St. Ives T-shirts

Most people who have been into RAAR would have seen Chris with his computer in front of him quite often, he actually is working (normally) and occasionally surprises Angela with side projects he has been working on. One of which is getting some of RAAR’s designs onto various items and available to buy on stivestshirts.com. One of Angela’s nautical tattoo-inspired designs are now on t-shirts, hoodies and bags. We…

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Tehidy Woods

A beautiful woodland and nature reserve not far from Gwithian or Camborne. The woods are wrapped around the old manor house in the middle which was the Bassets family home for many years. those who are familiar with Poldark might recognize Francis Basset and the estate name. The estate has a lot of important history and stories but we will save those for another day. There are two main…

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Paradise Park

Paradise park is a small wildlife park situated in Hayle which is a great day out for animal and especially bird lovers. Combining lots of rare species with spectacular gardens and the odd view over the estuary it is a feast for your eyes. Details can be found on their website, https://paradisepark.org.uk/ and as always it will be busier during school holidays. From tropical birds to miniature donkeys there…

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Gwithian in February

This February Cornwall has had some amazing weather, much warmer than normal and days of sunshine. Any day it is worth making the most of the sunny Winter days as the Cornish landscape is stunning year round. When the tide is out you can walk along the miles of beach towards Hayle or Godrevy but do be mindful of the tide coming in as some stretches do not have…

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Pumpkin Carving

This year was the Sloop Studio's first Pumpkin Carving competition. Angela has always been a keen pumpkin carver and Halloween fun enthusiast so she got very excited to have another purpose for her yearly creations. It was a great turn out for it's first year and there was a lot of fantastic pumpkins to admire. The Sloop Studios did a fantastic job of hosting and at 6pm the results…

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Stacking Robots

One of our favorite products is the RAAR classic Wooden Stacking Robots, great for all ages and over the years have kept Angela and Chris amused on many occasions. They are great for brain development with 3D awareness, hand-eye coordination and balancing skills all required for creating interesting builds with the robots. They often venture outside and like enjoying the sunshine and views around St. Ives. 

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Penzance to Newlyn walk

We love Penzance, there are lots of great business and places to visit, Morrab Gardens being one of our favourite places to walk through. The sub-tropical gardens are beautiful and often full of colour and maintained well by volunteers and the Council. With fish ponds and plenty to look at we always try to at least walk through them when we visit Penzance. On this day we used Morrab…

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Stormy Kynance Cove

An amazing National Trust cared for area. A car park is nearby (National Trust prices) or it is along the South West Coast Path. This was our first visit there (yep there are actually a lot of beaches we still haven’t been to yet).As normal for our first visit somewhere new the tide was on its way in and there was a slight storm in the air. As its…

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Love Cornwall whatever the Weather

Lots of people only think of Cornwall when the sun is shining and you can lounge around on the beach but there is so much more to Cornwall. When it’s a bit stormy there is a sense of power and awesomeness everywhere and as long as you are prepared it is just as great as when the sun shines. Year round there are incredible places to visit and seeing…

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