Trevella park

This is the picturesque Trevella Park in Newquay where we spent a long weekend over half term. We stayed in a three bed luxury static caravan, and it was lovely. Three teeny bedrooms, two twin and one double, housed our party of six (three adults and three children). The caravan also has a decent sized living space with kitchen, dining table, and plenty of seating for lounging around playing top trumps and watching TV in front of the pretty gas fire.

Trevella Park is ideal for our family. It has a cafe, where Mr Purple and I enjoyed sitting outside in the autumn sun with a big veggie breakfast one morning. There are two children’s play areas, which is fab cos our children get seriously annoying when they’re cooped up for too long. There is a swimming pool which is open in the summer months.

Trevella also offers pitches for touring caravans and campers as well as safari tents and geo tents for those who fancy glamping.

We took a stroll around Trevella Park one morning and discovered it’s two lakes. They’re very picturesque and can be used for fishing, or taking a walk, as we did. We enjoyed finding waterside wildlife at the sides of the lake.

Trevella Park

Trevella Park is in Newquay which we’ve visited several times. There are some fantastically dramatic beaches in the area and my happy place is always on a beach. When we visit in the summer we don’t venture much beyond the beach, but since this was Newquay in autumn we took the opportunity to visit some local attractions.

Springfield fun park and pony centre

I used the App for Cornwall to get inspiration for where to visit, and also where to eat. On our first day we decided to visit Springfield Fun Park and Pony Centre, admittedly because they’d invited us and offered us lunch, but I’m so glad we took them up on it. We had a fantastic day with them.

Springfields is a real family run business. Having taken over the park in June they’re working really hard and making massive improvements to the attraction. I met the husband and wife team in charge, and their two daughters and small grandchildren. All of whom were incredibly friendly, and fantastic with my children.

On the day of our visit they were running activities for Halloween, and these were brilliant. During the day my children did glass painting, wand making, and took part in a spell casting workshop.  All run by family members with masses of enthusiasm.

For rainy days Springfields has a large indoor play barn, with tons to do, which kept my three entertained for hours. On better days outside there is loads to explore, we dashed out between rain to cuddle bunnies, and for my youngest two to have pony rides. I must also mention that I met the cutest alpaca ever, I could have spent hours gazing into his deep brown eyes.

Springfield fun park and pony farm

Blue reef aquarium Newquay

On our last day we went to Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay. The children loved it, they were so excited to identify all the fish from Finding Nemo and watch the, admittedly pretty formidable, lady octopus kill and eat a crab.

Blue Reef aquariums are generally good and the one in Newquay is no exception. It took us about an hour and a half to get round and we were thoroughly entertained.

We had a fantastic time in Newquay, and I can’t wait to return. We spent plenty of time on the beach, where Mr Purple and I got a little snap happy, here are some of my favourite shots.

Newquay beaches

Newquay beaches

Newquay beaches


*Disclosure: I was provided with our stay at Trevella Park, entry to Springfields, and a discounted entry to Blue Reef Aquarium as part of my trip. I always blog with honesty and integrity.