We’ve taken a look at our favourite family friendly gardens in Cornwall to explore.
The Eden Project, St Austell
We can’t talk about gardens in Cornwall without mentioning Eden. Not only is it a must-see, it is also the only place in Cornwall that you are guaranteed warmth. Head into the biomes and see your kids fill with wonderment as they witness indoor waterfalls, rainforest canopies and Mediterranean marvels.
Children are captivated by the amazing surroundings which are as stuffed full of educational facts as they are plants. It’s not just summer when the grounds come to life – Eden hosts multiple family friendly events all year round.
Discover for yourself why its commonly known as the Eighth Wonder of the World.
Glendurgan Garden, Mawnan Smith
I defy anyone not to get a little over excited when faced with a giant maze. Young and old alike will delight in the Yew Maze, so its Ready, Set, Go! as you race to the centre. But the question is can you get back out again?
Owned by the National Trust, this stunning subtropical family friendly garden has little treats around every corner from winding paths to the giant’s stride and a meandering walk to a sheltered beach.
With scheduled events all year round including quizzes and trails it surely worth a visit.
Trebah, Mawnan Smith
Right next door to Glendurgan is another of Cornwall’s gems. The award-winning Trebah Garden has a lot to boast about. Much like Glendurgan, it too has paths winding down to its own beach and subtropical planting. Trebah also offers two play areas, one for toddlers and a zip line for older kids. Perfect for parents looking for a family friendly garden in Cornwall. You will also find the world largest species of bamboo and an amphitheatre which comes to life on those long summer nights.
The whole family will enjoy a wander along the stream, leading you past koi ponds as you head towards Monet’s Bridge.
The gardens also host numerous events starting with the infamous Daffy Down Dilly Day in March.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan, St Austell
This one might possibly be our favourite family friendly garden in Cornwall. As if nature wasn’t a big enough playground, the Lost Gardens of Heligan can go one better. Take 200 acres of amazing scenery, add a jungle, rope swing, farm animals and emus and you’ve got some tired, but happy children.
Download the Family Trail from the website and set off on a grand adventure which will take you through the great outdoors, stop off at the Bug Hotel or say ‘Hi’ to Diggory The Scarecrow in the vegetable garden.
With amazing home-grown and produced food available in the Heligan Kitchen and Bakery you can fill up on great tucker after you’ve tuckered them out.