For families

Our places have acres of space with activities laid on for your little ones, plus family-friendly eating places and facilities for when you need a quick pit stop

Walking in Carding Mill Valley
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50 things to do before you're 11 ¾

Want to know which of our 50 things to try out this summer? Children love exploring, playing and learning outdoors, so set free their wild side.

Outdoor ideas

An illustration from the Gruffalo's Child by Axel Scheffler

The Gruffalo and Friends exhibition at Mottisfont

Colourful, characterful works by the much-loved children’s illustrator Axel Scheffler are on display over the summer holidays, 15 July – 3 September. We'll be showcasing illustrations from The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child, as well as Stick Man, The Snail and the Whale, Room on the Broom, Zog and many more.

A girl showing off a large conker

Find a 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ event 

We’ve got lots of events taking place to help you achieve some 50 things activities. Find out what’s going on near you.

Explore the coast from the water with a taster session at The Rock: Watersports Festival

Summer of sports 

Get active this summer with canoeing, paddleboarding, archery and cycling at our places.

Keep them entertained...

Morden Hall Park Garden Centre, London

Looking out for dragonflies 

How many dragonflies have you spotted lately? Why not set up a Dragonfly League and discover what's so special about them and see how many you can spot. By doing so you will help with their conservation.

Family membership

Discover hundreds of unforgettable places together when you take out Family Membership

Children's gifts

Gifts for children should be full of fun and joy, and our gifts for children collection is full of fun ideas for toys, books and so much more.