Enjoy February half-term

A boy jumping in the paddock

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.

Make a Bird Feeder

Join in and look after your feathered friends.
A child decorating a bird feeder

Between the 12th and 16th February join us to make a bird feeder to help your feathered friends get through this chilly time of year, then take it home to feed the birds in your own garden. Between £1 - £3 per feeder, depending on what kind you make. Bring the family and have fun making something to look after the wildlife.

Weird and Wonderful Valentines

Explore and discover in the house
Young visitors inside the house

From the 10th to the 18th February it’s time to think about Valentine’s Day. Explore the house and grounds whilst looking out for our weird and wonderful Victorian expressions of love. These strange cards and tokens certainly caught our attention. Normal admission prices apply.

Outdoor explorers

See what you can find in the garden
Two children exploring the garden

For younger visitors why not pick up a spotting trail and start searching. Can you find the chickens? Many people don’t see them as they walk through the paddock.
Explore the spinney whilst you’re there. Look out for the bug hotels and count how many creepy crawlies you can see.
Want to stretch your legs a little more?  Pop out into the parkland! Roam far and wide and see what you can discover.

Inside the house

Hear something new at Canons Ashby
Two young ladies speaking through a speaking tube

Pick up a Stolen Trail from the Visitor Reception and try to find all of our missing objects throughout the house, whilst exploring the ancient building and its secrets.

Treat yourself

And when you have finished, treat yourself to something tasty from the Stables Team room or pick up a momento in the Coach House Shop. Every penny spent in our shop or tea room helps us raise funds to continue to look after Canons Ashby for the future.

Treat yourself in the tea room!
Child enjoying a scone with jam and cream