Things to do away from the farm when staying at Coombe Mill
As you will probably know from my blog, we recently stayed at Coombe Mill for the third time. We love it there and have booked again for a forth visit next year. There is so much to do on the farm – the morning feed run and train ride every day, Activity Hour, den building, the fairy garden, nature trail or just enjoying a walk around the farm. However, as much as there is to keep us on the farm, there are so many fantastic places to visit in Cornwall. Here are some of the things we got up to this Easter.
Trerice is an Elizabethan manor house with beautiful gardens. Over the Easter holidays they, like many other National Trust properties, were running the Cadbury Easter Egg hunt. The girls loved having a go at this. They followed the clues around the garden, and it was a great way for us to explore the grounds. There was also lots to look at inside too. The girls particularly enjoyed trying on some of the armour available.
St Michael’s Mount
St Michael’s Mount is another National Trust property. I have been here before, many years ago, but Rich and the girls hadn’t. I was really keen for them to see this really unique place. St Michael’s Mount is a tidal island that can be reached by a man-made causeway at low tide. It is quite a climb up uneven steps to reach the castle at the top, but it really is worth it just for the views.
We visited Padstow last year, and after visited Rick Stein’s takeaway, we all wanted to go back for the nicest fish and chips we have ever had. As it was showery on the day we visited, we ate inside this time, and it was definitely worth the wait for a table! I had to have the garlic mayo with mine as it is so good. Unfortunately for me, Emily decided she wanted to dip her chips in it too and I had to share it. Don’t you just love having to set a good example when it comes to sharing?
We definitely needed a walk after our lunch, and although we didn’t have the glorious sunshine that we did last year, the views across the River Camel towards Rock were still beautiful.
The Eden Project
This was another place we visited last year. With the tickets we bought last year, we were able to return again within a year for free. After having such a great time then, it seemed silly not to go back for free. We had another day with showers throughout the morning, but we were able to dodge the rain in the biomes. The girls really wanted to go back to the Cloud Bridge. I was so amused by their reaction after they had got immersed in the clouds – Freyja had -up glasses and Emily’s hair went super-curly.
Looking back, we really did have an action packed-week despite the weather, extra bonus we also spent a couple of days with cousins. Cornwall just has so much to see and do. I don’t think I will ever get bored of the place!