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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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.
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Travelling with a one-year-old can be tough, but it doesn’t have to be. You need to prepare for their needs and make sure that you are prepared for any situation, especially when it comes to travel food for a 1 year old baby.
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Hiring a boat or yacht is generally referred to as chartering. You’re essentially renting the use of a yacht, but because large vessels cannot simply be driven by anyone, you will normally be provided with a captain and crew that can safely operate and navigate the waterways and open sea. Smaller yachts can be chartered to experienced skippers without a captain or crew but they will need to provide qualifications to prove their abilities.
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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!
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If you’re a keen paddle boarder or even if you are thinking of buying a paddle board to use in and around Newquay then the following information should help you get the most out of your visit.
Stand-up paddleboarding is a great water sport that offers both exercise and relaxation. As a portable and affordable alternative to surfing or motor water sports, the stand-up paddleboard is ideal for your holiday on the north coast of Cornwall.
Newquay is a fantastic place to enjoy your paddleboard due to the variety of beaches, headlands and scenic coastline. There aren’t many places in Cornwall that offer this many beautiful locations so close together.
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If you’re in Cornwall or planning a visit then Mevagissey has to be on the ‘must visit’ list. This humble little harbour town located on the south coast of Cornwall is a truly lovely place with plenty going on for visitors throughout most of the year.
Mevagissey is a famous and popular Cornish town because of its outstanding picturesque setting and historic harbour. Many people come to Mevagissey every year to explore the fishing town and take in the breathtaking scenery.
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Visit the highest peak in Cornwall and explore the surrounding moors with this amazing walk around Rough Tor, Little Rough Tor and to the top of Brown Willy. This is an adventure for the whole family with loads of amazing views, rocks to climb and wildlife to experience. It’s a great family fun day out.
Within this article, I’m going to share our experiences of this beautiful walk with our kids and point out a few helpful tips so that you can be prepared and get the most out of your visit. We visited during the summer (August) so it was at the height of the holiday season. Our kids are aged 7 and 10 so it’s always interesting to see how they get on during our slightly longer walks.
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Not all caravans can fit in a garage and not all caravan owners even have a garage. So caravan covers can be the ultimate solution to protect from the elements and other damage while your caravan is not in use.
Although it’s often argued amongst the caravan community whether a cover is even necessary, there are normally two sides to the story.
Those who are pro covers will say it offers protection from mould formation, tree sap, UV degradation and helps improve security.
Those who oppose a cover say they cause dampness, window and paint damage and are generally inconvenient.
So who is right? Are caravan covers worth it?
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If you’re looking for an easy way to access St Ives without the hassle of trying to find a parking spot in one of the busiest towns in Cornwall then read on. Here’s our St Erth Park and Ride review with lots of helpful information to plan your journey.
It’s also one of the best coastal train rides in the whole of Britain with stunning scenery. I’ll share some photos below so you can see the type of amazing coastal views to expect!
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