Summer family activities at Ormesby Hall

Children having fun running across the lawn

Looking for fun family activities this summer? Come and play, explore and get outdoors together at Ormesby Hall.

Open every day: Saturday 17 July - Monday 30 August, 10.30am - 4pm. 

A Summer Staycation

Follow the new garden trail to explore some of the places across the UK once visited by the Pennyman family. Use your ‘Travel Diary’ to find out more about some of the pursuits the family enjoyed whilst on holiday and have a go at our mini vacation activities. Build a sandcastle in Torquay, design a Welsh dragon in Wales and go den building in the Lake District.

Spend time with the family on the garden trail
Family following the garden trail
Spend time with the family on the garden trail

 

Get, set, go!

Hurrah for summer holidays – it’s time to have some fun!

Head outdoors and get active with a variety of sports activities for all ages. Head to the sports field to add some bounce to your summer with tennis and badminton and test your aim with cricket. Challenge your family and friends to a game of mini golf or table tennis in the stables courtyard before winding down with a game of croquet in the garden.

Play a game of croquet with the family
Family in the garden of Ormesby Hall playing croquet
Play a game of croquet with the family

On Wednesdays have a go at some field athletics, whilst on Thursdays join in with games, with rounders and netball frisbee. Then test your aim with archery on Fridays and Saturdays

Archery for the whole family to enjoy
Girl enjoying archery
Archery for the whole family to enjoy

National Play Day

Free admission to Ormesby Hall for everyone on this special day.

Did you know there used to be a tennis lawn, cricket pitch and golf course at Ormesby Hall? The Pennyman family loved watching and participating in sports with local people. Today we continue in their footsteps by welcoming everyone to Ormesby for sporting fun.

Wednesday 4 August celebrates the ‘national day of play’ in the UK. Come along and have a go at the sporting activities and games on offer, explore the garden and find out more about the Pennyman family in the house.

Enjoy a game of table tennis with your family
Family playing table tennis
Enjoy a game of table tennis with your family

 

Relax in nature

Looking for a more relaxed and slow summer? We understand that not everyone enjoys a loud and busy day out. Venture into quieter parts of the garden and submerge yourself in nature. Feel the grass beneath your feet, lie by and watch the clouds pass by or close your eyes and listen to the sounds of nature all around. What will your senses pick up?

Spend time in the garden and enjoy a family picnic
Family enjoying a picnic in the garden
Spend time in the garden and enjoy a family picnic

Natural play area

Step into nature and your imagination run wild with natural play throughout the year. Follow the path to the bottom of the garden for hands and feet on woodland play. A safe and nature inspired space for children to have fun, problem solve and test their agility skills with balance ropes, den building, barefoot sensory paths and stepping logs. Hear nature all around you from the rustle of the trees to the calling of birds. Keep your eyes peeled at the bird hide – you never know what you might spot!

Visitors building dens in the garden woodland
Visitors building dens in the garden woodland
Visitors building dens in the garden woodland

Normal admission entry prices apply for the house, garden, cafe and sports: Adult £5, Child £2.50, Family (2 adults & 3 children) £12.50 and One Adult Family £7.50.

What’s more, when you enjoy a summer adventure at Ormesby Hall your support helps us look after this special place for future generations. 

Don't forget to share your summer adventures with us on Ormesby's Facebook or Instagram pages.