Days out in Cornwall

Discover the best things to do in Cornwall; from visiting exotic gardens or ancient houses, to exploring the mining history, all encircled by a much-loved coastline

Places to visit

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Getting outdoors this winter

A group of volunteers off to begin their important work

Start volunteering in Cornwall 

Making new friends, working in amazing places and knowing that you're helping a great cause - three great reasons to get volunteering.

Ideas and activities for winter

The garden at Killerton looks glorious in the winter sun.

Find a place to visit 

In the South West you're never far from a National Trust garden, house or countryside walk.

Morning view over the Plym Estuary running through Saltram Park

Mayflower 400: Tide and Time 

Commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower sailing from Plymouth to America, through a series of cultural events, exhibitions and stories in city of Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall.

Upcoming events


Winter Walks at Godolphin

Tue 21 Jan 2020
Put on your walking boots, a woolly hat and scarf and explore the great outdoors at Godolphin.

Bird bingo at Cotehele

Tue 21 Jan 2020
Children will discover more about the birds that live at Cotehele as they explore the garden and countryside with this fun trail.

RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch

Sat 25 Jan 2020
Take part in the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch here at Trelissick. Pick up a bird watching sheet from reception and record the highest number of each bird species you spot within an hour.
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Scrub 'n spuds at Pentire Head, near Polzeath

Sat 25 Jan 2020
Spend a few hours on the coast helping National Trust rangers cut back gorse and blackthorn scrub to encourage wildlife at this valuable coastal habitat.

Godolphin House Experience

Sat 01 Feb 2020
Step inside and explore the historic house built by the Godolphin family.

Hemmick beach cleans

Sat 01 Feb 2020
Help us keep Hemmick beach beautiful
Enjoy a wassail at an iconic location

What's on 

There are hundreds of events happening across the South West, including wassailing, volunteer open days and kids trails.

Winter wellbeing

Winter conservation
The old bed stripped shpowing the supporting ropes

Tintagel Old Post Office - an ancient abode needing continual care

All may seem quiet at Tintagel Old Post Office during the winter, but within its walls it remains a hive of conservation activity.

A visitor walking a dog on the Cornish coast

Cornwall winter walks

Dramatic coastal scenes truly come to life in the winter months, as the wind and waves crash against the rocks. There are miles of beaches and coastal paths that stretch across this ancient and historic landscape.

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Best Days Out Cornwall 

We're proud to be part of an association of tourist attractions in Cornwall that, for over 40 years, has been working to provide the best attractions for families and visitors to Cornwall.


Journey from wild coasts, moorland and curious historic houses to lush gardens and beaches in Devon.


Moorland, woods, cycle trails, historic houses, gardens and coast are all close to this maritime city.


Amongst the mysteries of the moor are a gorge, a forge and a spectacular modern fortress.