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Kids Go Free

Treat the kids this summer holiday

Treat the kids this summer holiday

This summer, the spacious gardens of Hillsborough Castle are open for children of all ages – completely free of charge!

Discover the gardens this summer holiday

There’s plenty for families to discover across 100 acres of beautiful gardens. Run free on the Imaginary Menagerie play trail, picnic in the shaded woodlands, meet the wildlife that make Hillsborough their home and more! Then treat yourself to a delicious drink, cake or lunch from the popular café

Throughout the summer you can also experience the Peter Rabbit™ Adventure, a magical garden trail bringing to life Beatrix Potter’s beloved characters.

Pack your picnic baskets, grab your sun hats and join us for a summer of fun and exploration. Don’t miss out – Hillsborough Castle’s gardens await your little explorers.

Please see full Terms & Conditions below.

When

Until 01 September 2024

In line with gardens opening hours

Ticket Information

Members and under 5s go free.

Castle tickets are not included in this offer.


Included in gardens admission (members go free)

Buy Gardens Only Tickets
A family (two adults and two children) walking (one child is running) along the Barefoot Walk, part of the Imaginary Menagerie Kingfisher Trail.The Imaginary Menagerie is a play trail throughout the Castle's gardens. Opened in June 2021, it takes visitors on an adventure course that includes a series of sculptures celebrating the pets and wildlife animals that have made Hillsborough their home.    [See also: asset no.53796 for the Booklet guide].
The Imaginary Menagerie Robin trail. Showing a child (girl) smiling and listening to a Sounds of Nature talk tube.  

The Imaginary Menagerie is a play trail throughout the Castle's gardens. Opened in June 2021, it takes visitors on an adventure course that includes a series of sculptures celebrating the pets and wildlife animals that have made Hillsborough their home.  

[See also: asset no.53796 for the Booklet guide].
A family (two adults and two children) enjoying The Nest for Everyone sculpture designed by Clive Lyttle. One of the children is standing at the top of the ladder into the nest. Part of the Imaginary Menagerie Robin Trail.   

The Imaginary Menagerie is a play trail throughout the Castle's gardens. Opened in June 2021, it takes visitors on an adventure course that includes a series of sculptures celebrating the pets and wildlife animals that have made Hillsborough their home.  

[See also: asset no.53796 for the Booklet guide].

Terms and Conditions

  • Valid 29 June to 01 September 2024, excluding 24-26 August 2024.
  • 3 free child gardens tickets (5-15 years of age) for each full priced adult or disabled concession ticket, or with each individual or joint member visit (under 5s receive free access to Hillsborough Castle and Garden all year round, separate to this offer).
  • Free tickets are for the gardens only, not for castle visits.* The offer is not available to senior concession or full time student 18+ concession tickets.
  • The offer isn’t valid with any other promotions or offers, including £1 universal credit tickets.

*Child castle tickets are discounted by £5.00 until 01 September. Tickets must be booked onsite.

EXPLORE WHAT'S ON

  • Things to see
  • Families

The Imaginary Menagerie

Enjoy a day out discovering our interactive play trail - the Imaginary Menagerie.

  • In line with gardens opening hours
  • Hillsborough Castle
  • Included in all admission tickets (members go free)
Learn more
  • Events
  • Families

Peter Rabbit Adventure

Discover 100 acres of fun with Peter and friends this summer. Treat your family with free gardens tickets for kids.

  • Until 01 September 2024
  • In line with gardens opening hours
  • Hillsborough Castle
  • Included in all admission tickets (members go free)
Learn more
  • Families

Summer Music In The Gardens

Spend a summer afternoon relaxing in the gardens and listening to music.

  • Until 17 August
  • 14:00 - 16:00
  • Hillsborough Castle
  • Included in all admission tickets (members go free)
Learn more