January 16, 2019
Cornish cyder maker Healeys has launched a new lower alcohol Rattler can format in recyclable cardboard packs into Tesco.
The pack containing 4 X 330ml, 4.8% ABV recyclable cans is the result of the independent, family-run business looking at ways to minimise single-use shrink wrap. A big step towards reducing plastic.
The new format complements the current range of 500ml individual bottles, 8 pack 330mls and draught. It offers a ‘Rattler for all occasions”. Being lightweight and easily stackable, it’s also the perfect solution for where glass may be an issue.
Being in cans offers an ‘on-the-go’ cyder. Whether that’s spontaneous socialising with friends at barbecues, festivals or on the beach.
Rattler is one of the fastest growing independent cyder brands in Cornwall. Tts 500ml bottles are available nationally with Morrisons, Tesco and more recently, Sainsbury’s.
The brand was born on the beach by brothers Sam and Joe Healey, and named after the feisty Cornish Rattler apple with biting refreshment.
With the brand’s core demographic of 18-35 year olds aware of environmental impact, the new pack takes steps to allow them to enjoy their favourite cyder with recyclable packaging. Also, being lower alcohol at 4.8% ABV compared to Rattler Original at 6% ABV, the brand offers a more ‘sessionable’ cider. The pack will retail at £6.25.
Joe Healey, Managing Director, Commercial at Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm, says;
“Doing the right thing for the environment is at the forefront of our agenda. For Healeys, it’s not just about reducing plastic; Rattler fans can enjoy the refreshing taste knowing that Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm, where Rattler is made, is powered by natural energy and we don’t allow plastic straws in our visitor attraction. Our steps to help the environment continue with production, using recyclable card for our new 4 pack and we are pleased to say that we are working hard to find alternative solutions across the rest of our drinks range.”
The pack is also available from Healeys online shop here.
December 3, 2018
If you’re heading to Cornwall with children, you certainly won’t be short of things to do. There are a range of attractions in Cornwall that are ideal for children, which can make deciding where to go a little bit difficult. To help, we’ve listed eight of the best.
Things To Do In Cornwall With Kids
- Eden Project – The Eden Project is one of the most well known, and most popular, attractions in Cornwall. It’s ideal for visitors of all ages, especially children. The Eden Project boasts beautiful gardens, foliage, tropical plants and large biodomes.
- Pirate’s Quest – Find out all there is to know about pirates at Cornwall’s Pirate’s Quest. There’s a tonne to see and do at Pirate’s Quest, including treasure maps to follow and codes to break.
- Cornish Seal Sanctuary – You won’t just find seals at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, you’ll find a whole host of other animals too. This includes sea lions, otters, penguins and even sheep, goats and ponies.
- Healey’s Cyder Farm – At Healey’s Cyder Farm, we have a lot of things for children to see and do. There’s farm yard animals, tractor rides, guided tours and a fantastic restaurant. We take pride in having enough on to keep you busy for an entire day.
- Blue Reef Aquarium – Who wouldn’t enjoy a visit to one of the best aquariums? Blue Reef Aquarium has long been one of the top things to do in Cornwall with kids and it’s easy to see why. You’ll find bright and colourful fish, turtles, reef sharks and more. There’s something to interest children of any age, from toddlers to teenagers.
- Newquay Zoo – Newquay Zoo really is one of the top things to do in Cornwall with kids, especially if you have young animal lovers. There’s a whole host of interesting animals at Newquay Zoo and there’s a lot of activities to enjoy. Try and plan your visit around feeding times and the educational sessions.
- Flambards Theme Park – If it’s an adrenaline filled day out with the kids that you want, head to Flambards Theme Park. At Flambards Theme Park, you’ll find something for children of all ages. There’s roller coasters, play areas and even rides for the grown ups.
- Tintagel Castle – If you’re heading to Cornwall with slightly older children, you may want to check out Tintagel Castle. Steeped in history and drama, it’s a fantastic way to see a different side of Cornwall. As the birthplace of King Arthur and with Merlin’s Cave not too far away, it’ll interest any child who enjoys history.
