Pasties & picnics

The summer holidays are here, and 2022 brings its own challenges for us all.

We all know the cost of living has increased, so we wanted to share some of our top budget-friendly ideas to help stretch the holiday pennies that little bit further.

Firstly, most attractions will have picnic areas for visitors. We know many encourage guests to bring their own picnic with them, as we may all be able to stretch to a top-up while you are there, and of course an ice cream as a treat. Just being more prepared can help to keep a lid on costs and stretch the funds further. Pasties are a great picnic item and can be stored easily, ready for your adventure.

Wheal Martyn Clay Works is the perfect place for you to take your own picnic. With plenty of places to stop and sit as well as it's own fabulous cafe, you can immerse yourself in the unique heritage of the area. There are many events being run throughout the school holidays which will keep the younger ones entertained, and they welcome dogs to visit on leads. What makes it even better value for money is that your full price entrance ticket entitles you to entry for 12 months, so you can come back again and again.

Flambards is the best day of the week and also a great way to stretch the pennies. Plenty of picnic seating areas in among the rides and family-friendly options for catering too. Their entrance ticket covers 7 days, if you want to return, just make sure you get your ticket validated while there.

Many towns are also running trails and events. Denzel's hedgehog trail is perfect to keep the young ones amused throughout the holidays. Just pick up a trail leaflet from Truro Tourist Information Centre on Boscawen Street.

Whatever you decide to do, enjoy your family time and make memories while you can.