WATCH: There’s loads going on for all the family at Speke Hall this Winter
3 years ago
The doors of its great Tudor mansion may be temporarily closed but Speke Hall is still ready to offer a warm welcome, with plenty to keep families entertained from now and throughout the winter season.
Woodland walks, the interactive Childe of Hale Trail and the chance to seek out Peter Rabbit and his pals, are just some of the wonderful activities waiting at the popular National Trust venue.
“We would normally be getting ready to decorate Speke Hall in time for Christmas,” says Simon Osborne, General Manager at Speke Hall.
“But while we can’t do that this year – we’ve still got lots for visitors to do and this is one of the best times of the year to be outside and enjoy the amazing grounds. Best of all, our one-way routes and pre-bookable timeslots make it a safe experience for everyone.”
“Visitors can explore the ancient woodlands – and over the next few weeks the autumn colours are beautiful – and, from November 23, we’ve got a Peter Rabbit Trail where families can set off on a self-led activity trail through the gardens and woodlands to meet their favourite Beatrix Potter characters.
“Our play areas are back open, and I know how much of a favourite that is, and our Home Farm Restaurant is open – so families can grab a hot chocolate to go before they embark on their adventures or stop off when they’ve finished for a nice cake and a cuppa or even a hearty meal.”
From November 9, Speke Hall, Garden and Estate will be open between Wednesday to Sunday and, while booking is recommended especially at weekends and school holidays, visitors will now be welcome to drop in too (numbers permitting to ensure safety).
More good news is that, while the house sadly won’t be opening for Christmas as it usually would due to important conservation work, entry prices to explore the gardens and grounds are only £5 for adults, £2.50 for children and £12.50 for family admission.
As always it’s free for National Trust members and under fives.
“Like everywhere else, things are a little different this year,” smiles Simon. “But Speke Hall is still a great place to visit with lots of things to do – and we can promise a warm winter welcome to anyone looking for a safe place to escape to nature.”