Summer holidays at Speke Hall

Looking for things to do with the kids near Liverpool this summer? There's plenty to do at Speke Hall. Come out and play with free sports activities on the North Lawn, run wild in the maze and play areas or discover stories inside the Tudor house.

The gardens, estate, play areas and restaurant at Speke Hall are open every day, 10.30am–5pm. The house is open Wednesday-Sunday, 12.30pm–5pm (last entry at 4.30pm). You don't need to book your visit, just turn up. Entry is free for National Trust members and under 5s, admission charges apply to non-members. For everything you need to know before visiting, click here.

What's on

All sports activities are free to enjoy as part of your visit, thanks to funding from Sport England. Normal admission charges apply. Booking isn't needed, just turn up.

Child on the zip wire in Speke Hall's woodland play area

Family fun, every day 

Any day out at Speke Hall is guaranteed to be filled with fun. From the colourful safe haven of the gated play area to the hidden woodland play area filled with fun challenges and 30-foot-long zip wire, you'll be spoilt for choice. Solve the giant hedge maze, explore the Tudor house or dare to follow the interactive Giant Childe of Hale trail and meet the local legend himself.

Visitors eating ice cream in the summer at Speke Hall

Grab a bite to eat 

Home Farm restaurant is open every day, 10.30am-4.30pm. Take a seat inside or outside to enjoy a delicious range of hot and cold food, sandwiches, cakes and drinks, or pick up a children's lunch box filled with their favourites. Grab some award-winning Cheshire Farm ice cream from our kiosks. Bringing a picnic? There are plenty of spots to choose from around the gardens.

What families need to know

  • You'll find toilets and baby-changing facilities at Home Farm and in the Dairy Courtyard next to the house.
  • Home Farm restaurant offers tasty kids lunchboxes containing sandwiches, fruit, a treat and juice or water. Indoor and outdoor seating is available.
  • You're welcome to bring a picnic. There's plenty of picnic tables, benches and spots to lay out a blanket. Please use the bins provided when you're finished.
  • Balance bikes and small bikes with stabilisers are allowed, but please don't bring large wheeled bikes. The paths around the gardens and grounds are too narrow.
  • Dogs are not allowed in the play areas, maze or Childe of Hale trail (except for assistance dogs).
  • Buggies cannot be taken inside the house. You can leave them in the central courtyard in our designated buggy area, but please be aware this at your own risk.
Visitors in the walled garden at Hare Hill

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