Family Fun at Melford Hall

Children running through the gardens at Melford Hall

Melford Hall is full of adventures waiting to happen. Whether you're ticking off '50 Things' activities out in the gardens, spotting the cows and sheep on the park walk on going in search of Bad Bugs and Beatrix Potter stories in the House, there's so much to discover.


Inside the House

Cartoon illustrations of 'Bad Bugs' - household pests.

Bad Bugs Trail

Head into the House in search of the Bad Bugs that make their way into books, carpets, and furniture to cause damage. There are four pesky pests hiding around the house, can you find them all, discover what they eat and what kind of damage they can cause? Trail available Wednesday - Sunday from May 19.

Out in the gardens 

children enjoying a trail in the gardens at Knightshayes in the summer

Summer Pollinators Trail

Head out into the gardens this summer to discover the pollinators that live at Melford Hall. Find out more about the wonderful work they do to help flowers, fruit and vegetables grow and learn some fascinating facts! Pick up your trail from Visitor Reception.

Adventures at Melford Hall
A child climbs a tree at Melford Hall
Adventures at Melford Hall
Enjoy a picnic in the garden at Melford Hall
Family picnic in front of Melford Hall
Enjoy a picnic in the garden at Melford Hall

Picnic on the Lawn

There's plenty of space to lay out a rug on a sunny afternoon and enjoy a family picnic. Our Tea Room is open daily for ice creams, coffees, sweet treats and light lunches too, with indoor and outdoor seating to choose from.