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Adventure & family fun with the National Trust this summer

From energetic sport sessions to live music, and assault courses to outdoor adventures, there are lots of events and activities on offer this summer from the National Trust.

Here is a round-up of the best and most exciting National Trust events and activities to keep the whole family busy this summer in Nottinghamshire & North Derbyshire.

Clumber Park, Worksop, Nottinghamshire

With 3,800 acres of parkland providing the perfect backdrop for exploring, relaxing and spending time together, there’s something for every member of the family at Clumber Park.

Hiring bikes from the Cycle Hub, or bringing your own, is the perfect way to explore the woods and lakeside views of Clumber Park.
Have fun den building in the natural play area, enjoy climbing, hiding and exploring in the hidden Woodland Play Park. Look out for wildlife as you explore the Pleasure Grounds or spend some quiet time in the busy Bird Hide.

The Discovery Centre is a must see when visiting. It’s a great place to learn more about Clumber Park’s history, our amazing array of wildlife and get involved in fun, summer arts & craft activities.

From 23 July – 4 September, families can enjoy a wide range of events and activities including live music with the Clumber Park Playlist (every Saturday afternoon, 12.00 – 15.00), outdoor theatre (Peter Rabbit, 25 Aug, 15.00) and art & craft sessions, storytelling and nature adventures.

The Workhouse & Infirmary, Southwell, Nottinghamshire

At The Workhouse and Infirmary from 24 July – 4 September (10.30 – 16.00), families can go on a summer adventure with an outdoors trail. There will be a whole host of energetic and accessible outdoor games to play on the spacious, grassy field which has striking views of the workhouse building. Some games even have a twist due to their historical links, including the chance to play ‘battledore’ which is an earlier version of badminton.

Every Thursday and Saturday from 14 July – 27 August (10.30 – 16.00), workhouse explorers will find the site brought to life by costumed workhouse characters carrying out traditional tasks in ‘Workhouse: Live!’ Learn about their lives, ask the Master and Matron any burning questions or maybe even get a lesson from the School Mistress. It is a very lively atmosphere full of family fun, easy education, and exploration. Children can even dress up in Workhouse clothing. Every Saturday in August from 12.00 – 15.00 costumed volunteers will also be picking some fresh, seasonal produce from the garden which can be taken home for a donation.

Hardwick, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Hardwick’s secret walled orchard will be filled with adventure and adrenaline this summer, where visitors of all ages can unleash their inner child. Enjoy friendly competition with classic games like tennis and rounders, aim for gold with archery or race around the giant natural assault course. As an extra bonus, on some days there will be an amazing climbing wall so visitors can push themselves to their limit.

Longshaw, Burbage and the Eastern Moors, Derbyshire

FREE to access countryside (car parking charges)

Sporting activities Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the school holidays.

Longshaw Estate provides a stunning backdrop for an adventure in the great outdoors. It is a great hub to explore Burbage and the Eastern Moors—from enjoying the view from Dukes Seat, to exploring Padley Gorge. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the summer holidays there will be extra sporting activities at the Moorland Discovery Centre.

Posted on 21 July 2022

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