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Easter fun and frolics

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We are in the middle of a fabulous Easter Holiday, Alice has loved being spoilt rotten  by the guests this week, the pigs have enjoyed getting extra nibbles and the chickens seem to be laying more than ever.  We have had some fun with the guests too.  On Sunday we had an epic Easter Egg Hunt.  When the Easter Bunny laid the trail of eggs around the farm it had not rained.  By the time the children collected them it was a bit damp and very muddy.  Luckily it was only our own grandchild who went sliding through the mud and no guests!

Along with the usual animal meeting and greeting we have also had fun making Easter Men, a Dutch tradition of eggs wrapped in bread – such a brilliant thing to make.  Whilst they were cooking we had hot chocolate and marshmallows.  We have also been on a ‘Bear Hunt’ around the grounds.  We splashed through the secret stream to the pond, squelched through a serious amount of mud and finally warded off any bears with large bubble sticks.

I am not going to lie to you, this week has been a mixed bag of weather.  It has been wet, seriously windy with Storm Katie hiting us hard but it has also been gloriously sunny.  So with that in mind, here are seven things to do for seven different days of weather:

Wet day: Falmouth Maritime Museum.  A brilliant day out for young and old, with a real hands on feel.  There are plently of great places to eat just a short stroll from the Museum too.

Windy Day: Drive to St Erith and catch the short train into St Ives, this avoids having to negotiate little streets and fight for a space and also provides stunning views over the bays.  Have fish and chip in Harbours on the front.  If one beach is windy walk to the other shore and you will be sheltered.

Sunny Day:  Beach.  Beach.  Beach.  It is was Cornwall does best.  Stay local and enjoy Porthpean Beach with toilets and carpark.

Glorious Day(!):  When it gets hot down here you could be anywhere in the world so a bit like the last point, the beach is a must.  But venture to the North Coast and experience the breathtaking Holywell Bay.  It is stunning and a real sun trap if you set up camp in the dunes.

Cloudy Day:  Explore The Lost Gardens of Heligan.  It changes on a daily basis as different plants take centre stage.  With a brilliant café, gift shop and farm shop you can spend a whole day here.

Cold Day: Have lunch at Lenwinnick Lodge, nestled into the cliffs this stunning location is a great place to enjoy really good food.

Lazy Day: No matter what the weather we all need lazy days so make the most of what we have here at Tregongeeves.  Enjoy a complimentary coffee in the play barn, relax in the pool or just watch a DVD from the exsentive library we have.

 

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