As it was dusk when we arrived and we made our first mistake – pulling up next to the caravan. Our one didn’t have a concrete parking area next to it and was grass. We found out to our cost that it was very boggy and hubby’s car got stuck fast. Thankfully we managed to get mine back out after a bit of wheel spinning, so hubby could go and get supplies from the local Morrisons whilst I stayed and unpacked the cases and entertained the very excited children.
It soon turned out that next door had made the same mistake and a nice man in a tractor was towing them out. I flagged him down and, in the now torrential rain, he towed me out of the mud, much to the delight of the little ones who were bouncing up and down in the window watching Mummy get soaked.Hubby was soon back and wondering how his car had been moved and Isaac and Eliza told him all about their first exciting adventure of the holiday over the McDonalds meal he had brought home for them before settling down to watch CBeebies on the TV before bed.
I have stayed in a caravan in October before and remember it being freezing cold and miserable, but the heaters did a sterling job and kept us lovely and warm – in fact I had to turn our bedroom heater off it was so hot. Sebastian did get me up at 4am a couple of mornings though and it did take some time for the main living area to warm back up – thank goodness for warm snuggly jumpers.
The first night was very wet and windy and our caravan did rock in the wind a little and you could hear the rain beating down on the roof which kept us awake, but we soon got used to it. I was very relieved to be staying in a caravan rather than a tent.
The facilities in the caravan were good – we had plenty of storage, a shower, toilet, sinks, hot water, a fridge, microwave, kettle, oven, hob and lots of crockery and cutlery. We could have had one of the beds removed to fit in a cot for Sebastian, but we brought his moses basket which we squeezed into our room. My only grumble was that the oven only had one shelf, which when cooking for 5 proved a real challenge. There was also no baking tray, so I had to improvise with the grill pan.
On the main site there was an outdoor pool (which is closed this time of year), a children’s play area, crazy golf, a shop, cafe, games room and laundry room. Trevella also laid on kids activities including pond dipping and a Halloween party, but as we only had three days we chose to get out and explore all the things that Cornwall had to offer, although we did use the play area a couple of times.
They also had this impressive Owl who you could hold a conversation with in the evening as well as some Cockatiels.
I also got to meet some fellow bloggers over a bottle of wine which was impressively inexpensive in the cafe – Gemma from HelloitsGemma
and Jane from Practically Perfect Mums
who were both lovely and we had a good old natter for an hour or so. Click on their names to see what they thought of Trevella Park.
The Games room was targeted at teenagers and although they were machines you needed to put money in, they were not expensive. The teddy pick up game was 20p a go.
We treated ourselves to a cooked breakfast (the littlies had a Sausage Bap) in the Cafe before the journey home which was freshly cooked and absolutely delicious and at £4.95 was reasonable too.
I have to admit to be disappointed with the shop as I needed to do an emergency nappy run but the shelves were bare, however, it is the end of the season and the park closes this weekend so I do understand why.
Trevella Park is situated in Crantock, Newquay and is the perfect base to explore Cornwall. There is a bus stop right outside the park, but you do need a car if you wish to explore the county. There are so many activities to choose from, beautiful beaches to explore and wonderful restaurants try that it’s tough to choose just what to do.
Look out for my posts on Adrenalin Quarry, Eden Project, The Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Newquay Zoo and the Blue Reef Aquarium
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We were provided with the stay at Trevella Park, free of charge for the purpose of a review.