Let's play at Cotehele

All through the summer holidays at Cotehele, find creative and exciting ways to play.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Throughout the summer holidays, head to Cotehele to take part in an array of games and challenges across the entire estate.

You’ll find various mini-challenges and games dotted around the garden designed to get your heart racing, or connect with nature within the old orchard on a sensory walk. Get creative within the Mother Orchard by building your own adventures and take a closer look at the natural world around you from the look-out point.

Collect a play kit from the reception at Cotehele Mill, containing shape viewers, ribbons and magnifiers to help you interact as you explore the meadow and take a closer look at nature. The meadow at Cotehele Mill is also the perfect place for a picnic. Bring your own or grab a cold drink and a snack from the new Sawmill café, find some shade or stretch out in the sun.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Cotehele

Prices

House and garden (5 Mar - 30 Oct)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.30 £13.00
Child £7.20 £6.50
Family £35.80 £32.50
1 adult, 2 children £21.50 £19.50

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Our car parks are pay and display. Members can park for free by scanning their membership card at a machine to obtain and then display a ticket in your vehicle. For non-members parking is £1 for up to 1 hour, £3 for up to 3 hours and £5 for over 3 hours. You can pay by cash at the machine, by downloading the PayByPhone parking app or by visiting Visitor Reception to pay by card.

National Trust members visit for free.

 

Upcoming events

Let's play at Cotehele

Sun 14 Aug 2022
10:00-17:00
All through the summer holidays at Cotehele, find creative and exciting ways to play.

75 years of caring for Cotehele

Sun 14 Aug 2022
11:00-16:00
We're celebrating the 75th anniversary of the National Trust caring for Cotehele with an exhibition within the house looking back at some of the significant moments that have taken place over the last 75 years.

Brilliant Bees at Cotehele Mill

Sun 14 Aug 2022
11:00-16:30
This summer we're celebrating our Brilliant Bees with a trail on the meadow at Cotehele Mill.

Meet the Bull Pen Gallery artist: Jackie Lowman

Sun 14 Aug 2022
12:00-16:00
Visit the Bull Pen Gallery on Sunday 14 August to meet artist Jackie Lowman.

Meet the Miller at Cotehele Mill

Thu 18 Aug 2022
11:00-16:00
Come to Cotehele Mill on Thursday or Saturday to meet a miller and learn all about the past, present and future of the mill.

Morris dancing with the Ashdown Mummers

Sat 20 Aug 2022
16:00-16:30
Pop down to Cotehele Quay to see the World Famous Ashdown Mummers performing as part of their country tour. Dancing starts at 4pm.