Rainy day fun at Cotehele

Children splashing in the rain

Even when it’s raining there’s still lots to do at Cotehele.

In the manor house

We have a free children's trail for families to follow in the house and the tapestries are full of images of animals which children might like to spot.

A volunteer Room Guide chats with visitors in Cotehele House
A volunteer chats with a mother and her two daughters in the house at Cotehele, Cornwall
A volunteer Room Guide chats with visitors in Cotehele House

Also indoors

In Brewery Books by the house you'll find children's crafts on during most school holidays and a special children's corner with books and toys.

At the quay

Down at the quay the wonderful Discovery Centre is filled with hands-on activities to help children find out about nature and the wildlife around Cotehele. In here there are lots of interesting facts about Shamrock, the barge being repaired on the quayside. If you are feeling nautical, you can have a go at tying knots in here too.

And if that's not enough, why not pull on the wellies and see how many puddles you can splash in as you walk around the beautiful estate, or pick up the 50 things family trail and have fun in the garden and countryside?

Baking day at Cotehele Mill
Volunteer showing children how to mix flapjacks at Cotehele Mill, Cornwall
Baking day at Cotehele Mill

Down at the Mill

There's lots to do indoors at the mill too. On Thursdays and Sundays you can watch the team mill flour (depending on the water levels in the Morden Stream) and there are baking demonstrations most days. Upstairs there are hand querns so children can have a go at milling flour themselves and there are dressing up clothes to transport them back to the Victorian period.


A rainy day? Bring it on…