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Family friendly days out at The Children's Country House

Grandma and Granddaughter creating a clay decoration together
Grandmother and child enjoying crafting in The World Below Kitchen | © ©National Trust Images/Annapurna Mellor

With children at the heart of The Children's Country House, there is always something to discover, explore and learn on your visit to this award winning museum.

The Children’s Country House at Sudbury is designed especially for families making it a great day out, whatever the weather. Explore the historic country home of the Vernon family in the hall, take a journey through childhood in the museum, or hunt for giant grasshoppers in the garden.

Please ensure that you book your tickets in advance.

A child wearing period costume dances in the Saloon room at Sudbury Hall, which is darkened and lit by disco ball lights.
Dancing in the 'candlelit' Saloon at The Children's Country House at Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire | © National Trust Images/Annapurna Mellor

Explore the Hall

Inside the Hall you can explore the Hall of Wonder and The World Below. Once you’ve finished here, why not try The Mystery Rooms? Become child evacuees and help solve a mystery to complete this historic escape room experience.

Take a stroll around the museum, it’s full of toys, childhood memorabilia and great items that spark memories of childhood and nostalgia for visitors of all ages.

The Activity Hub will also be open and full of seasonal crafts that will provide you with the opportunity to get crafty and creative as you make, design and paint.

Children playing with interactive toys in Toys Through Time Gallery at The Children's Country House at Sudbury
Children playing with the interactive toys | © National Trust Images/David Levenson

Early Years Fridays

Grownups and little ones under 5 can explore, play and connect with history at The Children's Country House.

Activities aimed at pre-schoolers will be available throughout the museum, garden and café. Entry is free for National Trust members and under 5s or £5 for adult non members. There is no need to book, just turn up, join in and have fun together.

For more information, dates and times, visit our events page.

Young girl running in the Long Gallery at The Children's County House, Sudbury, Derbyshire

Book your visit

Please note you need to book tickets to The Children's Country House at Sudbury. Tickets can be booked in half-hour slots, up to four weeks in advance and up to 8am on the day (subject to availability).