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Family fun at Berrington Hall

A mother and her son, both smiling, against a green background.
Enjoy a family adventure at Berrington Hall | © 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.

Autumn adventures

Get set for a wonderful autumn outing with your family at Berrington Hall. We've planned some exciting events with you and your young explorers in mind:

October half-term, 28 October to Sunday 5 November

In a fun twist on Berrington’s Murder Mystery trail, families can follow this trail around the garden to uncover the mystery of which plant poisoned the scullery maid at Berrington Hall. It's a puzzle adventure perfect for young sleuths!

Potion making, 31 October

This Halloween, children can create their very own magic potions to take home, using herbs from the garden. And why not dress up in your favorite costume for some extra fun?

Head to our events page to find out more about what’s on this autumn and plan your next visit to Berrington Hall.

A woman pushes two young children in a saucer-shaped swing in the play area at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire.
Make memories this autumn at Berrington Hall | © National Trust Images / John Millar

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.

In the garden, early apples on a tree and deck chairs with greenery in the background

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.

A man and child explore the ruins of Fountains Abbey. The man is holding the little girl as they look up at the stone walls of the abbey.

Family-friendly places to visit 

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.

Two children sitting on a wall dressed for winter

Family-friendly places to visit in Worcestershire and Herefordshire 

Where will your next adventure be in Worcestershire and Herefordshire? There's woodland play areas, family trails and organised activities to discover.

A mother helps a young child climb over a fallen log in the parkland, on a bright, wintry day.

‘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.