Family fun at Barrington Court
Colonel Lyle and his wife Ronnie fell in love with Barrington court when they first saw it in 1915 and the creation of the garden from rough farmland in the 1920’s was a complete labour of love. With a passion for plants and advice from Gertrude Jekyll they made a garden that continues to inspire and delight today, filled with fun things for the whole family to do and enjoy together.
Things to do this summer
There’s lots of safe beautiful space where you can play a game with friends and family, or stroll through the orchards and grounds, spotting the swallows swifts and many other birds that love it here.
Then may even be the opportunity to get active and play a game of tennis on our vintage court, (rackets and soft balls are available), wander in to the woods, or seek out the tree swing in the orchard for a bit of fun. Please check with the team when you arrive to see if these are available during your visit.
Summer fun on the South Lawn
When you see the huge stretch of green grass that reaches out to the boundary of the ha ha you’ve found the south lawn, a great place with space for everyone to play or relax on.
You could spend the day, bring a book on the lawn surrounded by the sights and sounds of summer in the garden and countryside.
Bringing your wheels to Barrington
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.
You could come back every day and do something different with your youngsters. It doesn't matter whether the sun shines, or the sky is full of clouds, it's always a lovely day out here.
'50 things to do before you're 11¾'
The orchard is a great place to do some of the ‘50’ things activities; like bird spotting, bug hunting, collecting fallen leaves or making a daisy chain.