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Our Favourite Top Ten Fathers Day Activities

Published on 11/06/2019 14:45

by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)

Well Fathers's day is fast approaching and we are all beginning to think how we can spoil the special men in our lives, and show them how much we appeciate them.  Here's are top ten favourite things to do and see..... 


A scenic round of golf

Situated on the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Perranporth Golf club offers some of the finest links golf in the South West of England. The course boasts a challenging and well-maintained championship golf course as well as breathtaking views up and down the coast.  The clubhouse is friendly and welcoming spacious bar, which has course and sea views, the perfect place to relax, drink and chat and also a restaurant serving delicious fare.


A morning fishing

Gwinear Pools 

is located on the A390 between Perranporth and Newquay and offers four beautifully stocked lakes for carp and course fishing.  Gwinear Lakes is a hidden gem in the heart of Cornwall, with two beautifully kept, well-stocked fishing lakes that are open all year round. ... The Match & Pleasure Lake was redesigned in 2015, turning it back in to one coarse fishing lake. New large pegs and a path all the way round makes it great for easy access. Camping is also available if you fancy making a weekend of it.

Perranporth Flying Club

Perranporth Flying Club is based at Cornwall's only tarmac airfield with a superb cliff-top setting and views of Perranporth's stunning surfing beach and coastline. The airfield lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and rare birds of prey, butterflies and wild flowers can be seen from the cliff-top walks nearby. Take a trial lesson from only £110! 


Koru's North Coast Kayak Adventure launches from Trevaunance Cove, St AgnesA stunning guided 2 hour kayak adventure along the St Agnes coastline, a UNECSO World Heritage Site, through caves archways carved out during the Cornish Mining era. This coastline, they believe was the inspiration for Winston Graham's Poldark, which was written at the next bay! You will also see an abundance of wildlife including grey seals, basking sharks, cormorants and sunfish!


Fal River Tours 

Fancy a day out on the river?...

Fal River runs through an area of outstanding beauty and is surrounded by the finest restaurants, award winning attractions, sub tropical gardens and plenty of fun things to do and see. Fal River tours operate several options for you to enjoy a day on the river.  The best way to travel around the Fal River links is with a Fal Mussel Card. Pick up a ticket in our office and redeem at your chosen starting point for a mussel card, and enjoy unlimited travel on the best transport network in Cornwall.

The Camel Trail Cycle Path

Arguably Cornwall’s most popular cycling route, the traffic-free Camel Trail is also great for those with reduced mobility. Both Camel Trail Cycle Hire and Bike Smart Cycle Hire in Wadebridge have bikes for hire which have been specially designed for children and adults who have disabilities. There’s tandem tricycles, side-by-side tricycles and a power assisted wheelchair tandem so that everyone can enjoy the trail. 

Horse Riding

Even if you have never tried riding before it's an exihilarating way to explore both our coast and countryside. Reen Manor Riding Stables located in Perranporth offer countryside hacks, pub rides and exciting beach hacks. Their experienced instructors will help you find the perfect horse to explore our beautiful scenery. 

A pint and watching the sport

The Perranporth Inn is a family run sports bar & resturaunt with great atmosphere, good food, cold beer and friendly locals. Located on Perranporth main high street, they are proud to have the "Cask Marque" for their ales, and also serve a wide selection of world beers, ciders, spirits, wines and cocktails. They show all the sports (Sky & BT) on four very large TVs.

Also available *Pool table, *Football table, Darts, Saga Rally and boardgames available


Perranporth offers a fantastic beach break providing a number of peaks which work well at most tides. The water is clear and the scenery here is second to none. The Northern end of Perranporth Beach (Penhale Sands) gives a wonderful sense of being miles from anywhere. It's wild and it's beautiful and when the conditions are right... the waves are perfect!   Perranporth Surf School and Ticket To Ride have qualified instructors and all the equipement you will need to hire.

Healeys Cyder Farm

Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm is only a few miles away from Perranporth and a great value day out for all the family.  A working cyder farm steeped in history, which has been brewing award-winning ciders, wines, and fruit juices, for over 30 years. Not content with just producing some of the best ciders in Cornwall, the Healey family have developed the farm further to make it an unmissable visitor attraction in Cornwall.  Take one of their tours, sample the different ciders and fisnish the day off in the restaurant.

