Christmas Markets near Blue Monkey Cornwall


Coming to stay at Blue Monkey Cornwall before Christmas?  Researching local festive fun, I found a couple of Christmas markets convenient to Blue Monkey with fun things to do for all the family – including a visit from Ho Ho Ho…

Plymouth Christmas Market: 30 November to 21 […]

By | November 14th, 2017|Blue Monkey|

3 Wedding Venues near Blue Monkey Cornwall

We know that many couple would like to get married in Cornwall, with it’s beautiful scenery and romantic history, so I’ve compiled a list of 3 of the best wedding venues within 10 minutes of Blue monkey.

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Mount Edgcumbe House

By | November 7th, 2017|Blue Monkey|

3 Haunted Houses Near Blue Monkey


Saltram House

Situated in Plymouth, the National Trust owned country house, Saltram House, is a Georgian mansion surrounded by stunning parkland and pretty gardens. However, it is also reportedly home to some unwanted ghostly guests. Rumour has it a maid was […]

By | October 31st, 2017|Blue Monkey|

Halloween at Blue Monkey Cornwall


Eden Project visitors will be pitted against villains from the pages of popular children’s books : Roald Dahl’s Halloweden is unleashed this October half-term (October 21-29).

The whole family can brave challenges from the giants from Roald Dahl’s The BFG and Mr and Mrs Twit.

The Witches is a […]

By | October 24th, 2017|Blue Monkey|

Two Rainy Day Activities near Blue Monkey Cornwall


Carnglaze Taverns

What better way to spend a rainy day that exploring an underground slate mine.  Find out about the miners’ ingenuity and skills, and how slate roofed the Industrial Revolution. You will go on a self-guided underground tour (may be […]

By | October 10th, 2017|Blue Monkey|

A Strenuous Autumn Walk, and 3 Local Legends

Looe Island

This walk follows starts at Talland Bay and follows the cliff path around Portnadler Bay, overlooking Looe Island. You can find directions here.

3 Local Legends

There is a mediaeval legend that Jesus visited Looe Island, with his uncle, Joseph of Arimathea, who traded […]

By | October 3rd, 2017|Blue Monkey|

Plymouth Market and a Grand Day Out


Saturday 30th September 2017

Have you visited Plymouth’s market?  If not, this Saturday is the day to discover it’s charms.  The Grand Day Out is a fun family outing catering to every interest: 

·     Plymouth’s Top Talent – the finals

·     Free workshops […]

By | September 26th, 2017|Blue Monkey|

Three Cornish Festivals in October: Books, Beer and Music!


The Eden Project Beer Festival

A Cornish gins bar, 60 beers and ciders, many from Cornwall, plus Eden small brews – what more could a beer lover want?  Dancing to live bands perhaps?  Delicious gourmet food?  Of […]

By | September 19th, 2017|Blue Monkey|

Blue Monkey: A Gourmet Paradise!


Blue Monkey’s Gourmet Attractions

The 6th annual Plymouth Seafood Festival takes place this weekend, 16th and 17th September 2017 at the Barbican.  The harbour transforms into a ‘culinary extravaganza with live cookery demonstrations, the popular fish auction, family entertainment and of course, […]

By | September 12th, 2017|Blue Monkey|

Family Fun on a Budget: Explore Plymouth

WHWest Hoe Park in Plymouth is a great place for young children.  There’s a play area, a miniature railway and putting green, crazy golf, trampolines, a merry-go-round and a bouncy castle.  There is a secret garden with wooden climbing features dotted through the […]

By | August 29th, 2017|Blue Monkey|
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