Burghley House is a grand Elizabethan House near Stamford

There are a lot of things to do and see at Burghley House, during school holidays you can book on a Beastly Boring Burghley tour where a guide tells you about the history of Burghley House. If you or your children are Horrible Histories fans then this is a must and is very entertaining.

Around the gardens there is a sculpture trail, pick up a leaflet to find out more about the sculptures, and to make sure you don’t miss any.

Burghley House Sculpture Garden Hare holding the moon

Hare holding the moon sculpture

Some of the sculptures are hidden away, it is fun to find the different sculptures as you walk around the gardens.

Burghley House Face Sculpture

Face sculpture

Children love the Garden of Surprises, which has lots of water features to get wet in and places to explore.  Make sure you take a change of clothes, towel, and shoes that you don’t mind getting soaking wet.

Burghley House is possibly best known for its Horse Trials, however, it has lots of other events such as the outdoor Film Festival, which I went to in 2013.  Take a picnic and something to drink, don’t forget a blanket just in case it gets chilly.

Burghley Film Festival

The house and gardens are open daily (House is closed on Fridays) from the middle of March until the start of November, from 11 am to 5 pm.  Adult day ticket £13, Children (3-15) £6.50, Senior £11.80, Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) £35

Have you been to Burghley House? What is your favourite part? Please leave a comment below.