Cliveden's autumn celebrations

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Autumn is a spectacular time of year for families to visit Cliveden. The leaves have changed colour, fruits are ripening on the tree and creatures great and small are busy preparing for winter...

National Apple Day

Celebrate all things apple at Cliveden on Monday 21 October as we kick off with apple pressing and tasting.  Discover a part of the estate you may not have been to before - the newly restored Round Garden, where you can hear all about the long-lost 19th century fruit garden.  If you like what you see in the Round Garden, pop into the gift shop and pick up some cider to enjoy at home. 

Autumn tree climbing in Cliveden's woods

Highly skilled and friendly instructors can help children from the age of 6 reach new heights in Cliveden's woods. They will teach children how to enter a tree's canopy using ropes, knots and karabiners, whilst being securely attached in a harness at all times. Once at the top of the tree, children will gain an experience which can't be found on the ground. For those who feel brave, there's a branch walk before being lowered back down. Tickets cost £20 per participant, sessions last 1 hour. Those spectating the activity will need to pay admission charges to the estate, however this is free if you're a National Trust member. 


Guided Woodland walk and talk

Get close to nature on a Ranger-led tour of Cliveden’s Woodlands. We’ll talk trees, woodland management, and some Cliveden history whilst enjoying glorious views of the surrounding countryside that are only available on foot.

Creepy-crawly half term trail

During October half term, Cliveden’s annual autumn trail returns. The estate is home to hundreds of species of creepy-crawlies, and it’s time for your young explorers to join them. Children will scamper around the gardens, solving creepy challenges along the way, and finish up by creating a craft to take home. The trail runs from Saturday 26 October to Sunday 3 November from 10.30am to 2.30pm. This activity costs £3 per child, plus usual admission charges to the estate.  Best enjoyed in costume!

Whilst you're here...

Over the October half term, there'll be plenty of other spooky goings on for your children to enjoy.

  1. 50 autumn things to do before you're 11 ¾ - Pick up a booklet from the Information Centre and have fun completeing the National Trust's 50 suggestions to get children close to nature.
  2. The Doll's House Café - Enclosed in the 'Storybook Play Den', this little pit-stop is the perfect place to pick up a quick hot chocolate and a snack.  
  3. Cliveden's Giant Maze has over 500m of lush yew tree hedging. Don't be fooled by its exterior, it's harder than it looks!
  4. The Woodlands offers you and the children a chance to really stretch your legs. Within the acres of foliage you'll find the Natural Play Trail, where little ones can challenege themselves by building, balancing and climbing.
A family gathering autumn leaves

Plan your perfect family day out this autumn at Cliveden

Visiting with the family? This season holds many adventures for families planning a visit. From trails to treats...find out why Cliveden is a firm family favourite.