Christmas at Cliveden
Over the festive season, Cliveden is open every day from 10am to 4pm, only closing on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Admission for an adult costs £16, a child £9 and family is £41, admission is free for National Trust members. As a member, you'll enjoy free access to hundreds of unforgettable places and help protect them for future generations.
Family Festivities Christmas Trail
Step back in time with this year’s festive family trail through the grounds at Cliveden, inspired by the stories of Astor family Christmases on the estate.
The big day is creeping closer and Mr Lee, Lady Astor’s butler, has a to-do list as long as his arm. He and the rest of the estate staff need your help to make sure everything is ready by midnight on Christmas Eve – has Cook remembered to finish the cake? Has the housemaid given everyone the right laundry? Quick! The family dog has torn the carol sheets to shreds – can you piece them back together? Make your way through the mayhem and help Cliveden have the best Christmas ever, Lady Astor may even provide a few festive goodies to take home along the way…
The trail runs from 30 November to 23 December, on Saturdays, Sundays and school holidays only. The trail costs £5 per child; normal admission to the estate applies. Meet by the Info Centre to collect a trail map.
Choirs at Cliveden
On the weekend of the 14th and 15th of December enjoy the sound of local choirs singing a selection of festive favourites in Cliveden’s recently-restored Sounding Chamber. There will be an opportunity to join in if the mood takes you.
Saturday 14th December, Voices Anon – 11am
Sunday 15th December, New Maidenhead Choir – 11am
Sunday 15th December, Claremont Choir – 2pm
Christmas wreath-making workshop
Bring a decorative bit of Christmas at Cliveden home with you in the form of a festive wreath made with foliage from the Cliveden estate. Booking online is essential, tickets include admission to the estate.
Winter walking on the estate; an Astor family tradition
It was an Astor family tradition to walk the estate around Christmas time, and now you can make it part of your family tradition too. With 300 acres of natural woodlands to explore, there's lots to discover whilst enjoying some much needed fresh air. Stroll along the dog-friendly paths to take in the winter views of the Berkshire country side..
Families may want to head to the natural play trail where around every corner there’s a new challenge to test children’s exploring, balancing and den building skills. Make sure you find ‘Clive’s Den’, an oversized hide-out constructed by Cliveden’s rangers, complete with picnic tables.
End of season offers in Cliveden's Gift Shop
Pick up a bargain as the sale continues in Cliveden's charming gift shop.