2021 - A Cornish Christmas Cracker
4 daysThe Padstow Christmas Festival is one of the largest in the UK bringing together chefs, local food producers and crafts-folk to celebrate Christmas in a captivating waterside setting and where you can taste the best of Cornish food and drink. Lots of Christmas cheer, lots of lovely pubs and restaurants - what could be better on a weekend in December? The included visit to Bodmin Jail - Cornwall's newest attraction rounds the weekend off nicely.
PRICE FROM ? £319 per person
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Your ItineraryDay 1 - From your chosen joining point our feeder vehicle will take you to our designated interchange point where your holiday begins. After joining your holiday coach, heading to the south west and your resort hotel pausing for refreshment opportunities. Breakfast & dinner included for the next 3 nights.
Days 2 & 3 - At leisure with 2 included excursions.
Padstow Christmas Festival
The very best food and fayre from local and regional companies. Over the past few years Padstow Christmas Festival has earned a great reputation for its diverse, high quality and interesting food and drink producers. The festival highlights; exciting local and regional companies and their amazing products. A treasure trove of beautiful, contemporary gifts and handmade crafts. From quirky signs and dog bandanas, and from Cornish inspired tea towels, placemats and cards, there's plenty on offer with prices to suit every pocket. Unique and original gifts for you, your loved ones and your home.
Bodmin Jail & The Jamaica Inn- Cornwalls Most Famous Smuggling Inn
An extensive range of food is served all day The cobbled courtyard, beamed ceilings, roaring log fires and real ales evoke the past of Jamaica Inn, which can be seen from the A30 trunk road.The Inn also has a Smuggling Museum full of artefacts and where tales of Cornish smugglers, wreckers and villains are brought wonderfully to life in a short film. Its Daphne du Maurier Museum has many recently acquired exhibits including the original letters to Daphne and her husband from the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Lord Mountbatten and others.
Daphne du Maurier's passing in 1989 was a great loss, both to literature and to Cornwall. In memory of her, a room was created here at Jamaica Inn which is full of memorabilia, including her Sheraton writing desk on top of which is a packet of the du Maurier cigarettes named after her father. Some of her books were turned into very successful films including Rebecca, starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine as well as The Birds, starring Tippi Hendren and Rod Taylor.
Bodmin Jail -The Past Comes Back to Life.
The brand new £8.5million immersive visitor attraction sees the introduction of a brand new ‘Dark Walk’ experience and a completely new level of interest interwoven throughout these impressive buildings.
Built in 1779 for King George III, Bodmin Jail has played an important role in Cornwall’s history and this bold redevelopment gives visitors the chance to delve into an intriguing hidden history. A massive investment in Cornwall’s tourism and visitor economy, this was the biggest attraction opening in 2020 with its state-of-the-art technology allowing for a more immersive experience. Entrance included.
Day 4 - After breakfast, say farewell as you head back to interchange and onwards to your home towns. Back to top
AccommodationBOWOOD PARK HOTEL & GOLF CLUB, Nr CAMELFORD
Situated in the heart of North Cornwall on the fringes of the glorious Cornish coastline, this modern, low-rise 3* hotel occupies 230 acres of rolling hills and woodland. All bedrooms are equipped with TV and tea / coffee making facilities. The restaurant put an emphasis on home-cooked dining using locally sourced produce whilst the bar offers an informal setting with comfy chairs and scenic views across the golf course from the terrace. There is no lift but there are a few ground floor rooms. Single rooms are doubles for sole use. Back to top