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The Best Christmas Markets in Cornwall

There are numerous exciting events happening in Cornwall in December 2023 that are worth mentioning. From festive markets to cultural festivals, there is something for everyone to enjoy during this joyful month.

One of the most anticipated events is the Cornwall Christmas Market, where locals and tourists alike gather to experience the magical atmosphere of the holiday season. Visitors can explore a wide range of stalls offering unique gifts, delicious food, and beautiful decorations. The market also features live performances and entertainment, creating a lively and festive ambiance.

Truro Christmas Market

Mark your calendars for this exciting event, as it will be held from November 29th to December 24th, 2023. With a month-long duration, you'll have plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere and enjoy all the market has to offer.

When it comes to the operating hours, the Truro Christmas Market ensures that there is ample time for everyone to explore and indulge in the festivities. On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, the market opens its doors bright and early at 9am, allowing you to kickstart your day with a dose of holiday cheer. These weekdays offer a full day of exploration, as the market remains open until 5pm.

Heartlands Christmas Market, Redruth

Located at Heartlands, specifically at Robinson's Shaft on Dudnance Lane, this market offers a festive and lively atmosphere for visitors to enjoy.

On the 2nd and 3rd of December 2023, as these are the dates when the Heartlands Christmas Market will be in full swing. With a wide range of stalls and vendors, you'll have the opportunity to browse and shop for unique gifts, delicious food, and beautiful handmade crafts.

The market will be open from 10am to 4pm, giving you ample time to explore all that it has to offer. Whether you're searching for the perfect present for a loved one or simply want to soak up the festive spirit, the Heartlands Christmas Market is sure to delight.

The Fowey Christmas Market

Taking place from the 8th to the 10th of December in 2023, this market is a must-visit for locals and tourists alike.

Located in the picturesque town of Fowey, the market spreads across multiple venues, including Fowey Town Quay, Albert Quay, Webb Street, and the Town Hall. These venues are transformed into a winter wonderland, adorned with twinkling lights, festive decorations, and the aroma of delicious food and drinks.

At the Fowey Christmas Market, visitors can expect a wide range of activities and attractions. From browsing through unique and handcrafted gifts at the various stalls to indulging in mouth-watering treats from local food vendors, there is something for everyone.

The market also features live entertainment, including carol singers, musicians, and even a visit from Santa Claus himself. Families can enjoy festive performances, participate in fun activities, and create lasting memories.

Falmouth’s Festive Weekend

The event is set to take place on the 9th and 10th of December, providing you with two full days of festivities to enjoy.

From 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, the town will come alive with a wide range of activities and attractions for people of all ages. Include yourself in the joyful atmosphere as you explore the various stalls and vendors offering a diverse selection of products and treats.

Indulge in delicious food from local restaurants and food trucks, tantalise your taste buds with traditional and international cuisines, and sip on refreshing beverages to keep you energised throughout the day. With live music performances, street entertainers, and interactive workshops, there will never be a dull moment during Falmouth’s Festive Weekend.

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Why You Should Stay in Our Chalets

Why You Should Stay in Our Chalets

Ready to get away from it all? Experience the beauty of nature and the comfort of a cosy chalet with Twice as Nice. Our chalets offer a unique combination of luxury and seclusion, perfect for a weekend getaway or an extended stay.

Comfort and Relaxation

Staying in a chalet offers a level of comfort that is hard to find in other types of accommodation. With the cosy atmosphere and the variety of features on offer, chalets are ideal for those looking to relax and unwind during their holiday. You can enjoy everything from plush beds to spacious living areas, as well as spectacular views of the surrounding area.

You Get Value for Your Money

Planning a holiday can be an exciting yet stressful time. With so many options available, it can be hard to know where to start. But you can rest assured that when you choose a Twice as Nice chalet in Cornwall for your holiday, you are getting great value for your money.

Cornwall is the perfect destination for a relaxing break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With its stunning scenery and picturesque beaches, it is the ideal place to get away and unwind, when you choose a chalet as your accommodation option, you will be able to enjoy all of this while still having access to all of the comforts of home.

Access to Nature

Access to nature is essential for physical and mental well-being. Spending time in natural surroundings can help reduce stress, improve mood and boost creativity. Cornwall is the perfect destination for a holiday getaway, with its stunning beaches, lush countryside and quaint villages. Staying in a chalet in Cornwall offers perfect access to nature. Whether you choose to explore the rugged coastlines or relax in the tranquil countryside, a chalet holiday in Cornwall is sure to provide an unforgettable experience.


