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Why Camp at Perran Springs?

Camping in Cornwall at Perran Springs

For your family camping holiday in Cornwall, if you searching for a relaxing, picturesque stretch of the Cornish countryside, this is exactly what you’ll get if you book a camping holiday at our Holiday Park, Perran Springs, Nr Perranporth.Convenient Central Location...

How To Setup A Dome Tent

Dome Tent Guide As one of the most popular types of tents nowadays, dome tents are easy to spot due to their unmistakable dome-like shape. Most dome tents have a square or rectangular base with two or more flexible poles positioned in half-circles and crossing...

How To Setup A Basic Ridge Tent

Ridge Tents Guide When most people think of camping tents, the image that immediately springs to mind is of a triangular opening with sloping roofs on either side. That is actually a specific type of tent known as the basic ridge tent and it is characterized by its...

How to Tie Camping Knots

When you’re camping, there will be numerous situations where it would pay to be able to tie some basic camping knots. There are many different knots, some are definitely more useful than others when it comes to camping. Below are 3 of the best knots: Bowline Knot The...

Tegstove Camping Stove

If you book a Non-Electric Grass Pitch, this could be an essential item to bring on your camping holiday! Since appearing on Dragon’s Den Series 13, the Tegstove has rocketed its way to fame. It is one-part portable gas camping stove, and one-part charging battery,...

Touring Caravan Servicing

Here at Perran Springs Holiday Park we understand just how much your touring caravan means to you, after all these second homes cost a lot of money and taking care to maintain them is of the up-most importance. So to make sure you arrive safe and sound on your...

Camping Shops Near Perran Springs

You don’t have to worry if you have forgotten to pack an essential camping item, as you can purchase extra gear from a number of nearby outdoor camping specialists. Or you may have unpacked something which is broken or a tent that has been packed away wet or somehow...

Places To Visit In Cornwall

Places To Eat In Cornwall

When it comes to holidaying in and around Cornwall, you want to know the top spots to stop for a bite to eat or that truly scrumptious cream tea - Cornwall is known for cream teas, of course! You can’t go home without trying at least one! But what about those great...

Historic Churches to Visit in Cornwall

Scattered across Cornwall you’ll find numerous historic churches that often have interesting stories and legends attached to them. Whether you’re interested in the histories, legends, or the beauty of the churches themselves – there are a few in particular churches...

Historic Cornwall

With Christmas and New Year out of the way, Valentine’s around the corner and Easter well on its way, you might be thinking that those summer holiday activities really need to get sorted out - and soon! Cornwall is always a huge tourist hot spot in the summer months,...

Tunes in the Dunes 2018

On the 8th of June Perranporth Beach will be transformed once more as the Tunes in the Dunes Festival returns for its fourth year running. Spread over the course of 3 nights to the 10th of June, the UK’s largest festival on a beach is set to attract numerous local and...

Things To Do In Newquay

Newquay is one of the more popular tourist destinations in Cornwall, and less than a 10-minute drive from Perran Springs Holiday Park. Whether you’re camping alone or with your family – the below activities and attractions highlight that there are plenty of things to...

Visit Trago Mills in Falmouth or Liskeard

Billed as the South West’s original discount retailer. Trago Mills may not sound like much of an attraction at first. However its unique settings both in its original location at Liskeard and outlet at Falmouth make it a surprising experience – to say the least....

Visit the National Maritime Museum at Falmouth

If you’re interested in delving into the depths of Cornwall’s seafaring past. Then the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth is the perfect place to visit. Award Winning As an award winning museum it's one of Cornwall’s top tourist attractions and is dedicated to...

Visit St Agnes Village

Nestled into the northern coast of Cornwall is the compact little village of St Agnes. In the past this quaint village was part of Cornwall’s thriving tin and copper mining industry. Although much has changed over the years it retains its traditional friendly...

Newquay Blue Reef Aquarium

Located on Towan Beach in the heart of Newquay itself, the Blue Reef Aquarium (also known as Newquay Sea Life Centre) is an exciting aquarium attraction that is designed to be educational and informative as well as entertaining – all in the same breath. With wondrous...

Visit Mevagissey

Billed as the South West’s original discount retailer. Trago Mills may not sound like much of an attraction at first. However its unique settings both in its original location at Liskeard and outlet at Falmouth make it a surprising experience – to say the least....

Fishing News at Perran Springs

Fishing Photo Competition

Restocking The Lakes

We had a large delivery of Bream, Tench and Crucian carp from Priory Fishery last week. Jez and his friend delivered the fish, and there were some very nice tench and bream included. The crucian carp had lovely colouration to them. The main stamp of fish were: 6-8”...

Burt Baits Tony Wynnick Visits Perran Springs

Last Sunday was a day we had be looking forward to. Tony Wynnick, co-owner of Burt Baits was visiting us to look around the facilities, the campsite grounds, the fishing lakes and most importantly stocking up the shelves with Burt Bait products.     He also...

Carp Fishing On Dragonfly Lake

After a very sunny Saturday, Sunday afternoon (9th April 2017) was a bit cooler and a little breezy, which was probably better for carp fishing! I started fishing at 2 pm, fishing on Dragonfly lake. This is the larger of our 3 lakes and one I rarely fish, but for out...

