Where to picnic and play at Trengwainton

Family having a picnic on the Meadow, Trengwainton, Cornwall

With its combination of winding wooded paths, secluded corners and wide open spaces, there are lots of places to picnic and play at Trengwainton.

The Terrace and sea views 

For the ‘wow’ factor it’s hard to beat the view from the Terrace – a grassy, open space with sea views reaching to the Lizard peninsula. It’s the perfect spot for younger legs to run off some energy or for older legs to take a rest and take in the scenery. 

The Royal Meadow 

Take a walk up Trengwainton’s tree-lined drive and around half-way there’s the colourful stream garden and Royal Meadow where you can sit under the mature trees, play hide and seek or catch sight of dragonflies by the water. 

At the back of the meadow there’s a summer house for sitting inside and dreaming up tales of gingerbread houses, fairies and elves. 

The Walled Kitchen Garden 

Tradition has it that the Walled Kitchen Garden was built to the dimensions of Noah’s Ark and the brick walls certainly help protect the plants from the elements. It can be several degrees warmer in there than the rest of the garden, so the two grassy lawns can make for sheltered picnic areas while spotting the butterflies, bees and other insects enjoying the flowers. 

The Orchard 

This is another wide, grassy area with room to run off some energy, or pop along to the nearby second-hand bookshop and find something to read while sitting under the apple trees. Did you forget to bring something to eat? The café is a short hop, skip and a jump away for grabbing a take-away snack.