Time for Bed nature trail at Cotehele

Follow the Time for Bed family trail through the woods to celebrate nature's dormant period at this time of year.

Saturday 2 December - Saturday 6 January (except 25 - 26 December), 11am-3pm

Free, either start at reception near the house or from the A-frame in front of the Edgcumbe tea-room on Cotehele Quay.

Follow the Time for Bed trail from reception at the house, through the woods, and down to the Edgcumbe tea-room on Cotehele Quay finding clues along the way to spell out a special word. Or you can go the other way: start at the Edgcumbe and go up to reception. Either way works. You'll learn about what's sleeping, what's awake and what goes on in nature at Cotehele in this dormant period. Your dog is welcome too.

Mother and Father Christmas in their grotto at Cotehele, Cornwall

At Home with Father and Mother Christmas at Cotehele

Mother and Father Christmas will be receiving visitors in their grotto (15, 16, 22 and 23 December).

Dominique Coiffait cutting flowers for the Commemoration Garland

Festive workshops and crafts at Cotehele

Whether you'd like to learn a new craft or just have fun with family, there's an activity to suit you at Cotehele this Christmas.