A few of our favourite things in October

October is one of our favourite months at Trevessa. From the beautiful autumnal colours of the leaves to the fresh frosty starts in the morning, from the wild, windy walks on the beach, to cosying up by the woodburner in the house, all these little moments are such a tonic, especially during these particularly turbulent and relentless times. 

We’ve got some last minute availability during half term next week and over the coming weeks in November.

Here are a few of our favourite things to do this month in Cornwall. Make sure you check opening times and follow any restrictions or local advice.

Scaryland at Dairyland

Pop along for a fright to Dairyland where you visit Scaryland and Pat a Pet, visit the Pumpkin Patch and take part in some creepy crafts.

Horrible Histories Live at the Minack

A fantastically entertaining show delving into the Horrible History of Britain at the Minack. Be sure to book your tickets in advance to grab a seat.

Halloween at the Eden Project

From the story audio trail to meeting some bewitching birds, from the spooky plant trail to taking a spin on the ice rink, head to the Eden Project for some half term fun this October. 

Halloween at Pendennis Castle 

Celebrate Halloween at Pendennis Castle from 24th October – 1st November and join in their spooky trail to solve the clues and listen to some scary tales. 

Rogue Theatre

If you go down to Tehidy Woods this month, you’ll be in for a spooky surprise. The wonderful Rogue Theatre Company has created a very special Dead of Night Dis-Dance performance. Taking place from 23rd October – 1st November.

Heligan Harvest

Following thirty years since the discovery of the Lost Gardens, there will be displays of the harvest this year as well as photographs of harvests past. Young and old will also get the opportunity to jump in muddy puddles too.

A few of our favourite things in September

The Cornish weather has certainly shown its wild side these past few weeks and although the summer sun has started to retreat and the leaves have begun to turn, there’s still a wealth of things to do and enjoy in Cornwall this month.

A Different Way of Seeing

At the Falmouth Art Gallery there is a wonderful exhibition called A Different Way of Seeing that explores the notion that everyone experiences art differently. 

Open Studios Cornwall

Over this week 29th August – 6th September, over 200 studios across Cornwall will open their doors with special social distancing measures in place. From painters to potters, from illustrators to textile artists, you can take a peek behind the studio doors of an array of artists and makers across Cornwall. 

Hippo Campus | Where we learn

This exhibition explores where, how and from whom we learn. Bringing together a range of artists and spanning many mediums it looks at alternative learning, unschooling and much more. The exhibition runs until 19th September at the Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange. 

Royal Cornwall Museum

The Royal Cornwall Museum will be reopening from 12th September, full to brim with treasures from Cornish history and showcases Cornish life and culture across the years. It’s a lovely little museum with a fab cafe and art shop next door.

Jubilee Pool 

The first geothermal lido has opened at the Jubilee Pool down in Penzance and we simply cannot wait to go and try it. Heated to 35 degrees by its own geothermal well. Make sure you check online for opening times and book your spot.

A few of our favourite things in August

As everyone across the country adjusts to this different way of living, shopping locally and supporting small businesses has never been so important. Here’s our monthly round-up for some local attractions and some of our favourite places to visit in Cornwall for August.

Minack Theatre

One of my fondest childhood memories of living in Cornwall is going to the Minack Theatre, cut out of the cliffs and with the sea as a backdrop, it is an unbelievable experience. The Theatre has reopened but make sure you plan and book your visit. There are a number of events that they are running over the summer, including Storytelling Sessions for little ones and a number of theatrical productions.

St Michael’s Mount

Rising from the horizon, St Michael’s Mount is an iconic Cornish attraction. A family home for centuries, it is an island of myths and legends and a fun day out for all the family. You will need to pre-book your visit and time it with the tide.

Trebah Gardens

Trebah Gardens have now reopened, the magical botanical gardens are a real treat. From Rhododendron Valley to Koi Pool, from the Bamboozle Maze to Hydrangea Valley, the gardens are a beautiful sub-tropical paradise. Be sure to book your tickets.

