Family fun

A young child admires the lavender

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

Natural Play

At the end of the garden we have a natural play area which is suitable for all ages with space for parents to sit and supervise. Our balancing beams and logs jumps provide plenty of fun for active little ones as well as a rope swing, den and giant wicker spider. 


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

50 things before you're 11 ¾

Have you started your '50 things' yet? Whilst around the natural play area, go looking for bugs, build dens and make mud pies.Don't forget to pick up your free scrapbook from Visitor Reception when you next visit.  


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 Reeption. 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.