Please remember to call in advance to check availability and book where needed.



Fal River Tours

Published on 03/06/2019 14:34

by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)

Fancy a day out on the river?...

Fal River runs through an area of outstanding beauty and is surrounded by the finest restaurants, award winning attractions, sub tropical gardens and plenty of fun things to do and see.

Fal River tours operate several options for you to enjoy a day on the river. 

The best way to travel around the Fal River links is with a Fal Mussel Card. Pick up a ticket in our office and redeem at your chosen starting point for a mussel card, and enjoy unlimited travel on the best transport network in Cornwall. Great value mussel cards start at only £18.90 for a days travel for an adult. Multi day tickets are available, as well as family and childrens tickets. 

The mussel cards entitle you to unlimited travel, on Ferries, buses and trains around the Fal River network. 

Tickets also available from Falmouth to St Mawes ( either way travel) St Mawes to Place (either way ferry) Falmouth - Trelissick ( either way.

Pop in and see us for more information, time tables and to buy your tickets.


Accessible Cornwall- Places to Visit Cornwall

Published on 20/05/2019 15:38

by Emma Bennetts (comments: 0)

Accessible Cornwall: Whatever your age, abilities or background, Cornwall’s here to be enjoyed. Here’s a snapshot of some of the most accessible things to do and places to go.

Perranporth beach

The golden beach of Perranporth is a year-round winner for its fantastic facilities, which include a sand chair to aid beach access. The town of Perranporth, as well as the beach itself, is relatively flat and home to the Watering Hole beach restaurant which enjoys uninterrupted views out to sea.

Trebah Garden

Despite being a valley garden with steep sections and steps, around 80% of the garden is accessible by motorised vehicles.Two motorised "Tramper" chairs are also available through the Countryside Mobility scheme, as well as a motorised carer controlled wheelchair. (book ahead to avoid disappointment). Plus, entry rates for Registered Disabled and for their Carer is half the standard rate!

South West Coast Path from Penzance to Marazion 

The two mile stretch of South West Coast Path between Penzance and Marazion flanks the glory of Mounts Bay with the fairytale castle of St Michael’s Mount on one side and trains chugging past on the other. The trail is level and wide with plenty of places to stop and take in the views. 

The Camel Trail cycle path

Arguably Cornwall’s most popular cycling route, the traffic-free Camel Trail is also great for those with reduced mobility. Both Camel Trail Cycle Hire and Bike Smart Cycle Hire in Wadebridge have bikes for hire which have been specially designed for children and adults who have disabilities. There’s tandem tricycles, side-by-side tricycles and a power assisted wheelchair tandem so that everyone can enjoy the trail. 

Gyllyngvase beach, Falmouth

Another beach which has a sand chair is Gyllyngvase in Falmouth. Here the golden arc of sand has a gentle slope and is boarded by a level pathway which runs the length of the seafront with beautiful views across the bay to Pendennis Castle on the headland. There’s also the open plan Gylly Beach Café which come rain or shine is a perfect place to enjoy a slice of beachside living.

Eden Project, near St Austell

At the everything-thought-of Eden Project catering for all ages, abilities and backgrounds comes as second nature. As well as accessible parking spaces, toilets and wheelchairs available for hire, the Eden Project provides a range of sensory highlights and ensures no stone is left unturned with a full accessibility guide which is worth checking out before visiting. 

Local Accomodation

Duchy Holidays provide accommodation around the Perranporth area, with a selection of properties to suit all requirements.


Our Top Most Instagrammable Locations In Cornwall

Published on 13/05/2019 11:55

by Emma Bennetts (comments: 0)

Wheal Coates Mine- A beautiful walk from Perranporth to St Agnes, along the South West Coast Path. The Wheal Coates mine is located along the coast path. Set near the edge of the  cliffs this makes stunning photos at any time of day. With the inspiring blues of the sea and sky behind or perhaps the gorgeous hues at sunset. The walk takes about 2 hours, but with this you can view the rugged Cornish landscape and beautiful coastal scenery. Once you arrive in St Agnes why not enjoy a lovely meal at one of the local pubs or cafes?

