Instead of leaving them behind in kennels why not bring your dogs on holiday with you? Here at Retallack Resort we have large grounds to exercise your dogs, while the main attractions of the surrounding area include wonderful dog-friendly beaches and coastal paths which are within a few miles drive of the resort.
Autumn and winter are great seasons for dog friendly breaks in Cornwall, with miles of uncrowded beaches, rugged coastline and sheltered woodland to explore. Wrap up warm, don your wellies and head to Cardinham Woods for an autumnal stroll; venture to Watergate Bay for a windswept walk; or meander around the Resort’s lakes before heading to your cosy lodge.
While the days may be shorter, there’s no shortage of wildlife in Cornwall so far this winter, and Retallack Resort’s non-human residents are no exception. Feathered, furry and scaly creatures alike have graced the resort so far this season, with many choosing to linger longer on the grounds.
Just last week, a Bar Headed Goose, just like this chap, was spotted by a member of our team on the lake. It is expected that he’s off course on his migration route and has flown all the way from India! Apparently word of our five star accommodation travels fast!
Other species that are currently residing in the grounds of Retallack Resort include a resident barn owl, cuckoos, foxes and badgers, plus roe deer often visit the main lake to drink during the night. Ducks, geese and swans are also regulars around here. We’re nestled in over 100 acres of Cornish countryside and our woodland walks, lakes and surrounding grounds make great places for spotting creatures of all shapes and sizes!
Did you know….? Retallack Resort and Spa is a recognised SSSI (site of specific scientific interest) on our land which offers many rare plants, insects and birds a safe haven in which to thrive.
So if you’re staying with us soon, or are planning a winter escape, make sure you keep your eyes peeled for our plentiful wildlife and see if you can spot them yourself!
Join us on Tuesday 12th November from 7pm-9pm for our Thalgo Spa Taster Evening at Retallack Resort and Spa.
This special event will be introducing our new signature Retreat Spa treatment – Thalgo’s Indoceane Spa Ritual. Bring all the girls along and indulge in an evening of pampering.
For only £25 you will receive:
- A 25 minute back treatment using the Indocéane products
- A goody bag of Indocéane body treats
- £25 off two or more products purchased on the day
- Other amazing offers and refreshments will also be available.
Call 01637 882400 to book!
There are still plenty of fun things to do on a rainy day in Cornwall and if you are not too bothered about getting wet why not try out our surf simulator the Flowrider.
However there are times when the kids need to be able to run around and let of steam, whether its climbing nets, swinging from frames, whizzing down slides or hiding in ball ponds. We have our own little soft play area, but for something bigger and for all the family you can try out the following:
There is so much to do and see in Cornwall, but sometimes the best and stress free day out is just a simple trip down to the beach to look at the rock pool wildlife. Kids love messing around in the new worlds of rock pools and unearthing seaweed to discover the sea creatures from pipefish to velvet swimming crabs and anemones.
Fishing is a great activity for most children over 10 and it is often how most serious anglers start out. The excitement of bringing a fish to the net never wears off and can be a great activity for families, particularly on a warm summer day.
Young anglers are welcome, any under 14 should be accompanied by a responsible adult.
For more information on children’s fishing holidays, call our Reservations team on:
Tel: 01637 882500
As well as offering 5 star holidays, Retallack Resort is also a recognised Training Centre, offering a whole host of courses throughout the year including everything from health and safety, to first aid. Retallack is also proud to offer RLSS Pool Lifeguard training, with an exclusive course running this September.
We are hosting the European Flow Tour Qualifiers this Saturday, July 27th from 10 a.m. Come along for a great day of flowboarding, plus live music and a MasterChef mouth-watering BBQ!
This fantastic video from Visit Cornwall, is one of the best we have seen and depicts a bird’s eye view of the Cornish coastline. Watch it and we guarantee you will be tempted to come and visit! Look out for the fishing port and village of Mousehole and the amazing Minack Theatre.