Things to do
What's on at Treloan
Every Wednesday night mid-July through August from 6.30pm - James and Pete light the fire and barbecues and you can sit and relax with the family around the fire and listen to local Shanty Band Du Hag Owr. Campers and children are welcome to join in the entertainment with a song or a joke or two. It's a lovely family evening. usually rounded off with some marshmallow toasting over the embers of the fire.
All campers welcome.
In busy times we have family pop up workshops. It can be anything from foraging to making hand puppets.
Children love these random workshops making something to take home to remind them of Treloan. I love it because I get to see families working together creating and making things together as a family. They are only for a couple of hours and all you need to bring is your smile.
Animal feeding (Avian bird flu restrictions permitting)
Listen for the bell. Molly or Debs will ring the bell at 0930hrs and take you down to feed the sheep and chickens then collect the eggs, Children love feeding and handling the animals. When the campsite is quieter just come and get Mlly or Debs and they will take you down to the animals.
Don't forget to wash your hands after and enjoy your eggs.
What to do around Portscatho and Cornwall's Roseland Peninsula
- Cornwall's much celebrated Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan are 35 minutes away.
- discover the Roseland's delightful countryside and cliff-top walks, secluded creeks and wooded valleys
- the most beautiful walk from Portscatho to Place manor via St Anthony's head lighthouse - passing the Roseland Church at St Anthony where Jesus and Joseph of Arimathea were possibly shipwrecked and landed - catching the passenger ferry to St Mawes, relax over a cream tea and then catch the bus back to Portscatho
- The Guardian's "10 of the best easy walks in south Cornwall"
- hire a rowing boat, motorboat, kayaks or windsurfing board at nearby riverside Percuil and cruise up creeks and rivers -
or hire a boat hourly, daily or weekly at local www.mylorboathire.co.uk
- stunning wooden sailing day boats for hire: sail around the beautiful Falmouth harbour exploring local waterside pubs and creeks with Fal Wooden Boat Hire - boats available from St Just in Roseland
- walk along the South West Coast Path to Pendower beach, turn and follow the river to Melinsey Mill where you can congratulate yourself with a generous Cornish cream tea (among other things) at this most beautiful natural setting - woodland, lakeside tables and cheeky little birds on your tabletop waiting for crumbs. Definitely the writer's favourite spot for cream tea. Pure poetry.
- learn a new watersport at Percuil's 'Paddle and Sail'
- try your hand at fishing in Cornwall
- check out the Roselands best beaches : Porthcurnick, Towan (winter home to seals), Pendower, Carne, Porthbean and Porthbeor.
- visit the nearby harbour village of St Mawes with it's walled seafront, castle and magnificent sub-tropical plants, which becomes a lively little yachting haven in the summer months and has a good choice of shops, pubs, restaurants and indulge in the obligatory cream tea.
- walk from St Mawes two miles along the coastal walk to St Just in Roseland where you will find 'the most beautiful churchyard on earth' (Sir John Betjeman)
- take the passenger ferry from St Mawes to colourful bustling maritime Falmouth and take in its cobbled streets, antique shops, National Maritime Museum, pubs and restaurants, beaches, and wonderful views across the Carrick Roads (Fal estuary).
- lunch on fish and chips on one of Falmouth's Quays, looking out to sea, enjoying the sun and wondering at the huge ships in for repairs or visiting Tall Ships at Falmouth Docks.
- take one of the many pleasure cruises from Falmouth or St Mawes. The Fal Estuary and Helford River - both areas of outstanding beauty and wildlife - can only be fully appreciated by boat.
- the King Harry Ferry (5 miles away) is an enjoyable shortcut by car ferry to Falmouth, passing alongside the National Trust's Trelissick Gardens.
- visit the picturesque neighbouring villages of Veryan and Portloe!
- Cornwall's capital city, Truro, with its cathedral, shops and cobbled streets - a 25 minute drive. Truro Cathedral has regular organ recitals and if you time it correctly you can enjoy an organ rehearsal.
- spend the day at St Ives with The Tate of the West and other St Ives art galleries
- the village of St Agnes still retains its mining character with its cottages and engine houses.
- Portscatho's Regatta is a lively event that visitors return for year after year - with music and dancing in the streets. Many have been participating for generations.
- local art galleries.
- sub-tropical gardens of Cornwall: The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Trebah and Trelissick to name a few.
- Magnificent Music Machines - "a delightfully eccentric museum created on the back of one man's passion for music boxes, Wurlitzers and organs of yesteryear. Paul personally guides you around his collection, treating you to performances and dipping into his encyclopaedic knowledge." (Holiday Which) - by the old mill steam in the lovely Looe Valley - just off the B3254 at St Keyne Station near Liskeard. 01579 343108
- The Portscatho Harbour Club with stylishly refurbished bar and enviable balcony overlooking the sea- £5 annual membership. It has pool tables, snooker, darts, table football and sea views. Children are allowed in until 9pm. Free events to members include bands and cinema nights.
Gardens in Cornwall (National Trust and private)
The Roseland Peninsula is a horticultural paradise and is one of the most beautiful locations in Cornwall. The southern coast is warmed by the Gulf Stream. The Cornwall Garden Festival and Flower Show is held each spring and abundant forests of camellias, rhododendrons, magnolias and azaleas in the nearby gardens make Spring in Cornwall a spectacular time for all garden lovers:
The Church of St Just in Roseland one of the Daily Telegraph's 100 Favourite Churches, (a ten minute drive away) dates from AD 550 and nestles by the Percuil River amongst camellias, rhododendrons and sub-tropical plants.
Trebah Garden, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth
Trelissick Garden, Feock, Truro, TR3 6QL
Trengwainton Garden, Penzance
Tresco Abbey Gardens, Isle of Scilly
Trewithen Gardens, Truro
Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, St Austell
Caerhays Castle Gardens, Caerhays, St Austell
Glendurgan Garden, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth
Penjerrick Garden, Budock, Falmouth
Probus Gardens, Probus, Truro
Blue Reef Aquarium
Cornish Cyder Farm
Geevor Tin Mine
Hall for Cornwall for plays, concerts
Lappa Valley Steam Railway
Lost Gardens of Heligan
National Maritime Museum Cornwall
National Seal Sanctuary
Pencarrow House & Gardens
Penlee House Gallery and Museum
St Michael's Mount
Tate Gallery, St Ives
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
The National Trust
The Pilchard Works Heritage Museum
The Royal Cornwall Museum
And of course the Cornwall's highly acclaimed Eden Project.
Fireside at Treloan