A new attraction celebrating Cornwall's mining heritage opened near Redruth last weekend- No. 1 had an inset day today, so we headed down to Heartlands to check it out. I’m pleased to report it’s great! The adventure playground is huge and packed with things to climb on, crawl through and slide down, and there are endless smooth paths-perfect for scooting!
The restored mine buildings and workings were an interesting background rather than the focus of the visit, though I’m sure that’s not the intention, and there are a number of small gardens to wander round too, each representing an area of the world Cornish miners emigrated to. And best of all, it’s free to get in!
Another interesting feature are the workshops and galleries- at the moment there are only a few occupied, hopefully they'll soon be all be filled with creative people selling lovely things.
I’m sure we’ll be spending more time here- I’m liking the idea of a morning here, followed by lunch at the Blue Bar (yum) and a wander on Porthtowan beach.