For families

Summer holiday family fun

Keep your eyes peeled - there's lots to look out for

Keep your eyes peeled - there's lots to look out for

Our colour-filled gardens will help keep the little ones entertained all summer long. Why not search out some signs of summer on our family trail? Pick up your free copy from the Information Centre.

Outdoor adventures

There's nothing quite like fresh air, exercise and family time.

With our list of 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ there's an outdoor adventure around every corner here.

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

Amazing maze

Take on the challenge of our massive yew tree maze.

Have fun getting lost as you explore the 500 metres of paths winding amongst two-metre 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.

Wild Wednesdays

Our Wild Wednesdays are back providing an outdoor adventure each Wednesday in the local school holidays.

  • 2 September, 11am – 3pm
  • £2 plus usual admission

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.

Hallowe'en half-term

Saturday 24 October to Sunday 1 November

Make a date to join us for our Witch and Wizard Week and help your little terrors make the most of the great outdoors.

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

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