With beautiful gardens, a duck-filled moat, free kids activities, a friendly coffee shop and spectacular buildings, Headstone Manor is the perfect place to spend time with family and friends.

Explore the pages below and see all the amazing family activities available at Headstone Manor & Museum.

The Manor Museum

Explorer Backpacks

Families can enjoy our Explorer Backpacks full of activities to help younger children find and learn new things in the museum. You can collect your backpack from The Parlour Room in The Manor House.

Bill the Duck trail


Take a duck’s eye view of our site with our trail made just for kids. You can collect your Bill the Duck trail from The Parlour Room in the Manor House.

The Bakehouse

Don’t forget to visit our Bakehouse playroom – dress up as a Tudor and “cook” a feast.

The Granary Learning Centre

The Granary is our dedicated learning space, where Bill the Duck (our quackers mascot) is the star of our kid friendly exhibition!

Art Cart

Get colouring, sticking and creating with our arts and crafts activities. Drop in anytime during Museum opening hours. Art Cart activities are self-guided so don’t forget a grown up to help you with the tricky bits!

Dressing Up

Why not dress up and strike a pose in front of our old Headstone backdrop?

Mini Museum

Fun for under fives! Singing, stories, crafting, and handling special museum objects. See What’s On for more details. link to family whats on

Family Events

Keep an eye out for fun family events on our What’s On page.

Exploring Headstone Manor Park

The Museum is located within Headstone Manor park, where there is a new play area and lots of open space to play. Children love feeding the ducks on our moat (duck food available in the café), and if you fancy finding out more you can pick up a free Nature Finders trail from our Visitor Centre.

Family Events

Check out our What’s On Page for our monthly, holiday and special events, including our famous seasonal trails!


Baby changing is available in the Granary, the Visitor Centre and The Manor House

Getting Here

See the Getting Here page to plan your journey to and from Headstone Manor