Summer holiday ideas in Cornwall

Find out what’s on at National Trust places all over Cornwall. There are family trails, walks, hands on activities, and open spaces for picnics and play, as well as great rainy day options. Take your pick for your family’s summer adventure.

Three children playing swords and shields on the grass circle at Cotehele, Cornwall

Summer fun at Cotehele

There are plenty of adventures to be had at Cotehele this summer. Join us for antique sword holding, pond dipping, making swords and shields, trails, milling and games as well as the adventure playground, estate and quayside to explore.

young visitor enjoys playing on the Giant's Stride rope swing

Family fun at Glendurgan

As well as fun play features like the maze and Giant’s Stride rope swing, there are plenty of other activities for families to enjoy at Glendurgan this summer.

Make a daisy chain at Chartwell

Summer of fun at Antony

Take a relaxing walk along a border in full bloom, entertain the kids with a host of activities from raft building to den building and indulge in a cream tea in beautiful surrounds.

Little girl playing hoopla with adults in background

Make the most of the summer holidays with Trengwainton's summer of play

Here's our top 10 ways to play at Trengwainton this summer.

children playing archery

Summer holidays at Trerice

Rain or shine there's plenty planned at Trerice this summer for all the family.

A beach clean at Bossington beach

Beach cleans in Cornwall 

A huge amount of litter gets washed up on the beaches of the South West. It's a true team effort keeping them clean and we're very grateful to all that help. If you fancy giving it a go here are our upcoming beach cleans in Cornwall.

Family times cycling the trails at Lanhydrock, Cornwall

Pedal power at Lanhydrock

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.

children creating wild art in the garden

Summer fun at Tintagel Old Post Office 

From archaeology, photography and craft activities to creating wild art or potting up plants in the garden, an action-packed summer is planned at Tintagel Old Post Office. Follow the family trail to learn about six hundred years of history or dress as a Victorian to look the part.

Young girl enjoying archery

West Cornwall's Summer of Sport 

See how many activities you can take part in over the summer holidays to make it a great Summer of Sport. Take part in rugby, tug-of-war, Arrows archery, badminton, tennis, and more across West Cornwall.


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.