Explore Dudmaston this summer

Dudmaston comer woods family cycling walking explorer trail

Families with children and grandchildren of all ages will find plenty to keep everyone busy at Dudmaston. Rain or shine there's always something to discover. Our visitor facilities open Sunday-Thursday, but there's plenty of opportunity for self-guided play and adventure across the wider estate every day of the week.

Get active in the woodland

Bring your bikes and try out the new Explorer trail in Comer Woods. This mixed surface route is perfect for little legs, walkers and cyclists.

Pack a picnic and stop off at the Scout camp, it's a great place to pause and refuel. A little further along the Explorer trail, there's a great spot for den building. Challenge your family to build the best woodland shelter before continuing on your way.

Wildlife to spot

The varied habitat of Dudmaston encourages an abundance of different wildlife. Resident birds include swans, buzzards, ravens, geese and even Great Crested Grebes. Water voles and otters grace our pools and dragonflies and butterfiles are abundant in the summer months.

Spot the White Admiral butterfly from late June to August
White admiral butterfly Dudmaston
Spot the White Admiral butterfly from late June to August

Join one of our free widlife watch walks throughout the summer. See the estate from a different perspective, you never know who you might meet. From early morning bird watching walks to bat detecting at nightfall, there's something to inspire wildlife lovers of all ages. Walks are free but please let us know you're coming in advance by booking your space on the what's on page.

Little boy tucking into his picnic

Top spots to picnic at Dudmaston

Find your favourite place to eat al fresco at Dudmaston this summer.

Fresh air and fun

Dudmaston is always a great place to have an outdoor adventure with 50 Things To Do Before You're 11 ¾ - why not make this the year that you complete all 50?

50 things scrapbooks are available from visitor reception (open Sunday-Thursday) but you can create your own self guided adventure across the wider estate any day of the week.  

Keep an eye on our what's on page for guided activities to help you tick off some more adventures throughout the summer holidays. When we aren't running an activity, what not take yourself on your own self-guided adventure through the park and woodland?

Step indoors

There's lots of opportunity for indoor play at Dudmaston. Join a free trail around the hall or get involved in our 'Shaken and Stirred' art project in Gallery One. The Hall and art galleries are open Sunday-Thursday from 12.30pm.

Tell us how you'd shake up your visit to Dudmaston
Dudmaston shaken stirred faye claridge
Tell us how you'd shake up your visit to Dudmaston

Come back as often as you like

Why not join the National Trust today for a whole year of days out at 500 places?

If you join at Dudmaston we benefit directly, helping to fund our work and look after this special place. Every time your membership card is scanned, at reception or at one of the ticket machines in the car parks, it generates £2.50 for Dudmaston, so thank you.

Did you know…?

... you can include your children or grandchildren in your membership.

... we have a new children's annual membership for 5-17 year olds for just £10.

… under-5s come in to all National Trust places for free.

Ask a member of the welcome team for more information on your next visit.