This weekend we welcome a much longed for Bank Holiday and it might, just maybe, even be sunny!  We are excited as our family and friends come to stay for the weekend, and many guests arrive at Little Winnick – the fridge is full and the drinks are already on ice so what does a good bank holiday mean for you?  Here in Cornwall you really are spoiled for choice.  Top of the list if the weather is good has to be a barbecue doesn’t it?  Followed closely by a nice walk and pub lunch – here are our top 5 Bank Holiday activities:

  1. Have a barbecue.  Kittows is the best place for meat, offering freshly made burgers, sausages and lovely steaks.
  2. Take a stroll to the pub followed by a nice pub lunch.  With the newly refurbished Pier House in Charlestown you can even catch the bus from here and walk the coastal path back.  Or if you are having a liquid lunch maybe walk there and catch bus back to be on the safe side.
  3. Head out on the water.  It is not as cold as you would think and with Cornwall Watersports down at Pentewan hiring our Stand Up Paddle Boards you can explore Cornwall from another angle.  And at the moment you might even get a close encounter with the basking sharks that are in the bay!  The girls thought I was super cool when I told them I was paddling with sharks last week!!
  4. Explore a Cornish Garden.  Last week we were lucky enough to explore Trebah and Eden.  Last night I read that Trebah is ranked as one of the best gardens in the world and I totally agree.  It is quite a magical place with lots to explore in the garden and the little beach is truly beautiful.  The cafe at Trebah is well worth a visit too.
  5. Spend time with family and friends.  Life whizzes by too fast.  Stop.  Turn off your phone.  Turn off the TV/computer and just stop and enjoy the moment.  I know I intend to.

Today I am exceptionally excited as I have been a busy bee in the shop.  It is our ambition to reduce our plastic waste as much as possible and one of our biggest plastic  waste is milk cartons.  However today I have secured a supplier in glass bottles.  Along with this all our drinks are moving to glass as well.  For our younger guests we will have squash in paper cups available.  It is becoming ever apparent that our seas our littered with plastic.  We are no eco warriors or even environmentalists.  We are however a family that is ashamed of the litter and waste that is all over our beaches.  So, if along with our guests we can do a tiny bit to help then we feel that it is important.