A bit closer to home

 

 

I was debating whether a post on a week in Cornwall should really belong in my travel category however when I reasoned the fact that it took me and my brother seven hours and five trains to get there, I think it’s pretty suiting!

I love Cornwall! So many of my memories of family holidays whilst growing up are from various beaches and campsites down there. If you’re in luck and manage to bag a week in the sun then it easily compares to holidays abroad and if not then at least you can bunker down in a cosy beach-side café eating Cornish pasties and cream teas!

My family and I were camping in Newquay on a site that perfectly overlooked the Boardmasters Festival- cue LOTS of festival blues/envy as we sat outside our tent listening to Stormzy and Alt-J headline the final night!

We started with a rainy day on the beach!-Typical British summer I know! But would it really be a summer holiday without one?

Treyarnon Bay is one of my fave beaches in Cornwall! We’ve had family holidays there before so it holds lots of memories for me- it also serves some pretty fab pasties from the shop in the car park! Perfect to help you warm up after body-boarding because the waves there are almost always huge!!

The Eden Project is somewhere I’ve always wanted to visit and it definitely didn’t disappoint! For anyone who doesn’t know it’s a charity and lottery funded project in Cornwall featuring two massive biospheres conditioned to inhabit tropical and Mediterranean plants. It’s very education-focused and hosts a variety of courses and even degrees on environmental issues.

It’s also very family friendly and currently has a Space and Astronaut  exhibition with bouncy castles and planet recreations! Needless to say our younger five-year old brother was in heaven!

Obviously had to make a quick stop half-way around the bio-sphere for a cheeky Boabab cocktail (a tropical fruit grown at the Eden Project itself!)

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Padstow is another lovely little town near to Newquay, however it’s definitely a lot busier and after a few hours wandering around (with another Cornish pasty of course!) we had to call it a day on our hunt for a café that would fit eight of us for a cream tea! Padstow is just what I envision when I think of a cute sea-side town; full of multi-coloured houses, old narrow streets and shops full of nautical paintings and shell décor! Well worth a visit if you’re brave enough to battle the crowds!

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Cream tea of dreams!!

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