Activities

Family learning workshops

Get hands on at Hidcote and learn more about gardening © National Trust

Get hands on at Hidcote and learn more about gardening

Hop along to one of our free workshops and you'll be well on your way to becoming a gardener. We've everything from scarecrow making to creating plant pots from newspaper.

 

Anyone for tennis?

Spend the afternoon challenging family and friends to a game of tennis © Hidcote Manor Garden

Spend the afternoon challenging family and friends to a game of tennis

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.

Become a Hidcote Hunter

How many insects will you spot? © Hidcote Manor Garden

How many insects will you spot?

Bringing the family and not sure how you'll entertain the little ones? Pick up one of our free hunter packs from the visitor reception and your visit will be packed with fun activities - there's everything from map reading to insect spotting.

Play croquet

Try your hand at croquet while you're here © NTPL/David Levenson

Try your hand at croquet while you're here

Make the most of summer and 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.

Bike hire

Want to try something different? Then take to the roads with one of our electric bikes. There are chocolate-box villages nearby that are perfect for exploring. Call us on 01386 438333 to book a bike.

Young gardeners

Join our club and get digging

Give our young gardeners' club a whirl in the school holidays. Especially designed for green-fingered 7 to 10 year olds who want to get dirty.

Call us on 01386 438333 to find out more.

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.

Underwater world

The Bathing Pool is a great place to spot great crested newts

The Bathing Pool is a great place to spot great crested newts

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.  

There's more

  • Join one of our family learning activities
  • Have a go at flower arranging in one of our special workshops
  • Pick up a children's trail from our visitor reception
  • Learn how to care for your lawn in one of our workshops
  • Brush up on your art by joining one of our painting days
  • Find beautiful works of art in our September Sculpture Trail
  • Chill out in one of our special yoga classes
  • Watch the bees make honey in our observation hive
  • Hire one of our electric bikes and enjoy the countryside

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