It feels like an absolute age ago but was in fact only two weeks back that the girls and I took a trip to our favourite Cornish town St.Ives to enjoy our half term break. You may remember back in the summer we visited St.Ives and all hell broke loose as chicken pox reared it’s ugly head and ruined our little family break. Tregenna Castle came to our rescue and invited us back to do our trip right this time and I am so happy they did!
We were staying in one Tregenna’s self catering cottages this time around rather than the hotel itself, just for a change of scenery and it was lovely; two bedrooms, three bathrooms with a large open plan living area and kitchen. When traveling with 3 young children space is key, the girls needs to have room to explore and well just be children and space is defiantly what you get with the cottages! The girls and I filmed a tour that will be over on our youtube channel shortly.
We arrived to rain, in fact I drove 4 hours in torrential downpour which was rather scary thankfully helpful staff helped us to the cottage with the bags and saved me a lot of running back and forth to the car. Miracles do happen and within an hour the rain had passed and we enjoyed the next few days in gorgeous sun shine. St.Ives is a stunning seaside town on a sunny day!
Tregenna castle is just a short walk from the town so it was perfect for the girls and I to nip down and have a little walk around, pop in some shops and stop off at cute cafe’s for a hot chocolate/fish and chips/scones/ice cream.. this trip was based mostly around relaxing and food if you hadn’t guessed.
As it was half term Tregenna Castle put on some free activities for the kids which was brilliant as it gives us something to do. There were crafts in the morning over at castle kids nursery which is a fully certified nursery within the grounds; they also offer creche sessions and baby sitting services if you wanted some child free time, one morning we headed over to spend an hour doing some making, the girls had great fun. Maisy’s creation model’d below.
Although we were self catering mumma needs a break from the cooking as part of our break we had a buffet breakfast and dinner in the hotel’s restaurant included, as we have eaten here I was thrilled to be going back for me! The menu is small yet offers a lot of variety, each evening a different dish jumped out at me and didn’t disappoint my taste buds in the slightest!
The restaurant staff are all so attentive, friendly and really great with the kids I think some parent’s do worry about eating out with young children so it really does put your mind at rest when they engage with them and make you feel extra welcome. One tip for dining at Tregenna with children would be to book a slightly earlier table, the restaurant gets busy at around 7pm which can mean the food takes a little longer getting in for about 6 keeps it prompt and keeps little people happy!
The lighting wasn’t too good but and you will see more of dinner time when our vlog of the week goes live in a day or two.
Tregenna Castle is a beautiful family resort once again we loved our relaxing visit. Check out some more fun photos of what we got up too in our week in pictures lots of snaps of the girls exploring. Keep an eye out for the video coming up soon too!
Tregenna Castle invited us to stay and review their accommodation, all thoughts and views are my own.