Facilities & access


  • Orangery Café - home cooked lunches and teas
  • Shop - gifts, seasonal produce and plants
  • Refreshment kiosk - open air seating in piazza area (main car park)
  • Dovecote Coffee House - serving morning coffee and afternoon tea
  • Toilets - in the Gas Yard (off main car park), at Orangery and Doll's House, at Woodland Lounge
  • To respect the privacy of hotel guests, no photos are allowed in the house
  • Dog walking under close control in the woodlands. Assistance dogs welcome throughout gardens and cafe facilities
  • Designated picnic areas with picnic benches
  • On site car parking (included within admission fees)
  • Cycle racks available in car park. We ask you not to cycle on the estate
  • Introductory film 'Cliveden: Camelot on Thames' showing in the Gas Yard cinema
  • Doll's House - takeaway family focused café and shop overlooking play area

Family & children

  • Storybook Play Den - imaginative play area for the under 10s
  • The Cliveden Maze is great fun for children and adults alike (please accompany children under 11)
  • Pick up a free family trail sheet to explore the gardens. Available from the information centre
  • The goal posts on the north paddock are ideal for a game of football
  • Baby-changing facilities in Gas Yard (off main car park), Orangery and Doll's House toilets
  • All-terrain baby buggies available to borrow from the information centre
  • Buggy friendly route map available from the information centre
  • Orangery Café offers a children's menu, high chairs and a baby bottle and food warming station
  • Doll's House café and shop overlooking the play area and designed especially for families.


  • Designated parking spaces available for disabled visitors in main car park
  • Gardens have hard gravel paths, some steep slopes, undulating terrain and steps
  • Suggested level access map around gardens available from information centre
  • Accessible toilets in Gas Yard (off main car park), Doll's House and next to Orangery
  • A volunteer-driven shuttle bus operates at regular intervals between the main car park, gardens and Orangery
  • Five manual wheelchairs available to borrow from the information centre (pre-bookable on 01628 605 069)
  • Sensory attraction - fragrant plants in the gardens
  • Orangery, Dovecote and Shop - level access
  • Guided house tours (April - October on Thursdays and Sundays) - level entrance with five internal steps part way through tour
  • Large print garden guide available from information centre
  • Access to riverbank and boat trips is approximately 30 minute walk from car park and includes 172 steps
  • Maze accessible to manual wheelchairs and we'd suggest a visit on a quieter day

Dog walking

The woodlands cover over 200 acres and have miles of walks for you to explore with your dog.

To help us look after the gardens, dogs are not permitted. Assistance dogs are welcome throughout the estate and in our cafés.

Perfect picnics

Why not fill your hamper, pack your picnic rug and join us for some al fresco dining?

Whether you'd like to be near a play area or are looking for a place with view, we’ve the perfect picnic spots already packed.

Filming and photos

The gardens and woods are available for hire for photography and filming.

For commercial photo shoots and filming please call the filming office on 020 7824 7129. For wedding or engagement photography please email us or call 01628 605 069.