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.

Children building a den in the woods

May half term

From flower pots and seed planting to den building and trails, there is plenty to keep families entertained this May half term.

Fallen flowers of Rhododendron shilsonii

Creating wild art this May half term at Trengwainton Garden

Pick up a trusty trail stick and collect fallen flowers and leaves, then join with others to create some wild art.

Planting seeds with the garden team at Trerice

May half term at Trerice

As spring leads to summer and the days get longer May half-term arrives at Trerice with activities, trails and storytelling.

Six children playing by the pond at Cotehele, Cornwall

May half-term fun at Cotehele

This May half-term there will be lots of fun for all the family to enjoy at Cotehele, as well as 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 and a new trail too.

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.

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.