Summer fun for families at Hardwick
There are plenty of things to do for families at Hardwick this summer. With acres of gardens and woods to explore, there’s always something to do come rain or shine.
In the Gardens
Meander amongst the hidden passageways between the gardens, in particular the orchards where the grass has been kept long, the perfect hide and seek spot! We have lots of space on the lawns for soft toy play or frisbee, or why not try our family challenges in the gardens.
In the woodland
Go for a wander down Lady Spencer’s Walk (suitable for buggies and wheelchairs), build a den and run, jump and swing in the woodland play trail.
In the Stableyard
Back in the time of the 1600s, the stableyard would have been alive with hustle and bustle of the smithy, chandlery (made candles), brewhouse, dairy, bakehouse and stables. Today, you can find our restaurant for take-away service, gift shop, toilets and lawn space with picnic benches, a lovely space to relax or browse.
Parkland, Estate, Nature and the Environment
At Hardwick, there are 2,500 ares as part of the parkland to explore. Enjoy beautiful views across the estate stretching your legs and see the sheep and cows.
Share your challenges
We'd love to know how you get on with your challenges, share them with us on social media, tag us in @nthardwick or #NThardwick.