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For Children

Levens Hall is a fantastic place for children to explore and has enough activities to satisfy even the most energetic youngsters. With acres of gardens and parkland to run around in, not to mention the many activities that can be found in the House, there is plenty to keep them entertained.

Children's tickets, for youngsters between the ages of 5 and 16, are available to buy online or at the entrance kiosk on arrival. 

Creeply Crawly Corner

Originally the Smokehouse, this small triangular building dating from the 1700s is now home to Creepy Crawly Corner, an interactive display encouraging young children to learn about the animals and insects living in and around the garden. Conveniently located next to the playground, you will find information boards to read, pelts to touch, insects to track down, and picnic benches for parents/guardians who need a sit down!

Playground

With challenging climbing and slides for children under 12 years of age, the playground is an exciting place to have some fun. Children must be carefully supervised at all times whilst playing in the area, and there are conveniently located picnic benches for parents/guardians to oversee playtime.

Willow Labyrinth

The Willow Labyrinth grows throughout the summer months to form a maze. Can you find the elusive hare in the centre?

Activities

Quiz

Follow the clues in each of the rooms in the House to find out how it has changed and developed into what you see today. Who made the beautiful plaster ceilings? How did a card game determine the ownership of the House? Where did the servants live and what kind of jobs did they do?

How good are your observation skills?  Can you find all of the items on the Garden Quiz?  Your hard work will be rewarded with a Levens Hall bug.

Mouse and Bird Hunt

Can you find all of the mice and birds hidden in the House? Whilst the House is closed they mysteriously move about.

Costumes

Dress up in Elizabethan costume to walk around the House. Whether you would like to experience life as a maid or as lady of the house, there’s a great selection to choose from.

Access with buggies and prams

The Gardens are fully accessible to smaller visitors who are in buggies and prams, with gravel and grass paths throughout. However, the House has many narrow door openings and steps making it inaccessible.

Eat

Children are well catered for in Levens Kitchen with healthy half portions from the menu, high chairs, cutlery for small hands and books. There are also picnic benches throughout the grounds should you choose to bring your own food.

Walk on the wild side

If your children are still needing to let off steam after their visit to the House and Gardens, why not cross the road for a walk in Levens Deer Park? A huge amount of wildlife can be seen and there are several miles of marked paths to run along before it’s time to go home.

Schools

We are always pleased to host school visits.  Please get in touch with us to discuss your requirements.