Spring garden demonstrations

Wednesday 23 April, 10.30am-4pm

Join the expert garden team for free demonstrations all about spring gardening, from propagating to turf care.

Doggy day

The woodland garden is perfect for a leisurely dog walk

Monday 5 May, 10.30am-4pm, £1 entry per competition

Bring along your dog for a day of fun competitions and demonstrations. Dogs will be welcome throughout the gardens on doggy day.

Café Coleton monthly jazz club

Local jazz trio Smooth Operators are performing at the jazz club

Fridays 2 May, 8 June, 4 July, 8 August, 5 September, 7-9.30pm

Enjoy a delicious two-course dinner accompanied by the toe-tapping sounds of a local jazz trio.

Family fun


    Making homes for wild animals

    Tick off one of the 50 things to do before you're 11¾ by making animal homes.

  • Handling real and replica artefacts in our working laundry © Malcolm Jarvis

    Laundry day

    This summer get some hands-on experience of the work of a 1930s laundry.

  • ’50 Things’ © Malcolm Jarvis

    50 things family fun

    Take part in three events that tick off one of the 50 things to do before you're 11¾

Event highlights

Pack a picnic and enjoy outdoor theatre

Pack a picnic and enjoy outdoor theatre

  • Outdoor theatre: Pirates of Penzance on 20 July, 7-9.30pm
  • Outdoor theatre: Treasure Island on 23 August, 6.30-8.30pm
  • Jam and chutney making on 19 September, 10.30am-1pm