Days out for nature loving families

This spring take a look and find different ways to get closer to nature and enjoy being outdoors as a family. Below are some top picks for outdoor adventure seekers.

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.

a close-up of a colourful butterfly resting on a flower at Glendurgan

Brilliant butterflies at Glendurgan

The garden is a haven for wildlife in the summer months. Look out for lots of colourful butterflies as you walk down the valley. What will you spot on your visit?

Children enjoying a picnic at Lanhydrock

Family time at Lanhydrock

If you're visiting with the family then there are many adventures in store for you here. From trails to treks, find out why Lanhydrock is a firm family favourite.

View of Durgan Village and its beach backed by woodland

North Helford Beach Cleans

Soak in fantastic views and fresh air whilst helping to keep our beautiful beaches along the Helford River clean

Family having a picnic on the Meadow, Trengwainton, Cornwall

Trengwainton's places to picnic and play

Whether it's the full sun of the Terrace with its sea views, or the dappled shade of the Meadow's trees, Trengwainton has some great spots to lay out a rug, have a picnic and make some adventures.

Children having fun in the countryside

Family adventures at Trelissick

From exploring lovely old trees, playing hide and seek around the hidden paths or taking part in 50 things to do before you’re 11¾, there are lots of adventures for families to go on together.

a shaded walk through woodland in the North Helford countryside

Exploring the North Helford countryside 

Why not take the chance to explore off the beaten track in the countryside surrounding the Helford River? Discover secluded beaches, woodland walks, amazing views and a wonderful variety of wildlife.

Family times cycling the trails at Lanhydrock, Cornwall

Cycling at Lanhydrock, Cornwall

Whatever your experience as a cyclist, there's bound to be a trail to suit at Lanhydrock. Enjoy the ride through woodland and choose from a range of flat or hillier routes.


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.