Half-term adventures at Dudmaston

Three children up high in a tree posing for the camera

Come rain or shine, there’s plenty to do this May half-term! The days are getting warmer and the park has come to life, it’s a great time to get outside and go exploring.

Enjoy the sunny (fingers crossed!) weather and head out on a '50 things' adventure trail through the garden and orchard. Purchase your trail sheet from the shop or actvities tent in orchard and receive a prize for all your efforts.

Borrow a Wild Art activity pack from the green tent in the orchard on Mon 29 and Wed 31 May. Inside the pack you'll find a Wild Art recipe book which is full of natural craft ideas. Collect the materials you need from the garden and park and then pop back to the tent to create your masterpiece. Basic equipment such as glue, string and scissors will be available. It is £2 to hire an activity pack, plus a £5 deposit which is refunded on return.

On Tuesday 30 May, the Great Big Tree Climb Co will be on hand to help you into a harness and safely on your way to the top of our woodland canopy. See the estate from above and zip wire your way back down. A great opportunity to tick off number 1 in your '50 things' adventure scrapbook. It's £20 per person and you need to book in advance. Click here to book your tree climbing session.

Join Peter, our Countryside Manager on Tuesday afternoon and have a go at digiscoping in the garden. A digiscope is a special kind of telelscope that uses a smartphone to take close ups. Who knows what or who you'll discover hiding in the flora and fauna of the garden. Booking is advisable and donations are welcome.

Ben from the Wildlife Survival School is coming to Dudmaston on Thursday 1 June. Join him in Gerards Wood and forage for materials to make your very own natural paint. Mash, squidge and squelch your way to a wild art masterpiece. Suitable for 7-11 year olds. £7 per child. Book your space on the Wildlife Survival School website.

Roll down a really big hill
Group of children rolling down a hill

If you haven't got one already, pick up a '50 things' scrap book from reception and receive a sticker after every adventure. How many adventures can you have this May half term? Dudmaston has some extra special spots for you to have fun and tick off some of your '50 things'. Play pooh sticks on the Dingle, make daisy chains in the orchard or roll down the really steep hill in the garden.