Plan your perfect family day out

We have a whole host of activities for families to make the most of the great outdoors. From woodland play trails, a character-filled play area designed for under 10s and plenty of open space, kiddies of all ages will get a much needed breath of fresh air.

Picnic lunch with salad, fruit and cakes at The Argory

Picnics at Cliveden

Cliveden's catering outlets get very busy on peak days, so beat the queues and enjoy lunch at your own pace by bringing a picnic with you. Read our top tips for dining al fresco at Cliveden.

Half term fun at Nymans

May Half-Term Wild Week

May half-term is the perfect time to get outdoors and closer to nature. Running every day during half-term, this is the perfect way to get the children away from the TV and into the great outdoors.

Family building a den from branches

Natural play trail  

A wild woodland trail with a difference…around every corner you’ll find a new place to play and test your climbing, balancing and den building skills. Look out for signs to the Woodland Play Trail on your right after you have turned onto Green Drive.

The maze at Cliveden in Buckinghamshire

Get lost in our giant yew tree maze 

Made from over 1000 yew trees this winding maze is surprisingly challenging for visitors young and old.

Cliveden storybook play den

Storybook Play Den 

There's an enticing corner for children to discover. The Storybook Play Den, located beyond the Maze and Water Garden, offers a fantastic location to let young imaginations run wild.

Victoria sponge cake

The Doll's House Café for families 

Perfect for parents and little ones alike, placed next to the Storybook Play Den this pretty little café serves hot drinks and snacks to fuel your playtime.

Camping on Brownsea Island, Dorset

Big Camp at Cliveden

Calling all campers; Big Camp at Cliveden returns for another year. This event will be bookable from mid-may.