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Our Trevella Park Family Holiday, Crantock – Part 1

Our Trevella Park Family Holiday, Crantock – Part 1

Reconnecting as a family at Trevella Park

Everyone has their go-to holiday place. The one where you know you’re going to have a great time and already holds many happy memories. Mine’s Cornwall, the last county in England, or the first depending on where you’re standing. Where the land ends and the living is easy. It’s my little piece of heaven which the boys, Daz and I come back to year after year and Trevella Park in Crantock is the perfect base to from which to explore.

Set back on the road from Newquay to Crantock, Trevella is a 5 star, award winning holiday park for campers, caravaners and glampers. You can take your own or hire one of their caravans, safari tents or geo dome tents and is just the ticket if, like us, you prefer to avoid any holiday parks with pubs and entertainment. We like to go away to relax and reconnect as a family as well as make the most of our days rather than party through the night.

On site there’s a heated swimming pool and toddler pool, a small cafe, 2 large play areas; one for toddlers and one for older kids, a small arcade, shop, a launderette and resident owl, bunnies, and cockatiel but perhaps the best features though are the picturesque fishing lakes and rangers activities.

We’ve stayed in Trevella once before, it seems like an age ago, but it has remained one of our best holidays with the boys. It was where we first set foot on the beautiful beach in Crantock and couldn’t believe our luck on discovering such a beautiful part of the country (our bonkers spaniel loved it too as it’s one of the few glorious sandy beaches which allow dogs all round.) We’ve been back to Crantock several times since but Trevella is by far our favourite place we’ve stayed and judging by the reactions to my social media updates of our mini break, is the favourite of many of you already.

breakfast on the decking at Trevella Park caravan and campsite in Cornwall


The caravans are set so you feel a real sense of space and security. We stayed in Lake View 20, accessed through a key fob operated security gate and with a glimmer of the stunning lake just a stones throw away. The 3 bedroom superior caravan boasted decking which caught the morning sun and importantly for us, a gate to stop the toddler escaping. (You can read more about the different caravans here)

breakfast time

It was being well equipped for a self catering holiday and enjoying al fresco meals, they’re comfortable enough for a chilled evening playing board games and watching TV after some full on adrenalin fuelled days. Even with 5 of us, it felt spacious and judging by the long lazy lie ins the boys had, we all found it incredibly comfortable!

the beautiful setting of the Lake view caravans in Trevella Park, Crantock in Cornwall

With the weather on our side we made full use of Trevella during our stay. The older teens mooched around exploring the site, playing in the arcade, making lots of snack trips to the shop and revisiting their younger, screen free years in the park as well as cooling off in the pool. After a full day surfing thanks to hiring boards from the onsite Crantock Beach and Bike Hire shop, we didn’t get even a glimmer of the word ‘bored”

the beautiful setting of the Lake view caravans in Trevella Park, Crantock in Cornwall

The toddler was an absolute delight the whole holiday, I’m putting it down to hang so much to do on the park, busy days, Daz and I being so relaxed and being able to explore and play safely and that’s where I’ll leave it for today.

In Part 2 I’m sharing all the activities we did as well as the other things you can do in the area.

making the most of the self catering facilities in the caravan in Trevella park


We were invited down to Trevella Park to experience a family holiday. All words and photography are entirely my own. 

a fabulous family holiday in a family friendly holiday park in Cornwall. this photo was taken on the local nearly Crantock beach near Newquay

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  1. 3rd June 2016 / 10:43 pm

    This looks like such a lovely place to stay! Can’t wait to see what you got up to x

  2. 5th June 2016 / 8:22 am

    How lovely. I’ve always wanted to visit Cornwall and this park looks like the ideal spot. Looking forward to seeing the activities next

  3. 5th June 2016 / 10:20 pm

    It sounds like a wonderful holiday, can’t wait to read part two! The caravan looks lovely and perfect for a family break. I too love Conrwall I have only visited once as a child but loved it and have such fond memories, I hope to take my own children one day. Although I live in Northumberland the last county in England xx

  4. 6th June 2016 / 4:05 pm

    Looks like a great place to stay. Look forward to hearing about for the fun you got up to X

  5. 6th June 2016 / 4:43 pm

    That looks nice. I do love family-friendly places. I think we do pass Crantock every time we go to Newquay… I’m trying to picture it in my head…

    • 6th June 2016 / 9:34 pm

      It’s the next place along from Newquay heading south. I much prefer that beach as it’s more spread out. There isn’t much of Cornwall that I don’t like to be honest though.

  6. 6th June 2016 / 9:54 pm

    We stayed in sine thing similar in Dawlish and monkey keeps asking to go back. They have come on so much since I was a child!! Sounds like you had a great time look forward to reading part 2 x

    • 7th June 2016 / 2:31 pm

      We had a caravan when I was little and I never remember it being as nice as they are now, (we’re actually not that far from Dawlish but rarely go there)

  7. Silly Mummy
    6th June 2016 / 11:38 pm

    Sounds like a lovely place! I really like Cornwall (though not the journey there – no matter how far you have come, I swear that the distance from Exeter to anywhere you may be going in Devon or Cornwall takes 5 times as long again!). I’m not a fan of camping or caravans in general, but that one looks really nice! (Lucy/R is for Hoppit)

    • 7th June 2016 / 2:27 pm

      It was Lucy, Devon traffic is a little slower I agree. We do things more slow paced down here!

  8. 7th June 2016 / 8:49 am

    Looks like a super cosy caravan! Can’t wait for part 2 to hear what you got up to!

    • 7th June 2016 / 2:26 pm

      It was really comfortable, we’ve stayed in some dreadful ones before and this was by far the best.

  9. 7th June 2016 / 9:31 am

    I have heard of trevella holidays I seem to recall my foster mum went before she had me and she said it was a great stay. Can’t wait to see what fun you get up to xx

    • 7th June 2016 / 2:23 pm

      It’s a fantastic place to go as a family or couple and the perfect base for exploring Cornwall.

  10. 7th June 2016 / 10:07 pm

    This sounds fab! I’ve always wanted to visit Cornwall and this place would be perfect for us – especially as I do like comfort on my holidays 🙂 The caravans sound really homey and lovely and I imagine the scenery is just incredible.

  11. 12th June 2016 / 6:20 am

    What a beautiful and lovely place, I have never stayed in a caravan park of sorts before nor visited Cornwall but I am hoping to visit later this year if not next summer.

    • 12th June 2016 / 10:32 pm

      it really was, I’m finding so many other people have stayed there too. It seems very popular and I can see why.

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