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Visiting the Garden at The Children's Country House

Children running in the garden at The Children's Country House at Sudbury, Derbyshire
Run wild at The Children's Country House at Sudbury | © National Trust Images/David Levenson

Connect with nature as you explore and play in the Gardens of The Children's Country House at Sudbury.

Take a Stroll

Wander by the lake and picnic on the grassy banks, while you watch the wildlife come and go.

Bluebell Wood

Explore Bluebell wood which is awash with bluebells and other seasonal blooms. Build a den or picnic in the roundel, taking in the views of the Hall or the lake.

Wilderness Walk for Little Legs

Weave through the Wilderness located next to the play area and pause at each mindful stop to use your senses and connect with the beauty of nature. Look up to the clouds, use your ears to listen to the birds and touch and feel the rough textures of the trees.

Two children playing in the Gardens with Sudbury Hall in the background
Two children playing in the Gardens | © Polly Schomberg

Look out for signs of nature-friendly gardening

From log piles to long grass, there are nature-friendly areas designed to have a positive impact on the nature that calls the garden their home. The garden team balance caring for the garden and historic setting, and ensuring that nature can thrive now and for many generations to come.

Tackle the Grass Maze

Throughout the summer period, try and find your way through the grass maze. Are you able to make your way through it without any problems at all?

Den Building

Are you, or is one of your party a budding architect or builder? Why not put your skills to the test and see what type of structure you can create in our expanded den building area.

The south front of Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire, with geese resting on the lawn.

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