For families

Spring-time adventures

There's lots to look and listen out for...

There's lots to look and listen out for...

Come and search out the signs of spring on our family trail around the gardens. Pick up your free copy from the Information Centre.

Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

Friday 3 - Monday 6 April, 11am - 4pm

Become an 'eggsplorer' this Easter weekend as you follow the trail around the garden before claiming your Cadbury Egghead prize at the end.  £3 per child plus usual admission.

Amazing maze

Take on the challenge of our massive yew tree maze and have fun getting lost as you explore the 500m of paths winding amongst 2m high hedges.

Who will be the first to get to the centre?

Storybook Play Den

Let imaginations run wild among all the storybook characters in this special area designed for under 10s. The Doll's House café is right next door - ideal for a cup of coffee whilst the children play.

Woodland Play Trail

A woodland trail with a difference... around every corner you'll find a new place to play and test your climbing, balancing and den building skills.

Our woodlands are open daily.

Outdoor adventures

An outdoor adventure is always around the corner here.

Climb a tree, build a den, make a mud pie and more as you complete our list of not-to-be-missed experiences.

Family events

We've got lots coming up including the return of our Wild Wednesdays and Cadbury Easter Egg Trails.

There's also Nancy Astor's birthday party to look forward to.

All the essentials

  • Baby-changing facilities in all toilets
  • Buggies to borrow from the Information Centre
  • Family-friendly cafés with children’s options, high chairs and bottle-warming facilities
  • Pushchair-friendly paths - stop by the Information Centre for a 'step-free' route map
  • Picnic areas, including in the Water Garden, right next to the play area
  • Free seasonal family trails available from the Information Centre