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

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Children hide from the rain under umbrellas in Saltram garden

What's on this half term in Cornwall?  

Spring is just around the corner (honest) and school holidays will soon be upon us. Here is a list of events and activities over half term, for days out inspiration with the kids.

New Year, new challenge?

Winter is a great time to explore

Visitor walking their dog on a frosty morning in the north woodland, Trelissick, 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.

National Trust flower count daffodils

The annual Valentine's Day Flower Count results are in 

Garden teams have been busy counting flowers in gardens across the South West all in time for Valentine’s Day. The results are in, showing that spring is just around the corner, but there’s some confusion in the flower world; has the cold snap passed?

Reading and drawing

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Find an event 

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

Upcoming events


Spring Showcase in Cotehele Gallery

Fri 22 Feb 2019
The spring exhibition features regular and new artists, including Dominique Coiffait, who created the stunning Commemoration Garland displayed in the Great Hall last winter, and contemporary figurative sculpture by Brendon Murless.

Daffodil Discovery trail at Cotehele

Fri 22 Feb 2019
Wrap up warm and get out and about in the garden at Cotehele finding some of the many varieties of daffodils that were grown here during its market gardening past.

February half term - family mining trail

Fri 22 Feb 2019
Explore Godolphin this half term. Discover Godolphin’s mining story with the Family Mining Trail, get crafty and create your own tin stamp, reach the summit of Godolphin Hill and reward yourself afterwards with a warm drink and sweet treat in the...
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Get Creative with Colour at Glendurgan

Fri 22 Feb 2019
Be inspired by the colours of Glendurgan on our February half-term trail.

Signs of spring children's trail

Fri 22 Feb 2019
Spring is around the corner and colour is beginning to emerge from the winter garden. See if you can spot the signs of spring in the February half-term trail

Trust10 trail run at Godolphin

Sun 24 Feb 2019
Take on the Trust10 challenge at Godolphin, a free 10k trail running event that allows you to explore the wider estate.


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.