Idless Woods/ Tehidy Woods- If you would love to take photos of the gorgeous blues and purples visit these woodlands during April/ early May. Before all the trees are full of lush green leaves the floor is covered with a sea of bluebells.

Kynance Cove- This stunning spot on the West Coast of the Lizard Peninsula is renowned for its outstanding beauty. Due to it being such a popular spot its worth setting off early to arrive before 11am to ensure a parking space. Once you arrive the secluded beauty of this spot really hits you. There will be plenty of photo opportunities! The walk down to the beach takes 10-15 minutes and is quite steep/ uneven in places. But its definitely worth it! At high tide the beach is almost covered however the sheltered cove is perfect for swimming in. 

Marazion- This is the location of St Micheals Mount which can be accessed at low tide by foot or high tide by boat. This stunning spot. At low tide the winding path towards the castle and garden provides a magical spot especially if sunset falls at low tide. The garden is open for a shorter season so be sure to check opening times before you set off. It features many equisite exotic plants which are able to grow here due to the warmth provided by the rocks.

St Ives -Is a must if you are visiting Cornwall, known for its beautiful harbour and outstanding beauty. Its a popular tourist spot with many local shops and cafes. Due to its beauty it attracts many artists.


Photo Credit- Shaun Thomas


May & June Festival Guide 2019

Published on 06/05/2019 11:31

by Emma Bennetts (comments: 0)

With many visitors flocking to Cornwall, we certainly understand why, with gorgeous coast and countryside to explore and enjoy. If you haven't already experienced one of the festivals below we would certainly recommend adding one to your list of things to do while you are here!

May 2019

St Ives Food and Drink Festival 10th-12th May- The event takes place on Porthminster Beach. Daytime content is mostly free and includes top chefs from Cornwall and beyond demonstrating mouth-watering dishes in the Chef’s Theatre as well as lots of music, art and family fun. At night there are music events on the Lighthouse Stage, events are ticketed and you can find more details on the website. You can see, talk to and try a wide range of products from Cornish food producers, watch some of Cornwall’s finest chefs cooking dishes using local produce, take part in a range of events from food foraging walks to Oyster and Champagne tastings and enjoy live music.

Tunes in the Dunes 24th-26th May- Set on the beautiful golden sands of Perranporth beach in Cornwall. With a back drop of scenic cliffs and sand dunes, this will be a truly unique event where you can enjoy an ice cold beverage with your feet in the sand and the ocean only a stone’s throw away. Born from the incredible live music that has been happening at The Wateringhole, the UK’s only venue on a beach This is a one of a kind event for Perranporth, not to be missed.

Fal River Festival 24th May to Sunday 2nd June-This fantastic 10 day celebration is a not-for-profit community festival which encompasses over 150 events varying from music & drama, the arts & heritage to gig racing, swimming, walking & lots more. It's a chance to embrace the places, people, history, culture, sport & industry that are connected by this very Cornish river. With its diverse mix of events taking place at dozens of locations around the Fal River, the festival offers something for everyone and is the perfect opportunity to engage with life on the river and discover some of its fascinating history.

