May half-term at Hanbury Hall
May is a wonderful time to visit Hanbury. With the warmth of the late spring sun and the abundance of colour drenching the grounds there’s so much to see and do every day.
So much to see and do…
Running from Saturday 26 May to Sunday 3 June 2018, why not bring a picnic for all the family and spend a lazy afternoon on the lawn or, for the more adventurous, embark on a ramble through the parkland?
Get the children outdoors this spring and take up the 50 things challenge, from bug hunting to bird watching, den building to kite flying. Or explore the Garden with our trail – there’s something for every type of explorer at Hanbury!
A ‘50 Things’ Adventure
To help you get started, we’ve created a ’50 Things’ spring garden trail, especially for May half-term. Collect your scrapbook from Visitor Reception when you arrive and get ready to explore…
4. Build A Den
Visit our Wild Play area and build your own forest home. With a plentiful supply of sticks, twigs and leaves you can create a sizeable fort or perhaps you prefer a cosy den for one (good for spying on everyone else).
18. Create Some Wild Art
Collect twigs, leaves, feathers and whatever else you can find in the park to help you create a unique piece of wild art.
28. Climb A Huge Hill
Grab a park walk leaflet from our Visitor Reception and head out to conquer the huge hill that leads up to nearby Hanbury Church.
44. Go Bird Watching
The gardens are full of many bird species all year. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for the sights and sounds of our feathered friends.
For more ideas and adventures check out the full list of 50 Things.
Take a stroll
Hanbury walks are suitable for all abilities from long invigorating rambles to short gentle strolls. Keep your eyes peeled for toads splashing in the Mirror Pool, ducklings waddling in the gardens and rabbits bouncing through the fields. You may even still see pheasants and lambs roaming around.
The Black Walk is a longer route taking in the wider estate and venturing off to nearby Hanbury Church. The extra effort will be well worth it to admire the stunning views across the Worcestershire landscape. Download the route for The Black Walk
The Historic Walk offers a slightly more leisurely route, steeped in historic park features, and showcasing rare and unusual trees and an abundance of frolicking wildlife. Download the route for The Historic Walk
Servants' Hall Tearoom
Kick off your morning with a hot drink and a yummy spread of freshly baked cakes and scrumptious scones at the welcoming tearooms. For lunch, choose from a selection of hearty foods, prepared with Hanbury grown produce – fresh soups, tasty jacket potatoes and seasonal one pots. Lunch is served between 12noon and 2.30pm but don’t forget to leave room for something sweet, we’ve got a tempting assortment of cakes and scones, perfect for a mid-afternoon treat.
While away an afternoon…
Treat yourself and your family this half-term, with a delicious afternoon tea in Chambers. Indulge in freshly-made sandwiches loaded to the brim with delicious fillings. Freshly baked cakes and scones, topped with gooey fruity jam and clotted cream. All served with traditional loose leaf teas.
Tables are available, 12noon-3pm each day, to book please call 01527 821214. Normal admission prices apply.
Before you leave, don't forget to pop by the Long Gallery and take a look at more beautiful exhibitions on display from local artists. We’ll be welcoming the Worcestershire Woodturners for the first weekend of the holidays, followed by a new exhibition from local group, Birmingham Art Circle.
Worcestershire Woodturners will be in the Long Gallery on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May 2018, 10am-5pm.
Birmingham Art Circle will be in the Long Gallery from Wednesday 30 May until Monday 11 June 2018, 10am-5pm.