New Yard Restaurant 

Located on the Trelowarren Estate, New Yard Restaurant offers a fantastic dining experience, with creative and innovative menus and the warmest reception in beautiful surroundings. Over the summer they are offering evening meals, make sure you book your spot in advance.

Street food on the beach 

A fantastic pop-up venue in Newquay, the Boathouse is open everyday with a selection of food trucks and vendors. So whether you want a waffle or some beautiful bundt cakes, mexican or pizza. Be sure to check out their facebook page for the latest line-ups and menus. 

National Maritime Museum

The National Maritime Museum has now reopened in Falmouth and their current exhibition Monsters of the Deep explores the myths, legends and stories of the deepest depths of the ocean. All visits should be pre-booked and you can book your slot online.

Rogue Theatre Wonder Walks

The award-winning Cornish Theatre Company, Rogue Theatre returns this summer to Tehidy Woods, North Cliff with a fantastic new immersive theatrical experience. Wonder Walks will lead you on a wild trail through the woods with a series of wonderful stories and magical happenings on the way. Don’t miss out on this amazing experience and pre-book your ticket now.

Coming Soon…

Do you wish you had the time and space to recharge your creativity and work on your writing project?

We are very excited to be planning a writing retreat at Trevessa towards the end of this year.

With beautiful surroundings, delicious food and the space and peace to focus on your craft, we are super excited to be working on this and cannot wait to share more details soon.

If you would like to find out more, register your interest now by signing up to our newsletter and we will make sure you will be one of the first to hear. 

A few of our favourite things in Cornwall in July

As the sun starts to make more of a frequent appearance in Cornwall and local businesses adjust and pivot to this new way of being, we thought we would share the love for a few of our favourite local shops and places to visit this month.

Mr Pineapple’s Drive Cinema

Brand new for this summer is Mr Pineapple’s Drive in Cinema, with nine cult films, fabulous food and live music throughout July and August. With the likes of Dough Selecta, Kern of Kernow, El Huichol and From This Day Shakes, prepare for an evening to remember with delicious food to boot. Grab yourself a ticket now before they sell out.

Da Bara Bakery

Just up the road from Trevessa is the fabulous Da Bara Bakery, full to the brim with bakery delights and goodies and fab coffee. And, the best news is that even if you can’t make it to Cornwall this year, they now send their famous cinnamon buns and bread by post across the UK.

Nancarrow Farm Lobster Nights, Farm Picnics and more

The amazing team at Nancarrow Farm have launched a series of Farm Picnics, Lobster Nights and Farm Suppers over the coming weeks. The food is always divine and the surroundings are just idyllic. But hurry, as their events sell out super quick.

EW Wines

Very close to Da Bara Bakery, Ellis Wharton Wines are an independent wine merchant with the most fantastic selection of wines, spirits, ciders and mixers. So whatever your favourite tipple, they will be sure to have something to wet your whistle.

Jam Jar Cafe

The first Jam Jar Cafe started out on Broad Street in Newquay, and the lovely Jess has now expanded to Crantock with the Jam Jar Kitchen, a new alfresco pizzeria. Pop along for wood-fired pizzas, amazing cakes and much more.

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens

One of our favourite gardens in Cornwall, the glorious Tremenheere Sculpture gardens have re-opened. Go on a sculpture treasure hunt and soak up the stunning views whilst you are there. Little ones will love all the different areas to explore whilst you can fill up your culture cup and visit the cafe and gallery whilst you’re there.

Alice in Scandiland Shop

Alice’s shop is a veritable treasure trove of interior delights and lifestyle loveliness, it is very rare that we can resist visiting her Lostwithiel shop or her online store without buying something! Much of the artwork and other beautiful trinkets in the house come from Alice’s shop. Be sure to check out her opening times on her instagram and in the meantime, head to her online shop for a browse.

Prawn on the Lawn Pop-Up at Trerethern Farm

The fantastic seafood restaurant and fishmongers has just relocated to Trerethern farm for the summer. The freshest seafood and friendliest service, it’s a real treat. The fishmongers are open in Padstow.

