Burghley House | Summer Holiday Fun
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23 - 25 Jul - Aug 2024


Summer Holiday Fun

Enjoy family adventures at Burghley all summer long

Our summer calendar is packed full of exciting children's workshops and trails. From bug-hunts to birdwatching, colourful crafts to dragon dances, there is something for all interests and ages.

Young adventures will love Hide & Secrets Adventure Play with soaring tree top lookouts, epic drop slides, wibbly-wobbly rope bridges and more. Head to the Gardens to discover wildflower meadows, hidden woodland paths and intriguing sculpture and prepare for jaw-dropping interiors in the House.

And when it's time to refuel with a cool ice cream, refreshing drink or a sit-down lunch we've plenty of family-friendly dining options to pick from.

Find out more about everything Burghley has to offer families this summer below:

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Children's Summer Workshops

Our exciting programme of themed children’s workshops runs through August offering a whole range of engaging and inspiring sessions.

Chinese Dragon Dance Workshops
2 August | £15 per child
Learn and perform a traditional dance routine

Make It Mondays

5, 12, 19 August | £5 per child
Nature inspired craft workshops

Time Travel Tuesdays
6, 13, 20 August | £5 per child
Fun and fascinating historical workshops

Wild Wednesdays 
7, 14, 21 August | £5 per child
Discover more about the natural world around us


Pop-up Events included with Admission

There's so much going on at Burghley this summer including a whole host of events and activities you can join for free with an Admission Ticket or Annual Pass.

Themed Nature Trails
in the Sculpture Garden | 8, 15, 22 August

Storytelling in Hide & Secrets | 9, 16, 23 August

Birds of Prey Day | 11 August

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Adventure Play

Pick up a Spymaster’s Guide activity booklet at Hide & Secrets Adventure Play and get ready to take on special spy missions with Cecil the Mole. Scurry through tunnels, crack the secret codes, find hidden moles and follow sneaky trails through the play area.

The fun continues for secret spies at Hidden Towers with two enormous slides providing big thrills and an awesome rope bridge across a deep and craggy gorge to reach a tree-top lookout platform taking the mission to the next level. Climb, clamber, slide and explore. Imaginations will run wild.

Open daily, 10am to 5pm. Book online in advance to save 10%.

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Beastly Boring Tours

A family tour with a difference! Our fantastic costumed guides bring history to life for the whole family as you explore the fascinating State Rooms of Burghley House. 

A great value ticket - a Beastly Boring Tour ticket includes access to the House, Gardens and Adventure Play for the rest of the day.

Dates | 5-8, 10, 12-15 and 17 August, £14 per ticket

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Family Friendly Food

Our cafés and restaurants offer a great selection of food and drink with plenty of options for children. Stop at The Muddy Mole located in the heart of the Adventure Play action for takeaway lunch boxes, ice creams and cool drinks; drop in to the Garden Café for a light lunch or snack, try out a 'croffle' at The Potting Shed or tuck in to the tasty kids' lunch menu or children's afternoon tea in the Orangery Restaurant.

Amo La Pizza at Hide & Secrets - freshly made wood fired pizza. Amo La Pizza will be serving their delicious pizzas between 11am and 4pm from 27 July to 23 August from their converted horsebox trailer positioned next to The Muddy Mole.

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The Great Outdoors

With stunning vistas and endless space for outdoor fun Burghley's Parkland is the perfect place to get together with family and friends. Take advantage of free access and parking, pack a picnic and some garden games to enjoy in Burghley's great outdoors. See if you can spot the resident herd of Fallow deer that call the Parkland home.

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Ready to explore?

Take a look at our interactive map to discover everything Burghley has to offer and start planning your Summer Holidays day out!

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