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Summer of Play at Wightwick Manor and Gardens

Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday in the summer holidays for family fun and creativity in the great outdoors.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Get creative making nature themed and traditional crafts - try a different craft activity each week - follow us on social media to find out what we will be making.

Play your way; have a go at playing tennis on the original Tennis Lawn next to the Manor everyday of the summer holidays, or on Tuesdays and Wednesday discover our other traditional games - who is the best hopper in the sack race and who can balance their egg on the spoon for the longest distance?

In the Manor, see if you can find all of the Strawberry Thief birds hidden in the rooms and have a go at dressing up in Victorian clothing too.

Try it all, find your favourite, come back again and again. Summer of Play, sponsored by Starling Bank.

£2 per person for crafts, no additional charge for other activities. Normal admission costs apply, no booking required. Please note, some activities are weather dependant and may be postponed on rainy days.



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
All per crafter£2.00
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The basics


Suitable for families

Meeting point

Please go to our Visitor Reception on our main car park when you arrive and they will show you where to meet for each activity.

What to bring and wear

Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather of the day - you may be outdoors in the sun, or indoors trying on our dressing up clothes!


Each activity will be made as accessible as possible, but please contact us if you have any extra needs and we will do our best to help.


Last entry time to craft and games is 2:45pm. Last entry time to Manor is 4pm. Some activities may change due to weather, please check with property before you travel if you are unsure.

Upcoming events


Adult Needle Felting Workshop - Hummingbirds 

This is a workshop aimed at adult beginners and confident first time felters with tutor Natalie Harris(Brooks). Natalie is a fine artist using needle felting and the creator of Roly Poly Ponies.

Event summary

29 Jun 2024
10:30 to 14:30

SOLD OUT Handprinted Wallpaper Workshop with Winsper Design 

Join Rachel from Winsper Design for a full-day wallpaper printing workshop amidst the picturesque setting of Wightwick Manor.

Event summary

6 Jul 2024
10:30 to 16:00

Make more of your Photography Workshop at Wightwick Manor and Gardens with Lindsey Bucknor OBE 

Join us in the wonderful surroundings here at Wightwick to build on what you already know and see what you can do with your photography.

Event summary

12 Jul to 8 Oct 2024
10:30 to 12:30
+ 2 other dates or times

Open-air Theatre - Folksy Theatre presents Shakespeare's 'As You Like It' 

Folksy Theatre presents Shakespeare's 'As You Like It'. Filled with Folksy's wonderful live music, audience interaction and downright silliness! Bring along your friends and family to watch this wonderful outdoor production.

Event summary

18 Jul to 19 Jul 2024
18:00 to 21:30
+ 1 other date or time