You can still play on a rainy day at Wallington

Children walking through a puddle

If you are determined to have some outdoor adventures, then dig out those waterproofs, pull on those wellies and head to Wallington.

It can still be just as much fun to visit when the rain is coming down. Head out on the Geocache trail. Explore the beautiful grounds, tracking down the Geocache boxes and finding out a little bit more about “nature’s athletes” as you go.

You could also head out on one of the walks and see if you can spot any wildlife that like you, are braving the weather to go about their everyday activities. Choose the River walk, a fun circular walk that will take you along the river Wansbeck or head out on the Broom House Farm walk, which takes you on a lovely jaunt through the countryside.

To spend some time indoors, head to the House where you can view the stunning collection of watercolours on display in the current exhibition; A passion for painting – the Lady behind the brush. Enjoy the art, spot some familiar scenes from around Wallington, be inspired to create your own masterpieces and learn more about Caroline Lady Trevelyan, the talented artist who created the wonderful watercolours. Discover more about her influence on the Wallington we know and love today.

You could always pop to Toobelz house too, the indoor play space where you can get stuck in to some arts and crafts, dressing up, reading and other fun.

And if your tummies are rumbling or you think you deserve a treat after your wet weather fun (you definitely do), head to the Clocktower café where a fine selection of hot and cold food and drinks await you. We’d recommend, well everything. Good luck choosing!!

Relax with a hot drink and a slice of homemade cake
Homemade carrot cake at a National Trust property
Relax with a hot drink and a slice of homemade cake