Summer fun for families at Trelissick

A girl aims a bow and arrow at a National trust archery event

Get outdoors and active at Trelissick with exciting activities all through the summer. Take part in Summer of Sport games like tennis and badminton, or tick off more 50 Things to do before you're 11¾ challenges.

Summer of Sport - Archery in the orchard
Mondays 30 July, 6, 13, 20 August, 11am to 3pm
Try your hand at archery at Trelissick this summer. We will have an archery range set up in the garden's orchard where you can test your accuracy with a bow.

Summer of Sport - Tennis and Badmintion
Saturday 21 July to Sunday 2 September, 10.30am to 5pm
Challenge your family and friends to a game of tennis or badminton on the West Lawn. 

Play tennis or badminton on the west lawn
Two boys play tennis in front of Trelissick house, Cornwall
Play tennis or badminton on the west lawn

Estate agent trail (summer trail)
Saturday 21 July to Monday 3 September, 10.30am to 5pm
There are animals at Trelissick looking for a home and there are several animal homes for sale in the garden. Can you be the estate agent and find each animal their ideal home?

‘I Dream’ exhibition in Trelissick house
Sunday 15 July to Sunday 9 September, 11am to 5pm
Earn your own Trelissick Girl Guide badge by completing several Girl Guide badges from 1910 (when the Girl Guides was first established) such as knot tying, landscape drawing or napkin folding. TBC

50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ activities 
Every Wednesday, 12.30 to 2.30pm

25 July - Fly a kite: See how high you can fly a kite in the Parkland. If we are not lucky enough to have a windy day don't worry as we will have a small craft activity where you can make your own kite to take home.

1 August - Hunt for bugs: See what bugs you can find in the garden and learn about the different types of bugs and the habitats they live in here at Trelissick.

8 August - Build a den: Gather up material from the forest floor to make your own den. 

15 August - Find your way with a map and compass: Navigate the trail around the garden with a map and compass.

22 August - Plant it, Grow it, Eat it: Plant a seed, watch it grow throughout the summer and enjoy eating your well-earned produce at harvest.

29 August - Snail race: Choose your competitor and cheer on your snail to the finish line.

All activities are free, entry charges apply for those in the garden. Free entry for members of the National Trust.