Are you looking for Things To Do with the Kids?
We’ve got so much for families to do at The Bishop’s Palace - whatever the weather, you can always have a great day out.
Have you visited the Dragon’s Lair? Children can explore this magical discovery area in a far corner of the Gardens! Ask on entry for a special map, which you can use to explore the Gardens and look for the Dragon’s Lair.
If you think you’ll visit more than three times in 12 months then Family Membership may be perfect for you. See our 2019 Family Activities flyer for details of all of our family friendly fun!
Kids under 5 years old also go FREE. Great news!
Throughout the school holidays, there are plenty of events taking place to keep families busy at The Bishop’s Palace: crafting, outdoor gardening, family trails, storytelling and more. These are usually included in admission.
This February Half Term, the family activities will be based around a “Nature” theme, with a children’s flower-themed trail running from 8th - 23rd February leading little ones on a journey around the Palace and Gardens.
On Tuesday 18th February, Crafty Cats will be doing Snowdrop Finger Painting, Snowman Making, Paper Pancake making and a Pancake Word Search! The session will run from 10:30am-3pm and families can drop in at any time.
The first ‘Nature Ninjas’ session, with be on a theme of “Nature’s Treasure” and will give children the chance to decorate wooden wreath, copying flowers and foliage from the garden. Come along on Thursday 20th February between 11am-3pm to try out the first session of the year.
Don’t forget we have the fabulous Dragon’s Lair where little ones can let off steam on the natural play equipment, whilst exploring the themes of the Palace. The Bishop’s Table café also has a great range of children’s meals and snacks, along with plenty to keep the grown ups happy too.
Family activities are included in standard admission and under 5’s are always FREE.
Keep an eye out for future family activity dates here!
Other Family Activities
There are so many things to do with kids at the Palace - little ones love to explore our 14 acres of gardens, trying to spot the swans and their cygnets - if you’re lucky, you might even see them ringing the bell for their food! We’ve got waterfalls and springs to see and a lovely pond for a spot of pond dipping in the Community Garden. There are trees to climb and places to hide for a fantastic game of hide and seek in our Arboretum and we’ve got a selection of children’s trails and explorer packs to take you through our gardens! Head inside the Palace for a spot of dressing up, a giant stained-glass jigsaw and some dragon-spotting.
Boots and brolly day - has it started raining again? Doesn’t matter, you’ll still find things to do with the kids right here!
Put up your brolly & Visit the Well pools - see them bubble with all the water passing underneath them. Walk through the medieval Palace, see portraits of past bishops, find the green dragons and complete the stained glass jigsaw puzzle. Visit the bishop’s private chapel, look up, down, around, behind everything - there’s lots of amazing details to spot. Dress up as a bishop or a medieval villager…or be a queen for a day!