Erddig summer fun for families

a croquet set on the lawn at Erddig

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

Hand’s up, who’s coming out to play this summer? Join us at Erddig from Saturday 17 July to Sunday 5 September for a summer of play.

With a focus on simple pleasures and active play, visitors can enjoy a series of sensory engagements that encourages movement and play around our 13.5 acre walled garden. This self led summer activity will have you exploring our garden in a new way; whether it be by waddling like a duck, getting ready for a race or attempting some yoga on the West Front.

That's not all though, as Jake Evans will be back with us from11:30am to 2:30pm on 21 July, 28 July, 4 Aug, 18 Aug, 27 Aug and 1 Sept to take us all on an active storytelling adventure. Bring your imagination to life and embark on a brand new journey with our award-winning storyteller!

Tuesdays and Thursdays each week we will be playing croquet on the lawn from 1pm - 3pm, and Peter Read is back with us to perform his wonderful 30 minute play The Brothers Yorke with Eric Jones. Performances are at 1pm and 2:30pm on Saturday 17 July and Sunday 25 July.

So, on your marks, get ready, and join us this summer to make memories playing, exploring, and getting active together.

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

Wild play

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

50 Things

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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 working days. Open from 12pm to 3pm, Wednesday to Sunday, the ground level servants quarters in the house provides a wonderful insight into life as a Victorian servant. Please book your entry ticket to the house on arrival and please note the house is currently closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

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 summer.