For families

Follow the leader

When you check in at the kiosk make sure to ask for a children's map, then let the younger members of your group lead the way as you enter the Garden. There are all kinds of hidden surprises to look out for on your walk.

Come and play

  • A wonderful experience for children at Claremont © John Miller

    Play area

    Claremont used to be the playground of princesses and now it can be yours too. Great for young children.

  • Having fun den building in the woods © National Trust/Julie Tucker

    Natural play area

    For older, adventurous children. Climb the mound to build a den, and get in touch with your wild side.

Thatched Cottage

Who will you be, Princess, Duke or Prime Minister? © Anita Goodwin

Who will you be, Princess, Duke or Prime Minister?

Travel back in time with our collection of Georgian and Victorian themed outfits, available for you to try on inside the Cottage, open most days.

Thatched Cottage

Enjoy toys and games including hobby-horses, hoops, yo-yos and dominoes © Andrew Butler

Enjoy toys and games including hobby-horses, hoops, yo-yos and dominoes

Once you're suitably dressed, enjoy a taste of playtime in the past. There are games, toys, and picnic blankets for you to borrow. Just return them when you're finished.

Come rain or shine

Is it raining? Don't worry, you can always borrow a brolly from the kiosk, so just put on your wellies, search for the muddiest puddles you can find and have fun.

School holidays

In school holidays we run trails for you to follow around the Garden and hold fun craft sessions in the Thatched Cottage. Just make sure to check our events page to see what we have going on this time.

Nine-pins bowling alley

How many pins will you knock down?

How many pins will you knock down?

We've re-imagined the Duke of Newcastle's original temple in miniature close to the same site, so you too can enjoy a game that has been played at Claremont over the years. Just borrow a ball from the kiosk for a £10 deposit, read the instructions and get bowling.

Tea-room treats

Lunches are available between 12noon and 2.30pm © John Millar

Lunches are available between 12noon and 2.30pm

If you're feeling peckish make sure to stop off in the tea-room, where you can indulge in a delicious range of drinks, cakes, breakfasts and light lunches. Don't forget to ask about our children's snack packs.

Activities

Help yourself to a colouring sheet while you enjoy your food or drink © David McClenaghan

Help yourself to a colouring sheet while you enjoy your food or drink

There's plenty to do in the tea-room while you tuck in. We provide a selection of colouring sheets, crayons and children's books to help you keep the little ones entertained.

Don't forget to...

  •  © National Trust

    Feed the birds

    Buy a bag of bird food from the kiosk for a small donation.

  •  © David Levenson

    Have a picnic

    Find a picturesque spot and relax besides the lake.

  • Discover exciting gardens © David Levenson

    Race to the top

    Who will be the first to enjoy the view from the Amphitheatre?

  • Taking home a memory from Tintinhull Garden in Somerset © John Millar

    Take a photo

    ...and share your pics with us on our Facebook page.

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