5 reasons to visit Baddesley this summer

Baddesley house summer

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. 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 events feed

Take a walk around the estate
Romantic and secluded
Take a walk around the estate


For the walkers 


Take a quiet stroll round our parkland taking in both open grassland and quiet woods or follow one of our planned walks. You can meander gently 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 a riot of colour in the borders and tempting-looking produce in the vegetable garden. 

Summer colour in the walled garden
Walled Garden Border Baddesley Clinton
Summer colour in 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. 


We have several family-friendly wildlife-based events on over the summer holidays. From bats to bugs, there’s sure to be something to interest you! 


How about a summer evening under the stars watching a movie? Our very popular outdoor cinema event is back again this July. 

Enjoy family fun at Baddesley
child walking along a log in a natural play area
Enjoy family fun at Baddesley


For the Historians 


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 is dominated by the magnificent stone chimneypiece
The Great Hall is dominated by the magnificent stone chimneypiece
The Great Hall is dominated by the magnificent stone chimneypiece


Feeling hungry? 


The Barn Restaurant opens at 9.00 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. 


If you prefer, you can bring along your own picnic – there are plenty of places for you to settle down to your outdoor feast! 

Get the whole family together for a picnic
Family enjoying a picnic
Get the whole family together for a picnic


Retail Therapy 


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. 


The bookworms amongst you could browse for hours through the thousands of bargains in our bookshop. 

Come and browse our selection of books
Baddesley's bookshop
Come and browse our selection of books


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