Family activities at Trerice

A young child picking an apple from a tree

From enjoying some fresh air whilst exploring the terraced garden, to discovering something new in the house, there are lots of activities for families to create their own adventures at Trerice.

The colours of autumn have arrived at Trerice with bright apples upon the trees, pink and white cyclamen peeping through the fallen leaves and the bold Crimson Glory against the barn.

November weekends

During November Trerice is open to visit at weekends between 11am-4pm. We’ve put together a free ‘search for autumn’ activity sheet, available from reception, which allows you to pick and choose from 5 activities to do on your visit to Trerice or at home.

Head to the hayloft where you can make a nature themed brass rubbing, or maybe try one of the Arundell family who lived here many years ago. Please sanitise the brass rubbing equipment between uses.

On the kayling lawn try your hand at Cornish kayles, a variation of skittles, and play quoits on the parade ground – a perfect spot for a late autumn picnic. 

October half term

This October half term get creative with nature and make wild art on the parade ground. Between 16 and 31 October use leaves, sticks, pine cones and your imagination to create art inspired by autumn in one of the willow frames on the parade ground.

There will also be a free small nature trail in the garden to inspire the art you create both here and at home. Once you’ve finished you could take a photo of your masterpiece and share it with us on social media.

Please note we won't be opening Trerice in the evening this October half term.

Collecting autumn leaves
Two children collecting autumn leaves
Collecting autumn leaves

Explore the turf maze and orchard

Little ones love the turf maze at Trerice, a small labyrinth cut into the grass near the second-hand bookshop. See how many different varieties of apple you can spot in the orchard and garden, for a small donation you can collect apples to take home as well.

Autumn activities for all