There’s plenty of family fun to be had on a visit to Claremont Landscape Garden. From climbing the Belvedere Tower to exploring our play areas and going back in time in the Thatched Cottage, Claremont is a great place for families.
Claremont used to be the playground of princesses and now it can be yours too. Great for young children.
Natural play area
For older, adventurous children. Climb the mound to build a den and get in touch with your wild side.
Nine-pin bowling alley
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.
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. 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.
If you're feeling peckish make sure to stop off in the café, 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.
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.
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.
What will you do?
There are all kinds of hidden surprises to look out for on your walk. Dress up, build a den, cross swords or have a game of nine-pins.
In school holidays we run trails for you to follow around the Garden and hold fun craft sessions in the Thatched Cottage. Ask one of our team to help you find all the activities.
Don’t forget to..
Feed the birds - you can buy a bag of bird food from the kiosk for a small donation.
Bring a picnic
Find a picturesque spot and relax beside the lake
Race to the top - who will be the first to enjoy the view from the Amphitheatre?
We've laid on a packed programme of family events to make planning the school holidays a piece of cake. Whether it's a children's trail, story telling session or a visit to the Thatched Cottage, there are plenty of opportunities for adventure this summer.
There are tons of adventures to be had in the great outdoors, and our list of 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ is a brilliant way to discover them. In the garden at Claremont you'll be able to tick at least 11 off your list, and for every one you do we'll give you a sticker for your scrapbook.