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Ice Skating At Eden

Published on 22/10/2018 16:14

by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)

Ice Skating at Eden
 
Their glittering ice rink is back and it’s had a makeover. Why not have a whirl in a winter wonderland - everyone is welcome, from complete novices to figure skating pros. If spectating is more your thing, you can snuggle up rink-side with a delicious hot chocolate or a tasty burger while you cheer on your family and friends.

Attend one of our 40-minute general skating sessions or choose a session to suit you.

Ice Skating Lessons
Become the next Torvill or Dean with our expert instructors. Our coaches cater to all abilities, from ages 6 years and up.

Parent and Toddler
Bring your tots (aged 18 months - 5 years) down for a special non-skating ice-play session filled with toys. The sessions last 40 minutes, and children must be accompanied by an adult (at least one adult per two children).

Chilly Juniors
Try our fun skating sessions for 6-12 year olds (with or without parents). Skaters are supported by our trained ice stewards with organised games, challenges and activities, but should be fairly competent.

School Groups
During term time, teachers can take advantage of exclusive ice-play and skating sessions for education groups, from EYFS to KS4 levels. We also have 'Infants on Ice', a non-skating ice play session exclusively for under-sevens nursery and school groups.

For more information, including pricing, a full timetable and how to book your ice skating session, visit edenproject.com or call 01726 811972. A valid Eden admission ticket is required which can be purchased through our office, with a 15% discount on tickets purchased on arrival.

They also welcome manual wheelchairs on our ice rink. Please call for more details.

2018 Fireworks Displays- Cornwall

Published on 12/10/2018 10:59

by Emma Bennetts (comments: 0)

The best firework displays located in Perranporth and nearby

24th October- Flambards  Halloween Firework Spectacular. Enjoy a full day out at Flambards followed by our Firework Spectacular in the evening. 

27th October- The Heron Inn Malpas, Halloween themed fireworks display. Marquee opens at 5pm serving food and drinks. Fireworks at 7pm

3rd November- Wax Watergate Bay- Fireworks to start at 7pm

3rd November- Cubert Village Hall- Opens 6.30 bar and food available fireworks to start 7pm

4th November- Seiners Arms- 6-7pm Children's party and disco. 8pm Fireworks, hog roast BBQ and DJ

5th November- Driftwood Spars 6pm free entry

5th November- Heartlands Pool, 5pm- 10pm entertainment and fireworks display free entry

5th November- Chacewater Village Hall, gates open 6pm fireworks 7.30pm food and drink available

5th November- Falmouth Cricket Club, 6pm start Adults £4 Children £2

 

Shelter Box Visitor Centre Truro

Published on 08/10/2018 11:41

by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)

Shelter Box Visitor Centre

Combine fun with education on a day out at the Shelter Box Visitor Centre in Truro.  

SHELTERBOX RESPONDS TO NATURAL DISASTERS AND CONFLICT, PROVIDING SHELTER FOR FAMILIES WHO'VE LOST EVERYTHING.

Take an insight look into thie Cornish charity work at ShelterBox Visitor Centre in Truro. The whole family will have a chance to get involved in the interactive displays.

There’s always a helpful volunteer at hand to give you a tour and answer your questions about the mission of ShelterBox. Exploring the Visitor Centre often prompts kids to get involved in educational discussions about serious topics, such as disasters and war.

Take the opportunity to peek inside tents and shelters, and find out what it takes to move aid quickly to a disaster zone. Kids can get involved and pack up their own survival box. Working out what’s needed depending on the climate and handling a real survival kit keeps little ones engaged.

  • Learn about how ShelterBox helps people around the world
  • Great hands on experiences for children
  • Perfect to do on a rainy day

Admission is free

You visit is free but please remember that every donation helps them fund vital disaster relief all over the world. You’ll leave with an understanding of the special hope and help that this very unique Cornish charity brings to families in need. Your support will make a difference to someone, giving them the shelter they need to start rebuilding their lives. Ask us about regular giving or make a donation to show your support for ShelterBox.

