Bluebells in Bloom

Visitors in the garden at Speke Hall

Did you know that Speke's ancient woodland dates back to the Domesday Book? Join us this spring for a celebration of the bluebells that carpet our ancient woodland at this time of year. There'll be trails, guided walks, painting and photography classes and much more!

The whole site will be joining in with the bluebell theme. Pay a visit to the shop to see our brand new range of bespoke bluebell bags and tea towels as well as beautiful mugs, greeting cards, postcards and even English bluebell bulbs for you to take home and plant for next year.  The restaurant will be selling special blueberry scones filled with cream and National Trust damson jam.

From Wed–Sun, explore the Hall and discover more about our collection as we explore the woodland indoors with a focus on all things blue. Don’t miss a rare opportunity to see the Watt China on display.

Pick up a free booklet from Reception to discover some fascinating facts about our woodland and learn more about bluebells, then take a relaxing walk and see if you can spot our Rangers' favourite views in the grounds. There are also lots of special events for you to enjoy as part of this celebration of our woodland and bluebells:

Woodland Photography tours will take place on 10 & 17 May at 12.30, 2 and 3.30pm. This is a free tour with tickets available from Reception on the day. Walk around the grounds looking for photographic opportunities. This is suitable for all abilities whether a camera phone, compact or a DLSR.

On 11 May at 8.30am there's a chance to explore the woods on a Birdsong and Breakfast woodland walk (booking essential). Take a guided walk around Speke's beautiful spring woodlands, listening out for resident birds such as chiff-chaffs and woodpeckers. After your relaxing tour, enjoy a delicious breakfast barm and tea or filter coffee in our Restaurant.

On 13 May a local handbell group will be performing at 12.30 & 1.30pm with handbells bought by Adelaide Watt, the last owner of Speke Hall!

A Watercolour Masterclass (booking essential) will be running on Monday 15 May. Join our experienced watercolour teacher for a day of relaxing and fun art, painting the woodlands of Speke Hall.

Click on the above links to see event details and book your tickets online now. Spaces are limited so if you want to join in, early booking is recommended.