So let’s be honest. August is yet to provide the wall to wall sunshine the weather people had promised. So to help you here are our top 5 things to do in the rain, I am hoping that by writing it I will start a heatwave and you will not need it….
Before I do my top 5 places to visit here are our top tips to surviving the rain.
- First of all, and the most important thing. Do not believe the weather reports. You are in Cornwall and we are surrounded by sea so it is changeable all the time. Often they say rain and it doesn’t come or it is showers which with a little bit of optimism and pre planning you can avoid or make the most of.
- Come prepared. You have booked a British holiday so pack full waterproofs so a damp day or two doesn’t spoil your fun.
- Get in the car and have a little drive. Often the rain/showers are very localised. Just this week I was working here and Richard was in our house at St Austell. He had bright sunshine I had mizzle. (mizzle is a Cornish word to describe something in between a mist and a drizzle)
- Don’t give up on the weather. If it starts grey then normally it will burn off by lunch and you can make the most of the day…or so my mother in law says anyway!
- Please, please think about us when you come and moan about the rain. We hate it as much as you do and if we could make it sunny, I promise, I really promise we would.
What are the best things to do in the rain:
- Maritime Museum, Falmouth. A great day out; all indoors. Go early to avoid the big crowds and then enjoy lunch in one of the many food places near by. Have some change as there are little boats the children like to drive for £1. We went this week when it was raining. After a lovely walk around we grabbed some pasties to enjoy overlooking the bay from the Castle car park.
- Cornicopia Family Adventure. Soft play is not our thing. In fact I would go as far as saying that Richard and I hate it. However Cornicopia Family Adventure is very large with indoor and outdoor activities for children of wide ages…well worth a visit. Cornicopia Pasty experience opens this week so you try your hand at pasty making like we did this week when we tried it out befor
- e it opens to the public.
- The Gruffalo Trail Cardinham. We went there this week in the rain, fully waterproofed up and then the sun came out. We were the only people in Cornwall willing it to rain as we were so hot in our waterproofs. Download the Gruffalo trail App to have some fun on your way round.
- St Austell Brewery. Book onto one of their interesting tours and enjoy a pint or two at the end. Make sure you book in advance as they get very busy.
- Enjoy lunch with views. Our favourite nearby is the Longstore in Charlestown. Very child friendly and in my humble opinion the best G&T about. We normally have lunch then treat the children to an ice cream from the Tallships Creamery. They do toddler cones for £1, which keeps the little people happy.
I hope this blog brings out the sunshine. As I type right now the sun is coming out and I am busy planning a BBQ with friends on the beach tomorrow. We try and grab any opportunity to enjoy Cornwall which is hard with a full camp site in peak season. Our ultimate aim owning a touring park is to have happy campers and it really weighs on our mind if it is raining or a little dull, you just don’t ever switch off, even on days off.. Don’t get me wrong we would not have it any other way, we thrive on a busy full site.
But what makes it all worth while? When someone departs with tears in their eyes hugging you saying their family have had the best time and they don’t want to leave or when someone waits patiently on a busy change over day to shake your hand as they leave because we helped make their family time special.