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  • Car-free things to do over Easter at Pentewan

Car-free things to do over Easter at Pentewan

By Pentewan Sands on the April 04th, 2018 in

Car-free things to do over Easter at Pentewan

You’re on holiday, why not make it a holiday from your car too and explore the local area without getting the motor started. We’ve got a bus stop right outside our entrance, walking routes in every direction and a choice of cycle trails, so it’s easy peasy (and lots of fun) to be green at Pentewan. 

Tread the footpath to Heligan

Energetic kids will love the chance to burn off steam at the super family-friendly Lost Gardens of Heligan with its rope bridge, jungle trails and huge 200-acre estate. Opt to get there via the South West Coast Path and you’ll be treated to breathtaking ocean views and plenty feel-good brownie points which you can cash in, guilt-free at the delicious Heligan Kitchen.

This Easter there’s fun trails, games and workshops; all themed around The Scarecrows’ Wedding, the classic book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Make sure you stop by the barn to meet the newborn lambs. Cuuute!

Rather visit Heligan by bus? You’re in luck, there’s a direct bus link from Pentewan. Just hop on the Travel Cornwall number 471.

Max out your beach experience

Who needs a car when you’ve got Pentewan Beach with its golden sands and clear, blue sea just footsteps away from your tent, caravan or mobile home? With the days getting longer and the first glimmer of warmth in the air, Easter is the perfect time to get busy with a bucket and spade or to make a splash in the shallows. Better still, join the adrenaline-filled team at Cornwall Watersports, our activities partner, for some fun on the water. They offer expert lessons in paddleboarding, kayaking and windsurfing and are seriously in the know when it comes to making the most of Pentewan’s natural assets.

Discover Pentewan Valley on two wheels

Flat, accessible and largely traffic-free, the Pentewan Valley multi-use trail follows the old railway between Pentewan and St Austell. Hire bikes from Pentewan Valley Cycle Hire then take your pick of directions to take. Pedal your way to the beautiful fishing village of Mevagissey with its tightly packed streets and bustling harbour, make a beeline for the romantic port of Charlestown home to the Shipwreck and Heritage Centre or join the Clay Trails and take in the unique landscape of Cornwall’s china clay mining area. There are also cycle routes to Eden and Heligan. Hire bikes for a week, a day or half a day.

Visit the Eden Project by bus

Make getting to the Eden Project part of the adventure by jumping on the number 24 First Kernow bus which stops on our doorstep, then make a quick change onto the number 101 at St Austell Bus Station. You’ll bag yourself discounted entry to the must-visit eco-attraction as a pat on the back for being green then fill your day exploring the world-famous biomes and getting stuck into the family activities. From 24 March to 15 April you can expect everything from egg hunts and Easter inspired games to a giant inflatable challenge.

China clay cycle ride to Wheal Martyn Museum

Mix Cornish culture with hands-on fun at Wheal Martyn Museum which is a 5 mile pedal from Pentewan. Telling the storying of Cornwall’s china clay industry, the museum is set within 26 acres of wonderful woodland and is home to a beautifully preserved Victorian china clay works. See the huge clay pit being worked (you may even catch the blasting of the rock face with dynamite), get up close to Cornwall’s largest working waterwheel and run wild on the nature trails and play areas.

For handy public transport info, check out www.travelinesw.com

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