Summer fun for the family at Trengwainton

Young girl peering from behind a tree

At Trengwainton Garden this summer we’re inviting you to come out and play and find adventure amongst the trees, streams and grassy spaces.

Planning your family visit 

  • Summer activities will run from 24 July-4 September during normal opening hours 
  • No booking necessary. Normal admission charges apply. 
  • Baby changing facilities available in the main car park and café 
  • Toilets in the garden 
  • Children’s lunch boxes available from the café (during school holidays) 
  • Three quarters of the garden accessible to pushchairs/wheelchairs 
  • Family-friendly activities 

Get active 

How many ways can you hop, skip, jump and move? Can you beat your best, step it up or keep your balance? In the garden there’ll be fun fitness activities for you to try so everyone can go home happy-tired. 

Den building 

The den building woods will be open throughout the summer holidays (weather permitting) for you and your family to use the branches, logs and greenery to make your own hidey-hole. You’ll can also get creative in making wild art with found objects from the woodland floor. Stout footwear is advised.

See the scarecrows 

After a two-year absence we’re delighted to announce that the summer holidays will see the return of the scarecrows in the walled kitchen garden. Artist John Keys, working with local school children, will create these fun characters and with this year’s theme we’re celebrating 60 years since we opened the garden to the public. 

Can't visit us? Activities to do at home

A family pond dipping at Cragside, Northumberland

Download the '50 things' activity guide 

If you want to download a PDF of the whole '50 things to do before you’re 11¾' list, then here it is.

Two children running through a patch of daffodils

Family activities for outdoor adventures 

We've got lots of fun activities to try on your next family adventure. Discover wildlife at the places in our care using our handy spotter guides or have a go at activities inspired by the colours and sounds of nature.