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“Excellent afternoon tea”

Ragley Hall, Park and Gardens
Ranked #2 of 19 things to do in Alcester
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Welcome to Ragley; the family home of the 9th Marquess and Marchioness of Hertford and their children. If a fun family day out is what you're looking for then Ragley Hall, Park & Gardens really does have something for everyone! Children of all ages will be entertained for hours within our Adventure Wood and 3D maze and with boating on Ragley Lake, an 'Artist in Residence' and a Woodland Walk; it's easy to see why Ragley is one of Warwickshire's most popular family days out. If gardens are your passion then you just have to explore Ragley Gardens! The 10 hectares of 'Capability' Brown gardens surrounding Ragley Hall are diverse and display a spectacular array of snowdrops in the winter, tulips and daffodils in the spring and a Rose Garden and Prairie Garden throughout the summer months. Also look out for the Sculpture Collection which further enhance the Ragley landscape. It includes sculptures of the Hertford children and even one of a family dog!
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 3 April 2014

Absolutley delightful and Historic - one of my favourite places to visit for all the family. we visited at Christmas time and was purely magical. oozing History and mystery it was a funtastical day that was enjoyed and remembered.

Thank tanya_turner69
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

Excellent bonfire and fireworks at Ragley Hall. Parking and getting out of the venue organised extremely well. Great evening for a fiver! Our family group ranged in age from 2 years to 63 years.

Thank Ruth R
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Reviewed 30 October 2013 via mobile

Been going here for many years and I can honestly say in the last year, what is going on?? Fantastic play area for kids and the grounds are stunning but that's as far as I will take it now.
Twice in the last couple of months there has been no toilet paper in any of the toilets ( disgraceful ), and the hygiene of them is appalling. The staff do not seem to bothered about anything and as for the catering facilities... REALLY!!! Being in the trade myself I really would have thought you would have copped onto the fact that you are sitting on a little gold mine. Fresh, fast, cheap but good quality is not difficult. You really are not using it to its potential. Such a shame. Sad also that anything extra that you want to do in the grounds or house is now at an extra cost. No wander it's getting quieter every time we visit. Management wake up please!!

4  Thank helen p
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

You will LOVE this place. Young or old, there is something for everyone. A fabulous outdoor woodland play area for all ages, with tree top rope walks, climbing frames, assault course, slides, maze, toddlers area, delightful boating lake, decked cafe overlooking stunning countryside, beautiful gardens with an abundance of wild and exotic flowers, then there is the amazing hall itself. A wonderful day out for the whole family. Entry is a little bit pricey, but with such a lot to do and see, you can make a full day of it.

Thank Tigger193
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

This was my first trip here and I had wanted to come for a long time. The guide - John I think his name was was excellent. The house has been owned by the same family for many generations and he was able to tell us all about the history and answered any questions with ease. A guided tour was the only option to see the house for an additional charge. We didn't know that before the visit or till we arrived at the house. It would be great if there was some information on this when you arrive or at the car park to help plan your visit.
The two front of house team were very unfriendly and if it hadn't been for the guide then the house wouldn't be getting this rating. We had something to eat at the Terrace cafe. The view from outside if fabulous and the gardens are still very colourful in October. The toasted sandwich was a cold filling between slices of toast. not sure if it was meant to be like that but I like my toasted cheese melted.
The other parts of the visit are an adventure playground which looked good for kids and boats for hire but that seemed to be closed today.
Enjoyed house but probably wouldn't go back for a long time.

Thank LynnK21
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