Getting creative at Trengwainton for May half-term

Child's drawing of trees and a person

You can become a Trengwainton explorer this May half-term as you wander along wooded paths, cross streams and peer into ponds with the help of your trusty explorer stick. Stop at the various ‘art stations’ on route and there’ll be the chance to make all sorts of creative projects to attach to it.

What sort of thing will I be able to do?

In the old Edwardian summerhouse at the back of the Meadow, as well as dreaming up tales of gingerbread houses, fairies and elves, you’ll be able to make an origami fox or heart.

In the walled kitchen garden you can make your own personalised name tag to go on your explorer stick and in the orchard you can design a flag to go on the end of it.

If you make it as far as the Terrace you can take in the sea view while designing your own mini postcard image.

What about my 50 things?

It’s a great time of year for making daisy chains and with lots of grassy areas in the garden you’ll surely be able to tick off number 16 on your list of 50 things to do before you’re 11¾.

With two ponds we think we’ve got number 35 covered; ‘Discover what’s in a pond’ and with robins in the Walled Garden, jays flying near the Drive and buzzards wheeling overhead we’re pretty sure you’ll be able to tick off number 44 too; ‘Go birdwatching.’

What colours will I see for my drawings?

Quite simply, May half-term is one of the best times to find lots of colour in the garden. You’ll be able to use all the coloured pencils and pens when drawing the pink, orange, cream and red rhododendrons, along with the yellow, purple and orange ones for the plants by the stream. 

Then of course there’s the different shades of green for the trees and don’t forget the sparking blue of the sea on a sunny day.