Even with unpredictable weather there are still opportunities to get out and discover Cornwall. There are places full of treasures and rich in history. With children’s trails, costumes and events, you can uncover hidden history everywhere. Here are a few to choose from nearby; please check individual places for opening times.
A Tudor house with free children's trail. There are costumes and baking days down at Cotehele Mill as well as a discovery centre at the Quay.
A classically beautiful country house with quizzes and trails ideal for little legs to explore.
The ultimate Victorian country house, there are 50 rooms to explore including a warren of of kitchens and servant's quarters. Mini explorers can follow the free children's trail around the house.
The house is open occasionally, with family events and storytelling during holidays.
Steeped in Cornish history, explore all the rooms, and see what exhibition is currently on display. Upon stepping inside you'll see a house and experience as a welcoming family home.
Climb the cobbled pathway to a fairy-tale castle peering out to sea and witness architecture dating back to the 12th century. For young explorers there's storytelling during school holidays and the castle quest trail.
Two mighty Cornish beam engines preserved in their towering houses, there are free tours, a video and hands-on exhibits for families. During school holidays don't miss Trevithick Tuesdays.
One of the oldest houses in Cornwall, legend says the roof is dented because a dragon once sat on it. This small house has dressing up and chances to have a go at rag-rug making.
An Elizabethan manor house, hidden away from the modern world. Explore the rooms around the manor, play Tudor games, try on amour and come along to a costume day.
Spring is starting take hold on the gardens in Cornwall, here are a few to enjoy the changing of the season.
There are lots of beaches to explore in Cornwall, here are some that are family friendly and ideal to spend your holidays making memories.
Looking to get outdoors and active? Here’s an idea of what you could get up to in West Cornwall.