Springtime fun for families

Children running near daffodils

Do you and your family want to put a spring in your step? Now the new season is here, it's the perfect time to get out of the house and enjoy the fresh spring air. Pick up a copy of our activity booklet and see what Sudbury surprises you can find...

Head outside with your family and be inspired by nature's new beginnings. Pick up a copy of our activity booklet from the gift shop and see what Sudbury suprises you can tick off. 

Whether it’s at Sudbury or in your own back garden, there’s plenty of inspiration in our activity booklet. We've put together a jam packed guide of some of the best things to see and do here at Sudbury including games, puzzles, recipes and lots more. And if that's not enough to keep little one's busy, there's also plenty to tick off our '50 things to do before you're 11¾' list, see below for a head-start! 

No.1 Get to know a tree. Spring is the perfect time to see new life take shape amongst our tree-mendous trees! See if you can spot our Cedar of Lebanon, it's one of the oldest trees in the country.

A sunlit coppice
Sunlight breaking through the trees
A sunlit coppice

No.6  Go welly wandering. Spring is known for its showers but don't let that put you off. This activity doesn't need any special instructions - put on your wellies and soak up the watery fun! 

Go welly wandering
Visitors with umbrellas in the garden at Bateman's, East Sussex.
Go welly wandering

No.30 Go on a scavenger hunt. The grounds of Sudbury are perfect for solo adventurers, or groups big and small - a spring scavenger hunt is a great way to test your seeking skills in the wild. Lots of wild treasures are waiting to be discovered at Sudbury!

Children exploring the garden
Children running across the green grass exploring the garden
Children exploring the garden

No.31 Make friends with a bug. Come springtime, nature bursts into life so it's the best time to find a bug in the Sudbury gardens, and discover what makes them so special. 

Hunt for bugs and take a closer look
A young boy inspecting a bug
Hunt for bugs and take a closer look

 No.44 Watch a bird. See what feathered friends you can spot around Sudbury this spring. Birds are quite shy so you'll need to be quiet as a mouse and very still. There's plenty of geese and swans to watch on our lake. 

Explore the Hall
looking up towards sudbury hall, theres some geese to.
Explore the Hall

No.50 Take a friend on a nature adventure. Bring family and friends together for one of our trails around Sudbury and see what surprises you can find. Spring is a great time to spot new life and see the wonders of nature unfold. 

Get active and follow the trail around Sudbury
Girl with parents doing a trail around the grounds at Sudbury Hall
Get active and follow the trail around Sudbury

If you're visiting other National Trust properties make sure you check out the '50 things' full activity list to see what else you can do.