At Healey’s Cyder Farm, you’ll always find things to do with kids. To find out more about what’s on, get in touch. Alternatively, check out our news section.
There’s definitely no shortage of children’s attractions in Cornwall, but some do stand out as being better than the rest. If you’re looking for somewhere to spend a family day out in Cornwall, consider one of our top options.
Our Top Children’s Attractions in Cornwall
- Blue Reef Aquarium – It doesn’t matter whether you have toddlers or teenagers, Blue Reef Aquarium is a great place to spend a few hours. There’s a range of exhibits and some pretty impressive fish, including reef sharks. It’s the ideal children’s attraction for times when it’s raining and you want to head inside.
- Newquay Zoo – You can’t really go wrong with a trip to the zoo and Newquay Zoo is one of the best. If you’re a family of animal lovers, you’re sure to love it. There are a range of different exhibits and activities, as well as shops and restaurants. Plus, of course, there’s no shortage of animals to get up close and personal with.
- Healey’s Cyder Farm – At Healey’s Cyder Farm, we take pride in being one of the top rated children’s attractions in Cornwall. We really know what makes an attraction stand out as being ideal for children and we work hard to make sure we have it all. There’s farm animals, orchards, tractor rides and a range of events held throughout the year.
- Lappa Valley Steam Railway – Lappa Valley Steam Railway is somewhere that you can spend hours at a time, which is ideal if you’re looking for somewhere to really tire the kids out. There’s an impressive collection of steam trains, as well as other enjoyable activities. At Lappa Valley Steam Railway you’ll also find nature trails, indoor play areas and a toddler maze. It’s perfect for any age.
- Fistral Beach – Fistral Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Cornwall and it’s easy to see why. It’s a fantastic place to take children of all ages, as there’s something for everyone. Fistral Beach has a number of coastal paths, great views and watersports. The entire beach is family friend and it boasts every facility that you could need. If you’re looking for an attraction that’s outdoors, Fistral Beach is ideal. .
If you think Healey’s Cyder Farm is where you’ll be spending you’re next family day out, get in touch. We have a tonne of information on why we’re one of the top children’s attractions in Cornwall.
There’s a lot of top things to do in Cornwall and a trip to the beach is one of them. However, with so many great beaches to choose from knowing where to go can be tough. To help you out, we have listed 10 of the very best beaches that Cornwall has to offer.
The Best Beaches to Check Out in Cornwall
- Porthmeor – Porthmeor is one of the top beaches in the area of St. Ives and it’s easy to see why. As well as boasting a beautiful sandy beach, it has great conditions for surfing that work well for all abilities. It doesn’t matter if you are trying surfing for the first time or you’re a seasoned pro, Porthmeor has something to offer.
- Kynance Cove – Kynance Cove is one of the most photographed beaches in Cornwall, thanks to its white sand and bright blue water. There’s a tonne of caves and rocks to explore in Kynance Cove. This offers something different to most other beaches in Cornwall.
- Porthpean Beach – Though small, Porthpean Beach is ideal for watersports. It’s a favourite spot for sailors, windsurfers and kayakers. Plus, it’s close by to the historical shipping village of Charlestown.
- Summerleaze – If you’re looking for an adventurous beach day, Summerleaze is ideal. Summerleaze has impressive waves, which makes it a top spot for kayaking and surfing. There’s also a pool that fills up with seawater and this is a great place to swim.
- Whitsand Bay – Head to Whitsand Bay and you’ll feel as though you’re a million miles from anywhere else. Whitsand Bay has three miles of unspoilt sand and rocks, as well as dramatic cliffs. It’s a great place for photography and walking.
- Fistral Beach – Fistral Beach is one of Cornwall’s most famous beaches and it’s a popular place for tourists to head in the summer. Plus, it’s also well known for its great surf. At Fistral Beach, there’s something for everyone.
- Porthchapel Beach – Though Porthchapel Beach is hard to access, the effort will pay off. Surrounded by cliffs and rocks, it’s a quiet and tranquil beach in Cornwall.
- Downderry Beach – Downderry Beach allows dogs throughout the year, which is uncommon for some of the best beaches in Cornwall. Downderry Beach boats rock pools and a lot of places to walk.
