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.

Have outdoors adventures

Pick up a family trail and follow the clues around the orchard and courtyards. Available Sunday - Thursday. Collect your trail map from the activities 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
Play Pooh Sticks from the Dingle bridge

Get creative

On selected Mondays and Wednesdays join our activity volunteers for mud stencilling. Create your own mud paint, select a stencil and roller your design onto a piece of fabric. Leave your stencil with us for a couple of hours to allow it to dry, then take it home. There is no charge for this activity but we are asking for a small donation to cover the cost of materials.

Have a go at wild art with Ben from the Wild Craftist on selected Tuesdays. From lantern making to key ring stamping, there's always something new to have a go at. Take a look at the what's on page for more information.

Get stuck in to wild art activities with the Wild Craftist
wild art with wildlife survival school
Get stuck in to wild art activities with the Wild Craftist

Get active in the woodland

Have you tried out our brand new Explorer trail in Comer Woods? This mixed surface route is perfect for little legs, families and gentle bike rides. Stop off at the Scout Camp for a picnic, it's the perfect place to pause.

Dudmaston comer woods boy cycle explorer trail

Dudmaston Estate, Shropshire 

This two mile, woodland trail around Comer Woods on the Dudmaston Estate is perfect for a family bike ride with a picnic stop on route.

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
Play the piano in the Modern Art Gallery

On Mondays (23 July - 27 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?

Follow the free trail around the mansion to see if you can spot all the clues. Ask for a trail sheet from the Entrance Hall volunteer. Collect your sticker before you go.

Have your say

Drop into Gallery One and get involved in 'Shaken and Stirred,' our co-creative art project led by Faye Claridge. Take a peek inside the idea drawers, tell us about your visit and help us shape ideas for a brand new art project at Dudmaston in 2019.