Well this weekend is definitely forecast to be wet and windy! Before getting too down about missing out on the best that Cornwall has to offer, here are some suggestions.
Hole up at the farm and get cosy. You are on holiday, so have a proper rest day! Get the log burner going, select a book or two (or DVD or board games) from the library in the games room, and curl up with a fab cup of tea or something stronger. If you feel the need to get the blood pumping, pop over to the games room for a table tennis tournament!
Get out for a bracing walk (pick up a pair of wellies and some wet weather gear from the Boot Room) and earn yourself a hot shower on your return followed by a hot chocolate (go Irish with this recipe). For a potter around the farm, head down to the river to watch the swells (do please check tide times and see if there are any flood warnings in force first though) or on the circular local walk (there is a map in the games room for this and in the welcome pack emailed to you). Or take a trip to a local beach such as Port Wrinkle (the café at the top does fab hot chocolates too – not that we are obsessed!) to watch the waves and taste the salt water air. Again if the tide is high or coming in, don’t head off along the beach – the view from the cliffs is pretty spectacular too! Other options for bracing walks (avoiding woodland areas in high winds) could be:
- Kit Hill, then Louise Tea Rooms afterwards (yes, pretty good hot chocolate here as well),
- Bodmin Moor – and The Crows Nest Inn (amazingly never had hot chocolate here…but that is because its a pub),
- Dartmoor. (have always taken a flask of hot chocolate when going for walks on Dartmoor but there are plenty of good places to get a hot chocolate in Tavistock such as The Kitchen).
Places to visit
- Tate St Ives
- National Marine Aquarium
- The Eden Project
- Bodmin Jail
- Carnglaze Slate Caverns
- Adrenalin Quarry (you are going to get wet here anyway!).
For younger children, the Donkey Sanctuary & Indoor Play Barn (Soft Play Area) and Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre (45,000 square foot of indoor space with rides, games, stalls, cafe and more – book online for a discount) were both staples for us. For older children, the Skateboard Park in Saltash makes a good excursion for avoiding wet weather cabin fever.