Lakin and Boone

Another amazing independent shop, this time in Truro, is the family and lifestyle store Lakin and Boone. Located in the Lemon Street Market, they have a wealth of goodies and gifts for all. We love the gorgeous selection of toys and books. You can book an appointment to shop, check their instagram and facebook for the latest opening hours.

Potager Garden

Another one of Cornwall’s botanical delights is the Potager Garden, a truly beautiful haven that was brought back from years of neglect to become a little slice of heaven, with beautiful surroundings and an amazing cafe. Make sure to book a slot and check their opening times.

Things to do in March in Cornwall

With the signs of spring emerging and more daylight, we just adore March in Cornwall. From our favourite windswept walks on the beaches to celebrating Mother’s Day, we’ve put together a list of things to do in Cornwall in March.

Our favourite beaches in March

Cornwall is surrounded by some of the most beautiful beaches in the UK and March is a fantastic time to visit them, for bracing walks and to blow away those Cobwebs, three of our favourites at this time of year include Pendower and Carne on the South Coast and Godrevy beach near Hayle on the North Coast.

Head to The Market in Crantock

Just a short drive from the house is a beautiful village called Crantock, and starting back on 7 March is the wonderful Market. With the loveliest local growers, makers and an absolute treat for any foodie, we love visiting the market and it’s ideally located next to a playground, so everyone’s happy!

Newquay Farmer’s Market

Another fantastic market to visit is Newquay Farmer’s Market, a pop-up market of local Cornish traders. This month, the market is taking place at The Griffin Inn in Newquay from 10.00 – 16.00 on Saturday 7 March.

St Piran’s Day Celebrations

Join in the celebrations of St Piran, the Patron Saint of Cornwall. St Piran’s Day officially takes place on 5 March every year. But celebrations are held in his honour across Cornwall throughout the month. Find out more about the celebrations Visit Cornwall site.

Watchful Mary Creative Breakfast

Join the fantastic Stranger Collective and poet and Word Factory founder, Cathy Galvin, and astrophysicist Nathan Mayne from 8.30-9.30am for their Creative Breakfast on 18 March. Kick start your day with a bumper boost of creativity and thought-provoking discussion as well as amazing views across Watergate Bay in the wonderful setting that is Watchful Mary. Tickets are £5 and include coffee and a pastry.

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Ladyvale Bakery with High Tea

Located just a short drive from Trevessa, Ladyvale Bakery is a beautiful cafe with the most amazing selection of sweet and savoury treats. Looking for a Mother’s Day treat this month then book yourself and the Mum in your life for High Tea on Sunday 22 March.

Nancarrow Farm Saturday Social

Pop along to Nancarrow Farm on Saturday 21 March for a family day of fun and feasting. Meet the newborn lambs, feast on their delicious food and take spart in some outdoor activities. Book your tickets now.

Edible Flower Biscuit Workshop

Join cake baker extraordinaire Oona from Oona’s Cakes at the wonderful Potager Garden on Saturday 28 March and learn how to use edible pressed and crystalised flowers to decorate shortbread biscuits.

Percy Pengelly and the Wibble-Wobble at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens

Taking place from 28 March – 12 April, Cousin Jack’s Theatre Company presents Percy Pengelly and the Wibble-Wobble perfomed in the round in a re-imagined big circus top at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens. Follow Percy’s fall from top tightrope walker to superstar pooper scooper.

Falmouth Spring Festival

A celebration of colour, coast, community and culture, the Falmouth Spring Festival from 19 – 29 March is a wonderful community festival with something for everyone. From the Falmouth Spring Flower Show to the whole array of events, guided walks and workshops that are taking place, it is a fantastic opportunity to explore Falmouth.

Don’t miss out on our very special offers for March, there are a number of discounted dates.

