Summer holiday family activities at Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses

Children playing games at Petworth House and Park

Join us at the Rock Houses for a summer filled with fun, play and relaxation. Bring a picnic and challenge friends and family to traditional games in the meadow. From soft archery to skittles, there's something for everyone to to try.

Traditional games

Bring the whole family along and seek out places to play and relax. There's a selection of traditional outdoor games to play at the Rock Houses this summer. Challenge friends and family to a game a frisbee across the meadow or get active with a skipping game. 

Games will be available to pick up and play in the meadow and garden. We just ask you to keep them toegther and tidy, ready for the next family to use and enjoy. 

Free family trail

Collect a free family trail from the Welcome Shed near the entrance. Follow the clues and complete the activities to discover what's new in nature at Kinver Edge this summer. 

Get set, go! 

Complete the Get set, go challenges at Kinver Edge this summer. Pick up your free activity pack from the Welcome Shed and get ready to start your own summer adventure. Get set, go packs are also available to download below. 

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29. Explore a cave and get hands on in the Rock Houses

The Rock Houses are the perfect place to experience being in a cave, and even imagine living in one! After discovering the big empty cavern at visitor recpeption, you can pick up a free children's trail and see what you can spot in the restored houses - can the kids guess what a guzzunda is? Families can also try making a rag rug together, or challenge each other to traditional Victorian games - best foot forward for a spot of skipping!

Nanny’s Rock, a five-room cavern where wise woman orhealer ‘Meg O’ Foxholes’ once lived
Nanny’s Rock, a five-room cavern where wise woman orhealer ‘Meg O’ Foxholes’ once lived
Nanny’s Rock, a five-room cavern where wise woman orhealer ‘Meg O’ Foxholes’ once lived

 

Get outside to 31. make friends with a bug and 44. watch a bird

The countryside of Kinver Edeg is full of life, out on the heathland and in the woods. Throughout spring there's birds calling and woodpeckers drumming, and in summer there's  butterflies and bees on the heather. Bring your bug pot and binoculars to be a nature explorer. Whilst you're discovering the wildlife you can also have a play - there's a natural play trail in the woods on the orange 'woodland trail'

Building dens develops a range of skills..and is great fun!
Children building a den with a volunteer 
Building dens develops a range of skills..and is great fun!

28.Climb a huge hill to an Iron Age Hillfort

Want to tire the kids out? Head up to Kinver hillfort for panoramic views of 3 counties, and if you're still feeling energetic then march along the ramparts imagining you're a soldier on look-out for invaders. Click here for a list of our waymarked trails. 

Phew! Is it time for an ice cream yet?

9. Eat a picnic in the wild

There's some beautiful spots across our whole site for a picnic. Enjoy reaching views amongst the heather on the top of the hillfort, set up at a picnic table amongst the trees in the car parks on Kingsford Lane or Blakeshall Lane, or lie down and relax in the heritage orchard at the Rock Houses. You can even order some sandwiches, cake and ice cream at the tearoom and take them out with you if you fancy!