Widen your experience on our narrow-gauge railway through the grounds. Then go beyond them for Ludlow Castle, Go Ape!, safari, archery, quadbiking, pony treks and show jumping at the riding centre and more.
We are very fortunate at The Hyde to have one of the longest and most highly regarded narrow gauge steam railways in the country. It is a 71/4 inch gauge with a variety of locomotives and carriages.
The main station is set in an orchard near the house from which nearly two kilometres of track follow a scenic route that includes tunnels, bridges, turntables and a viaduct. The railway is run on our behalf by a group of volunteers and is not open to the public, although we do hold some charity fund-raising events throughout the year.
By prior arrangement, and subject to train driver availability, we are happy to organise train rides and driving experiences for the exclusive use of our guests.
We offer four main types of event, but are happy to discuss any specific requirements you may have.
Pony Treks, Horse Riding, Show Jumping. From cowboys to princesses, a day at Grafton Farm Riding Centre is perfect for getting all the family up and active.
Explore the beautiful ruins of Ludlow Castle, regular events and storytelling folk in costume – who says history can’t keep them interested!?
Take to the trees and speed down zip slides at Wyre Go Ape which is the UK’s No.1 Forest Adventure. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.
For a day out in the wild head to the West Midland Safari Park. Voted the Best Attraction in the West Midlands by Kids and Parents, West Midland Safari Park combines four-miles of self-drive safari, including UK’s largest pride of White Lions, plus Elephant, Rhino, Cheetah, Giraffe, etc.
For the Grown Ups
A wide selection of Country pursuits are available nearby, including clay pigeon shooting, archery, quad biking and horse riding.
We’ve top class chefs available to create and serve a special three course dinner on the big day, drop off ready meals when you arrive, or serve a classic brunch on Sunday morning.
If you would like to indulge in some beauty and health pampering our expert beauty therapists offer a full range of treatments. Get all the luxury of a visit to a five star spa in the comfort of your own country hideaway.