Easter for Adults
There are lots of areas of the wider estate, the garden or the house where you can relax and escape the Easter crowds.
Open from 11am-5pm, meet the rebellious 7th Earl and his new wife, London celebrity Catharine Cox, who changed the course of Dunham’s history forever as part of our Dunham’s Lost Years: A Tale of Love & Abandonment.
This year marks a special anniversary, the centenary of Roger Grey, our 10th and Last Earl’s Coming of Age. Learn about Roger Grey through personal items from our collection and trace his path in his study listening to stories from people who knew him.
Learn about the paintings and their untold stories on our Torchlight, Treasures and Truths tours, 11.30am, 1pm and 2.15pm. Collect a token from reception on the day.
Explore the North Stables as a motor house and garage, and see Lord Stamford’s 1935 Morris Ten Four on display along with accounts about his chauffeur, Piers Davenport.
In the South Stables, shadowy projections and sound effects evoke the sights and sounds of the stables and the animals they housed.
The gardens will be full of colour and are definitely worth seeing. This is where our Easter trail will take place, and over Easter weekend, 14-17 April, it’ll be at its busiest, but there are areas that will be a quieter place to explore.
Here our top spots that may be quieter:
Canal border – take in all the colours planted along these borders. It’s also the perfect spot to see the wildlife that live in the water.
Moss garden – the shadows cast by the beech trees make this place a very peaceful area to walk through.
Rose garden – at its best in summer, the rose garden is planted with over a thousand roses, but a visit in spring is still worth it as you see the lovely colours starting to appear.
The Mount – just past the Parterre, this was specially planted to be a shady, tranquil spot to sit and enjoy the view across the moat - the perfect place to escape the Easter crowds.
Saloon Border - against the house, the border contains a range of hot coloured herbaceous perennials, different coloured tulips, and late flowering shrubs including hydrangeas and Aralia.
Let a garden guide you around the best parts of the garden, away from the crowds, weekdays at 11.30am, 1.15pm & 2.15pm.
Did you know that Dunham is part of a much wider 3000 acre estate? There are plenty of areas off the beaten track for a quiet stroll.
Head up 3 of our marked paths, or two grassy paths to see the awakening of the wildlife in the parkland. Listen out for the birds overhead, see the swans, Anthony and Octavia, in the ponds around the park and spot the fallow deer as they move out from the trees. Look out for our two ginger fawns that stand out from the crowd!
Join the daily 1.30pm walk and let the park guides take you to areas often unexplored by many of our visitors.
Our deer park is open until 8pm for a quiet evening stroll.