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.

Charlie and Lola adventures

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of Charlie and Lola, their creator Lauren Child is exhibiting 50 original art works from her own collection at Mottisfont. There's also a trail that takes you on an adventure with Charlie, Lola and friends. The exhibition ends on 6 September.

Get closer to nature

Want to keep the kids amused during the summer holidays? Check out our list of 50 Things to do before you're 11 ¾ and help kids and families reconnect with nature.

Family-friendly holiday cottages

Compton Farm Cottages are a favourite with fossil hunters

Compton Farm Cottages are a favourite with fossil hunters

Have some family fun in the outdoors when you book a break in one of our holiday cottages. Explore the countryside, hunt for fossils on the beach or go bug and bird watching. Every booking helps us look after our special places.

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.

Join a Bioblitz event

Do you have a budding David Attenborough in your midst? Join a BioBlitz event - an interactive survey that's held over 24 or 24 hours at some of our coastal places in a race to record as many animals, birds and plants as possible.

Outdoor activities

Start your adventures this summer with our family-friendly events.  We've cycle trails for two wheels, plenty of places to camp or tree climbing to tick off one of your 50 Things list. Or bring your picnic blanket and enjoy a fun-packed family day out at the beach.

Ideas for family days out

  • Great play areas

    We've got some brilliant play areas to keep the kids amused and let off some steam.

  • Pick up your paddle

    Explore our exciting locations where you can take to the water and kayak and canoe.

  • Rainy days

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