Top ten things to do this summer

We’ve got summer sorted with our list of top ten things to do at Tredegar House. Keep the kids busy with our summer holiday 50 things programme, go behind the scenes on a Scaffold Climb or get lost in a book from the second-hand bookshop.

Frederick Morgan

1. Discover the Morgans 

Our daily Lifting the Lid on… talks will change throughout the year, focusing on different people, periods and perspectives of Tredegar House and allowing you to dig a little deeper into our history.

Children playing around a tree

2. Keep the kids busy 

We’ve got a jam packed schedule for the kids so you can consider your holidays sorted! From campfires to kayaking, we’ve pulled out all the stops to make this summer a memorable one.

Foxglove at Tredegar House

3. Enjoy the summer hues 

The summer bedding in the formal gardens has now blossomed into a wash of red, orange, pink and yellow. This is the best time of the year to explore our gardens, so make sure you catch the fiery blanket flower, mellow yellow begonias and dazzling foxgloves before they’re gone!

A group kayak on the lake at Tredegar House

4. Go kayaking on the lake 

Fancy braving the lake in a kayak? Now is your chance as we are joined by Channel Kayaks over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Girl tucking into a picnic

5. Have a picnic 

We’re spoiled with a whole hamper of picnic spots to choose from here at Tredegar House. Head down to the wilderness of the Orchard Garden, spread out on the Cedar Garden lawns or pitch up by the lake in the park.

A girl wearing hard hat climbs up the scaffolding staircase

6. Explore behind the scenes 

Take your adventure one step further and explore some conservation taking place behind the scenes. Don your hard hat and hi-vis jacket on a Scaffold Climb.

Victoria Sponge

7. Try our summer menu 

Pop into the Brewhouse tearooms to sample the delights of our summer menu. Pork pies and Caerphilly cheese and leek quiches are a must, while our gluten free lime and coconut sponge is sure to satisfy those sweet tooths out there.

Two visitors lay back on a blanket in the Cedar Garden at Tredegar House

8. Get lost in a book 

Browse our second hand bookshop before heading out to find a nice quiet spot in the gardens to settle down in. You can even get comfy and borrow a cosy blanket from the Visitor Reception.

Conservation Assistant helping to preserve walls

9. See some conservation

Our conservation team work hard to preserve 500 years of Tredegar House history and now it’s your chance to get involved. Every Wednesday the team will be working out in the open giving you the chance to quiz them while they work.

Cycling at Tredegar House

10. Get on your bike

Dust off the bikes, gather the family, and come out to experience all the fun through our local communities in a safe, healthy, and social way.