Family activities

Bike rides

Take the whole family on a bike ride

Take the whole family on a bike ride

'Go on a really long bike ride’ was chosen by our Kids’ Council as one of the top three activities for this year’s 50 things campaign, so we’ve come up with the best places for little legs (and longer ones too) to pedal around in the great outdoors.



I like going on a really long bike ride because when you go along at high speed the wind goes through your hair you feel like you have accomplished something

Harry Wilson,

Kids’ Council, aged 11

  • Easter Egg Trails

    Join us for family fun this Easter. We've got Cadbury Easter Egg Trails happening at over 250 of the places we look after, where kids can become Eggsplorers for the day, cracking clues to complete the trail. There's a chocolate egghead for every participating child, and there are prizes for all the family to win.

  • Climbing for kids (and grown-ups too)

    Want to tick number 46 off your list of 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾? Then give climbing a go. Across the country there are places we care for where kids (and beginners of all ages) can strap on a harness and try climbing under the watchful eye of a qualified instructor.

  • Mind-boggling facts about stargazing

    Most people can’t help feeling a sense of awe when they see a starry sky. That said, stargazing does require a bit of patience and some children might need a little help to see why sitting around on a cold dark night, looking up, is fun. Here are a few incredible facts to help bring the sky at night alive for your family.

  • Great play areas

    We have lots of great play areas for kids to explore, including natural ones in wild and wonderful places to secret hideouts. Pick you spot, sit back and relax and let the kids go wild.

  • Go on a family walk

    Try one of our top 10 family walks and take the kids into the great outdoors for a fun-filled walking adventure.

History for kids

Let your kids become time-travellers and play at soldiers at Chedworth Roman Villa, explore a secret wartime airbase at Croome or witness the machines of the Industrial Revolution in action at Quarry Bank Mill.

Rainy day fun

We don't believe that rain should ever stop play. We've put together your essential guide for you and your family to have fun, whatever the weather.

Lamb spotting

Spring has sprung when you catch your first glimpse of newborn lambs. See how many you can count when you go for a family walk at your favourite place.