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Family-friendly things to do at Saltram

Mother and daughter enjoy exploring Saltram house and looking at the Chinese Wallpaper
Uncovering the hidden secrets of Saltram's Chinese wallpaper | © ©National Trust Images/Sophie Bolesworth

Discover all the things to do with the family on a day out at Saltram. Explore the garden, house or head out on a family adventure around the estate on a walk or cycle ride. Find out what events are coming up that have children in mind.

Planning your family visit to Saltram

  • Free entry for under 5s

  • Baby-changing facilities in most toilets

  • Buggy-friendly routes and paths around the garden and estate walks.

  • Play area next to the car park and cafe

  • Children’s menu available at the cafe

  • Pocket money gifts and children’s books available in the shop

May Half Term - Nature Pattern Play Trail

Saturday 25th May - Sunday 2nd June 2024

Join us this half term to take part in activities which will get your body moving and mind thinking, as you learn all about nature patterns.

Walk the footpath of a snail spiral or climb through a spider's web and discover just some of the amazing patterns we have in nature.

Why not also join us for a free family crafting session? Head to Stable 6 every day during half term (excluding Wednesday) to create your own pattern in nature.

Free trail. Admission charges apply into the garden. NT members free.

Top things to do in the house

Can buggies go into the house?

You can measure the width of your buggy at Visitor Welcome to see if you can bring your buggy into the ground floor of the house. There are some steps leading out through the kitchen, so the volunteers will direct you back along the route to the front door.

Alternatively, you can leave your buggy at the front of the house undercover.

What can we see?

Discover the history of the Parker family and the amazing collection of items and paintings adorning Saltram's show rooms.

Things to do in the Garden and Estate

Family friendly estate walks and cycling

Saltram's estate boundary walk is a great way to stretch your legs and walk along our buggy friendly paths towards the woods with views of the estuary.

Why not explore the quieter 'Dell walk' if you would like to venture into the estate a bit further on your adventures.

Its also a great place to bring the bikes and explore! The paths are generally level with some hilly areas for those up for a challenge. There are also dedicated cycle paths and a pump track dedicated to those littler bikers.

A garden for all seasons

The garden is a great place for the family to create lasting memories. Free seasonal garden trails throughout the year get children to connect with nature and the history of Saltram.

The paths are buggy and wheelchair friendly and the borders are bursting with interest and colour all year round.

The garden is the best place to have a picnic and the lawns make a great snack spot but also the perfect place to fly a kite, play and let off some steam.

Eating and Drinking at Saltram

The Stables cafe is the perfect place to sit and have some lunch as a family. There is indoor and outdoor seating available, as well as lots of highchairs to use and a baby change within the cafe. The Stables is a perfect family friendly place to visit.

For those who want to continue to explore, there is the option of take away drinks from the trailer cafe in the car park.

In the Spring and Summer, Saltram is perfect for family picnics to. Our favourite spots around the garden include the serpentine lawn or castle folly area.

Family walking their dog on the beach near Saltram, Devon
Family walking their dog on the beach near Saltram, Devon | © National Trust Images/Paul Harris