Activities at Hidcote

The tennis court at Hidcote
National Trust/Sarah Davis

After exploring the garden, why not challenge family and friends to a game of tennis on our new all-weather court? We've everything you need, from period wooden rackets to match-winning tennis balls. All you need to bring are flat sports shoes and a lot of energy.


If tennis isn’t your thing try your hand at a spot of croquet. Have a go at this traditional pastime on the Great Lawn. We've all you need - including occasional tuition.

Family fun

Bringing the family but not sure how you'll keep the little ones entertained? Pick up one of our free hunter packs from the visitor reception and we'll guarantee your day will be filled with fun and laughter.

If you’re looking for adventure, get a bird's eye view of the garden by joining in on one of our special tree climbing days. Afraid of heights? Don't worry, our team of experts are on hand to help.

Underwater world

It's not just plants that you can see in the garden. Take a look in one of our pools and see how many underwater creatures you can spot swimming around. Our watery friends are very important and some are protected.

It's great to look out for our amphibious buddies but please don't catch them. Leave them to enjoy their special home

The great outdoors

Get out and about and explore some of the public footpaths that lead from our visitor car park. Head up the hill and you'll reach the highest point in Warwickshire. Pick up a walking guide from our visitor reception.

There's more

  • Have a go at flower arranging in one of our special workshops
  • Pick up a children's trail from our visitor reception
  • Step back in time and read an original 1930s newspaper in our drawing room
  • Watch the bees make honey in our observation hive
  • Pack your binoculars and do a spot of bird watching. The Wilderness is an ideal place to spot buzzards