Something for everyone this summer

Whether you're just popping in or spending a whole day with us, there's plenty to explore this summer. Run wild on our woodland play trail, go wildlife spotting on the estate, breathe in new blooms in the garden and find out more about the Strickland's royal connections with our textile exhibition in the Tower Basement of the house.

Kitchen garden at Sizergh

Summer in Sizergh's gardens

As the spring months give way to summer, soak up the sights and smells of the new season and spend a lazy afternoon in the gardens.

Sizergh Summer

Plants, Poisons and Potions Trail

Beware, the past is full of surprises... Collect a quiz sheet from reception and discover our summer family trail.

visitors walking dog on the estate

Guided walks in the garden and countryside

Whether it's the story behind the castle's architecture or the wildlife in the wider countryside, whatever your interest, we've got you covered this summer.

play trail

Go wild on the wild play trail

Enjoy an excuse to explore and play in the woods - adults welcome too! The trail tests your balance, stamina, resolve and your brainpower and it takes you off the beaten track into the depths of the wood allowing you to experience ancient trees, exotic-looking fungi and beautiful ground flora.

Woman looking at King James II's bedspread which is on display in the Tower Basement at Sizergh

Discover King James II's silk bedspread

This newly rediscovered treasure was gifted to the Strickland family in the 1600s, and can be seen in the Tower Basement this summer.