Top 5 things to do in the heat

Wow, it is hot and lovely with clear blue skies and long, long barmy evenings – and we love it.  I should warn you we have a weather swear box in reception – so if you moan it is now too hot you will be asked to make a donation to the charity box!

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Cornwall is looking utterly sensational at the moment with the recent rain and now the warm conditions are making the gardens and greenery explode with colour; such a wonderful time to visit.

Here are our suggestions of what to do in the heat:

  1. Nothing.  Do absolutely nothing and just enjoy the moment.  Sit on your pitch, listen to the birds and the river and just relax.
  2. Have a Cyder – enjoy one of Cornwall’s best exports – Cyder.  Following on from a lovely visit to Healey’s Cyder Farm on Friday we are now enjoying a cool strawberry and lime cyder each evening…bliss.
  3. Head to the beach – you are spoiled for choice.  If you fancy trying your hand at some water sports head to Pentewan, home of Cornwall Water Sports.  I have started Stand Up Paddle Boarding there and LOVE it.  It is so much fun, and given my lack of balance and any surfing ability, I am getting it relatively easy.  Or there is Caerhays, or Porthpean or Gorren Haven…the list is endless.
  4. Head to the woods for some shade.  Our favourite, and a little bit of a locals secret is Luxulyan Valley.  The beautiful wooded valley is littered with mining history.
  5. Have an ice cream.  We are now stocking Marshfield Organic Icecream.  I can confirm it is very tasty and worth a try.

Here at Little Winnick we have well and truly stepped up a gear and have been almost full for a while now which is just wonderful.  Richard and I, along with the our 3 girls are here a lot and are supported by our wonderful wardens Carol and Mike who do such a fantastic job.  You may be seeing more of Jessica, our oldest.  She has decided she would like to work at Little Winnick and save her pennies to get a new slide so we think she might be our new ‘Head Barrier Opener’ on busy change over days…she is only 4!  Pictured are the girls growing up far too fast!

A while back we mentioned we were filling in the pool and had plan for it.  Well those plans are still very much happening, but for the summer we have stopped work so we could ask you what you thought of our plans.  We intend to make the area into a sensory garden; aware that some guests find it tricky to get off the site due to mobility or health reason we think it would be nice to create a garden area that you can enjoy and perhaps have a change of scenery from you pitch without having to go too far.  We would love to know your thoughts and will share more plans with you in due course.

Finally have you seen Poldark is back on our screens?  We sat there last week spotting all the Cornish locations.  At lot of it is filmed in Charlestown.  There are already rumors afoot as to when Aiden Turner will be returning to Cornwall – I will let you know if he checks in here!

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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