The Lost Gardens of Heligan
The Lost Gardens of Heligan is one of the most popular destinations in Cornwall both for tourists and locals. The Gardens are one of the most popular botanical gardens in the UK. The gardens are typical of the 19th century Gardenesque style with areas of different character and in different design styles. You can explore the amazing gardens for hours. There is also a lot of farmland and you can visit all kinds of animals, please see the website for feeding times and different animal exhibits. During the busier times for example school holidays they have many activities, where your children can do anything from crafts, to adventure play, to a silent disco and toasting marshmallows on a campfire. They also give the kids a trail to follow around the gardens to look out for different activities. It is a fantastic way to keep the kids entertained for a whole day and really get them immersed in nature. Heligan is also dog friendly so your furry friend doesn’t have to miss out either. There are a few different food outlets there and sometimes they do BBQ food in the warmer months but quite often we take a packed lunch and just have that and then treat the kids to an ice cream, this makes it quite a cost effective way to spend a whole day.
About St Austell
One of the biggest towns in Cornwall and a great location to visit the South Coast, St Austell was once a huge player in the China Clay industry and you can see all around the town there are piles of slag, sometimes referred to as the Cornish Alps. St Austell is the gateway to Charlestown and is close to Mevagissey. It also the home of the world famous Eden project which is situated just outside the town. There are plenty of shops in the town centre and some fantastic accommodation listings in the area.