Pick up an explorer backpack at Tredegar House

Child inspecting insects up close

Experience the all that nature has to offer this spring by picking up an explorer backpack.

The warmer weather has the gardens teaming with wildlife just waiting to be discovered and we’ve pulled together all the tools and young explorer needs to learn the secrets of the undergrowth.

Tackle the tasks at your own pace as you take your adventure through the formal gardens and parkland.

The Cedar Garden is the perfect place to use your bird spotting sheet, while the long grass of the Orchard Garden is a flutter of butterflies. Be sure to look under logs and rocks in the Slip Garden as these are perfect hiding places for all those mini beasts.

Hunt for butterflies in the Orchard Garden
Long grass in the Orchard Garden
Hunt for butterflies in the Orchard Garden

What you need to know

  • Dates: Every day
  • Times: 11am – 4pm
  • Prices:  Backpacks are free to hire but we do ask for a £5 deposit which is fully refundable at the end of your visit.
  • Booking: There is no booking in advance, please turn up on the day and pay at our Visitor Reception.