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Bonfire Night

Published on 17/10/2017 11:49

by Emma (comments: 0)

We love this time of year, if you fancy wrapping up warm with your woolly hat and scarf and enjoying the warm glow of the bonfire? Maybe even toasting some marshmallows? Guy Fawkes Night is creeping up on us again and you might even be able to fit it a Fireworks display ahead of the 5th November. We have included our top picks below for firework displays to visit.

Perranporth Airfield- time and date to be confirmed

Flambars 25th October- last admission 6pm (fireworks at dusk)

Retallack Resort 26th October- 7pm 

Blue Bar (Porthtowan) 29th October- time to be confirmed

Probus YFC Charity Fireworks 4th November- 7.30pm

Driftwood Spars (St Agnes) 5th November- time to be confirmed

Heartlands 5th November- gates open 6pm 

 

 

Planes Trains and Automobiles

Published on 17/10/2017 11:11

by Liz (comments: 0)

If you're thinking of a holiday in Cornwall in the near future, then obviously in your planning preparations you are thinking of how you are going to get here. Here are some of the different options available to help you on your way!

Road

The benefits of travelling by car are there are no restrictions on luggage, you have your own timetable as to when you set off, when you stop and the freedom of the open road when you arrive. 

Whether you are travelling from the North, South, East or the West at some point you will join the A30. With the completion of the extension of the dual carriageway this stretch of your journey isn't half as arduous as it used to be. If you carry on down the A30 to the roundabout at Carland Cross, you are only a hop skip and a jump from Perranporth.

If you do choose this mode of transport you need to consider that the volumne of traffic can be extreme during the peak holiday times, especially on Saturdays. Some accommodation providers offer different arrival days, so it's worth looking into this to avoid spending time stuck in a traffic jam.  Of course once you reach Cornwall, having a car to get about is an absolute bonus.  

Rail 

The rail links to Cornwall are great and the two nearest stations to Perranporth are Newquay and Truro.  Great Western Railway (GWR) covers the South West and runs daily trains nationally to and from Cornwall.  If you're travelling from London there is a new overnight sleeper service from Paddington to Penzance, the most comfortable way to visit Cornwall by train, the newly refurbished Night Riviera is a smooth and efficient ride you can enjoy.  Once you reach your destination, there are taxi's available that you can either book in advance or hire at the station.  Local taxi providers in Perranporth are DORtoDOR or Perran Cars.

Coach

National Express run a regular service to most destinations in Cornwall, the nearest coach stations to Perranporth are Newquay and Truro. If you book in adavace and travel off peak you can take advantage of their low fares that can start as little as £5, depending on where you are travelling from, but it's always worth checking on this first.  They offer a senior coachcard and a disabled coachcard which will give you even more discount. This is a worry free way to travel, once your luggage is stored below, you can sit back and enjoy the ride. From Newquay and Truro coach stations you can catch the 87 bus to Perranporth.  This service runs twice an hour throughout the year.

 

Plane

Cornwall has it's very own airport located at St Mawgan near Newquay. It is the main commercial airport in Cornwall, Newquay International Airport is a particularly significant means of widening the opportunities for leisure and business passengers; in offering flights to aboard and domestic locations, Cornwall can stay linked to major cities such as London. Managed by CAL, known as Cornwell Airport Limited, and owned by the county council it is an extremely busy airport, especially for domestic locations.

This is undoubtably the fastest way to get to Cornwall.  Flybe offer flights from Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, London Gatwick, Belfast, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Ryan Air offer flights from Manchester and  Dublin.  If you book well in advance you can often pick up a bargain, fares tend to go up last minute. Check when the services are operating as some are only availbale in the Summer. Do remember that you will have limitations on your luggage and to factor in travelling to the airport and check in times.

If you are travelling by either train, coach or plane, then you will obviously be thinking about how you will get around once you arrive. 

Local car hire is available and can be booked in advance with pick up available at the airport.

Hertz  Based at Newquay airport, you can book you car to be there ready for you arrival. 

Europcar  Have pick up points at Newquay airport, you can often get good deals and an upgrade if vehicles are limited.

Cornwall Car Hire  Car Hire Cornwall also offers great value, and budget vehicle hire throughout Cornwall. 

Bus services

First Kernow operate a wide range of bus services covering the whole of Cornwall. The services operated from Perranporth are the 87, which is a circular service running via Newquay and Truro and the 57 which is a daily services operated in the summer only to St Ives. 

If you need any help on getting about once you arrive, pop in and see us at Perranporth Tourist information.

 

 

 

It's Nearly Half Term Already!!

Published on 29/09/2017 15:32

by Liz (comments: 0)

We can't believe that September is drawing to a close already and it's only 3 more weeks until the children break up from school for the October break.  Are any of you thinking of a break to Cornwall?  

