Half term adventures at Speke Hall

Escape to Speke Hall this summer

This May half term, bring the whole family to explore nature in Speke Hall's garden and grounds, enjoy tasty treats at the restaurant and ice cream kiosk or step inside the ground floor of the house to discover 500 years of history.

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Child doing a forward roll

Outdoor adventures and play areas 

The gardens and grounds are open every day for families to enjoy a springtime adventure. Whether it's rolling down the slopes in the moat garden, spotting the last of the bluebells in the woods or races on the North Lawn, there's plenty to do. The gated play area, woodland play area and Childe of Hale trail are all open to explore too, though please remember to use the hand sanitiser provided. Please note the hedge maze remains closed.

Children exploring inside at Speke Hall, Garden and Estate, Merseyside.

Step inside the house 

The ground floor of the house is open Wednesday-Sunday (and Monday 31 May), 12.30pm-5pm (last entry at 4.15pm). We're limiting numbers by admitting one bubble at a time, so queues are likely and we can't guarantee entry on busy days. There is no cover, so your family will need be dressed for the weather and prepared to wait for up to an hour. We expect to be very busy this half term, so why not visit the house on your next visit when it will be a little quieter?

Visitors eating ice cream in the summer at Speke Hall

Treats for the whole family 

Home Farm restaurant is the place to go to fill up your bellies. It's open between 10.30am-4.30pm, serving a range of hot food, sandwiches, cakes, bakes and hot and cold drinks. For your little ones, you can pick up a special kids lunchboxes filled with their favourites. Limited indoor and outdoor seating is available. You may need to queue for a short while during busy periods.

Also at Home Farm, you'll find our Ice Cream Kiosk where we're serving award-winning Cheshire Farm ice creams in a range of delicious flavours. It's just a few metres from the gated play area, so it's the perfect place to stop for a pre- or post-playtime treat.

If you'd rather bring a packed lunch, you'll find picnic tables in the orchard and benches on the South Lawn, North Lawn and the Bund path.

Activities to keep busy