Family adventures at Trelissick

Children having fun in the countryside

Whether you've got an hour, an afternoon or a whole day you'll be able to create your own family adventure in this special part of Cornwall.

Put on your wellies and head out, come rain or sunshine there's lots to explore. Next to the river Fal with woodland walks and lovely old trees, the garden and countryside are just the place to hunt for creepy crawlies, watch birds and spot animal footprints.

Pick up you're 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ trail at the garden entrance or hut in the car park to start your adventure.

Adventurous things to do

There’s plenty of space to play, why not try running around, or spinning and see how many turns you can do before you get too dizzy. Look inside, and explore some of the trees, or make a trail with sticks and leaves for the rest of your family to follow. Tick off your adventures in your 50 things scrapbook as you complete them.


Intrepid explorers can discover the hidden wildlife. Spot squirrels and water loving birds in the garden and down by the river. Peek under the fallen leaves and undergrowth to see what creepy crawlies are around. 

Look out for for animal footprints in the earth, stop and listen - what wildlife can you hear on the water and in the trees?
Lots to explore in the garden and countryside for all the family
Family exploring in the garden
Lots to explore in the garden and countryside for all the family

Leaves and trees

Pick up some fallen leaves and sticks, take them home to make a wild art collage, or use the leaves to identify which trees you've seen on your walk.
There’s lots of flat stones and pebbles at the beach in the countryside, perfect to have a go at skimming a stone.
Take a look to see what sea creatures are lurking in the rockpools and living under the wet stones and sea weed.
Create some ’wild art’ out of sticks, twigs, weed, pebbles or anything else you can find on the beach.
Create a den out of sticks and leaves, a great spot is at Roundwood near the Iron age fort. Here's the walking map to get there.
Family walks though Trelissick parkland with dogs

Trelissick to Roundwood Quay

This gentle walk follows the River Fal and offers varying views to narrow creeks and wide expanses of water, also going inland to woodlands and grazed farmland.

Family fun

There's lots of events that families can enjoy taking part in throughout the year from parkruns to holiday trails and fun. Check out what's on or just pop down for a run around and some fresh air.