As we head towards autumn at the end of this month, we’ve put together a round up of brilliant events at the county’s top tourist attractions to inspire you with ideas to make memories as a family and discover autumnal adventures.
Here’s some of the best family days out for the school summer holidays, from pressing your own apples at Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm to free entry to National Trust properties during Heritage Open Days, from the magic of Gwenno appearing at the Minack Theatre to Silhouettes and Shadows at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall.
Dates and opening times may vary so visitors are advised to check attraction websites before visiting.
We will continue to update this page as we discover new events, so please do keep checking back for new information.
Join us this half term to celebrate the harvest at Cotehele Mill.
Starting on 8 October 2023 and continuing until 31 March 2024, our extra special Cornish Sunday roast is back at Trebah Kitchen. Sunday lunches are served 12pm – 3pm every Sunday
Embrace the colder months with our all-new Winter Warmer Wednesday offering at Trebah Kitchen!
Each Friday, enjoy delicious beer-battered fish and chips, tartare sauce and mushy peas, hand cooked by our kitchen team.
An exciting autumnal monoprint workshop led by printmaker Annabel Wilkes.
The National Trust is encouraging Britons to experience a world of autumn colour by visiting the global gardens on their doorstep as the seasonal spectacle gets set to tumble across the country over the coming […]
Make your own mini ceramic Cornish cottage, harbour or boat out of clay, inspired by our new ‘Charles Rashleigh, Charlestown, and China Clay exhibition’.
Go wild with creativity and unleash the artist within as you paint onto ceramic from our earthenware pottery selection.
This October half term explore Trelissick and find the autumnal words hidden through the garden. Once you’ve found all the autumn words use them to create your own poem about autumn at Trelissick. The free […]
Try your hand at some natural crafting at Cotehele. The Bull Pen Gallery and Alex Finberg are hosting a one off spoon whittling workshop.
Spooky filled adventure and wonderful wildlife at Paradise Park this Halloween Half Term. Special appearances by Mark’s Ark with creepy crawly wildlife encounters!
See the wonderful new otters, ‘Pippin’ the little female and ‘Katarni’ the male, and you may also catch a glimpse of their four pups who are starting to explore and create mayhem!
This autumn visit the Victorian Drawing Room for a special art exhibition.
As part of Heritage Open Days, we’re waiving our usual admission fees to enable everyone to visit the house and garden at Cotehele for free.
Funny, romantic heart-wrenching and empowering, TRE is a searing piece of contemporary Cornish playwriting. Mary Martin is home. As she walks the streets, towans and beaches of the small Cornish town that had been her world, powerful memories awaken.
A youth production by British Theatre Academy and the Minack Theatre Book by Kevin Del Aguila Music. Lyrics by George Noriega and Joel Someillan. Get a taste of the wild life with Alex the lion and his friends in this musical adventure.
Lace up your skates! Eden’s glittering ice rink will open on 14 October 2023 until February 2024, with sessions to suit all ages and abilities.
On 30 September and 1 October join us for an apple-themed weekend of activities in the garden at Trelissick including displays, identification and archery in the orchard. In the stables you’ll find a small press, […]
From 21 October to 31 October, you can board the haunted Vintage Tractor and you’ll be taken to the Healeys Pumpkin Patch to pick out your very own pumpkin! After you’ve found the perfect pumpkin, it’s time to get creative with pumpkin carving!
Tuck into farm-reared meats and trimmings with a Healeys twist. Gather the family for a farm-style Sunday roast in The Old Bottlery Restaurant.
Transform your homegrown fruit into apple juice and cyder with our apple mill and press at Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm during harvest season!
Help collect the harvest from Cotehele’s Mother Orchard and take some of this year’s crop home to enjoy.
Join us to celebrate the harvest by picking your own apples, tasting delicious heritage varieties and seeing the cider making process in action.
Visit the Bull Pen Gallery on Sunday 10th September to meet papercut artist Lesley Clements
Join volunteer Steve Docksey for an in-depth focus on the architectural development of Cotehele House
It’s time to start thinking about the autumn/winter wardrobe and what better way to update it than a clothes swap! Not only do you get some ‘new to you’ items to wear but you are helping the planet too.
Pop-up Charity Shop! Join us for an evening of second hand fashion, cakes and conversation with conscious people!
Enjoy free entry to Trengwainton Garden in celebration of Heritage Open Days.
The National Trust is launching an Explorer Pass that will allow access to four of its key places in Cornwall for up to 14 days in one convenient ticket. Available from 27 May to the end […]
22 SeptemberGwenno An evening with acclaimed Welsh/Cornish music star Gwenno.
29 SeptemberFemmes de la Mer Femmes De La Mer are a 14 strong crew hailing from across Cornwall. Each individual member brings a unique sound to the group, yet it’s their blend of a cappella […]
6 – 8 OctoberProms at the Minackfeaturing the Royal Marine Band Celebrate the end of summer with a selection of classical and contemporary music plus traditional Last Night of the Proms favourites.
The nights are drawing in and the shadows are taking over. Come and join us for a spooky half term this October! Join in with the eerie shadow pirate puppet stories and songs in the Main Hall, create your own shadow puppets in Make & Take and join the Mus