Seclusion is a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or a family holiday, renting a chalet in Cornwall can provide the perfect escape. From breathtaking views of the countryside to whimsical villages and towns, Cornwall has something for everyone. With its beaches and rolling hills, it is easy to see why it has become one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK.

Perfect for Groups

Cornwall is the perfect destination for groups looking for a holiday experience like no other. it’s the perfect place to escape and relax. And what better way to enjoy it than in a luxurious chalet? With plenty of space and all the amenities you could need, our chalets provide the perfect base for your group holiday. So come explore Cornwall with us and make memories that will last a lifetime!

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Our Guests Eden Project Experience

Our Guests Eden Project Experience

Our guest's visit to the Eden Project was truly an unforgettable experience. They enjoyed exploring the gardens and discovering all its natural wonders. It was a unique opportunity to learn more about our planet, and our guests had a great time there!

Below is a thorough and honest review of the Eden Project overall from one of our guests.

Outdoor Gardens 

The Eden Project is a fantastic outdoor garden located in Cornwall, England. It is a great place to explore and learn about the natural world. I recently visited the Eden Project and was amazed by the beauty of its gardens. From native plants and trees to exotic species, it has something for everyone. Additionally, plenty of activities and educational programs are available at the Eden Project, making it a great destination for families and nature enthusiasts alike. 

When you first arrive at the Eden Project, I would recommend walking around the beautiful gardens first, if the weather is dry enough. Afterwards, you can explore the biomes.

Rainforest Biome 

The Rainforest Biome at the Eden Project is a mesmerising experience. It is a living, breathing rainforest filled with exotic plants, animals and birds. As I walked through the Biome, I was amazed by the variety of life I encountered. From vibrant butterflies to colourful frogs, it is an experience that will stay with me for years to come.

The Rainforest Biome also offers educational opportunities for visitors of all ages. Through interactive displays and guided tours, visitors can learn about the importance of preserving our rainforests and how they play a vital role in sustaining life on Earth.

Mediterranean Biome 

The Mediterranean Biome in the Eden Project is captivating. It is a simulated environment that showcases the diverse ecosystems of the Mediterranean region. From olive groves to rocky coastlines, it offers visitors an immersive journey through this fascinating landscape.

My visit to the Mediterranean Biome was an eye-opening experience. I was able to explore and learn about the various species of plants and animals that inhabit this region, as well as appreciate its beauty and diversity. The abundance of educational activities available made my visit even more enjoyable, as I was able to gain a deeper understanding of this incredible biome. Overall, my review of the Mediterranean Biome in the Eden Project is highly positive. It's worth a visit!

A Guests Overall Review 

My overall review of the Eden Project was nothing short of amazing. From the moment I arrived, I was in awe of the stunning scenery and scenic gardens. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, making sure that my visit was a pleasant one.

I had the chance to explore all of the different attractions, from the rainforest biome to the Mediterranean biome. There were plenty of interactive activities to keep me entertained throughout my visit. The educational exhibits provided me with an insight into how plants and animals interact with each other in different ecosystems.

Overall, my visit to the Eden Project was an unforgettable experience that I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a fun pact day out.e

Exciting Events Are Happening In Cornwall In April 2023

Exciting Events Are Happening In Cornwall In April 2023

April 2023 is set to be an exciting month in Cornwall, with a variety of events taking place across the county. From music festivals and sporting events to art exhibitions and comedy nights, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you're looking for a fun day out with the family or a romantic evening with your partner, Cornwall has something to offer. So come and join us in April 2023 for some of the most exciting events happening in Cornwall!

The Big Easter Market 2023

Are you looking forward to the Big Easter Market 2023? Get ready to experience Truro in a whole new way! Taking place on Friday, April 7th and Saturday, April 8th, 2023, the Big Easter Market will be the perfect way to celebrate and enjoy the holiday season. With plenty of vendors selling handmade crafts and delicious food, there's something for everyone at this vibrant event. Don't miss out!

100 Stories at Bodmin Jail

Bodmin Jail is a historic building in the heart of Cornwall, England. It has been a prison for centuries and is now home to an exciting collection of stories from its past.

This April, jail visitors can experience something unique: 100 Stories at Bodmin Jail. This event will bring together history and storytelling in a way that’s never been done before. Guests will have the chance to explore the jail’s rich history through interactive exhibits and performances by local storytellers.

