Family adventures

Children having fun at Brockhampton

Brockhampton Estate is the perfect place to explore the outdoors, get in touch with nature and run off that energy.

Natural play trail

Our natural play areas down at Lower Brockhampton offer lots to do for all ages, set within beautiful mature meadows and woodland. Just metres from the manor house our younger visitors can explore the orchard and wildflower meadow with natural willow tunnels and tree stump circle. 

Visit the natural play trail and have fun in the outdoors
Boys standing on stump circle in natural play area

Older and more adventurous young explorers can balance and climb their way around the whole natural play trail winding through the woodland with activities on the way such as the rope on a slope, bird hide, den building area and giant wooden xylophone.

Enjoy the rope on a slope at Brockhampton Estate
Enjoy the rope on a slope at Brockhampton Estate

The woodland is abundant with wildlife and insects which budding young naturalists can observe and follow. For those looking for more adventures we have regular group activities such as bush craft days and family trails.  See what's on over the holidays.

Spot wildlife and explore nature on the natural play trail at Brockhampton
Boy in wooden bird hide on natural play trail

Pond dipping

During the school holidays families who like exploring can hire a pond dipping kit from the visitor reception and venture down to the Grove Pool. The pool is about a half an hour walk on the blue walk through the woods. See what lurks beneath the water and use the chart to identify what is caught.

Hire a pond dipping at Brockhampton Estate
Hire a pond dipping at Brockhampton Estate

Pond dipping kits can also be hired by school and activity groups. Please phone or email for details.

Things to do before you're 11 3/4

You can also complete some of the 50 things to do before you are 11 ¾ either on the natural play trail itself or out on the wider estate. Create your own adventures and make memories which will last a lifetime.