Saltram Grand Tour summer trail

Two girls fill in trail booklets in the sunshine

Pick up your grand tour journal and set off on 3 marvellous expeditions inspired by eighteenth-century travelers. Pick a tour to do during your visit and return throughout the summer to complete the rest. Finish all 3 and earn your Grand Tour patch.

Saltram Grand Tour

Pick up your journal at the Welcome Centre and follow in the footsteps of eighteenth-century travelers in three marvellous expeditions this summer. Pick 1 out of 3 expeditions to do, then return throughout the holidays to complete the rest; finish all three and earn your Grand Tour patch! Finish your adventures at the Pavilion, where the tour tent, cabinet of curiosities and more fun activities will be waiting for you.

Collect your travel journal from the Welcome Centre, suggested donation £1.

The grand tour takes place in the garden, so normal admission charges apply (see our homepage for details), members and under 5s go free.

Get ready for an adventure this summer at Saltram
Saltram Grand Tour trail items for summer 2019 including planner, patch and tour booklet
Get ready for an adventure this summer at Saltram

Pavilion fun

Finish your adventures at the tour pavilion, where the tent and cabinet of curiosities will be waiting for you. The pavilion will hold magical storytelling sessions with Mister Storyfella every Wednesday at 1, 2 and 3pm.

The ranger team will be running fun activities throughout the holidays every Thursday from 1-4pm, so pop back to join in.

Family fun at Saltram
Children listen to a Ranger in a red fleece
Family fun at Saltram

Inspired by John Parker 3rd

John lived at Saltram and traveled on his own grand tour over 200 years ago. He brought back paintings, sculptures and various other treasures to his home at Saltram. You can visit the house and see the wonderful objects that he and his family collected over hundreds of years whilst they lived at Saltram.

Discover all sorts of treasures inside the house at Saltram
Three ladies walk past the front of Saltram house
Discover all sorts of treasures inside the house at Saltram

When does the grand tour start?

The Grand Tour begins on Thursday 25th July until Wednesday 4th September 10- 5pm, (last entry at 4.30pm). Pick up your travel journal trail from the welcome centre. All additional activities are free however normal admission prices into the garden apply. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

You can download a copy of the summer planner here to find out what's going on, or pick up a printed copy in the welcome centre or cafe.

Saltram summer planner 2019 (PDF / 0.2490234375MB) download

Taking a break in your expeditions in Saltram's garden, Devon
Two children having fun in a hammock
Taking a break in your expeditions in Saltram's garden, Devon