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This May half term enjoy a fun and informative hunt around historic Hestercombe House for all of the family.

Follow our friendly caterpillar around the historic rooms and galleries of Hestercombe House, piecing together clues and delving into some of Hestercombe's rich history to solve a puzzle. Claim your free prize at the end of the hunt in our fantastic second hand bookshop.

This trail has elements to suit young children, but also enough sleuthing to keep primary school age and even 'big kids' busy.

Please note that Hestercombe House will close at 5pm daily.

Prices & tickets

The Caterpillar Word Hunt is free, included once you have paid standard garden admission (Hestercombe members go free).

Admission tickets are available via the Hestercombe website.

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Membership at Hestercombe

Join today and enjoy unlimited access to Hestercombe for a whole year

Described as “one of the top twenty gardens to visit in the country”, Hestercombe is always beautiful throughout the year. Join today and enjoy unlimited access, with prices from £48 per year.

Your membership includes:

  • Unlimited access to Hestercombe Gardens for a year from date of joining for the Member, guests and children according to membership type
  • Half price entry for visitors accompanied by a Member of Hestercombe (one visitor per member)
  • Free children's trails available throughout the year
  • Special members’ discounts on many of our events throughout the year
  • Our 'members first approach' with members receiving 24 hours priority booking for our most popular events, such as Mother's Day, The Bampfylde Lecture, workshops and most importantly, our winter events such as the Christmas Market, Father Christmas and ILLUMINATE.
  • Full colour newsletters and ‘What’s On’ emails to keep you up to date with news and events
  • Discounts on tickets to selected events at Hestercombe
  • Half price entry to our partner attractions:­ Abbotsbury Sub­tropical Gardens, Forde Abbey Gardens (half price garden entry only), The Bishop’s Palace, Wells (available for full membership only), The Garden House, Dartington Trust Gardens and Exmoor Zoo.

Give a Gift of Membership to friends and family and they too can enjoy all the benefits of membership.

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Hestercombe Gardens
Cheddon Fitzpaine
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