Family fun at Stourhead

Children playing in daffodils in spring

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 can offer whatever the weather.

There is something for everyone at Stourhead and visitors of all ages will enjoy the variety of events and activities on offer for families who visit this springtime.

Adventure lanyards: The Golden Path

From March, the first of 2019’s adventure packs will be available to borrow from visitor reception. The Golden Path adventure pack is full of activities inspired by the banking heritage of the family who owned Stourhead for over 300 years.

There are puzzles, spotter challenges, design activities and more, all packed into a handy lanyard wallet for you wear as you venture forth and discover more about the enchanting house and garden at Stourhead, and its rich history.

Half-term activities

When spring is in full swing, there’ll be plenty to get stuck into at Stourhead and as we celebrate the ancient festival, Floralia. Look out for our special Floralia painted stones hidden around the property and share your finds on #ntstourhead.

50 things

A range of the National Trust’s 50 things activities can be ticked off throughout the seaon, including run around in the rain, and catch a falling leaf. These 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.

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.