Busy days at Cliveden

a family enjoy a picnic

During peak times, such Bank Holidays, half-term and sunny Sundays, we encounter a high number of visitors to the site. Read our top tips to ensure that your day is filled with nothing but fun.

Arrive Early

Car parking spaces are limited. Once they’re filled, we sadly can’t admit further visitors. Buddy up with friends if you’re travelling by car, and arrive early in the day to avoid disappointment (we open at 10am).  

Be Adventurous

Cliveden extends far beyond the house and formal gardens. If you’re feeling active, explore the acres of woodlands and stumble upon hidden woodland gems, such as the Duke of Sutherland statue or the giant Secoia ring. Perhaps you'll find some of the less beaten paths which lead you down to the riverfront (comfortable walking shoes required!)

Why not discover local Trust land Maidnehead and Cookham Commons. The long history of the area is often overlooked, despite the rich diversity of the area. Discover a wildflower meadow at Pinkneys Green, choose a walking route through Maidenhead Thicket or see the historic bronze-age burial mound at Cock Marsh.

Pack a picnic

Don't waste the precious sunlight hours stood in a long queue! Instead, think ahead and bring along a hamper filled with your favourite goodies from home. We’ve got plenty of places to lay out the blanket and find a quiet spot, far from the maddning crowd.

Stay Updated

Before you begin your journey, check our website homepage for live updates or call the edtate office on 01628 605069. If we reach full capacity and close the estate, we'll do our best to let you know as soon as possible.

Visitor safety is our priority. We're here to ensure that you leave with only happy memories, so please tell our staff if you require assistance or if you see anything that concerns you.