The event promises to be an unforgettable experience for all who attend, as they delve into the stories of those who lived and worked within these walls over hundreds of years. So if you’re looking for something exciting to do this April, make sure you visit Bodmin Jail and discover its 100 Stories.

National Garden Scheme Cornwall

April is an exciting month for those of us who love gardening and the National Garden Scheme Cornwall. As the days get longer, the gardens in Cornwall are bursting with colour and life. Whether you’re looking for a day out or a weekend away, there are plenty of opportunities to explore some of Cornwall’s most beautiful gardens. From traditional English country gardens to modern contemporary designs, there is something for everyone. The National Garden Scheme Cornwall offers regular events throughout April so that you can make the most of your garden visits. So why not come along and discover something new this April?

Easter At The Eden Project

Are you looking for something special to do this Easter? The Eden Project is the perfect place to spend your holiday with family and friends. From April 1st until April 16th, the Eden Project will be hosting a range of exciting activities and events that are sure to make your Easter even more enjoyable. From guided walks through the rainforest and interactive workshops about sustainability, to live music performances and family-friendly activities, there’s something for everyone at The Eden Project this Easter.

Easter Adventure Quest At Pendennis Castle

April is a month of excitement and adventure at Pendennis Castle, where the Easter Adventure Quest takes place. With activities such as an Easter egg hunt, an Easter-themed quiz, and a chance to explore the castle's history, this event promises to be an unforgettable experience for all ages. As part of the quest, visitors must solve puzzles and challenges to progress through the castle. Along the way, they will be rewarded with chocolatey treats and other surprises. So if you're looking for something to do this April, join us at Pendennis Castle for an Easter Adventure Quest like no other!

Adult Halloween Events In Cornwall 2022

Adult Halloween Events In Cornwall 2022

It’s that time of the year, and if you wish to get your spooky on and have some mad fun, then Cornwall is the place to be. In Cornwall, Halloween is not just a one-day celebration; it’s an entire season where people of all ages get to put on their scary costumes and have fun attending some of the most fun parties.

This year, you can choose your favourite from a series of fun and terrifying events that will take place in Cornwell. The fun thing about celebrating Halloween in Cornwell is that the adults are not left behind. Below are some fun-filled and spooky events that adults can enjoy during the 2022 Halloween in Cornwell.

The Witches Afternoon Tea At The Headland Cornwall

Due to demand, the Witches Afternoon Tea at The Headland Cornwall is back. This is an afternoon tea and dinner event for people of all ages. Of course, if you love some spooky, witchy stuff. The event will take place every day from 1st to 31st October. Enjoy a quality and frighteningly good fun time with friends and family at the set of one of the popular 90s classic witch movies. There will be a lot of terrifying treats to try out if you dare. Get to witness the visit from the Grand High Witch on the 1st and 2nd, 8th & 9th and from the 15th-30th of October.

Dead Days Tours At Bodmin Jail

This tour is a freaky yet fascinating event that entails a creepy tour of the Bodmin jail. This tour will cover Victorian spiritualism and contacting the dead. The tour takes place every Monday and Tuesday in October and November 2022. The history of the Bodmin jail is terrifying, with it being where over 50 executions have taken place. Also, the miserable living conditions for inmates make the place even more creepy, giving a spooky atmosphere. One can attend the event if you are over 16 years old, making it great for adults.

Halloween Maze Of Horrors At The Cornish Maize Maze And Fun Farm

If you are looking for a horrifying experience, this is an event in Cornwall that you don’t want to miss. Taking place on 29th October 2022 in a real maize maze with real scare scenes. The event will have everything to keep your adrenaline rushing and heart thumping hard. This is not an event for the fainthearted, as something scary might pop up in front of you in the middle of the maize maze. You can also enjoy a barbecue with friends. It’s a lot of fun.

The Dark Gathering In Boscastle

This event will take place on Saturday, 29th October 2022, from 2 pm at the Upper overflow car park, Boscastle, near Tintagel. If you are into partying and enjoy frightening and scary scenes, this is the place to be. Enjoy traditional folklore and mingle with hundreds of people carrying horse skulls and wearing terrifying garbs. This creates a scary but fun experience.

Hauntlands Screamfest Adult Event At Heartlands

This is a fun-packed gruesome party event with live-action frights that will leave you and your friends screaming. This event takes place on Saturday 26th October. The kids’ part starts from 2 pm to 5 pm, and the adults’ events start from 7 pm to 11 pm. Here, you can participate in several challenges and get a limited-edition badge. The event will also have a costume competition where the one who dresses to impress with the most wicked Halloween costume will be titled the scariest of them all.

