For families

Outdoor play at the plantation

Let off some steam in the plantation, our natural play area - with picnic area and composting toilets - at the top of the garden. Find the den building area to build your own den, put on a play in the base camp theatre and get lost in the higgledy-piggledy fence. Access to the plantation does involve some steps.

Our super summer

Explore this summer © Rowallane Garden

Sat 26 July - Sun 2 Sept

Join us for a summer of fun with trails and activities every week of the holidays. Pick up a trail and explore the garden, have a game of croquet, tick off some '50 things' or even join a woodland discovery walk.

More information can be found on our Events page.

Super summer activity sessions

50 Things: Pond dipping © Rowallane Garden

Each week of the summer holidays, on selected days, get stuck in with an outdoor activity. Activities include pond dipping, kite making and woodland art (small charge).

Follow the link below for dates, times and prices for all our summer activities.

Family friendly

  • Baby changing
  • Bottle warming
  • Highchairs
  • Children's menu
  • Picnics welcome
  • Free trails and activity sheets
  • Hippy chick seats for young visitors in the house



50 things challenge

Tick off more 50 things activities in our garden and woodland. You can roll down a really big hill, build a den or track wild animals. Just pick up a scrapbook from the apple store and collect your stickers from visitor reception.

Woodland walks

Get outdoors and closer to nature - explore Hollybush and Rockinghill Woods on our estate or take a short walk to the Weir Wood Reservoir.
Pick up a 50p walk leaflet from visitor reception.