Family fun at Speke Hall

Child and mother having fun exploring the Childe of Hale trail, pointing at the giant's feet

There is no shortage of adventure at Speke Hall, whatever the season! Have you ever played vegetable musical instruments? Scaled the roof of a Tudor building? Made your own woodland den? Here are all of the fun activities your family can enjoy.

We're providing hand sanitiser stations at the entrances to all our play areas, so please make sure the whole family uses some in order to keep other families safe. We're also carrying out extra cleaning measures throughout the day in our play areas, so if you see us, say hello!

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Parent walking on a balance beam with a child looking on in the play area at Speke Hall in Liverpool

Have fun in the formal play area

This colourful safe haven is a place for young children to play and climb to their hearts content. Parents and carers can take a seat here to enjoy a rest and a snack on the picnic tables overlooking the gated play area.

Visitors exploring the Play Trail at Speke Hall, Liverpool

Explore the Giant Childe of Hale trail

Begin a woodland adventure with our sculptured play trail, based on the local legend of John Middleton who was supposedly 9'3" tall! It is even said that he slept with his feet sticking out of his bedroom window in nearby Hale village. Will you spot him on your way around? Remember to look out for giant buttons, optical illusions and some larger-than-life vegetable musical instruments that you can play. This trail is suitable for all ages and pram-friendly.

Child crossing stepping stones at Speke Hall

Go wild in the woodland play area

Let the kids go wild! Hidden away in the magical woodland, there are lots of exciting challenges for them to take on including a hair-raising zip line, a hill of stepping stones and outdoor balancing obstacles. Can you make it all the way round? Will you conquer the wobbly wooden and chain bridge? There's hours of fun to be had in our woods.

Child exploring Speke Hall's bug hotel

50 things to do before you’re 11¾

Enjoy the great outdoors and get closer to nature with our '50 things' list of ultimate activities for young adventurers. No matter the season, Speke Hall is the perfect place to see how many you can tick off. Head into the woods to get to know a tree (No.1), join nature's band by playing our woodland musical instruments (No.25) or pay a visit to the Kitchen Garden's bug hotel to make friends with some creepy-crawlies (No.31).

Exploring the Hedge Maze at Speke Hall

Hedge maze (currently closed)

Will you find your way out of our giant hedge maze? Designed by the world’s leading expert in maze construction, Adrian Fisher, there are 12 gates, 5 bridges, 4 finger mazes, 3 weather vanes and a viewing platform waiting to be discovered. It's a-MAZE-ing! You can even catch a wonderful view of the River Mersey from the platform as a rewarding surprise.