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Wells House & Gardens

There is plenty to do here at Wells House & Gardens, from exploring our wonderful gardens, eating in the tasty onsite cafe or bringing a picnic to the grounds, then

then meeting our furry friends in the animal farm – you will be entertained for hours.

4 Children and an adult skipping through the courtyard

Craft Courtyard

The old stables at Wells House & Gardens have been converted into a welcoming Craft Courtyard which is a great place

to pick up unique, lovingly made craft products for your friends, family and of course, yourself.

Click here to see the different shops available in the craft courtyard.

Animal Farm

Part of the fun when visiting Wells House and Gardens is a visit to the Animal Farm where you will meet our cute and cuddly residents.

Why not book an Animal Experience to get up close to the Meerkats and the Racoons and Tortoises?

Boy and girl sitting down rubbing a tortoise
wood instuments in the Wells Woodlands

Enchanted Woodland Walks

You can also explore the natural beauty of Wells House & Gardens as you meander through the beautiful woodlands and discover the fairies and Gruffalos hidden within the trees.

We have two woodland walks which are 1.2km each and promise to bring you on a journey of magic and wonder.


The gardens at Wells House & Gardens were designed by renowned architect Daniel Robertson between the years of 1835 and 1838 and he introduced many landscape features including the Terrace Gardens, Radiating Parterre, Arboretum and Main Avenue.

These gardens really do provide the perfect setting to relax and play.

Pathway with gardens on either side
6 kids sitting on a wooden train waving their arms in the air

Adventure Playground

We all love to play and Wells House & Gardens is the place to do it with our state of the art adventure playground with swings, slides and a choice of climbing frames and ropes – let the fun begin!

After your activities our Picnic Area is adjacent to the playground so come prepared or pop into our restaurant for a selection of picnic delights or enjoy a take-away coffee while the children play!


From the formal terrace gardens the second piece of restoration work on the grounds of the Wells estate undertaken since opening to the public was the arboretum. The entrance to this area begins at the fountain where Fairy Flo sits proudly.  

Pathway with gardens on either side
2 Images of Wells House next to each other, 1 in color and the other in black and white

House Tour

Activities include our house tours. Discover the 400-year history of Wells House & Gardens with our living house tour and guide in Victorian dress who brings you back to a time when the magnificent ground floor and bedrooms witnessed the stories of Cromwell, Rebellions and the Famine.

Uncover the everyday lives of not just the families who lived in the estate but also their famed architect Daniel Robertson and their tenants, giving you a unique insight into the life of previous generations.


Wells House & Gardens are now taking bookings for our exciting  2021 School Tours Packages.

School Tours 2021

We are currently developing beautiful new walks through the Magic Woods of Wells House & Gardens, which children and teachers can enjoy on their visit. Our Adventure Playground is perfect for letting the kids work off some energy before getting back on the bus. All our packages offer free playtime for all.

This International Dawn Chorus Day, we invite you to experience our own magical ‘Dawn Chorus’ with exclusive early morning access to Well House & Gardens and Woodland Walks.

Dawn Chorus Morning

Lose yourself in Spring’s joyful morning song and enjoy the beautiful Sunrise at 05.51am, listening to a backdrop of birdsong whilst watching the day awaken in the enchanting gardens and woodlands.

Relax, unwind and enjoy your retirement with the help of Wells House & Gardens.

Active Retirement

Spend an afternoon in the dining room of the house itself and then take a step back in time with a guided house tour, bringing you back to a time when the magnificent ground floor and bedrooms witnessed the stories of Cromwell, Rebellions and the Famine.

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