Our places have acres of space with activities laid on for your little ones, plus family-friendly eating places and facilities for when you need a quick pit stop.

New-born lambs

Spring has sprung and new life is emerging all over the country. Watch our video of new-born lambs taking their first and very wobbly steps, in the Yorkshire Dales.

You can find more cute wild animals at places we care for.

May half-term events

Fly a kite on our parkland

Fly a kite on our parkland

Get the whole family outside this May half-term, and enjoy wild adventures and activities at our parks, countryside and coast.

50 Things to do before you're 11 ¾

It's great to get outdoors in spring but sometimes its hard to know where to start. Have a look at our  50 Things to do before you're 11 ¾ challenges and get children (and adults) outdoors and closer to nature.

Play in our gardens

There is no better way to let off steam than by climbing trees, running races or rolling down really big hills. Why not do it at our place? Take a look at our list of top ten gardens for kids.

Fairy-tale castles

Fire the imagination of your little ones and let them see what a real castle looks like. We've castles with battlements, moats and dungeons for children to hold pretend battles and slay dragons.


As we climbed, the clouds darkened and rumbles of thunder echoed across the valley. At the top we told tales of Avalon; when you're six years old and your name is Arthur, legends of ancient kings are about the most exciting stories in the world.

Mel G, visitor


Ideas for family days out

  • Rainy days

    Don't let rainy days stop you having a fun-filled day out.

  • Get sporty

    Twelve of our properties have gone sport mad this year. Find your sporty family day out.

  • History for kids

    Bring history to life at Chedworth Roman Villa or see the Industrial Revolution in action.