Family fun at Killerton
From the best places for children to play, to the '50 things' activities, there's lots of fun for families at Killerton.
Exploring in spring
Take in the fresh air and signs of spring as you explore the garden. Stop to enjoy the daffodils raising their heads, crocus peeping out of the ground and the sound of bird song.
Top five places to play at Killerton
There are all sorts of places to play at Killerton, from woods to parkland. Here are five of the best places to play when you visit, but the opportunities for a fun and playful visit are endless.
1. The Clump den building
After an adventurous climb up to the top of the Clump - the highest point at Killerton - you'll find a den building area where you can test your skills.
2. Sparrow Park
Two fallen veteran trees are a great place for clambering and climbing.
3. The garden route
Keep your eyes open for the spring flowers on the buggy friendly path around the garden. It's the perfect circular route for little legs to take at your own pace, or for longer legs that prefer a gentle stroll.
4. Park Wood den building
The more adventurous visitor might enjoy a walk to Park Wood where they will discover a secluded den building site. It makes a great place for a family afternoon creating the perfect forest shelter.
5. The lost house
It's an adventurous walk to the lost house but a great place for young imaginations and budding archaeologists.
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4. Build a den
Explore the magnificent woods to discover the perfect haven for hiding - with a supply of sticks and twigs for building things.
6. Go welly wandering
There are acres of parkland to wandering in, don't miss the muddy puddles to jump in at this time of year too.
18. Create some wild art
Forage in the woods for some quirky craft materials. What will you create?
31. Make friends with a bug
Killerton's woodlands offer the perfect habitat for all kinds of creepy crawlies – come and explore under rocks and in trees. What will you befriend?
34. Discover wild animal clues
The gardens and parkland are home to lots of wildlife including badgers, deer, foxes, otter and pheasants. See if you can spot any of them. Remember to stay quiet so you don’t scare them away.
44. Watch a bird
The estate is alive with birds all year. In winter, keep your eyes open for noisy rooks roosting in the chapel grounds and for the blue flash of jays as they dive into trees.