Pirate’s Quest, Newquay

Pirate's Quest

On our recent visit to Newquay we were keen to find activities with the children that we hadn’t tried before and Pirate’s Quest in Newquay stood out as a fun place to visit. The hour-long walk-through experience is led by your own Jolly Roger pirate guide who will take your family through a series of swashbucklin’ sets and legendary scenes whilst teaching them about pirate life. As well as learning all about Pirate’s and Smugglers, there’s also the chance to… Continue Reading “Pirate’s Quest, Newquay”

At Day at Springfield Fun Park, Cornwall


Last weekend we went to Cornwall and stayed at the beautiful Trevella Park. As part of our stay we were invited to visit some of Cornwall’s top attractions and as we have visited Cornwall a number of times before I decided to let the kids do the choosing. Springfields Fun Park just outside Newquay was one of their choices. A traditional family run fun park it offers pony rides, meeting the animals, a train ride, boats and lots of playground fun both… Continue Reading “At Day at Springfield Fun Park, Cornwall”

Staying at Tree Roots at Coombe Mill

Tree Roots

Last Christmas we were lucky enough to win a Christmas stay at Coombe Mill and stayed in the most beautiful Scandanvian Lodge called Heligan.  It was warm, cosy and felt really Christmassy, however, when choosing where to stay in for this year we couldn’t stay in one of the Lodges as they were too small. We had seen Tree Roots being built on our visit last year and I had watched it take shape on the Coombe Mill blog throughout the year.… Continue Reading “Staying at Tree Roots at Coombe Mill”

A Blustery visit to Port Isaac

Port Isaac

Cornwall is a the county we visit for holiday’s more than any other but there is still so much of it that I want to explore.  One of the places at the top of my list was Port Isaac and we finally got to visit it over Christmas. It was a blustery day and we parked in the first carpark we found on the top of a cliff overlooking the Atlantic.  The views took our breath away almost immediately and… Continue Reading “A Blustery visit to Port Isaac”

The Polar Express at Dartmoor

Polar Express

When I saw an advert for the Polar Express at Dartmoor I knew I just had to book tickets for the little ones to go despite not having seen the film as I had heard so many good things about the film. Despite booking it back in September and having the film in the cupboard I had still not managed to sit down with the kids and watch the film, until by luck it was on the television the day… Continue Reading “The Polar Express at Dartmoor”