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  • What Do You Do If It Rains?


    Of course, we always hope for great weather, and most of the time, we get it. However, on those rare occasions when the sun doesn’t shine and you’re stuck for something to do, here are some ideas to get you out and about. 


    1) The Jungle Barn

    The Jungle Barn is in nestled within Paradise Park, which is a great day out on its own merits. However, you can’t always guarantee the weather and the Jungle Barn comes in handy to help keep your kids occupied on those rainy days. It’s basically a giant indoor play area, from giant slides to soft play areas for the littlest of visitors. When the weather outside isn’t that great, it’s a great way to keep your kids occupied, and there’s a café area for adults to keep busy as well.

    2) Penlee House Gallery and Museum

    If you’re visiting without small children, this is a lovely place to visit. Just a train or bus ride away in Penzance, Penlee House is home to many great artists of the famous Newlyn School, including Norman Garstin and Lamorna Birch, as well as various other art. As per its name, Penlee House is also a museum, and it chronicles both the archaeology and social history of Penzance and its surrounding areas. Penlee House is an interesting little gem, and somewhere to hide away from the bad weather.

    3) Eureka Escape

    A recent addition to Penzance, Eureka Escape is part of an interesting new craze that has sweep the world and has finally landed in our small corner of the world. The idea of the escape room is simple enough: you’re locked in a room and you need to escape, using your own wits to work out how. You get to choose the scenario, from the simple murder mystery to a forgotten Cold War bunker. It’s an alternative and fresh idea for something to do on those rainy days.

    4) Country Skittles

    This is another day out for the kids. Country Skittles is a restaurant/entertainment centre, located on the outskirts of Hayle. There’s all sorts of games to play, from air hockey to board games, however its main attraction is skittles. Skittles is similar to the more familiar 10 pin bowling, however you can have all sorts of fun with skittles, as you don’t need to stick to one game. The restaurant also comes highly recommended, so your kids can eat and play (hopefully not at the same time!). Country Skittles is a little hidden, but it’s worth it.

    5) Boathouse Theatre

    Located just across the bay in tourist hotspot St Ives, this hidden gem of a theatre is definitely worth a visit. This small and intimate theatre is right on the front on the harbour, in a former a boat store. It hosts theatre shows, as well as the traditional puppet shows to keep the young ones entertained. As I said, it’s a little intimate but just serves to improve the experience for everyone involved.



    So, even when the weather’s not great down here, there’s still plenty to do and see.

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  • Blimey… it’s wet and horrible today! Some right good Cornish mizzle going on! I’ve had a word, and I’ve been assured that the weather will get better... honest!!!


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  • What a beautiful day on site! We’re fully booked and loving it. Here’s hoping for the continued good weather!


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  • Ok. I’m not going to lie… this photo was not taken today. Not the best weather on site at the moment. But this is what we've got to look forward to soon!!!

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  • Half Term Sun!
    I hope everyone is having a great half term! We've been really lucky with some good weather this week!


  • Toms helping the RNLI lifeguards

    Toms Holidays has always had a close relationship with the RNLI lifeguards that operate on our wonderful beach. Working with the Ronnie Richards Memorial Charity, we were thrilled to be able to help purchase them a new defibrillator (SLSC PAD). These devices help the lifeguards save lives and make our beaches safer. Below I have attached the press release from RRMC secretary Paul Williams:

    The Hayle SLSC PAD will be available for access at any time of the day / night and has been added to the PAD database held by the South Western Ambulance Service Trust (SWAST).  This means when a Cardiac Arrest 999 call is received in the ambulance control room, the operator will ask the caller to go to the PAD box.  If trained personnel are available they will take over.  If they are not available the operator will give the caller the digital keypad access code to the cabinet and ask them to return to the patient with the defibrillator.  It is very important to get trained in essentially missing obstacles and saving precious time, but the untrained should not be restricted in using the AED as life depends upon it.  Not an ideal situation being untrained, but those people will be given step by step instructions in the application of CPR and use of the AED by the ambulance control operator.”


