Summer holidays at Berrington

People walking throughout Berringtons vast landscape in summer

Start your adventures in nature at Berrington Hall this summer holidays with natural play, scenic walks and delicious soft-scoop ice cream from the Stables Café.

Throughout the summer holidays families will be able to pick up a ‘Get, set, go’ card with different activities and stickers. All the activities are nature-based meaning the estate is the perfect spot to try something new; there are three cards to collect in total. Another fun self-led thing to do is to download or print a copy of the National Trust’s ‘50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾’ guide to bring along with you. There are fifty activities to try as a family outdoors which can be used over and over again.

Treat the family this summer
A family having a picnic at Berrington
Treat the family this summer

Visitors can simply turn up to Berrington Hall, there’s no need to book so whatever the weather, if you’d like to enjoy some fresh air then you can simply pop in. The mansion is open daily, with a self-led kids trail inside too. Families can also enjoy the current exhibitions in the mansion; ‘Skin Deep’ and ‘A dress fit for a King’. 

Out in the parkland, the walks are pretty flat and child friendly. You can use an off-road buggy in the parkland but please be aware the woodland can sometimes get a little boggy in wet weather. There are plenty of lovely spots to stop and have a picnic, including the walled garden which is brimming with wonderful colour throughout the spring and summer months. Next to the walled garden is the natural play area where kids can climb and run and let off steam. 

On the Edwardian lawn, there will be traditional games such as cricket, croquet, kite flying and badminton. After playtime, why not head around to the newly opened 'curve' of the walled garden to learn about how the Trust are restoring this special piece of history. 

Boating on the lake

From Saturday 28 to Tuesday 31 August, you can don your sea legs and discover the lake by rowing boat. It's the perfect summer holiday activity for the whole family; we have boats available for hire from 12pm to 4pm each day. Simply phone 01568 615721 to book your boat before you visit. 

Visitors boating on the lake
visitors boating on the lake with Berrington Hall in the background
Visitors boating on the lake

The Stables Café is open daily serving take away cakes, hot and cold drinks and snacks such as warm sausage rolls and sandwiches. Our locally sourced soft-scoop ice cream is very popular with families and comes in several delicious flavours. 

With several weeks free to explore the great outdoors and historical treasures, make sure you pop in and visit-we can’t wait to welcome you!