practically live on the tiny beach on one side, and his grandparents were from Perranporth and there’s a bench up above the beach that is dedicated to them. I love the beaches at Newquay and there’s lots to see and do, so we tend to go there too. Of course it’s lovely to visit these places, but as I keep saying to Ben about travelling – every time we visit the same place, we lose a chance to see somewhere new. Life is short and I want to see as many places as possible! Continue reading “Visiting Hemmick Beach in Cornwall with kids”
This October we went to Cornwall for one week with our kids ages seven and four years. We explored lots of beaches including Pentewan Sands Beach which is a privately owned beach in front of Pentewan Sands Holiday Park. I’ll share our thoughts of the beach and then all the photos at the end of the blog post. Continue reading “Visiting Pentewan Sands Beach in Cornwall with kids”