For families

Summer holiday family fun

There's lots to look out for

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.

Wild Wednesdays

Our Wild Wednesdays are back providing an outdoor adventure each Wednesday in the local school holidays. Each week has its own theme and activities to get you closer to nature.

  • 5, 12, 19, 26 Aug, 2 Sept
  • 11am – 3pm
  • £2 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.

Outdoor theatre

The Sorcerer's Apprentice Thursday 27 and Friday 28 August

Illyria return to present the story of a boy-wizard who stumbles on a magical solution to complete his chores. 

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