Enjoy February half term

Children walking between the trees

After a long dark winter, February half term is a great time to get back outside and stretch your legs. Let the kids run around outdoors, enjoy the open spaces, fresh air and early spring sunlight.

Please pre-book a ticket before visiting Canons Ashby Check availability and book now

When you arrive, parking for all our visitors is free. Head to Visitor Reception where a member of the team will check your booking and welcome you to the site.

The outdoor areas of the paddock, spinney, wild play corner, parkland and formal garden are open for you to enjoy fresh air, stretch your legs and spot the signs of spring.

Wherever you go on site, wellies are highly recommended! After the recent wet weather a lot of the site is very muddy and wet. Some areas of the garden will be roped off at this time due to extremely boggy weather.

The toilets are open as normal, with regular cleaning throughout the day.


See what natural marvels you can find on your day out
An adult and a child looking for insects in some rotting wood
See what natural marvels you can find on your day out

Outdoor explorers

Explore the spinney - it's on the way out (or you can pop in there any time). Look out for the bug hotels and count how many creepy crawlies you can see. It's a great place to examine nature close up.

Want to stretch your legs a little more? Pop out into the parkland! Roam far and wide and see what you can discover.

Treat yourself to something tasty
Child enjoying a scone with jam and cream
Treat yourself to something tasty

Treat yourself

The tea-kiosk will be open serving take-away drinks, snacks and light lunches. Due to government guidelines there is no seating available but there are benches around the site.

Every penny spent in our tea-kiosk helps us raise funds to continue to look after Canons Ashby for the future.

More ideas for families

Looking for some more things to do during lockdown? Click on the link below to find some ideas and activities to keep the family amused! You download the Sounds of Nature Bingo and give it a go at Canons Ashby.