Think beautiful grounds complete with gorgeous flowers everywhere. Freedom for your children to run, play and explore. Peace and tranquility whilst still close to all the beautiful beaches and tourist attractions. That’s what you get when you book a holiday at Trevella Caravan and Camping Holiday Park…..that is, unless of course you are us!
First impressions were really good. Our safari tent was gorgeous and exactly like the pictures on the website. A beautiful, peaceful park, so clean and pretty, we instantly began to relax. Hot and sticky after a long journey and busy afternoon we couldn’t wait to jump in the pool. We weren’t disappointed as it was perfect. We ended up staying much longer than planned as it was such a warm evening, we were all having fun and the water was lovely.
We got back and I started the winding down process. Getting pyjamas and milk ready for the girls. Daisy’s bottle was first. I popped it the microwave without really looking and then turned around to sort out her cot. 40 seconds later and there was a terrible, burning smell. I opened the microwave door to the sight of…….my car keys aaahhh!!!
Yes you read that right, my Husband had decided to lock our valuables in the car and hide the keys in the microwave. Have you ever heard of such a rubbish (and dangerous) hiding place! Ok so I probably should have looked at what I was doing but never mind, I’m a woman and as usual was multi tasking.
Any longer and I’m sure the battery would have exploded and sent the whole place up in flames. As it was we just had a useless car key which no longer worked. In the end Husband ended up borrowing a car and doing the 6 hour round trip home and back again. Our first evening was wasted but at least nothing was broken and no one was hurt! He arrived back at 7.30am (bright and perky considering) and our holiday went pretty smoothly from there.
So what did I honestly think of Trevella Park? Well I’m not ashamed to say it but I am not a typical camping kind of girl. Exotic holidays are much more me but they are far too expensive now we are a family of five! However, when the opportunity to try glamping arose I was literally squealing with excitement! This is camping but in style. Proper beds, duvets and even a dinning table….. Yes much more me and it didn’t disappoint. I loved it, in fact the whole family did 🙂
The park itself is beautiful. There are literally flowers everywhere. With fishing lakes and playgrounds, crazy golf and even ranger activities there really is something for everyone. It would have been lovely to just chill out and spend a few days exploring it. Instead we tried to cram a few trips in as well as a day at the beach.
We visited the Eden Project which was amazing and spent time at the beautiful Crantock and Fistral beaches. We had planned to see the Zoo or Lappa Valley Steam Railway but after Rosie had too much sun, chose to explore the aquarium instead. Husband unfortunately had to go back on Sunday evening so my Mum came to join us instead. Having never been glamping either she was pretty impressed too:
I was a bit worried that it might be a little noisy and cold at night but it wasn’t at all. You could hear people quietly talking outside their tents but nothing that bothered us. The girls slept, the beds were super comfy. No need for extra blankets or socks, we were toasty.
This place really is lovely and I can see why it’s rated 5 star. We would thoroughly recommend (especially the glamping bit) and would definitely go back.
Disclaimer: A huge, huge thank you to Trevella Park for a complimentary 3 night stay in one of their lovely safari tents and a trade pass for free entry for 2 people to all the lovely attractions. All words and opinions are my own.