Spend Summer at Springhill

Enjoy the gardens at Springhill this summer

Spring into summer at Springhill, where family fun and games are the order of the day. Experience the great outdoors, learn a new skill and take in that fresh air with an adrenaline-filled calendar of sporting activities throughout the school holidays.

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Challenge friends and family to a game of football, tennis, or table tennis. Little ones have their own tailor-made mini challenges involving washing line and pegs and hobby horses!

Take your four-legged friends for a lap around our horse-less show-jumping course – see if four legs are faster than two!!

Victorian drills (keep fit classes ‘from days gone by’) will be fun for all ages on the front lawn, led by our Mistress in charge – period dress is optional of course!

Pick up the summer of sport Achievement Card and record your successes throughout the summer. You’ll have chance to earn yourself a summer of sport sticker or treat yourselves to a medal and get some great photos on our trunk podium!

When you need a rest from your sporty sessions, why not relax in our ‘easy area’ or in our Barn Café, with hot and cold drinks and of course…. ice-cream.

Programme of activities:

There are activities every day from 2 July to 27 August, with our special events and medal ceremonies taking place every Tuesday and Thursday. Here's an overview of what's on offer:

7 days a week - free play games:

  • Natural trail obstacle course

  • Football and Table tennis in the 'Dovecote Arena'

  • Nature Ninja challenge

  • Tennis

  • Horse-less showjumping (for our 2-legged and 4-legged visitors)

  • Schoolyard skipping

  • Toddler-friendly ‘mini’ challenges in the Laundry Yard

  • Fully-accessible course for all ages and abilities

Weekly events:

  • Tuesdays at 11am – Beginners Estate Power Walk

  • Thursdays at 11am – Victorian Drills on the front lawn

  • more to be confirmed.....watch this space!

Special event:

As part of Springhill’s annual ‘Family Fun Day’ on Sunday 11 August we are bringing back the classic Old-Time Sports Day

Fun for young and old, with spot prizes and laughter all the way! The full days itinerary will be posted on our Facebook page @NationalTrustMidUlster. Activities will include sack races, three-legged races, daddy races, mummy races, egg and spoon, kids obstacle course….and much more!

We encourage you to share your pictures and experiences with all those who will be enjoying their summer of sport on #NTComeOutAndPlay

Normal admission applies, Members FREE

And remember.........UNDER 5's GO FREE the whole summer

Do you wish to bring your youth group, playgroup, or club for a fun-filled day? 

For special group rates email Springhill@nationaltrust.org.uk. Reduced group rates available for minimum number of 15 kids.

Special offers and promotions in the Barn Cafe throughout the summer activity programme.

Speak to our Active Outdoors Assistant on arrival for best deals to suit your friends and family.

'When you come out and play at our places, you're helping us look after nature's playground'