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Bosinver-things to do nearby?

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Twerking9to5 Sun 25-Sep-16 21:38:49

We're off to bosinver in Cornwall (st Austell) with a 3 yr old and 1yr old. Any must sees/dos?!

LIZS Sun 25-Sep-16 21:44:22

Heligan, Eden Project, Lanhydrock house, Gorran Haven beach ( watch tides)

Twerking9to5 Sun 25-Sep-16 22:14:44

Thank you! Do you think Eden will work with toddlers?

BurnTheBlackSuit Sun 25-Sep-16 22:20:16

I love Bosinver! You are very lucky! Obviously lots of nice things to do on the farm (pony riding, egg collecting, soft play).

I took my son when he was 2 and 3 to the Eden project- he liked it, but he preferred Heligan. Mainly because there were lots of puddles there.

In mevagissy, there is a model railway place which he enjoyed. Also a lovely fish and chip shop.

We also went to Rick stein's in Padstow. They were really nice to my then 3 year old, and lovely food.

I am trying to remember what else we did, if I remember anything else I will comment again.

BurnTheBlackSuit Sun 25-Sep-16 22:28:07

Lapps Valley railway place was excellent. Great train ride, lovely playground and boating lake, from what I can remember.

At Bosinver, we stayed in Rose, and then in Trerose for my youngest's first ever holiday.

I feel really nostalgic now!

BurnTheBlackSuit Sun 25-Sep-16 22:28:26

*Lappa Valley

itlypocerka Sun 25-Sep-16 22:45:50

Bosinver is lovely!

Don't over-schedule yourselves - allow yourselves time to hang out on site enjoying the activities that are there. Get in an early morning swim each day if you can.

Charlestown is a nice day out.

Do spend a whole day at lost gardens of helligan - I thought we'd not get much out of it and we only allowed a half day and I was wrong.

We followed a nearby sign to "world of model railways" and found the journey longer and the destination less exciting than we expected.

The bosinver info folder claims that it's a nice walk to the Kingswood restaurant down through polgooth. This is not true when you have small children - the walk starts off along a pleasant woodland footpath but then for the majority it is walking along terrifying narrow roads with traffic whizzing past threatening to kill your babies every minute.

On the other hand do book the travelling chef that will visit your boson very cottage and cater for you one evening - it is well worth it.

Twerking9to5 Wed 28-Sep-16 08:20:42

Thank you both! Totally agree with not over scheduling. I don't want to feel stressed about getting out and about-it's meant to be a break from all that! Will prob go for heligan, sounds like a good day out.

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