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Fowey Festival of Art & Literature

6 May 2016 to 14 May 2016
Fowey
Exciting programme includes talks, interviews, creative and practical workshops, exhibitions, presentations, theatre, musical concerts, an Art trail, guided walks and river cruises to enjoy, inform, challenge and inspire the imagination.

Eden Classic cycle ride, Eden Project, St Austell, Cornwall

Eden Classic Cycle Ride event & StreetVelodrome

6 May 2016 to 8 May 2016
St. Austell
The Eden Classic is a spectacular new mass-participation cycling event, set to become one of the top cycling events of the year, offering riders the unique chance to pedal the length of Eden past the world-famous Rainforest and Mediterranean Biomes.

Helston Flora Day, Cornwall, c BBC Radio Cornwall

Helston Flora Day

7 May 2016
Helston
The famous Flora Day celebration is believed to be pre-Christian and at one time during the Victorian era was banned as being “a drunken revelry.” Dancing begins at 7am. A great family day out.

Information provided by Visit Cornwall

Tregothnan Estate – Open for 1 weekend only!

Charity Garden Open Weekend at Tregothnan

16 Apr 2016 to 17 Apr 2016
An insight into the workings of the largest historic garden in Cornwall. Open for one weekend only, visitors can experience Tregothnan’s unequalled diversity of trees, rare collections, sweeping vistas and peaceful secluded groves on the banks of the River Fal.  Visit tregothnan.co.uk for more information.

Latest lodge nears completion!

As spring finally arrives at Trewince, the latest lodge to be built is nearing completion.  Part of the final phase of development within the walled garden.

Lodge E49 (Kittiwake) will be available for bookings within the next few weeks.  More information will follow.

Happy St Pirans Day!

Gool Peran Lowen! (Happy St Pirans Day!)

St Piran's Play, Perranporth, Cornwall

St Piran’s Day is the national day of Cornwall held on 5 March every year.  The day is named after one of the patron saints of Cornwall, Saint Piran, who is also the patron saint of tin miners. The modern observance of St Piran’s day as a national symbol of the people of Cornwall started in the late 19th and early 20th century when celtic revivalists sought to provide the people of Cornwall with a national day similar to those observed in other nations. Since the 1950s, the celebration has become increasingly observed and since the start of the 21st century almost every Cornish community holds some sort of celebration to mark the event.

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The flag of St Piran is the Cornish flag – white cross on a black background.  To symbolise the discovery of tin by the saint as the white metal flowed from the black rock.

RCI Silver Crown 2016

We are delighted to announce due to consistent high standards in all aspects, Trewince Holiday Lodges has been awarded RCI Silver Crown for 2016.

May we take this opportunity to thank Timeshare guests who have taken the time to give their feedback after staying with us.

RCI Silver Crown 2016
RCI Silver Crown 2016

Stick Man – To Visit Eden this February Half Term

Let loose your inner survivor at Eden this half-term, with activities for adventurers of all ages!

Little ones will love meeting Stick Man in the family tree. Older children can pick up essential survival techniques from the experts – they’ll make fires, shoot blowpipes and build shelters. Meanwhile, get close encounters of the creepy crawly kind with Crocodile Joe and his visiting mini-beasts.  All activities are included in Eden Project admission

For information on prices and how to buy tickets click here

Details provided by Visit Cornwall

February half-term

With Half Term just around the corner take a look at what’s happening down here in Cornwall.  Trewince is just the place to base you and your family for exploring what Cornwall has to offer, check availability on our bookings page.  (Information provided by Visit Cornwall)

There are lots of exciting and fun things to do at Cornwall’s attractions this February half-term, here’s our guide…

Paradise Park, Hayle 13 -21 Feb

Join Paradise Park over February half-term for their Little Pirates and Fairies fancy dress week. A family-fun quiz trail will run from 14-22 February and when you’ve completed the quiz claim your delicious sweet treat.

Newquay Zoo, Newquay Throughout Feb

Open from 10am – 5pm everyday, Newquay Zoo is a fantastic place to visit throughout the year, no matter what the season. Get closer to over 130 of the world’s rare and exciting creatures at the award winning Newquay Zoo! Watch the big cats devour lunch, visit the creepiest crawlies in the atmospheric tropical house and learn more about conservation.

Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Gweek 13 – 21 Feb

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary are inviting people to grab their wellies and embrace the outdoors, whatever the weather this February half-term. They have lined up a host of activities designed to help their visitors make the most of the beautiful outdoor setting. Experience their magical Piskie Puddle Trail, take part in Welly Wanging, and get involved with our Woodland Crafts,there will be something for everyone! All this and our talks and feeds will still be on offer, we’ll just be adding a little extra fun!

Eden Project, St Austell 13-21 February

If you’re fed up of hibernating at home, head to Eden and skate on their beautiful ice rink on its final week. There are fun sessions to suit everyone, from toddlers to experienced skaters. Make a day of it and explore the enchanted biomes and lunch in the cafe.

This half-term at Eden, younger children will love meeting Stick Man, the ever-popular Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler character. Discover how he overcomes encounters with playful dogs and nest building birds and take part in Stick Man inspired crafts, games and Pooh stick racing. Older children can pick up essential survival techniques from our experts including how to shoot a blowpipe and make a fire, and get close up to some visiting minibeasts.

National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth, various dates in Feb

There is plenty going on at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall this half-term. Our top pick is Join us for an experience which is out of this world! Take a trip to the stars in their Planetarium, giving you 360 degree views of our spectacular solar system. Explore the wonders of space science and be amazed by the universe’s astronomy. See you there!

