This article is dedicated to some of my friends who believe that England is not beautiful and you don’t really have things to do. I can proof the opposite. Me and my family fall in love with this part of England, called Cornwall .
Portchurno, the pearl of Cornwall
In this cold winter days I dream about the feeling of an unborn baby staying in the Mother Nature’s womb, that you get at Porthcurno Beach. From the moment you walk on the soft white silvery sand to the transparency of the sea water where you can actually see through followed by the beauty of the cliffs surrounding the beach. Porthcurno has all ingredients to be a ” little paradise “.
You would probably think that’s not too much, though being in many places in the last couple of years I can say this area it does worth it. But hey…I got good news, this is not even 1% from what you can do, see and discover in this amazing region.
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Eden Project – rainforest in captivity
Children will love Eden Project, such a resource of fun and education.
Very impressive for us was the Rainforest Biome. It is a lot to tell and I won’t do it here as you can get more information from their website. My will is to tell you about the impact it had on us this trip. We really left with a better knowledge about what tropical weather means (heat, humidity). Also, we felt like we had a trip around the world. The Biome is having trees and plant from South Africa, South-East Asia, Tropical Islands and even South America. So, if you ever wondered how a rubber tree looks like or how big is a bunch of banana, or maybe how vanilla looks like, it’s time for you to pack.
If your children haven’t been in any Mediterranean countries before, now they got the chance to see, smell and feel how an Italian garden look like for example. As you step in the Mediterranean biome, you are already transferred in another country. A beautiful tea garden, surrounded by lemon trees, olive trees and other citrus trees. The herbs garden reminds me of the true Italian taste and makes me remember of the time we have lived there.
By the way, almost forgot, for stressed fathers but not only you get one of the longest zip wire in England. This is not included in Eden Project ticket .
St. Michael’s Mount – Cornwall, a treasure for every age
You also need another day for St. Michael’s Mount. So, plan your trip carefully. Definitely, you don’t want to miss that. Visiting the Mount will fill so many of anyone’s high expectations. That is because you get so much in one island. Coming by foot or by boat to see St. Michael’s Mount still enriches your personal experience.
This place has everything…Legend, history, a wonderful castle that can not hide the traces of the past. It is a living community here on the island. They probably still run guided tours of the village. Before planning your trip, I recommend to check their website, which I found it very well structured and helpful.
As I said, people still live here, 30 islanders have a home on the Mount. It is a village and a harbor in the same time, the views are amazing from the top of the Mount. We have seen the castle in the summer, when the Garden had so much to show, bursting with color. I’m sure that spring time is a good season to enjoy also.
As a suggestion for families with children and low budget think about organize it in the summer. You can find really good camp sites with all facilities. You might not be a camping type of person but seeing the children’s joy of burning all kind of things, you might want to try.
Finally, if you get in this area, please have a stop at Land’s End, splendid coastline and gorgeous natural landscapes. You’ll thank me after :))