Things to see & do

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Summer sorted

 © National Trust

We've got inspiration for every day of the summer holidays, so you'll always be able to find something fun to do with your little ones. Why not print out our downloadable planner and beat the end-of-holiday boredom!

A picture paints 1000 words

Discover hidden stories behind our pictures in our 1000 words exhibition © National Trust

Discover hidden stories behind our pictures in our 1000 words exhibition

This summer we're revealing the hidden stories behind some of the paintings and photographs in our collection with special displays and artefacts from the archives. Discover our 1000 words exhibition in the mansion, and the stories our images tell - from dramatic love stories to tales of the Grand Tour.

Walks and Wanders

Discover how herbs were used for healing © John Millar

Discover how herbs were used for healing

This month we're revealing the secrets of the estate's plants and herbs with walks to discover more about these medicinal plants. Meet our experts on a medicinal plants walk on Sunday 17 August and a healing herbs tour on Sunday 24 August. There's also the chance to step off the beaten track with our four mile beat the bounds walk on Sunday 31 August.

Food Fair

Treat yourself to some local produce at our Food Fair on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 September. Our marquee will be packed with tempting treats from chocolates to cheeses, and there'll be plenty of food on offer to keep you going while you browse.

Step behind the scenes

There's a lot of work to do to rescue and restore the beautiful John Nash roof in our Picture Gallery, and we're inviting you to step up on our scaffold to see the work we need to carry out on our new scaffold tours. To experience this once-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close to the conservation work happening right now at high level, please book onto a tour in the Entrance Hall of the mansion. Tours are limited and run until October, and we recommend you check if tours are on by calling 01743 708154 on the day.

Cycle policy

Children under five years old are welcome to learn to cycle in the grounds on tricycles, training bikes without pedals, and bikes with stabilisers. Download our Cycle Policy for more information.