Simple Summer Days

Picnics at Cogges

There’s so much to enjoy at Cogges on an English summer’s day; playing croquet on the manor house lawn, chasing butterflies through the meadow, eating picnics in the orchard, building dens in the woods, or feeding the resident animals who enjoy nothing better than basking in the sun after some tasty snacks. 

We've come up with 40 different things you can do at Cogges, but what are your favourites? Have we forgotten anything? Let us know! All summer long, we're running a competition for visitors to send us their summer photos of what they love to do best at Cogges. Post it on social media and tag it with #cogges40daysofsummer and we'll share the best. Our favourite photo will be chosen at the end of the holidays and the winner will receive a family season ticket for 2018. Get snapping!




These are our suggestions... how many have you done at Cogges?

  • Build a den in the woods
  • Go fly a kite in the meadows
  • Look for bugs
  • Go bird spotting
  • Talk to the pigs (they make great conversation!)
  • Have a picnic in the orchard
  • Defend the Cogges Castle adventure fort
  • Jump in the (dry) moat
  • Decide which is the naughtiest goat
  • Stop and smell the roses
  • Anyone for croquet?
  • Chase butterflies through the flowers
  • Take your pooch for a wander
  • Ask the ponies, 'why the long face?'
  • Cuddle a rabbit
  • Make sandcastles in the sandpit
  • Drive a wooden tractor
  • Sample veggies straight from the garden
  • Eat ice cream from the café without getting brain freeze
  • Cross the rickety bridge
  • Cockle-doodle-do with the cockerels
  • Discover the Cogges secret recipe for Welsh cakes
  • How many types of buzzy bees can you find?
  • Be a trailblazer - make a trail for others to follow
  • Paint a picture with mud
  • Be crafty and learn a new skill
  • Fly on the zip wire when no one's looking
  • Take a #coggesselfie in the parlour
  • Waddle like a duck
  • Listen to/make up a story under the trees
  • Get on your bike to arrive in style
  • Find a windfall apple
  • Climb a tree
  • Navigate the meadow maze
  • Count sheep and have a snooze
  • Play hide-and-seek
  • Say hello to someone you don't know
  • Lie on the grass and look up at the clouds
  • Post your best photo from #cogges40daysofsummer

We look forward to seeing you this summer