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Family-friendly things to do at Little Moreton Hall

A family enjoying the gardens at Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire
A family enjoying the gardens at Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire | © National Trust/Annapurna Mellor

Come out and play at Little Moreton Hall. With self-led fun family trails and exhibitions around the hall, there's plenty of things to discover to keep the whole family entertained and help you create great memories together.

Planning your family visit

  • Baby-changing facilities
  • Front-carrying baby sling and hip-carrying infant seats for loan
  • Pushchairs cannot be taken into the hall or the tea-rooms.

October half term activities

Torchlit Tours

Friday 27–Sunday 29 October 2023

Experience the hall lit only by flickering candles and torchlight, led by a costumed guide, and discover what Tudors believed about the evil spirits and how they protected themselves.

Suitable for children aged 12+.

Secure your spot by booking tickets online for £13.

Magic Marks Trail

Saturday 21–Sunday 29 October 2023

Get ready for a magical journey as you discover the secrets of Little Moreton Hall’s magic marks with our new family trail! This self-led trail makes it easy to find the magic marks carved and burned into the walls. Plus, you will get the chance to make your very own magic mark!

This is a free activity. Admission charges apply. Free entry for National Trust Members.

Family-friendly things to do in the house

How the hall was made

The exhibition around the hall tells you how it was built as you wander around. Great for when the kids are learning about Tudor times at school.

What to look out for

Look out for the wibbly-wobbly floors, the Tudor toilets, spiral staircases and our feathered friends out on the moat.

Children with a costumed interpreter at Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire
Children with a costumed interpreter at Little Moreton Hall | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Pre-loved books

Find a fantastic new adventure to take home and read in the children's book area of the pre-loved bookshop.

Family-friendly things to do in the garden

Explore the delightful gardens with your family and keep your eyes peeled for a variety of feathered friends, from graceful ducks gliding on the serene waters to cheerful moorhens darting about.

Fuel up

The tea-room serves tempting treats for all the family, including kids' lunch boxes, while there are picnic benches at the front of the hall and on the meadow for those bringing their own treats.

Looking through an archway sided by panels with stained-glass windows into the inner courtyard at Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire. The decorative black-and-white exterior of the Tudor house is visible on the other side of the courtyard, which has light gravel on the ground.

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