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Summer of play at Dudmaston Hall

Seek out all the places to play at Dudmaston Hall this summer. Borrow a selection of traditional lawn games from reception and challenge your friends and family.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

There are plenty of opportunities to play at Dudmaston Hall this summer.

Traditional Summer Games: Bring the whole family along and seek out places to play and relax. There's a selection of traditional outdoor games to choose from. Challenge friends and family to a game of boules on the lawn or have a connect 4 tournament whilst you enjoy an ice-cream in the orchard. Find lots of fun games available at Visitor Reception. All of the equipment is free to borrow, we just ask you to keep the games tidy and return them once you're finished.

Closer to Nature with Pixie: Let Pixie the cat guide you around Dudmaston on the new 'Closer to Nature with Pixie adventure trail'. Use all your senses to notice, find and feel. The trail takes you through the Dingle, garden and galleries to help you explore with all your senses. Complete the trail for a small prize. The trail costs £2.50 and can be picked up at Visitor Reception.

Summer of Play - 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

Come through Visitor Reception at Dudmaston Hall.

What to bring and wear

Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for outdoor activities.


There are some steep slopes across the property. To hire the Powered Mobility Vehicle, email with the dates and times of your visit.


Free entry to Dudmaston Hall for National Trust members. Admission applies for non members. Please note that Dudmaston Hall is closed on Fridays and Saturdays.

Upcoming events


Inspired by Nature Exhibition 

Visit our new art gallery which celebrates the power, beauty and influence of nature featuring work by esteemed botanical artists, such as John Nash and Mary Grierson.

Event summary

16 Jun to 31 Oct 2024
12:30 to 15:30
+ 99 other dates or times

Made in Shropshire market 

Made in Shropshire Artisan Fairs are the best place in the region to meet and buy from local, independent makers and producers.

Event summary

23 Jun to 13 Oct 2024
10:30 to 16:30
+ 2 other dates or times

Evening opening: Dudmaston After Hours 

Visit Dudmaston after hours and see the garden and galleries in a different light. Top off a relaxing summer's evening by spoiling yourself with a treat from the Orchard Tea Room.

Event summary

24 Jun to 14 Aug 2024
17:30 to 20:00
+ 1 other date or time

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Outdoor Theatre 

Watch a fast-paced, charmingly chaotic interpretation of the classic Shakespeare comedy by the intrepid Handlebards who carry their costumes, props and entire set on their bikes!

Event summary

10 Jul 2024
19:00 to 21:00