Family fun at Stourhead
There's always lots going on at Stourhead to help you spend time together as a family. Find out what activities you can join to make the most of your next visit – and discover all the facilities available for families.
Fancy an adventure? Pick up your Explorer Map at Visitor Reception and enjoy 16 activities and games to help you get closer to nature and discover Stourhead. The Explorer Map includes plenty of ideas to make the most of your visit and is fun for all the family.
Natural play area
We are delighted to announce the opening of our brand new, outdoor, natural play area. From October 7th, families will be able to enjoy the use of the area - stop by for a refreshing swing, clamber the climing ropes, and enjoy all the fun on offer.
Experience some festive family-fun this Christmas season
Make lasting memories this festive season as you explore all the festive, family-friendly, activities and experiences taking place at Stourhead this winter.
Storytime with Father Christmas
2nd - 22nd December, varied dates and timings, pre-booking required
Make unforgettable memories as you create cosy Christmas crafts and jingle all the way up the drive with hobby-reindeer, before snuggling up for a festive story with Father Christmas in his magical grotto.
Illuminated lights trail
Look forward to discovering sparkling tunnels of light and dancing lakeside reflections, then walk under giant baubles and beneath glistening trees drenched in jewel-like colour at our after dark lights trail - Christmas at Stourhead.
Visiting with family checklist
- Free entry for under 5s.
- Baby-changing facilities.
- Buggy friendly paths around the garden.
- Balls, bikes, frisbees, skateboards and scooters aren't allowed in the garden, so please leave these at home.
Stourhead is home to one of the world's most famous gardens, with myriad temples, grottos, trees and water features to explore. Read more about what you'll see during your visit.
Explore the wider countryside around the Stourhead estate. Discover an Iron Age hillfort, Alfred’s Tower and ancient woodland. Then rest a while and listen to the wide variety of birds and creatures that call this estate home.
Find out about visiting the Stourhead estate with your dog, from where you can and can't take them, to the facilities available to dog owners. Stourhead is a two pawprint rated place.
There are lots of things to do when you visit one of our family-friendly places. Find inspiration for days out and discover a range of activities for everyone.
Ancient landscapes, world-famous gardens and outdoor adventures await in Wiltshire. Why not visit somewhere new with the family this autumn?