What to do in Cornwall this August Bank Holiday

With the Bank Holiday approaching its always worth checking out what is happening. So here are a few August Bank Holiday Events 2019.

We are having our own open event at St Merryn Park near Padstow that we would love to invite you to.  Take the opportunity to have a look around our show lodges.  Book a viewing by clicking here.

Cornwall Folk Festival, Wadebridge
28 – 31 August
This is an international line up of musicians from Cornwall & Brittany to Africa & the USA but you’ll also find singers, instrument workshops and children’s entertainment. This year Cornwall Folk Festival has teamed up with Haywood Farm Cider to help keep the spirits high this bank holiday weekend!

The Big Produce Market, Truro
28 – 30 August
Truro’s Big Produce Market will offer a mix of food to buy and eat, featuring some of the county’s favourites along with many newcomers to the industry. Expect to see a huge variety and choice of high quality produce in a relaxed, continental atmosphere, plus entertainment, market lunches and chef demo’s throughout the two days.

Morval Vintage Steam Rally, nr Looe
29 – 31 August
This is a working vintage steam rally with vintage tractors, cars, motorbikes, military vehicles, commercials and stationary engines.  Alongside this are trade stands, craft tent, hot food, bar and children’s entertainment.

Portscatho Regatta, Portscatho – 29 August
This is a traditional regatta with a full programme of sailing over an exciting and highly visible course in the beautiful Gerrans Bay. On the land events include live music, games and food and drink.

Newlyn Fish Festival, Newlyn
31 August
Newlyn is one of Britain’s premier fishing ports where you can expect the best seafood and this event helps to raise money for the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen. You can see one of the biggest displays of fish, watch a rolling programme of cookery demos by top local chefs and watch the Cornish Fishmonger of the Year competition. There are three music stages, plenty of boats including luggers, gigs, fishing boats, lifeboats and jet skis, with lots of arts and crafts, the ‘Fish Tales Tent’ with some of the best local story-tellers. Children are not left out as there is plenty of fun, with bouncy castles, face-painting, crazy theatre and the ever-popular ‘Fishy Trail’.

Have a great Bank Holiday whatever you get to do.  If you get the chance pop over to see us at St Merryn Park where we can show you our holiday lodges for sale.

Selling Your Park Home Useful Tips and How We Can Help if You Decide to Sell Your Park Home

Useful Tips and How We Can Help to Sell Your Park Home.

First Steps

Contact our team if you’re thinking about selling your park home. We will have a form you need to fill out and can talk you through the process.  Decide what price you want – we are not professional valuers at Kerdene, so we are unable to give you advice on what your property might be worth.  It will help to look at the preowned properties currently up for sale and think about what those properties offer compared to yours. This can be a useful way of getting a rough guide as to what you can expect for your home. Use a professional valuer and our Park Manager can recommend some third parties for you. Once you have decided what price you would like to advertise your property for, let us know.

Marketing Your Home
We have a marketing package that you may want to take advantage of which includes advertising space on our website, bespoke flyers distributed at exhibitions and as part of our newsletter and email campaigns.  We feature your lodge in our Information Packs which are sent to everyone enquiring about St Merryn Park.  Consider taking photos of every room and exterior features – there are more tips on this on our web page here.

Preparing Your Home and ensure to make sure it looks it’s absolute best when they come for a viewing.  Think back to when you bought your holiday home, what did you like about it and what have you discovered about the property or local area since?  Showing People Around could be yourself or because you are living out of the area our site manager would be able to do these on your behalf. 

Making the Sale
Ensure your home is in reasonable condition and provide Kerdene Limited with a copy of your Gas safety certificate, electrical safety certificate and a condition report on your home. The report and safety certificates should be done by a properly qualified person, so that you will not have any claims against you, for redress after your sale has completed. We do have some contact numbers in the St Merryn Park office, but this will be a private arrangement between yourselves and the people that you choose to carry out the work.  Finally  when you sell your home the assignment fee comes into force and once paid, means that we will assign the original agreement over to the new buyers.

Click here to view our preowned lodges for sale or here for our new holiday lodges.

Selling your park lodge can seem daunting but we will help you all the way.  Read more on our website or ask to speak to your park manager.

Things to Do in Cornwall with the Children

After days on the beach you may be looking for other things to do in Cornwall with the children.

First of all have a look at our web page which may give you some ideas and if that fails then here are a few of the favourite things.

Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay
Sharks, turtles and giant Pacific octopus are a few of the creatures you’ll find in many different habitats  There are talks and feeding at this lovely beachfront aquarium in Newquay.

Newquay Zoo
This award-winning zoo is home to more than a thousand of the world’s rarest and most exciting creatures. You can see creepy crawlies to big cats and there are activity trails plus a children’s play area. It’s also small enough not to be too overwhelming if you’re visiting Cornwall with a youngster.

Dairyland Farm World, Newquay
This is a cross between a farm, a play centre and a mini museum, with a nature trail thrown in. Take the opportunity to take a tractor ride, milk a cow and experience some Cornish history. It is small child heaven.

Flambards Theme Park, near Helston
The family-friendly rollercoasters, play areas and activities at this theme park are perfect for Cornwall with younger kids.  It also has a ride which is one of the fastest of its kind in Europe.
You can also explore the indoor exhibitions including a Victorian Village.

The Eden Project, St Austell
This astonishing global garden, tucked inside futuristic domed biomes, is home to the world’s largest indoor rainforest as well as interactive exhibits, a sensory garden and plants from around the globe. The Eden Project also has special exhibitions and extra activities during school holidays.

St Michael’s Mount
St Michaels Mount could be seen as stepping into history where you can walk medieval paths, explore the castle and discover the village and harbour. There are also free tours to learn more about life on this little island. Getting there can also be a mini adventure where at low tide you can stroll across the causeway (following in the footsteps of giants, so legend says) or hop on a boat to speed over from Marazion.

National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth
Voted one of the country’s most family-friendly museums, it traces the history of the island and its boating heroes across fifteen galleries.   There are also temporary exhibitions to compliment their more permanent displays.

The Camel Trail
An 18-mile trail linking Padstow, Wadebridge and Bodmin which follows an old railway track alongside the river Camel.  If you prefer it is also easy to explore smaller sections if you don’t fancy the complete trail. Perfect for a day out on bikes but there are also family-friendly walks and plenty of chances to stop for a rest in the villages along the route.  If you don’t have a bike there are many places on the trail to hire them for your family.

We hope this might help you out. While you are here take the opportunity to view our new lodges for sale. You can make a booking here.

Things to do in Cornwall when its raining

There are always things to do in Cornwall even when its raining.

Whether you are looking for adventure or relaxation situated in the heart of the North Cornish coast, St Merryn Park is ideally located to explore the best of what Cornwall has to offer whether its raining or not.

We have plenty of coastal walks and cycle trails to explore as well as a rich mining heritage to discover. Our beaches are plentiful with over 160 to choose from so you will never have to visit the same beach twice.

Cornwall also has a celebrated food culture, with frequent food festivals and a range of acclaimed restaurants to visit. If you’re a lover of seafood, you can also learn from the masters at Rick Stein’s Seafood School in Padstow.

Check out our list of things to do in Cornwall, with our newest section ‘Spend the Day in…’ featuring a different Cornish town to give you ideas for how to make the most of your day trips come rain or shine.  Have a look at our other blog about things to do in Cornwall with children.

Why not take the time to view one of our exciting new lodges for sale and take the first step to owning your own place in Cornwall.