Things to do in February in Cornwall

Half-term ideas

With the tail end of Storm Ciara heading out of Cornwall, we’re taking a breather in between this wild and windy weather to look at all the amazing things to do in Cornwall during half term next week! From the beautiful Radical Botany art exhibition at the Eden Project, through to the Love Nature week of wildlife fun at the Lost Gardens of Heligan, there is something for everyone.

Superhero Wildlife Quiz

Head to Paradise Park near Hayle during half-term to find out who can fly underwater, which animals can juggle and many more superhero animals.

Tate Create: Toy Circus

Let your imagination and creatitivity loose in this wonderful Naum Gabo inspired workshop at the Tate St Ives. Take your creations away with you or stay and play with your newly made toys.

Rooms Designed for a Woman | A film by Emily Speed

Also showing at the Tate is a fabulous film and installation by Emily Speed, exploring and reflecting upon the fact that buildings have traditionally been built for men.

Love Nature at The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Immerse yourself and your senses in The Lost Garden of Heligan’s wonderful Love Nature week. From sensory trails to wildlife spotting activities, find out about the biodiversity of huge array of wildlife inhabitants at Heligan.

Brilliant Birds Trail at Lanhydrock

Can you tell a sparrow from a swallow? Do you know what the best time of day to hear a bird call is? And what on earth do owls eat? Pop along to the Brilliant Birds trail around the Lanhydrock garden this February half-term to find out.

Potager Garden Feast Night

Join the team at Potager Garden for a wonderful three course Japanese feast on 28th February, but hurry there’s only a few tickets left.

Watchful Mary Open Air Pizza & Sprout Spoken Event

Head to Watchful Mary’s on Watergate Bay for their Open Air Pizza, keep an eye on their Instagram for further details. Also taking place at Watchful Mary’s on 27 February is Sprout Spoken, an open mic night of poetry and storytelling.

Nature Bugs Half Term Special at Potager Garden

Join the amazing Nature Bugs at Potager Garden for a half term special making seed bombs and other fantastic spring crafts. Make sure you book in advance.

Things to do in January in Cornwall

As we emerge from the depths of Christmas, take down our decorations and look to the year ahead, we’ve put together a little list of the not to be missed events and things to do in Cornwall this month. From ice-skating at the Eden Project to visiting Falmouth Art Gallery for their newest exhibition, here’s some hints and tips of what to do in Cornwall this month.

Images: Falmouth Art Gallery, Eden Project, Cornwall Wildlife Trust

Eden Project Ice-Skating

The Christmas spirit doesn’t need to disappear once the decorations have been taken down, in fact you can still experience the delight and joy of a winter wonderland at the Eden Project as the Ice Rink is still in place until 23rd February.

A Sharp Pencil

Pop along to the Falmouth Art Gallery to visit an exhibition of A Sharp Pencil, inspired by the works of Patrick Woodroffe, it is a celebration of all forms of drawing. The exhibition will run from 25 January – 21 March.

Unbounded at the Eden Project

Showcasing the work of 15 artists who are either working in or deeply connected to Cornwall, Unbounded is a contemporary art exhibition exploring the multiple and diverse layers of Cornwall’s social and environmental landscapes. Catch it now until 26th January

The Healing Light Festival

Head to Heartlands from 25 – 26 January for the Healing Light Festival, a two day showcase for Cornish based therapists, including healing, reiki, herbal medicine, no hands massage, bach flower remedies, hopi ear candles, sound healing, crystal healing, reflexology, psychotherapy, and many more.

Celebrating Work and Play Exhibition

Delving into the archives of Penlee House’s photographic collection, this exhibition brings together 130 photographs of people at work and play. A delightful snapshot into the everyday, ordinary moments.

Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow-Trail at Cardinham Woods

Take your little ones on an adventure into Cardinham Woods to help Shaun the Sheep find Lu-La the lost alien get home. Download the free app before you go and pick up a trail pack whilst your there.

Wildlife Watch

Pop along to the wonderful Five Acres Reserve to join the Wildlife Watch team and the fantastic Prickles and Paws hedgehog rescue team to learn all about hedgehogs on Saturday 18 January.