Your guide to summer holiday fun at Dudmaston

Family plays in the garden at Dudmaston

Whether the sun is shining or it's drizzly and wet, there's plenty of places to play at Dudmaston this summer.

We know that the British summer weather can be unpredictable at times, so we've made sure that it's playtime all the time at Dudmaston, no matter what the weather has in store for us.

Download your summer holiday planner

Summer holiday activity planner (PDF / 0.623046875MB) download

We've put everything in one place, so you can see at a glance what's happening every day of the holidays. Just print it out, stick it on the fridge and get ready for some fun family days out.

Have outdoors adventures

Pick up a family trail and follow the clues around the garden and park. Available Sunday - Thursday. Collect your trail map from the green tent in the orchard or the shop. £2 per trail, includes a small prize.

Play Pooh Sticks from the Dingle bridge
50 Things, Pooh Sticks

On selected Mondays and Wednesdays join us in the Apple Store for woodland make and takes. We'll provide the natural materials and equipment you need to make a bug hotel, mini raft or bird house. Workshops are self guided and £5 per child. Booking is advised but not essential. Check our what's on page for more details.

Have a go at wild art with the Wildlife Surival School on Tuesdays (except 1 August). There's a new activity each week so there's plenty to keep everyone busy. From natural paints to pyrography, why not join us every week? Workshops are hourly from 12 noon - 4pm. £7 plus booking fee for a one hour session. Check our what's on page for details.

Get stuck in to wild art activities with the Wildlife Survival School
wild art with wildlife survival school

Get your creative juices flowing on Thursdays and write a story or a poem inspired by the nature and wildlife at Dudmaston. Ramble around the park with local authors Kay and Elizabeth and collect natural bits and pieces to inspire your writing. Workshops are £5 per child. Adults must accompany their children for the duration of the workshop. Booking is advised. Check our what's on page for more details.

Throughout the summer, drop in and play croquet on the lawn in the Brewhouse Courtyard, before refuelling at the Apple Snacks store. Take away drinks, snacks and sweet treats are available.

Play indoors come rain or shine

Tinkle the ivories on our baby grand piano in the Modern Art Gallery. Don't worry if you can't hold much of a tune, we're opening up the lid for all abilities. If you're a pianist pro, why not bring along some sheet music and provide entertainment for visitors and volunteers.

Play the piano in the Modern Art Gallery
Girl playing piano

On Mondays (24 July - 21 August) pop into the Hall to meet Jane, a very old doll with a very beautiful dress. Find out who used to play with her and have a look at the outfits from her wardrobe. Does she look different to the dolls you can play with today?