There are lots of exciting and fun things to do at Cornwall's attractions this October, here's "The Visit Cornwall" guide...

Newquay Zoo - Newquay 30 October
For lots of storytelling, puppets, music and dance, head to Cornwall's award winning Newquay Zoo this October half-term. With over 130 of the world's rare and exciting creatures, children’s play area and Dragon maze, you'll find plenty to do on your family day out. 

Eden Project - St Austell 31 October
Get your fancy dress on and join the Eden Project for a spooky evening of fang-tastic fun for all the family on Halloween night. There'll be plenty of spooky activities, tasty treats and a good bone-shaking disco in the Olive Grooveyard. Don't miss the haunted Biomes, open for you to explore.

Dairyland Farm World - near Newquay 28 Oct - 3 Nov
Show off your creative skills with Dairyland's free, fun-filled pumkin carving. Explore the spooky surroundings of the farm and dive into the massive indoor play area. Plenty here to keep you busy for the entire day.    

Cornwall's Crealy - Wadebridge 31 October
There will be meet and great sessions for one day only at award winning Cornwall's Crealy with the popular Moshi Monsters Katsuma & Poppet. The park is set in 111 acres of Cornish countryside with thrill rides, hundreds of animals and 40,000 square foot of indoor play area. Don't miss the all new Swampy and Dina Land.

Monkey Sanctuary - Looe  27 - 30 October
It’s all going to get spooky with Halloween games this October at the Monkey Sanctuary. Get your face painted, listen to ghost stories in the gardens and look for secret treasures. Enjoy pumpkin specials at the Treetop Cafe, with plenty of spookiness to tuck into and meet the 37 monkies that live in the family-friendly sanctuary.

Lanhydrock house - Bodmin 25 Oct - 2 Nov
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. 

Trebah garden - near Falmouth 30 Oct
Explore Trebah garden in the dead of night and find out what lurks in the shadows when the visitors have gone home. Creep through the undergrowth and eerily lit pathways. This halloween experience is free entry to under 15s and just £5 per adult.

National Maritime Museum Cornwall - Falmouth 27 Oct - 2 Nov
Head to the National Maritime Museum Cornwall this half-term for some fishy themed fun. The Falmouth University students are hosting different workshops each day for families. Plus make a 3D tissue paper model of a Kurt Jackson inspired landscape, a fishy sketch book and magnetic fishing rod.

Paradise Park - Hayle 25 Oct - 2 Nov
Paradise Park’s Halloween Owl Prowl Trail is sure to give you goose bumps as you explore the grounds of the Park, hunting out the clues about the creatures of the night. And when you complete all the answers, your skills will be rewarded with a lovely sweet treat ... yum! Daily Events include Carrot Time in the Fun Farm, penguin & otter feeding, a chance to feed the Rainbow Lorikeets and see free flying macaws. 

If you are looking for accommodation, there are some beautiful properties in and around Perranporth.   

Chymorvah is a beautiful spacious modern 4 bedroom property that can accommodate up to eight people, being perfect for a family holiday.  

Ventonvaise A3 is a beach side apartment that can accommodate up to 4 people. This first floor apartment is situated in a superb location with Perranporth's glorious sandy beach on the doorstep! 

Both are currently still available for the October half term week, don't miss out !

 

 

Autumn Colours

Published on 15/09/2017 15:17

by Liz (comments: 0)

Despite the turn in the weather believe or not it is still Summer! Autumn starts officially this Friday 22nd September. The nights are beginning to draw in, the smell of the odd fire being lit is in the air and there is something magical in this particular season change.  

Now is the time to visit if you like mild days, beach or cliff walks and being able to get about a lot easier. There is still so much to do in Cornwall and now the children have gone back to school it's a little quieter!

Cornwall is home to so many beautiful gardens, some are National Trust, some are privately owned, but with the gorgeous colours of Autumn you must visit at least one.  

The infamous Eden Project is doing an exclusive Horticulture Tour on Saturday 23rd September, the cost is £20 per person which includes a guided tour and drinks on arrival, to book follow the link.

If you're visiting with your four legged friend Trebah gardens is an excellent choice for you.  With it's own private secluded beach it has 4 miles of footpath to explore the beautiful arrary of all year round blossoms.

If gardens aren't your thing, taking a completely different turn and head to "Newquay Beer Festival"  This annual event, now  in it’s fifth year, returns to Hendra Holiday Park on Friday, Saturday and Sunday the 22nd, 23rd and 24th September 2017.

The weekend will include some of the best hand-picked real ales and ciders from across the UK, as well as a few offerings from closer-to-home. It’s a must for beer fans from near and far and, as a real bonus for those who love to soak up all the atmosphere and not worry about having to find their way home, there is onside camping and motorhome pitches at great prices. To book early Bird Tickets or Find out More follow the link.

