Trentham Gardens

Trentham Estate – Trentham Gardens
near Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Average time spent – 3-4+ hours.

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. 

Eating – 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.

Facilities in brief – 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.

Entry price – *Mid-Range
*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.

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

Information on accessibility

Address: Stone Rd, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 8JG, Staffordshire, England. Phone: 01782 646646

Written by Emma writer at Dirt Diggers and Dinosaurs

Category – Great outdoors – suitable for all ages

*This post contains affiliate links

Find a Great Family-Friendly Hotel in Staffordshire

Find us on Facebook and Instagram – share your days out ideas or find our days out ideas using our hashtag #bucketdaysuk

UK Family Days Out

Map below shows only attractions in Staffordshire

Within |

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.