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Family fun at Berrington Hall

Three small children laugh as they play at big swing surrounded by greenery.
Enjoy a family adventure at Berrington Hall | © National Trust Images/Annapurna Mellor

There is plenty to keep little ones busy at Berrington Hall, with natural play and den building areas, a beautiful Georgian mansion to explore, and tasty treats in the Old Servants tea-room.

Summer of Play at Berrington Hall

20 July - 1 September

Have you planned your Summer of Play? At Berrington hall your little ones can get active, curious, and creative, with countless ways to play and explore. There's also an Alice in Wonderland summer holiday trail to discover.

Summer of Play is sponsored by Starling Bank.

Find out more about what's on at Berrington Hall this summer by following the link below:

Natural play areas

The children's play area is situated near the mansion and the perfect place for your little ones to let of steam as they run, jump and skip around the play equipment. If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, then why not head over to the den building area, where little adventurers can put their creative skills to the test to create their own shelter.

Inside the mansion

You and your family can imagine life as a Georgian lady or gentleman as you uncover the fascinating history of the families that have lived here. On the first floor, learn more about the wide world of Georgian dresses with the 'A Dress Fit for a King' exhibition. You’ll also find historic skirts, jackets, and hats at the dressing up station, which have all been created by the volunteer sewing team.

An image of a young girl in a pink dress with plaited hair building a den out of branches and twigs
Test your den building skills at Berrington | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Exploring the parkland

Out in the parkland, the walks are pretty flat and child friendly. You can use an off-road buggy in the parkland but please be aware that some areas can be a little boggy in wet weather. The paths around the pool and into Moreton Ride have recently reopened, however may be temporarily or partially closed during the winter if we experience particularly wet weather. If this is the case, you can still get close to the pool to view the fantastic birdlife on the mansion side.

Another fun self-led thing to do is to download or print a copy of ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ guide to bring along with you. There are 50 activities to try as a family outdoors, which can be used over and over again; why not start by building a den, watching a bird or going on a scavenger hunt this winter?

After exploring the parkland, make sure to visit the Old Servant's tea-rooms where you'll find snacks, lunches, and hot drinks making it the perfect place to warm up after you’ve explored.

An outdoor table with a hot takeaway cup, a piece of cake, and a soft drink.

Eating and shopping at Berrington Hall 

Discover somewhere to treat yourself to food and drink or pick up a second-hand book in a historic setting at Berrington Hall.

Three visitors, one of whom is using a mobility scooter, exploring the grounds of Berrington Hall, Herefordshire, with their dog.

Visiting Berrington with your dog 

Berrington Hall is a two pawprint rated place. Visit Berrington with your dog and enjoy walks through ‘Capability’ Brown’s final landscape. Find out where you can explore before you visit.

A sunny day in the garden, featuring a mix of white, purple, and pinkish flowers in full bloom, creating a vibrant and colourful display.

The garden at Berrington Hall 

Berrington is an internationally significant garden and final landscaping masterpiece completed by ‘Capability’ Brown, packed with signature features to enjoy.

Two children peer through a summer play installation

Family-friendly places to visit 

Find the best family-friendly places to visit and discover the fun-filled activities on offer as part of our Summer of Play, sponsored by Starling Bank.

A child looking surprised in the garden at Belton House

Family-friendly places to visit in Worcestershire and Herefordshire. 

From adventures in nature, outdoor trails and welly wanders, to seasonally inspired crafts, activities and games, there are lots of events and activities on offer with the National Trust in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Two girls exploring the woodland trails at Quarry Bank Mill, Cheshire

‘50 things to do before you're 11¾’ 

Fancy running free in the fresh air, learning new skills and trying new things? Grab your gear and start your adventure.