Things to see & do

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Grab your bikes and enjoy new views of the amazing temples and gardens at Stowe from our cycle route. The route is free to access, following the ha-ha around the edge of the gardens. And it's family friendly.

Great British Walk

From September you can take part in the Great British Walk in partnership with PruHealth using our brand-new walks:

  • Secret Places – Discover oft-missed treasures in unusual and unexpected places
  • Missing Monuments – Find the historic locations of many of the monuments and statues that are now missing

What's on

We've lots of activities and events going on at Stowe over the next few months. Events include guided walks, family fun, and seasonal self-led trails to see the best of the gardens.

Get to know us more

Get to know Stowe courtesy of Barry, our head gardener. He’s written a short introduction to Stowe: what you can expect to see and some of his highlights.

Our shop and cafe

  • Large new café built in the style of a traditional barn
  • Local, seasonal menus
  • Sample our New Inn Restoration Ale
  • Seasonal plants for sale
  • New ranges of local gifts - honey, jewellery, toiletries...
  • Buy garden ornaments, pots and furniture
  • Toddler Tuesdays: new games to play with every Tuesday morning
  • Claydon estate vegetables served in the café

Family fun

  • Rugs at the ready - families love the surroundings of Stowe for a picnic
  • We’ve plenty of space, so why not bring your kites to fly?
  • We welcome four-legged friends and their well-behaved families