Despite only having a week in Cornwall for our holiday we managed to fit absolutely loads in, mainly because everything is within easy reach. I thought it would be nice to share some of our highlights in this blog post.
1.The Monkey Sanctuary in Looe:
The rescue centre houses over 39 individual monkey's (Capuchin Monkeys, Woolly Monkeys, Barbary Macaques) that have all been rescued and saved to begin a new life.
First on the list to visit were the Woolly Monkeys, especially to see baby Lily born Saturday 18th October 2014.
Baby Lily was incredibly cute and watching her play mischievously with her mother Maya clearly showed what a wonderful bond they have.
We also got to meet the Capuchin Monkeys now hugely popular due to the 'Night at the Museum' movies and an especially cheeky Boo Boo whose favourite food is sweet potato (a girl after my own heart).A word of warning, if you happen to be under her when she wants a wee your reactions better be quick, as you could be in for an early shower.
Whilst the sanctuary is small in size it has some wonderful monkeys, a bat cave and lovely gardens. Tickets are charged at £8 per adult and for a family ticket £25.
2. Eden Project:
I have wanted to visit the Eden Project since it opened its doors in March 2001. So when we got the opportunity to visit during our stay I was really pleased.
The Eden Project offers a wonderful collection of plants collected from all around the world.
The plants are split into two biodomes (a tropical and Mediterranean environment) emulating a natural biome.
Prepare yourself for the heat in the tropical biodome, with treks along steep paths, but all your efforts will be rewarded, half way up there is a wonderfully refrigerated house to help cool yourself down.
All this walking is making me hungry so yes you guessed it there was the much needed foodie pit stop.
The food on offer in Eden is wonderful, I really enjoyed tucking into the chicken wrapped in parma ham, bulgur wheat salad, chicory with goats cheese and beetroot. Of course dessert was also needed, a delicious carrot cake.
Important things to note, the Eden project is not a cheap attraction at £25 per adult and a family ticket costing £69. Top tip would be to buy your tickets online at least a day before you visit and you can save 10% on the entrance price.
During high season there are considerable crowds both queuing for tickets and in the Biodomes. Whilst we had a wonderful visit I am not sure the entrance price matches up with what is on offer; but that said we did spend a whole day wandering round.
Tickets cost £12.50 for an adult and for a family £34. Have a look at train times on the website.
Thank you Cornwall for a wonderful stay, we loved your beautiful scenery, revitalising fresh air and superb food.