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Glorious gardens overlooking the River Thames

Set high above the Thames with far-reaching views, Cliveden’s impressive gardens and majestic woodlands capture the grandeur of a bygone age.

Follow in the footsteps of dukes, earls and royalty as you explore a series of gardens, each with their own special charm. From the formality of the Parterre with its vibrant floral displays to the quirky statuary and topiary in the Long Garden, the gardens will delight you in every season.

For younger visitors, the Storybook Play Den encourages imaginations to run wild as you play amongst wooden carvings of favourite storybook characters whilst the 500 metres of winding paths in the Cliveden Maze make it a challenge for all ages to find the centre.

The formal gardens give way to secluded glades, tree-lined avenues and picturesque riverside with miles of woodland walks to discover.

The house is now a luxury hotel but you can take a peek inside by joining a short guided tour on Thursday or Sunday afternoons from April to October (timed ticket required).

May half-term holiday fun

Our Storybook Play Den is designed especially for under 10s © NTPL/Megan Taylor

Our Storybook Play Den is designed especially for under 10s

During the school holidays we have lots of activities designed especially with little ones in mind including a special Wild Wednesday event on 27 May.

Pick up your free spring trail from the Information Centre, stop by the storybook themed play area, see if you can solve the giant Cliveden maze or venture into the wilds of the woodlands and try out the play trail.

May half-term holiday fun

Make a trail with sticks - one of the 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 © NTPL/John Millar

Make a trail with sticks - one of the 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4

During the school holidays we have lots of activities designed especially with little ones in mind including a special Wild Wednesday event on 27 May.

Pick up your free spring trail from the Information Centre, stop by the storybook themed play area, see if you can solve the giant Cliveden maze or venture into the wilds of the woodlands and try out the play trail.

May half-term holiday fun

With almost 500 metres of paths, the maze is a challenge for all ages © NTPL/Clare Kendall

With almost 500 metres of paths, the maze is a challenge for all ages

During the school holidays we have lots of activities designed especially with little ones in mind including a special Wild Wednesday event on 27 May.

Pick up your free spring trail from the Information Centre, stop by the storybook themed play area, see if you can solve the giant Cliveden maze or venture into the wilds of the woodlands and try out the play trail.

Splashes of spring colour

On the Parterre the wallflowers, pansies and forget-me-nots continue to provide colour in the beds.

The tulips are almost over, but as they are removed from the Parterre to make way for the summer planting they arrive in our shop. Pick up a bag (£2) and add a little bit of Cliveden to your garden for next spring.

The Big Camp - family camping

10-11 July, 11-12 July, 17-18 July and 18-19 July

Spend a night under canvas in the majestic woodlands. This 'after-hours' event includes guided bat walks, bug hunting and storytelling around the campfire, complete with toasted marshmallows.

  • Adults £25, children £15

Exclusive evening garden tours

Tuesday 14 and 21 July, 6.15pm

Look ahead to warm summer evenings?

Why not book a date in the diary to join our exclusive tour to take in the summer sights in our gardens, before enjoying a delicious home-cooked supper in our Orangery Café.

  • Adults £38

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