What's on and days out in exotic gardens, ancient houses and mining history encircled by a much-loved coastline

Places to visit

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There's around 50 places to have a day out in Cornwall. Family houses, historic buildings, mining heritage, miles of coast, a nature reserve, formal gardens and parkland. Here's a taste of what's on and where to go in Cornwall this season. 

Ideas for days out

Family exploring in the garden

Days out for nature loving families  

This spring take a look and find different ways to get closer to nature and enjoy being outdoors as a family. Below are some top picks for outdoor adventure seekers.

Enjoying spring

What we're working on

View of the Water Tower in Cornwall, one of our holiday cottages

Holidays in Cornwall  

A top destination for holidays in the UK, Cornwall's views, beaches, villages and countryside make for an ideal get away. There are campsites, holidays cottages and bunkhouses across Cornwall that are looked after by the National Trust. Take a look and see where your next holiday could be.

Springtime in the gardens of Lanhydrock, Cornwall

Find a place to visit 

Discover somewhere to visit using our search. In the South West you're never far from somewhere to explore.

Children on low ropes

Find an event 

Places in the South West host everything from guided house tours and ranger days to walks and runs.

Joyce, Lady Heathcoat-Amory

Women and Power - tell us your stories 

Who do you know in your community, in your family or in the public eye who use their position, or time and energy to make a difference to the lives of others? Perhaps you have been inspired by the stories from women’s history and the suffrage movement when visiting Women & Power exhibitions at National Trust places?

Inspired by World Book Day

Upcoming events


CAST Contemporary Art Exhibition

Sun 27 May 2018
Come and view the exhibition in the King's Room which is part of the Groundwork season of international contemporary art in Cornwall, organised by the Helston-based arts organisation CAST.
Glendurgan Garden

Bluebells at Glendurgan

Sun 27 May 2018
The bluebell display at Glendurgan is not to be missed and is one of the highlights of the year in the garden.
Tintagel Old Post Office

The art of ragcycling

Sun 27 May 2018
See the house adorned with rag rugs made by Debbie Hastings and learn how this traditional form of up-cycling can create almost anything you put your mind to, what will you create from rags?

May half-term at Trelissick

Sun 27 May 2018
Complete one of the 50 things activities this half-term by completed our new 50 things garden or countryside trail
Trengwainton Garden

May half-term explorers' trail

Sun 27 May 2018
Time to pick up your trusty trail stick and head off on an exploration of the garden with the help of our trail. There'll be activities to do on route and mementos to take home of your epic journey.

'I Dare' Exhibition

Sun 27 May 2018
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of women securing the vote, 'I Dare' tells the story of how, in 1931, the 'straightforward and modest' Ida Copeland defeated fascist Oswald Mosley to become MP for Stoke-on-Trent.


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.

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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.