What's on in May half term in Cornwall

Longer days and warmer weather means this school holiday is a great chance to get outdoors as a family. Exploring the coast, woods and gardens is a chance to get closer to nature and have fun as a family in Cornwall.

Six children playing by the pond at Cotehele, Cornwall

May half-term fun at Cotehele

This May half-term there will be activities involving the good old stick; we also have 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ scrapbooks ready to help you become an explorer, tracker and adventurer.

Children enjoying a picnic at Lanhydrock

Top things to do at Lanhydrock in May half term

From family trails in the house, walks in the garden and miles of cycle trails, here are some ideas for your days out at Lanhydrock this May half term.

A lead fox in a running pose sits on top of a stone wall at Glendurgan in Cornwall

May half term at Glendurgan

Can you identify all the garden features in our fun half-term trail?

Children running in the countryside

Half term adventures at Trelissick

There's lots of fun to be had this half term at Trelissick. Stand up for nature on the children's Campaign Trail and take part in the 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ activities.

Girl being dressed in tudor costume

Half term fun at Trerice

It’s going to be a busy half term at Trerice with a Tudor Costume Day, 50 things activities and two weddings (as well as the usual fun and games)!

Cartoon painting of boy explorer

May half term explorations at Trengwainton

This May half term you can pick up your explorer stick, follow the trail around the garden and make creative projects to attach to it. You’ll also be able to tick off some of your 50 things.

kayaking in Cornwall

Canoing and kayaking on the Fowey 

Hire a kayak or bring your own and slip out onto the water at Fowey. Paddle up the river for peace and quiet, investigate Pont Pill when the tide is right of take your rod and fish out of the harbour mouth.


Miles of coast paths, sandy beaches, exotic gardens and a rich mining history. Cornwall's varied landscape offers a rich variety for summer days out.