Last weekend we took advantage of the absolutely gorgeous weather and headed to Holywell bay. To be honest we didn’t actually know that the weather was going to be so nice and we didn’t pack any swimming stuff or anything! Luckily the girls had their wetsuits on so that was something at least!
I think Holywell bay has gotta be up there with one of my favourite beaches in Cornwall. It is just utterly stunning! It’s such a vast beach too, meaning it never feels particularly busy.
You may notice that we go to Lanhydrock quite a lot! Being National Trust members it’s always great to have a cheap day out and Lanhydrock is our closest property. They have a pretty gorgeous bluebell wood that is stunning at this time of year and we headed there during the gorgeous weather last weekend!
One thing that really bothered me, though, was how trodden down some Bluebells were! People had clearly gone off the path to get the perfect Instagram photo but it just ruins it for everyone else!
Anyway, here are some photos of us in and amongst the gorgeous flowers! (On the paths haha)
This weekend it was beautifully sunny and we headed to Trerice near Newquay. When we first arrived there we had a picnic lunch – as we are trying to save money at the moment we always pack a picnic! It’s so expensive eating out and it’s just not something we can afford right now.
As we have National Trust memberships it’s effectively free for us to go to Trerice which is great.
After our lunch we went for a wander round the gardens. We really enjoyed playing the lawn games which they had there and the girls enjoyed rolling around on the grass for some reason!
There was a room in which you could try on some traditional clothing which, to be honest, I think I enjoyed more than the girls! You could also do some craft activities but the girls were a bit too young for that.
We then wandered around the house which was lovely. The girls were allowed to hold a big sword which was a bit scary!
We then decided that we couldn’t resist the delicious looking lemon meringue pie, so we bought 1 piece to share between all 4 of us! It was actually nearly £5 for a piece so I’m glad we only went for 1! It was as delicious as it looked though.
Finally we had a bit more of a wander around the gardens which the girls absolutely loved. They love anything which gives them a chance to have a run round!
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Trerice. It was much smaller than Lanhydrock but it was also way less crowded and had a much more chilled out atmosphere. The sun definitely helped the day be such a success.
A couple of weekends a go we headed to Holywell Bay which is on the North coast of Cornwall near Newquay.
It is a national trust beach which is why we decided to go there. The car park is free for national trust members which is really good. The beach is so huge and vast that even in the height of summer you aren’t too close by to anyone else! The sand dunes are absolutely amazing it looks like a dessert. It has amazing waves so is fab for surfers.
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!