Playful summer days

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 friends and enjoy a summer's day in their back garden.

During the summer months you can challenge your family and friends to a game of badminton or croquet on the lawn. Children can play on our pedal cars or head up to the woodlands and build a den.  You can explore the gardens on our orienteering course or hire one of our bug hunting or bird watching kits and find what's lurking up in the woodland. You may discover our new natural woodland play if you venture far enough. Then find your perfect shady spot for a picnic.

We invite you to picnic throughout the grounds, however if you do want picnic benches these are now nestled between the upper and lower ponds. Please help the gardeners keep Wightwick looking beautiful and pack up any rubbish when you’ve finished. Alternatively you’ll find bins near the picnic benches and outside the shop, tea-room and visitor reception. For cold drinks head over to the tea-room, and if it’s an ice cream you fancy, they are available in the shop and the tea-room.

Baby changing facilities are available in both the ladies and men’s toilets, which are adjacent to the tea-room.