January 2019 Highlights & Cornish Events February

Posted on February 1st, 2019

So January 2019 is finally through and we are enjoying the early signs of spring on the farm with lengthening days and spring flowers. If you need something to see you through to summer we may just have the answer.

anuary 2019 Holiday Highlights & Cornish Events February

Lowest Prices and Short breaks you can’t refuse

There has never been a better year to visit Coombe Mill. We lowered our weekly prices at the end of last year and to this we have extended our short break period. Give the family an instant winter pick me up with a bargain short break on the dates you choose this February half term. Our winters are warmer than most and the farm animals will be thrilled to see you.

 

feeding deer in winter at Coombe Mill

 

If it is a summer holiday you really want but just don’t have the spare days to take off or the funds for a summer week, we have extended our short breaks to the last week of June. Don’t just dream of summer, book it.

June Holiday at Coombe Mill Farm Cornwall

What we’ve been improving in January 2019.

January may be quite in terms of visitors, but it has been a busy month for us in forward bookings and holiday upgrades.

 New Sand Diggers

The sand diggers we introduced a few years ago have been so popular and well used they were falling apart, despite many ‘fix it’ attempts by Farmer Nick. On the back of their popularity we have invested in bigger, stronger, commercial equivalents, that should withstand the heavy use much better.  Head on over next time you are here and give them a try. 

Just testing Farmer Nick? 

New play sand diggers for Coombe Mill Holidays

 

Willow Cottage has a new Kitchen

Farmer Nick has been putting his expertise from Honeysuckle to use in Willow. It now boasts the same kitchen upgrade giving a lighter and more contemporary look together with new stylish sofas for the living area.

Colour for Trebah Lodge

Trebah has had some lovely new ruby red sofas to brighten up the living room and add a splash of colour and comfort.

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On the Farm

We have been working hard to move the animals round the grazing fields and eek out the hay after last year’s long dry summer. Fingers crossed we should have enough now to see us through to spring.

The miniature ponies are now coming down to see the guests in the mornings and enjoy a piece of apple.  An all weather walk in home makes the guinea pigs a firm favourite with the children, who are encouraged to visit at any time of the day. 

Ponies and Guinea Pigs

 

What’s on in Cornwall to tempt you in February

While you can easily spend a full day with us on the farm it is also fun to explore Cornwall. Not all attractions are open in the winter months but these are a few of the family friendly Cornish events and attractions open in February around us.

Event

Venue

Date

Price

Find out more

Distance from Coombe Mill

Ice skating

Invisible world : Oceans

Eden Project

Until 24th February

From 2nd Feb

£3.50 – £7.00 (Plus Entry to Eden Project)

Free with entry £25 child (4 – 15) £12.60

https://www.edenproject.com/40 minutes

Castle Quest

Training the Troops

Pendennis Castle

16 – 24th Feb 10am – 4pm

18 – 22nd Feb 10am – 3.30pm

£10.50 Child (2 – 17) £6.30https://www.english-heritage.org.uk1 hr 10 mins
Trains for kidsLappa ValleyOpens 16 – 24th Feb then weekends in March£7.50http://www.lappavalley.co.uk40 mins
Falconry displays Screetch Owl Wildlife ParkOpen from 16th Feb£11.50 Child (3 – 14) £9https://screechowlsanctuary.co.uk/30 mins

Winter Twig ID walk

Ranger Day Hazel Pollading

Llanhydrock Estate National Trust

9th Feb 10am – 12pm

16th Feb 10am – 3pm

£8.45 child £4.20https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lanhydrock25 mins
Meet zoo animals. Activities throughout the day.Newquay ZooOpen everydayfrom 10am – 4pm£15.50 child 3 – 15) £11.45https://www.newquayzoo.org.uk/40 mins
Trampoline ParkBodmin iBounceOpen daily£9.95https://www.i-bounce.co.uk/15 mins

Nb: I have not been paid or sponsored to mention these places, they are just the events in February that I feel would be of interest to Coombe Mill Guests.

 

January 2019 has certainly been a productive one here on the farm but we are ready to take on the new season and welcome you to all the farm has to offer.  I hope you will be able to join us at some point and even take advantage of what’s on in Cornwall during February. No BREXIT surcharges here.

With all good wishes for a happy February

Fiona.