- Crantock Beach – If it’s large sand dunes that you’re looking for, head to Crantock Beach. It’s one for the top beaches in Cornwall when it comes to golden sand and impressive dunes.
- Cadgwith Beach – Along with its fishing boats and fishing village, Cadgwith Beach is great if you are hoping to see a different side of Cornwall. Cadgwith Beach also has shingle, so there’s no need to worry about an abundance of sand.
If you’re heading to one of the best beaches in Cornwall, why not find time to pop in and see us here at Healey’s Cyder Farm? There’s a tonne of things to see and do, with something for all ages. To find out more, get in touch.
There’s nothing better than heading out with your dog for a relaxing walk, but heading to the same parks and woodland week after week can become boring. So, why not head to one of the dog friendly beaches? In Cornwall, there are a lot of dog friendly beaches to choose from.
Top Dog Friendly Beaches in Cornwall
- Summerleaze Beach – If you’re heading to Bude, check out Summerleaze Beach. Summerleaze Beach welcomes dogs all year round, though they must be kept on a lead from May to September. This is when the beach is at its busiest. The breakwater shelters a lot of Summerleaze Beach from the elements, which makes it one of the better dog friendly beaches for winter walks in Cornwall.
- Seaton Beach – Seaton Beach in Looe is a popular beach for young families and locals, though it attracts a fair amount of tourists too. If you’re looking for somewhere to head with kids and dogs, Seaton Beach is an excellent choice. The beach itself is large and there are shops, cafes and toilets located nearby. Seaton Beach has everything you’ll need.
- Fistral Beach – As one of the most famous beaches in Cornwall, it’s no surprise that Fistral Beach is one of the top dog friendly beaches. There’s something for the entire family at Fistral Beach, including lots of space for dogs to roam and explore. If you’re heading out for a family day trip with a dog, Fistral Beach is one of the best places to go.
- Trebarwith Strand – Trebarwith Strand in Tintagel has something for everyone, including those with dogs. There’s fantasting waves for surfing, areas to sunbathe and places for dogs to explore. You’ll have a great time, as will they. Trebarwith Strand is a popular beach for tourists and locals, even in the winter months
- Watergate Bay – Not too far from Newquay you’ll find Watergate Bay. Watergate Bay has approximately two miles of golden sand and large waves, which means that you won’t be short of space. There’s a lot of room at Watergate Bay for dogs to run around and it rarely feels crowded. You’ll want to spend hours there.
As you can see, there are a number of great dog friendly beaches in Cornwall and you won’t be short of new places to explore. If you’re interested in taking a break from dog walks on the beach, head to Healey’s Cyder Farm. Speak to a member of the Healey’s Cyder Farm team and find out more about what we have to offer.
When you’re in Cornwall, you should make time to fit in a beach day trip. Cornwall has some of the top beaches in the UK and they showcase some of the most impressive landscapes that the area has to offer. It doesn’t matter on the type of day trip that you’re looking for, there’s sure to be a beach that ticks every box.
Our Favourite Cornish Beach Day Trips
- Enjoy a Family Day Trip to Fistral Beach – Heading to Fistral Beach as a family is one of the top beach day trips in Cornwall, one that’s popular with tourist and locals alike. Fistral Beach has great surf, beautiful sand, lots of space and all important facilities. There are shops, restaurants, toilets and parking. If you’re looking for a beach to spend the entire day out, Fistral Beach is ideal.
- Get Out and Surf at Constantine – If you are looking to enjoy a surfing day out in Cornwall, consider heading to Constantine. There are a few different areas to surf at Constantine, which means that it has a lot to offer and no two visits are alike. There’s the main beach, as well as two other key areas. You’ll always find a lot of surfers and bodyboards at Constantine, but that’s not to say it’s an overly crowded or busy place to go. If you’re a beginner Constantine may not be the ideal place to surf, as there are rips and reefs which can be hazardous. If you’re a beginner, Fistreal Beach and Polzeath are probably better.
