Cornwall, Day’s 5 & 6 and the journey home. 

Cornwall, Day’s 5 & 6 and the journey home. 

Day 5

Today we headed to Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm, about 30 minutes from where we were staying. We didn’t do the full tour as we thought Finn would get fed up but we did the tractor tour. He loved this , he cried when we had to get off. This was £9 for the 3 of us and lasted about 15/20 minutes. Finn also loved the animals there. We stocked up on scrumpy & rattler Cyder for ourselves and to give as presents. Driving back we drove through Fistral Beach and Hollywell Bay, Finn was sleeping so we didn’t get out. They both looked like beautiful beaches so we will definitely visit here again when we return. 

In the evening we returned to The Old Custom House, we normally like to try different places but we knew they had tables and are child friendly. We really enjoyed our meals. I had a crab sandwich as I read it was a must try when in Cornwall. I wasn’t disappointed. We finished the evening with ice – creams by the harbour. 

Day 6 

We wanted a BBQ on our last evening so we headed to Padstow Farm Shop to stock up. I really wish we would have found this earlier in the week. The food was amazing, the meat was all really high quality and good prices. If you’re in the area it’s well worth paying a visit. 

In the afternoon we visited another beautiful beach, Tregirls Bay. This is another beach with nothing there but it was stunning. The views make it worth the walk. 

The Journey Home 

Before we made the journey home we had breakfast at Victorian Tea Room. We had a lovely breakfast at a reasonable price. I loved all the decor it was really quirky. 

The journey home took 10 hours, Finn slept a lot of the way as I think the week had tired him out. At times though it got quite stressful as the trafic was bad and it was quite hot. I think with hindsight we would enjoy a day out have  tea and then travel back early evening  after rush hour. 

Cornwall Camping Trip- Day’s 2, 3 & 4. 

Cornwall Camping Trip- Day’s 2, 3 & 4. 

We spent the week exploring the local town and a bit further afield. Finn slept surprisingly well in the tent, the only thing is he didn’t go to sleep until we went to bed. As we went to bed early anyway this wasn’t an issue. 

Day 2 

Finn woke early but he loved wondering round the campsite, in search of muddy puddles. We then drove to Newquay, I loved the beach but much preferred the quieter towns. We then went to Watergate Bay, this was a stunning beach. I could see why this is popular with surfers  I would definitely  visit here again. 

We finished the day off  with a visit to Rick Stein’s Fish and Chip shop in Padstow. This was expensive but definitely worth it. For 2 adult meals, 1 child’s a portion of curry sauce, mushy peas and bread it came to around £30. It was definitely the best fish and chips we have ever had. 

Day 3 

Today we visited Lands End, it took  about an hour and a half from Padstow. Lands End is free to enter but car parking is £6 this goes towards the preservation of the site. Lands End is stunning it is definitely worth a visit for the scenery alone. 
We then headed to St. Ives, this is another beautiful town. As it was late in the day we didn’t spend long here but I would definitely return. 

We then returned to Padstow for tea, we went to this pub Old Custom House. We all really enjoyed our meals, we had a Camembert starter to share, I had mussels and Stu had a pulled pork burger. Finn loved his macaroni and cheese. 

Day 4 

Today we got the ferry from Padstow to Rock, it only takes a few minutes but is well worth doing for the views alone. The beach is beautiful, it’s very quiet  but Finn loved just building sand castles and playing football! We stocked up from Chough Bakery before we went, the best Cornish Pasty we tasted in the week we were in Cornwall  (and we had an addiction). We then walked to the Mariner’s a lovely pub with amazing views back to Padstow. 

Cornwall Camping Trip- Packing, the Journey & Day 1. 

Cornwall Camping Trip- Packing, the Journey & Day 1. 

We have just returned from a Saturday- Friday camping trip in Padstow. We fell in love with the area, I’ve broke the trip up into 3 blog posts. 


As I have mentioned in previous posts I am a massive overpacker, even more so knowing you can’t rely on the British weather. I packed about 11 outfits for Finn for 7 days, but we got really lucky with the weather and he could wear shorts and t-shirts mainly. The main things I found invaluable and would recommend to anyone camping with a toddler is a puddle suit. 
We had this mothercare one

This was perfect for when it had been raining, or for putting on first thing in the morning when the ground was still wet. Wellies were also a must as well.

Another item we found essential was a fleecey onesie, Finn doesn’t really like sleeping bags and kicks the blankets off. I knew this would keep him warm at night. 

This was the only one we could find, it was £9 from asda. We just cut the hood off for night time sleeping. 

The only thing I didn’t take enough are was pyjamas I thought Finn could re wear some but I’d definitely take a pair for each night. 

The Journey

It ended up taking us about 7 hours with 3 stops. We set off about 3.30 am which was perfect as Finn slept most of the way. We just stopped for nappy changes and a longer stop to let Finn have a walk round. I’d definitely do a late night or early hours drive again as it was so much easier than the drive home in the day coming back. We made it to Padstow for breakfast meaning we didn’t have to spend a fortune at service stations. 

When Finn wasn’t sleeping  in the car Peppa Pig on the iPad, or programs from BBC Iplayer kids helped to pass the time. 

The Campsite

We stayed at Padstow Touring Park which was a really good campsite with brilliant  facilities. It was about 1 mile from Padstow but the walk was through farmer’s fields. We did this once but it was difficult with the buggy. We tended to get the bus or drive. 

The shower facilities were spotless, there was always someone cleaning. There was also plenty of shower cubicles so we never had to queue. There was a family cubicle with baby bath. 

There was a small shop onsite which sold fresh pastries every morning. They also had different food trucks visiting in the evening and a few mornings a week. 

The whole campsite was really relaxed and peaceful. We will definitely stay here again when we return. 

Day 1 

The first day was quite relaxed as we had such a long journey down so we just got the bus into Padstow and wandered around the town. We had a bbq tea, the local tesco was a couple of minutes drive away so we could stock up.