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Cool Camping on The Cornish Coast with Max Cherry

by Nicola, Scott, Edward & Otto Davies | Monday 2nd June, 2014

Cool Camping on The Cornish Coast with Max Cherry

Hiring a Camper Van from O'Connors should definitely be added to the National Trust's must do list for kids before they reach 11? years old. Our boys were lucky enough to be surprised with a long weekend in Max Cherry....they couldn't sleep the night before we picked him up in great anticipation of the big day! Arriving at O'Connors and being greeted by so many gorgeous camper vans in so many fabulous colours, the excitement building as we hunted out Max Cherry. The beautiful bright red camper van did not disappoint, we quickly packed all of our essentials (not few in number, packing for all weathers) into the surprisingly spacious van, then excitedly we embarked on an amazing family adventure despite the forecast of heavy rain for four days. We were not put off we planned to follow the sun, if it could be tracked down in Cornwall we would find it with the help of Max Cherry. We happily and noisily (the excitement really was too much) made our way to our campsite in our lovely red van.....the first afternoon spent exploring the farm followed by a beautiful walk then returning to our lovely Max Cherry (by this point he really felt like he belonged to us and we weren't going to hand him back easily - how did we all become attached so soon!) for bangers and burgers cooked on a campfire. After a very chilled out evening we settled down to sleep in our little red camper cosy and spacious...plenty of space for two adults and two wriggling children, our three year old even slept longer and more soundly than in his bed at home!!! Our road trip continued to the beautiful Padstow, of course Max Cherry behaved impeccably and we negotiated the parking without incident! Fish & Chips, Ice Cream and of course crabbing in the harbour makes for a perfect morning! Onward then again to Harlyn Bay so beautiful and the sun was shining, the kids collected shells, explored the rock pools, paddled in the sea and jumped over the waves....followed by cups of tea, snacks and Cornish scones in our much loved Max Cherry. Of course a campfire and BBQ dinner followed before another cosy night sleep even through a night of torrential rain. When we woke the rain had gone and the sun was trying to shine once more. Driving today was greeted by many smiles and waves as we went, arriving at Watergate Bay for lots of sandcastle building and fun paddling in the sea. The treat of the day was lunch - beautifully fresh burgers cooked in Max Cherry over looking the sea, the kids beamed as they proudly sat in their van! Totally bitten by the Camper Van bug we arrived at the nearby Show & Shine to see so many more Camper Vans being proudly shown off by their smitten owners. It suddenly felt like our time with Max Cherry was coming to an end....we headed back to camp for the final time, the weather had turned drizzly but the kids spirits weren't dampened as they made the most of their last evening with new friends. Monday morning arrived, as we prepared to return to O'Connors we really felt like we had been away from it all for weeks...a perfect way to totally relax, for our boys to have an amazing outdoor adventure - ticking off many of the National Trust's Must Do List for kids before they are 11 3/4 - but most importantly Max Cherry made all of this possible. With heavy hearts we handed him back....amid calls from the time we want a yellow camper! Without question we will be back. Thank you O'Connors. Nicola, Scott, Edward & Otto Davies

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on Monday 2nd June, 2014
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