If you’re yearning for an escape to nature’s embrace, look no further than the Forest Holidays Waterside Woodland Lodge in Deerpark, Cornwall. This is exactly what I was craving a couple of weeks ago, so we booked a last-minute weekend away for the start of the children’s half-term holiday for some tree-bathing and relaxing.
A weekend away from it all with no work stress, money worries, household chores or busy schedules. A weekend to relax, eat good food and enjoy each other’s company.
Oh, and a hot tub each evening!
In this review, I’ll take you on a personal journey through this hidden gem, sharing my own honest opinion of the accommodation at Forest Holidays, my experiences and insights.
I’ll share photos of our accommodation at Forest Holidays throughout this blog post… I forgot to take them when we arrived, so this is when we left, hence the messiness and pile of towels on the bathroom floor ready for housekeeping!!
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Kynance Cove, located on the mesmerising Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall, is a true gem of the South West England coast. While Cornwall itself is renowned for its natural beauty and stunning landscapes, Kynance Cove takes it to another level.
In this article, we’ll take you on a virtual journey through this coastal paradise sharing our photos and experience of our recent visit, with a particular focus on visiting in the magical month of September.
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If you’re an adventure enthusiast seeking a thrilling yet safe climbing experience in Cornwall, look no further than The Tide Climbing Centre. Located on the outskirts of the picturesque town of Wadebridge, this indoor climbing facility offers an exhilarating escape for climbers of all skill levels.
We recently had an induction as a family (two adults, two kids) to introduce us to their rope walls, auto-belay walls and bouldering. As we live in Newquay, around a 25-minute drive away from the Wadebridge Climbing Centre, we decided to sign up for a membership for our family.
Having been a few times to the centre, I’ll share with you a quick review of the centre and what to expect, as well as my personal opinion of the centre and some Tide Climbing Centre photos from our visits.
Whether you’re on holiday in Cornwall and looking for an indoor activity, or live nearby, read on to see what to expect at The Tide Climbing Centre.
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Looking for a thrilling way to beat the heat in Cornwall? The Giant Slip and Slide near Newquay might just be the answer! In this review, we’ll dive into the experience, the fun, and everything you need to know about this exciting attraction. We recently visited and had a blast with our kids and their cousins. I’ll share our photos below so you can see what it’s like before visiting!
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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 this blog post as I’m sure we’ll be sampling many more soon!
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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!
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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.
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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!
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