As a part of the Fowey Festival of Words and Music, and for the second year running, CLC Trenython Manor opened its doors during the 9th and 10th May to create a family fun weekend that all ages enjoyed!
Contributors such as The National Trust and OPAL helped to organise outdoor events such as treasure hunts and nature walks among the 24-acre grounds while visitors and guests got to try their hand at archery and den-making. VIP guests included owls and falcons in residence, allowing everyone to gawp at them – even the resort’s pet rabbits weren’t overlooked, with the hutch gates open they were left to bask in the weekend’s sun.
Music and literature were to the fore with guest readings from children’s authors including Jon Cleave, Jane Gulliver and Karen Norton, as well as workshops held by artist and illustrator Caroline Cleave. Outdoors, live music performances ran throughout with musicians gigging in the food and drinks marquee, while a samba band helped to close the weekend.
Indoors children were given the opportunity to see baby lobsters in the hatchery and learn all there is to know about crustaceans – perfect knowledge for when they’re next rock-pooling! CLC Trenython Manor bar and restaurant set the stage for some beautiful choral performances by local schools while the students’ poetry and art was showcased in the lounge. Adults were not forgotten as the resort promoted their Temple Spa launch with a health & beauty stall laden with luxury products.
The event was a rousing success with more than 680 visitors taking part in the various activities and everyone is hoping for a successful repeat of the event in 2016!
Picture credit: R~P~M