For families

Wild things

  • The estate around Lanhydrock is teeming with wildlife for your intrepid explorers to discover.

  • Look for creepy-crawlies in the wildlife-friendly garden © John Millar

    Bugs galore

    We leave some fallen trees and branches as habitat for creepy crawlies. Take a peek and see.

  • 50 Things: Pond dipping © John Millar

    Dip away

    If you take care, the old swimming pool is perfect for finding pond skaters and tadpoles.

  • What wildlife can you spot? © National Trust Images

    Tweet, tweet

    Stop, listen and look - you'll hear birdsong and see all sorts of wildlife if you're quiet.

Burn off some energy at Lanhydrock

Local ice cream to really get stuck into

Local ice cream to really get stuck into

There's lots to keep children amused at Lanhydrock.

Pack a family picnic and come explore the vast estate and wonderful gardens. You could sketch what you see, make some wild-art or bring a kite and fly it in the grounds - there's plenty of space to run around and trees to climb.

Our top ten things to do at Lanhydrock

Children brave the rain © Photography by Ward

Children brave the rain

The sun might not always shine this summer but you can still make the most of the great outdoors at Lanhydrock by taking up the '50 things to do before you're 11¾' challenge. We've picked our top ten challenges for you, but there are many more to try when you've completed all of these.

50 things...

Which of the 50 things will you do today?

We've made a list of 50 fun things you can do outdoors that we think everyone should try before they're 11¾. Find out about all 50 or try one of our top ten next time you're here.

Find out more about the 50 things challenge.