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holiday to Perranporth

Lancs
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holiday to Perranporth

Hi

going next month & not been before - what is the town like for eating/shopping/things to do??

Any good places nearby to visit (child friendly)

grateful for any replies

Cheers

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1. Re: holiday to Perranporth

Perranporth has plenty of shops as in a supermarket and a co-op, there are two butchers selling local meat, bakers, post office plus plenty of shops for holidaymakers and surfshops. There are also lots of places to eat and you'll find most of them if you look at the reviews for restaurants on Trip Advisor. One of the best things about Perranporth is the fact that it is so central so you are not far away from anywhere really, but particularly local are the following:

http://www.lappavalley.co.uk/

http://www.newquayzoo.org.uk/

www.tempusleisure.org.uk/default.aspx…

http://www.dairylandfarmworld.com/

Hope for good weather and you'll never be off the beach!

Edited: 2:31 pm, April 01, 2014
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2. Re: holiday to Perranporth

Thank you

sounds good - quite fancy lappavalley & zoo

Cheers

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Seen your hubby is partial to real ale, you can get a bus from Perranporth to Truro, which is great for shopping and there is a pub , think called The Old Alehouse, I which does a selection of ales pulled from the barrel, we are pretty sure seen children in there when we have visited, they do something called 'Hands'', split bloomer loaves piled with various toppings, cheese and then grilled, really yummy, we always have one when we visit.

The bus picks up outside Argos on its return .

The zoo at Newquay is really good, we have also been to Eden Project, had 2 for 1 tickets on our visit, it is expensive, but great day out., Fistral Beach is great to watch the surfers and in Perranporth there are a couple of surf shops that do surfing lessons, which are very popular.

On the beach, there is The Watering Hole, it is the only pub in Uk that is surrounded by sand, is child friendly and great place to have a drink or two, child friendly and great food, though need to watch out for the seagulls.

Can take a flight over the resort from Perranporth airfield too.

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4. Re: holiday to Perranporth

Hi

thank you - must try real ale pub!! Any ideas where to get 2 for 1 vouchers??

Cheers

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caz66 in Perranporth there's a tourist info centre I think it shares space with Dutchy Holidays, they'll have lots of booklets/brochures that will have any offers available, but don't hold your breath for Eden Project personally I've never managed to catch any vouchers.

RE real ales The Tywernhale does a good Doombar and The Deck do a lager called Skin Dog which is a cross between ale & lager, I've always found the food to be surprisingly good there too.

To be honest we always find nice ales all over Cornwall, most pubs serve them down there.

You have to have some fish n chips from Pickwicks, can be a bit pricey but we always share as they're generous portions, there's a wetherspoons pub called the Green Parrot tucked away behind the pizza take away, I'm not a massive fan of 'Spoons' but this one's pretty nice, and you can't beat the breakfasts for the price.

The Italian restaurant next door - Del Mar is nice too, again a bit pricey but worth it for the good food.

Charlestown is a nice trip, there's a shipwreck museum there, about an hours drive from Perranporth, the drive down to St Ives is really nice too.

We went across to Truro last year for the first time there was a food craft market on which was nice but to be honest it was the only draw, it's just like a normal shopping town really.

Healy's Cider Farm is a nice couple of hour trip with kids as there's a few farm animals - Shire Horses, goats etc - and you can go on a tractor ride round the orchard and of course make a purchase or two of cider or wine, it's actually free to get in, you only have to pay for the tractor ride.

We spend a couple of days in Newquay itself, in the summer months there's always something going on, whether it's a fish market at the harbour or a surf festival on Fistral beach, there's also the Blue Reef Aquarium behind Walkabout bar.

I must say although we go every year and love it down there be prepared for paying out a good bit of dosh, cos cheap it aint!

Hope you have a fab holiday.

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6. Re: holiday to Perranporth

Thank you for all your replies - can't wait to go now!

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