May half-term fun at Cotehele

This May half-term there will be activities involving the good old stick; we also have 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ scrapbooks ready to help you become an explorer, a tracker and an adventurer.

Stick week at Cotehele

Monday 29 May – Friday 2 June, 12 noon - 3pm

We'll be in the Cider Press in the Mother Orchard using the good old stick to make toys and art using a variety of sticks.

  • Monday: hobby horse making and jumping
  • Tuesday: string art
  • Wednesday: miniature worlds and streamer making
  • Thursday: story tablet
  • Friday: hobby horse making and jumping

There's no need to book, just drop-in. Free, donations towards replacing the tulips in the garden welcome (normal admission charges apply)

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ at Cotehele

Every day, all day

Create some wild art using twigs, buds and leaves, head up to the play area for hours of fun building a den, and if the sun doesn't shine pull on your wellies and run around in the rain – there are 22 different ‘things’ on the national explorer list you can do at Cotehele. Pick up a free scrapbook from reception and start earning your stickers today, or you can purchase a special '50 things' handbook in the shop. (Normal admission charges apply)

Other things for families and children to do at Cotehele throughout the week include a quiz trail at the mill, a tapestry quiz trail in the house, a wooden climbing structure play area and playing Pooh sticks near the mill.


Build a den at Cotehele

You'll find a pile of branches, leaves and twigs on the picnic meadow where you can build a private woodland hideaway just right for you and your friends.