If you have not already read Part 1 of our Coombe Mill holiday, it can be found here.
When we set off for Cornwall, we hadn't really considered what we would do and where we would visit when we got down there; we decided to play it by ear - this is very unusual for me as I like to be organised and prepared. Fiona from Coombe Mill was very helpful and had lots of suggestions with hints and tips that guaranteed us some great days out.
We decided that if the weather was good we would go to the beach.
Fiona recommended that we try the beach at Polzeath, which is situated
on the North Cornwall coast and is approximately 30 minutes drive from
At the first glimpse of a sunny day, we
borrowed some of Coombe Mill's buckets and spades, threw our wellies in
the car and headed for the coast.
Polzeath is a fantastic beach; it is clean, safe and full of wonderful
things to explore. It also claims to be Cornwall's No.1 surfing
When we pulled up in the nearby car park, the girls could not wait to get out on the sand. We headed straight for the water so that the children could do some paddling. Lottie couldn't resist jumping in every patch of water that we encountered along the way. It wasn't long before the girl's wellies were full of water!
After playing in the sea, we explored the many rock pools and caves that lined the stunning beach, before stopping off at an ice cream van that had pulled up on the sand.
We then heading back to Coombe Mill for the 5pm train ride.
Coombe Mill has a model ride on railway that runs once a day. It is really nice, as after everyone has had a busy day doing their own things, all of the guests get together for the children to take a fun trip on the train and play on the adjacent play area.
Ruby enjoyed every trip that she took on the train, and even I had a go on it - of course just so Lottie could have a go :-)
Anyway, more on the train and our other trips soon.