Cornwall. It’s easily our favourite British holiday destination. In fact, I think we’ve been there virtually every year since we got married! Normally we head south to the St Ives area, but when Trevornick, Newquay, Cornwall asked us to sample their 5 star holiday park for a few days, we thought it was time we tried a new area of Cornwall.
With a beautiful site, near loads of family-friendly attractions, and the most gorgeous sandy beach, Trevornick, Newquay really has got everything a family needs. We had a fantastic few days, and the girls loved it. Look how happy they are sitting on the steps of our static caravan dusting the sand off their toes.
Where to Stay at Trevornick, Newquay
Trevornick Holiday Park has several different accommodation options, including bringing your own tent or caravan, a Eurocamp style pre-pitched tent, and static caravans. The pre-pitched tents even have TVs and some of them are dog-friendly. We stayed in one of Trevornick’s 26 static caravans, which are new this year. They have a range of static caravans and ours was a 3 bedroom mid range ‘Stylish Comfort’ version.
All About Our Static Caravan
As you can see, the static caravan is light, bright and spotlessly clean. This was a relief to me as we had a terrible experience with another holiday parks on the east coast. I had to wash up all the plates and cutlery and anti-bac all surfaces before we even moved in! None of that here though, it looked and felt brand new.
We had a comfy and spacious lounge with TV and fire, our own wi-fi, balcony, parking for two cars, a full kitchen (only missing a dishwasher, sorry, you have to do your now washing up,) dining area, a shower room, two twin rooms and a double, with an ensuite toilet and sink.
The beds have nice crisp white bedding, and you make your own beds. The bedrooms are rather small, but ideal for kids. Each of our girls had a room to themselves and spent about an hour playing house, and visiting each other’s rooms. It’s safe to say they loved it! The double was a bit larger, but of course we are talking about a static caravan so it isn’t huge!
The bathroom fittings are high quality and the shower is good. If you have very small children you might want to use the family bathrooms for the campsite, as there isn’t a bath. You might even be able to squeeze a baby bath in the bottom of the shower.
We only have a few recommendations with the accommodation to make it even better:
- The the dressing table area in the main bedroom could do with a light
- The curtains let in a lot of light so adding blackout blinds would be great
Prices for 2018 start at £435 per week in low season for an entry range two bedroom static caravan, to from £1,119 in high season for a high end two bedroom static caravan.
Tips for Trevornick, Newquay
Here are my top tips for getting the most out of your stay at Trevornick, Newquay:
- Towels, plus hand towels for the bathrooms
- Hand soap for the bathrooms
- Washing up liquid and sponge/brush/cloth
- Extra tea towels – you get one but we go through about one a day!
You might need:
- A cafetière
- A hairdryer
- Gro-blinds if your kids are light sleepers as the curtains don’t block out the light very well
- A light up mirror!
Everything else is provided, including a clothes airer for towels, an iron and ironing board and vacuum cleaner.
I was impressed with how much storage there is – wardrobes and large cupboards and all sorts of cubby holes. I would recommend taking soft bags instead of suitcases, as they can fold down and tuck away easily. We used IKEA bags, classy travellers as we are, and they are perfect. Although there is plenty of storage, a bulky suitcase would take a lot of it up.
There are lots of supermarkets near to the site by car, and a well-stocked shop on site. We saw a few supermarket delivery vans at Trevornick, so it looks like you can have them deliver to the site, which would make life easier!
What to Do at Trevornick, Newquay
There is loads to do on site at Trevornick, Newquay. So much that I don’t have space to go in to it all – I suggest you check out the Trevornick website here to find out everything you can do. We stayed for three days and managed to pack in a lot, but I think most families would find plenty to keep them occupied for a week or two. There is a lovely heated outdoor pool which Ryan and the girls loved. It has a baby pool too, which is out of shot.
For rainy days there is a small soft play area next to the restaurant, and an arcade machine room, complete with a teenager area. As well as the restaurant, there is Woody’s diner, where we had a lovely relaxed meal, and a club house with loads of evening entertainment including quiz, magicians, and singers.
There’s also a golf course, and fishing, and an on-site spa, which we didn’t have time to use.
We also liked hanging out in the static caravan as it was so cosy, especially on the first night when there was a big storm. We felt sorry for the people doing ‘proper’ camping in tents as it was so windy. But it was really snug in the van and we slept well. The girls thought the balcony made the perfect stage, and put on a few shows for us to enjoy from the comfort of the lounge. Ava enjoyed the view too. As there is wi-fi in the van we could stream Netflix and Trevornick also show three films a day on their own channel, including family-friendly choices, so Ryan and I watched “Dunkirk” one night.
A Family-Friendly Meal at Woody’s, Trevornick, Newquay
As I mentioned, we had a nice meal at Woody’s which is a relaxed surf-style diner overlooking the onsite golf course and beautiful Holywell Bay. Ryan enjoyed his fish and chips but my steak was a little tough. The desserts were really yummy, and the atmosphere was buzzing as it was Saturday night. It was great not to have too cook after a long drive, too!
Holywell Bay Fun Park at Trevornick
Not content with just having a great holiday park, Trevornick also has its own mini theme park for kids. We spent a happy afternoon at Holywell Bay Fun Park, chasing after the girls as they tried everything out.
The maze was really difficult – we actually got a bit cross as we couldn’t find the centre, and had to open the picnic as the girls were getting a bit fractious! There were supposed to be clues to follow, and a laser cave but they didn’t work, which was a bit disappointing. Everything else was great though, and the girls were delighted to be able to go Zorbing for the first time.
The girls had a whale of a time at the fun park. It was ideal for their age and younger, and maybe up to early teens. We all had fun at the crazy gold and Ava got a few holes in one. Thea needs to perfect her technique though, favouring the croquet style.
What to Do Around Newquay
We were given a pack of leaflets for the Newquay area and there are loads of paces to go to. These include several nice-looking National Trust properties, Newquay Zoo and tonnes of other stuff. But we were all about the beaches, visiting three in two days!
Lusty Glaze Beach, Newquay
We had a quick trip to Newquay town, but it was super busy and a bit stressful. So, we headed straight to the beach, which was also busy, but not stressful.
After we checked out at 10am on the last day, we drive down to Holywell Bay and parked in the National Trust carpark just opposite. It was free for us as we are members but there is a charge if you’re not. My top tip is to get there early. As we left at about 1pm there was a huge queue backing up the road to get into the car park.
Holywell Bay is one of the Poldark locations, so you can imagine how gorgeous it is. It has lovely soft sand and dunes the kids loved exploring. Other children were ‘surfing’ down them on body boards which looked fun. At the top of the beach, there’s a stream or lagoon of shallow water. This makes it perfect for families with younger kids, as they can happily splash about much more safely.
There are public toilets near the car park, and a pub which served average food. They are both a bit of a walk, but there was a van selling drinks on the beach too.
We popped to the bakery in nearby Cubert for lunch, and it was lovely, selling some eco-friendly products as well as bread and cakes.
Would We Go Back to Trevornick, Newquay?
A decided ‘yes’ with bells on. The guys at Trevornick holiday park have really thought of everything a family (or child-free people) could want for their holiday. We experienced both rain and blazing sun on our little trip and there is plenty to do whatever the weather. We are so glad we have discovered a new area of Cornwall, and would go back to Trevornick in a heart beat.