Bude & Stratton Folk Festival 24-27 May 2019- This Folk Festival is a friendly mix of folk events held on the late May Bank Holiday weekend . It features music, song, dance, and storytelling, and there is a small programme of children’s events. The Falcon Hotel have a special festival Beer-Fest that adds carefully curated speciality ales to the musical menu.
Cornwall Wildlife Trust's Wilder Festival 26th May- Wildlife workshops and advice, forage & feast, live music, street food, the animals of Feadon Farm Wildlife Centre, bird-ringing demonstrations with the Cornwall BTO, wild art, forest schools, welly-wanging! ... and other wildlife friends visiting from across Cornwall. Free entry, bring friends & family, and your best woodland animal, insect or marine-themed outfit. All welcome, bring a picnic rug and relax for the day. Walks to the sea and local villages nearby, and dogs on leads welcome too. Contact the Eco Park directly if you want details about camping or glamping. Disabled-friendly. Call CWT on 01872 273939 if you have any questions.
Great Estate Festival 31st May till 2nd June- held in the prestigious grounds of Scorrier House. The Great Estate has played host to hundreds of bands, DJ’s and artists, thousands of partygoers, four camels, three suffragettes and one giant cream tea party. Created by Newquay-based production company Quick Panda Productions, The Great Estate continues to add its eccentric mark on Cornwall.
June 2019
Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival 14-16th June- Described as the largest free festival of maritime music on the planet, the three day event kicks off on the Friday evening with singing on Custom House Quay and in Events Square, continuing at several other venues in town until late! It’s a great way to soak up the true atmosphere of Falmouth’s seafaring past and you’ll find it hard to stop your feet tapping along to the infectious rhythms.
Polperro Festival 15-22nd June- Includes plenty of live music, an arts and crafts fair, comedy night, lighting of the solstice bonfire, colourful village carnival and a unique mock mayor choosing ceremony.
Heart Food Festival 22-23rd June- Cornwall’s Newest Family Food Festival featuring live music and chef demonstrations! Children’s garden full of games and activities, food and gift market to browse! Street Food Stalls, Performers and Workshops across the two days, you won't want to miss it!
Mevagissy Feast Week 23-29th June- The weeklong event features exhibitions, demonstrations, live music and lots of fish dishes to eat. Along with choirs and bands, flora dances, children’s entertainment and competitions, plus colourful parades, boat and raft races, a fete and a huge firework display.

Our Top Active Holiday Ideas

Published on 24/04/2019 11:14

by Emma Bennetts (comments: 0)

Looking for the best ways to explore Cornwall?

It may be your first time visiting Cornwall or you may a seasoned pro. Exploring the Cornish coast is a must while you are here!

Perranporth is renowned for its 3 mile golden sands but the whole of Cornwall is just stunning. We have put together our top ways to actively explore our coast.

Paddle Boarding- This is a great way to explore our beautiful coastline. If it's your first time, then why not try a SUP lesson an tour with Newquay Activity Centre. Just a 10 minute drive from Perranporth, you’ll launch from a sheltered section of coastline into the water and begin your stand-up paddleboard adventures in Newquay! Our coastline is a hotspot for biodiversity and historical legend; one side open to the powerful Atlantic swells and the other sheltered with deep smugglers caves. The water’s surface acts as a looking glass to peer through from your standing SUP position, offering clear views of the seafloor below.

If you would like to explore the South coast on a stand up paddle board, take a look at Loe Beach Watersports. You can hire paddle boards from here to explore the Fal Estuary, a beautiful scenic spot. Hire them for a couple of hours and you can even paddle around to the local pub, The Pandora Inn. Why not pop your paddle boards on the shoreline and head in to the pub for a bite to eat or a refreshing drink? The Pontoon provides lovely outdoor seating on the water.

Kayaking- If you would like to explore the coves and spot the wildlife why not take a guided tour of the coastline with the experienced guides at Koru Kayaking. They offer kayaking experiences on the North Coast around St Agnes just a short drive from Perranporth. Explore the coves and see our coastline from a different perspective. If you would love to see the South Coast too they offer the stunning scenery in the secluded French Man's Creek on the Helford river. 

Cycling- We have a beautiful area to cycle around here with numerous bridle paths and quiet roads for cycling. If you would like to explore Cornwall that little bit more, we would recommend the Camel Trail. Perfect for families this dedicated cycle trail is fairly level. The largely traffic-free trail follows the route of an old railway line once used by the London and South West Railway. The trail boasts stunning views of moorland, woodland and estuary. Bikes can be hired when you get there, we recommend cycling towards Padstow why not stop off for an ice cream or cream tea too?

Riding- Even if you have never tried riding before it's an exihilarating way to explore both our coast and countryside. Reen Manor Riding Stables located in Perranporth offer countryside hacks, pub rides and exciting beach hacks. Their experienced instructors will help you find the perfect horse to explore our beautiful scenery. 

If you would love to book your holiday to Cornwall take a look at Duchy Holidays.




Porthleven Food Festival

Published on 22/04/2019 12:43

by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)

What's it all about?...

