May half term at Trerice

Planting seeds with the garden team at Trerice

Dress up like a Tudor with the whole family, plant seeds to watch them grow and explore Trerice in a nature themed trail.

As spring leads to summer and the days get longer May half-term arrives at Trerice with a Tudor costume day, storytelling in the second-hand bookshop, #50 things to do before you’re 11¾ fun, a nature trail and games in the garden.

On Monday 27 May the Trerice Costume Group will start the week with a Tudor costume day. Try on replica clothes for the whole family (yes, even Dad) in one of two sessions (admission applies).

Girl being dressed in tudor costume

Tudor costume days

Step back in time to sixteenth century Cornwall with the Trerice Costume Group and try on replica Tudor clothes made for the young lords and ladies of the family.

Visit the second-hand bookshop to hear stories in one of the scheduled storytelling sessions (timings TBC). You can also explore the second-hand bookshop for more books! There’s a wide selection of books for children and adults available and the donations help us to look after Trerice.

Tick off one of your #50 things to do before you’re 11¾ and help a plant to grow with the garden team. You’ll plant seeds ready to take home and help grow – send us your photos once they’ve fully bloomed on Twitter or Facebook! Explore the garden in a nature themed trail whatever the weather! Look high and low for clues around Trerice and when you’ve found them all return to reception for a trail badge.

Planting seeds with the garden team at Trerice

Plant it, grow it, eat it

Take inspiration from the Trerice pottager and tick #41 off your list of '50 things to do before you're 11¾'


Enjoy the late spring sun and have a go at Cornish kayles, Tudor slapcock or quoits in the garden. If the weather’s bad make a brass rubbing and try on costumes in the hayloft or dress for battle and try on armour in the hall. 

Playong slapcock at Trerice, a traditional shuttlecock game
Trerice slapcock badminton sport active
Playong slapcock at Trerice, a traditional shuttlecock game