Summer fun at Wightwick Manor

Two children pedalling around the terrace at Wightwick Manor

Generations of the Mander family enjoyed the gardens at Wightwick Manor. So round up your family and friends and enjoy a summer's day in their back garden.

Create and learn

Every Wednesday during the summer holidays from 24 July until 28 August 2019, join in one of our summer holiday family activities. From making crafts, ticking off one of your ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ or taking part in one of our Traditional Edwardian outdoor games and races - there will be something different to do each week. Head over to our events page to find out more.

In the Grigg house you'll, find books to read, or why not bring you own easel and brushes to create a masterpiece. 

If the weather is good our volunteers often run impromptu architecture tours, a great way to get to know the outside of the building just as well as the inside.

 

Culture

Summer Soirees - An Evening of Elegance and Entertainment in Wightwick's Gardens, Friday 9 August, 6pm-8:30pm

Enjoy a summer's evening with music, drinks, canapes and games here in Wightwick Manor's beautiful Arts and Crafts Gardens, against the stunning backdrop of the Manor.

Join us for a grown-up evening to enjoy the elegant surroundings of the gardens during a summer's evening. A classic British offer of Pimms and strawberries, croquet and bowls on the Terrace, accompanied by uplifting Swing music from "Sheer Class - The Swinging Bass Band".

£35 per person, booking essential. To book and to find out more, please visit our booking page.

Join us for a day filled with music, games and fun!
Five members of the Swing Band 'Sheer Class' standing on tiered steps holding their musical instruments.
Join us for a day filled with music, games and fun!

Enjoy one of our outdoor theatre productions this summer - from Shakespeare to family-friendly fun, there will be something for the whole family to enjoy. Bring your folding chairs and picnic blankets for another fantastic season of theatre from Folksy Theatre. Click here to find out more.

Join us for one of our evening outdoor theater productions this summer
A crowd of people sitting in camping chairs eating picnics whilst watching outdoor theater in the grounds of Wightwick Manor
Join us for one of our evening outdoor theater productions this summer

 

Unwind

Our gardens are the perfect place to bring your family for a picnic, but if you’re looking for benches or a shady spot then head to our picnic area between the pools.

The Grigg house is also a lovely shady spot to sit and relax in the afternoon heat. On sunny days, you can also recline in the Edwardian steamer deckchairs on the South Terrace lawn, just like Geoffrey Mander.

You too can enjoy a sunny spot on the terrace in our Edwardian steamer chairs
Geoffrey Mander and his son, John, enjoying a book together sitting in a deckchair on the South Terrace at Wightwick Manor
You too can enjoy a sunny spot on the terrace in our Edwardian steamer chairs

Feeling energetic?

Challenge your family and friends to a game of croquet or bowls on the tennis lawn. Then head up to the woodland and see who can build the best den and have a go on our new natural woodland play.

Enjoy relaxing, summer days in Wightwick's beautiful gardens
A lady wearing a blue dress and sunglasses playing croquet on the lawn outside Wightwick Manor on a sunny day.
Enjoy relaxing, summer days in Wightwick's beautiful gardens

From mid-July, we will have our Edwardian toy cars outside the tearoom - the perfect size for learner drivers aged 6 and under!

Take a stroll down to the little orchard and see if you can find our new barefoot walk - give your toes a new sensory experience and complete No.24 Go barefoot of the '50 things' activities. After all that exercise you’ll be ready for a cold drink and an ice cream from the tea-room.

No. 24 Go barefoot - which texture do your toes like best?
A mother and daughter holding hands whilst walking along the barefoot textured walk in the gardens at Wightwick Manor
No. 24 Go barefoot - which texture do your toes like best?