Every Friday in August get outdoors and closer to nature with wild family fun at Forest Fridays (11am – 3pm) at Stourhead. Bring the family, a picnic, and enjoy a range of wild adventures led by bushcraft expert Greg, who will be sharing outdoor skills and teaching the art of fire lighting and camouflage.

Talented artists the Whispering Woodfolk will be bringing the wood to life with workshops on trapeze, stone carving and storytelling, and the Stourhead tree climbing team will be offering you a chance to climb some wonderful Red Oaks in the garden.

Each Forest Friday event will end with an enchanting aerial performance in the trees, capturing the magic of the forest and offering a glimpse into another world.

To enjoy Forest Friday there is a cost of £5 per child, plus normal admission to the house and gardens. Tree climbing has an additional cost of £2.50 per climb on a first come first serve basis; adults are more than welcome to have a go at climbing too.

The whole family can also delve into the history of Stourhead by visiting the country house and discover more about the Hoare family who lived there.


Stourhead, Near Mere, Wiltshire, BA12 6QF

Tel: 01747 841152

Website: nationaltrust.org.uk/stourhead