May half term at Trerice

Pebbles painted with bees sitting in boxes in the sun

As spring leads to summer and the days grow longer May half term arrives at Trerice and we’ll be celebrating the humble bee that keeps the garden gorgeous.

Tick off one of your '50 things'

There are opportunities to tick off one or two of your ’50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ during the week when we’ll be making homes for wild animals on 23 and 24 May and some wild art on 30 and 31 May.

Alongside activities planned throughout the half term week there’ll be a bee themed trail to help you learn more about pollinators and their role in the Trerice garden as well as the garden at home.

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

Get dressed up like a Tudor

On Monday 25 May it’s a Tudor costume day with two drop in sessions between 11am-1pm and 2-4pm. These days allow you to get a taste of Elizabethan finery when the Trerice Costume Group to fully open their wardrobes packed to the brim with replica dresses, ruffs and doublets they've made that are suitable for the whole family. 

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.