  • Discounting June...
    Keep it under your hats, but we've put a 15% discount on all of our properties over June. As if you needed any extra incentive to come to the sea side next month! ;)

  • "Ooooooh what a beautiful mooorning..."


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  • Yet more sun!


    What amazing weather we've had over the past couple of weeks. Soooo glad it was great for the kids on their Easter break!

    Not quite as sunny today, but I'm sure the sun is just about breaking through!





  • Sun is shining!!!
    The site is open and sun is shining!! Bit on the breezy side, but great nonetheless.


  • Summer Season 2015


    It’s now less than a month until we open for the 2015 Summer Season! We’re so excited to be welcoming back so many returning customers and greeting all our new guests. Out first week kicks off on the 27th March. Here’s hoping for some more great weather like last year!


  • Competition coming up!


    We’re all fed up with the rubbish weather here at Toms Holidays HQ so we’re planning a little competition to brighten things up in anticipation for the summer months! We’re working though the details but we should have something to announce this coming Friday. Hip hip huzzah!
  • Not long now...


    Hi everyone! We hope that you all had a great start to 2015. We’ve only got a couple more months before we can welcome everyone to Toms Holidays 2015 season. Don’t forget that the office is open all year round and bookings can be made online at www.tomsholidays.co.uk. We’re already taking holding bookings for 2016, so it is really worth your while to get in early to avoid missing out on your preferred property.

  • Happy New Year!


    I know, I know…. We’re a bit late off the mark, but nevertheless, we all hope you have a great 2015! We’ve got lots of plans for the coming year and we are looking forward to sharing them with you later in the year!

  • The end of another year
    I hope that all of our past, present and indeed future guests had a magical Christmas. Just two more days until the end of the year… Where does the time go???


    Festive greetings to you all!


  • We had another great season here on site. We’re so lucky to have such wonderful customers and visitors!

    We’re already looking forward to opening again next March! We reopen on March 27th.
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  • Great weather!
    What great weather we had last week! This part of Cornwall shines all the more when the sun is at its zenith (although its stunning even if the sun isn't out!).

    We are almost completely full for the month of August now, only a few properties left. If your looking for a break in the summer months let us know so we can get you availability before it goes!

    Have fun in the sun!
  • New Park & Float!
    Just a reminder that there is a new "Park and Float" service from Hayle to St. Ives now in operation.

    No more trying to find a parking space in St. Ives!

    http://stivesboatrides.co.uk/park-and-ride/
  • One day to go!


    It's the day before the park opens! We're all really excited here at Toms Holidays. The office is buzzing and the last jobs are being finished off.

    We had such a great season last year and we know this year is going to be even better!

    According to several news sources it is possibly going to be one of the hottest summers on record. 

    Here's to Summer 2014!
  • 2014 Season
    2014 season starts April 1st. No foolies!
  • New Property for 2014


    We have a new property we would like to welcome onto our books we'd like to show you. C31 Glencairn is sea front property with great views over St Ives Bay. It is also conveniently located with direct access to the South West Coastal path just a short walk to the beach.




    Glencairn can sleep up to four in its two bedrooms, the master bedroom of which contains a separate shower cubicle, fitted wardrobes and a king size bed!



    Exiting the living area through the patio doors will take you onto the decked veranda.
  • Website updates
    As part of our ongoing website changes, we now have a map page with two park maps available. The second map is interactive which should make it easier for you to pick the perfect property!

  • New Properties for visitors with dogs
    Toms Holidays welcomes dogs and their well behaved owners. It seems we are one of a diminishing few parks that accept dogs and we are pleased to report that both C15 Seamore and F59 Trevone featured above have been added to our list of properties which welcome dogs. Please remember we do ask that dogs are kept on a lead whilst walking on the park.

  • 2013 Dates bank holidays/school holidays
    Toms Holidays 2013 SeasonSaturday 23rd – March to 31st October.
    Open for Christmas from
    15th December to 4th January
    29th March Good Friday
    31st March Easter Day
    1st April Easter Monday
    Monday 6th May, May  Bank Holiday
    Monday 27th May, Spring Bank Holiday.
    Monday 26th August, Summer Bank Holiday