Have lots of family fun this half term

Deb building fun at Lyme, Cheshire

Are you an outdoor explorer? Head to Lyme this half term for the 50 Things Challenge, where there are lots of fun ways to enjoy the holidays. Pick up a '50 Things to do before you are 11 3/4' scrapbook from the Information Centre and see which fun activites you can tick off whilst enjoying the great outdoors.

Here are our favourite 50 Things activites to do at Lyme

Kite flying - Kites at the Cage

Saturday 26 - Monday 28 May - 1-4pm

Fly your kite high above the Cage as part of our kite flying spectacular. If you don't have a kite don't worry - you can buy your own kite at the Cage or in Lyme's shops.

Let's go fly a kite!
Kite flying at the Cage at Lyme, Cheshire
Let's go fly a kite!

Go on a barefoot walk

The garden - open every day 10.30am - 5pm

Kick off your shoes and socks and go for a walk across the alwns in the garden.

Build a den

Crow Wood and Kinghtslow Wood - open every day

Grab some sticks and branches and build yourself a natural hiding place - perfect place to plan adventures from!

Climb a huge hill

Hills galore - take your pick!

One thing that Lyme isn't short of is hills. Head to Information for a map of the estate and head up your favourite hill. When you get to the top....

Roll down the hill!

What else can you do during the holidays?


Information Centre open 10.30am - 4.30pm

Fancy exploring the park whilst using navigational skills? Pick up a map from the Information Centre and head out to explore the spring orienteering route.

£1 per map. Vehicle admission charges apply. NT members free.

What wildlife will you spot when walking at Lyme?
What wildlife will you spot when walking at Lyme?
What wildlife will you spot when walking at Lyme?

Play in Crow Wood Playscape

Open every day - 8am-6pm

Explore Lyme's adventure playground - slide down the fireman's pole, climb tree stumps or crawl through a tunnel.

'Gifts for the Gods: Animal Mummies Revealed'

Friday - Tuesday - 11am - 4pm

The Long Gallery has been taken over by animal mummies! Why not head in to the house to see Manchester Museum’s travelling exhibition ‘Gifts for the Gods: Animal Mummies Revealed’ More info this way.