Summer holidays at Trerice

children playing archery

There's lots to do this summer holiday on a visit to Trerice. Have a go at archery, dress up like a Tudor, explore the garden or get creative and make some wild art.

Miracle Theatre

Miracle Theatre kick off the summer at Trerice on 17 July when they bring 'A Perfect World' to the garden. 'A Perfect World' is a brand new action-packed adventure following a feisty young woman as she ventures into a ‘Boy’s Own’ world of undiscovered jungles, treasure maps, campfires and penknives.

For more information and tickets please visit their website.


During the sixteenth century archery was a sport for the gentry of England, not just an art of war. In fact the Cornish claimed to be highly skilled archers both recreationally and on the battlefield. Using Archery GB's arrows kits give archery a go this summer holiday every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at Trerice between 11am-3pm.

Tudor costume days

Step back in time to the sixteenth century and dress up with the Trerice Costume Group in the hayloft. Every Monday in the summer holidays they'll be opening up their wardrobes packed to the brim with dresses, ruffs and doublets suitable for the whole family. They'll share the costumes made by the volunteer team in two daily sessions 11am - 1pm and 2 - 4pm.

Create some wild art

Get closer to nature and tick off one of your #50 things to do before you're 11 and 3/4 by creating wild art at Trerice this summer. Every Wednesday make 'boggets' with the team, eccentric clay heads with hair made of grass, twigs and leaves from the garden.

These sessions will run from 11am-4pm and cost £1 per bogget.

A boggit at Trerice
A boggit made with glay and greenery
A boggit at Trerice


On Thursdays retreat to the second-hand bookshop and relax on bean bags and cushions while a storyteller tells enchanting original tales in two sessions at 11.45am and 2.45pm.

Daily activities

There'll also be a trail running throughout the summer, giving you a chance to have fun exploring the garden at Trerice. Hold your own sports day in the mowhay with all the things you need to start an egg and spoon or sack race as well as traditional games like dominos and quoits.