Become an explorer at Berrington Hall this half-term

Family playing cricket on the pleasure grounds

Get outdoors and explore Berrington Hall this half-term. We want to take you back in time and show you life at Berrington in the eighteenth century. You can even become a true explorer with our brand new trail or you can have a go at den building. We have something for everyone with talks, tea-rooms and even live music.

Join us this half-term as we have plenty to explore and investigate. Why not step inside the mansion and discover our exhibition, 'A Dress Fit for a King' with 'Eye am She' by local artist Lorna J Brown? This will reveal to you elements of the original eighteenth-century dress that belonged to Ann Bangham, wife of Thomas Harley. As well as this Lorna J Brown will be offering you a fresh perspective of the women of Berrington with a focus on Ann Bangham. Drawing inspiration from both Berrington’s past and our present, Brown’s artwork is not to be missed.

See a modern take on the Georgian Eye Miniatures as they make you think about Ann's experience as a women in the eighteenth-century
A reflection in a mirror of the Georgian Eye Miniatures hanging down from the ceiling
See a modern take on the Georgian Eye Miniatures as they make you think about Ann's experience as a women in the eighteenth-century

If you fancy getting outdoors then why not explore all that our parkland has to offer with acres of ‘Capability’ Brown’s final masterpiece to uncover. With a lake, woodlands and a den building area, there’s plenty to see.

See for yourself the delicate stitch work on the dress
Ann Bangham's silk dress with the notes of the conservator behind it
See for yourself the delicate stitch work on the dress

You could also enjoy the walled garden which was ‘Capability’ Brown’s final masterpiece and is filled with plenty of different plants to enjoy.

Activities

Treasure Island trail

Saturday 26 May to Sunday 2 June, 10am to 4pm

Explore the grounds, battle the pirates and uncover the hidden treasure in the gardens at Berrington on our ‘Treasure Island' trail. Do you have what it takes to take part in this adventure?

£2.50 per trail, includes a prize. Normal admission applies.

Let out your wild side
A young boy climbing a tree
Let out your wild side

Lego builders at Berrington

Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June, 11am to 3pm

Bring your own Lego or use some of ours and see if you can beat 'Capability' Brown by designing and creating your own mini walled garden.

£2 per child, normal admission applies.

LOOK! LOOK! LOOK! By Heather and Ivan Morison

Daily, 10am to 5pm

Internationally renowned artists Heather and Ivan Morison have been inspired by Berrington’s Georgian origins and the Georgians extravagant culture. They have combined these parts of traditional historic life to create ‘LOOK! LOOK! LOOK!’, a new installation in the walled garden at Berrington. Why not come and take a ‘LOOK!’?