Summer activities at Polmanter
5th July 2021
There’s plenty going at Polmanter during the summer, and there’s always a lovely, lively atmosphere. It’s good to take a break from all the beaching and sightseeing, and spend some time simply relaxing on site.
We’re so pleased to be able to bring back the majority of our entertainment programme for the 2021 season after it was put on hold last year.
Schedules and finer details can change from year to year, but here’s a taster of what you can expect from the weeks ahead.
Music at Polmanter
After a busy day out exploring West Cornwall, what could be more relaxing than an evening in Polmanter’s bar, chilling out to the sounds of live acoustic music? By day, he’s one of our hard-working groundsmen – but on Friday evenings, Gareth grabs his guitar and takes centre stage in the bar.
He has a wonderful laid-back style and a gorgeous voice, and his Friday sets have become a real highlight for many of our regular guests. (Don’t just take our word for it. Check out his reviews on TripAdvisor!)
As well as Gareth, we’re delighted to introduce other talented local musicians to our Friday line-up. Miranda Brook, Polly Jones and Jayna Collins are all set to produce amazing sets at Polmanter this summer season.
Entertainment in the Bar
Who can resist a good old game of Bingo? Come to the Stable Bar on Thursday evenings for some retro fun. Play for a line or a full house and you could win a cash prize, whilst helping to raise money for Cornwall Hospice Care.
On Tuesday evenings, join us for one of Liz’s Quizzes. Quiz Master Liz keeps the teams in check, while throwing out all sorts of challenging general knowledge questions.
Playtime – whatever the weather
Of course, every day’s a party when you’re under ten and on your summer holidays. We have two outdoor playgrounds, one suitable for littlies, and a larger, adventure-style one for older kids.
On damper days, the kids can let off steam in Polmanter’s indoor soft play area. It’s suitable for a range of ages, with a cute little baby area and a climbing wall for adventurous older kids. There are also tables and chairs for supervising parents – much more comfortable than watching them on the slides in a rainy field…
And for older kids…
If you’re here with teens or older kids, our games room is a popular hang-out. Part of the Stable Bar complex, it’s recently had a refurb, creating a comfortable and contemporary space. There are two pool tables, table tennis and comfy seats.
We’d also like to reassure teenagers that yes, Polmanter has WiFi! It’s provided by Camping Connect, and there are three levels to choose from: free (150MB per day), Basic (paid for) and Premium (paid for, and fast enough for streaming).
Sports at Polmanter
You can hire a tennis court for an hour for £5, and balls and racquets can be hired from Reception for £2.50. There are two all-weather courts at Polmanter – and although we say so ourselves, you’ll be hard-pushed to find courts anywhere else with such stunning views.
If you want a game for the whole family, try the putting green (at the far end of the adventure playground). The putters and balls are kept at Reception, and are free to borrow.
For more free-form sports, head to the sports field at the top of the site. Some great football tournaments spring up here – there’s always someone to kick a ball about with.
Then there’s one of Polmanter’s star attractions – the refurbished outdoor heated swimming pool. Serious swimmers will be pleased to know that we hold an adults-only session every morning, giving you the chance to bang out a few lengths before it gets busy.
It’s also the location of our newest activity – yoga. Join Aimee poolside on a Wednesday morning at 08.30, costing £10 per session. Please book directly with Aimee on 07825 500256 | email@example.com. We recommend this wonderfully relaxing start to the day.
Activities don’t have to be high-octane. You can simply lie on a lounger by the pool. Borrow a novel from our bookswap scheme and find a quiet spot to read. There’s pure joy to be found in these moments of stillness, too.
We hope this has given you a taste of what’s happening at Polmanter. See you next summer…?
Please note these activities are correct as of July 2021 and can change on a yearly basis. When booking, please ask Reception to confirm entertainment and facilities available for your holiday dates.