Family Adventures

Paxton House Summer Trail:

Be sure to take part in our exciting pirate trail, running daily at Paxton House from the 17th of July to the 3rd of September!
Solve the clues, crack the code and win some treasure!
Trail Treasure Map £2/ child or if you are a real pirate (come dressed as a pirate)  £1/child!

Hope t’ see ye all! Ah har!!

Summer holiday children activities:

25th and 27th July: Pirates at Paxton

30th July: Moths and More at Paxton House (£1/ Child and £2/ Adult, 10.30am start)

1st and 3rd of August: Giant Bubbles

8th and 10th August: Where’s My Teddy (based on the book by Jez Alborough)

13th August: Bat Walk (£1/ Child and £2/ Adult, 8.30pm start)

15th and 17th August: Stick Man (based on the book by Julia Donaldson)

22nd and 24th of August: Pond Dipping

Please check our events page for a description of each activity. Activities cost £2/child and start at 1pm (unless otherwise stipulated). Grounds passes are required for accompanying adults. Please email to book a space.

The Adventure Playground:

  • A giant zip wire to provide fun for even the biggest kids!
  • NEW equipment is now up and running! Including a new jingly jangly bridge and some new swings!

House and grounds:

  • Den building area in the woodland
  • Teddy trail for children through the house and grounds to keep children entertained
  • There are many walks to suit even the youngest adventurers with paths through woodland, by the river, through the Well Garden or in the formal gardens.
  • All areas have lots of opportunity to spot the wildlife.


All adults must have a grounds pass, click on the link below to buy them online.

Buy Tickets Online

Understated Perfection Merlo, Macclesfield
Wonderfully Lovely Mac, Leeds
"Scottish treat" Joanna C
“Wonderful Day”
A house with a lot of character, and in very good condition. “Excellent tour”
Paxton House has a beautiful interior. “Lovely Day Out”
Called into Paxton house for coffees and cakes - superb! “Wonderful place to go “