- Take Your Dog to Summerleaze Beach – Summerleaze Beach is one of the most popular dog friendly beaches in Cornwall, which makes it an ideal place to go for a day trip. It’s important to remember that dogs must be kept on a lead between May and September, as this is when the beach is at its busiest. However, there’s still a great deal of space for them to roam. Though there are a fair few dog friendly beaches in Cornwall, Summerleaze Beach’s great location makes it perfect for a beach day trip.
If you’re interested in a day trip in Cornwall that’s away from the beach, consider visiting Healey’s Cyder Farm. At Healey’s Cyder Farm, we have things to see and do for the whole family. This includes farm animals, tractor rides and guided tours. To find out more about our top attractions, get in touch.
There are a number of fantastic beaches in Cornwall, many of which are ideal for days out with family and friends. Knowing how to stay safe can really improve your time at the beach. Instead of being worried about the possible dangers, you can relax knowing that you are well prepared.
Top Tips for Staying Safe at the Beach in Cornwall
- Choose a Lifeguarded Beach – If you choose a lifeguarded beach, you can relax knowing that there are trained professionals available if anything were to happen. Though not all beaches in Cornwall have lifeguards year round, many do during the busiest months.
- Understand Signs and Flags – On lifeguarded beaches in Cornwall there will be an array of signs and flags. These are there to let you know if it’s safe to go into the water. By taking the time to understand what each of these mean, you’ll have greater knowledge of whether or not you should be swimming. By swimming in areas that have been marked as safe, you can enjoy the beach without worrying.
- Keep an Eye Out for Strong Currents – There’s always the risk of strong currents at the beach, which is why you should keep an eye out for them. Strong currents can quickly drag you out to sea and this can have serious consequences. If you are unsure about what to do in a strong current, speak to the lifeguards on duty.
- Supervise Children at All Times – Beaches in Cornwall can become very busy, especially when the weather is good. This means that it’s easy to lose sight of where children are. It only takes a few seconds for children to meet with danger, so it’s best to supervise them at all times.
- Consider Your Swimming Abilities – Before getting into the water, consider the swimming abilities of you and your family. If you are not a strong swimmer, avoid going too far out to sea or swimming in areas with deep water. Swimming in the sea is a lot more difficult than swimming in a pool.
You won’t be short of beaches to explore in Cornwall, which is great news if you’re heading to the area for the first time. When you are in Cornwall, pop in and see us at Healey’s Cyder Farm. With a tonne of things to do, it’s sure to be a fantastic day that you’ll enjoy. To find out more, get in touch.
November 9, 2018
It’s safe to say that Cornwall has a wide range of seasonal events for you to enjoy, especially throughout the winter months and in the lead up to Christmas. There are Christmas fairs, markets and festivals all promising to delight visitors. If you’re looking for a special Christmas gift for a loved one, you’re sure to find it at one of Cornwall’s best seasonal events. If you’re looking to try some local food and drink, you’re sure to be spoilt for choice.
Top Seasonal Events in Cornwall
As there are so many seasonal events to choose from at this time of year, it can be difficult to decide where to start. To help you out, we’ve narrowed them down to three of the best events that Cornwall has to offer. They are:
- Fowey Christmas Market – Fowey Christmas Market is one of Cornwall’s most popular festive events, it’s always a big hit with tourists and locals alike. The market has a lot to offer including locally produced food and drink, as well as festive items and handmade gifts. Fowey Christmas Market takes place from 30th November to 2nd December.
- Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair – At the Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair, you’ll find a wide range handcrafted items and delicious home cooked food for you to enjoy. It’s a true representation of some of the best that Cornwall has to offer. There’s candles, pottery, puzzles, clothing and even treasure trails for children. The Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair is hugely popular and thousands of people are expected to attend. It’s a great place to find a unique gift for a loved one and it’s sure to get you into the Christmas spirit. The Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair takes place from 28th November to 2nd December.
- Padstow Christmas Festival – Padstow Christmas Festival truly showcases Padstow at its best. It’s one of the UK’s largest Christmas festivals and it brings together local chefs, crafters and food. It’s a fantastic way to kick start the holidays and you may even see a celebrity guest. Padstow Christmas Festival will take place from the 6th to the 9th of December.
