Playful family days at Calke

Planning a day out with the family this summer? There are plenty of ways to entertain the whole family at Calke Abbey – from our natural outdoor play areas to indoor crafts in Squirt's Stable.

Family enjoying garden games at Calke Abbey, Midlands

Playful summer days at Calke Abbey 

Enjoy carefree summer days in Calke's natural outdoor play areas. Enter the Garden of Imagination through the secret door, or go on a wild adventure in the woods at Calke Explore.

Picknic at National Trust Calke Abbey in Derbyshire

Top spots for picnics at Calke Abbey 

Sunny days are made for picnicking – pack up a feast, gather your friends and family, and enjoy the best picnic spots Calke has to offer.

A boy climbing a tree at Calke Abbey in Derbyshire

Get playful with '50 things' 

Ready to embark on a nature adventure? See how many of our '50 things to do before you’re 11¾' challenges you can complete at Calke.

Squirt's Stable is the family activity area at Calke Abbey in Derbyshire

Play in Squirt's Stable  

Visit Squirt's Stable and take part in a whole range of fun and games that are sure to keep your little ones entertained for hours – whatever the weather!