In Perranporth itself we have the beautiful cliff walks to offer.  You can't beat the fresh air and the spectacular views, the aqua marine coloured sea is awe inspiring. Join the coast path going in either direction to St Agnes and beyond or Holywell Bay and beyond, to the first point of call it is approximately 5 miles.  

Don't worry, both destinations have a lovely period pub waiting to refresh you after your excertions. The Driftwood Spars in St Agnes, just a stones throw from Trevanauce Cove, provide a selection of proper Cornish ales, scrumptious homemade food or simply enjoy a warming cup of fresh barista style coffee.  

If you make it to Holywell Bay - The Treguth Inn is a definite must.  This thatched roofed 13th Century Inn, oozes character and what better than to cosy up to their log fire and sample some of their delicious fair.

Don't forget if you need any further information on any of these or need ideas on where to go and what to do, pop and see us when you arrive in Perranporth.

Perranporth Triathlon

Published on 01/09/2017 15:22

by Liz (comments: 0)

Sunday September 3rd 2017

 

It's Perranporths 30th Triathlon, sponsored and organised by the Perranporth Surf Life Saving Club, this isn't one for the fainthearted.  Known as the oldest and toughest triathlon in the Country, about 300 competitors will take part.  Starting with a 1500 metre sea swim, and with a low tide this will mean a run up the beach to the bikes afterwards. The cycle is 38km (23 miles) of hard pedalling as Cornwall isn't known for it's flat terrain, a quick change into their trainers and then a 7.5 km (4.6 ) mile run on unforgiving sand to the very end of the beach over the cliffs to finish on the inner green.  

 St Piran's Road - Boscawen Road; Liskey Bridge and Beach Lane will all be closed from 9.30 - 1pm

For full details please look at the attached PDF

Good Luck to all of the competitors and thank you to all at Perranporth SLSC, the marshals and volunteers who make these events possible

 

School Holiday Dates

Published on 29/08/2017 15:38

by Liz (comments: 0)

As the school holidays are drawing to a close and the frantic purchasing of school uniform and stationary begins, we thought we would give you a heads up for the term times and holiday dates in Cornwall next year.  More and more of you are booking in advance, so don't miss out on the latest properties availabale for next year. 

Things to do August Bank Holiday weekend

Published on 22/08/2017 16:08

by Liz (comments: 0)

It’s a time when most of us get to down tools and breathe a sigh of relief for we get an extra 24 hours on our weekend – hurrah! Here’s how you could spend August Bank Holiday weekend…

Land Of The Giants, Perranporth

25th August

The last three years have seen The Giants unrepentingly tour the length and breadth of the UK, spreading their fresh and accessible sounds to venues and festivals alike. From packed out stages at Glastonbury, Boomtown and Beautiful Days to rocking venues from Ireland to India, LOTG are well on their way to global domination. Live at "The Watering Hole"

Cornwall Folk Festival, Wadebridge

28 – 31 August

The whole town of Wadebridge is alive to the sound of music. Not only is there an international line up of folk from Cornwall & Brittany to Africa & the USA but you’ll also find singers, instrument workshops & children's entertainment.  And this year Cornwall Folk Festival has teamed up with Haywood Farm Cider to help keep the mood merry throughout the bank holiday weekend!

The Big Produce Market, Truro

28 – 30 August 

Truro's Big Produce Market will offer a mix of mouth-watering food to buy and eat, featuring some of the county’s award-winning favourites along with many newcomers to the industry. You can expect to see a huge variety and choice of high quality produce in a relaxed, continental atmosphere, plus entertainment, delicious market lunches and chef demo's throughout the two days. 

Lusty Glaze Beach Annual Beach Tag Rugby Tournament, Newquay

28 - 30 August

The tournament has been one of the highlights of the Lusty Glaze event calendar for over 15 years and this year promises to be yet another fun filled and brilliant weekend with great rugby to be enjoyed by all the family. Starting with a one day tournament and live music into the night on Friday, and followed by a two day tournament with Saturday’s results determining the groups for Sunday’s leagues. Concludes with more live music and a legendary fireworks display.

Morval Vintage Steam Rally, nr Looe

29 – 31 August

A working vintage steam rally with vintage tractors, cars, motorbikes, military vehicles, commercials and stationary engines, trade stands, craft tent, hot food, bar and children's entertainment.

Portscatho Regatta, Portscatho

29 August

A traditional regatta with a full programme of sailing over an exciting and highly visible course in the beautiful Gerrans Bay. Shoreside events include live music, games and food and drink. 

