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”
Category: UK days out & events
Homes of the rich and famous UK (that you can visit)
The UK is a popular tourist destination for people all over the world, who come to visit the many attractions and landmarks that the country has to offer. The UK also has a lot of royalty, celebrities and notable people, and their homes are often tourist attractions! It is possible to visit some of the homes of the rich and famous, both past and present, while visiting many areas of the UK. Below we’ll explore some of the best homes you can explore with famous connections in London, Lancashire, Kent and Oxfordshire.Continue reading “Homes of the rich and famous UK (that you can visit)”
Things to do in Newquay in the rain
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”
BEST things to do in and around Mevagissey
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.Continue reading “BEST things to do in and around Mevagissey”
Glendurgan Garden, National Trust, Cornwall
Last Sunday we visited Glendurgan Garden in Falmouth, Cornwall. It’s a National Trust site and so we had free entry and parking with our membership. Glendurgan is around a 50-minute drive from our home in Newquay through some lovely leafy country lanes around Falmouth.
The weather had looked a bit iffy on Sunday and likely to rain, so we looked for something to do that might be slightly sheltered or indoors on the National Trust app. Glendurgan looked great as although outdoors, perhaps sheltered with large trees and they had a couple of activities for the kids and a cafe if needed!
Thankfully, the weather stayed dry for our visit, but it was freezing! After a week of warm 20 degrees celsius, it was around 15 degrees on the day we visited and we really felt it, even in coats and trousers!
Since living by the coast we have really found the weather so unpredictable, especially with the coastal winds which can really cool down the temperature if they are cold!
Anyway, here are some photos from the Glenurgan gardens and a little information about what to expect if you decide to visit yourself.Continue reading “Glendurgan Garden, National Trust, Cornwall”
Bristol Botanical Gardens review
If you’re looking for something calm and peaceful to do whilst in Bristol then I recommend a visit to Bristol Botanical Gardens. Here are my photos from our recent trip and my review.Continue reading “Bristol Botanical Gardens review”
Eden Project Cornwall review, photos + helpful visitor information
The Eden Project is an amazing place we had visited a couple of times in the past when the kids were dinky, but we have returned twice in the last month with the children now being 9 years and 7 years old. They couldn’t remember it from before, but Bella had a school trip recently and since moving to Cornwall last year, we decided it was great value to sign up for their annual membership so we can visit regularly throughout the next year.
Read on to see our March and April 2022 photos from the Eden Project and some thoughts on our two recent visits so you know what to expect. Discover some answers to some common questions about the Eden Project Cornwall and how you can save money if you are local, or if you regularly visit Cornwall and love the Eden Project.Continue reading “Eden Project Cornwall review, photos + helpful visitor information”
Family day out in Ilfracombe, north Devon
We recently spent two nights in an Airbnb in Devon to visit Woolacombe at my husband’s request for his birthday. Being a late booking, I couldn’t find accommodation left in Woolacombe, so we stayed in nearby Ilfracombe instead. With just two days to our visit in north Devon, we spent the first day at Woolacombe and the second whole day at Ilfracombe. Read on to see what we thought of Ilfracombe and our family travel photos.Continue reading “Family day out in Ilfracombe, north Devon”
The best vegan junk food in Woolacombe!
We recently went to Woolacombe Beach in Devon for the first time. On returning from our recent trip exploring the likes of Daymer Bay and Crantock Beach for a week in Cornwall, we stopped for two nights in Ilfracombe Devon.
We were otherwise driving back on Ben’s birthday for three and a half hours, so when planning our holiday, I asked if he wanted to stop anywhere halfway home. Having not been to Woolacombe before, he suggested stopping here for a night or so.
There was no accommodation available in Woolacombe, but nearby Ilfracombe had an Airbnb cottage which was perfect. Another place we hadn’t been to yet in Devon and could also explore.
Read on to see where we found the best vegan junk food in Woolacombe and for some family travel photos at Woolacombe beach!Continue reading “The best vegan junk food in Woolacombe!”
Exploring Crantock Beach and Pentire Headland in Newquay, Cornwall
Ooh, I’ve found another favourite beach in Cornwall – Crantock Beach!
A beautiful vast beach along the River Gannel and its estuary out to sea. It’s a huge sandy beach which is ginormous when it’s low tide. At high tide the beach separates into two with tall, steep sand dunes taking over and looking so impressive.
We spent a day exploring Crantock Beach with the children and also viewing it from Pentire Headland in the late afternoon.
Crantock beach is managed by National Trust and we were surprised to find a parking space at 10am in the summer holidays and even more surprised at how quiet the beach was.
If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the central Newquay beaches then Crantock is a must.
Here are my photos for the day exploring Crantock Beach and Pentire Headland.Continue reading “Exploring Crantock Beach and Pentire Headland in Newquay, Cornwall”
Visiting The Farm Animal Sanctuary in Evesham
On Sunday we visited The Farm Animal Sanctuary in Evesham, Worcestershire UK. We wanted a family day out and Ben thought it would be good for the kids to see some animals somewhere, but we have decided not to continue supporting questionable zoos. Instead I Googled for a nearby animal sanctuary for us to support instead and discovered The Farm Animal Sanctuary. Perfect!Continue reading “Visiting The Farm Animal Sanctuary in Evesham”