Follow the family trail through the magnificent Palladian mansion and then explore the famous gardens and surrounding countryside at Stourhead in Wiltshire.
Stourton, Mere, Wiltshire, BA12 6QF
Tel: 01747 841152
Gardens and Open Spaces, Historical Sites, Indoor Activities, Outdoor Activities
All ages, Schools and Groups
(based on family of 4; car parking charge may also apply)
Families will find lots to do on a day out at Stourhead in Wiltshire. First, take the children to discover the history of the Palladian mansion, built by the Hoare family. There is a family trail plus traditional games and dressing up clothes in the basement.
Then head outside to stroll through the world-famous gardens. With a stunning lake as the focal point, the gardens include classical temples, grottoes and sweeping lawns – a wonderful place to enjoy a family picnic. Tracker Packs help families explore.
Families with older children may enjoy a walk out into the surrounding countryside. There is a choice of five waymarked walking routes described in a leaflet available from visitor reception or the shop. Why not dust off your walking boots and set out for King Alfred’s Tower, a couple of miles north-west of the garden? An additional charge applies for entrance to King Alfred’s Tower.
Please see the National Trust’s website to find out more.