Hooray, we’re on stay-cation at the moment! It’s definitely been a crazy week. Not only have I been nominated for a blogging award (I am so shocked and please vote for me here!) but we’re currently staying at the stunning Bedruthan Hotel and Spa that’s sits above Mawgan Porth in Cornwall. Despite the weather, we’re having the most perfect little break away.
As I type this I’m sat in a beautiful lounge in Bedruthan Steps Hotel, in front of a really cosy log fire, sipping on an ice cold glass of cider.
This is the first time I’ve felt this relaxed in a long time.
I must admit, knowing that we were going on stay-cation with an active toddler, I was a little bit sceptical about how chilled out our holiday would be, especially with the weather forecast looking so dismal.
Today it was absolutely pouring down with rain and the wind was battering our sea view window. It looked absolutely torrential outside, but we decided to embrace the elements and headed out to the onsite play park.
The views from the play park are the same as from our room and as you can see, it’s an absolutely stunning location. You can see from the waves that it’s a pretty choppy day. The wind was so fierce that at one point I wasn’t sure if we’d actually stay grounded. We were definitely the only crazy family that had embraced the wind and headed outside.
There are two outdoor play zones at Bedruthan. One dedicated to older children with big climbing frames and a trampoline, and another aimed at toddlers with a big wooden pirate ship, some wooden vehicles and a few ride on diggers.
We played outside in the pouring rain for ten minutes before deciding that maybe we should head back into the warmth. But suddenly the wind eased up a bit and the sun popped it’s head out. We were so grateful.
It was still so cold outside though and although Evie was dressed for the elements in her Wet Wednesdays gear, one very silly person (me) forgot to pack a decent rain coat and wellies so I was frozen by the time we left.
Evie is absolutely obsessed with those little £1 a ride cars that you find around towns and in supermarkets, so she was in her element when she saw that the wooden boats and other vehicles had steering wheels. She insisted on driving every single one.
Isn’t this little ice cream van just the sweetest? Jamie tried to ask Evie for some ice cream but when met with any question at the moment, our toddler always says no. Too bad Jamie! I am starting to wonder who really is the child is though. Jamie insisted on trying out every single part of the park too.
Evie spent a good half an hour exploring everything and we spent a good half an hour trying so hard to not get blown away. I really wish we had a little park like this near us though, because it was just perfect.
Even though it didn’t have any swings, and only one slide, it was so nice to let Evie explore unassisted. Because of her age, we normally have to help her up onto the swings or onto the rides/slides, but today we could just let her run about and climb as she pleased.
The heavens decided to open up again and despite still playing for a bit, someone got a bit grumpy (ok, that was also me!) and insisted on retreating back indoors.
We still have a few days left of our stay-cation and I can’t wait to share the rest with you. Keep your eyes peeled because the hotel is gorgeous!
Have you embraced the weather and been out in the rain lately? What do you think of this play park at Bedruthan Steps?
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