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Family-friendly things to do at Peckover House & Gardens

A boy and his Grandmother inspect leave and flowers in the gardens at Peckover
Family adventures in the gardens at Peckover | © Chris Lacey

Summer blooms, nature trails and free garden entry

Join us for a Summer of Play at Peckover

Bursting with energy and jam-packed with adventures, we have an action packed schedule suitable for the whole family to enjoy.

This summer, as well as a host if traditional garden games, we have lots of brilliant things on offer to help keep everyone entertained. Look out for...

  • Family Yoga sessions in colaboration with Active Fenland
  • Garden Yoga for grown ups with Active Fenland
  • Arts & crafts in the stables
  • Croquet on the lawn
  • Active Fenland play days - dates TBC

There is lots to explore and to help boost that energy after all that playing, why not stop by the Reed Barn tearoom for a refreshing drink or snack?

If the sun is shining, borrow one of our picnic blankets and enjoy a picnic from home on the lawns or treat yourselves to an ice cream and relax in the beautiful gardens.

Don't forget to grab your Summer Passport and get it stamped when you visit too... how many stamps will you get this summer?

Entry to the garden is FREE, standard admission fees apply to enter the house.

In the garden

July and August in the gardens are a sight to behold! The gorgeous colours and scents of the season are bursting from the borders, the climbers are all in full swing and the pollinators are busy enjoying the gorgeous variety of plants and flowers at every turn. Peckover House & Gardens are open weekly from Thursday to Monday, 11am until 4pm.

For the 2024 season, you no longer need to pre-book a tour to look around Peckover House. Instead, you will be able to explore at your own pace from 11am until 4pm on the days that we are open. Last entry is at 3:30pm.

This year we will be hosting a variety of activities to celebrate the seasons, including crafts for children, activity trails and garden games. Keep an eye out on our events page for more details...

Events at Peckover House and Garden (

A pink climbing clematis is captured in full bloom over the gate and walls in Peckover garden.
Wall-flowers at Peckover House & Gardens in Cambridgeshire | © Mike Selby

David P. Housden Art Exhibition

7 March to 3 November

Painting local scenes as well as nature and visual interpretations of current affairs, David Peter Housden has enjoyed a long career doing what he loves

This year, David will be showcasing some of his favourite pieces here at Peckover House in his first exhibition in 40 years. Find out more on our events page...

David Peter Housden Art Exhibition | National Trust

Image of David P Housden Exhibition in Lord Peckover's bedroom at Peckover House
David P Housden Exhibition in Lord Peckover's bedroom at Peckover House | © Louise Turner
White, cream and pink Espalier pear blossom captured in early spring at Peckover House and Gardens

Discover more at Peckover House and Garden

Find out when Peckover House and Garden is open, how to get here, the things to see and do and more.

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