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

Last Entry

30 minutes before attraction closes

More Information

No dogs allowed

Disabled access

Five Top Attractions with Events for October Half Term

Published on 01/10/2018 16:03

by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)

October half term is the perfect opportunity to squeeze in some family fun before winter sets in and the countdown to Christmas begins. Many of Cornwalls family-focused attractions put on special shows, set up extra events or even transform themselves completely during the autumn break, so it’s a great time for a fun-filled holiday, particularly for those bringing little ones.

Here is a handful of our favourites

Halloweden

Take a trip to the Eden project for an all-new Halloweden offer, as they invite you into a beautiful and mysterious world full of magical beasts and mythical creatures. 

  • Dates: 20 October - 4 November 2018
  • Times: 9.30am – 6pm daily
  • Price: Most activities included within Eden admission ticket
  • Get your 15% reduced tickets from our office in Perranporth

Wicked and Witchy Half term Freak Week and Halloween Party 

Join Newquay Zoo and all the animals for a brilliant half term freak week – with resident witches, ghastly ghouls and cheeky little devils! New for this year, staff at the Zoo will be bringing a touch of Wizardly magic to the Zoo with Harry Potter themed fancy dress and activities, and some extra-special feathered guests will be visiting on Halloween Evening courtesy of Screech Owl Sanctuary!

  • Dates: 31st Ocotber 
  • Times: 6pm
  • Price:£9.95 per adult £8.50 per child £3 for under 3's

Lanhydrock House

Test your skills and win lots of prizes with Lanhydrock House's Spooky Garden Trail. Once completed, explore the late Victorian country house and discover two sides of Victorian life; from servants quarters to the comforts of luxury upstairs. A great family event with plenty to see and do, including a new detective cycle trail.

  • Dates: 25th October - 2nd November
  • Times: 11am- 4pm
  • Prices: Adult £15.95 Children £8  ( National Trust members Free)

October Half Term At Flambards

For a sparkling and spooky family day out this October half term make sure to visit Flambards. All the rides and attractions are open daily for the holidays with lots to do whatever the weather and a spectacular firework display takes place on Wednesday 28th October.

  • Dates: Saturday 24th - Fri 30th October
  • Times; 10am - last admission for rides 3pm park closes at 5pm
  • Price: £21.95 per adult £15.95 per child £9.95 if under 110cm

Lappa Valley Railway

Lappa Valley will be holding a spooktacular fortnight of family friendly activities all included in the ticket price. 

Alongside all of our regular attractions will be a Spooks trail, children’s Halloween quiz, spooky colouring and a prize for everyone who comes in fancy dress!

  • Dates: 22nd - 2nd November
  • Times: 10am - 5pm
  • Price:Adult £12.95 Child £10.50 Over 60s £10.50

If you are looking for accommodation please take a look at the some of the special offers available at Duchy Holidays

Autumn Colours

Published on 17/09/2018 11:13

by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)

Photo - Golitha Falls Nr Liskeard

Autumn officially started on Sunday, and if you are thinking of heading our way there are still amazing sights to see, things to do and places to stay:

Lets go for a walk!

What better way to enjoy the Cornish coast than pulling on your walking boots and setting off along the windy footpaths. There is nearly 300 miles of the Cornish Coastpath to explore with some of the most spectaular scenery and fauna in the country. Don't forget the countryside though, as the autumnal light settles on the colours of the trees, it makes it an ideal time to explore the countryside too. Don't forget to take a drink and a packed lunch if your planning on making a day of it. And of course keep your mobile phone fully charged just in case.

Enjoy some wildlife!

When it comes to wildlife Godrevy Point is best known for the large Grey Seal colony in Mutton Cove. However, some excellent seabird watching can be had and sightings of dolphins and porpoises are fairly frequent. Basking Shark and Oceanic Sunfish are also reported annually although numbers fluctuate. The time of year and winds will influence numbers of seabirds and cetaceans but whatever the conditions Godrevy is a wonderful place to visit.

