Christmas at Coombe Mill 2018

Christmas Tree

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… Continue Reading “Christmas at Coombe Mill 2018”

A visit to Lappa Valley and their Santa Special

Lappa Valley

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… Continue Reading “A visit to Lappa Valley and their Santa Special”

6 Family-friendly Activities and Attractions in Cornwall

Port Isaac

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… Continue Reading “6 Family-friendly Activities and Attractions in Cornwall”

Seaview Holiday Village Review #SeaviewPix

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… Continue Reading “Seaview Holiday Village Review #SeaviewPix”

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… Continue Reading “All that Glitters is not Gold!”