It doesn’t matter whether you are heading to Cornwall for a day or a for a slightly longer holiday, there’s always a tonne of fantastic seasonal events to enjoy. If you have the time, why not plan a visit to Healey’s Cyder Farm? Healey’s Cyder Farm is ideal for all ages, plus there’s a range of things to see and do. To find out more, get in touch.
If you’re heading to Healey’s Cyder Farm for the very first time, you’ll want to make sure that you have a chance to do all of the top things to do. There are a lot of attractions here at the farm, which means that there’s more than enough to keep you busy throughout the day.
Top Things To Do At Healeys Farm
- Visit Our Wide Variety of Farm Animals – What’s a trip to a farm without a visit to the farm animals? We have a tonne of farm animals at Healey’s Cyder Farm and they’re a big hit with all of our visitors. There’s chickens, rabbits, ferrets, horses and ponies. If you’re lucky, you’ll even see a peacock on display.
- Join a Guided Tour – To really get the most out of a trip to Healey’s Cyder Farm, join one of our guided tours. A talented guide will take you deep into the farming world showing you some of our most interesting attractions, such as our historic cyder presses and the beautiful orchards. There are a range of tours available and questions are encouraged.
- Have a Delicious Lunch in Our Restaurant – Whether you’re interested in afternoon tea or you want a filling lunch, you’ll find it at the Healey’s Cyder Farm restaurant. We use local produce and personal recipes to provide delicious home cooked meals. There’s something for everyone at the restaurant, including children and fussy eaters.
- Visit the Museum – At Healey’s Cyder Farm, we have a fantastic museum that’s well worth checking out. You’ll find out how Healey’s Cyder Farm came to be, the history behind the farm itself and there’s a lot of information on the processes of making cyder. A trip to the museum will help you to see Healey’s in a new light, one that spans far beyond the farm that you see today.
- Go on a Tractor Ride – The unique tractor ride experience is one of our top things to do at Healey’s Cyder Farm and it’s easy to see why. You’ll venture through our large orchards, with a narration that will tell you everything that you need to know.
As you can see, there’s certainly a lot to do here at the farm. To find out more about Healey’s Cyder Farm or for information on any the of attractions, get in touch. Alternatively, start planning your day out online and ensure that it’s one to remember.
Even if you haven’t been to Cornwall before, you will probably have seen areas of it on television and in film. This is because a number of key areas in Cornwall are used as filming locations. Cornwall is home to some of the UK’s most impressive landscapes and scenery, as well as gorgeous beaches. It’s unlike anywhere else in the country and this impressive location variety means that it has a lot to offer. It doesn’t matter what a television show or film requires, a great filming location can usually be found in and around Cornwall.
Famous Filming Locations in Cornwall
There are a tonne of famous filming locations in Cornwall, with some even being featured in multiple projects. Without having been to Cornwall, it’s possible to get a good idea of what it has to offer. Here are some of the famous filming locations that you may recognise:
- Bodmin Moor – Bodmin Moor is one of the most popular filming locations in Cornwall thanks to its dramatic landscape and vast open spaces. It has recently been used as the location for a number of exterior scenes in BBC One’s Poldark.
- The Eden Project – It’ll come as no surprise that The Eden Project is often used as a filming location in Cornwall, as it’s so unique. As well as being used for documentaries and news stories, it was used in the James Bond film Die Another Day back in 2002.
- Port Isaac – If you’re a fan of Doc Martin, you will be familiar with Port Isaac. Port Isaac is used as the main filming location for the television series, with a number of key sights being featured. It’s so well known as a filming location that there are now Doc Martin walking tours available.
- Porthluney Cove – Cornwall is well known for its great beaches and they often crop up as filming locations. Porthluney Cove, which is located close by to St. Austell, was featured in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. East Portholland was also used as a filming location for the movie.
With such beautiful scenery and dramatic views, it’s easy to see why so many films and television shows are filmed in Cornwall. At Healey’s Cyder Farm, this is something that we’re hugely proud of. If you’re heading to Cornwall to check out some of these great filming locations, make sure you find the time to pop in to the farm. To find out more, get in touch.
