Passport Trouble? Take a Staycation Festivals in Cornwall

Passport Trouble? Take a Staycation

Recent passport delays have meant that many families have struggled to go abroad for their holidays this year.

But there is a simple solution to this problem, and it comes in the form of the Great British Holiday! Staycations are as popular as ever, with the added benefit of less cost and less hassle than a trip abroad.

Here are ten ways to make the most of a staycation in Cornwall:

1. Go Geocaching

Geocaching is a real-world treasure hunting game – perfect for persuading the little ones to join you for a long dog walk! The idea is to search for small plastic boxes, each containing a log book, with the help of a GPS-enabled device. Download the app and have fun tracking down the hidden treasure!

2. Check out a Local Festival

There are always plenty of events and festivals happening around Cornwall, particularly in the summer months. Lots of them are free too! Some of our favourites include St Agnes Bolster Festival, Rock Oyster Festival, Perranporth Carnival, Cornwall Food and Drink Festival and the City of Lights in Truro.¬†Check out Cornwall’s calendar here.

Festivals in Cornwall

3. Go Sightseeing

Where better to go sightseeing than Cornwall? Fill up the car, summon your sense of adventure and head out into the great unknown to find some of Cornwall’s most famous sites. Not to be missed: Bedruthan Steps, Minack Theatre, Tintagel Castle, Land’s End, Kynance Cove, Glendurgan Gardens and Poldark Mine.


4. Have a picnic

Hopefully all that activity has made you hungry. Head down to Porthtowan Village Store to find the ingredients for the perfect Cornish picnic. We recommend pasties (what else?), followed by some fresh Cornish fruit.

5. Take a bike ride

Time to work that picnic off! To save some extra pennies you can bring your bikes with you and start exploring the South West Coast Path for free. Otherwise bicycle hire can be found at Elm Farm (TR16 5UF). It’s a three minute drive from Porthtowan or, if you’re feeling particularly active, a 25 minute walk.

6. Become a Photographer

You don’t need a fancy camera to take amazing photos in Cornwall. You are surrounded by turquoise blue seas, spectacular cliffs and views that stretch across the coastline. Take a few snaps and share them with your friends – we can guarantee they’ll wish they were here too!

Trevose Head

7. Have a nap…on the Beach

There’s nothing quite like an afternoon nap. Except maybe an afternoon nap on the beach! Porthtowan’s blue-flag beach is ready and waiting. When you wake up from your name there’ll still be time to…

8. Go surfing

Porthtowan is home to a fantastic surf school. So if you’re a surfing pro, or merely a beginner, the equipment and guidance you need is on hand. Family discounts are available too!

Surfing in Cornwall

9. Walk the South West Coast Path

We love the South West Coast Path too much to miss it off our list! The coastal path is one of the most beautiful and stunning walks you will experience in your lifetime. Stretching over 300 miles in Cornwall alone, there are plenty of sections to choose from. Check out our favourite routes here.

10. Have a Night in

Grab a DVD, order take out, pour a glass of wine and…relax. Our holiday cottages are designed to be a haven of relaxation and comfort. We’ve got the TV, the DVD player and the plush sofas. All you need to bring is the movie and the wine!

What are your tips for things to do on a staycation in Cornwall? Let us know in the comment section below!

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