Summer adventures for families at Claremont

We've laid on a packed programme of family events to make planning the summer 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.

A man and his daughter walking in the garden

Summer holiday family trails 

We've got three different family trails running during the summer holidays. Learn all about frogs, toads and other water dwelling creatures with our Amphibian trail (Mon 23 Jul–Fri 3 Aug). Go on an adventure and follow the harvest mouse on our Mammal trail. (Sat 4–Fri 17 Aug) and find creepy crawlies hidden all over the garden with our Creepy crawly fantastic beasts trail (Sat 18 Aug–Sun 2 Sep) Trails are 50p plus normal admission, with a small prize for completion.

The Reluctant Dragon open air theatre

Outdoor theatre: The Reluctant Dragon 

Everyone knows St George has to do battle with the dragon, but what happens when the dragon simply won't fight St George? A wonderful evening out for the whole family to enjoy.

Playing outside the Thatched Cottage at Claremont Landscape Garden, Surrey

Thatched cottage 

The Thatched Cottage here at Claremont is a treasure trove of games from the past and dressing up clothes. Travel back in time and discover what life was like as a child in Georgian and Victorian times.

Crafts at Claremont

Animal craft workshops 

It's time to get messy with a series craft workshops this summer.

Storytelling noticeboard

Summer storytelling sessions 

Settle back under a shady marquee in the garden as you listen to the tragic tales of princes and princesses, brought to life by Emma Smyth. Sessions for both younger and older children run on Tuesdays from 15 August to the end of the holidays.

The nine-pins bowling alley at Claremont Landscape Garden in Surrey

Nine-pin bowling 

Fancy a taster of eighteenth-century garden frivolities? Head up to the nine-pin bowling alley for some free family fun. Ask at the kiosk for the key.

Visitors in the play area at Claremont Landscape Garden, Surrey

Play area 

Blow off some steam and play on child-sized versions of Claremont's garden features, including the grass amphitheatre and Belvedere Tower.

A family at Claremont Landscape Garden in autumn

Facilities for families

There are bicycle locks, puncture repair kits and cycle pumps available from the kiosk. From here you can also borrow umbrellas for kids and adults, picnic blankets, and wheelchairs (please call in advance to reserve). 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.