Trengwainton's places to picnic and play

Family having a picnic on the Meadow, Trengwainton, Cornwall

With its combination of winding wooded paths, secluded corners and wide open spaces, there are lots of places to picnic and play at Trengwainton Garden.

If sea views are your thing, head to the Terrace where you’ll find a large, grassy expanse complete with summerhouses and seating. On a clear day you can see right across the 25 miles of Mount’s Bay to the Lizard Peninsula. 

It’s the perfect spot for younger legs to run off some energy or for older legs to take a rest and take in the scenery.

Fairytale setting

Take a walk up Trengwainton’s tree-lined drive and around half way there’s a colourful stream garden and a meadow that’s just right for picnics and playing hide and seek.

This area often rings to the happy sound of families gathering in the shade of the mature trees and towards the back there’s an Edwardian summerhouse where you can sit and dream up tales of gingerbread houses, fairies and elves.

Different ways to explore

With one of our spotter sheets you can join in the footsteps of the great plant-hunting explorers and find incredible plants brought back from exotic lands. For something a little different, there’s the option of a sensory trail sheet for a touchy-feely experience of the garden.

50 things

While you’re at Trengwainton, there are lots of opportunities to tick off some of your 50 things to do before you’re 11¾. For starters you can try bird watching, discover what’s in a pond, or make some wild art from fallen leaves and flowers.

Family events

One thing we love to do at Trengwainton and that’s have fun. We’ve a whole range of family events and activities throughout the year, including spring seed planting, Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts, summer den building, pumpkin fun day and a Christmas lantern walk. Everyone has their favourite, with some families coming back time and time again.

Hungry after all that adventure?

The tea-room is set within its own walled garden so there’s space to play outside, plus there’s a children’s menu, children’s picnic boxes, high chairs and toys in the garden.