Summer fun at Wightwick Manor

Children, running, playing and enjoying the gardens at Wightwick Manor

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

Wightwick's gardens are the perfect place to bring your family this summer. Explore the 17-acre gardens, discover our woodland play and treat yourself to an ice-cream or cream tea from our tearoom.



Wightwick's gardens offer the ideal spot to stretch out and relax on the lawns for an afternoon in the sun. Bring a good book and listen to the birds sing in the trees.

You are welcome to picnic anywhere in our gardens, but if you’re looking for benches or a shady spot then head to our picnic area between the pools. Please remember to leave all areas how you found them and help us by taking your rubbish home with you.

Don't worry if you forget to bring a packed lunch - our tearoom is open from 10am - 4pm each day for hot and cold drinks, ice-creams, sandwiches, a selection of light-bites and cakes. You could even treat yourself to a cream tea!

Lunch break at Wightwick Manor
On the terrace at Wightwick Manor, two children having a picnic lunch
Lunch break at Wightwick Manor

Feeling energetic?

Bring your family up to the woodland and see who can build the best den and explore our natural woodland play.

Suitable for young and old alike (youngsters under supervision please!) see the woods from a higher level on our balance log walkway, scramble over the tangle climb and stretch those legs on our stilt walk.

Please note that the tower and seesaw remain closed at the present time for your safety as they would require cleaning after each use. The balance walk, tangle climb and stilt walk are all natural materials though and are safe to use - just take care, keep to social distancing and please be considerate of others.

Explore the tangle climb
Explore the tangle climb
Explore the tangle climb

50 Things to do before you’re 11 ¾

From creating wild art to watching a bird, getting to know a tree or eating a picnic in the wild - you can complete many of the '50 things' here at Wightwick this summer. See our guide below for a few ideas of things to do and don't forget to collect your leaflet from our welcome team.

Disover our William Morris pattern trail

This summer, see if you can spot all 6 William Morris patterns around the gardens. Learn about how nature influenced his famous designs which can be seen in the Manor and homes still today!

Can you find all 6 William Morris patterns in the gardens?
A William Morris pattern in a frame put in the ground in Wightwick Manors gardens
Can you find all 6 William Morris patterns in the gardens?