Review: Trevella Park Camping & Caravan ParkDecember 4, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Posted in Family Holidays, Reviews | Leave a comment
Tags: Caravan parks in Cornwall, Crantock, Glamping in Cornwall, holidays in Newquay, The Eden Project, Trevella Park, where to stay in Newquay
We managed to squeeze in one last family holiday before the now imminent arrival of our second baby and spent a fantastic week in Newquay during October half term.
We were lucky enough to be invited to stay at Trevella Park in Crantock just outside Newquay, a small and idyllic park set within easy reach of the local beaches and attractions.
This isn’t a camping site for the family who wants kids clubs, discos and all you can eat buffets. It is however for the family who want somewhere picturesque to stay as an ideal base to explore Newquay – just what we wanted. They should shout about this all over their marketing – it’s award-winning for its simplicity.
Note the gourmet cooking – you have to have oven food on a holiday like this – with wine of course, perfect!
Also new this year, they’ve introduced safari tents, tepees and bell tents which make up their glamping offering. We didn’t spot these when we had a walk around though.
The facilities on site are perfect; a small shop with all the essentials, a Coffee Republic open in summer, a play park, crazy golf, fishing lake, games room, pet corner and heated outdoor swimming pool. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful; we failed to pack any towels, which they happily provided, along with recommendations for local pubs and places to visit.
Our cosy caravan was from the luxury range and was immaculate throughout. The living and dining areas are more than big enough and the kitchen is really well equipped. We had two bedrooms which were compact but more than enough for what we needed. You just had to be careful of the three facing doors and navigating in and out between them and the bathroom as they all open onto each other. Remember to bring handsoap, toilet paper and washing up liquid.
The caravan was heated with electric heaters which warmed up the rooms really quickly, you just need slippers for the cold floors! We ate in two nights, exhausted from busy days exploring and it was lovely and snug and homely eating around the round table. Just what the doctor ordered at 8 months pregnant.
On Halloween the staff went all out to put on a fantastic trick or treat event for the children. Everyone got dressed up and they had turned the TV room into a spooky den. Bear loved the treasure hunt around the crazy golf course, picking sweets from the witches cauldron and the balloons they were decorating. We were so touched by how much effort the park went to.
We spent our week out and about exploring and managed to squeeze in two of the beautiful nearby beaches; Crantock and Tolcarne. We built sand castles, explored caves and skimmed stones – just the way a British half-term holiday should be. We also went to Newquay Zoo, Newquay Aquarium, Buccaneer Bay and The Eden Project. We also enjoyed several very good pasties, amazing fish and chips and cream teas.
All in all we had an amazing week, there was nothing we would have changed – apart from maybe the drizzly weather!
We were lucky enough to stay at Trevella as a press trip funded by Trevella Park. I stick to the bloggers with integrity code to post honest, open reviews.