Winter adventures and half term fun

Pull on your woollies and welly boots for a sparkling winter walk. See spiders' webs glisten in the frost and hear the birds chattering at the bird hide. Find your own connection with nature and engage your senses through 900 years of history. Plus, see if you can spot the first signs of spring: snowdrops.

Enjoy a walk with extra sparkle

Grab those wellies and enjoy a walk through 900 years of history.  Stomp through the brutal stonework of the abbey and imagine how the monks would have lived with only light shoes or bare feet! brrrrrrrr. Splash along to the water garden and peek over sculpted hedges and spot the follies that the Geroigans built for parties and fun!

There are acres to explore in Studley Royal deer park
Girls playing in Studley Royal deer park
There are acres to explore in Studley Royal deer park

February half-term fun

10 things to do this February half-term

  1. Spot a snow drop and other signs of spring
  2. Listen out for the sounds of nature waking up
  3. Count the pillars in the cellarium
  4. Run wild in the play area 
  5. Become a wildlife tracker and spot wild deer
  6. See how many stone faces you can find on the front of Banqueting House
  7. Find the old kitchen at Octagon Tower
  8. Venture up the dark dark Serpentine Tunnel
  9. Find an ancient tree
  10. Discover a spinx in the water garden

Visit the play area

Don’t miss a trip to the play area this half-term. The visitor centre restaurant for takeaway, baby change and toilets are just two minutes away - perfect for if little legs can't go very far.

There’s things to wobble along, jump over and climb'll find a wooden abbey, a woodland house, scramble nets and posts, swings, fireman's poles, a slide, a roundabout, a gigantic rope bridge and a huge zip wire for the most daring adventurers of all.



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