What's on this summer holiday near Plymouth

With the long stretch of the summer holidays, find out what’s on at National Trust places in and around the Plymouth area, from trails, walks and hands on activities, take your pick for your family’s summer adventure.

Six children playing by the pond at Cotehele, Cornwall

Summer holidays at Cotehele 

Make the most of the summer at Cotehele. We've got free children's trails, pond-dipping, opportunities to take a closer look at the weapon collection and art activity workshops too.

Two girls fill in trail booklets in the sunshine

Expedition; Saltram 

Calling all explorers, come and enjoy some thrilling family fun with Expedition Saltram. Become a brave explorer like Monty in an exclusive new adventure through the gardens.

Boy playing on the Northumberland Coast, Northumberland.

Summer fun days in Lansallos 

Join the rangers each Thursday in the summer holidays for a day of fun and adventure.

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.


Moorland, woods, cycle trails, historic houses, gardens and coast are all close to this maritime city.