Cornwall: Your Guide to the Best Beaches, Ice Cream and Cider

Ah, a summer holiday in Cornwall. Is there anything more quintessentially British than that? A bucket and spade, a drive through narrow country lanes and a spot of crabbing if you’re handy with a line is perhaps one of the loveliest way to enjoy a week in August, come rain or shine. But do you know where to go, and where to find the best treasures Cornwall has to offer? Here’s a quick guide to the best beaches, where you can find the best ice cream and cider, and a few suggestions on where to stay. Where to go First, …

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National Marine Aquarium

Fishy Fun at the National Marine Aquarium

On our recent visit to the Seaview Holiday Village near Looe, we decided upon a visit to the city of Plymouth which is less than half an hour away. We first visited Plymouth for a friend’s wedding 9 years ago and fell in love with the city and in particular the National Marine Aquarium. Isaac was 2 on our last visit so didn’t remember anything about it so we were keen to go back and see what had changed. Set in a massive glass building on the Barbican, just a short walk from the Mayflower steps, you enter a fascination …

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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.


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.


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:



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

#Win a Family Day Out at Camel Creek Adventure Park

To celebrate the launch of the Super Sim Theatre we’ve teamed up with Camel Creek Adventure Park to offer one lucky winner and their family the ultimate day out. Camel Creek Adventure Park is a vibrant and welcoming visitor destination year-round, uniquely interpreting the legends of the area and famous for delivering great adventures and days out for the whole family. Hailed as the best youngster’s resort ride in Britain, Super Sim Theatre at Camel Creek Adventure Park, North Cornwall, uses technology developed by NASA and currently used to train astronauts. This unique indoor experience gives children over 1.2 metres …

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A Holiday Fail!

I pride myself on being organised for day trips and holidays. Cases packed and loaded into the car – CHECK Technology charged and ready to keep kids entertained – CHECK First Aid Kit – CHECK Emergency Car Kit in-car – CHECK Water / Tyre / Oil checked – CHECK Yesterday we were heading to Cornwall for a short break with The Olde House and set off just after lunch in my trusty Citroen C4 Grand Picasso. Living in Dorset I was soon frustrated with the narrow country roads and thought to myself the only thing worse than being stuck behind a …

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