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CHESTNUT GUIDE TO SUMMER ADVENTURES!


AUDLEY END MINIATURE RAILWAY


All aboard for an Enchanted Summer Adventure! A captivating train journey deep into the woodland, home to many mystical creatures including fire breathing dragons. Disembark to a friendly welcome from the resident elves and fairies, explore their homes, take part in wand making workshops and much more...

Open everyday from 23rd July to 4th September

To learn more and to book tickets click here.


Pub Pit Stops - The Eight Bells, Saffron Walden, and The Cricketers, Clavering.


NEWMARKET RACECOURSE


Meet Superman, Batman and Wonderwoman at the themed Summer Raceday at Newmarket's July Course on Saturday 6th August. Activities for the mini superheroes include an inflatable assault course and fancy dress is encouraged... while the grown ups can enjoy a flutter on the horses!


Saturday 6th August

Kids go free with Adult tickets starting from £14, to book click here.


Pub Pit Stops - The Carpenters Arms, Great Wilbraham, The Three Blackbirds, Woodditton and The Packhorse Inn, Moulton.


IWM DUXFORD


This is one for any future pilots! Let them put their paper plane making skills to the test in the Flight Academy, show off their engineering skills by building their own Cockpit Control and take on a family mission of D-Day paratroopers!


Open from 21st July to 4th September

All kids activities are free with the price of general admission, for more details click here.


Pub Pit Stops - The Cricketers, Clavering, The Eight Bells, Saffron Walden, The Rupert Brooke, Grantchester.


RSPB MINSMERE


Pond dipping is for the bravest adventurers who will discover creatures that live beneath the surface, from the fantastic and ferocious! Expect to come across dragonfly nymphs, water scorpions, or the magnificent great silver diving beetles!


Open from 28th July to 26th August

Prices from £4 to £11 and booking is essential, to learn more click here.


Pub Pit Stops - The Westleton Crown and The Ship at Dunwich


HOLKHAM ESTATE


Let the little ones get wild in the woods this summer with specially created Bush Craft sessions at Holkham. Burn off some steam with den building, scavenger hunts, campfire building and outdoor crafts.


From 27th July to 1st September

Sessions last around 90 minutes and cost £10 per child, to book click here.


Pub Pit Stops - The Globe at Wells and The Feathers, Holt


FELBRIGG ESTATE


A nighttime nature walk is on the National Trust's 50 things to do before you are 11 and 3/4 . And, of course, as night falls, bats wake up from their slumber. Take a walk through the Felbrigg Estate and explore the world of bats armed with a bat detector!


26th August/2nd September

Booking essential, for details click here.


Pub Pit Stops - The Feathers, Holt and The Globe at Wells


KENTWELL HALL


Visit the manor lost in time this summer for a whole family immersive experience. Kentwell's Hands-On History Days will prove that history is anything but boring. Enjoy activities throughout the house, gardens, farms and woodland.


Open 13th to 21st August Prices range from £6.50 to £18.15 for adults with a family option available - to learn more click here.


Pub Pit Stops - The Crown, Stoke by Nayland and The Northgate, Bury St Edmunds

(The Black Lion in Long Melford will be closed for essential maintenance during this period)



FRAMLINGHAM


Calling all miniature sleuths! Follow a treasure trail cracking codes and solving the case with cleverly placed clues along the route. The mission takes you behind the castle walls, adding some medieval mystery to the adventure.


This is a self-guided trail that lasts around 2 hours and is dog-friendly

To learn more click here


Pub Pit Stops - The Ship at Dunwich and The Westleton Crown



NATIONAL HORSERACING MUSEUM


Horse lover's heaven! At the National Horse-Racing Museum, buddying equestrians will find trails to explore, hats to try on, horses to stroke, treasure windows to find, a race horse simulator to ride and memories to be made!


Open Tuesday to Sunday throughout the Summer

Kids entry is free with adults £15, to learn more click here.


Pub Pit Stops - The Packhorse Inn, Moulton, The Weeping Willow, Barrow and The Three Blackbirds, Woodditton



PINT-SIZE GUESTS



Chestnut pubs all offer a warm welcome to pint-sized guests. Be sure to check out the kids menus on our websites before you make your summer adventure pit stop!


chestnutgroup.co.uk


Images and video courtesy of Audley End Miniature Railway, The Jockey Club, Kentwell Hall and The National Horseracing Museum.