Days Out: Newquay Aquarium, Cornwall

We’ve always been suckers for an Aquarium, often looking if a town or city has one if we’re visiting somewhere new or when we’re on holiday, which makes it no surprise that when we visit Cornwall we always visit Newquay Aquarium.

Located right down on the seafront, just off the main high street, it’s another one of our favourite places to visit as it’s the perfect size to visit for a morning before heading to explore the town or spend the afternoon at the beach.

We spent our first full day of our holiday here as it was just down the road to where we were staying in Perranporth. Here’s what we got up to.

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Days Out: Healey’s Cyder Farm, Cornwall

We’ve been visiting Healeys Cyder Farm ever since we visited Cornwall over ten years ago, although back then it was just called the ‘Cornish Cyder Farm’! It’s always been one of our favourite places to visit, so much so that even when we were staying in South Cornwall we made a trip to the farm on the way back home.

Created in the late 80’s under the name of ‘Callestock Cyder Farm’ the farm has certainly developed over the years, but despite this it is still polite in size and has a warm family feel to it.

Here’s what we got up to when we visited recently during our trip to Cornwall.

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Days Out: Eden Project, Cornwall [AD – Press Trip]

It was over ten years ago when Sharon and I first visited the Eden Project. We had just started dating and it was also our first proper holiday together. Embarrassingly, it didn’t start off too well due to the fact that I was completely unaware how bad Sharon suffered with Hayfever. She’s much better now, but at the time it probably wasn’t the best suggestion to take someone with Hayfever and mild Asthma to a place with tropical, hilly climates and thousands of plants(!).

That being said, despite the situation at hand, we still had a wonderful time, because the Eden Project is just that kind of place. It’s an awe inspiring mecca of sustainable living where you leave feeling incredibly motivated and empowered. A real Cornish gem.

If you haven’t been to the Eden Project, or would like to know more, let me explain what it’s about.

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Days Out: Monkey World, Dorset.

On Wednesday, day five of our holiday to Dorset, we visited Monkey World in Wool. In comparison to our last visit to Dorset, Monkey World was just down the road from our holiday site this time. We had purposefully saved Monkey World until now as Wednesday was looking like the best day weather-wise (and the weather folks were right!) and you really do need good weather for Monkey World if you want to see some monkeys!

Although Sharon and I have visited Monkey World before, I’ve actually followed the park for a number of years thanks to the long standing TV series Monkey Business and the later Monkey Life on Animal Planet. To say I was obsessed with the show is an understatement. I adored watching it.

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Days Out: Sea Life Adventure Park, Weymouth, Dorset

On Tuesday, day four of our holiday in Dorset, it was expected to be miserable so we thought we’d visit somewhere that was both an indoor and outdoor attraction – so not the beach – whilst also offering a lot of entertainment, so we thought we’d take T to the Sea Life Adventure Park in Weymouth, just down the right from our holiday park.

The last time we went it was just me and Sharon but we had travelled from Poole on that occasion as we’d heard so many nice things about it, so of course we wanted to take T this time. What’s also great about the location of the Adventure Park is that it’s sat on the edge of Lodmoor Country Park. If the weather was better, and we had some more time, we probably would have liked to explore this a lot more – especially with our scooters!

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Days Out: Corfe Castle, Dorset {National Trust}.

Although technically day three of our holiday to Dorset, Monday was our first day where it was just the three of us.

Seeing as we’d just visited Corfe village the previous day, we thought we’d go back the next day, but visit the castle this time. It looked so pretty as the backdrop for the steam train that we had to visit it up close with T.

Sharon and I have actually visited Corfe Castle before, but this didn’t put us off visiting again. It really is a stunning location and with a toddler in tow we’re bound to experience it in a whole new light.

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