An afternoon on the river

Fal River Days out are just a perfect way to enjoy the Autumn sunshine. Whether you're starting from Falmouth, St Mawes or Truro they have pulled together their favourite days out and day trips for you to enjoy. Two upcoming special days are the 

  • Fizz & Chips Cruise -  Sit back with a glass of sparkling prosecco on arrival and set sail around Falmouth Harbour. Discover these fascinating and historic waterways with entertaining and informative commentary from their local Skipper.

  • Champagne & Oyster Cruise - Once on board a luxury charter boat Moyana you will enjoy a glass of Beaumont des Crayeres Champagne and sample delicious oysters freshly shucked on deck.

A touch of adrenaline

If you're looking for a bit of excitement then Cornwall has a lot to offer, from sky diving, coasteering, aqua parks and horseriding. 

  • The parachute club at St Agnes is the only skydive centre in the uk to boast the beach as a drop zone! Situated on the cliffs at Perranporth, it is a family run skydive centre with fully qualified instructors with over 22,000 jumps combined.
  • Coasteering Cornwall - Explore the rugged coastline of North Cornwall on one of their action packed guided coasteering sessions.  Travel along an otherwise inaccessible stretch of the Cornish coast, swimming into rocky coves and through exhilarating whitewater features, adventuring into caves, and of course leaping from favourite jump spots.
  • Retallack Watersports - Slip, slide and splash around at the famous inflatable 'total wipeout' style Aqua Park, newly designed for 2018! Retallack is THE place in Cornwall for watersports - we've got a huge 'total wipeout' style Aqua Park, Water Zorbs, SUP's, Cornwall's only FlowRider and a Wake Park!
  • Reen Manor Riding stables - The stables are based very near Perranporth on the north Cornish coast famous for it’s 3 mile long sandy. They offer a number of different types of rides including their most popular and beautiful beach ride which is accessed along the extensive dunes above the beach and numerous safe bridleways. 

In need of some R&R

If all of this sounds a bit energetic and all you want to do is sit back, relax and enjoy a good book, then there are still plenty of choices for you. Perranporth has some lovely eateries and the newly added Alcatraz overlooking Perranporth beach, is the perfect spot for this. There is nothing better than watching the sunset, cuddled up under a blanket next to an outside heater, with a glass of pinot or a mug of hot chocolate whilst taking in the beautiful sunsets. 

Find the perfect retreat

Let us help you find the perfect place for your stay in Cornwall. There are so many options in and around Perranporth, from quaint farmhouse style cottages to beachside apartments, our sponser Duchy Holidays  offer some of the best self catering options, with plenty of  Autumn offers to choose from.

 

 

 

 

Flambards

Published on 20/08/2018 15:19

by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)

Flambards is so much more than just a theme park. wih a mutlitude of rides, and indoor and outdoor attractions it is an amazing day out for all of the family. There is so much to see and do, but don't worry if you don't get round it all in one day, they offer a 7 day FREE return ticket. 

Check out below some of what this amazing attraction has to offer.

Indoor Attraction

Victorian Village

Step back in time to experience what life was like in Victorian Britain.

Try to resist the tempting smells of Victorian sweets and Camp Coffee as you explore a life-size village from yesteryear, painstakingly created to include more than 50 realistic shops including a confectioner’s, toy store, milliner’s, ironmonger’s, tobacconist’s, butcher’s, corsetière and a barbershop.

Britain In The Blitz

Explore the life-sized replica of a London street blitzed during World War II. Read the touching original letters from child evacuees writing home. Imagine families’ fear as a Doodlebug mobs glided ominously towards their homes. Peep in as a mother tucks up her children while her husband serves his country on the front line.

Chemist Shop Time Capsule

See how time has stood still within a ‘time capsule’ chemist’s shop – which lay forgotten and neglected for 100 years before finding a new home at Flambards.

