Easter fun at Packwood

Family exploring the woodland

The Easter weekend may be over but we've got lots of things to keep you and the little ones entertained during the school holidays.

We’re open every day during the school holidays, so why not come and see us after the Easter weekend. We will have children’s activities in the meeting room, located on your right as you walk up towards the house. Children can have a go at creating their own bumble bee finger puppet using twigs and leaves or experience textures within nature with our sensory boxes. Don’t forget to post your photographs on our social media channels, we'd love to see your buzzy bee creations!

A queen bee preparing for flight
A queen bee balanced on a finger
A queen bee preparing for flight

If you're looking for a brisk walk or the ideal place to take in the Warwickshire countryside we've got three walks cards which can be collected from Visitor Reception or downloaded from the website. Perfect for families, don your wellies and get muddy on Packwood's Welly Walk or go for a longer stroll taking in the Stratford Upon Avon Canal. Four legged friends are very welcome in the park on our walks, but not in the house and gardens.

Take your dog for a walk down Packwood Avenue
Dog on a walk at Packwood House, Warwickshire
Take your dog for a walk down Packwood Avenue

Out on the parkland and inside the house we've got two contemporary art projects for you to enjoy. Walk out into the landscape and discover the Prospect Room positioned beyond the lake with panoramic views of Packwood’s stunning landscape. Filtering light and sound it will play with our senses, present you with a new way of looking at Packwood’s ever-changing scenery and create a haven in the landscape perfectly suited for daydreaming and quiet contemplation. 

Visit our new art installation, the Prospect Room
View of Packwood House, Warwickshire from the Prospect Room
Visit our new art installation, the Prospect Room

Over in the house we have worked with artist Jennifer Collier to present Baron Ash’s diary and war experiences as a Balloon Observation Officer in her creation of a fleet of World War One observation balloons made from copies of the pages from the 1918 war diary. Come and discover his fascinating story.

Close up of one of the balloons made by artist Jennifer Collier
Balloon exhibition at Packwood
Close up of one of the balloons made by artist Jennifer Collier

Don’t forget to have a peek inside our Pottering Shed, try your hand at making an Easter craft and join the teddy bears for a picnic before enjoying a well-deserved cup of tea in the café.