A belated Happy New Year from Trelay
This year we made the time to explore Cornwall and its New Year’s festivities.
Before heading down to Looe for their spectacular firework display, we asked ourselves would people really embrace this tradition of dressing up in bizarre costumes and parade around the town? The answer – YES! From the moment we arrived in the small coastal town we were amongst a mass of various pirates, cheerleaders, clowns, even Inspector Gadget. If anything, we were the odd ones out wrapped up in winter weather gear!
With the weather being a bit hit and miss we decided to visit Lanhydrock – a late Victorian country house with garden and wooded estate. The perfect mixture of indoor and outdoor exploring. Whilst there we wandered amongst masked ball themed displays with dazzling replica costumes and decorations galore. We ventured into the ancient woodland and riverside trails of the estate before taking refuge in the on-site café.
We rounded off our trip with a visit to the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth. What’s particularly good about the museum is that you can pay your entry fee once and get in free for the rest of the year. They’ve displayed various exhibitions throughout the years as they ‘aspire to bring new and diverse perspectives to maritime issues’. Whilst there we visited a poignant exhibition revolving around the Titanic which addressed many misconceptions that the famous 1998 film portrayed. They also have various craft and dress-up activities for children to get stuck into. Definitely worth a visit for the whole family to enjoy.
So if you find yourself looking for an adventure, hopefully Looe and its surroundings will inspire you.