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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Things to do this autumn

Cultural and sporting adventures

Something a little different for your day out

Exploring more of Cornwall

Autumn brings spectacular light and colour to Kingston Lacy in Dorset

Find a place to visit 

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

Family group at Trerice

Heritage Open Days 2019 

From 13-22 September 2019, the Heritage Open Days festival returns with a packed programme of activities. This annual festival celebrates our diverse history, architecture and culture, so you can visit many of the places we care for entirely for free.

Upcoming events


Rena Gardiner: Art and inspiration

Thu 19 Sep 2019
Discover the work of print-artist Rena Gardiner within the landscape which inspired it.

Water and Colour in Cotehele Gallery

Thu 19 Sep 2019
The summer exhibition features watercolour paintings, mirrors, ceramics glass and more.

Godolphin Heritage Open Days

Thu 19 Sep 2019
Explore Godolphin free of charge this week.
Trengwainton Garden

Scarecrows in the kitchen garden

Thu 19 Sep 2019
Every year the walled kitchen garden plays host to a display of quirky scarecrows made by local school children and artist John Keys. This year's theme is, 'When I grow up I'd like to be…' and you can vote for your favourite throughout August.

Summer children's trail

Thu 19 Sep 2019
Unleash your inner animal for this wild summer trail around the garden. Get active by copying the moves of the birds and beasties that live at Trelissick.
Tintagel Old Post Office

If walls could talk

Thu 19 Sep 2019
What would the walls of the house tell us if they could talk? Discover snapshots of people associated with this house and garden over the years, from former residents and staff to present day staff and volunteers who care for this place.
Visitors pick up fallen apples in the orchard at Killerton, Devon

What's on 

There are hundreds of events happening across the South West, including outdoor theatre, bee trails and book festivals.

Apples, orchards and forts

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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.