Adventures and relaxation, all you want for Summer at The Argory

Make memories at The Argory this summer

There is everything you need to keep the kids entertained, whatever the weather!

Grab an adventure wallchart from visitor reception and have a go at completing your ‘50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ ’. Make a daisy chain on the lawns at the front of the house, roll down a really big hill, get to know a tree, hunt for bugs and more. There’s a great play area and lots of walks to run around on too. Anyone for tennis? Challenge your friend to a match on the lawn, which was originally the site of the tennis court.

Keeping the big kids busy

Follow the house trail and discover the stories behind Mr Bond's much loved art collection and see the stunning neon 'Artifical Sunshine' in the west hall.

Wonder and awe of the Artificial Sunshine
Artifical Sunshine Kids Tour
Wonder and awe of the Artificial Sunshine

Plus there's a special attraction coming to The Argory courtyard this summer, follow us on facebook for more updates.

Feeling peckish?

Enjoy something tasty in the courtyard coffee shop or grab some home baked seasonal treats for a picnic and catch the sunshine. We’ve a range of ice creams and lollies available in the gift shop.

So come on, pack up the car and visit The Argory this summer for fun packed days out. Don't forget to share your summer memories on our Facebook page

Lazy Sundays at The Argory

Every Sunday throughout July and August visitors can enjoy live music at The Argory. Sit back and relax in the Courtyard and listen to laid back tunes from local artistes. Feast on our sizzling BBQ serving burgers, hot dogs and a variety of refreshments.

Introducing the NEW 'Follow the Flow' Water Trail

There is as much to discover outside as there is inside at The Argory.  This summer children will enjoy a new outdoor trail called ‘Follow The Flow Water Trail.’ The trail not only reveals the technologies used on the estate down through the centuries but the essential use of water. Children will enjoy discovering how a donkey helped to operate the pump that  piped water from the river into the house. They’ll learn how the bowstring design of Bond’s bridge built in 1890 and named after the family who owned The Argory, provided easy access to the estate - plus much more!

Discover how The Argory was lit before electricity was installed on our new trail
Follow the Flow Water Trail
Discover how The Argory was lit before electricity was installed on our new trail

Join our Rangers for a Walled Garden Wander

Our fabulous Walled Garden is a hidden wonderland of glorious vegetation and beautiful blooms. Tendered to by our Rangers and their team of green-fingered volunteers, their produce can be found on sale in the courtyard outside The Argory Shop. If you would like to pick your own, make your way down there.

The Walled Garden is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 11am PLUS at 2pm on each of those days you can join our Rangers Tracey and Marcella for a Walled Garden Wander. Hear about the history of the walled garden, Lady Bond's favourite flowers and the on-going work being put into this precious corner of the estate.

The Argory is open 11am to 5pm EVERYDAY throughout July and August, so lots to see and do! Come an join in the fun on the estate.

Lots for all ages to enjoy at The Argory, open every day throughout July and August, 11am to 5pm.