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Summer of Play at Benthall Hall

Gather friends and family for a summer of play at Benthall Hall. Challenge your friends to a game in the garden or enjoy the choice of sports and play equipment available to borrow.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Discover plenty of places to play this summer at Benthall Hall. A choice of play and sports equipment will be available to borrow for self-guided fun in the garden. Families are invited to unleash their competitive sides – who’s the best hula hooper? Who can do the most keepy-uppies?

All activities are free of charge. Normal admission applies, free entry for National Trust members.

Summer of Play is sponsored by Starling Bank.



Event ticket prices

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

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The basics


Suitable for children

Meeting point

Games and sports equipment will be available to borrow in the garden.

What to bring and wear

This is an outdoor activity so please wear suitable clothing and footwear.


There is level access to the garden at Benthall Hall.

Upcoming events


James and the Giant Peach at Benthall Hall 

Join James this summer as he escapes from his awful aunts and sets off inside a ginormous peach on his wonderful adventures.

Event summary

28 Jul 2024
18:00 to 20:30

Willow Workshop at St Bartholomew Church, Benthall 

Learn how to create either a garden flower, a dragonfly or a cone basket that you can take home.

Event summary

1 Sep 2024
10:00 to 12:30
+ 1 other date or time

Benthall Craft Fair at St Bartholomew's Church 

Come along to our craft fair with hand crafted items inspired by the Benthall Estate. Buy gifts for a loved one or treat yourself.

Event summary

12 Oct to 16 Oct 2024
10:00 to 12:00
+ 4 other dates or times