Trevella Park: Thrifty ways to have a fabulous holiday

We have just enjoyed ten beautiful days in the Cornish seaside.  We stayed at the lovely Trevella Park, glamping (because I simply don’t do camping), and managed to stick to budget and not flutter away a fortune.

Here’s how….
1.  Book early: we booked our trip to Trevella last September and were able to book at 2012 prices.  Plus spreading the cost out over ten months made it feel easier on the purse strings.

2.  Do a big shop, Trevella has a Morrisons around the corner which I sent the other half to as soon as we arrived.  We bought own brand bacon, sausage, eggs and a ton of bbq food, plus everything needed for ten days worth of picnics.  We then bought the basics from the reasonably priced shop on site.

3. Hit the beach!  Building sandcastles, playing french cricket and reading on the sand are all free.  Plus the kids will love it, whether it is raining or if the sun has graced you with its presence.

4. Spend a day on the campsite.  Trevella has a pool (heated), mini golf (30p per person), an adventure park and a playground.  Plus a whole host of ranger sessions where you can join Trevellas very own ranger – Wayne – and learn more about the nature surrounding the park.

5. Go crabbing in Crantock.  You will have to buy a crabbing net, a bucket, and the magic ingredient (bacon) but you can have hours of fun hunting for crabs in the rock pools and the sea.

6. Take on the waves, cornwall is reknown for its surfing, but being younger and softer we stuck to body boarding.

7. Learn to fish: Trevella Park has two stunning fishing lakes and you can hire the equipment.  You can relax by the lake, dangling bait in the water and hope like hell you get a bite.

8. Start a cricket tournament on site.  Trevella has an abundance of space which can be used for football, picnics and of course cricket.  My brood set up a game one evening and were shortly joined by no less than 20 other kids all wanting to join in.  Hours of fun that didn’t cost a penny.

9. Get to know nature.  Trevella has an awesome nature trail and you can take part in the I-Spy nature challenge.  Fab to keep the kids entertained and to help them learn more about the planet.

We reviewed Trevella Park in 2012 and were so impressed that we booked to return as soon as we returned.  I can highly recomend it as a beautiful place to stay and a great base to explore Cornwall without breaking the bank.

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