Spring at Retallack Resort

Spring has Sprung!

Well, here in Cornwall, Spring has well and truly sprung! Colourful flowers are eagerly erupting from their winter slumber and colour is added  to the countryside once more. As the air fills with warmth, it slowly feels like the world is coming back to life. It is a beautiful time of the year and provides the perfect chance to get back out and about in Cornwall!

Kicking off April is the Cornwall Spring Flower Show, hosted by Boconnoc Estate on 5th & 6th of the month. Described as a ‘fragrant celebration of Cornish garden mania’, the show boasts exuberant displays with camellias, daffodils, rhododendrons guaranteeing a colourful spectacle.

If it’s animal antics that you’re after, then head to Newquay Zoo who will be offering a variety of Easter themed activities including duck races and daily animal work shops! Ideal for those with children, Dairyland Farm World will be running their Easter Egg Hunt whilst Cornwall’s Crealy Adventure park are opening three new rides, in celebration of their 25th anniversary!

For those fortunate enough to be holidaying at Retallack Resort and Spa this Easter, we have an abundance of Children’s activities on offer.

For the ultimate way to entertain even the most adventurous child, we are offering Archery Afternoon’s on Wednesday 9th and 16th April. Under the supervision of our Master Bowman, your budding Girl on Fire or Robin Hood will be able to learn the basic skills as well practising various ways to hit the target.

Returning on Saturday 19th April, is our ‘Quacking Easter Egg Hunt’! A truly fun way to explore the resort, the hunt will be led by one of our Kids Club team leaders who will entertain and inform, whilst you and your child keep your eyes peeled for the colourful foil of the chocolate eggs which have been hidden away from view!

Spring is also a great time to hit the beach and, as Cornwall is surrounded by the sea, you can’t visit and not get sand between your toes at least once during your stay! By Easter, the sea has started to warm up and many life guards return to their ‘Baywatch’ duties. Why not make up an Easter picnic hamper, complete with hot cross buns, and head to the beach to enjoy the breath taking scenery?

With all of this and more, why would you go anywhere else? On that note….there’s the sun so er, I best be off! Well, I couldn’t possibly recommend these things without trying them…could I?!


Retallack Resort and Spa Family on the Beach

Family at Retallack Resort and Spa

Competition – Win a 7 Night Staycation in Cornwall, UK

Retallack Resort and Spa are offering you the chance to win a Staycation of your own, be it to relive your childhood holidays, spend some quality time with family and friends or treat you and your loved ones. By simply liking, following or tweeting about us in the widget below you could win a 7 night stay in one of our 2 bed, baby / dog friendly, Rock Lodges.
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Retallack January Holiday Sale now on!

It’s that time of year again and what better way to ring in the New Year and beat those post Christmas blues, than by booking your 2014 holiday in Cornwall? With our January sale in full swing, there is no time like the present to grab yourself a holiday bargain!

Take advantage of our January holiday sale and receive great offers for your 2014 holiday in Cornwall, including 14% deposits (normally 25%) on all 2014 holidays and up to 40% off 2014 breaks.

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A Dog’s Guide to Christmas in Cornwall

Spending Christmas in Cornwall this year and bringing your furry friends along with you? Find out all you need to know about Christmas in Cornwall from our Cornish Dog Blogger, Otis…

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas down here in Cornwall.  There’s a chill in the air, the streets are filled with glittering lights and for some reason my parents have brought a tree from outside, into the house (strange I know, and apparently you’re not supposed to drink out of the water bowl underneath it).

Here are some photos of my first Cornish Christmas last year, and Christmas this year.

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Dog friendly holidays in Cornwall


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.
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Winter Wildlife in Cornwall

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!

Thalgo Treatment Taster Evening at Retreat Spa

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!

Things to do on a Rainy Day in Cornwall

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:

Have fun :)