See all events here.

Land’s End – 13 – 21 February

Re-opening its doors for 2016, the beautiful scenery of Land’s End has made it one of Britain’s favourite destinations for days out. Parking your car and walk the clifftops to see how Cornwall changes from season to season. Throughout half-term, bring the whole family this February half term; pick up a free trail and help your young ones win a sweet treat, explore our fun-filled family attractions, pick up a bargain in the West Country Shopping Village, and once you’ve built up an appetite from an action packed day of adventure, quench your thirst and satisfy hungry tums in one of our catering outlets!

Trebah Garden, Falmouth 1 – 28 February

Whose knees are these trail: Explore the garden via the “Whose Knees Are These” trail whilst answering clues and finding out fascinating fun about bees. Trails cost £2 including prize. Normal Garden entry rates apply.

The Monkey Sanctuary, Looe 13 – 21 February

Hang out with the monkeys throughout February half-term and enjoy fascinating keeper talks, activities for the children, play area, films, lunch at the Treetop cafe and lots more. Hear about how the monkeys have got on over the winter months and the latest news on our campaigns work.Childs tickets from just £5.

Romantic Spots

With February fast approaching why not book your stay at Trewince whilst you visit The Roseland (featured in Visit Cornwall’s 5 to try Romantic Spots)

Cornwall could be described as somewhat of a flirt. It captures the heart of everybody that visits and ignites a passionate love affair that lasts a lifetime. So take advantage of Cornwall’s skills for seduction and head to one of these romantic spots… Cornwall sets the scene so all you have to do is find your Valentine!

St Nectans Glen Waterfall – Tintagel

This place has all the ingredients for love and romance; ivy clad trees, a sparkling river and the pièce de résistance, a mesmerising waterfall. As you walk hand in hand through the Glen which has deservedly been bestowed Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty status, you’ll sense the waterfall before you actually see it. A feeling of calm, relaxation and togetherness washes over you and this secret hideaway is the perfect place to share whispered sweet nothings to the serenade of birdsong… just keep an eye out for fairies, piskies and spirits who could be playing gooseberry!
Admission fee applies for visiting the waterfall.

Lusty Glaze Beach – Newquay

We could have picked any one of Cornwall’s beaches and declared them a romantic spot because quite frankly anywhere with glistening sand and crashing waves has the capacity to send couples starry-eyed, but with a name like Lusty Glaze this north coast beach, which is kissing distance from Newquay, has got to be a love highlight. As a unique venue for weddings, the beautiful horseshoe shaped private cove has seen its fair share of romance and for couples that prefer to show their love in less traditional ways, the beach is also renowned for its adventure activities – surely there’s no better way to say ‘I love you’ than on the Lusty 750ft zip wire!

St Michaels Mount – Marazion

This iconic Island has provided the backdrop to countless special moments and has been named one the top places in the country to pop the question, so loved up couples looking for the ultimate romance can’t go wrong by heading to St Michael’s Mount. Cross the causeway where a legendary giant once walked, follow the footsteps of pilgrims or boat hop to an island where modern life meets layers of history. Time it right and catch the evocative castle drenched in the glow of a stunning sunset and end your heart filled experience with a glass of Cornish bubbly in one of Marazion’s many fantastic restaurants that share a picture postcard view of the magical Mount.

St Just in Roseland – Roseland Peninsula

St. Just-in-Roseland Church outside St Mawes has been described as one of the most beautiful churches in the UK and for £3 an hour you can pay for the church to be floodlight at night creating the perfect atmosphere for popping the question. With a magical ‘yes’ ringing in the air, complete the perfect proposal with a moonlit walk along the beautiful River Fal and take your pick of the Roseland’s amazing restaurants and indulgent hotels to celebrate and ‘talk weddings’ into the small hours.

The Tristan Stone and Fowey – Fowey

A stone it may be but this isn’t just any stone, it is an ancient monument marking the grave of noble Knight of the Round Table, Tristan, who inspired one of the greatest love stories of British history. When Tristan, fell in love with the beautiful Irish Princess Isolde who was the wife of his uncle, King Mark of Cornwall, it could only be ill-fated and their tragic affair has inspired poets for centuries. So for Valentine dismissive’s in need a helping hand to get into the romantic spirit, this local landmark and its magical tale is a vital pit stop en-route to an intimate meal in Fowey – guaranteed to fill heads with much needed passion!

Written by Julia Hughes @Julia_C_Hughes

What’s On In Cornwall


Ice skating at Eden

St Austell 17 October – 28 February
The magical ice rink will be back for winter 2015/2016 with sessions to suit all ages and abilities, including sessions for beginners, ice discos on some Friday evenings and delicious new rink-side food.


Cathedral City Markets Christmas Market

Truro 13 November – 15 November
Cathedral City Markets Christmas Market brings the Cornish and visitors a high quality selection of food, drink, arts & crafts. It’s the perfect place to buy a christmas gift for a loved one.


St Austell Torchlight Carnival

St Austell 14 November
Full day celebration in St Austell, marking the beginning of winter, in the china clay capital of Cornwall. Live bands, stalls, music and dance and the Torchlight Carnival parades through the town.


Truro City of Lights

Truro 18 November
The hugely anticipated Truro City of Lights Festival and Parade lights up the city in in spectacular fashion delighting the crowds who gather for this spectacular festive event.

Information provided by Visit Cornwall

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