For families

Plantation play area

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

Space to play and run about © Ian Shaw

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, join a woodland discovery walk or even have a game of croquet on the lawn. Special activity days include crafty Make & Take Mondays, pond dipping and woodland art. Additional charges apply for some activities.

More information can be found on our Events page.

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.