Summer Sports and Adventures at Lyme

Come and learn new sports and new skills this summer. Become a part of centuries of sporting tradition, go exploring across woodlands and meadows help bring The Lost Words to life.

Family Fun

This summer, explore the park, house and garden to help bring to life Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris's beloved children's book The Lost Words, and reconnect with the natural world as you explore our trail.

Have you seen our ringing bluebells in the garden? Learn how to make your own by downloading instructions and templates here.

Explore the natural world at Lyme

Summer of Sport

Throughout the summer, explore the connections between nature and sport, and carry on Lyme sporting traditions that go back centuries. Did you know that the Legh family used to hire butlers based on their cricketing ability? (Amongst other skills, of course!) Which common wildflowers were used to help make bows? Check out our What's On page for activities throughout July and August.

Ready, take aim....
Little girl takes aim with her archer's bow at Lyme, Cheshire
Ready, take aim....

50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4

50 Things leaflets and lists are available from the Ticket Office and Information Centre. Pop in to get some suggestions on where to start on your 50 Things journey around Lyme, or get inspired with the list below.

  • 1) Get to know a tree - As part of The Lost Words, discover the symbols and historic importance of oaks at our acorn seat in the garden
  • 44) Watch a bird - Keep a eye on the birdfeeders out in the garden, and find out which birds make their homes here.
  • 28) Climb a huge hill - Go for a walk up Cage Hill - what can you see from the top?
  • 11) Explore on wheels - Borrow one of our balance bikes from the Information Centre to speed your adventures along!

Plan your day out at Lyme

Facilities at Lyme

We have high chairs available at each of our food outlets, and babychanging facilities at the House and the Timber Yard. For little ones heading into the house, we have front-carrying baby slings or hip-carrying infant seats available to borrow, with secure buggy storage in the courtyard for a £1 refundable deposit, as well as free lockers to store all those essential items! We also have a private baby feeding room adjacent to the toilets at the house. 

It's a long walk across Lyme, especially if you're arriving at the entrance via public transport, but our free shuttle bus is available every day 10.30am-5pm to drive visitors between the admissions hut, house and main car park area, and our electric shuttle buggy is also on hand for shorter trips.