Summer at Florence Court

Children play in the stream at Florence Court

Florence Court has a host of activities to keep everyone busy over the summer months, from tours by the housemaid to bike hire, Kitchen Garden activities and pond-dipping kits.

Hidden Graces of Florence Court

2018 marks 100 years since some women were granted the right to vote in the UK. We're marking this special anniversary at Florence Court by exploring the stories of the women who helped shape Florence Court house and estate.

Over the summer, the stories of all these remarkable women, and the lasting marks they left on Florence Court will be uncovered in our ‘Hidden Graces’ tour. Please check our mansion opening times before visiting. No booking beforehand is required. 

Celebrating Women and Power: Hidden Graces of Florence Court
Celebrating Women and Power: Hidden Graces of Florence Court
Celebrating Women and Power: Hidden Graces of Florence Court

Children's tours

Our children's tour runs at 1.45pm on weekdays in July and August and is a shorter tour aimed at younger children. See the house with the Tutor or Governess and hear about what life was like for the children who grew up at Florence Court.

All tours can be booked at the Visitor Centre.

Find out what life was like for the servants on a costumed house tour
The laundry maids at the Florence Court Country Fair
Find out what life was like for the servants on a costumed house tour

Explore more with a Ranger

Join one of our friendly Rangers every Wednesday 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. 

Spectacular views await you from the Blue Trail
A view of Florence Court house from the blue trail
Spectacular views await you from the Blue Trail

Tracker Packs

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.

Pond Dipping

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.

Find out what is lurking in the water at Florence Court
Children taking park in pond-dipping
Find out what is lurking in the water at Florence Court

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

Digging deep to uncover the history behind the Kitchen Garden at Florence Court
Digging deep to uncover the history behind the Kitchen Garden at Florence Court
Digging deep to uncover the history behind the Kitchen Garden at Florence Court

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. 

Florence Court Walled Garden win National Lottery Support

'Have a Go' in the Kitchen Garden

Take a look at what is happening in the Kitchen Garden at Florence Court. With our 'Have a Go' activities taking place, 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.

Two cyclists in the Forestry with Florence Court house in the background

Hire a bike

Florence Court estate is perfect for cycling, and now we have bikes available to hire from the Visitor Centre.