Winter family fun at Coughton Court

Family fun at Coughton

Coughton is the perfect place to book for a family day out. Whatever the season, there's plenty of adventures to be had from spotting birds on the riverside walk, discover an ancient woodland, see what's growing in the orchard, or simply have fun outdoors.

There's plenty of fun to be had for the whole family as we head into the winter months from enjoying a peaceful stroll along the lakeside to exploring the giant plants growing in the bog garden and there's plenty of wildlife to spot along the riverbanks.

Here are Coughton’s top five '50 things' activities to try out:

19: Play pooh sticks – Whose twig will win?
There are several bridges here that you can use. One is by the ford which is on our family walk. Check which way the water is flowing before you throw.

We've got the perfect spot for pooh sticks
Man and child playing pooh sticks
We've got the perfect spot for pooh sticks

4: Build a den - Every part of den building is brilliant.

If you go over to the woods today you can try den building. There are lots of branches lying around. Please don't pull any off the trees. Can you build one big enough to get into?

Have a go at making your own den
Den building at Coughton Court
Have a go at making your own den

18: Create some wild art - Can you make something beautiful?

Look around you at all the beautiful things lying around especially at autumn time. Can you make a picture or a sculpture from them? Twigs can make a really artistic frame. Take a photo and maybe even print it out when you get home.

Can you guess what this is?
Wild art at Coughton Court
Can you guess what this is?

7: Fly a kite - Do you need a windy day?

Cross over the river bridge towards Timm's Grove and there is a wide open field just right to practice flying your kite. Will yours fly?

I can fly my kite in the sky
Kite flying
I can fly my kite in the sky

31: Make friends with a bug

Bugs often hide from predators so you have to hunt for them. Try turning over a piece of bark or moving some fallen leaves to see what you can find.

What bugs will you meet in the undergrowth?
Bug hunting
What bugs will you meet in the undergrowth?

Treason Trail

Head over to our ancient woodland and discover a trail all about the story of the gunpowder plotters. From treachery to high treason, follow the path round the woodland and collect all the red letters to finish the rhyme.

Come and discover the tale of the gunpowder plotters
Outdoor children's trail at Coughton Court, Warwickshire
Come and discover the tale of the gunpowder plotters

 Don't forget the cafe is serving coffee, teas, hot chocolates, cakes and bakes, warming soups and one pots daily from 9.30am – 4pm. For everyone’s safety at this current time drinks will be served in our takeaway compostable containers which are made from plants.