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Wrest Park

Behind the scenes tours
Join our behind the scenes artefacts tour and discover a treasure trove of unique and special objects spanning 2,000 years of English history. Tours take place on the first Monday of every month starting from June.

A gardener's world, a picnicker's paradise
From dazzling parterres and fragrant borders, to sweeping landscapes and woodland walks - Wrest Park is a real treat for the senses. Explore over 90 acres showcasing French, Dutch, Italian and English styles side by side. Keep an eye out for our collection of hidden gems, including the Bath house with its thatched roof and cobbled floor inlaid with a pattern of deer bones; the ornate marble fountain; a Chinese Temple and bridge; and over 40 statues - can you find them all? There's even more to explore with the opulent Countess' Sitting Room, conservatory and interactive exhibition on the ground floor of the mansion house, as well as the Dairy Sculpture Gallery and the baroque Archer Pavilion with its stunning interior.

The perfect pit stop
Families with energy to burn can grab an activity backpack and an audio trail designed for kids and head out to explore the grounds. If they're still feeling energetic head to the children's play area to let off some steam.

Tea room treats
Feeling peckish? Our café offers a selection of delicious, locally sourced refreshments. Find out more on our Food & Drink page. Take inspiration from history at the shop where you can pick up jams and chutneys, wines, beers, books, garden gifts and more.


Pets at Home

Pets at Home

Head down to your local Pets at Home store during the summer holidays for a fantastic My Pet Pals activity workshop! Our My Pet Pals workshops help to teach children how rewarding pets can be and how to care for them responsibly. There's a truly hands-on approach to pet care, as well as loads of goodies..and the best bit is, it's all FREE! Book now

Delve into Durham

Delve into Durham

Delve into Durham's amazing history with a break in 2018 and see the past come to life at award winning attractions and events. Don't miss the Bodies of Evidence exhibition at Palace Green Library or visit the majestic Durham Cathedral. Take a tour of Medieval Raby Castle, or visit the magnificent Bowes Museum. You could even take a tram ride!