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Highway Rat Trail at Cardinham Woods
The Highway Rat Trail in Cardinham Woods

Cardinham Woods near Bodmin is one of our favourite places to visit for outdoor fun. It’s managed by the Forestry Commission…

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The Scarecrows' Wedding is Heligan's Easter activity for families
The Scarecrows’ Wedding at The Lost Gardens of Heligan

The team at Heligan always come up with innovative ideas to entertain families in the school holidays, and this Easter was…

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If you live in Devon or Cornwall, Bosinver is ideal for a short break out of season
Family friendly February half term activities in Cornwall

From make & take workshops to children’s trails and animal adventures, there are heaps of fantastic child-friendly activities happening in Cornwall over…

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Polkerris Beach
Polkerris and a beach clean with a toddler

Last week Jasmine and I headed down to the lovely local little fishing harbour of Polkerris, situated on the north-eastern shore of St…

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Children in waterproof clothing sitting on stools outdoors
Rainy day activities with kids in Cornwall

Rain, rain, go away, come again another day… Just because it’s wet doesn’t mean you can’t have just as much fun…

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Pinetum Park in St Austell, Cornwall, is a delight for plantsmen
Nanny Pat’s child friendly days out: Pinetum Gardens

I had driven past Pinetum Gardens hundreds of times (as it sits alongside the main A390 road in St Austell), but…

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Kidzworld offers rainy day fun for children in Cornwall
Kidzworld: toddler heaven on a rainy day

I had lots of plans for my latest Nanny Pat day, but the weather intervened and I was driven indoors by…

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A journey to Looe by train could become a family adventure
Nanny Pat’s adventures: a rainy day trip to Looe

A wet Friday in August, three grandchildren to look after, where shall we go today? There is no doubt about it,…

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The National Maritime Museum Cornwall has a range of interesting exhibits to engage the whole family
A rainy day visit to the National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Confronted with the prospect of entertaining my two eldest grandchildren for a wet weekend, I decided to pay a visit to…

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Watch out for the Owlman during your visit to Mawnan Smith
Family days out in Cornwall: a Spotty Dog Trail in Mawnan Smith

Following the trail and finding the clues on a Spotty Dog Trail is a sure fire way of getting children out…

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