June is a great time to visit Cornwall; it’s perfect for making the most of warm weather without the summer crowds. With longer evenings and plenty going on, there are so many family-friendly things to do, all near to our cottages at The Olde House. From beach polo at Watergate Bay, to cycling along the Camel Estuary, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. We’ve picked out our top five things to do here in June.
Royal Cornwall Show
Thursday 4 to Sunday 6 June 2015
The county’s biggest agricultural show, which is now in its 222nd year, attracts thousands of people from all over Cornwall for family-friendly entertainment, shows, shopping and activities.
The Royal Cornwall Show is a great taste of what Cornwall’s agriculture industry has to offer. There’s also the chance to stock up with local produce from the Food and Farming Pavilion, whilst children enjoy meeting the hundreds of animals, live entertainment, and rides at the traditional fun fair.
Entry to the show costs £18.00 for adults and £5.00 for children. The Royal Cornwall Showground is just outside Wadebridge, about a 10 minute drive from The Olde House, but it’s worth noting that traffic can be very busy in the morning and evening.
The Camel Trail
All year round
The Camel Trail is open all year round, but June is a wonderful time to enjoy this flat cycle trail. The 5 mile section between Wadebridge and Padstow is much quieter in June than it is in the summer months, which is great if you have a little one in tow.
Enjoy a leisurely cycle to Padstow and reward yourself with fish and chips on the harbourside before heading back to Wadebridge. We recommend Bridge Bike Hire in Wadebridge if you need to hire your two wheels.
See more information at www.bridgebikehire.co.uk. Wadebridge town centre is three miles from The Olde House.
Image: Matt Jessop
GWR Polo on the Beach
Friday 26 to Sunday 28 June 2015
Polo on the Beach, which attracts more than 10,000 spectators every year, returns to Watergate Bay towards the end of June. Spectators can watch some of the UK’s best polo players in action alongside a variety of festival-style entertainment.
Including equine stunt displays, live music and a fun dog show, the event promises three supercharged days of family-friendly action.
The event is completely free to attend across all three days. More information can be found at www.watergatebay.co.uk/polo. Watergate Bay is on the north Cornish coast and is about a 30 minute drive from The Olde House.
The Farm Trail
All year round
Our very own farm trail is beautiful all year round, but it’s particularly lovely in June when the hedgerows are bursting with wild flowers and the fields have become extra luscious and green.
The route takes in the sights of our 550 acre working farm and passes the purpose-built bird hide overlooking the Walmsley Bird Sanctuary. Children love spotting wildlife along the way and enjoying the great outdoors.
Maps are available from reception and the farm trail is open to everybody.
Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Cornwall’s Crealy
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 June 2015
Cornwall’s Crealy Great Adventure Park is open all year round, with special events and character days between March and October. 28 and 29 June sees the first ever Teddy Bear’s Picnic at the adventure park, which is suitable for children between 3 and 13 years of age.
Children are invited to bring along their favourite stuffed toy and join in with a teddy bear treasure hunt and games. Picnic boxes are available for £3.95 for children and £5.95 for adults and there’s a free gift for children who bring a teddy bear.
The standard entry price is £17.95 with group discounts for families of three or more. Remember to book tickets online to save up to 20% on the entry price.