The humble daffodil is one of the traditional heralds of spring, with its trumpet-like flower and vibrant colour.

Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have a strong connection with daffodils. For more than a hundred years, the first flowers of spring have been picked and distributed across the country, and many people in the far south west still depend on the daffodil industry as part of their livelihood.

You can find out more about the different types of daffodils, and the Cornish daffodil story at Trelissick. Each year, they put on a special daffodil weekend in March, featuring hundreds of different types of blooms from Cornwall’s top breeders and growers.

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Other highlights

The Woodland Walk at Trelissick is one of Nanny Pat’s favourites and always goes down well with grandchildren Wilf and Megan. From the car park, follow the signs for the Woodland Walk, then head towards the water.

The views across the Carrick Roads and the Fal River are magnificent. There are a couple of lovely sculptures by Reese Ingram which Megan always likes to visit when she comes down here with Nanny Pat. They also make the perfect place for a picnic!

The Woodland Walk at Trelissick is perfect for a child friendly day out

The small beach is perfect for a little seashore exploration. Nanny Pat and Megan enjoyed searching for an identifying shells, sea creatures and looking at all the seaweed.

Have you been to Trelissick yet? What are your favourite things to do there? We’d love to hear your stories and see any pictures you’d like to share.