5 reasons to visit Baddesley in the winter

The house on a frosty winters morning

Set in over 100 acres of beautiful Warwickshire countryside this moated manor house is the perfect place for a day out. Whether you want to get away from it all for a while, or bring the whole family for some fun, you’ll find something to do at Baddesley.

Here are just some of the things you can do here at Baddesley, so why not make a day of it and explore all we have to offer. Admission to Baddesley is free for National Trust members and under 5s. You can find prices for non-member admission on our website here. If you need more information about facilities and access you can find it here, and you can also download our full access statement.

 For further details follow the links in the text or see the “You might also be interested in” section further down the page. Details of events can be found in the what's on section.


For the walkers


Take a gentle stroll round our parkland taking in both open grassland and quiet woods or have a brisk walk on one of our planned walks. You can meander around the estate, take a longer walk to our neighbours at Packwood House or follow country lanes to the Grand Union Canal. You can find directions and maps in our walks section.


If you don’t feel like walking that far, take a turn round our beautiful gardens. There’s plenty still around for you to enjoy, and you could spot some of our local wildlife as you wander round the lake.

A wintry sky over the walled garden
The view from the office
A wintry sky over the walled garden

For families


Our woodland play area is situated out in the woods (reception staff will tell you how to get there) and children love learning about all the wildlife they could see here. Don’t forget your wellies!

Have some fun with the family this winter
family outdoors winter
Have some fun with the family this winter

For the history buffs


Take a tour round a house which has over 500 years of stories to tell. Our knowledgeable room-guides will be pleased to tell you all about the Ferrers family who lived here for 12 generations.

The Great Hall at Baddesley
The Great Hall at Baddesley
The Great Hall at Baddesley

For the gourmets


The Barn Restaurant opens at 9am with a breakfast selection for the early risers and is open throughout the day for everything from a cup of tea and a slice of cake to a delicious full meal. As much as possible we source our ingredients locally, and we use our own produce from the vegetable garden.

Enjoy a freshly-baked scone in the Barn Restaurant
scones in basket
Enjoy a freshly-baked scone in the Barn Restaurant

For the shopaholics


Whether you just want a guidebook, a souvenir of your visit or a special gift, you’ll find something in our shop. We’ve got beautiful scarves, garden tools, exclusive china designs and even eco-friendly cleaning products! You could also take home a lasting reminder of your visit from the plant centre.

Come and browse the books at Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire
Rows of books in the bookshop at Baddesley
Come and browse the books at Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire

With the long dark evenings, now is the perfect time to curl up on the sofa with a good book. The bookworms amongst you could browse for hours through the thousands of bargains in our bookshop.

With so much to see and do, you might need to come back again – we look forward to welcoming you!