Events

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Events for everyone

We've got lots on offer, both inside and out with events and activities for everyone. Get up close with wildlife and go wild with the 50 Things challenge. There is never a dull day at Stourhead.

Forest Fridays

Have a go at making your own woodland camp © National trust/Peter Sword

Have a go at making your own woodland camp

Friday 7, 14, 21 and 28 August, 11am-3pm

Get outdoors and closer to nature with great activities for the whole family. You can build a den, create wild art and, make a mud pie and become a nature detective - there's something for everyone. There will also be exciting workshops at 11am and 1pm on building a woodland camp and surviving the forest at night.

Climb a tree

Come and have a go, how high can you climb? © National trust/Peter Sword

Come and have a go, how high can you climb?

Friday 7, 14, 21 and 28 August, 11am-1pm

If you've got a head for heights join our tree climbing team at Forest Fridays. We'll be revealing the fascinating secrets behind caring for the tallest of our trees, and they'll even help you scale a tree and get right up into it's canopy. Normal admission applies plus £5 per climb.

'Stourhead will never forget'

The Scraptors team create art using scrap materials © National trust/Peter Sword

The Scraptors team create art using scrap materials

Tuesday 1-Wednesday 30 September

The Scraptors are a group of West Country artists, specialising in sculpture using recycled materials. This exciting project, funded by the Heritage Lottery, takes you on a journey around the Stourhead estate. Discover three sculptures each reflecting elements of Harry’s Story, illuminating the effect of WW1 on the local community.

A day in the woods: Hedgerow harvest

Join us on this fun day of exploring the wild woods © National Trust

Join us on this fun day of exploring the wild woods

Wednesday 16 September, 10am-4pm

Join bushcraft expert Greg in Stourhead woods. Discover the natural treats the forest provides, and the skills needed to prepare them. You’ll learn about trees and fungi, medicinal plants and ways to use them. Lashings of tea and coffee and a bushcraft lunch are included. Adults £85, child £55 book your place on 01747 841152

Fundraising Exhibition

Get outdoors in the beautiful landscape garden at Stourhead this summer © Stourhead/Tom Dyke

Get outdoors in the beautiful landscape garden at Stourhead this summer

Sat 19 - Sun 27 September, 11am-5pm

Help support Stourhead's fundraising appeal, to restore the garden structures whilst enjoying a selection of artwork created by the Stourhead team and local artists. This exhibition will showcase a diverse range of styles and all works will be available for sale throughout.

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