Summertime at Lytes Cary Manor

A family in the garden at Lytes Cary

The gardens are looking fabulous at this time of the year, with bright borders and clipped lawns. You can soak up the colours, get lost amongst the hedgerows or play a game of hide-and-seek. There are lots of other places to discover on the estate as well.

Off on an adventure
If you venture off the beaten track and into the woodland, you might discover the Lytes Cary Explorers’ Trail.  For any adventurers working through the National Trust’s 50 things list, you’ll be able to tick off quite a few.

As well as the Explorers’ Trail, there are two other wayward marked walks on the estate that little legs could manage, as they are all between a mile and a mile and a half.

A game of croquet anyone?
The sound of a croquet mallet hitting a ball epitomizes summer. Lytes Cary has its very own croquet lawn, so why not challenge the family to a game.  Equipment is available for hire on-site.

The perfect picnic
There are some ideal spots for a post-adventure picnic.  Inside the garden you can spread your blanket amongst the trees in the cherry blossom orchard and outside the garden you can enjoy your sandwiches on the turning circle, where the carriages used to turn around.

Please leave furniture (such as tables and chairs) at home so that all visitors can enjoy the open spaces.  Should you have forgotten anything, there is a small shop and café where you can pick up takeaway treats.