The Festival is a three-day feast of food, drink and music held in and around the historic harbour of Porthleven. As a well-established event on the festival calendar, the Festival brings around 40,000 people together in and around the stunning harbour port of Porthleven with national and international chef's theatre, food stalls, street food, music day and night and entertainment for all.

Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Porthleven Food Festival which will take place over three days from Friday 26th- Sunday 28thApril.  

Daytime festival music and entertainment remains free-of-charge including:the Chefs’ Theatre  Children and Family area including workshops and circus skills and shows, the Lime Kiln Stage, the Literary Tent and entry to all food markets, demos and areas. 

As always, visitors only need tickets for the evening music events and this year’s Sunday evening Shipyard Session will be a celebration of local talent with all-Porthleven musicians playing.

Sunday’s line-up features local garage band Ola Loco, perennial punk-surf favourites Half Kut, the emotional pop synths of Rosie Crow and the irresistible 80s get up and go of Go Go Skank.  

A limited number of Earlybird Gourmet tickets are now on sale at £35 (£19.50 for children aged 12-18 – under 12s go free). Gourmet tickets allow access to all the weekend’s stages and events and include a bridge pass to cross the harbour and priority seating in the Chef’s Theatre. Once they are sold out the price will increase to £39 online and then £45 on the door.

Individual evening tickets for Sunday are priced at £7.50 for Sunday and this includes a £1 donation to a local charity. There will also be a chance for locals to buy Sunday tickets at a reduced rate in Porthleven prior to the event. Friday tickets are £15 and Saturday £14 and all tickets are half price for children aged 12-18 (under 12s go free). 

Camping and glamping tickets are also on sale to stay throughout the Festival with options including a campsite with toilets and showers for tents, campervans and motorhomes, and glamping in pre-erected bell tents or shire huts with home comforts including comfy beds and electricity. 

All the latest details and announcements can be found on the Porthleven Food Festival website at or by following them on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Blog Credit; Visit Cornwall


Get Your Reduced Price Eden Project Entry Tickets

Published on 15/04/2019 14:25

by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)

Did you know ?..

That it is more reasonable to buy your Eden Project entry tickets from our visitor centre, than it is to buy them on the door at Eden or even online on Eden's own website. We are pleased and proud to be able to offer 15% discount on all tickets (11% on family tickets) if you purchase you ticket from our office at Wheal Leisure House.

 Prices changed on the 11th April and include the return of the Senior citizen ticket and a reduced rate family ticket.  The added bonus is if you are a UK taxpayer, instead of paying the entry fee, if you choose to treat the ticket purchase as a donation, Eden will give you an annual pass that will allow you to visit, free of charge, every day for a year. And because Eden is a charity, if you donate in this way they may be able to claim tax back from the government’s Gift Aid scheme. This does not cost you anymore than our advertised prices.

Eden Project is considered to be one of the seven new wonders of the modern World, which includes other amazing attractions, like Sydney Opera House, The Golden Gate Bridge and the Channel Tunnel.  


  Walk Up Ticket  Discounted Ticket 
Adult    £28.50 £24.23
Student £23.50 £19.98
Senior  £26.00 £22.10
Family ( 2 adults 2 Children) £75.00` £67.39
Child - Aged 5-16 £15.00  £12.75
Child - Aged 0 - 4 Free Free


Experience the sights, smells and scale of the rainforests in the Rainforest Biome - the world's largest greenhouse - and discover the tropical plants that are used to produce everyday products. Travel to South Africa and California, as you amble amongst the orange and lemon trees, olive groves and gnarled vines of the Mediterranean Biome, and in the 30-acre Outdoor Garden see hemp, sunflowers and other plants that could change your future, flourishing under the Cornish sun.

A fascinating location, but, more importantly, Eden is a fun and family-friendly day out. Curious kids can find out where tea, rubber and sugar come from, and travel the world to the simulated environments of tropical destinations that they dream of traveling to in the future. There are themed events according to the seasons, workshops for adults and children, activity days, music concerts and much more besides.

There's no stress about packing up a family survival kit - facilities include on-site restaurants and cafes, gift shops and well equipped child- and baby-friendly toilet facilities. In fact, for a day out you needn't worry about taking much more than yourselves. Eden also offers easy access to wheelchairs and buggies, and dogs on leads are welcome in all the outdoor areas of the site.

