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 29 July, 5, 12, 19, 26 August, 12 noon 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.

Tennis and Badmintion
Friday 26 July to Sunday 29 September, 10.30am to 5pm
Challenge your family and friends to a game of tennis or badminton on the West Lawn. 

Family races and games
Friday 26 July to Tuesday 3 September, 10.30am to 5pm
Bounce and tumble your way across the West Lawn in a sack race and head further into the garden to take part in the egg and spoon race. 

Visit the house to see how the families who lived here before spent their summer playing sports and sailing on the sea. 

Take part in a traditional sack race
children enjoying a sack race
Take part in a traditional sack race

Summer garden trail
Friday 26 July to Tuesday 3 September, 10.30am to 5pm
Pick up a trail sheet at reception and start your summer adventure around the garden.

50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ activities 
Wednesdays, 12 noon to 3pm

24 July - Help a plant to grow: Make a newspaper plant pot, plant your own seed and watch it grow throughout the summer

31 July - Get to know a tree: Get to know more about the trees at Trelissick. How old are they, what is the bark like, what shape are the leaves?

7 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. 

14 August - Go on a scavenger hunt: Pick up your scavenger hunt list and see how many items you can spot or find in the garden

21 August - Have fun with sticks: As you walk around the garden create a journey stick using fallen leaves and petals you find along the way

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