Thing to Do: Places to see

Paradise Park

A good one for wet days with little ones,  daily events for winter include Penguin feeding in the walled garden, where a few lucky people will be asked to help feed the penguins. No matter what the weather, you can have HUGE fun in the jungle barn indoor play area.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Twenty-five years ago, Heligan’s historic gardens were unknown and unseen; lost under a tangle of weeds. It was only the chance discovery of a door in the ruins that led to the restoration of this once great estate. Today, The Lost Gardens have been put back where they belong: in pride of place among the finest gardens in Cornwall.

Minack Theatre

A must see is the Minack Theatre, a unique theatre perched on the cliffs high above the Atlantic ocean with a full programme of drama, musicals and opera every summer, make sure you book in advance!

Newquay Zoo

Get close to over 1,000 of the world’s rarest and endangered animals at Newquay Zoo!

Just a 10 minute drive from us, surrounded by 13 acres of lush tropical gardens it is a visitor attraction where you can run wild, explore and release your inner animal.

St Michaels Mount

From ancient cobbles to castle walls, through time and tide, St Michael’s Mount is beckoning.

Striding the causeway, or crossing by boat. Treading medieval pathways or exploring sub-tropical gardens. Climbing to the castle or uncovering stories of harbour, legend and family home. Admire the views, hear the islanders’ tales and unearth a history that lives on in every step. Through time and tide the Mount creates moments to remember. What will yours be?

The Eden Project

Just 30 mins drive from us, The Eden Project, an educational charity, connects us with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work towards a better future.

This famous tourist destination in Cornwall, is nestled in a huge crater. Here, massive Biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions and stories serve as a backdrop to our striking contemporary gardens, summer concerts and exciting year-round family events. Registered charity number 1093070 (The Eden Trust). Money raised supports our transformational projects and learning programme

Visit visit to check out what is on offer


We are so lucky to be spoilt with 4 beaches all within 4 miles of us, Holywell Bay, a totally unspoilt National Trust haven of dunes to explore (dog friendly all year round), Crantock Beach, another National Trust Beauty, with a couple of fabulous spots to reward yourself with a well earnt cake (C-Bay being our favourite), and a family favourite due to more amenities being available and the all-important fish and chips or pasty at Perranporth Beach.  Not forgetting the famous Fistral surfing spot, where you can take in some of Rick Steins Fish and Chips whilst admiring the amazing wave riders.