Cornwall is one of those locations where it looks beautiful whatever the weather, the lush countryside and rolling beaches make it so appealing and the more pictures I see the more places I add to a very long list of places I NEED to visit soon.
It seems many of my friends visited over the summer and their pictures of the kids frolicking in the sand and enjoying the clear blue seas has hooked me.
As Cornwall is so vast there are so many things I can add to my list, so I have had to narrow it down a little.
First up is Coombemill, a beautiful holiday location run by a fellow blogger and her family. I have met Fiona at blogging conferences in the past and hearing from friends who’ve stayed in her cottages make me want to visit asap. Fiona usually runs a competition for a family to win a stay over the Christmas break and I will certainly be entering that one this year.
Originally a 16th Century water-mill, Coombe Mill provide child friendly farm holidays in their secluded hamlet of picturesque cottages and lodges set amidst an idyllic 30 acre private estate between Bodmin Moor and the Beach.
Children can wake up in the morning and take a tractor ride to feed the animals and collect fresh eggs for breakfast. Clare, who blogs at Emmy’s Mummy has told me all the adventures she had when they stayed years ago for Emmy’s first holiday and how she plans to head back hopefully next year.
Next is the Eden Project. Dubbed the eighth wonder of the world, the Eden project is massive Biomes which house the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants and exhibitions. With two young boys I’m unlikely to head into the real rain forest so this is definitely the next best thing, and I would love to walk over the rainforest canopy walkway that takes you above the treetops.
Pendennis Castle is also on my list.
One of Henry VIII’s finest coastal fortresses, Pendennis Castle, which has defended Cornwall against foreign invasion since Tudor times.
Here you can explore the discovery centre, take a castle tour, see the first world war exhibition as well as look at the guns and cannons. There is also plenty of space for the boys to run around and in the school holidays there are different events on for free for children such as jousting and knight training.
Other things on my list include visiting:
- Poldark Mine
- St. Michael’s Mount
- Lands End
- Bodmin Moor
- Flambards Cornish Horizons
- Newquay Zoo
The list continues but I doubt I could fit it all into one trip, currently I am looking at Cornish Horizons holidays and struggling to decide just where in Cornwall would be the best base so I can fit in as many of these adventures as I can.
Have you been to Cornwall recently? Where is best to stay centrally, or should I try North Cornwall on one occasion and West another time perhaps?
Of course, it’s not just places I want to visit – I would have to try the Cornish ice-cream I’ve heard SO much about and their famous Cream Teas too.