Indoor play in the Midlands

We know how important it is to give children lots to see and think about when exploring the buildings we look after. Dressing up, trails, hands-on activities and crafts - the places in our care offer plenty of opportunities to play and learn indoors.

Squirt's Stable, Calke Abbey, Midlands

Play indoors at Calke Abbey 

Visit Squirt's Stable and take part in a whole range of fun and games that are sure to keep your little ones entertained for hours – whatever the weather!

Selection of craft materials

Play indoors at Croome 

The Family Activity cabin at Croome has plenty to entertain children on a rainy day.

Family dressed in First World War clothing at Croft Castle and Parkland in Herefordshire

Play indoors at Croft 

Would you be fit for service in 1916? Visit Croft's recruiting office to try the uniforms for size.

Little boy dressed up in traditional Tudor costume

Play indoors at Baddesley Clinton 

Get dressed up and pose for a Tudor family portrait in the Moat room.

Costumed interpreter and families in the Victorian schoolroom at the National Trust Museum of Childhood, Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire

Play indoors at the National Trust Museum of Childhood 

Climb a chimney, visit a Victorian schoolroom and explore the exhibitions of toys through the ages.

Child participating in craft activities

Play indoors at Charlecote 

If the weather's not great you can join us in the marquee at Charlecote to try your hand at craft activities.

The indoor play area The Ride at Belton House

Play indoors at Belton House 

Full of challenging fun for younger children, this is adventure play, not soft play.

Discovery Centre at Clumber Park

Play indoors at Clumber Park 

There are lots of things to see and do indoors at the Discovery Centre this summer.

A little girl dressing up

What's on in the Midlands 

Whatever the weather there are lots of special events and activities to inspire imaginations across the region.