Summer holidays at Brockhampton Estate

Play gaint jenga in the courtyard at Lower Brockhampton

Over the summer there is a lot to do for all the family. Gather everyone together to play our outdoor games including croquet, giant jenga and dominoes. Afterwards enjoy a picnic in the park.

A perfect place to picnic 

There's nothing more pleasant than enjoying a picnic with friends as you enjoy the sunshine. With acre upon acre of rolling estate, you can pick the perfect spot for a bite to eat. Perhaps you will choose to eat under the shade of the woods, near a brook or lake or perhaps sat underneath a damson tree in the orchard? 

A picnic is a lovely social gathering
A group of friends enjoying a picnic
A picnic is a lovely social gathering

More summer fun

From 21 July to 2 September families can follow the Make do and Mend family trail around the manor house, moat and orchards. Keeping in line of our wartime theme, find the hidden objects using your trail sheet and win a prize at the end.

Trails are £2.50 per child. 

For those looking for an adventure deep in the woods why not borrow a Pond Dipping kit and venture down to our Grove Pool.

Don’t forget to pick up a free copy of the 50 things to do before you are 11 ¾ and see what adventures can be had at Brockhampton Estate.

Throughout the summer we are treating visitors to Blitz Spirit games on the lawn, games such as giant jenga, croquet and noughts and crosses as played by children in the Second World War. 

Play gaint jenga in the courtyard at Lower Brockhampton
Play gaint jenga in the courtyard at Lower Brockhampton
Play gaint jenga in the courtyard at Lower Brockhampton

Really Rural returns 

We are excited for Really Rural to return to Brockhampton Estate to host our Wild Child Week. A week of bush craft, survival, foraging and den building topped off with a finale of a night under the stars camping on the estate.

This event costs £20 per day or £100 for the week including the camp out on the Friday night. 

Build a den on the natural play trail at Brockhampton
Three children building a den at Brockhampton
Build a den on the natural play trail at Brockhampton

Explore

There are also six walking routes across the 1,700 acres of park and woodland suitable for all ages and abilities and dogs are always welcome. There is wildlife everywhere from the swallows living around the ancient manor house to the Moorhen chicks feasting on the vegetation around the pond.  

Enjoying lunch outside the tea-room
Enjoying lunch outside the tea-room
Enjoying lunch outside the tea-room

Refreshments

If you don't have your own picnic visit the Old Apple Store tearoom at the top of the estate for some delicious refreshments including a selection of hot pots, jacket potatoes and hot drinks. The Granary café and shop at Lower Brockhampton also serves sandwiches, ice creams and drinks daily.

Don't miss out on these fun activities at this beautiful location. Every time you visit Brockhampton Estate, even if it is just to picnic with friends, join an activity or go on a walk you are helping support this historic place, keeping it safe for future generations.