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Amazing Gardens You Can’t Miss This Autumn

Amazing Gardens You Can't Miss This Autumn
Written by Lottie

Let’s go an autumn adventure… I wonder what we’ll see?
On a crisp and chilly walk wrapped up all cosily! 
From Stourhead, Trentham Gardens and more,
Here’s some fab autumnal places for us to explore!

Stourhead, Wiltshire

The gardens and estate are world famous at Stourhead. In autumn it’s a great place to see the huge range of colours on the trees and crunch through the mountains of leaves. There’s lots of exciting activities that the family can try including Tree Climbing Experiences. Find out more.

Trentham Gardens, Stoke on Trent

Credit: Trentham Gardens

There’s plenty to discover in these gardens, you will find a superb adventure playground, beautiful gardens and the fairy trail where you will see beautiful fairy sculptures perched around. Find out more.

Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury

Credit: Forestry Commission

Bring the family to this stunning arboretum, which is a huge natural playground. It’s well known for it’s internationally renowned tree collection and heritage landscape. In the autumn the trees are full of multicolour splendour plus there’s mountains of leaves for you to crunch your way through. There are different play zones hidden around for children aged 5 – 11 as well as a number of interactive trails and quizzes designed for families to do together whilst exploring the arboretum. Find out more.

Furzey Gardens, Lyndhurst

These magical gardens are hiding over 30 fairy doors, for you to hunt out as you make your way around. You will also find a variety of tree houses, lookout towers and an adventure play area. Find out more.

The Magic of Life Butterfly House, Aberystwyth

Credit: The Magic of Life Butterfly House

What’s magical about these tropical gardens is that it’s not just about the stunning plants but you get the chance to see some beautifully coloured butterflies, giant caterpillars and other fascinating insects. Find out more.

The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland

Here you will find a magical treehouse to explore, it’s one of the largest in the world! Cross the wobbly rope bridges (suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs) to find a tree tops restaurant. Find out more.

The Gnome Reserve & Wild Flower Garden, Devon

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Walk around the beautiful woodlands that over 1,000 gnomes call home. Gnome hats are loaned free of charge together with fishing rods, so you don’t embarrass the gnomes when you visit. Find out more.

Biddulph Grange Garden, Staffordshire

This garden has flowers and plants collected from around the world. See plants from Italy to the pyramids of Egypt, a Victorian vision of China and a re-creation of a Himalayan glen. The children will love exploring all parts of the garden and woodland, completing the children’s quiz and spotting wildlife on the lake. Find out more.

Eden Project, Cornwall

Hidden in an old pit, these strange looking buildings that house the world’s largest indoor rainforest. When you enter the biomes you enter into a colourful and exotic world. You will find that throughout the year they have many exciting activities for all of the family. Find out more.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

This unique park has 500 hidden pieces of art scattered throughout its 500 acres. You will discover musical sculptures to inspire the children and everyone will enjoy the magical views. Find out more.

Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh

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This is a piece of breathing art; the landscape is dotted with commissioned artwork and full of things to be discovered. The children will love exploring all of the installations and the views of the surrounding landscape are simply stunning. Find out more.

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