We took Evie on her first ever picnic this week. Hopefully it’s the first of many this summer. We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place. But St. Ives does gets VERY busy in summer and it can be frustrating trying to find a spot to sit where there’s space for Evie to run around, as well as somewhere you’re sheltered from the pesky seagulls.
Just past the Tate Gallery and Porthmeor beach, the cliff path opens up and there is a little spot called ‘Mans Head’, named for a rock that looks very much like a head. Home to lots of dog walkers but thankfully not many seagulls, this was the perfect spot for us.
The walk to ‘Mans Head’ is about ten minutes and the path is slightly inland which makes it safe for little ones to run free. Evie had lots of fun finding sticks along the pathway and was so excited to get ride up on daddy’s shoulders.
We were really surprised that she sat down and ate nicely on the grass because she always eats in a high chair. She was so well behaved and absolutely loved picking and choosing foods from her little lunch boxes.
It was so sweet to see Evie and Jamie sitting and eating together, especially somewhere Jamie spent most of his childhood. He used to be one of the crazy teenagers that cliff jumped here (youtube shows you how high it is!)
Obviously being surrounded by cliff edges doesn’t make the best spot for children to run around, but there was lots of space in this little opening for Evie to play safely. We’re so happy that we got some lovely family pictures. We normally always forget to take a camera.[sliderpro id=”14″]
Our first ever date together was a picnic, so it was lovely taking Evie for her first picnic date. I love picnics. They’re such a fun summer activity and are a great excuse to go for long walks in the country or by the seaside.
Have you been on a picnic with your family yet this summer? Which spots are your favourite?
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