Things to see & do

What will you discover?

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What's on?

We run lots of fun events through the year, including concerts, history days, outdoor events and special '50 things' activities. Bring friends and family along for something a bit different.
 

A ring and a curse

An exhibition inside the house explores the links between a special gold ring, a curse on a lead tablet and JRR Tolkien.

50 things to do before you're 11 3/4

Take part in our 50 things challenge. Pick up a 50 things book and see how many activities you can tick off on your visit. From den building to pond dipping, there's something for everyone.

Family fun

Bring grandparents and children for a day of learning and relaxing together. Test your skills with our tracker packs, take a stroll in the woodlands and explore the secrets of the house.

Coming in a group?

We can give guided tours with particular emphasis on your interests, bringing the hidden stories of the house and gardens to life. Please book in advance on 01256 883858.

In the woods...

... you can explore the wonders of nature. Bring the family and find treasure in our geocaching trail. Borrow a GPS device from our visitor reception for free.

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