Summer activities at Polmanter
5th July 2022
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 offer a full entertainment programme for the 2022 season.
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 music?
We have a selection of local singers and musicians that join us from mid June to mid September for laid-back tunes and acoustic sessions. For 2022, this includes Jack Kessell, Megan Forrest and Miranda Brook.
Be sure to get a seat nice and early, as these Friday sets have become a real highlight for many of our regular guests.
Games in the Bar
Who can resist a good old game of Bingo? Come to the Stable Bar on Thursday evenings for some retro fun, from 8.30pm. 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 at 8pm. Quiz Master Liz keeps the teams in check, while throwing out all sorts of challenging general knowledge questions.
On Wednesday afternoons, the kids take over. Carla hosts a children’s party from 4-6pm, complete with much-loved party games and plenty of dancing. It’s held in the conservatory, so Mum and Dad can watch the fun while relaxing with a drink…
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 (250MB 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.
Children can also take advantage of free tennis lessons on a Tuesday morning. Our tennis coach Colin holds three half an hour sessions (9.30-11am), giving some quick fire tips and practise on becoming a tennis pro!
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.
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 2022 and can change on a yearly basis. When booking, please ask Reception to confirm entertainment and facilities available for your holiday dates.