Family fun at Wallington

Two girls building a den in the wood

The Wallington estate was the Trevelyan's playground, why not make it yours too.

Explore and play at Wallington

Relax, picnic or play in the grassy courtyard - it’s a lovely big lawn in the heart of Wallington, with the café and toilets in easy reach and plenty of space run around, tuck into a picnic or play a game of footie. 

Burn off energy in the adventure playground - our woodland play area is full of exciting equipment for you to wear yourself out on, including monkey bars to swing across and a zip wire to whizz down.

Explore the 'wild' West Wood - look out for red squirrels, peer into the ice house, build dens or stretch your legs on a walk through the wood where you'll discover the wildlife hide.

Let off steam on our play train and platform or storm our play fort - enjoy the themed play zones beyond the adventure playground - head across the rope bridge to be king of the castle, climb across the platform then take the slide or firemen's pole down the train.

Go wild outdoors - with loads of outdoor space Wallington is the perfect place to tick off 50 things to do before your 11 ¾., We’ve got the best tree to climb in the country, great den building materials in the West Wood and our wildlife hide is the perfect place to bird watch. 

Get hands on - as well as a wonderful house and gardens to explore, we’ve got family events and children’s activities happening throughout the year, from crafts and squirrel spotting walks to trails and hands-on fun.

The closer the branches, the easier you'll find climbing the tree
Children climbing trees in the grounds at Wallington, Northumberland
The closer the branches, the easier you'll find climbing the tree

Facilities for families

Food and drink

Children’s menu, pick-and-mix plates and drinks are available from the café

Baby feeding station

There is a baby feeding station in the café so you can warm up bottles and meals


There are toilets in the courtyard and café plus composting loos in the garden and playground


There are baby-changing facilities in the courtyard toilets and the café toilets