Special Offers

Holidays in Cornwall

“Minack Theatre, Padstow ‘Obby ‘Oss, Blue Flag Beaches… so much to see and do”

Holidays in Cornwall are a magical experience with so many attractions just waiting to be explored.

Lamorna Lodge – overlooking one of Cornwall’s blue flag beaches, Carbis Bay – offers the perfect base around which to build wonderful holidays in Cornwall.

The following are just a handful of attraction suggestions, places we always recommend visiting:

Minack Theatre

The Minack Theatre takes your breath away. This open-air cliff-top stage was the inspiration and life’s work of Rowena Cade who died in 1983 although you would be forgiven for thinking its history dated far further back.

Minack is Cornish for ‘rocky place’ and from 1931 until 1983 The Minack Theatre was conceived, planned and shaped to become what it is today – a 750 seat fully equipped auditorium with a rich programme of summer season drama.

See the sub tropical rockeries, take in the views, soak up the atmosphere and learn more about the Minack Theatre and her remarkable founder.

Helston Flora Day

The town of Helston is known as the ‘home of the Furry Dance’ and Flora Day is held every year on May 8th when the whole town is festooned with local greenery and bluebells that grow profusely locally.

Helston Flora Day probably pre-dates Christianity and is a day of dances - starting bright and early at 7am! Throughout the day and to the beat of a big bass drum, the dancing goes on with the main dance held at noon – a formal affair with men in morning dress and ladies in ballgowns.

Besides dancing, Helston Flora Day offers fairground attractions, crafts and food and the festivities spill into the small hours

If you’d like to experience Helston Flora Day as part of your holidays in Cornwall, please contact us to check accommodation availability.

Padstow ‘Obby ‘Oss

On the 1st of May Padstow celebrates the beginning of summer with the world famous Padstow ‘Obby ‘Oss celebrations.

The Padstow ‘Obby ‘Oss is one of the oldest surviving traditions, with its roots in bygone times. Today the celebrations include unaccompanied singing around the town’s streets at midnight, music and dancing throughout the day and celebrating summer’s advent by decking the town in greenery and flowers.

Trevithick Day

Trevithick Day celebrates the life of inventor Richard Trevithick who is regarded as the pioneer of the high-pressure steam engine.

His ‘Puffing Devil’ locomotive’s inaugural trip up Camborne Hill on Christmas Eve in 1801 is considered to be one of the first passenger-carrying road vehicle trips.

Trevithick Day festivities encompass model exhibitions, fun fairs, street entertainment, dancing, a parade of miniature engines and the star attractions, a steam parade and steam engines display.

The evocative Trevithick Day is held on the last Saturday of April every year – well worth a visit if your holidays in Cornwall coincide with this date.

Blue Flag Beaches

Holidays in Cornwall offer an abundance of Blue Flag Beaches.

‘The Blue Flag Programme works towards sustainable development at beaches/marinas through strict criteria dealing with water quality, environmental education and information, environmental management, safety and other services’.

Blue Flag Beaches are safe, clean and well managed with good facilities.

Carbis Bay St Ives, Porthmeor Beach St Ives and Porthminster St Ives are Blue Flag Beaches right on our doorstep.

Lost Gardens of Heligan

The enigmatic Lost Gardens of Heligan are evocative of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ and ‘The Secret Garden’ as after years of neglect these amazing gardens have been restored to life over the past two decades.

The award-winning garden restoration is internationally acclaimed, though the Gardens of Heligan are far from complete. With an extensive range of flora and fauna within the gardens and estate, the focus is on respecting and protecting nature today and for future generations who will enjoy it.

Lose yourself in The Lost Gardens of Heligan, learn about its beguiling history, visit Hordemoor Hide, its Wildlife interpretation Centre and take the time to enjoy a Cornish cream tea.

One of the UK’s most popular botanical gardens, The Lost Gardens of Heligan is located near Megavissey – a short drive from our hotel.