A couple of years ago we had an incredible family holiday in Crantock, just outside of Newquay, at a place called Trevella Park. It was a special holiday for all sorts of reasons, not least because our hypermobile two year old had only recently started to walk. Watching her tottering around on the beach, running towards the sea, is a moment I’ll never forget.
Two years on and we’re returning to Trevella. Last time we stayed in a safari tent. This time I’ll be coming up for eight months pregnant, so as much as I loved the safari tent, I’d rather be near my very own toilet for those frequent nightly toilet trips. We’re staying in a luxury holiday home which has a loo, proper bedrooms and a kitchen and living area. I’m a fan of camping, but the comfort of a static caravan rather appeals to my pregnant side.
So why am I asking for your help?
Well this holiday is going to be a bit of a milestone one. It’s our last holiday as a three, before we begin life as a four.
The thing I loved about Trevella when we last went there was the laid back atmosphere. It’s not the type of place where you’ll find children’s entertainers hyped up on Pro Plus. There are no kiddy discos or loud bars. Instead, it’s about enjoying free range fun, making the most of the beautiful beach, the stunning scenery and the incredible nature right on the doorstep (or tent step).
We’re going to be using the newly launched App for Cornwall during our stay, which offers suggestions of activities and events across the region, but I also need some other pointers.
I know Cornwall pretty well – I lived there for a year when I did my journalism training. But there are so many different (totally free) things to do and places to see that I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface of what the county has to offer.
We’ve narrowed down a potential list of (free!) things to do, but I’d like your help in prioritising them. The two activities that get the most votes will be on our “Definitely Doing List”. These are some of our favourites from the suggestions on the Trevella website:
- View a Cornish sunrise from the South West coastal path.
- Have a barbecue on the beach at Crantock.
- Take a kayak tour of the Gannel Estuary.
- Go crabbing.
- Go for a night time bug hunt.
- Go on a Ranger Trail.
As well as these activities, we’re keen to visit one of the following places too. But which one should we opt for?
- Crealy Adventure Park.
- Lost Gardens of Heligan.
Last time we went to Cornwall we visited the Eden Project, which was amazing, so we’ll almost definitely go back there too. Plus we went to Lappa Valley back on our 2012 visit, as well as the Blue Reef Aquarium, which I know Frog will love even more now she’s that bit older. But we don’t want to spend the whole week rushing from place to place, so we need to pick just two or three to do. I just can’t decide which ones!
So, what would YOU do? Where would you go? Which of the activities and places on our “Possibles List” need to move to our “Definitely Doing List”?
Big thank you to Trevella Park for inviting us back to review the site again this year. Can’t wait!