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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Nestled within the breathtaking beauty of the Lake District, Whinfell Forest Center Parcs offers a serene haven for families and nature enthusiasts alike, especially those who are keen to explore the local area and all the Lake District National Park has to offer.
In this comprehensive review, we’ll explore the highlights and amenities of this popular Cumbria holiday resort while keeping an eye on the stunning surroundings.
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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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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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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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Have you finally decided to tie the knot with that special someone? If so, it’s always important to plan an unforgettable honeymoon. While some couples prefer traditional honeymoons, others may instead think outside the box. Why not instead take a road trip to far-off lands with the help of a campervan?
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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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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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It was a cold autumn day when we decided to visit Tehidy Country Park, located just 10 minutes from Camborne and 5 minutes from Portreath on the north coast of Cornwall. We didn’t know fully what to expect but I’m happy to say it turned into the most amazing day out for us and our two children. The most exciting part of the day was experiencing the friendly nature of the local squirrel population. Sadly there weren’t any red squirrels but there was a vast range of other wildlife to enjoy as we walked around the country park.
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Pentewan beach is a beautiful location on the south coast of Cornwall, located 4 miles south from the historic town of St Austell and just 2 miles from the popular harbour town of Mevagissey. If you’re looking for a fun day out at the beach or even a holiday break then Pentewan is certainly worth considering.
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