Some thing to do to keep the children entertained 

If you’re heading to the popular tourist destinations of Polperro or Looe this February Half Term or even just thinking about booking a much-needed out of season 3 night short break – there are plenty of activities and attractions close by which will appeal to the whole family, and make your holiday in Cornwall – One to remember.

Crumplehorn Cottages have eight cottages sleeping two to six guests, all situated in the actual coastal resorts of Polperro and Looe.

For availability please click on the link to our website (Above) – Or call 01503 265143 – Where we will be happy to help you.


Book day fishing at Bake Lakes – Under 12’s go free, with a paying adult.

The lake is managed by a local owner, and stocked well with Coy Carp, to catch by rod.

For more details contact –

Bake Lakes Fishing, Trerulefoot, Saltash, PL12 5BW

Tel: 07798 585836 or 01503 263349 (evenings only)

e-mail –  [email protected]



Try your hand either shark or mackerel fishing out of the port of Looe!

Book your space on Swallow – a 38ft Lochin. (Named after the famous smuggling ship in Polperro) It is one of Looe’s top charter vessels catering for novices to experienced anglers. The skipper is local and experienced, he’s a keen angler himself and RYA yacht master holder.

With an on board W.C, Cooker for heating food, tea and coffee facilities, seating in the cabin and the added bonus of on deck for your comfort while you fish.

Swallow offers: shark, reef, wreck fishing. two-hour mackerel trips, half day trips, basking shark or dolphin spotting trips, corporate days out, filming and private charter.

Contact Skipper – Murray Collings: 07831 616316 – He’ll be happy to help you.



Visit the Monkey Sanctuary at Murrayton, Near Looe – See rescued Woolley monkeys and a bat colony. Then wander through the gardens – complete with childrens playpark, and enjoy a meal or a snack at Treetops Cafe.

The Monkey Sanctuary Looe – Murrayton Looe PL13 1NZ

For opening times call 01503 262532

Under 5′s go free!

Don’t Forget! Your entry entitles you to membership of The Monkey Sanctuary for a whole year, including FREE UNLIMITED RE-ENTRY!

Ideal if you are planning more than one break in Cornwall this year!

Click on the link below to see some great footage of the primates who have been rescued, and learn more about the Monkey Sanctuary.



Spend a fun filled day at Trethorne Leisure Park – A fantastic all weather attraction!

With something for all ages – feed baby lambs, milk cows, pony rides, drop slides, trampolines, ball pools, adventure play areas, dodgems, indoor bowling ….. Plus, lots more!

Trethorne Leisure Park Kennards House Launceston Cornwall PL15 8QE

Phone 01566 86324

Email – [email protected]

Trethorne Leisure Park is about 45 minutes away from Crumplehorn Cottages – But well worth the trip!



Join volunteers from Looe VMCA for a Rock Pool Ramble on Weds 15th February 1.30pm – 3pm.

Meet on Hannafore Beach, West Looe (Beneath the Coastguard Station)

This is a FREE to attend activity – Open to all ages.

Just turn up in suitable footwear (e.g. Wellies or shoes that can get wet!) with a coat and a smile!

You’ll be amazed what you’ll in the rock pools at Hannafore.

For more details call Matt Nott on – 07539 530020

The beach kiosk above Hannafore Beach is usually open for Homemade Cornish Cream Teas, hot drinks, pasties and ice-creams  – The Perfect way to finish off a Rock Pool Ramble!




Head inland for 30 minutes and visit the village of MINIONS on the moors.

(Complete with a Minion Road Sign!)

Park up free of charge, and take a walk on Bodmin Moor.

The Hurlers and The Cheesewring are two ancient stone formations, that are stunning to explore – Great to photgraph too.

Then walk on to Gold Diggins, a beautiful water filled quarry – Featured in the song video “Why does it always rain on me?” By Travis.

Click on the link below to see some great footage of Bodmin Moor –



Visit beautiful Talland Bay Beach Cafe near Polperro, and enjoy a home-made Cornish Cream Tea, an ice-cream or a delicious light meal in one of their pretty Beach Huts.

Then wrap up and build a castle on the beach!

Take a look at what’s available at Talland Bay Beach Café by clicking on the link below –



Explore the Lost Gardens of Heligan in south Cornwall.

The history of these beautiful gardens is both poignant and unique –

The Heligan estate, home of the Tremayne family was built in the 1700’s – but due to the death of the entire estate family and workers during WW1 – the building and its grounds were lost for decades, and reclaimed by Nature.

Many years later an explorer discovered the Gardens of the estate lying behind the high garden walls.

Well worth a visit – The plants and wildlife are exceptional – Every photographers dream!

With LOTS to see and do ALL YEAR round.

Special Activities available for children during the school holidays.

(Dogs on leads welcome too)

Click on the link below to see some magical footage of Heligan –



Why not pack a picnic and walk the coastal paths to hidden coves beaches like Lantic Bay and Lansallos Beach?

Both have National Trust Carparks close by, and wonderful scenery as you walk to the beach. (Just £3.50 for the day!)

There’s also some great natural wood play equipment on the walk to Lansallos Beach – You can keep the children entertained as they look for the next piece to play on, as you meander along the path to the beach!

(Don’t forget to pack your walking shoes)

February Half Term Holiday Special Offer –

Book a seven night break and save £50.00 by quoting “Half Term Offer”

To book your February Half Term Holiday or Short Break in Cornwall – Call 01503 265143

Or contact us via the website –

There really is something for everyone in and around the resorts of Looe and Polperro this Half Term!

Come and see Cornwall without the crowds!



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