Late last summer my wife and I decided to take our 5 year old on his first camping trip in Cornwall. Partly to relive times I had spent there as a young man and to show our young son just how great a holiday in England can be. After a long drive we stopped at a B & B in Newquay to relax and plan ahead for the following day. When our son was safely tucked up we got to talking to the owners about our arrangements for the next day. Explaining we wanted to find a good camping site and that, because of our short break time, we did not want a lengthy drive. They immediately recommended Perran Springs Holiday Park, which was only 6 miles away.
The next morning after a hearty breakfast we bade our farewells and set off to continue our Cornish adventure. Easy to locate, we soon arrived at the Park which lies in a peaceful and sheltered valley in some 21 acres of lush countryside. After a very friendly welcome we pitched our tent, unpacked and settled down our son for his midday nap while we just relaxed. After a light lunch we decided to explore Perran Springs. The Park is dotted with 3 well stocked fishing lakes which suited me, my young son, Carl, had brought along his rugby ball so we made our way to the recreation meadow where he mixed and played with the other children. That evening we had a Bar-B-Q for our evening meal and when the little one was asleep we sat and enjoyed a bottle of wine under the stars.
I rose very early the next morning and made my way to one of the fishing lakes where I had moderate success in landing a Carp, not the biggest one in the world, although I will exaggerate when I return home. Getting back to the tent I found my family were up and we had breakfast and went for a shower. The hygiene facilities are spotlessly clean, they even have a “Loo of the year’ award. So freshly showered we sought advice from the ever friendly and efficient staff and headed off to Perranporth Beach, which really appealed to my wife. We had a light lunch and dinner in Perranporth before returning back to the Park where we enjoyed a few cold beers before retiring early and enjoying a guilty lie-in the next morning. We decided to stay in the park as it was our last day so I took my son for a walk along the nature trail and my wife prepared for our departure, relaxed and did some shopping at the Park shop.A lazy and early night was just what was needed.
The following morning we said our goodbyes to fellow travellers and the staff before heading back to London, knowing we would return sooner rather than later. The next visit we plan to use as a base for touring and discovering Cornwall. That is the beauty of Perran Springs, it’s the best place for family camping Cornwall, enjoy it.
- Perran Springs Holiday Park
- Goonhavern, Cornwall, TR4 9QG
- 01872 540568
- [email protected]