A 48 hour Poldark adventure that the kids will love too
Hold onto your tricorn hat, we’re going on a whistle-stop tour of Poldark’s Cornwall…and the kids can come too!
Bagsie a seat in The Green Room restaurant at Retallack Resort and Spa and set yourself up for the day by enjoying a full English. You’ll be in good company as the cast and crew (Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson included) stayed in a lodge here while filming. The resort, with its awesome watersports facilities, is a massive hit with young’uns. There’s a Total Wipeout style aqua park, Flow Rider surf simulator, wake park, zorbing, SUP’s…and the list goes on and on.
Follow in Ross Poldark’s footsteps by becoming the latest inmate at Bodmin Jail which housed prisoners for nearly 150 years until 1927 and is home to the only working execution pit in the UK. Now a visitor attraction it offers fascinating tours which go deep into the dank cell where Ross awaited his fate for charges ranging from inciting a riot, theft, striking a custom’s officer and wrecking.
Alternatively, saddle up and experience Bodmin Moor on horseback with Hallagenna Riding and Cottage Holidays who provided stabling and accommodation for the stunt riders and horses while filming on the moors. The 2 – 4 hour Poldark Trail takes in some of the locations visited during filming and offers a taste of the countryside and terrain ridden by the cast and their stunt doubles. It’s best suited to experienced riders but there are options for beginners too.
Call into Truro and pick up a Cornish pasty from The Cornish Food Box Company. Best eaten out of your hand in the style of miners, they’re the ultimate Cornish takeaway.
Catch the Poldark exhibition at the Royal Cornwall Museum complete with historical objects and stills from the series. Presented as a Poldark Trail it’s great fun for kids (designed for 11 years and over) and even includes Winston Graham’s handwritten manuscripts and typewriter.
Swap your tricorn for a hard hat and take a trip underground at the series’ namesake, Poldark Mine. With an 18th Century heyday and star billing in the underground sequences in both the current and original TV productions, this mine offers an authentic Poldark experience that kids will love as much as the adults.
Swing by beautiful Kynance Cove on the Lizard Peninsula and discover the pure white sand, turquoise waters and serpentine rock-towers that attracted the Poldark crew. On screen it doubles up as Poldark’s beloved Nampara while off screen it’s a great place to indulge in a Cornish cream tea with the Kynance Café being a favoured resting spot.
Wrap up your day in awesome style at the beautiful Porthcurno beach. With the clearest blue sea and the finest golden sand it gives Aiden Turner a run for his money in the good looking stakes and makes a fitting film location for Nampara Cove. Dip your toes in the sea before settling down for a matinee performance in the great outdoors at the gloriously unique Minack Theatre. It’s a truly unforgettable experience that the kids will treasure.
For an evening meal that even George Warleggan would admire head straight for the Godolphin Arms in Marazion. The view across the bay to St Michael’s Mount is worth a visit in itself but the food which takes a natural steer towards seafood more than lives up to its setting. It’s part of the St Aubyn Estates family alongside Porthgwarra Cove, home to ‘that’ skinning dipping scene.
Why not make a night of it…this way to Poldark inspired places to stay!
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