Fishing With Burt Baits Chocolate Orange

The 2nd of April was the warmest day of the year so far. So I cut some grass on the campsite and with the evenings getting lighter I decided to go down the lakes for a few hours fishing. Testing out Burt Baits, our new bait sponsor in 2017! Chocolate Orange Catches...

Burt Baits Supports Perran Springs Fishing Lakes

We are very pleased to announce that Burt Baits have chosen to support our 3 fishing lakes at Perran Springs, for fishing holidays and fishing festivals for anglers staying on Perran Springs Holiday Park.   We welcome Burt Baits as the exclusive premium bait...

Fishing on the first day of the year

It’s New year day, and as some regular campers will know, during the summer I get little time to fish the lakes, I haven’t been fishing at all over the last year so only renewed my annual rod licence in December. I’m out of practice and keen to improve my fishing...

Fishing on the River Camel

Fishing has always been one of the attractions of Cornwall, particularly around Bodmin Moor area as well as the coast. One of the premier destinations for anglers is definitely the River Camel, it’s one of only a few rivers in Cornwall that are what we class as a true...

Fly Fishing on Bodmin Moor

Located in North East Cornwall, Bodmin Moor is the home of several lakes and a prime spot to visit if you’re interested in a bit of fly fishing during your stay and Perran Springs Holiday Park. In these lakes trout is the order of the day, and if you fancy your...

Skretting Coarse Fish Pellets

We are very pleased to announce that Burt Baits have chosen to support our 3 fishing lakes at Perran Springs, for fishing holidays and fishing festivals for anglers staying on Perran Springs Holiday Park.   We welcome Burt Baits as the exclusive premium bait...

Places To Eat & Drink

7 Of the Best Local Pubs

If you’re looking to quench your thirst or looking for lunch or evening meals with your family, there are some great local pubs near Perran Springs Holiday Park. We have listed seven in particular, so if your are staying with us for a week you can select a different...

Best Restaurant/Takeaway Food Near Perran Springs

Indian Cuisine – Massala Tandoori Restaurant, Perranporth Located right in the heart of Perranporth and just a few miles or a couple of minutes’ drive from Perran Springs Holiday Park is the Massala Tandoori Restaurant. It features a mix of Indian cuisine that...

Cornish Spots to Forage Your Own Seafood

While camping, if you’re looking for free, extremely fresh and healthy food to cook around your tent in the evening, go on a small adventure during the day in the hunt for fresh seafood? The shores of Cornwall are littered with numerous spots where you will be able to...

Have A Meal At Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant

It would be a pity to not indulge in some fresh seafood while you’re so near to the Cornish coast during your stay at Perran Springs Holiday Park. Although there are many restaurants nearby to explore, the destination of choice for many foodies is Rick Stein’s Seafood...

Family Pubs In Perranporth

After a long day at the beach or day out you will want to put your feet up and grab a bite to eat. Here are a number of family pubs in Perranporth where you can take the kids and enjoy some evening entertainment. The Watering Hole The Watering Hole, is not just the...

Activities In Cornwall

Your Ultimate Guide to Boardmasters 2019

Missed Glastonbury? Couldn’t get tickets for Leeds/Reading or Bestival? If this is the case then you have nothing to worry about because the UK’s best festival hasn’t happened yet, and you can still bag yourself some tickets to the hottest music festival going. We are...

Golf Holidays In Cornwall

For years Cornwall has been desired as a holiday destination for people all over the UK and the world, with its lovely country side, coastal towns, and long sandy beaches. Many tourists flock here during the summer for its sub-tropical climate due to its southerly...

Newquay Blue Reef Aquarium

Located on Towan Beach in the heart of Newquay itself, the Blue Reef Aquarium (also known as Newquay Sea Life Centre) is an exciting aquarium attraction that is designed to be educational and informative as well as entertaining – all in the same breath. With wondrous...

Stithians Annual Show

Of the many events that take place in Cornwall, few are as large or varied as the Stithians Annual Show. Recognized as being one of the biggest single day shows in the UK, it regularly draws massive crowds of tens of thousands of people. If you planning your holiday...

Cycling Trails In Cornwall

Bissoe trail For those of you cycling fanatics who enjoy exploring there are several trails in Cornwall that the whole family can enjoy. The most popular route is the Coast to Coast Trail, which runs from Devoran (near Bissoe) on the South coast to the Portreath on...

Sea Fishing Trips In Newquay

Most people think of Newquay as the surfing hub or for beach holidays in Cornwall but there is a lot more to the seaside resort than catching waves and soaking up the sun rays. Fishing and boat trips will provide families with a lifetime experience. Newquay Harbour...

Tourist Attractions For Wildlife Enthusiasts

Cornwall offers lots of places where you and your kids can meet lots of wildlife and learn about their natural habitats. Here are some places you and your children can enjoy while on holiday. Newquay Zoo Why not go wild and take the kids to Newquay Zoo. With over 130...

Surf Schools In Perranporth

With Perranporth beach only a 5 minute drive from Perran Springs Holiday Park and less crowded than its neighbouring Newquay beaches and on duty lifeguards who patrol the beach during the summer months this beach is perfect for surfing as there are a number of good...

Dog Friendly

Dog Friendly Beaches In Cornwall From Porthtowan to Padstow

Cornwall has the longest coastline in the UK with over 300 miles of golden sand and smaller beaches your dogs can enjoy running free near the sea in doggie paradise. Here are some beaches on the North Coast where you and your dogs can play on the beach all year round...

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