Your summer adventure at Sudbury Hall

Wildflower growing at Sudbury Hall

Make the most of warmer days and enjoy an ice cream as you picnic in the grounds with lakeside views. Take a leisurely stroll and you might even spot some wildlife along the way.

Play indoors

As well as exploring all eight galleries of the escapades and challenges of childhood, we’re giving visitors the chance to get hands on with some real classics from the museum’s collection.

Learning and play go hand in hand
A young boy playing with toys from the museum's collection

Come and play with our friendly collections team in Gallery 8 and make the most of this rare opportunity to learn about some interesting and historic toys. You'll find them there every Monday throughout July and August between 1.30pm and 2.30pm.

Outdoor adventure

The children won’t be burning off their energy at school this summer, but our play area and den building site should take care of that.

There's lots to do in the Woodland Play Area
Brother and sister having fun in the Woodland Play Area

Help them tackle obstacles in the Woodland Play Area and put your survival skills to the test with a spot of den building. That’s at least one item on the list of 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ ticked off. If you haven’t already you can pick up your free booklet from visitor reception.  

Try something different

Summer is all about families making special memories and what better way to do it than to enjoy a theatre production outside.

Expect a heartwarming adventure when you come and see Blunderbus Theatre's production of dotty the Dragon in August. It's perfect for young children (including toddlers) and all the family!

Bring a picnic along to this summer's outdoor theatre production
A family enjoying a picnic outside, Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire

Head over to our ‘what’s on’ page to find out how you can book tickets online.