Cornwall is the place to be if you want to have several fun activities to do during the Halloween season. You can get affordable and comfortable accommodation at the twice as nice beach chalets and enjoy yourself with friends and family while waiting for the events to unfold.

Children’s Halloween Activities In Cornwall 2022

Children’s Halloween Activities In Cornwall 2022

Are you planning to surprise your kids with a fantastic autumn break this season? Then you are in the right place. Cornwall offers its visitors a serene beach environment and warm & cool weather. When your children visit Cornwall this half-term, they will encounter a spooky selection of Halloween events that will keep them entertained. Most places in Cornwall organize a list of spine-chilling happenings to expect your children to enjoy a full dose of fun-filled horror.

Besides, Cornwall has something for each family member, from low-key kid's discos to impressively-dressed Halloween parties. Here are some of the best Halloween activities your children should not miss.

#1. Cornish Maize Maze & Fun Farm

When your children grace this year’s Cornish Maize Maze and fun farm, they will have a choice to select their ideal event depending on their age. Also, there will be a pumpkin patch on the 15th, 16th, 22nd to 30th of October. This activity will boast pumpkin picking and a spooky quiz ideal for families with young children. For those who have older children and are looking for a thrilling experience, they will have a maze of horror on October 29th.

#2. Wildlife Adventure Tour-Paradise Park-Hayle

Paradise parks is a place to take kids for a fun-filled spooky adventure this Halloween. On this trip, the kids will learn some eerie, fascinating facts about the Halloween pumpkin trail, Dracula parrot, spot, and brave a creepy crawly wildlife encounter.

#3. Kids Halloween Party

If you visit Truro, Threemilestone community centre will have a half-term Halloween party for children on October 29th. Ensure your kids are donning their spookiest looks. During the day, your children will enjoy party games, music, face painting, a toy corner, a puppet show, and a raffle.

#4. Halloween At Bodmin Jail

Known for its horrifying history, Bodmin jail was constructed in 1779. The building has experienced 55 public execution and terrible living condition for its inmates. Surprisingly the venue provides a strange and frightening atmosphere for those looking for a spooked Halloween. However, the jail is opening its Dark Walk during the day for families this year. During the occasion, children are expected to dress their fancy dresses. Also, your kids should expect to have terrifying fun in a way their half-term will be super spooky.

#5. Halloween Twilight Run

If you are looking for a place, your children can combine frights and fitness this Halloween. You can visit Scorrier County House on 30th October. On that day at 3 pm, expect a family fun day for kids of age five plus. At 4 pm, kids of age eight plus will participate in a 5km race. Then kids who are 14 years and above will participate in a hellish 10 km race at 6 pm. Every participant in this race receives a medal, but there is a special award for the top finishers.

#6. Monsters of the Deep

This wonderful exhibition falls down into the ocean's dark, murky depths. When your kids participate, they get an opportunity to discover the monster that lurks beneath. Also, they will encounter a Kraken with two miles of tentacles and a giant shark. And if they are brave enough, they can meet the menacing mermaid or the big sea spider. As the Halloween night draws in, the shadow and silhouettes take over. Remember to let your family members grace the occasion in fancy Halloween dresses.

Wrap Up

If you are looking for a fancy and a little spookier treat for your kid that is twice as nice this Halloween. Then, visiting Cornwall in 2022 is definitely an option for you. Your children will be introduced to various spooky and thrilling activities full of adventure. Irrespective of their age, Cornwall has activities for every family member.


Why should you visit Cornwall, England?

Why should you visit Cornwall, England?

Choosing Cornwall, England, as your travel destination is the best choice. There are many activities and places to visit. You will be missing a lot if you have not traveled to Cornwell. Here are some of the reasons why you need to visit the place.

1. The Beaches

It is home to over 400 excellent beaches, ranging from long stretches of sand to stunning steep-cliffed bays with crashing surf.

2. Cornish Pastries

A trip to Cornwall isn't complete without sampling the daily pasty. Our flawlessly crimped national meal used to be the cool, packed lunch of Cornish tin miners, but now it's stuffed with vegetables and large hunks of beef. There are several excellent pasty shops; several to look out for Choak's in Falmouth, Ann's Pasties on The Lizard, and Philps in Hayle.

