Erddig summer fun for families

Children enjoying a hobby horse gymkhana in Erddig garden

Whether you're looking for wild adventures or something a little more relaxing, there's fun for all the family at Erddig.

Erddig has acres of space with activities laid on for your little ones throughout the summer, plus family-friendly eating places and facilities for when you need a quick pit stop. Take your pick from our summer programme and plan your family adventures now.

Mondays cook on a campfire and tick off no. 47 on our 50 Things to do list, 11am to 3pm.
Don’t worry if you forget your goodies though, as we’ll have our marshmallow toasting packs available to purchase for just £1.50.
Tuesdays help a plant grow with our gardeners 11am to 3pm and croquet on the lawn 1pm to 3pm
Our Gardener’s will guide you through sowing seeds and teach you how to look after tiny plants and our volunteers will guide you and your family through a game of croquet on the lawn. 
Wednesdays - join us for storytelling with Jake Evans.
Bring your imagination to life and embark on a brand new adventure with our award-winning storyteller!
Woodland Classroom (7 and 21 August only) — head to Wolf’s Den for some bushcraft outdoor activities.
50 Things Thursdays jump into Wolf’s Den every Thursday, 11am to 3pm.
Get your 50 Things list off to a flying start as we’ll be doing a new activity each week. 
Fridayshobby horse gymkhanas, 1pm to 3pm
On your marks, get set, GO! Each Friday in the summer holidays we’ll be turning the lawns into a gymkhana course. Saddle up and have a go – who will be your noble steed?

Erddig summer activity planner (PDF / 0.7MB) download

Relax with your family in Erddig's walled garden
Dad with child holding hands strolling past conical topiary on a sunny day
Relax with your family in Erddig's walled garden

Teddy spotting

Don't forget to spot the teddies in the house. Teddy spotting is a great way to keep younger children entertained whilst grown-ups can take in some more details of the house.

Wild play

Wolf's Den natural play area spans nearly two acres of wild play space with den building, rope swings, balancing beams and a host of other natural play equipment built entirely from resources found on the 1,200-acre estate.

50 Things

Get started today and sign up for the 50 Things challenge. Download the 50 Things to do list.

Viisit Erddig and learn about life below stairs
Family enjoying unique collection of servants' portraits and poems at Erddig
Viisit Erddig and learn about life below stairs

Discover real life below stairs

Older children might enjoy learning about the grim reality of servant life, from emptying chamber pots to 14 hour days and the nursery is always worth a visit to see how much toys have changed over time.

Philip Yorke III riding his penny farthing at Erddig

Peter Read presents The Brothers Yorke at Erddig

Enjoy a performance of outdoor theatre in a historic setting this autumn.