Springtime at Brockhampton Estate

Daffodils on the drive of Brockhampton Estate

In spring the gardens surrounding the manor house are beginning to come to life and there is an abundance of daffodils everywhere.

Butterfly survey

From the beginning of April to the end of September our Brockhampton rangers will be carrying out a butterfly survey. The survey helps our rangers to monitor the conservation work on the Estate as butterflies are an indicator species that are sensitive to their habitat. Some of the species found at Brockhampton Estate are the Small Copper butterfly, the Holly Blue butterfly and the Silver-washed Fritillary.

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

Visitors can also participate in the butterfly survey by picking up a butterfly spotting sheet at the visitor reception.  

Easter holidays

This Easter there is lots to do for all the family with Easter crafts in the granary and fun activities in the manor house. Over Easter weekend from Friday 14 to Monday 17 April, join in the Cadbury Egg Hunt at Brockhampton Estate.

Following clues on the egg hunt
Following clues on the egg hunt

From Saturday 8 to Sunday 23 April, you can follow our family trail to learn about the mischievous adventures of young Peter Rabbit, a much loved story written by Beatrix Potter and published in 1902. Follow the clues and win a prize at the end.

Over the Easter holidays 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 borrow a Pond Dipping kit and venture down to our Grove Pool.

Going on a bug hunt in the woods
Going on a bug hunt in the woods

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

Refreshments and retail treats

Don't miss our new retail ranges in the Granary shop this spring including lots of tempting chocolatey treats.  A selection of sandwiches, jacket potatoes, cakes and hot drinks are always available.