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, frisbee or kite flying. Relax and enjoy some family time together in the summer sun, amongst nature at Hardwick.
Take a walk and spot the wildlife
Hardwick Hall is surrounded by over 2,000 acres of parkland, with sheep and long horn cattle lazing about the fields. Enjoy a walk across the landscape and see if you can see these animals that call Hardwick home. Head a little further, you'll come to Hardwick ponds, look across the water to see which water birds you ca spot. Ducks, geese, swans, moorhens or perhaps a heron?
Print a spotter sheet from home to bring with you
Be inspired and bring a spotter sheet with you, we have lots prepared in advance, depending on your interest, butterflies, wild flowers or woodland wildilfe?
Enjoy a tasty treat from the restaurant
After a fun filled day of exploring, games and wildlife spotting, enjoy a treat from the restaurant. We'll have freshly baked cakes and scones, refreshing cold drinks and ice cream available as well as sandwiches and other light lunch ideas.