Just off the A30 (about a 30 minute drive) is the National Trust Lanhydrock Park. Conveniently you can use Lanhydrock as a picnic stop on your journey home. In the large, free car park you’ll find an adventure playground in a shady, wooded area at the far end. If you follow the road the car park is on you’ll find a short, flat walk down to the pretty Respryn Bridge over the river Fowey.
The house and grounds are well worth a visit and will easily fill a whole day. The huge parklands that surround the house are full of walks, cows and sheep and are also perfect for cycling.
The house itself is superbly preserved. There are trails for the kids to follow, lots to keep their attention on the way round and in the summer months a vintage car offers a lift for tired legs back up to the car park (at a small additional cost)
In the stable yard is a good, little café selling homemade soups and cakes also a well-stocked National Trust Shop.
Find out more: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lanhydrock