Go wild in Calke Explore! at Calke Abbey

Children enjoying Calke Explore at Calke Abbey, Midlands, National Trust

Go on a wild adventure in our woodland this summer. Calke Explore! will be open every day of the school holidays from Saturday 16 July to Sunday 4 September, 10:30am to 4pm.

Into the woods

If you go down to the woods today… you’ll discover a whole range of outdoor activities to get little explorers closer to nature!

Family fun at Calke Explore
fun at Calke Explore, Calke Abbey, Midlands


Natural play

Natural play installations have transformed this shady woodland into an adventure playground.

Brave adventurers can have a go on our ropes and balancing logs, or get to grips with orienteering. Curious kids can pick up a nature pack and seek out some of Calke’s wildlife or even go cloud-spotting!

Exploring the woods at Calke Abbey
Enjoying the woodland at Calke Abbey, Midlands


Work up a thirst

Don’t forget to complete your adventures with an ice cream. Light refreshments will be available, but you’re welcome to bring your own sandwiches or a picnic if you like.

Come out to play, be wild, be free and explore.