Family fun at Barrington Court

Children playing on the lawn at Barrington Court

There is plenty of space at Barrington Court to have fun and games, from tennis to football, followed by a picnic on the lawn. Find out what there is to do for families and plan your visit.


Perfect your serve this summer on the tennis courts using wooden rackets like the ones that would have been used here by the Lyle family in the 1920s (or something more modern if you would prefer). Pitch up at the badminton nets for a quick game or try your hand at table tennis.


For any budding footballers out there, head to the paddock to practice your penalty-taking skills. Ask at reception for directions.

Fun on the South Lawn 

When you see the huge stretch of green grass that reaches out from the house to the boundary of the haha, you’ve found the South Lawn. It’s great place with space to enjoy, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the changing seasons in the garden and countryside – ideal for laying out a picnic blanket and enjoying your sandwiches.

Bringing your wheels to Barrington Court

If you love riding your scooters, tricycles and bikes, the best place would be the Avenue. The garden paths and lawns are fragile and narrow in places and you can help us conserve them by keeping wheels away. If in doubt, please check with a member of staff where you can ride. 

Family-friendly things to do in the parkland

The cricket field offers a great spot for family frolics. Bring whatever games you fancy - whether you’ve got a frisbee, skipping rope, rounders set or, of course, a cricket bat and ball.

There are some lovely spots for picnics too, and don’t forget to follow the winding paths in the little copse for a woodland adventure. 

'50 things to do before you're 11¾’

The parkland is also a great place to do some of the ‘50 things to do before you're 11¾’ activities, here are some ideas:

No. 44 Watch a bird
No. 31 Make friends with a bug
No. 18 Create some wild art