Families can enjoy a winter adventure in Cornwall hunting for some of literature's best loved children's characters - Peter Rabbit and his friends.

Starting this weekend (Saturday, December 5) the National Trust is launching an activity trail in its most popular gardens and parklands, including four in Cornwall.

Peter Rabbit’s friends need some help finding items to see them through the colder winter months. Young nature adventurers can lend a hand to some of Beatrix Potter’s well-loved characters such as Squirrel Nutkin, Mr. Jeremy Fisher and Jemima Puddle-Duck, and solve the clues to earn their special trail badge and certificate.

There will be nature-themed active challenges to try along the way, as well as a Peter Rabbit selfie station at the end of the trail where everyone can take a picture with their favourite storybook rabbit.

The trails will be happening in Cornwall at Godolphin near Helston, Trelissick near Truro, Lanhydrock near Bodmin and Cotehele near Saltash.

For more information on the trails visit nationaltrust.org.uk/peter-rabbit-trails

Trails cost £2 per pack, plus normal admission. Pre-booking is required to visit some National Trust places and visitors should check the relevant property web page for details.

National Trust shops will also be selling the new book ‘Peter Rabbit: Christmas is Coming’ from Puffin.