Events

Freak week in the house and mill

Enjoy Freak Week in the house and mill from 25 October - 2 November © National Trust

Enjoy Freak Week in the house and mill from 25 October - 2 November

Saturday 25 October - Sunday 2 November, 11am-4pm

There will be some spooky goings-on in the house, with a trail for children to follow. The mill will be deliciously scary too. We'll be baking some ghoulishly tasty recipes and we'll be milling on Thursday and both Sundays.

Normal admission charges apply (members free)

Spooky half-term fun on Cotehele Quay

We’ll be carving pumpkins and doing other fun things from 27 - 31 October © National Trust

We’ll be carving pumpkins and doing other fun things from 27 - 31 October

Monday 27 – Friday 31 October, 11am-3pm

Join us to make pumpkins, brooms or monsters. There’s a different activity every day and there’s no need to book, you can just show up. Please do be prepared to queue during busy times.

Small charge for materials

Fright Night in Cotehele House

Don't miss Fright Night in the house on 31 October © National Trust

Don't miss Fright Night in the house on 31 October

Friday 31 October, 6-9pm

Explore the house in the dark, hear stories of things that go bump in the night and prepare yourself to be scared, very scared. You don’t need to book, you can just show up (if you dare).

Normal admission charges apply (members free)

Behind the Scenes

Climb on the roof during Behind the Scenes on 2 November © National Trust

Climb on the roof during Behind the Scenes on 2 November

Sunday 2 November, 11am-4pm

You'll get a chance to look behind the private doors, peer into closets and meet the staff and volunteers who look after Cotehele House. Some extra areas of the house will be open.

Normal admission charges apply (members free)

Preparing the hall for Christmas

We'll start bringing the 30,000 garland flowers into the hall on 3 November © Steven Haywood

We'll start bringing the 30,000 garland flowers into the hall on 3 November

Monday 3 - Friday 21 November, 11am-4pm

Meet the housekeeping team as they start their winter clean, then on Friday 7 November join the gardening team as they start to make the annual 60-foot Christmas flower garland in the hall.

Winter admission £5 (under 18s and members free)

Secret Cotehele

Cotehele's mysteries will be revealed during Secret Cotehele  in the house © National Trust

Cotehele's mysteries will be revealed during Secret Cotehele in the house

Thursday 6, Tuesday 11, Friday 14, or Wednesday 19 Nov, 10.30am-2pm

Discover some of the house and collection's well-guarded secrets and learn about winter conservation on a guided tour, followed by a two-course lunch in the Barn Restaurant.

£25, includes morning coffee and lunch; book on 01579 351346

Story Hunters... on Cotehele Quay

Share your Tamar Valley memories on the quay on 7 November © Ted Giffords

Share your Tamar Valley memories on the quay on 7 November

Friday 7 November, 11am-4pm

Join the TVAONB and Azook in a public memory-collecting project and contribute to the history of the Tamar Valley. Bring photos and stories about the valley to be made available on the cornishmemory.com website.

Free. Scroll down to the events planner for details.

Christmas Craft Trail

Find handmade gifts at the Christmas Craft Trail on 8 -9 November © Susie Jones Pottery

Find handmade gifts at the Christmas Craft Trail on 8 -9 November

Saturday 8 - Sunday 9 November, 11am-4pm

Contemporary art and craft makers will be exhibiting and selling a selection of handmade and affordable gifts for Christmas. The trail will start in reception and will be in various locations around the property.

Free entry

Cotehele Christmas food fair

Start your Christmas food shopping at the food fair on 22-23 November © National Trust

Start your Christmas food shopping at the food fair on 22-23 November

Saturday 22 - Sunday 23 November, 10am-4pm

Start your Christmas food shopping this weekend at our annual holiday food fair. There will be an array of wonderful West Country produce on offer from Taste of the West producers.

£2, under 18s free.

Plan ahead

  •  © NTPL/NTPL/Paul Harris

    Spooky Hallowe'en fun

    Steel yourself for Freak Week and Fright Night. Scroll down for details.

  • Autumn colours range from yellows and golds to purples, pinks and reds © NTPL/John Hartland

    Autumn, winter, spring activities

    Scroll down to the events planner for events during the next six months.

  • Christmas at Cotehele

    Find out what we have planned for you and your family this Christmas.

  • October 2014 - February 2015 events leaflet (PDF)

    Download an autumn-winter events leaflet to tape to the fridge.

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