Lots of fun over the school 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 picnic is a lovely social gathering
A group of friends enjoying a picnic
A picnic is a lovely social gathering

More summer fun

From 22 July to 3 September families can follow the Swallows and Amazons family trail around the manor house, moat and orchards. The trail is based on the book of Swallows and Amazons published in 1930 and relates to the outdoor adventures and play of two families of children. Follow the clues and win a prize. £2.50 per 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.

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.

Young rangers club

Young Rangers club takes place every Wednesday from 26 July to 23 August and runs from 11am – 4pm. The club is for children to have fun outdoors, learn bushcraft skills and make new friends. Each day will focus on different activities, drawing upon bushcraft, fieldcraft and nature awareness.

Young Rangers toasting marshmellows
Young Rangers toasting marshmellows
Young Rangers toasting marshmellows

Open to all children form the age of six to fifteen, although children under the age of eight must be accompanied by an adult. £25 per day per child (discount for siblings available). This price includes lunch cooked on the campfire.

For details or to book please call 01885 482077 or email brockhampton@nationaltrust.org.uk

Explore

There are also six walking routes across the 1700 acres of park and woodland suitable for all ages and abilities. Dogs are 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.