Events

Summer holiday fun

Come along to make swords and shields on Mondays in August © NationalTrust

Come along to make swords and shields on Mondays in August

Something different every day until 29 August

Mon 1-3pm make swords and shields; Tues and Thurs 11am-3pm make wild art; Wed 11am-3pm take a barefoot walk; Fri 1-3pm Plant it, grow it, eat it and a family trail in the woods every day.

Normal admission charges apply; the family trail is free to all

Look Sharp!

Hold a 16th century sword in the house this summer © National Trust

Hold a 16th century sword in the house this summer

Every day in August (except Fridays), 11am-4pm

This is your chance to handle some of our antique bladed weapons that usually hang on the walls in the hall or sit in glass cases. Don't forget to bring your camera so you can amaze your friends.

Normal admission charges apply (members free)

CSI fridays

Use a torch to help find 'criminals' on CSI Fridays in August © National Trust

Use a torch to help find 'criminals' on CSI Fridays in August

Fridays in August, 11am-3pm

By torchlight, you'll have the opportunity to go on a self-guided mission to investigate conservation scenarios that challenge Cotehele's housekeeping team. Please bring a torch.

Normal admission charges apply (members free)

Costume Sundays at the mill

Meet the team dressed in Victorian Costume on Sundays at the mill © National Trust

Meet the team dressed in Victorian Costume on Sundays at the mill

Sundays in August, 11am-4.30pm

Come along to the mill to meet the staff and volunteers dressed in traditional Victorian costume. They'll be milling and baking delicious goodies using our own milled flour for you to sample.

Normal admission charges apply (members free)

Get knotted

Learn how to tie eight basic knots in a Wednesday workshop this summer © NTPL/Images/John Miller

Learn how to tie eight basic knots in a Wednesday workshop this summer

Wednesdays in August and September, 10am-12pm

Learn the history and master the art of tying eight basic knots in a workshop on Cotehele Quay. Workshops are designed for ages 14+. Booking is essential on 01579 351346.

£10, includes a pasty

Heritage Open Day

Enjoy free entry on Heritage Open Day on Saturday 13 September © NTPL/©NTPL/Andrew Butler

Enjoy free entry on Heritage Open Day on Saturday 13 September

Saturday 13 September, 11am-4pm

Join us on this annual free entry day when you'll be able to learn how we look after Cotehele house, garden and estate. Don't miss Crumble in the Jungle at Cotehele Mill that day too.

Free entry

Crumble in the Jungle weekend

Don't miss Crumble in the Jungle weekend 13 - 14 September at Cotehele Mill © NTPL/National Trust

Don't miss Crumble in the Jungle weekend 13 - 14 September at Cotehele Mill

Saturday and Sunday 13 - 14 September, 11.30am- 4pm

We'll be baking up a crumble storm in our demonstration bakery at Cotehele Mill. You'll be able to sample mouth-watering crumble-based recipes made from summer fruits and our home-milled flour.

Normal admission charges apply (free entry Saturday for Heritage Open Day)

Apple day

We'll crank up the Victorian apple press on Apple day on 21 September © NTPL/Martin Smith

We'll crank up the Victorian apple press on Apple day on 21 September

Sunday 21 September, 11am-4pm

Head up to the Mother Orchard to see our Victorian cider press in action, Mary Martin and James Evans will be here signing their new book: 'A Cornish Pomona' and we'll have children's activities too.

Normal admission charges apply (members free)

The Great British Walk - Long way round

Learn about the woodlands on this Great British Walk on 4 October © NTPL/National Trust

Learn about the woodlands on this Great British Walk on 4 October

Saturday 4 October, 10am-1.30pm

Join Head Ranger Joe Lawrence on a four mile walk along the northern edge of the 1,300 acre estate to learn how he manages the woodland. Walking with Joe is a real treat. Meet on Cotehele Quay.

Free

The Great British Walk - Cadsonbury

Join Joe on a Great British Walk at Cadsonbury on 15 October © NTPL/National Trust

Join Joe on a Great British Walk at Cadsonbury on 15 October

Wednesday 15 October 10am-12.30pm

Join Head Ranger Joe Lawrence for a two mile walk along the River Lyhner then up onto the bury itself to learn about this iron age fort. Meet at the Cadsonbury car park SX 346 679.

Free

Plan ahead

  •  © National Trust

    From summer fun to winter tree-pruning workshops

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

  • March-September events leaflet

    Don't miss out on any of the fun. Download a PDF of our current leaflet to tape to the fridge.

  • October 2014-February 2015 events leaflet

    Anyone up for Hallowe'en or Christmas? Download an autumn-winter events PDF to keep in the car.

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