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16th Aug, 2022

Plenty to see and do this summer at the county’s historical houses

Rob George 24th Jul, 2022

FROM pop-up play pavilions with a family-festival feel to interactive storytelling and open-air theatre, there are lots of events and activities on offer this summer from the National Trust.

And thanks to funding from Sport England more than 140 National Trust houses, gardens and parks nationwide will be encouraging families to get active and take part in a Summer of Sport.

With drop-in ‘Come Out and Play’ sports sessions including archery and athletics, hopscotch and hockey.

Here we’ve rounded up some of the best and most exciting National Trust events and activities to keep the whole family busy this summer.


Croome offers you and your family the perfect place to spend warm summer days. Whether you want to explore the acres of parkland, sit quietly in the bird hides’ and watch our feathered friends or simply stroll around the lake and miles of footpaths, there’s something for everyone.

There will be free games and activities on the south lawn as part of a ‘Come Out and Play’ scheme in conjunction with Sport England. You can also follow family friendly trail and discover more about Ted Deerhurst, the UK’s first professional surfer who once stood to inherit the Earldom of Croome.

Greyfriars’ House and Garden

Pay a visit to Greyfriars garden this summer, a peaceful, colourful oasis situated right in the heart of Worcester city centre. Relax on the sunny terrace with a cuppa and a slice of homemade cake from the Old Oak Café or pack a picnic and play garden games on a sun-drenched piece of lawn. Enjoy charming yellow begonia and see the roses reach up and climb the walls of the timber-framed house.

Hanbury Hall

Take in the glorious gardens at Hanbury Hall, made up of parterre and formal fruit and vegetable gardens, at their peak during the summer with striking colours and scents to take in. The gardens and surrounding parkland are the perfect place for a picnic, with the Orangery Lawn and orchards among the favourites. Have fun and challenge your family to a game of bowls on the bowling green, set within the gardens.

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