Polzeath Beach | Day out with twins

Last week we headed to Polzeath beach. It was a lovely day out and the girls absolutely loved it. The only problem was that at the end of our time there, Dotty decided to pick up dog poo! It made me so angry that people let their dogs poo on the beach and don’t pick it up. It spoilt the day for us.

At Polzeath you can park right on the beach. In low season it’s not too busy but I imagine in high season it’s hard to get parked. There are plenty of other car parks further away though. There is also tonnes of facilities; cafés, restaurants and surf hire shops too. I would definitely recommend it for anyone with young kids. I’m looking forward to going back in the summer. The surf is also pretty good there if you’re that way inclined!

Christmas at Lanhydrock | My National Trust 

Yes, I realise that we are well and truly past Christmas now… We are mid January! However, I wanted to write a little bit about our experience at Lanhydrock house on Christmas Eve.

All throughout December, Lanhydrock opened up to display a quintessential, upper-class Victorian Christmas. It was absolutely fantastic, the dining room was incredibly well done. It was so decadent and awe inspiring.

The kitchens were also hugely interesting. There were displays of all the different foods made for the Christmas period and details on how they were cooked and stored. There was also opportunity to dress up and to have a go at making different things!

In the grounds there was a Christmas scavenger hunt which we didn’t take part in because the girls were too young, nonetheless it will definitely be something we go back to next year!

If you’re looking at this in December 2018 and thinking about going, I really encourage you to do so! It’s such a lovely experience and really helps you to feel festive!