I will point this out first, unless you are a national trust member there is a charge to enter these gardens.
When we went today you could go on the lake in some rowing boats but there was only 2 so you may have to wait.
If you went up the hill call the mound they were climbing a tree with ropes, there were children doing it and i did see a lady who was elderly going up the ropes under guidance from experts and to my surprise the elderly lady suddenly came shooting down on a zip wire and she looked like she totally enjoyed it. This is only available until 18th of August though and has an additional charge.
It seems going by the leaflet we picked up that there seems to be alot of things going on during the year so it might be best to look on the national trust web sit to check what they are doing as they do alot of varied things.
Most of the garden is on the level going around the lake so it is wheelchair friendly, if you go up on the mount there are steps but you don't really need to go up there if you don't want to, there is a slope that goes to the top of the Amphitheatre but you could manage it i think if you have someone fit pushing or you take your time which i think you would as the walk is lovely, there aren't really many flowers as its mainly woodland walks around the lake.
The tearoom is set just outside the gardens but still on the grounds the same as the toilets which are the only ones at the gardens.
The tearoom has a lovely wooden patio balcony that looks over the gardens and is a nice place for a coffee. As with most national trust properties the food and cakes are a little over priced so may be best to take your own.
Parking seems to be limited.
On the whole it is an great place to visit for young and old, you can go round easily in 2 to 3 hours but it all depends whats on and how fast you want to do it, you could spend all day if you wanted, i could as it was so relaxing
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