Things to see & do

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Damsels and dragons

Wednesday 5 August 1.30 - 4.30pm

Discover magical insect life and lore on this gentle river walk for all the family

Booking is essential. Adult £3, child £1.50

More details here
 

Coleshill 1940s day

Step back in time at Coleshill’s celebratory weekend

Sunday 20 September  10am - 5pm
Step back in time and join us for a family street party, 1940s style.
Re-enactors, vintage vehicles, big band music, rural crafts, face-painting, teas, icecreams and BBQ.
Adult £4, child £2 (including National Trust members)
Find out more

 

Family days out

  • Take the challenge 

    50 things

    Climb a tree, build a den or make a daisy chain... tick off your 50 Things challenges here.

  • Father and child in woods at Coleshill © James Haydon

    Follow a trail

    Watch this space for our new family trails which will soon be available to download here.

Witness the changing seasons

Summer

Fields of gold: Buttercups at Coleshill © NTPL

This summer we have a great diary of events for you to enjoy with all the family. Join one of rangers for a gentle river walk, go bug hunting for dragonflies, or track nocturnal beasts at our night-time bat walk.

Autumn

Go funghi hunting © Andy Knight

Season of mists, mellow fruitfulness ... and funghi hunting. How many varieties can you spot? Soak up the Autumn colours, make wild art and forage for blackberries when you visit at this time of year.

Winter

Winter at Coleshill © Andy Knight

Wrap up in your thermals, and work off the excesses of the season with some winter walking. Appreciate a different type of beauty... frosted spiders' webs, chocolate earth of ploughed fields, stark tree silhouettes or even a dusting of snow over parkland.

Spring

Badbury Clump awash with bluebells © Roger D Green

See the countryside burst back into life. Highlights include the spectacular display of bluebells at Badbury Clump, the site of a former Iron Age hill fort, which has been replanted with beech trees.

Explore Coleshill's secret past

Potter around Coleshill and stumble across our secret Second-World-War history, admire the Victorian model farm buildings and discover the tragic fate of Coleshill House, which was ravaged by fire.

Buscot history walks

Explore Buscot on foot and learn how different generations of the Loveden family and other wealthy land owners left their distinctive marks on the village, before it was left to us in 1956.

Mill open afternoons

Visit a working watermill at Coleshill

See how flour is produced by a working water mill at Coleshill, if water levels are high enough. The mill is open every second Sunday of the month, from April to October, 2-5pm.

Learning

Organise to bring your school or group here. We offer a wide range of learning opportunities for all ages, and it's free for Education Group Members.

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