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Summer of Play

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  • 2 September 2024
  • 09:0015:00
  • See organiser for pricing
  • Ages 0 – 4 years


At Dunham Massey, families and friends are encouraged to harness the vibrancy and joy of longer warmer days, with a playful, three-month celebration of summer

The North Park Play Hub, brimming with colour and activity, brings an opportunity to share games and challenges amongst ancient trees and nature. Catch special events like crafts and storytelling, and bring a picnic to enjoy under dappled shade or at one of our accessible picnic benches.

Clamber and climbing are a must at the natural play Log Pile. Balance on fallen trees, hop across stumps, and let their imaginations run wild in the great outdoors.

In the gardens, the thousands of summer bulbs create beautiful displays that change weekly. Across the wider land of walking paths and veteran trees, deer spotting is always a family favourite.

With snacks, meals and beverages on hand from the numerus outlets, and a trip to the treasure trove shop enroute home, Dunham Massey is the ideal place to enjoy a celebratory summer day.

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Suitable for all ages

Stop by the Visitor Centre for direction to Summer of Play top spots and activities.

Weather appropriate clothing and footwear.

The North Park, where the Play Hub is located, is accessed via both cement and natural paths, both of which are relatively flat and accessible.

Dunham Massey

Make music in the formal gardens and discover big, bright and bold musical installations.

Who lives here? From hedgehogs in their houses to worms tunnelling underground, discover the gardens brimming with life. For under 5s and their grownups.

All aboard! Pack your bags and giddy up for Speechly’s ‘Grand Tour’ of the historic house.

Throughout the school summer holidays, Dunham Massey is hosting a collection of playful happenings, with different family-friendly events every day. How will you play today?


  • Greater Manchester
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