Family visits to Claremont Landscape Garden

A family walking around the lake at Claremont

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.

Play area

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, hunt for bugs or play hide and seek amongst the trees.

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.

Thatched Cottage

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.

Discover a hut full of fun and games with a Georgian and Victorian twist
Playing outside the Thatched Cottage at Claremont Landscape Garden, Surrey
Discover a hut full of fun and games with a Georgian and Victorian twist

Tea-room treats

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.

We also sell delicious hot drinks and snacks from The Cube, which is right by the play area, so you can relax with a tea or coffee while the kids play.

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. Have a read of our What's On page for more information.


Baby-changing facilities are available in the toilet block outside the pay barrier and you're welcome to breastfeed. A buggy- and wheelchair-friendly path takes you around the circumference of the lake, and there are covered seats and benches throughout the garden.

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?
  • Take a photo...and share your pics with us on our Facebook or Twitter page.