Days out ideas for nature loving families

This summer 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?

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

An Atlantic Seal pops up above the water at Lizard Point

Find out about our NNR celebration events this summer 

This summer we're holding a number of events to celebrate the extension of the Lizard National Nature Reserve.

Family having a picnic on the Meadow, Trengwainton, Cornwall

Trengwainton's places to picnic and play

Peer into ponds and streams, follow family trails or create your own hide and seek adventures amongst the trees.

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.


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.