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Summer Activities at Dudmaston

A child points at something behind the camera as an adult looks on at Dunham Massey
Summer fun at Dudmaston | © National Trust Images/Annapurna Mellor

Join us at Dudmaston for a summer filled with play, fun and relaxation.

Closer to Nature with Pixie

Let Pixie the cat guide you around Dudmaston on our new 'Closer to Nature with Pixie adventure trail'. Get closer to nature by using all your senses to notice, find and feel.

The Closer to Nature with Pixie trail takes you through the Dingle, garden and galleries to help you explore with all your senses. Complete the trail for a small prize.

Trail costs £2.50 and can be picked up at Visitor Reception.

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 play at Dudmaston this summer. 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.

The playground near the Orchard at Dudmaston Hall is open for your little ones to come and play. We just know they’ll have a great time!

Watch an outdoor show

We have two magnificent performances planned this summer!

On 10th July, watch a fast-paced, charmingly chaotic interpretation of the classic Shakespeare comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream by the intrepid eco-friendly theatre troup The Handlebards who carry their costumes, props and entire set on their bikes! Book tickets for A Midsummer Night's Dream.

On 18th August, the sky's the limit and Neverland is just a wish away in this performance of the classic adventure Peter Pan in the gardens of Dudmaston Hall. Think happy thoughts and believe in magic as you are swept away into this musical adaptation of the classic tale, performed by Immersion Theatre. Book tickets for Peter Pan.

Pack a picnic

Whether you’re catching up with friends or spending time with family, there’s no simpler joy than sharing a picnic in the great outdoors.

Dingle and Big Pool walks

Set off on your own woodland adventure amongst the tall trees in the Dingle. Play pooh sticks in the stream or look out for wildlife on the water. There are some steep climbs and areas of uneven terrain in this part of the estate, which mean that these walks aren't buggy friendly.

Refuel at the Orchard Tearoom

Enjoy a delicious treat from the Orchard tearoom when you visit. The Orchard tea-room at Dudmaston serves a range of hot and cold drinks, scones, cakes and light lunchtime snacks. Limited indoor seating is available and there's plenty of outdoor seating in the orchard too. Dogs on leads are welcome to sit at the outdoor tables in the orchard.

Come out and play in Comer Woods

Once you have done Pixie's trail, head over to Comer Woods with the family throughout the summer to enjoy play sessions and to challenge your friends to a game from the play box!

Check what we have planned here.

Cycling and Walking in Comer Woods

With miles of paths and trails, Comer Woods is a great place to set off on a family walk or bike ride.

Bring your bikes along and try out the 3.5km Explorer trail, it's a great way to take in the woodland at your own pace. There are some steep ascents along the way but plenty of places to pause and take a breather. Bike racks are available near the toilets and cafe in Heath Meadow.