Family fun

Children playing by the bridge at Stourhead, Wiltshire

Stourhead is the perfect place to run around and explore as a family. There’s something different to do every time you visit.

Being a landscape garden there are plenty of places to play games like hide and seek, but there is so much more that Stourhead has to offer whatever the weather.

Adventure lanyards

These are packed full of activiites and things to spot and do all around the property this half-term so pick one up and start your adventure. Throughout the year you can use them to venture deeper into the history of Stourhead, how the family became wealthy and afforded to create Stourhead. 

There are new activites in the adventure lanyards about the families travels and bringing home souviners, and later in the year you will be able to exlplore the creativity and painterly eye of the family who created Stourhead. 

50 things

A range of the National Trust’s 50 things activities can be ticked off throughout the year (including run around in the rain) and the scrapbooks can be picked up from visitor reception. Some of the activities that can be completed at Stourhead are explore inside a cave, build a den, roll down a really big hill, track wild animals and go bird watching so there's plenty or challenges and fun to be had.

Stamps for completing any of the 50 things can be collected at visitor reception.

Tracker packs

If you want to get a bit wilder then why not try one of the Tracker Packs? These are available all year and full of exciting activities to help you discover our wilder side and get you closer to nature here. They are full of fun objects such as binoculars and bug pots. You can use these objects to help you complete our activity work sheets. There is also a booklet in them full of information and facts about our animals, trees and environment. They are available from visitor reception and again you’ll get a reward sticker when you return your pack to visitor reception. 

There’s loads of fun to be had already, so leave the balls and bikes at home (these aren’t allowed in the garden as the paths and lake aren't suitable for them – sorry) and have fun exploring Stourhead as a family.