We are home after our trip to Mullion, Cornwall! Holiday’s really make you feel refreshed don’t they? It’s one of the main reasons why I want the ultimate work, life and travel balance. We have just enjoyed a seven night break at Park Dean Resorts Mullion Holiday Park in Cornwall. It was a great week. To watch what we got up to, take a look at my little vlog I put together. Our last holiday like this was on Isle of Wight and we had a lovely time so of course we had pretty high expectations.
I remember announcing the holiday a while a go as our next family holiday destination.
Cornwall isn’t really that far, a few hours by car and we checked out the transport links before we booked. As a non driving family we left around 11.30am on 21st July arriving at the park after many train delays, missing a bus and forking out for a taxi at around 7.30pm where we were greeted by the friendly reception team and collected the key to our caravan. On arriving we were given our holiday admin paperwork, entertainment schedule, pool opening times and activities. We were pretty close to everything which was good as the last thing we wanted to do was look for our holiday home with all the luggage and be right at the other end of the park. The sun had just come out when we arrived, I took this to be a sign of a good week. After putting our luggage in we headed straight over for dinner and enjoyed a tasty pub grub style meal together.
I had a lovely fish n chips tea and Adam enjoyed the Steak and Doom Bar Pie. We shared some bread and oils too which were very tasty.
We had a pretty busy week planned and were going to be running around Cornwall all week with our family bus pass. It was £52 for a week for two adults and as many kids as you had with you which was pretty good. It saved us a lot of money as we headed out pretty much every day.
The holiday park is quite small but features a good sized family resturant, takeaway, shop, indoor heated pool, outdoor pool & splash zone, play park, arcade and evening entertainment lounge. We had a good week, the place was pretty clean and we tried to sample as much as we could really. Mullion holiday park is situated just outside Mullion village, 7 miles south of Helston and around 3 miles away from Lizard Point which is the most south you can get to in the UK. In Helston you’ll find a large Sainsburys, Tesco and Lidl for food shopping which is very handy. We decided we were going to cook most nights so on the Saturday we headed back into Helston for some time at Flambards and a quick shop. We got back later in the afternoon and headed to the entertainment lounge for the kids disco. E really surpised me as she didn’t feel like joining in very much but instead watched what was going on with her slush puppy. She did have a lot of fun with the 2p machines though and won herself some sort of dino fish from one of the grab games.
On Sunday we headed down towards Lizard Point for a picnic and the weather was super sunny and lovely. E walked around the rockpools with Adam and they found a family of crabs. E was a bit disapointed because the crabs were too small apparently. Well, pleasing children is pretty hard to do anyway right?
We headed back up to Helston after lunch for some ice cream and a play in the big park there by the lake before heading back to Mullion and jumping in the pool. It was lovely to have a swim and a play in the sunshine and I’m pretty surprised I had the confidence to get in to be honest! Monday we spend the day at St Michaels Mount which is absolutely worth a visit.
We ended up missing our bus back from Helston but after grabbing some drinks from Lidl we only had half hour to wait and chose to do that in the park. We stayed a little later in the entertainment lounge and watched some of the show for the night which was a bit of fun. By half nine E was actually tired (never happens at home…) so we headed back to the caravan for the night.
We had a lazy day on the Tuesday after a few full on days making use of the facilities on site. A good swim and a play in the soft play area with a costa coffee was just the relaxing time we needed. E headed into the outside park later on in the evening before our regular routine of arcade and evening entertainment. A few times we tried to order some drinks and cocktails but the bar staff in the star gate lounge either couldn’t hear us or just didn’t really understand our orders. This was really frustrating to be honest especially when the entertainment staff and DJ kept recommending drinks and the bar staff couldn’t really complete the order. It’s also worth noticing that there are new menus around and not every drink featured will be available in every park. However, rather than being politely informed about drinks being unavailable we were met with shrugs, blank stares and often rude remarks. It was a real shame to be honest as it’s something we will take away from our holiday and has kind of tarnished it a little. I hope it’s just a teething and training issue with whatever changes are taking place and it was simply a case of wrong place and time.
On Wednesday we headed into Falmouth on the bus which took around 45 minutes from Helston in search for a cream tea. We found the perfect place in Dolly’s Tea Room and Gin Palace. It was a really delicious cream tea and we will absolutely head back to Falmouth for a child free weekend in the future to sample more of those delicious gins on offer.
We came home to enjoy our evening meal and the evening entertainment. By this point I was starting to feel a little unwell with a scratchy throat. Now I’m home with a full blown cold which is very annoying. Thursday was our final day and another lazy one at that, mostly due to me feeling unwell but we still got out for a play, a swim and packed up our caravan so we could leave bright and early the next morning. Checking out was simple and we left around 8.50 to catch our bus. Reception wasn’t yet open so we dropped our keys into the post box just on the side of the door. It took eight long hours to get home and we’re glad to be back!
Mullion is a nice little holiday park and has good connection routes with the rest of Cornwall. There is plenty to see and do nearby including some absolutely stunning beaches and I wish we had a chance to get to some of them. We will absolutely visit Cornwall again and I would consider Park Dean Resorts as a good choice for self catering accomodation.