Family-friendly things to do at Wentworth Castle Gardens
- 01 November 2023
What will you discover in the gardens this winter? Discover the magic of wildlife on our enchanted trail, pull on your wellies for a frosty walk in the parkland and don't forget to call into the adventure playground before you leave.
Planning your family visit
Wentworth Castle Gardens is a favourite with families. From the car park and visitor reception building, it's a short walk to the adventure play area and the cafe, where the day's activities can begin.
Many paths in the garden are suitable for buggies, with a combination of hard-standing and grassy paths. Baby changing facilities can be found in the Long Barn Cafe and up at the Conservatory.
The parkland is a great place to explore for slightly older children, with den building in the woods. The paths can be wet and boggy outside of the summer months, so wellies are recommended.
During school holidays, look out for exciting family-friendly activities to enjoy throughout the gardens - from games to trails to workshops.
Get moving in the Play Area
The Play Area is a favourite destination for families throughout the year. Conquer the castle, zoom down the zip-line, or try out our new accessible see-saw.
Cycling and Scooters
Small scooters and balance bikes can be taken into the gardens, but please don't bring bikes with pedals.
Winter and Christmas
From winter walks to workshops and toy swaps to enchanted trails, there’s lots of festive activities to help you make the most of the holidays.
For more on our winter offer, visit Christmas at Wentworth
Discover our new Sensory Trail! We've designed this multi-sensory trail to inspire visitors of all ages and abilities to actively explore Wentworth Castle Gardens.
Download before you visit or pick up at Visitor Reception when you arrive.
Exercise your body and your mind with one of our Orienteering trails, designed for families. They make use of paths and trails around the gardens and can be accessed without using steps.
The short couse map is 1km and is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. There is a longer route too, for those who are ready for more of a challenge.
An Orienteering Pack - which includes a pencil and a Wentworth Castle Gardens medal - costs £3 from Visitor Reception. The map alone is £1.
During February half term, become a detective and explore the world around you through the magical lens of colour.
More information coming soon.
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Between 29 November and 8 December, the Long Barn Café, including the bookshop, will be closed for refurbishment. Find our pop-up café in the Conservatory Building during this time.