What’s going on this Father’s Day?

A family exploring the parkland

Come and discover lots of the fascinating parts of Canons Ashby which you might never have noticed before on the Father’s Day Trail (not just for Dads!).

Explore the grounds and discover the hidden corners of Canons Ashby together. This trail is for grown-ups, older children and families working as a team. It takes you around the grounds, revealing intriguing sights and secret histories.

Great for a fun activity with the dads in your life, but also fab for mums, aunties, boyfriends and second cousins twice removed. Running every day between 9 and 8 June from 10am – 4.30pm.

Then why not enjoy a picnic together? On Father’s Day we are opening up the formal garden to picnickers, (we normally ask people to picnic in the paddock or parkland,) so you can treat dad to a picnic in the picturesque.

The trail is free to do, although normal admission prices apply for the site

Find out more information here.

Having fun on a lovely day at Canons Ashby
Canons Ashby carer lifting toddler high
Having fun on a lovely day at Canons Ashby

Why have we changed our Father’s Day events?

For the last few years there has been a musical picnic at Canons Ashby which was great fun. Unfortunately, it was proving a little too popular at what is already a busy time of year, putting too much strain on the fragile historic house and garden and leaving our little car park bursting at the seams.

We will continue to do performances and to run events which are fun for everyone, but we will try to do these at times when we would not already be so busy, and to do lots of other fun things all year round. Have a look on the “what’s on” page to discover what is coming up here this year.

Thanks for your understanding as we continue to care for our historic site for the future,

Let the little ones explore this special place
A toddler and his father exploring the paddock
Let the little ones explore this special place