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.

When you visit this half-term, please be aware that the opening hours for the house have changed. Please check our opening hours on the homepage to avoid disappointment.

Muddy Explorers

Where to next ?
Canons Ashby muddy explorers
Where to next ?

Between the 16 and 24 February put on your wellies and join our Muddy Explorers trail to embrace this squelchy time of year.

Bring the kids and get some fresh air joining in with our challenges and discovering something new. Complete the trail together, find the fascinating answers to our nature questions and claim your victory sticker from the Coach House shop.

Wild Art

Creating a nature crown
Canons Ashby Wild Art
Creating a nature crown

On 20 - 21 February, 11-2pm we have a chance for all the family to get crafty. Let your imaginations run wild using natural materials and things you find in the paddock and spinney to make a unique and beautiful creation to take home. Normal admission prices apply.

Outdoor explorers

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

For younger visitors why not pick up a spotting trail and start searching. 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
Hear something new at Canons Ashby

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. Make sure you check the house opening times in advance to avoid disappointment.

A date for your diary - Saturday 9 March - don't miss our Family Storytelling
Aimed at children up to 7 years old. Our guest storyteller will be spinning an exciting yarn! 

Treat yourself

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

When you're ready for a break, 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.