Biddulph Grange Garden, National Trust
Average time spent – 3 hours
Things to do Biddulph Grange Garden review
Fire up little imaginations and become real life explorers for a day. What’s more exciting than discovering an Egyptian pyramid or ringing the bell in a Chinese temple? Intrigued?
Biddulph Grange Garden is a National Trust property in the Staffordshire Moorlands. If you’re not a National Trust member then an entrance fee will apply but it’s a whole lot cheaper than an around the world flight! With beautiful gardens to explore, a woodland playground to find, mysterious tunnels, a trip around the world, and some fossils thrown into the mix it’s the perfect place to stretch those legs.
If you’re a buggy user then it is doable but there are a number of steps in and around the gardens so you will need to carry the buggy up and down a fair bit. I’ve visited Biddulph Grange Gardens with both a buggy and also while baby wearing.
A masterpiece of Victorian garden design, a quirky playful paradise, these gardens really are something to behold. Usually at National Trust properties the playgrounds hold the most appeal for my boys but here at Biddulph Grange Gardens they love finding the Egyptian pyramids, and the Golden Bull in the temple gardens. It all feels a bit magical, and you don’t know what you’re going to find around the next corner.
This is a great venue if you have a reluctant walker, you’ll be surprised how far you clock up if you explore every tunnel, hidden path and zone within the gardens. There are plenty of benches where you can stop and take a breather too. You are welcome to take a picnic or why not head to the café for refreshments while you’re there?
For the gardeners amongst you there is a well stocked garden shop with specimen plants and garden accessories for sale. If geology is your thing then the The Gallery contains a selection of fossils that are displayed in chronological order determined by both mid-19th century geological knowledge and the Christian story of Genesis. The structure which combines both science and religion is the only one of its kind.
And finally, the lake is home to some beautiful large koi carp which you can feed if you buy a bag of fish food from the National Trust shop on site. This is always one of the highlights of our visits.
Covid 19: Due to current restrictions not everything will be open, or it may be open differently to normal, at the attraction that you are visiting. Please consult their social media accounts, give them a call or visit their website if you can’t find the information you are looking for.
Important Information Biddulph Grange
Eating – There is a cafe which sells hot and cold food and drinks.
Facilities in brief – With beautiful gardens to explore, a woodland playground, mysterious tunnels, a trip around the world, and some fossils. Plus toilets and places to eat.
Entry price – *FREE to National Trust Members or mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE to National Trust Members or Mid-range at £8 for an adult and £4.00 for a child. Family tickets are available. Parking is chargeable or free if you are a National Trust member.
Opening: Biddulph Grange Garden is open for most of the year. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Dog friendly? Only assistance dogs are permitted
Address: Grange Rd, Biddulph, Stoke-on-Trent ST8 7SD, Staffordshire, England. Phone: 01782 517999
Guest post with thanks to Emma from Dirt, Diggers and Dinosaurs
Category – Great Outdoors – Suitable for all ages
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