June Farm Highlights and Cornish Events July 2019

Posted on June 28th, 2019

So we are in the height of summer and loving it here on the farm. Some of the rain in early June followed by the heatwave at the end has brought out the best in the hedgerows and flower boarders. The farm, lakes and gardens are all looking lush.

We’d love you to take a minute and check out what we’ve been up to in June, opportunities for your next holiday here and things out and about to inspire you with our Cornish events July 2019 family guide.  

June Farm Highlights and Cornish Events July 2019

Short Breaks from 31st August.

We have opened up the end of August into September for short breaks. I know many of you are tied to school holidays and find the mix of higher summer pricing and difficulty of taking a full week away from work a problem. A short break from 31st August could be the answer. From just over £500 you can enjoy a short break and recharge the batteries as a family ahead of the new school term.

Coombe Mill lodges in summer

The Royal Cornwall Show

This is always a highlight in the farming calendar. Not a week to try and reach anywhere the other side of Wadebridge as a holiday maker, but a great day out if you enjoy county shows. It is chance for Nick and I to be inspired by new ideas and we enjoyed a lovely day out there.

Royal Cornwall Show 2019

Foot Bridge over the Camel under repair.

Farmer Nick spotted the wood starting to rot on our foot bridge and quickly declared it out of bounds. Instead of doing the easy option of just replacing the wood, he deployed a more complicated but superior system of replacing the wood with non slip plastic decking similar to that used successfully on Heligan’s deck last year. With the help of our eldest two sons they had it all completed in a week. Not only does it look smart, but the non slip surface is much better than the old system of wood with wire mesh over the top.  

 

New Bridge repairs

Activity Hour

We have been making bow and arrows and having fun hitting homemade targets in half term. It is always a popular activity although it does get quite competitive! If you are joining us in July I’m looking at mindfulness and the kindness trail and nature photo frames.

 

 

On the Farm June 2019

Hello Bamby

Friendly the deer gave birth to a gorgeous little fawn to set things rolling. The little one was up and running with Mum within a week delighting all who spotted her. We now know there is at least another two and are hoping there are more we haven’t yet discovered. 

Turkeys on the Move

After the disaster of losing both of our Turkey chicks last month the Turkeys have begun to lay again, however it seemed the crows were the beneficiary of their efforts. Farmer Nick and the guests moved them from Jurassic Park into the old aviaries where they have plenty of space, a wilderness to chomp through and a totally enclosed home open to the elements but not the crows! Fingers crossed for good news to follow.

Turkeys on the Move

Shearing sheep

With the stop start rain in early to mid June, keeping the sheep dry ahead of shearing was quite challenging. We managed it with a quick team effort to lead the flock indoors ahead of another downpour. Thankfully they only had to spend one night indoors before our shearer was on hand to relieve them of their winter coats. Timing crossed perfectly with the morning feed run giving a wonderful chance for the children to stop on their rounds and watch an expert at work.  

 

 

If you are feeling inspired to visit us in July, here are a few of the local activities you might want to plan your visit around.

Cornish Events July 2019 local to Coombe Mill

 

Cornish Events July 2019

Venue

Date

Price

Find out more

Distance from Coombe Mill

Classic car show with family entertainment, food stalls, bouncy castle etc

Wadebridge showground

14th July

£7.50 Under 12 Free

Wheels Classic Vehicle Show 20 minutes

Wind in the Willows at Bedruthan outdoor theatre

Bedruthan Steps

6th July 4.30 for 5pm show

 £12 adults £7 children

Quantum outdoor theatre production 40 minutes

Liskeard Agricultural Show.

With family entertainment

 

Merrymeat near Liskeard. Free buses from Liskeard town

13th July

 

Adults £10, children £4 under 5 Free 

www.liskeardshow.org 35 minutes

Launceston Agricultural Show

 

Kennards House Launceston

25th July

Adult: £12 and Child: £3 Under 12 free  https://www.launcestonshow.co.uk 35 minutes

Bodmin riding and Herritage weekend. Ancient Cornish Festival

 

 

Bodmin Town 

5 – 7th July

No entry fee  Activities,stalls and procession in the town centre.

https://bodminrandh.wixsite.com/mysite 20 minutes

 

Port Eliot Festival

Lappa Valley, St Newlyn East, Newquay

16th June

Dads go Free on Father’s Day

Normal rates:

Adults £12.50, Kids £10.95. Family discounts. Coombe Mill discount cards from reception.

http://launcestonsteamrally.com/ 25 mins

Chapterhouse Theatre shows Wuthering Heights

Pencarrow House7th July

Adults £16£11 Kids 5 – 16. Under 5 Free

http://www.pencarrow.co.uk/news-and-events/10 minutes

Tintagel old Post Office (National Trust) Rag Rug Workshop

Post Office Tintagel31st July

Activities free, normal admission charges apply

Adult £4.80

Child £2.40

Family discounts available.

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/tintagel-old-post-office25 mins 

Nb: I have not been paid or sponsored to mention these places, they are just the events in June 2019 that I feel would be of interest to Coombe Mill Guests.

Wishing you and your family a very happy July and hoping the summer sun hangs around for us all.    

Fiona x

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