Thrill Rides

Sky Force Ride

Feel the G-Force on the new Sky-Force ride. Whizzing high above the Park, this adrenaline packed ride is guaranteed fun for thrill seekers. The giant 'white-knuckle' experience takes up to 40 people, 25 metres above the ground exerting a force of up to 3G whilst simultaneously spinning 360 degrees!

Thunderbolt

Only for the daring and those who have a strong stomach! Twist round and upside down and view the clouds (and hopefully some blue sky) from high above the ground.

The Log Flume

Feel the nervous anticipation on the Colorado River Log Flume as it climbs steeply up the ramp, followed by a moment of heart stopping hesitation before a headlong plunge into the swirling channel below.

Family fun 

Space shuttle

As the astronaut, you can take the controls and decide whether you want to fly to space or descend back down into the earth’s atmosphere. 

Demon drop

Cornwall's Biggest Drop Slide makes a welcome return to Flambards this year - are you up for it?

So with all this on offer, this is a must visit during your time here in Cornwall, whether your 7 or 70 Flambards has something for you!

Boardmasters

Published on 06/08/2018 15:47

by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)

The event is a combination of live music and surfing/skateboarding competitions in and around the town of Newquay. The festival has a heritage that goes back to 1981 and a current capacity of 50,000.

The majority of the music performances take place to the north of Newquay near Watergate Bay. The Men's Pro 5 Star WQS surf competition takes place on Fistral Beach where a skate ramp is built for the BMX and Skateboard competitions.Other sporting events include The Women's Open, WSL Men's Longboard, WSL Women's Longboard, Boys/Girls Pro Junior and Under 12's.

The event is owned and managed by Vision Nine Group.

This year's line up headliners include The Chemical Brothers, George Ezra and Rag n Bone Man - plus many many more, for the full line up check out their website

If the surfing side is more your thing, simply head down to Fistral beach to catch all the action, wander on to the sand and watch the pros battle it out for the Boardmasters trophy. Whilst you’re there, dip into the Beach Bar, chill out alongside DJs and live bands playing throughout the day, pull up a barrel on the decking as you watch the pro surf comps with a Soul Arch in hand, immerse yourself in talks & workshops or jump into the Beach Sessions as the sun goes down. Twist and turn your way through the bustling surf village at Fistral which showcases a wealth of local artisans and curated brands to suit your every need; from hand-made gems to the latest must-have surf apparel.​ See you at the beach… 

There are shuttle buses that run between the music ad the surf sites, camping is available but all must be booked in advance.

Information and ticket availability 

 

Creation Fest

Published on 31/07/2018 15:55

by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)

South West’s Premier Skate, Music and Faith Festival Returns To The Royal Cornwall Showground

 Creation Fest returns for its seventeenth year this year with a week of celebration, exploration and discovery at the Royal Cornwall Events Centre in Wadebridge, North Cornwall from the 4th to the 10th of August 2018. The free, fun family music, skate and faith festival will once again host seven days of live music from well-known and up-and-coming artists, plus speakers from around the world, who will get festival goers thinking and reflecting on life’s big questions.

Festival Coordinator Sarah Yardley says "The festival is an opportunity to gather together all ages and people from all over the world to learn about faith while enjoying incredible live music and a whole host of adventures and activities. We are proud to be a free-to-attend festival and want to create an event that welcomes all to celebrate life this summer. Music, skating, circus acts, sports and activities in the Cornish countryside are all free of charge.” 

Once again, the South West’s largest indoor skate park will be returning to the festival, complete with pro skaters and daily demos to wow the crowds. The Adventure Zone will include a surf rodeo, a giant slip ‘n’ slide, a bungee run and  more.

Alongside this, the Fitness Factory will be offering daily Crossfit sessions for all levels of fitness. There will be live comedy, graffiti events, fireworks, a silent disco and a huge variety of workshops, talks and seminars to stimulate and inspire.

Come for a day or camp for the week. Bring your friends, family or youth group and enjoy everything that Creation Fest has to offer. Music, skating, circus acts, sports and activities, all set in the glorious Cornish countryside, free of charge.

