Top 5 things to do with a broken leg (or limited mobility)

Mike, our lovely warden has inspired this weeks blog because, yes you have guessed it, he has broken his leg.  He is fine and in good spirits, just very, very frustrated he cannot be out and about cutting his rather lovely stripes in the grass which he has been so proud of all season and which we have come to love and admire.
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Cornwall is a bit tricky to access if you are in a wheelchair as there are a few hills to contend with, but we have put on our thinking caps and come up with:

  1. Visit Cornucopia.  You can check out the new Pasty Heritage Centre, try your hand at making pasties and enjoy all the shops and stalls.
  2. Have fish and chips at Mevagissey.  You can park in the car park in the middle, and then it is pretty flat so you can hobble/wheel down to the front to enjoy some fish and chips.
  3. Enjoy breakfast or lunch out at Lewinnick Lodge, one of our favourites.  With parking directly outside and stunning views across the headland it is worth a drive.
  4. Feed the ducks at Par Duck Pond.  You are never too old to enjoy feeding the ducks.  With lots of parking and flat paths this would make a nice afternoon out.  Take a flask and a loaf of bread.
  5. Visit the cafe at Lanhydrock House.  The cafe is next to the car park and offers a wide selection of food.  You could then wheel down to the house and then offer a free shuttle service back up the hill.

Today it is bank holiday and the rare event of the sun shining on a bank holiday is happening.  There is a wonderful buzz around the campsite as people settle in for the weekend.  We do love that feeling a full, happy site gives you.  This is our final massive change over for the season; whilst we remain very, very busy the check-ins are spread over the week a bit more so it is not so mad for us.   The summer has gone by in a real blur – I, like many parents can’t believe the children go back next Monday.  I love having the children home and it will be quiet when Jess is back full time and Bethany has two days at prechool…we are happiest when we are all together.

This week my parents have been visiting and they took our older two girls to stay at our other site, River Valley Holiday Park, just a mile up the road in a static caravan.  It was proof you don’t need to go far to have a wonderful time.  The girls were bubbling over with excitement at their caravan, even the taps and light switches (which were the same as we have at home) were a thing of marvel to them! I am a little bias, but River Valley is just perfect for toddlers with a lovely play area and zip line to amuse young ones along with the heated indoor pool.  The girls lived in the pool and tired out Nanna and Grandad!  They also loved the pizza from the pizza van followed by pancakes from The Little Dutch Pancake Company.  They truly had a wonderful time, just a mile from home, it has made their summer holiday for sure.  Don’t forget if you are local you can book with either us or River Valley and have a wonderful time, especially if you take advantage of our 7 for 5 offer at both sites in September.

For more information of our family holiday camping in St Austell please give us a call on 01726 843687 or email

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