Countdown to a Cornish Christmas

November 13th, 2014

With Christmas now just over a month away, more than a few of us have felt our thoughts turning to seasonal pursuits including buying gifts, hunting out decorations, and planning the all important Christmas menu. Are Aldi lobster tails really alright at that price or must it be Waitrose? Will you succumb and buy a Delia Christmas pudding and hide the wrapper?

At Cornwall’s 5 star self catering resort, thoughts are headed in similar directions as Christmas plans take shape. We’ve been hearing about all the fantastic events planned in the local area, here are a few of our favourites:

 City of Lights Parade – Truro: Enormous paper lanterns made by local school children and artists will be paraded through the centre of Truro on November 19th to kick off the festivities including music, dance and art as well as the first late night shopping date of the season – the whole city centre will be pedestrians only from 5.30pm so we would definitely recommend hopping on a park and ride bus.

Robin Hood at The Hall For Cornwall– Truro: This years pantomime is a swag bag full of silliness, surprises and sing along songs and runs from the 7th to the 31st December. They are running a number of child free, audio described, signed and relaxed performances so it really is a panto for all.

Nadelik – A Cornish Christmas – Pendennis Castle, Falmouth: With music, dancing and fireside tales, Pendennis Castle comes to life to celebrate Cornish Christmas traditions. There will be a range of craft and gift stalls, as well as mulled wine and mince pies in the Castle Keep…and guess who will be making a guest appearance to see if you’ve been naughty or nice?

Stadium for Cornwall proposed for Truro

October 22nd, 2014

Development plans put forward to Cornwall Council’s Strategic Planning Commitee this week include a new Stadium for Cornwall as well as a supermarket complex and new homes. The plan submitted by INOX is one of three development proposals for the Langarth Farm area of Truro near Threemilestone which is only a few miles from The Valley, and is the only one of the three to include a fully funded stadium as part of the proposal. According to many campaigners Cornwall has long been missing a multi-purpose sporting stadium of its own and to have such a facility privately funded on Truro’s doorstep would be a huge asset to the area in drawing in visitors from all parts of the county and beyond. Aside from being the new home of the Cornish Pirates rugby team and Truro City football club, it is proposed that the stadium would host a variety of athletic competitions as well as entertainment events such as music concerts, all of which would provide a wealth of attractions to visitors staying at nearby 5 star self catering holidays in this part of Cornwall.

Heligan Gardens re-introduce Winter Pass.

October 06th, 2014

When visiting Cornwall, a visit to the Lost Gardens of Heligan is a must, especially now that they have re-introduced their winter pass to give you unlimited access from now through until the end of February.

As a partner of The Lost Gardens of Heligan, guests staying at The Valley’s 5 star self catering Cornwall cottages can take advantage of this great offer.

For only £1, you can upgrade your Day Entry Ticket to receive a Winter Pass Photo Card. Remember to bring a current photo of yourself!

Heligan has over 200 acres for exploration. From Victorian Productive Gardens, romantic Pleasure Grounds to lush sub-tropical Jungle, there is something for all.

You can learn about exotic glasshouse fruits, Victorian crop rotation and discover atmospheric working buildings. The jungle even has its own micro climate, sure to keep you warm in the winter months!

As well as the winter pass, all children under 18 get free entry making the Lost Gardens of Heligan the perfect day out.