Summer of sports
From cycling to canoeing, archery to badminton, many of our places will be offering families the chance to get outside and get active during the summer holidays. As well as helping your family stay healthy, you’ll also be helping us look after these amazing places for everyone to enjoy.
Fun family activity days
Spend a whole day at one of our family activity days and experience a real mixture of fun outdoor activities. You can try your hand at everything from more traditional sports to welly wanging and tug of war. Participating places are:
- Clumber Park
- Ormesby Hall
- Osterley Park
- River Wey Navigations
- Rufford Old Hall
- Souter Lighthouse & The Leas
- Speke Hall
- Tin Coast
- Wray Castle
Please check exact dates and timings with the individual places.
On your bike
Why not explore one of our places by bike? With many family friendly cycle trails on site, it’s a great way to see the landscape and reward yourselves with a slice of cake afterwards. Along with our well established trails at Lanydrock, we’ve also recently installed new trails at Nostell, Saltram and Osterley. If you’d like a longer route, try the lovely linking paths to Wray Castle in the Lake District or a thrilling ride on the Long Mynd. Many of our places are also offering cycle sessions over the holidays.
If you’re heading to the sea this summer, you can try a variety of family friendly watersports at many of the coastal places we look after. Studland Beach is always popular for paddle-boarding but did you know you can also try this at Osterley Park too? If you’d prefer to paddle while sitting down, you can discover the coast by kayak with regular events at Lizard Point, Trelissick, Yorkshire Coast, and Salcombe. Peaceful inland kayaking can be found at Attingham and Fell Foot.
Put your best foot forward
Families that run together have fun together and we have runs for families of all ages to blow away the cobwebs, get some exercise, catch the summer sun and take in the spectacular scenery and wildlife. How about a morning run through the clifftop gardens of a 1920s villa or testing your fitness in the grounds of a medieval castle? There are plenty of trail routes that you can either walk or run.
Try your hand at archery
Archery is something all the family can take part in and enjoy together in some truly historical surroundings. Many of our places hosting the family activity days will also have archery available.