Activities

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.

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.

Hidcote hunters

There are plenty of bugs to find in the garden

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.

Scavenger trail

Get up close and personal with one of our special themed trails. There's always something new to discover. Just ask our team at the visitor reception  when you arrive.

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

  • 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 garden in one of our workshops
  • Step back in time and read an original 1930s newspaper in our drawing room
  • Find beautiful works of art in our September Sculpture Trail
  • Bring the family along to our summer play. They're always entertaining
  • 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

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