Newlyn Fish Festival, Newlyn

31 August 

Celebrating all things fishy in Britain’s premier fishing port where you can satisfy your appetite with the best seafood you’re likely to find anywhere and help to raise money for the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen. For fish fans, you can see one of the biggest displays of fish, watch a rolling programme of cookery demos by top local chefs and watch the Cornish Fishmonger of the Year competition. There are three music stages, plenty of boats including luggers, gigs, fishing boats, lifeboats and jet skis, lots of arts and crafts, the Fish Tales Tent with some of the best local story-tellers and there is plenty of fun for kids with bouncy castles, face-painting, crazy theatre and the ever-popular Fishy Trail.  

Last Minute Cancellation!

Published on 11/08/2017 14:05

by Liz (comments: 0)

Perran View 65

Are you still thinking about getting away? This property has just become available and is on special offer.

Perran View Holiday Village is a lovely family holiday park situated in the hamlet of Trevellas. Offering great facilities and entertainment in the peak season, it is only a few minutes' drive to the beach, being located mid-way between the seaside resorts of Perranporth and St Agnes.

 Number 65 is a comfortably furnished house located in the centre of the site, so only a two minute walk to the swimming pool and other facilities. Arranged over two floors, downstairs is an open plan lounge / kitchen /diner, with the equipped kitchen / diner including an electric cooker, microwave, fridge, counter top freezer, and a dining table with six chairs.Two leather sofas provide a comfortable place to relax and watch the TV or aDVDin the lounge. Also downstairs is a twin bedroom with two 3' beds.  On special offer at £825 for a seven night stay, for up to 6 people this is too good to be missed!

This Weeks Last Minute Offers

Published on 08/08/2017 16:43

by Liz (comments: 0)

Blue Bay

A spacious, bright and luxurious boutique modern house overlooking Perranporth. Blue Bay is an exceptional reverse level property, enjoying spectacular views down across the village to the beach and sea through huge windows. A wonderfully comfortable retreat, Blue Bay is only 15 minutes' downhill walk to Perranporth's beach, shops and cafes.  Reduced from £2150 to £1995 this property accommodates up to 8 people.

Click HERE for more information and how to book.

Droskyn Corner

Situated in a small cul-de-sac a five-minute downhill walk to the popular beach and village of Perranporth, Droskyn Corner is a lovely property for a couple or family with a baby. One small dog is welcome. Newly refurbished, wood style flooring is laid throughout, and heating is via electric radiators in each room. The property is attached to the owner's house, but completely self-contained with a separate entrance.  Reduced to only £595 for the week

Click HERE for more information and how to book

 

Please note all bookings are subject to a £10 booking fee and a refundable security deposit.

Surfing in Perranporth

Published on 04/08/2017 16:03

by Liz (comments: 0)

With 3 miles of rolling Atlantic Ocean it's hard to resist the surf in Perranporth.  Whether you a hardened sufer, who braves the sea whatever the weather on your handmade customised board, a visitor trying the waves for the first time or enjoying the waves on your boogie board, we have something in Perranporth that will cater for all! 

Piran Surf

Located in the heart of Perranporth this famiy run business offers wet suit, body board and sufboard hire.

Their lessons start with 20 minutes of theory in the classroom on safety,rips and equipment. Then surfing for 2 hours with a fully qualified instructor with the aim to have you standing up by the time the instructor leaves you 2 hrs later. After this you can keep your surfboard and wetsuit for the rest of the day as they believe practice makes perfect. The cost is £30.00 per person.  CONTACT them for more information on age limits, any restrictions and to book.

 

Bathsheba Surf (Perranporth Surf School)

Bathsheba is located at the end end of Perranporth's high street, near to the coop. They offer all types of surfboard and wetsuit hire hire , but are also Perranporth's longest established surf school, they cater for the individual needs of surfers(-to-be), providing fun and informative lessons for all abilities, from ages 7yrs and upwards. Whether it’s your first lesson, or you’re looking at improving your skills, you can be assured that their Surfing England qualified instructors will provide a safe surfing environment and quality instruction. Lessons start at £30.00 per person.

They are conveniently situated on the beach throughout summer, so you couldn't be any closer to the waves, ensuring your experience of learning to surf is unique and memorable! CONTACT them for more information and how to book. 

Ticket to Ride Surf School

Located at the entrance to Seiners hotel and bar this surf school offers wetsuit and board hire and various types of surf lessons including stag and hen do's

With excellent equipment, changing room facilities, stocked surf shop and small surf groups – you’re all set for a great surf lesson experience from start to finish. You’ll see your surfing improve in no time at all, as they always aim to tailor their surf lessons to the group or individual specific surfing needs. Lessons start from £20 per person depending on the type of lesson.

Check out their surf lessons and book your lesson via the website today. If you have any question, feel free to give the team a call on 01872 888 480

Please remember that we want everyone to enjoy their time in the sea, but always adhere to the rules of beach safety and look out for the flags and lifeguard warnings.