For families

Here's what you and the kids can get up to

Enjoy wild adventures in the woods at Wallington

Enjoy wild adventures in the woods at Wallington

  • Relax, picnic or play in the grassy courtyard - it’s a lovely big lawn in the heart of Wallington, with the café and toilets in easy reach 
  • Free colouring and puzzles in the café – look out for activity sheets when you visit the café, with puzzles and colouring pages to keep you busy
  • Burn off energy in the adventure playground - our woodland play area is full of exciting equipment for you to wear yourself out on
  • Explore the 'wild' West Wood - look out for red squirrels, peer into the ice house, hunt for signs of wildlife, build dens or stretch your legs on a walk down to the river
  • Let off steam on our play train and platform or storm our new play fort - enjoy the new play zones beyond the adventure playground
  • Children's trail - pick one up from visitor reception and follow its clues to earn a goodie bag reward (£2.50 per child)
  • Look out for dragons - there are four stone dragons on the lawn in front of the house but there is rumoured to be a fifth dragon living in the woods somewhere

Facilities for families

  • Family eating their lunch in Crofters cafe at Trelissick © John Millar

    Food and drink

    Children’s portions, pick-and-mix plates and drinks are available from the café

  • Babies are welcome too © John Millar

    Baby feeding station

    There is a baby feeding station in the cafe so you can warm up bottles and meals

  • Chill out on a warm day © John Millar

    Ice cream

    You can get ice cream from the cafe, shop and ice cream cart on fine days

  • In the garden at Wallington, Northumberland © Arnhel de Serra

    Toilets

    There are toilets in the courtyard and cafe plus composting loos in the garden and playground

  • Enjoy a family stroll round the grounds © Arnhel de Serra

    Baby-changing

    There are baby-changing facilities in the courtyard toilets and the cafe toilets

Plan your day

Take a look at our opening times and how to get here information to plan your day. You can also see our Facilities & Access page to find out more about the facilities available at Wallington. And don’t forget to check out our events page as well to make sure you choose the right day to visit.

What's on

As well as a wonderful house and gardens to explore, we’ve got family events and children’s activities happening throughout the year, from themed weekends to arts and crafts and hands-on wildlife activities.   

Go wild outdoors

With loads of outdoor spaces Wallington is a great place to tick off some of the 50 things, from climbing a tree and building a den to setting up a snail race and flying a kite. 

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