Seven Reasons To Visit Every Day Of The Week

Visitors walking outside the house at Wallington

Signs of spring are arriving and the house is also waking up, it's now open seven days a week, but you’ll need more than just a day if you want to explore all that Wallington estate has to offer.

1) The house

Step inside the stunning home of the Trevelyan family; discover the beautiful murals in the central hall, explore the wonderful collections in the cabinet of curiousities and admire the ceramics and paintings in every room. You’ll be able to see conservation in action taking place during the week and learn about how we care for our precious collections.  

The Central Hall at Walllington House
The Central Hall at Walllington House
The Central Hall at Walllington House

2) Family fun

The Wallington estate was the Trevelyan family's playground and it's the perfect place for today's families to let off steam too. Relax with a coffee whilst the kids tear around the play train and fort, explore the dollshouses and see if you can count how many toy soldiers there are in the house. Before you head home tick some '50 things' off the list; we've got the best climbing tree in the country and lots of den building materials.

All aboard the play train at Wallington
A family playing on a large train climbing frame
All aboard the play train at Wallington

3) The walled garden

At the far side of the East Wood, beyond Garden Pond and through Neptune’s Gate lies the beautiful walled garden. In spring time you can see the spectacular carpet of 100,000 crocuses on the lawn. Of course, rain or shine, there is always colour on show and fabulous scents in the Edwardian conservatory.

A spectacular carpet of crocuses in the walled garden
Crocus at Wallington Walled Garden
A spectacular carpet of crocuses in the walled garden

4) The walks

With spring just around the corner and wildlife waking up, it’s a perfect time to explore the estate by foot. From historic woodland, to a working tenant farm and wild moors further afield there’s a variety of landscapes to discover. Why not follow one of our suggested trails.

5) The wildlife hide

Give yourself some time and a bit of patience and you can discover all sorts of wildlife from the shelter of our hide in the West wood. You’ll get some close up views of the birds on the feeders and if you’ll lucky a red squirrel may make an appearance. 

Spotted from the wildlife hide
Red Squirrel Wallington wildlife hide
Spotted from the wildlife hide

6) The woods

The Trevelyan family loved the great outdoors and, in particular, the woodland surrounding the house. The trees were especially important to the family and they kept a log book detailing all the different species. The Heritage Tree Trail is a mile long walk which will take you through the East Wood where you will find a variety of impressive and unusual trees some planted 300 years ago; look out for the Giant Sequoia which was planted at Wallington in 1892.

7) The shops and café

New ranges for 2017 are arriving in the shop and our seasonal garden shop will soon be full of goodies for those of you with green fingers. The new Glasshouse and Kitchen Garden ranges of home and gift wares feature products inspired by special National Trust places.

Visit the Clocktower Cafe where you'll be able to warm yourselves up with a warming hot drink and fuel yourself for the rest of your day with a satisfying lunch or afternoon tea, the new menu arrives in March and cappucino cake will be a weclome new addition.