Summer at Speke

Children playing on the North Lawn at Speke Hall

Spend the summer with six of the bravest and boldest characters from Victorian history. Vigorous Victorians runs from 21 July to 2 September and each week of the summer holidays will have a different twist. Discover monsters, create flying machines, track down dinosaurs and much more.

The six historical heroines you'll meet at Speke over the holidays are:

Mary Shelley - 'she who had no fear' - 21-29 July

Millicent Garret Fawcett - 'she who had courage' - 30 July - 5 August

Adelaide Watt - 'she who stood alone' - 6-12 August

Mary Anning - 'she who discovered dinosaurs' - 13-19 August

Ada Lovelace - 'she who dreamed big' - 20-26 August

Beatrix Potter - 'she who saved nature' - 27 August - 2 September

There'll be an amazing outdoor trail to explore throughout the holidays and each week will have different activities inspired by the lives of these brave and bold women. Take part in crafts, storytelling, sports, workshops and fantastic themed walks around the grounds. You can find the details of what's on when over the summer holidays here.

Come back as many times as you want: there'll always be something new to try. As you complete fun and different activities, join in more adventures and make new memories you will receive a different sticker. Can you collect them all?

Normal admission prices apply during the summer holidays (free for NT members and children under 5). There may be a small additional charge for some activities and workshops but this will be clearly marked in advance. Pre-booking is only required for the Lego Rover workshops.

In addition to the summer holiday events and activities, there's always plenty to see and do at Speke for children of all ages. The Hall will be open by free flow between 12.30 and 4.30pm for you to explore. Try and solve Little Adelaide's trail and make sure you say hello to the Giant Childe of Hale in the Great Hall. Don't forget, the Hall is closed on Mondays unless it's a Bank Holiday!

Solve the mystery of the hedge maze, explore the Giant Childe of Hale play trail or let off some steam in our two play areas, including our wonderful woodland play area. If you want to bring a family picnic then there are plenty of places to sit and enjoy it, or you can pop into our restaurant to treat yourself to a tasty lunch, kids box or something from our great range of handmade cakes.

If you're not a member, why not consider joining at Speke Hall on the day? Membership options start from just £5.40 a month and our Reception team will be delighted to talk you through what's available. It's great value for money and there's plenty to keep your little ones entertained at Speke Hall, visit after visit.