Summer highlights at Florence Court
With house tours, bike hire, nature kits and great gardens, summer is an action-packed season to visit Florence Court. Here's the list of top things to see and do.
This article was created before the coronavirus crisis, and may not reflect the current situation. Please make sure you check web pages for individual places before you travel, to see where is open and where you may need to book, as well as the most up to date information about visiting.
Pack a picnic to enjoy with a view
Bring along a picnic or grab something to go from our tearoom to enjoy round by the Summer House, where you will be able to admire the stunning views and flowers in the grounds! Don't forget to start ticking off some of those 50 Things by rolling down the hill!
Explore more with a Ranger
Join one of our friendly Rangers every Wednesday in July/August at 2pm for a guided tour through the estate to learn about Florence Court from past to present and how they manage the estate for all to enjoy. Please register at the Visitor Centre.
Borrow a tracker pack from the Visitor Centre to really make the most of being out on the estate. The packs are full of info and games to keep little ones (and big ones) busy on a day out on the trails.
Borrow one of our pond dipping sets from the Coach House Gift Shop to start ticking off your 50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4! Pick up your nets and specimen jars as well as children's wellington boots.
Don't forget you can also work on your 50 Things at plenty of places across the estate and pick up your stickers at the Shop or Visitor Centre, so what are you waiting for?! Go out and enjoy our special places this summer.
Have a Go: Kitchen Garden Activities
Take a look at what is happening in the Kitchen Garden at Florence Court. With our 'Have a Go' activities taking place throughout the season, such as flower-arranging workshops, children's trails, jam-making and gardening tips and tricks - there is something for everyone to enjoy in the Kitchen Garden. Take a look at the link below and visit the What's On section for upcoming activities.
Enjoy a guided tour of the house
On a guided tour of this Georgian mansion, uncover the stories about the Cole family who lived here for over 250 years and learn more about the servants who lived and worked here.