There's so much going on at Eden that it's good to check their own events calendar and food menus before a visit to make sure you don't miss out on anything. 


The Loudest Shout

Published on 08/04/2019 11:00

by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)



Launched in 2009 Perranporth SHOUT has become a major event in Cornwall’s Music Calendar. From humble beginnings of a Sunday afternoon gathering of shanty singers on the beach the event is now held over three days in five different venues. Saturday night concert headline performers include Captain Cat and the Sailors, The Longest Johns, Back Beach Boyz and Flash Jack. 

The SHOUT was conceived by local group ‘Stamp and Go’ as a Shanty Festival but over the years the horizons have broadened to include songs of the sea, Cornish songs, original writing and a showcase for young groups who enjoy traditional harmony singing.

Supporting the Shipwrecked Mariners Societywhich exists to provide financial help to merchant seafarers , fishermen and their dependants who are in need.

Perranporth SHOUT is organised by ‘Stamp and Go’ and supported by Skinners Brewing Co.

Thursday 11th April


Four Lanes Male Voice Choir


Friday 12th April


The Countrymen 



Falmouth Shout - 7:00pm

The Last Watch 7:45pm

Baldricks Plan -  8:30pm

Bamaluz Bootleggers -9:15pm


Saturday 13th April


Accapella Moonshine-12:00pm

Back Beach Bouz - 12:45pm

Severn Whalers - 1:30pm


The Last watch -2:00pm

The Perraners with the children from Perranporth

Back Beach Boyz 9:00PM

Flash Jack - 9:45 pm


Flash Jack 1:00pm

Four Fifths 1:45pm

Sunday 14th April


Flash Jack - 12:15pm

Press Gang - 1:00pm

Stamp and Go - 2:30pm

Figurehead - 3:15pm


Capt Cat and the Sailors 

The Longest Johns

Tickets £12 ATD - £11 Booked in advance








Easter Activities

Published on 02/04/2019 11:39

by Emma Bennetts (comments: 0)

The Easter holidays are nearly upon us and we have put together a family friendly things to do list during your stay in Perranporth. The weather is looking good so get out and enjoy the sunshine.

Callestick Farm Ice Cream- The perfect spot for an afternoon tea, they offer a lovely selection of cakes and sundaes. Our favourite is their clotted cream and strawberries ice cream but with a huge selection of delicious treats you'll find it hard to decide. It's great for children too as there is an outdoor play area to keep them busy along with a small selection of farm animals. 

Healeys Cyder Farm- Families can join in on an egg-citing farm adventure with Healeys Golden Egg Hunt running everyday throughout the Easter holidays. Collect a map from the visitor centre to guide you around the farm.  Hunt down the egg shaped signs containing a letter hidden in different nooks and crannies.  From the cobbled courtyard to animal walkway, families can find all the letters that will create a clue as to where the Golden Egg is hiding.   Find the egg to claim a treat.  Meet friendly farm animals along the way, including rabbits, goats, horses and pigs. Dogs are welcome to join the family fun on a lead.

Scorrier Easter Egg Hunt and Fun Run-  This Easter Monday (22nd April), Sorrier House will be hosting its first ever Easter Egg Hunt and Fun Run. In the ancient garden, children can search for chocolate eggs atop mining relics and in hidden walled gardens. Meanwhile, adults can participate in the first easter egg fun run around the Scorrier Estate. Same rules and chocolate but tougher competition! Finally, both parties can celebrate and recuperate with refreshments inside Scorrier House itself. Tea, coffee and cakes will be available throughout the afternoon.

National Trust Easter Egg Hunt- Located at Trelissick the Easter Egg Hunt is back for another year with the spring garden full of clues to find and puzzles to solve. It’s time to put on your explorer’s hat, venture into the garden and get closer to nature.

Easter at Eden- It’s spring time at Eden and there are lots of new indoor and outdoor games and activities for the whole family to try out their farm-themed Easter event. Join the Eden Farmers to help round up their animals and learn what makes crops grow. Play a-mooo-sing games and eggciting activities. Collect stamps to fill up your card and eggschange them for cracking prizes!