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.

Top-secret places for curious children

Go on - we dare you to explore our mysterious places

Go on - we dare you to explore our mysterious places

Psst! We've got a few secrets to share with you. Uncover fantastic family days out featuring puzzling mazes, secret gardens, caves that are hidden behind waterfalls and twisted tunnels. Now that spring is in full swing it’s time to get exploring.

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This is a lovely park with a beautiful house, gardens and deer - just big enough for a good walk but accessible for all the family

MJ,

visitor at Dunham Massey

Escapes for everyone

Go outdoors and get some fresh air with a game of hide and seek

Go outdoors and get some fresh air with a game of hide and seek

'When I watch my children outdoors I don't see autism I just see my kids being themselves.' - Jana Eastwood's family life is a little more complicated than most.  She explains how she takes time out for herself and why she believes that everyone needs an escape.

Ideas for family days out

  • Rainy days

    Don't let soggy days stop you having a brilliant day out. 

  • History for kids

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

  • Try birdwatching

    Birdwatching is an excellent way to spark an interest in nature with your children.

Tips for frogspawn spotters

There’s a lot of fun to be had outdoors in early spring. The snails are back, the first few flowers are out, the lambs are on show and in some ponds a strange thick jelly has appeared. This spring, challenge your kids to complete all seven of these family activities.

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Enjoy a year full of adventure. Join today, and your family can explore hundreds of houses, gardens, parks, castles, lighthouses, grottos, mills and much more without having to pay a penny to get in.

Family events

We love families, and many of our places hold special events for visiting children to join in with. Ranging from craft activities to nature trails, we've got something going on near you.

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