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Summer of Play

At Dunham Massey, families and friends are encouraged to harness the vibrancy and joy of longer warmer days, with a playful, three-month celebration of summer

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

The North Park Play Hub, brimming with colour and activity, brings an opportunity to share games and challenges amongst ancient trees and nature. Catch special events like crafts and storytelling, and bring a picnic to enjoy under dappled shade or at one of our accessible picnic benches.

Clamber and climbing are a must at the natural play Log Pile. Balance on fallen trees, hop across stumps, and let their imaginations run wild in the great outdoors.

In the gardens, the thousands of summer bulbs create beautiful displays that change weekly. Across the wider land of walking paths and veteran trees, deer spotting is always a family favourite.

With snacks, meals and beverages on hand from the numerus outlets, and a trip to the treasure trove shop enroute home, Dunham Massey is the ideal place to enjoy a celebratory summer day.



Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics


Suitable for all ages

Meeting point

Stop by the Visitor Centre for direction to Summer of Play top spots and activities.

What to bring and wear

Weather appropriate clothing and footwear.


The North Park, where the Play Hub is located, is accessed via both cement and natural paths, both of which are relatively flat and accessible.

Upcoming events


Festival of Blossom 

The Festival of Blossom is a shared, annual celebration of the joy of nature for and by everyone, everywhere. Celebrate the beauty of blossom in the Gardens at Dunham Massey.

Event summary

22 Apr to 28 Apr 2024
10:00 to 17:00
+ 6 other dates or times

From Here to There: a trail for children 

All aboard! Pack your bags and giddy up for Speechly’s ‘Grand Tour’ of the historic house.

Event summary

22 Apr to 3 Nov 2024
12:00 to 16:00
+ 195 other dates or times

Blossom Crafts 

Join us for a blossom themed craft session to celebrate the beauty of the season. Drop in session from 12pm-3pm, no need to book.

Event summary

28 Apr 2024
12:00 to 15:00