Half term trails

There is a Georgian genius trail every day over the holidays © NT

There is a Georgian genius trail every day over the holidays

Saturday 23 to Sunday 31 May 

Discover the genius of the Georgians at Berrington with our outdoor trail.  Don't worry you don't have to be a genius as it's all about how the 18th century saw the birth of new ideas and innovations at the start of the Industrial Revolution.  See which inventions were made or designed in Georgian times and those used at Berrington.  After all of that exploring you could even treat yourself to an ice-cream. Trails cost £2, and normal admission fees apply.


A thousand fancies

Billie Piper in her wedding dress from Mansfield Park © Rex Images

Billie Piper in her wedding dress from Mansfield Park

Daily from 14 February to 30 June

Berrington Hall is showcasing a series of costume exhibitions against the backdrop of its beautiful Georgian interiors. Costumes displays from the Charles Paget Wade collection and original film costumes from Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park and Pride and Prejudice will be display during the year; starting with Sense and Sensibility starring Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Kate Winslet  and Mansfield Park with Billie Piper from 14th February.

Side saddle display

Come and see our side saddle display © NT

Come and see our side saddle display

Sunday 24 May 11am to 3pm

In addition to the Henry Holland house, 'Capability' Brown parkland, our Georgian costume displays and half term trails for the children; there is even more going on this Sunday. Around the parkland will be a demonstration of side saddle riding from the British Side Saddle Association. See a walk, trot, canter and jump display in the field in front of the mansion withe ladies turned out in their finest habits. Afterwards why not treat the family to an afternoon tea?

'50 things to do'

Have fun at Berrington whatever the weather © NT/David Levenson

Have fun at Berrington whatever the weather

Does it feel like ages since you explored the great outdoors? Well guess what, the feeling's mutual. Nature misses you. But don't despair - now's the perfect time to do something about it.

We've put together a list of '50 things to do before you're 11¾'. We want to encourage kids to get mucky, discover their wild side and get closer to nature. Come to Berrington and climb a tree, build a den, fly a kite, hunt for bugs and many more.

Sign up for the 50 things challenge now

Build a Georgian den

Oliver Murton with his den. © Adrian Murton

Oliver Murton with his den.

Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 May, 11am to 3pm

Georgian children like the children of today love to build a den in the woods. We have an area set aside in the woods behind the park at Berrington with all of the materials necessary to create your own den, big or small. Use your own imagination to construct your 'palace'  or if you want to know how the Georgians did it our rangers will be on hand over these days to offer advice.

Lace Wars

Battle it out with living history weekends © Rob Elliot

Battle it out with living history weekends

Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 June

The 18th-century saw the 1745 Jacobite rebellions; a series of uprisings in Great Britain and Ireland with the aim of returning James ll and the house of Stuart to the throne. These will be depicted by the re-enactment group 'Lace Wars' who will bring the period and these battles to life. Join us to see them set up camp; with authentic weaponry, daily drills, displays and gun powder galore.