Deer Park at Dunham Massey

Summer at Dunham Massey

Gemma Gibb, Associate Editor

Summer days ….. there aren’t many places we’d rather be, come rain or shine, than Dunham Massey. Read our guide to the best things to do outside at Dunham Massey this August.

We will be dreaming big at the new Midnight Garden trail, running wild in the ancient deer park,  leaping off the log piles and eating ALL the ice cream at Dunham Massey’s renowned Ice Cream Parlour.

The house, filled with 300 years of history, is also always brimming with new ways of telling the stories of the two great families that inhabited it. Scandal, fortune and duty … all the good things.

In the house are three new trails which make up Dunham Massey: A Woman’s Place? With the option to dip into just one or all three, follow incredible personal stories which highlight important questions around women’s roles in society, home and work.

Explore very different worlds and experiences through costume, books and fascinating objects that tell the stories of Lady Mary Booth (the first and only woman to inherit and run the estate), Penelope Lady Stamford, who decided to open a  military hospital during the First World War whilst caring for her children as a single mother, and the “silent presence” of Mrs. Isabella Collins, Housekeeper for 40 years.

Things to do right now

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skyliner
Activity Until 27 September 2020, from £9

Skyliner: Alternative Tours of Manchester

Puffin Box
Music Until 27 September 2020, from £110

Puffin Box at Hilton House

gassing with the galdem
Activity Until 28 September 2020, FREE

Girl Gang: Gassing with the Galdem

Science Learning at Home with Jodrell Bank
Activity Until 30 September 2020, FREE

Science Learning at Home with Jodrell Bank

HOME Reopening Programme
Cinema Until 30 September 2020, from £5.5

HOME Reopening Film Programme

Visual Arts Until 30 September 2020, FREE

Manchester Art Gallery Highlights Tour

eat the archive
Activity Until 30 September 2020, FREE

Eat The Archive at Manchester Jewish Museum

MAD walkers
Activity Until 30 September 2020, £36.60 for annual membership

Manchester and District Walkers (MAD Walkers)

Activity Until 30 September 2020, from £20

Circus House: Circus Online

Cinema Until 30 September 2020, FREE

Above The Line – September at YES

Manchester Museum Online
Activity Until 30 September 2020, FREE

Manchester Museum Online