Summer Holiday Farm News & Cornish Events August 2019

Posted on August 2nd, 2019

So the summer holidays are well underway and we are excited to be full of families enjoying the best of farm life and Cornish attractions. Do take a minute to check out what we’ve been up to during July and see the Cornish events we think you’ll like during August 2019.

Summer Holiday Farm News and Cornish Events August

Last Minute Availability

August

We still have a couple of spaces on 17th and 24th August. If you have yet to sort anything this summer and perhaps only have a few days available, get in contact and we’ll see if we can sort something out for a short break. Full weeks are still directly bookable online

September

If you are not tied to the school holidays, September is a lovely time to visit. The prices come down and you can book any 3 nights upwards to suit your family.

tractor and trailer at coombe Mill Holidays

A heat wave for Cornwall.

We have been enjoying some amazing summer weather this year with long sunny days and real warmth in the sun. Our guests have been relishing the lovely weather and taking advantage of the beautiful Cornish beaches. The little train track on the other hand has been less happy and the expansion joints failed in the heat. Thankfully Farmer Nick is a bit of a DIY superstar and came up with a new engineering solution that he had implemented and running within the day so that no one missed their evening train ride.

 

Everyone loves a good wedding

Remember Farmer Amber? We’ve always stayed in touch since she moved on last summer and were thrilled to be invited to her wedding in July. Right in the middle of the Cornish heat wave it was a very happy day. We attended in shifts whilst simultaneously managing changeover here at Coombe Mill. Amber and Mo certainly had a fairytale start to what we hope will be a long and happy married life together.

Summer Wedding Amber and Mo

Roar; it’s a Dinosaur!

Activity hour was based around a dinosaur theme for July. We had great fun making medals, painting models and completing a dinosaur trail that finished with finding dinosaurs set in ice that the children had to chisel out.  If you are with us for August, don’t forget to sign up in reception. We will be looking at raft races and piñata making.

 

Dinosaur activity hour

On the Farm

No news is Good news in summer

July is a quiet month on the farm. The animals have all been chilling out and basking in the summer sun. However, despite the lush pastures down here in the valley they are still happy to come and meet the children from the tractor each morning on the feed run.

Animals at Coombe Mill in July 2019

Alpaca shearing

The most notable activity of the month was watching the alpaca shearing. Our shearer covers the whole of the UK and Northern France. We have to wait our turn and typically the poor alpaca endured the first round of summer heat with their winter coats still in place. Finally their date arrived and Colin, with his usual swift and competent handling, had Toffee and Caramel looking super smart and lightweight in no time. The difference in their appearance is amazing, as is the way Colin takes time to explain to the children what he is going to do so they understand and are not afraid. 

 

Alpaca sheering

 

Baby Chicks

Our Polish Banthams from May have been rehomed locally and we have Mummy Hen and her newborns now occupying their fully enclosed home. Mother and all 8 chicks are thriving in the beautiful summer sun and becomming very accustomed to a daily cuddle. 

 

Summer Chicks at Coombe Mill

Cornish Events August 2019 local to Coombe Mill

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

 

Cornish Events August 2019

Venue

Date

Price

Find out more

Distance from Coombe Mill

Creation Fest

(Christain music festival)

Wadebridge showground

3 – 9th August

Free

https://www.resortcornwall.com/events/Wadebridge/668/Creation+Fest/ 20 minutes

Autism Day at Cornwall’s Regimental Museum

The Keep, Bodmin 

4th August 10 am – 12pm

 Free

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/autism-friendly-earlybird-summer-opening-2019-tickets-55074656781/amp 20 minutes

 

Hits from the Blitz. Entertainment

Pencarrow House

 

16th August from 6pm

Adults £12 (in advance) Under 16 free

http://www.pencarrow.co.uk/ 15 minutes

Bodmin Carnival

 

High Street Bodmin 5pm

17th August

Free https://bodmin.gov.uk/event/bodmin-carnival/ 20 minutes

 

Daily workshops for kids who love the outdoors

 

Wheal Martyn Clay Museum St Austell 

Daily

Price varies by activity

https://www.wheal-martyn.com/ 35 minutes

 

Wild Wednesdays summer holiday kids club

Eden Project

Every Wednesday in August

For 7 – 11 years £28 each

https://www.edenproject.com/visit/whats-on/wild-wednesdays-summer-holiday-kids-club 25 mins

Cirucs Funtasia

Bodmin Fair Park

 

21 – 26th August Early evening

Adults & Kids £9 Under 2 Free

https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Plymouth/Fair-Park-/Circus-Funtasia/13571593/ 20 minutes

Cataclews

Ceilidh band playing traditional folk & originals

YHA Treyarnon Bay, Tregonnan, Padstow

31st August

Free

https://cornwall365.com/events/sunset-session-with-cataclews-2/25 mins 

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

Wishing you all a very happy summer holiday and hope we might see you here on the farm soon.

Fiona x

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