Things to see & do

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Natural play trail

Get ready to start exploring in the new natural play trail

Get ready to start exploring in the new natural play trail

Take an adventure through the woodlands at Springhill to uncovering clearings as you go, full of natural climbing frames. There are rope swings and dens, mud pie pits and snail racing courses, mystical creatures and thrones to capture imaginations.

Make mud pies

Our mud pie face - number 13 of your 50 things

Come along to Springhill this summer and have a go at making some 'mud pies'. All you need is some mud and then some more mud. Every good mud pie needs some decorations. Stones, sticks, shells and leaves all make great mud pie toppings.

The mud pie station is located in the new natural play area.

Discover Springhill

There's lots going on at Springhill this season. Explore our gardens, enjoy our natural play trails, see what's on display in the costume museum or drop into the Servants' Hall Tea Room for a yummy hot chocolate and some tasty treats. We can offer bespoke tours on request. For more information please contact us.


Visit your local outdoor classroom

Discover 300 years of history at Springhill through a number of engaging and interactive Sandford Award winning programmes.Special seasonal programmes take place at Hallowe’en and Christmas giving pupils a fulfilling and inspiring experience in a historical context as well as making for a fun day out for teachers and pupils alike.

Contact us for more information

Chamomile lawn

The Chamomile lawn at Springhill is grown from a non flowering variety which has a feathery appearance and releases a strong scent when slightly bruised or trodden on. This small garden boasts a wide variety of herbs that would have been used for both culinary and medicinal purposes, ranging from flavouring for ice-cream to a lotion to cure baldness.