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Family days out at Hanbury Hall

A family in the garden on a day out at Hanbury Hall and Gardens, Worcestershire
A family day out at Hanbury Hall and Gardens | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Hanbury Hall is full of fun adventures for all the family. There’s always lots to do to keep little ones busy in the great outdoors, from exploring the playground, to discovering the gardens in a seasonal trail.

Fun things to do in the Hall

Spotting sheets

Pick up a spotting sheet when you arrive at the Hall and find out more about some of the interesting collection items.

Summer of Play

Until Sunday 8 September

Bring all the family along for a jam-packed Summer of Play at Hanbury Hall. Step back in time to the Victorian era, inspired by fetes held by Sir Harry and Lady Georgina Vernon. The couple held a fete in June every year for Hanbury village to attend. The gardens will be transformed into a summer fete style experience, with a riot of bunting, bell tents, straw bales, and giant Victorian characters.

Get ready to play as you explore each activity area throughout the gardens. Challenge your family to fun competitions including sack racing, wheelbarrow racing and egg & spoon races on a racetrack, and play traditional fayre games including coconut shy, hoopla, and ball in the bucket on the Orangery Lawn.

Dance around the giant maypole in the Front Park, dress up as historic characters and put on your own show, and get your heart pumping with games of football, badminton, and cricket.

Head over to the bowling green to enjoy a game of bowls, with friendly volunteers on hand to teach you the rules of the game. Meet historic reenactors dressed in their Victorian finery as they wander around the gardens and bring Hanbury Hall’s past to life.

There are also activities for young children to enjoy in the toddler play area, including building blocks, rocker bikes, balance boards and a sensory table.

Fancy taking time out? Visit our quiet areas in the orchards and help yourself to a yoga mat or deck chair and relax beneath the trees.

Activity timetable

Join a storytelling session on Mondays and Wednesdays, or make your own friendship bracelet on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Have your face painted everyday from Tuesday 30 July - Friday 6 September (excluding Friday 9 August, Thursday 22 August, and Saturday 24 August).

Join leading circus skills teaching company Shooting Stars for circus skills workshops on Sundays (excluding Sunday 4 August) and Wednesday 7 August and have a go at games such as juggling scarves, spinning plates, diabolos, and flower sticks.

Summer of Play is sponsored by Starling Bank.

A small child laughing and playing in colourful bunting
Come and play this summer at Hanbury Hall | © Shaun Fellows

Explore the playground

Open 9.30am till 4.30pm, the playground is situated at the edge of the parkland behind the Stableyard.

With a swing, a slide, climbers and wooden tipis, the playground is the perfect place for little explorers to let off some steam and spend time in nature.

The playground is suitable for children under 12 years of age. Please ensure children are supervised at all times. Assistance dogs only.

A little girl sliding down a metal slide in a playground
Explore the playground at Hanbury Hall | © ©National Trust Images/Megan Taylor
The Parterre in July at Hanbury Hall and Gardens, Worcestershire

Discover more at Hanbury Hall

Find out when Hanbury Hall is open, how to get here, the things to see and do and more.

Visitors sitting in the courtyard at Hanbury Hall enjoying coffee and cake

Eating at Hanbury Hall 

Relax and enjoy a bite to eat after exploring Hanbury Hall in the Courtyard Kitchen and the Stables Cafe.