Join us for a delicious breakfast followed by an exclusive tour of the house displayed just as Baron Ash intended his guests to view the house. Come and hear the stories behind key pieces of the Packwood collection.
Join the Head Gardener at Packwood for a relaxed evening in the café with a two-course meal and a lecture on how the beautiful gardens at Packwood have evolved into what you can see today. Glass of wine and tea and coffee included.
Come and see how Lord & Lady Bearsted made Upton House and Gardens the perfect country retreat for their family in the 1930s. You can also discover Lord Bearsted's famous art collection including works by Bosch, Stubbs and Canaletto.
Get stuck into nature with Muddy Mondays this spring! Book your little one onto a unique learning experience with Upton's toddler forest school. Experience the outdoors, learn new skills and meet new friends in a safe and fun woodland environment.
Bring your little ones and listen to a story in honour of World Book Day earlier this week. Our storyteller has a selection of stories for younger children, so why not pop in and settle down for a tale together?
Are you ready for a half term adventure? Whether you're following our slumbering animals trail through the gardens, ticking off a 50 things activity or having a run around the parkland there's something to keep everyone entertained.
A family workshop to learn navigations skills and techniques, teaching the core skills involved to safely enjoy and navigate the Countryside. Learn the basic skills needed to navigate yourself around the numerous paths and tracks of the Clent...
Get out in the fresh air and enjoy a sociable 5 mile ramble through the stunning countryside of the Clent Hills and surrounding area. As you walk find out more about the history and folklore of the hills.
This new exhibition of portraits, from Croome’s own collection and on loan from private collections depicts the history of the Coventry family from the turn of the seventeenth-century through to the present day.
Come along to The Firs this February and get to know Elgar's family. Along the way maybe you'll discover some fun facts about your family too. Around the Visitor Centre and cottage, come and find photo frames of Elgar's family.
Come and listen to Marcel and Carol, collectively known as Duo Karady at The Firs. Together, they have performed in concert halls and music clubs, throughout the UK. Duo Karady will be performing a viola and piano recital at Elgar’s Birthplace.
Wrap up warm and have a wintery adventure at Stoneywell. There will be ’50 things’ activities for you to enjoy in the great outdoors, as our trail guides you around the garden and woodland. Create some wild art, discover wild animal clues and go...
Our usual tours with a slight twist - every Wednesday in February, we will have two cottage tours (11am and 1pm) that focus on the interesting subject of Stoneywell’s unique architectural quirks. Find out a little more about Ernest Gimson’s...
Our usual tours with a slight twist - every Monday in February, we will have two cottage tours (11am and 1pm) that focus on the wonderful pieces of Arts and Crafts furniture indigenous to Stoneywell. Find out who made them and when and the...
Blow away the cobwebs on a crisp winter walk as you take a moment to pause and reconnect with nature. Pick up a walk map from the visitor centre and look out for different sights and sounds as you explore the garden undressed for winter.
It won't be long after the New Year before you see the gardens bursting with snowdrops, or as we fondly like to call them 'Stowedrops'. Follow this brand new route and path network to see the best of the season and unseen views of the lakes.
Get closer to nature with the Wild team on an epic walk to complete as many of the '50 things to do before you're 11¾' challenge activities as possible. Routes and session themes will change with the seasons.
Local community group Men in Sheds will be in the New Inn courtyard selling their handcrafted wildlife habitat and nesting boxes. Please note this event has been postponed from 16 Feb to 23 Feb due to adverse weather.
We're celebrating World Book Day with fun storytelling and The Puffling Children's trail around the New Inn. Dress up as your favourite book character, listen to our storyteller and pick up a new treasure to take home.
Join us in the wonderful surroundings here at Wightwick to build on what you already know and see what you can do with your photography.
Tutored Sessions for beginners and intermediate level photographers.
February half term is here and it’s time to have fun in the orchards. Pick up your ’50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ sheet and join Really Rural’s Richard as he shows you how to make a trail with sticks.
Get outdoors this early Spring with our range of adult and family activities. Have fun on one of our trails, become an orienteering astronaut or stargaze from the parterre. This is the perfect time to enjoy the countryside.
Looking for an inspiring volunteer role? Why not join us as a Family Exhibition Volunteer and help visitors of all ages get the most out of the new child-led exhibition “If I could talk, I would tell you stories" at Kedleston.
Come and join our outdoor toddler and preschool group for nature lovers and woodland adventurers in the countryside around Coleshill. Accompanying adults with the Critter at all times whilst being part of the group.
Enjoy a tour of the night sky on White Horse Hill and take in its wonders from this perfect stargazing location. Learn about the constellations, bright stars, planets and the deeper cosmos.