Summer Holidays at Hanbury Hall

We're going on a bug hunt...

‘50 Things’ is a list of the ultimate outdoor challenges to complete before you reach the milestone age of 11 and ¾. From bug hunting to bird watching, den building to kite flying, there’s something for every type of explorer.

Look out for our special 50 Things Summer activities…


During the first two weeks of the summer holidays we will have some activities for you to try your hand at. Some of the activities you will be able to take part in will be…

No.18 Create some wild art – Explore the grounds of Hanbury Hall collecting pieces for your masterpiece and then our team of volunteers will provide everything you need to create your wild art.

No.35 Discover what’s in a pond - Ever wondered what lurks beneath the surface of a pond? Well now is your chance to find out – try your hand at pond dipping over at the Mirror Pool.

No.41 Help a plant grow – Create some wild flower seed balls and take them home and watch them flourish in your garden.

Activities will be taking pace on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 10.30am-4pm. The 50 things activities will be that you can do yourself will be available to have a go at throughout the summer holidays. Examples of these are climbing a really big hill on a walk up to Hanbury church, and get to know a tree by exploring our ancient trees in the parkland.

Don’t forget to collect your new ’50 Things’ wallchart and leaflet from Visitor Reception when you arrive.

Let's go fly a kite!
Let's go fly a kite!
Let's go fly a kite!

Summer of Sport

From the 5th August we will be holding 2 weeks of sporting activities as part of the National Trusts Summer of Sport. During these two weeks you will be able to try your hand at various different sporting and outdoor activities. Our volunteer team will be able to point you in the direction of the different activities that you can try your hand at during your visit. Ask at Visitor Reception and they will get you started by sending you to our Summer of Sport Hub where you will be able to get all the relevant information you will need for the day.

Trevor Hill

Trevor Hill will be with us 4 times over the Summer Holidays. He will be with us on the 30th July, 6th 13th and 20th August, and over those 4 days he will be bringing us his animal roadshow and also his birds of prey displays. The dates for each different event are:

30th July: Animal Roadshow

6th August: Birds of Prey

13th August: Animal Roadshow

20th August: Birds of Prey

Flying displays on the Orangery Lawn
Father's Day Falconry at Hanbury Hall
Flying displays on the Orangery Lawn

Throughout the holidays

As well as all your 50 things activities to get started with, we will also be giving out spotter sheets at Visitor Reception. These will include bird, bee and butterfly spotter sheets with even more available if you are interested. Our spotter sheets are the perfect way to help spot all the wonderful nature we have at Hanbury, and they are great if you are going for a stroll in our gardens or venturing a bit further afield into the parkland.

One of the many types of bees we have here at Hanbury
One of the many types of bees we have here at Hanbury
One of the many types of bees we have here at Hanbury