Half-term happenings

Children looking at the fountain in the garden at Montacute

As well as the magnificent house, beautiful gardens and open parkland to explore, there are some fun activities for the family to enjoy.

Play the day away
You will find lots of games to play in the Old Stables, from prancing on hobby horses to throwing quoits and rolling boules to designing your own coat of arms. 

Sow a splendid soaring sunflower
On 18 & 19 February (11.30am-12.30pm and 1.30-3pm, £1 each), you can celebrate spring by joining a gardener and planting your very own soaring sunflower in your own eco pot made from newspaper.

A breath of fresh air
If you’re looking for a place to simply run free and search for the signs of spring, then head out into the parkland.  There are hidden delights to discover, like the waterfall down at Mill Copse. 

The nearby St Michael’s Hill poses a greater climbing challenge.  It’s steep, but wort the effort as you get to explore the 18th century watch tower at the top and enjoy the panoramic views of Somerset.

Remember, it may way be muddy underfoot, so wear your waterproofs and wellies.  Stop by reception and ask the team for directions if you need any.

The Courtyard Café is always a welcome retreat for lunch and cakes should they be needed after your day’s activity.