Families can dream big this summer with the magic of the Midnight Garden at Dunham Massey. Join in with exciting family activities throughout the summer holidays- perfect for families looking to make the most of the long summer break and keep their little ones busy all summer long.
“Step back in time to 1906 when after a long time away the family have finally returned to Dunham” says Katie Clayton, Assistant Visitor Experience Manager. “Escape every day with Edwardian children Roger and Jane on theMidnight Garden trail, play games on the lawn or create a giant picnic for midnight animals. There’ll be tales of adventure with interactive storytelling, creative craft activities and a chance to explore the house on a spotter trail.”
Discover the magic of the midnight garden on an interactive garden trail every day 10:30am-4:30pm. Find the Edwardian bedroom hidden amongst the trees, complete the obstacle course and join the garden animals for a midnight feast.
Meet an Edwardian storyteller every day (apart from Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 August) at 11am, 12noon, 2pm and 3pm and join in with tales of adventure and escape with fun filled interactive storytelling for all ages.
Get creative with crafty activities on weekdays 12 noon-4pm. From making aeroplanes to creating dream catchers, let your imagination run wild!
Enjoy traditional Edwardian games on the lawn every day 10:30am-4:30pm. Challenge family and friends to croquet or dominoes, try your hand at hula hooping and race around the garden on a hobby horse.
Explore the house Saturday-Wednesday 11am-4pm and spot the midnight animals as you go. They’re hiding in each room and we need your help to find them!
Younger visitors can also go wild with Ranger Fest- meet Dunham Massey’s ranger team who will host an array of different outdoor adventures from 6-10 August, 11am-3pm. Learn some essential conservation skills for looking after Dunham’s park and the creatures that call Dunham home.
Continue your family adventure by ticking off some of your ‘50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4’ during your visit; track wild animals, go bird watching and even build a den.
With acres of parkland to explore, a beautiful garden to picnic and play in and a house to transport you back in time; Dunham Massey provides the perfect backdrop for family adventures this summer.
All visitors (including National Trust members) require a house and garden ticket to take part in the Midnight Garden activities. Tickets are free for National Trust members. Collect your tickets from Visitor Reception on arrival.