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 buidings, mining heritage, miles of coast, a nature reserve, formal gardens and parkland. Here's a taste of what's on an where to go in Cornwall this season. 

Poldark country

Top autumn picks

A family walk amongst autumn leaves

Family autumn days out 

Autumn days out means leaf crunching, wellie walks, conker finding and of course Hallowe'en. Here is a list of the best days out this autumn.

Outdoor activities

A wreath hanging on a door at 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.

Our work

Father Christmas, dressed in green, giving a gift to a child with Christmas tree in the background

Find an event 

Places in the South West host everything from guided house tours and ranger days to Father Christmas and festive markets.

Upcoming events


Lanhydrock parkrun

Sat 22 Oct 2016
Enjoy this free family 5K around the parkland. It's not a race, but a timed run, suitable for everybody.

Lifeskills Academy with Canoe Cornwall

Sat 22 Oct 2016
Learn to canoe, experience the thrill of shooting a target at over 20 metres, make fire with just two sticks, self defence classes and lots lots more.

Spooky Trail

Sat 22 Oct 2016
Follow the spooky clues around the garden to win a prize!

Hallowe'en Happenings

Sat 22 Oct 2016
From spooky stories to finding bats on our family bat trail, there's plenty of spooky fun to be had this October half term.
St Michael's Mount

Photo competition #livingcastle

Sat 22 Oct 2016
Take a snap or two and send to us via our social media channels using #livingcastle, three winners will receive ahamper of bespoke St Michael's Mount products from the Courtyard Shop.

A Place to Write

Sat 22 Oct 2016
Through a series of artistic installations, new writing and a writer in residence in Trelissick House, explore, linger and reflect on this special place, its incredible history and place in the wider world.


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.