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Christmas at Coombe Mill 2018

We spent Christmas at Coombe Mill in 2013 and 2014 and have been itching to return ever since, but due to Hubby’s work it has been impossible, until this Christmas. It has been a bit of a tough year for him, with the threat of redundancy hanging over his head until December and then having to close his store down just before Christmas, so time away was the perfect tonic. Spending Christmas away from home is not without its challenges and the stressful part is definitely the run up, ensuring that presents are all wrapped, shopping is ordered and then …

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Lappa Valley

A visit to Lappa Valley and their Santa Special

We are spending Christmas at Coombe Mill again this year and we were keen to visit a local attraction in Cornwall that has so far eluded us. We have always wanted to visit Lappa Valley Steam Railway, which is a 15″ minimum gauge railway located near Newquay in Cornwall, so when we found out they were running their Santa Special trains, we knew the kids would love it. We arrived to a very wet, drizzly day but Benny Halt, the station, was all decorated with magical twinkling lights that really brightened up our day. We were allocated a time slot …

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Port Isaac

6 Family-friendly Activities and Attractions in Cornwall

2018 is the year of the staycation, and while there are many destinations and hideaways all over the UK, family favourite Cornwall tends to take the crown. Nestled in the depths of south-west England, the geographical features of the landscape make it the ideal family retreat, with an array of beautiful beaches and scenic coastal paths to discover and explore. Further to that, there is also a plethora of family-friendly attractions, all of which offer fantastically fun and educational experiences for children of all ages, to add to your bucket list for 2018. Below, you can find just seven of …

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Seaview Holiday Village Review #SeaviewPix

Last weekend we headed down to Cornwall for a short break at Seaview Holiday Village near Looe.

We were sent with a challenge though!

As a blogger, lugging a great big camera around with me is part of the job, however Seaview wanted to show us how easy it is to record our holiday moments by just reaching into our pockets for our smart phones.

Just because pictures are taken on a phone does not mean they have to be of poor quality and with this in mind Seaview Holiday Village in Cornwall teamed up with Instagram photography experts to help their guests take amazing holiday pictures. They then challenged holidaymakers to take 500 amazing photos on their smartphones over the summer using the hashtag #SeaviewPix with the favourite winning £500 towards their next Seaview Holiday Village holiday.

Seaview Holiday Village has a large range of static caravans and chalets, including pet friendly options, and is in the perfect position to explore all that East Cornwall has to offer, with picturesque villages like Looe, tourist destinations like Torbay and is also close to the city of Plymouth.

We were staying in a static caravan which enjoyed commanding views across rolling fields towards Talland Bay and the sea.

Seaview Holiday Village

It really was a stunning location and we were really impressed by the caravan and the facilities that Seaview Holiday Park had on offer.

I have to say it is the best equipped caravan we have ever stayed in. We a double room and ensuite and two smaller bedrooms with twin beds, a family shower room and kitchen / living area. Everything was provided with the exception of towels, food and cleaning products.

Seaview Holiday Village

The park itself has a heated indoor pool, games room and playgrounds, so there is plenty to enjoy during the day. At night they have food, fun and cabaret in the clubhouse, and entertainment from visiting and star acts who perform alongside their own team.

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We did have a small issue with flies in our caravan, but the staff couldn’t have been more friendly and helpful and did their very best to resolve the situation for us.

We were also invited to test out Seymac’s App for Cornwall, which is a free to download app that has easy to search information and discount codes for local attractions and restaurants.

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There were some brilliant discounts including an impressive £15 off Adrenalin Quarry, but sadly we were out-voted by the kids and found some more child-friendly places to visit, including Springfields Farm Park, a boat ride around Plymouth Harbour and down the Tamar River and The National Marine Aquarium.

To see my smartphone photographs from our visit to Seaview Holiday Village, search the hashtag #SeaviewPix on my instagram pages chelseamamma and Are We Nearly There Yet?

Here are my favourites:

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Terms and Conditions for the #SeaviewPix competition can be found here.

All that Glitters is not Gold!

A few weeks ago we were guests at Trevella Park in Cornwall and having regular holidays in this beautiful county, we were keen to explore places new. Perusing a magazine with days out I came across Cornwall Gold which is billed as a unique visitor experience set in the tin mining landscape of Cornwall. The park set in 18 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and admission and parking free of charge – as a family of 6, free is always a good number so we added it to our list of places to visit. When you arrive you enter through the main jewellery …

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