Late spring and early summer at Brockhampton Estate

pink apple blossom

Late spring and early summer is the perfect time to visit Brockhampton Estate when the flowers and trees are in bloom and the parkland is abundant with wildlife.

Gardens and wildlife

The pretty cottage garden borders are filled with flowers and plants and the beautiful tamarisk tree in front of the manor house is vibrant with colour.

Brockhampton manor house and tamarisk tree in bloom
Brockhampton manor house and tamarisk tree in bloom
Brockhampton manor house and tamarisk tree in bloom


Brockhampton Estate is abundant with wildlife during late spring. Migratory birds have returned after their long journey from Africa. Swallows and house martins are living all around the manor house and feeding their young chicks. In the moat frogs are hatching and ducklings are growing rapidly.

Butterflies at Brockhampton

Some of the species found at Brockhampton Estate are the Small Copper butterfly, the Holly Blue butterfly and the Silver-washed Fritillary. Dragonflies and damselflies also make a delightful sight as they hover over the moat and pools. 

A Holly Blue butterfly at Brockhampton Estate
A Holly Blue butterfly at Brockhampton Estate
A Holly Blue butterfly at Brockhampton Estate

May half term

May is the perfect time of year to go on a bug hunt. Hire one of our Nature Detective kits and explore the gardens and nature trail. For those looking for an adventure deep in the woods why not hire a Pond Dipping kit and venture down to our Grove Pool.

Getting a closer look
Getting a closer look
Getting a closer look

You can also take part in our Dambusters trail around the grounds of the estate, discover how we kept up morale during the war and win a prize at the end. Trails are £2.50. 

We will also be joined by Really Rural who will be bringing us Wartime Forest School on Wednesday 30 May to show us woodland activities, Homefront survival and traditional outdoor childhood crafts. £20 per person with booking essential. 

Don’t forget to pick up a copy of our 50 Things to do before you’re 11 ¾ whilst you're here and see what activities you can tick off the list.


Events for the all the Family

On Sunday 10 June, you can meet the Hawkins family of Warren Farm on the Brockhampton Estate. Explore the different parts of the farm and find out how they care for their animals and create award winning supplies out of their produce. There's even a cream tea in the kitchen at the end.  

On the 17 June, you can treat your Father to a day out at Brockhampton Estate. Enjoy a tasty barbeque in the courtyard and dance away the day to a Ceilidh band. 

Enjoy a BBQ and a beer on Father's Day at Brockhampton Estate
Enjoy a BBQ and a beer on Father's Day at Brockhampton Estate
Enjoy a BBQ and a beer on Father's Day at Brockhampton Estate

You can also escape the crowds by going on your own adventure on the estate. With 1,700 acres of parkland, woods and dingles you can easily spend the day exploring the beautiful Herefordshire countryside. 

Outside the manor in May