All Ages Outdoor Great Outdoors Outdoor Fun

Trentham Gardens

Trentham Gardens, Stone Road, Trentham, Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire, ST4 8JG
01782 646646
Average time spent - 3 hours
Featured image for Trentham Gardens

Things to do Trentham Estate – Trentham Gardens review

Wander the beautifully landscaped gardens of the Trentham Estate, and pick a quiet spot to enjoy a picnic with a view over the lake. During Summer take advantage of the free traditional deckchairs and relax for the day. 

Trentham Lake, designed by Capability Brown has a circular path which is home to sculptures signposting the wildlife that can be found in the area. A kingfisher, frog, fox and a stag can all be found on route.

Trentham is also renowned for its whimsical wire fairy sculpture trail. They can be found dotted across the whole estate, find them hanging from wisteria or gently blowing in the breeze clinging onto a dandelion clock. Pick up a map from the visitor’s centre, can you find them all on your visit? Be warned it’s harder than it sounds some are really quite good at hiding! 

Children are kept entertained by the adventure playground complete with sandpit, mechanical diggers and a ride on tractor track, as well as the usual playground equipment. I recommend trying the barefoot walk too for some squelchy splashy fun or a game of disc golf. Take a trip on Miss Elizabeth, Trentham’s electrically powered boat, or ride the Trentham Fern, a miniature train that runs alongside the lake (additional fees apply). 

Popular with dog walkers there are many other footpaths and routes to try out too. Trentham Estate is just as beautiful in the winter months and with two cafés at either end of the lake it’s easy to warm yourself up again. Trentham Estate is also host to Summer Concerts by the lake in the natural amphitheatre, and also hosts seasonal events such as a pumpkin trail. 

Covid 19 – Please check the website or social media of an attraction before visiting. Many places may be open differently and some remain closed. Reviews do not mention all of these changes or possible price changes. Most places still require you to pre-book online in advance.

FAQ and Further Information Trentham Gardens

Is there food and drink available?

Totally Delicious at Lakeside Café and Italian Garden Tearooms Kiosk by adventure playground serves Snugburys ice-cream. You can picnic in the gardens. More eateries can be found just outside the entrance to the estate within the shopping village.

What are the main things to do?

Landscaped gardens with sculptures including a wire fairy trail. Adventure playground with sandpit, ride-on tractor and more. Barefoot walk, disc golf, boat rides and a miniature train. There are toilets and places to eat.

What are the ticket prices?

*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range – An adult ticket online costs £12.00 and £9.00 for a child aged 3-15. Under 3’s are free.

Is there parking?

There is free parking.

When are they open?

Trentham Gardens is open every day except Christmas day. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are welcome.

Are they accessible?

Guest post written by Emma writer at Dirt Diggers and Dinosaurs

Trentham Gardens
Trentham Gardens
Trentham Gardens
Trentham Gardens

*This post contains affiliate links

Join in the conversation of find a great day out near you, join us on Facebook and Instagram 

Top attractions in Staffordshire

  • Dimensions Leisure Centre
    All Ages Indoor Sports Swimming Indoor Fun

    Dimensions Leisure Centre

    Dimensions Leisure Centre, Scotia Road, Tunstall, Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire, ST6 4ET

  • Waterworld Stoke
    All Ages Indoor Swimming Sports Indoor Fun

    Waterworld Stoke

    Waterworld Stoke, Festival Park, Festival Way, Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire, ST1 5PU

  • Alton Towers Waterpark
    All Ages Indoor Swimming Indoor Fun

    Alton Towers Waterpark

    Alton Towers Waterpark, Alton Towers, Alton, Staffordshire, ST10 4DB

  • Planet Ice Uttoxeter
    All Ages Indoor Indoor Fun Sports

    Planet Ice Uttoxeter

    Planet Ice Uttoxeter, Town Meadows Way, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 8AZ

  • NAMCO Funscape Tamworth
    All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Indoor Fun Indoor Play Centres Outdoor Fun

    NAMCO Funscape Tamworth

    NAMCO Funscape Tamworth, Castle Grounds, Riverdrive, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 7ND

  • Planet Ice Cannock
    All Ages Indoor Indoor Fun Sports

    Planet Ice Cannock

    Planet Ice Cannock, Lakeside Plaza, Walkmill Ln, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 0XE