Half term fun at Trerice

Children playing a game of Cornish Kayles at Trerice

There’s plenty to do at Trerice this half term, from 50 things mini-adventures to discovering the Tudor history of Trerice through activities and games.

Tick off some of your #50things at Trerice by taking part in the 50 Things trail. Our trail takes you around the gardens at Trerice where you can make grass trumpets (#25), go on a walk barefoot (#24), make a trail with sticks (#12) and much more.

Making daisy chains.
three girls with daisy chains

There are a few things that you might not be able to tick off this early in the year but if you keep coming back you can track your progress with an adventure scrapbook from the reception team and you’ll soon make your way through the list of wild adventures!

On bank holiday Monday (29 May) take a trip in time to Tudor Trerice! Try on period costumes with the Trerice Costume Group, it’s suitable for all the family – don’t forget your camera!

Dressing up with the Trerice Costume Group
Child dressing up with the costume group

On Thursday 1 June you can also tick off #36 by making bee hotels (£1 per hotel) with volunteers at Trerice. Bees are vital for the garden at Trerice where we have plenty of plants that rely on their help.

Bee at Trerice with Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen'
Bee and Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen'

Spring and sunshine are back at Trerice and so are the garden games! Try your hand at kayling (a Cornish variation of skittles) then go see their late 16th century inspiration in the Great Hall. You’ll find quoits and slapcock (badminton) on the Parade Ground and, if it’s rainy, run to the hayloft for some brass rubbings of the Arundell family.