Summer holidays at Berrington

Two children playing with sticks in front of a den in woodland

Summer is the best time of year to get out and enjoy an adventure in nature. Make the most of the long sunny days at Berrington hall this summer.

Come out and play this summer at Berrington Hall in partnership with Sport England, with games and self-led activities throughout the garden, including cricket, quoits, kites and skittles. The children's trail will be running daily throughout the summer holidays, with fun activities for children to complete along the way. The trail sheet is available for £2.50 and there will be a prize at the end. 

Throughout the summer holidays families will be able to pick up a ‘Get, set, go’ card with different activities. 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

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 that some areas can be a little boggy in wet weather. The paths around the pool and into Moreton Ride are currently closed following the restoration of Berrington's pool earlier this year. Don't worry, there are diversion signs to guide you on your walk and you can still get close to the pool to view the fantastic birdlife on the mansion side. 

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. Relax in the deckchairs and hammocks in the summer sun, or find a hidden picnic spot in the wider parkland. Didn't pack a picnic? No need to worry; you will be able to purchase takeaway snacks from the Old Servants' tea-room and the Stables Cafe, including sandwiches, cakes and bakes and delicious, soft scoop ice-cream. 

Make the most of the great scenery with a tasty picnic
Friends enjoying a picnic, under a tree by the lake.
Make the most of the great scenery with a tasty picnic

The children's play area is situated near the mansion and the perfect place for your little ones to let of steam as they run, jump and skip around the play equipment. If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, then why not head over to the den making area, where little adventurers can put their creative skill to the test to create their own shelter. 

Explore Berrington's mansion and imagine life as a Georgian lady or gentleman as you uncover the fascinating history of the families that have lived here. On the first floor, learn more about the wide world of Georgian dresses with the 'A Dress Fit for a King' exhibition, including a timeline of Georgian replica mantuas. Why not try on some of the clothes for yourself in the dressing rooms? 

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!