Family activities at Trerice

Family group at Trerice

From enjoying some fresh air whilst exploring the terraced garden, to discovering something new in the house, there are lots of activities for families to create their own adventures at Trerice. Whether it's rain or sunshine there's something for everyone to learn and enjoy throughout the year.

Summer holidays at Trerice

Enjoy a summer of play at Trerice and see how many challenges you can complete. Between 24 July and 3 September collect a set of Get set, go! cards when you arrive and try out some fun self-led activities around the garden.


Booking your visit

We recommend you book your visit to Trerice in advance to avoid disappointment during busy and peak periods, including weekends and school holidays. You can book your tickets through the National Trust website at:

Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. Tickets will be released every Friday. Booking closes at 3pm the day before your visit.

Family fun outdoors

With lush lawns to roll around on and many different levels to explore, there's space to feel free around the garden at Trerice. Here are just a few things you can enjoy:
  • Bugs, butterflies and birds to spot around the garden
  • Lots of places to run around, especially the small turf maze and parade ground
  • Crunching through fallen leaves
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.

Woman removing child's wellies from the back of a car

Please book ahead before visiting 

The gardens and house at Trerice are open. At busier times, like mornings, weekends and school holidays, booking is strongly recommended to guarantee entry. On weekday afternoons you don’t need to pre-book your visit.

Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday. Please note we’ll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.