I’d heard of glamping a few times so when we were offered a 3 night stay in a safari tent at Trevella Park, near Newquay in Cornwall, I jumped at the chance. You see, I’m not usually one for camping – it’s the grass, it gets everywhere! But glamping is ‘posh camping’ and whilst it is still on grass, there is a floor. A proper wooden floor! This is more my kind of camping!
We found Trevella Park without any problems as it is well signposted and were greeted by gorgeous, colourful displays of flowers. The helpful lady at reception directed us to our safari tent, which was situated in a small glamping area with other safari tents, bell tents and teepees. I liked the fact it was a small number of tents, set out in a circle – it provided a safe place for the children to play while we watched on from our decking area (there may even have been a glass of wine involved!).
The first night we went to bed early, as it started to get dark – we didn’t realise we had a light in the tent! The beds were comfy and were made up for us on arrival, with extra blankets for those who feel the cold. The only downside was that the glamping area is right next to a road – a road that seemed fairly busy. It was a bit noisy but obviously, there is less traffic later in the evening so it didn’t stop us, or the children, from sleeping. I woke up to find we were sharing the tent with several visitors including a friendly cricket (or a very large grasshopper – I don’t know the difference!)
The tent was well equipped with pretty much everything you’d need, including a fridge, microwave, crockery, cutlery, camping stove, pots and pans and even a TV. All we needed really was some washing up liquid and a tea towel. One thing that puts me off about camping is the shared toilet blocks but we found the toilet and shower blocks nearest to us to be very clean and, apart from one morning, there weren’t any queues for the showers. It was a short walk to the toilets and the drinking water supply – wellies were useful for tramping across the grass in the middle of the night!
On site there is a small shop selling all the essentials at reasonable prices (these onsite shops are always more pricey than a supermarket as they buy less at a time), a cafe with a range of hot food to eat in or take away, a swimming pool, mini golf and a couple of play areas.
The Newquay area was lovely and there was plenty to do. The Cornwall Tourist Board kindly provided us with free adult passes to some of the local attractions so we only had to pay for the children. When we showed them some of the places we could visit, they chose Newquay Zoo, which was a 10 minute drive away. It was a brilliant day out with lots to do and see.
Here are photos of a few more things we did while we stayed at Trevella Park.
Hopefully, you can see from our photos, we had a fabulous time – the sun even shone for 2 out of the 3 days! If you’re looking for some Glamping in Cornwall, then we’d highly recommend Trevella Park and the Newquay area – lots to do both at the park and around the area for all the family.
Disclosure: Thanks to Trevella Park for our 3 nights accommodation and the Cornwall Tourist Board for the adult passes.