News from Cornish Riviera Holidays

We're all going on a summer holiday!

16th August 2018

Malakoff flowers overlooking the harbour 

Summer in St Ives is fun for all the family - here are a few ideas to whet your appetite:

For the young at heart, go rock pooling or be one of the first to step on the wet sand before the tide comes in then relax on your favourite beach. Which is yours? Porthminster, the Harbour, Porthgwidden or Porthmeor (with its prestigious Blue Flag award) are all a short stroll from the old town known as Downalong and are famed for their glorious golden sands.

The summer of 2018 is proving to be record breaker - it has been the driest summer in the UK since 1961. The endless sunny days make the clear sea even more inviting than ever and as St Ives is a mecca for water sports, it’s the perfect year to visit.

Why not learn to surf on Porthmeor, paddle board or kayak in the bay? Swimming and snorkelling (best when the tide has just come in) can be just as fun or splash out and take a boat trip to see the seals, around Godrevy Lighthouse or a fishing excursion to try out your luck! You may spot a pod of dolphins showing off or even a shark or whale - they are about. Ever wondered what the Coastwatch do? The friendly volunteers are happy to show the curious what they get up to on The Island’s lookout; safeguarding lives at sea and coastal users and charting vessels and sea life in the bay.

There’s plenty to do with the kids on a rainy day (just how long can the heat wave go on?) such as the Seagull Trail provided by St Ives BID - a colourful and fun puzzle around the town starting and finishing at the Tourist Information Centre and with goody bags for the right answers! You could also have a go at a chocolate workshop at CoCoKitchen, Tate Create or Clay Days at the Leach Pottery. 

And don’t forget, it’s your last chance to see the impressive Patrick Heron retrospective at The Tate which will finish on 30th September. You could simply mosey through the cobbled streets and find some local art that catches your eye or handmade gifts and souvenirs in one of the many individual boutiques and markets. 
 
St Ives has something for everyone and every season.  Just switch off, relax and soak up the sun while the kids have fun.  What more can you ask for?  A spur of the moment last minute special offer


Tate's new exhibition opened on 19th May!

31st May 2018

Tate's new gallery space 

The exhibition is called, 'Patrick Heron' and runs until 30th September

The exhibition will stretch from Heron’s early work in the 1940s to his death at the very end of the 20th century, showing the full evolution of his vibrant abstract paintings.

Making use of the gallery’s new building, the show will include a number of large-scale paintings offering visitors a unique opportunity to explore this modern master’s sense of scale, colour and composition.

With thanks to the Patrick Heron Exhibition Supporters Group.

Read more about the exhibition


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12th April 2018

Webcam footage still overlooking Westcotts Quay towards St Ives harbour

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Why not spend Easter in St Ives?

23rd March 2018

Looking towards Godrevy

We're now offering 10% off most available properties for Easter weeks between 24th March and 14th April. If you wish to take advantage of our special offers, you can do so through our website, click on the Special offer and complete the booking form. Alternatively, contact us either by email or phone. Short breaks are now available during the Easter period.

Looking for ideas to entertain the kids? Why not get creative at Leach Pottery's 'Clay Days' or at Tate St Ives' 'Tate Create' events. Whilst at the Tate check out the 'History of Modern Art in St Ives' display and new exhibition 'Virginia Woolf an exhibition inspired by her writings.' (see below for news on the exhibition).  Why not make your own Easter eggs at CoCo Kitchen's chocolate workshops or join the Easter egg hunt at Paradise Park? Or if you fancy hunting down the murderer in the 'Murder Mystery Treasure Trail' pop into the Visitor Information Centre in St Ives for a pack.


Tate's new exhibition opens 10th February!

7th February 2018

Tate's new gallery space 

The exhibition is called, 'Virginia Woolf - an exhibition inspired by her writings'. It opens on 10th February and will be presented until 29th April. 

Discover art from 1850 to the present, inspired by the writing of this celebrated author

Author of classic texts including To the Lighthouse and the pioneering feminist text A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf spent much of her childhood in St Ives.

This exhibition is led by her writing, which will act as a prism through which to explore feminist perspectives on landscape, domesticity and identity in modern and contemporary art - with works by over 80 artists, including Laura Knight, Gwen John, Vanessa Bell, Winifred Nicholson, Sandra Blow, Barbara Hepworth, Claude Cahun and Dora Carrington.

This exhibition was made possible with a Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Research Grant from Art Fund.

Read more about the exhibition


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