Long, lazy summer days are perfect for picnics, games and adventures in the great outdoors. Nature has been a busy bee, filling the gardens with lots of beautiful colour, from every-shade-of-green leaves to beautiful butterflies and wildflowers.
Join our wild team for outdoors fun in the sun (fingers crossed!) as we go about ticking off as many ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ challenges as we can this summer. Drop in for different nature-based activities each week around the gardens.
Join our party as we celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of National Trust ownership at Stowe. Morris dancers, bell ringers, cake, events at the Gothic Temple and Sevy's archaeology finds with lots of bunting!
Join us for the exciting chance to camp out by the Temple of Friendship for two nights and immerse yourself in the monumental world of Stowe. With night and daytime fun including nature walks, have-a-go activities and fishing.
Celebrate pollinator power this summer as you take on our nature trail around the Walled Garden and Wildflower Meadow.
Discover the busy buzz of our resident pollinators, learn more about the important role these creatures play in the...
Join Act Your Shoe Size and members of Narberth Youth Theatre for creative play and storytelling workshops at Colby Woodland Garden.
Solitary bee Manon is getting set for the opening of her hotel for bugs, Gwesty Manon, but needs your help...
Go behind-the-scenes with our busy bees as we host live hive days at Colby Woodland Garden in partnership with Bella from Just Bee and her ‘Girls on Tour’.
Discover the inner workings of a hive, see wax and honey, dress up in a beekeeper’s...
Join young Will and Anne Norris in their summer adventure in search of mischief and merriment around the gardens. What sixteenth century superstars will you encounter along the way? Can you solve their cryptic clues and tackle the tasks they set you?
Family Camping Weekend is back! Bring your tent and get ready for a weekend of outdoor adventures with family and friends. Get involved with daytime and evening activities, explore Gibside at night and get back to basics on our pop-up camp site!
All summer long we’ll be celebrating a Summer of Sport, from archery to tennis and much more in between, our Summer of Sport programme is sure to keep the whole family entertained and maybe even get you hearts racing.
Explore the many habitats to be found around the grounds of Mount Stewart. Through games and interactive activities, learn tracking skills and how to look for tell-tale signs of wildlife. You may even spot some red squirrels!
Ever wanted to cycle the trails at Mount Stewart? We are delighted to be working in conjunction with Cycling Ireland to open up the grounds of Mount Stewart for families to enjoy an evening of cycling, BBQ & free bike maintenance.
Join our rangers on an adventure to explore the hidden secrets of Hughenden's landscape. Find out about the bodger folk that worked in the woods. Discover what the deep holes in the woods were made for and help build a night-time shelter to...
This August we will be getting elemental and discovering all things earth, wind fire and water. From our messy mud kitchen to kites, fire lighting and water games along with a range of other fun activities for you to make and take home.