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Twelve (Child-Friendly) Days of Christmas

Posted on: 30th November 2018

No partridges at the farm, although we do have a pear tree! Here’s our  child-friendly, Cornish Tredethick Twelve to kick off your festive season: 1 Eden project.  The world-class Eden Project is just seven miles away.  As well as the amazing tropical and Mediterranean biomes, there’s a winter ice skating rink with child-friendly skate sessions. […]

Posted in Christmas, Easter, Royal Cornwall Show...

A Magical Christmas at Tredethick

Posted on: 1st December 2016

Christmas at Tredethick Farm Cottages in Lostwithiel, Cornwall, is a magical time for families. Our cosy cottages, with log burners and real Christmas trees, are the perfect place to relax and recharge after a busy December and a beautiful place to see in the New Year. Children will love our daily animal feeding and our gentle ponies, Ladybird and Toby, […]

Posted in Christmas, Easter, Royal Cornwall Show...

It’s Always Good to Walk

Posted on: 21st April 2016

We used to euphemise family walks as ’adventures’ to try to mobilise the troops to shuffle out on another fresh-air Sunday amble. It didn’t work for long. Recently we’ve taken an easier path – bribery.  Enthusing about hot chocolate, coke and shell-on prawns in a quiet, tempting voice is remarkably effective. The stunning 1.5 mile, […]

Posted in Holidays with babies, toddlers and preschoolers, Activities they will love, Family trips less than 1 hour away

Brilliant Cornish beaches for families

Posted on: 6th August 2015

My vision of the perfect beach has changed since motherhood. Gone is a Maldivian reverie of deserted white sand, glamorous bikinis, searing heat and reef diving. My idyll now comprises toilets, sandcastle-suitable sand, good coffee and rock pools. Rock pools are Cornish beaches USP. We have fantastic tidal reach here which means surreal temporary worlds […]

Posted in Holidays with babies, toddlers and preschoolers, Activities they will love, Tredethick holiday hacks, Family trips less than 1 hour away

Toddling Around – The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Posted on: 14th July 2015

The romantic story of the Sleeping Beauty gardens restored to their pre Great War grandeur may appeal to older visitors, but the Lost Gardens of Heligan is also an absolute delight for younger members of the family. Recent additions include the rope bridge across the Lost Valley, the poppy field, Horsemoor Hide(with live wildlife webcams […]

Posted in Holidays with babies, toddlers and preschoolers, Family trips less than 1 hour away

Toddling Around – The Royal Cornwall Show

Posted on: 14th June 2015

 The back roads to Royal Cornwall Show, past Ruthernbridge and Lanivet are magical, meandering and lined with wildflowers. They seem which materialise once a year for the annual family day out. There are landmarks like the farm with bright blue gates and the shaded valley garden filled with gunnera. Tim and I are joined by […]

Posted in Holidays with babies, toddlers and preschoolers, Christmas, Easter, Royal Cornwall Show...

Toddling Around – The Camel Trail, Bodmin to Wenfordbridge

Posted on: 2nd June 2015

We like cycling. It may feature somewhat disproportionately in these blogs. Why? Cycling seems to lift everyone’s spirits – with the fresh air and scenery (or sometimes the sheer relief of finishing a ride!). It feels like the golden stuff of family memories. More practically, we have bikes so it’s not too expensive and it’s […]

Posted in Holidays with babies, toddlers and preschoolers, Activities they will love, Family trips less than 1 hour away

Toddling Around – Lanhydrock Cycle Hub

Posted on: 22nd April 2015

  As any parents of toddlers will know, the days of settling into the sofa for a film and cuppa on a lazy afternoon are long gone. It was post (toddler) lunchtime nap on Saturday and we’d left things too late to do anything epic. But – nevertheless – the afternoon needed to be filled […]

Posted in Holidays with babies, toddlers and preschoolers, Activities they will love, Family trips less than 15 mins away

Toddling Around – Our Trip to Camel Creek

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“CREAMY!  CREAMY!” Our two year old was imbued with enthusiasm for Cornwall’s Crealy Great Adventure Theme Park after listening to her older sister’s glowing reminiscences about the Thunder Falls, Raging Rivers, zorbing and the death slide. Saskia’s interpretation of ‘Crealy’ as ‘Creamy’ was funny, but would she enjoy it on her own terms or be […]

Posted in Holidays with babies, toddlers and preschoolers, Family trips less than 1 hour away