3. Sub-Tropical Gardens

Cornwall's subtropical gardens are noteworthy because of the region's pleasant weather. The Eden Project is home to the world's largest greenhouses, and the Lost Gardens of Heligan feature ancient canopies and exotic gardens. At the same time, Trebah and Glendurgan are exotic paradises boasting their private beaches.

4. Poldark

The current BBC series has brought Winston Graham's famous historical novels to life, so there's no need to introduce them. Charlestown, Porthgwarra, St. Agnes, and Kynance Cove are just a few filming locations that movie buffs may check off their list.

5. Ancient Traditions

Imagine sinking ships, illegal trade, and prosperous tin-mining history. The place is an archaeologist's dream: countless abandoned engine houses, mysterious stone circles, fascinating museums, and extensive marine history.

6. Cornish Clotted Cream

Cornish clotted cream, a specialty of the Rodda family since it was first made in 1890, is thick, buttery, and deliciously slathered on toast. The jam goes on top of the scones in a traditional Cornish cream tea.

7. Tregothan Tea

A cup of tea is the perfect complement to all of the above. Can you believe England doesn't have a single other tea plantation, yet Cornwall does? In 2005, England's first domestically grown tea was supplied by the Tregothnan plantation on the Fal River's banks. Book a private garden tour or visit during the annual charity open house weekend to see Tregothnan.

8. Sports On The Water

Of course, the Atlantic swell makes Cornwall a world-famous surfing destination. However, being surrounded by water means you can go for a swim in the wild, go sailing, paddle boarding, kayaking, or grab a ride on a boat trip, no matter where you are.

9. Events And Celebrations

It is a place that loves to party, and every year there are more and more festivals to attend. Whatever your interest, we're sure to celebrate in your honor, whether it be a boat show, a festival of seafood and beer, an exhibition of nautical art, or a concert of sea shanties. Any time of year you travel to Cornwall, you are sure to attend a festival.

10. Fictions And Ancient Tales

You can't shake a stick at all the myths and stories, from mermaids and annoying piskies to giants, saints, and Merlin. Visit Tintagel, the legendary home of King Arthur, and Boscastle, home to the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, while keeping a watch out for the Beast of Bodmin Moor.

11. A Route Along The South West Coast

Cornwall's expansive 296 miles of coastline offer a wide variety of walking opportunities, whether you're looking for a windswept clifftop stroll followed by a warm pint by the fire, a stroll to a picturesque fishing village, or a forage hunt on a balmy summer day.

12. The Culinary Scene

It is among the best places to fill your face since it has attracted many famous chefs, including Rick Stein, Nathan Outlaw, and Paul Ainsworth. Fact.

13. Hidden Spots

Every winding alley, hidden creek, and untrodden beach hides something new. The area continues to shock even the most well-versed of its natives.

14. Creative Activities

Since the early 19th century, Cornwall has served as a fertile ground for creativity, art, and ideas. You won't find a more concentrated population of artists anywhere else in the country than in London. Be sure to put visits to the Minack Theatre, Tate St. Ives, and Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens on your itinerary.

15. Fresh Second-Day Fish And Shellfish

This is the last food-related argument we'll make; we swear! Falmouth Bay oysters, fresh crab, lobsters, pilchards, and mussels — harvested daily by local fishermen and brought to every type of diner — come to mind when one thinks about Cornwall. The Harbour Lights, just down the street, is where you should go for the best fish & chips.

16. Cornish Tiples

But what should one drink to complement such delectable fare? Craft beers, ciders, ales, the best gin in the world, and even a local take on Champagne from the Camel Valley are just a few of the alcoholic beverages that Cornish producers offer.

17. Castles

You can count on a slew of manor houses that have been in the same family for generations and huge castles perched on cliffs and hills. We think St. Michael's Mount, Pendennis Castle, St. Mawes, and Tintagel are all fantastic destinations for a day excursion with a picnic.

18. A Hit With The Audience

Cornwall is perfect whether you're planning a traditional "bucket and spade" vacation for the whole family, a "staycation" getaway for two, or a "dog-friendly adventure" for you and your four-legged friend. Newquay Airport and a fast train line also contribute to the area's accessibility.

19. Creatures Of The Sea

Just glance away from the pasty the seagull is bothering you with. The best way to see dolphins, whales, basking sharks, seals, and a wide variety of seabirds is to book a marine safari and bring your binoculars.

20. Falmouth

Our favorite had to be last. From its dock to its point, Falmouth is a wonderful blend of nautical history and contemporary art and culture. Spend the summer with us and experience it with us.