July 12, 2018
When it comes to finding attractions in Newquay, you won’t be short of choice. Newquay is home to many of Cornwall’s top attractions, which is why it’s one of the most popular destinations in Cornwall for a holiday or weekend away. Whether you’re off on a family holiday or you’re planning a relaxing weekend away with a loved one, there are a lot of Newquay attractions that are well worth checking out.
Top Newquay Attractions to Enjoy This Summer
If you’re heading to Newquay this summer, you’re sure to be impressed with the range of things to do. Some of the top things to do in Newquay include:
- Fistral Beach – Fistral Beach is one of Cornwall’s best beaches and it’s a favourite among locals and tourists alike. As well as having beautiful stretches of sand and great views of the ocean, it also has a number of water spots to enjoy and restaurants close by. Plus, it’s staffed by the RNLI during the summer and is a great place to take children.
- Newquay Zoo – If you like animals, you won’t be disappointed by Newquay Zoo. Newquay Zoo is one of the Newquay’s most popular attractions, as there’s a lot to see and do. Enjoy getting to know some of the resident animals and check out the impressive exhibits.
- Lappa Valley Steam Railway – Lappa Valley Steam Railway is one of the best Newquay attractions for families and it’s easy to see why. Simply, there’s enough to keep you entertained for hours during the summer. There are lots of steam trains, activities for toddlers and young children, nature trails and indoor play areas.
- Pirate’s Quest Newquay – If you’re looking for a Newquay attraction that’s a little bit different, head to Pirate’s Quest Newquay. It’s a great experience featuring actors, sets, special effects and there’s a lot to learn. Though it may be different from the other Newquay attractions, it’s just as popular.
As you can see, there are enough Newquay attractions to keep you entertained this summer. Of course, another top thing to do in Cornwall is to check out Healey’s Cyder Farm. With tonnes of activities, there’s something for everyone here at the farm. We have farmyard animals, tractor rides, orchards and guided tours of the farm. There’s even a restaurant and farm shop, both of which offer a range of local produce and delicious food. Find out more about Healey’s Cyder Farm by getting in touch.
July 10, 2018
Friday 15th June marks the start of National Picnic Week, an event that runs right through until the 24th June. National Picnic Week takes place across the UK and it’s the ideal time to enjoy some of the best places in Cornwall to picnic. Cornwall is home to some fantastic picnic spots, many of which have beautiful views of the famous local surroundings. So, it’s time to pack up the picnic basket and head off to enjoy all that Cornwall has to offer.
Top Spots to Picnic With Views in Cornwall
Cornwall is well known for being a place that’s full of scenic views, beautiful surroundings and tonnes of nature. Whether you’re heading out on a romantic picnic with a loved one or you’re planning a large family get together, you won’t be short of locations to consider. Here are some of the best places in Cornwall to have a picnic with a view:
- Kynance Cove – Kynance Cove is a popular picnic spot for locals and tourists alike, and it’s easy to see why. With great views of the beach and cliff tops, Kynance Cove truly offers some of Cornwall’s best picnic views. Plus, there’s a great deal of space and you won’t struggle to find somewhere to relax.
- Siblyback Lake – If you’re wanting to get away from the busy Cornish beaches, consider heading to Siblyback Lake for a picnic. If offers tranquility, large areas of grass and great views of Bodmin Moor.
- 10 Acre Wood – 10 Acre Wood is ideal for a family picnic, especially if your family enjoys being surrounded by impressive woodland views. The large area offers a number of woodland walks to enjoy before or after you sit down for your picnic.
- Watergate Bay – There are few beaches better for a picnic than Watergate Bay. With beautiful views of the sea and two miles of golden sand, it’s easy to see why it’s one of the best places in Cornwall. Plus, if you’re looking for a way to burn off all of the food, there are a lot of water spots to try out.
If you’re looking to combine your picnic with a fun family day out, pop in and visit us here at Healey’s Cyder Farm. There’s a range of great activities suitable for all ages, including farmyard animals and tractor rides. To find out more about Healey’s Cyder Farm, get in touch.