For more information or to see the full programme : www.creationfest.org.uk

King Arthur's Cornwall

Published on 24/07/2018 14:48

by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)

Discover the land where the legends of King Arthur were born in North Cornwall.

You can embark on a mythical quest unearthing the recognisable landscapes, full of magic and mystery, and follow in the footsteps of the imaginative Arthurian tale.

The tale of King Arthur is world famous, with the stories about Camelot, Guinevere and Excalibur being retold across the world for centuries – Guy Ritchie’s latest film 'King Arthur – Legend of the Sword' is just one adaption of the story, which stars Charlie Hunnam, Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, Jude Law, David Beckham and Eric Bana.  

Watch the trailer for King Arthur, Legend of the Sword trailer on YouTube. 

This films adaption of the King Arthur tale isn’t set in the Legends' Cornish roots – but as legends go – it is sure to be a blockbuster.  

The King Arthur Trail, Cornwall

Come to Cornwall to encounter King’s Arthur’s true country, where you can escape across the rocky path to the mystical and eerie Tintagel Castle which is owned by English Heritage, and then continue onto King Arthur's Great Halls; onto Bossiney, St. Nectan's Glen, Rocky Valley; and then to the site of the final battle field at Slaughterbridge. 

You can continue your epic journey even further, and visit the medieval market town of Camelford (a reputed site of Camelot), and then onto King Arthur's Down and Hall on Bodmin Moor and then finally visit Dozmary Pool where King Arthur’s sword ‘Excalibur’ is reputed to lie.

Other Arthurian connections include Castle Dore and the Tristan Stone near the harbour town of Fowey. 

You can learn more about the Arthurian legend and you can also come and explore the King Arthur Trail in Cornwall, which is available to download as The Avalon App, available in both Android and Apple online app stores.

See the King Arthur Cornwall Tour Map provided by The Arthurian Centre.

Blog and photo credit Visit Cornwall

Beneath the map you can plan your trip with details about Accommodation, Things To Do and Places To Eat and Drink in North Cornwall.

Poldark Tours

Published on 03/07/2018 16:30

by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)

Magical Mystery Tours (MMT) have two coach tours per week that take you to see all the locations of the infamous Poldark serious.  Based on the historical novels writen by Graham Winston in Perranporth, the main character, Ross Poldark, is a British Army officer who returns to his home in Cornwall from the American Revolutionary War only to find that his fiancée Elizabeth Chynoweth believed him dead and is about to marry his cousin Francis Poldark. Ross attempts to restore his own fortunes by reopening one of the family's derelict copper mines. After several years, he marries Demelza Carne, a poor servant girl, and is gradually reconciled to the loss of Elizabeth's love. capture the romance of these novels by taking a tour to some of the film locations.

The first tour runs on a Tuesday and travels from Newquay to Lands End are, visiting the mines, Nampara Valley and Porthcurno. 

The second tour runs on a Thursday and travels to Charlestown, Bodmin Jail, Bodmin House and Nampara House. 

Adult charge is £28pp and children up to the age of 16 charge is £18pp, babies and young children are charged at the same price as they are taking up a seat, if a car seat is required it will need ot be supplied by the customer.

Other tours:

Tuesday – St Mawes, Porthscatho, St Just In Roseland

Thursday – St Ives, Marazion, St Michaels Mount

Friday - Looe and Polperro

Saturday – Minack Theatre, Penzance, Mousehole, Lands End, Lizard, Mullion, Kynance Cove

Doc Martin Tour  operates Tues, Wed, Fri and Sun

Stops offs – Port Quinn, Port Isaac, Tintagel, Boscastle

Private Tours

The private tours are up to 4 people in a black Mercedes estate car. The tours can be the standard ones that are already in operation or customers can choose their own route and stop off destinations, with a pick-up time of 9.30am – end of tour at 5pm. These tours start at £150 depending on the route and destinations.

To book any of the tours, pop into our office or call on 01872 572971 and we can check availability and get you booked on to your favourite.