Rumsdale Cottage; a half term Cornish break

As you may have spotted on my social media a few weeks ago the girls, Scott and I headed west for a few days in the cornish countryside. I love Cornwall, it’s one of those places that brings back so many fond childhood memories for me. I spent many summers visiting my grandparents in Cornwall, it’s a place I want my children to experience as I did.

We were invited down to Rumsdale Cottage by Cornish Traditional Cottages for a few days of family fun. Half term was so welcome; as much as I love having a routine the school run is my least favourite thing ever, always being on a time limit is just so draining. Arriving at Rumsdale Cottage instantly transported us to that slower pace of country life – it was lovely! I have written a full review of the accommodation over on Mini Travellers go over and give that a read for more details and you can also check out my vlog where the girls give a full tour!

So after a long old drive our first evening we decided to take a little walk around the area. We came to a river ford at the end of our country lane and the girls had a blast running back and forth, splashing and squealing as they got soaked! We got some great in action photos which I love so much!

Country Walks

Day two we headed over to Fowey on the ferry to meet my Grandma for the day, it’s so nice to be able to catch up with her and for the girls to see her. I do try and make the effort to go down to Cornwall a couple of times a year to visit especially since the passing of my grandad it’s really important to me.

The day was once again beautiful so we got some lunch, walked up and down the quay, helped make fudge (and eat some) and walked down to ready money beach for a little sandcastle building.

Fowey Quay

Ready Money Beach

Fudge making

Day three and we set out looking for a fun day out, after a little google we drove out to Siblyback Lake thinking it would be full of play areas it really wasn’t at all what we expected at all it was just a lake with a tiny park not somewhere to spend the day. So plan B was actioned and we went to Porfell Wildlife Park, I am so glad we did. It was a really fun little day out, we got to see lots of animals all of which have been rescued from either abuse, neglect or even that have been imported illegally. Some of the animals were a little bit cheeky, a little bit rough around the edges but it is great to see them being looked after once again in such a lovely friendly environment.

Porfell Wildlife Park

Porfell Wildlife Park

Porfell Wildlife Park

Porfell Wildlife Park

Porfell Wildlife Park

Porfell Wildlife Park

Before we knew it our little break in Cornwall was over, we packed up and headed to Devon for part 2 of our holiday! You can read all about it tomorrow….

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  1. April 25, 2017 / 9:22 am

    Cornwall is such a beautiful place to visit, i used to go there every year as a kid and am desperate to return with my boys at some point. Gorgeous photos and vlog, it looks like you, Scott and the girls had a lovely time! xx

  2. April 25, 2017 / 6:11 pm

    Looks like an amazing place to visit and stay. Your photos are stunning! I’ve never been before but looks fab! x

  3. April 25, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    Looks like you had a wonderful break in Cornwall. It is one of my UK destinations on my travel bucket list. Love the photographs of your girls playing in the river ford and that Peacock is stunning.
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  4. April 26, 2017 / 9:51 am

    What a lovely break you had. It’s nice to get away and leave the routine behind for once.
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  5. April 26, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    I used to live in Cornwall and this post makes me miss it so much! It’s such a beautiful place, glad you had a wonderful time with your family.

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