Activities at Hidcote

After exploring the garden, why not challenge family and friends to a game of tennis on our new all-weather court? We've everything you need, from period wooden rackets to match-winning tennis balls. All you need to bring are flat sports shoes and a lot of energy.


If tennis isn’t your thing try your hand at a spot of croquet. Have a go at this traditional pastime on the Great Lawn.

Family fun

Hunter packs and trails can be picked up from visitor reception or take part in seasonal craft activities.

Underwater world

The pools are teaming with an abundance of underwater creatures that can be seen swimming around.  Protected species like great crested newts and, the more common frogs and toads, enjoy our quiet pools for feeding, breeding and raising their young. It's great to look out for these amphibious species but please don't disturb their habitat.

The wider estate

The garden is surrounded by beautiful countryside, accessible by a network of public footpaths.  Walking guides are available from visitor reception.