May Half Term at Wightwick Manor

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

With the arrival of the warmer weather bring along the family this May half term. Enjoy the outdoors, pay a visit to the Manor and Gallery, treat yourself to an ice-cream and help us to celebrate the Jubilee in style.

Join in our Jubilee Garden Party - Thursday 2 and Friday 3 June 2022, 11am - 4pm.

Dress up in your best red, white and blue outfit and soak up the atmosphere here at Wightwick Manor and Gardens.

Head over to the Tennis Lawn and have a go at some of our traditional games - from croquet to bowls, bagatelle to dominoes and sack races to tug of war - there will be something fun for the whole family.

You will also find some of our workshop providers selling their wares and helping you choose and sign up for a wonderful class with us.

Families can have a go at our craft activities - have a go at making a royal paper crown or a flag to wave. £1.50 per crafter, normal admission costs apply, no booking required.

On the South Terrace, look out for chances to dress up in turn of the century clothing and take your picture against a backdrop of festive bunting and the Manor.

Head inside the Manor to see our volunteers dressed up in Victorian and Edwardian clothing and view our commemorative 'Jubilee Manor-quin' made by our talented volunteers. Younger visitors can see how many mini knitted corgis' they can spot around the Manor.

Wind down your day with a storytelling session on the lawn or with a cream tea from the tearoom.

All activities are weather dependant, normal admission costs apply, there will be an extra charge for craft activities.

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

Enjoy the outdoors

Pick up one of our Family Activity Packs for £2 from our Visitor Reception when you arrive and use it to help explore the gardens.

Who in your family can spot the most beautiful butterfly? How many different types of leaves can you spot on our trees? Or even play a game of hide and seek on the Thimble's Lawn - there are plenty of ways to have fun in the gardens at Wightwick.

Careful as you go down the steps.
Children playing on the terrace and steps at Wightwick Manor
Careful as you go down the steps.

 

Feeling more energetic?

Please help us to look after the Gardens at Wightwick by

  • Leaving bikes, ball games and drones behind
  • Keeping dogs on a short lead
  • Not smoking or vaping on site

Thank you.

 

Treat yourself

Our tearoom will be serving a selection of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, pasties, sausage rolls, 'one pot' meals, soups and a variety of tempting cakes each day. You are welcome to dine with us, or we can provide your meal as a takeaway option if you prefer. Our picnic area down by the pools is the perfect, tranquil place to enjoy your cup of coffee and do a spot of bird watching.

On sunny days, our ice-cream kiosk will be serving delicious ice cream - but the biggest question is, one scoop or two?

One scoop or two?
A double scoop of ice cream in a waffle cone
One scoop or two?

Retail Therapy

The Old Manor shop will be open with a beautiful selection of summer fashion, gifts, books, toys and a whole host of gardening goods. Why not visit out plant centre just outside the shop to find the perfect new plant for your own garden?

Take home a small piece of Wightwick by visiting our William Morris shop and finding the perfect reminder of your visit to us. Our De Morgan range features the beautiful patterns seen on William De Morgan's ceramic designs which can be found in our Gallery. Or why not furnish your home with a new Morris inspired cushion?

Our Spring second-hand book sale has also been extended - find a bargain in the Malthouse and Undercroft book sale and stock up on your favourite genres.

Great for gardeners
A view of the plant sales outside Wightwick's shop. Either side of the picture are two, wooden plant benches containing leafy plants. in the background, William Morris pattern bunting hangs on the trellis, with plants on sale below.
Great for gardeners

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