Set in 400 acres of Parkland, Ragley Hall is ideal for fun days out for picnics, play and walks.
Older kids will love the 3D maze, climbing frames, trampoline, swings, slides and aerial runway, while little ones play safely in their own Small People's Playground.
The Woodland Walk is an ideal place for children to explore and let off steam. The route takes you through grassland, established woodland and young plantations; home to an abundance of wildlife while providing wonderful views of the House and the surrounding parkland.
The Hall is open for guided tours of the State Rooms most Sundays, which offers an insight into the history of the house that will add a bit of culture to a fun day out and there is an impressive collection of old carriages housed in the stables.
The Terrace Cafe on Ragley Hall's lower level serves hot on cold food, drinks and ice creams. Lakeside Lodge located by the Adventure Wood provides light snacks, ice creams and hot and cold drinks. Large outdoor area overlooking the Ragley Lake is perfect for picnics.
Pocket Money Toys, Ragley Souvenirs and Stationary, Sweets, Ice Creams.
Toilets available at the Playground, Stables and at the Hall both with baby changing facilities. Disabled toilets located at the Hall and Playground.
Staff will be happy to warm baby food.
Ragley is located 2 miles South West of Alcester off the A435/A46, 8 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon. Follow the brown tourism signs.
Kids love the Woodland Walk with its many different paths and views with lots of wildlife to look out for. Be sure to bring your wellies. the Woodland Walk is not suitable for pushchairs. Bring kites, balls, bikes and games as there is lots of space to run and play. Note that the State Rooms are closed on Saturdays.
Ragley Hall is just outside Alcester, about 8 miles north-west of Stratford-upon-Avon. It is a beautiful stately home in rolling countryside, with a lake and sculpture park, but its best asset for families with energetic kids is its adventure playground, set amid the trees. There are climbing frames and slides aimed at everyone from tiny tots to teenagers, plus a maze, rope swings, death slide and trampolines. The adjacent cafe means that tired parents can grab a re-energizing cappuccino while the kids play, or you could always take a picnic - there is plenty of open space next to the boating lake. Admission is a bit pricey (£8.50 per adult) but kids under 5 are free, and the season tickets are very well-priced, if you live close enough to go regularly. As a local, I'm planning to be up there every nice weekend of the summer! - Gabrielle Starkey / Mar 09
Telephone: 01789 762 090
Family: £27 (2a + 3c)
Children under 5 admitted free
Guided Tours of Staterooms (Sundays only)
£2 Adult £1 Child Opening Times: Ragley Park & Gardens
Open every Saturday and Sunday until Sunday 26th October 2014. Also open Monday to Friday during Warwickshire school holidays and on Bank Holidays.
Open from 10am until 5pm (last admission at 3.30pm)
Open for guided tours every Sunday until 26th October 2014. Also open Monday to Friday during Warwickshire school holidays and on Bank Holidays
Tours every hour from 11am with the last tour starting at 3pm.
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