Family fun

A child hugging a tree

We have all ages in mind when you come to The Weir Garden and there is always something to see or do.

Make memories 

Making memories with loved ones should be an important part of our lifestyle. Sometimes it is easy to feel too tired or busy to spend time with friends and family, but here at The Weir Garden we want to encourage you to switch off and have fun with significant others in nature’s playground.

Have fun whilst making new memories
A mum and son having fun in the garden
Have fun whilst making new memories


Unwind as you make you way around the weaving pathways, spot the 1920s features such as the boathouse and rockery, listen to the bubbling river as you look for birds and mammals and enjoy the seasonal delights of the walled garden. There’s no better place to spend a day, having good old fashioned fun. Maybe play hide and seek or see what you can spot under rocks together. There’s no age limit to spending good quality time together, bring your camera and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Reconnect children with nature 

For younger visitors we have a natural play area where children can let off steam after a busy week at school and nursery. Parents can grab a cup of coffee from the tea tent and sit as they supervise their little ones having a great time. We believe nature is incredibly important for a healthy and happy childhood. 

Children love our giant spider!
The giant wicker spider in the Natural play area
Children love our giant spider!


Learn about the garden

Discover the Roman ruins or try identifying the vegetables growing in the walled garden.  Activites and trails run throughout the school holidays for children and adults can enjoy a little further reading by picking up on of our information lanyards at Visitor Reception. Our friendly team of staff and volunteers are also more than happy to answer any questions you have. 

Pick up a lanyard and find out more!
The lanyards at The Weir Garden
Pick up a lanyard and find out more!

And breath....

Take a moment out and enjoy a rest by the riverside. Lie back in one of our deckchairs or picnic on the grassy bank. Some supplies can be purchased from our tea tent at the top of the garden. Don’t forget to have a browse at our second hand book shelves and small on site shop whilst you visit too.

When enjoying a leisurely stroll around the garden, look out for blackboards the gardening team have dotted around. They are full of interesting information about what is growing in the garden and hints and tips on how to see wildlife whilst here.