Start your New Year off at Cliveden

Here's our list of things to do at Cliveden this New Year. Whether you're stretching your legs in our leafy woodlands or enjoying afternoon tea in our Orangery café, there's lots to see and do to keep you warm across the estate.

Autumn walk


Cliveden's wider estate offers extensive views across the Berkshire countryside and scenes of the river Thames below. We have downloadable walking trails for all abilities which take you around some of the top spots on the estate, from our formal gardens to the depths of the woodlands. Choose the one for you.

A volunteer gardener works on pruning

Volunteering at Cliveden

A dedicated team of volunteers help us to look after Cliveden and open to visitors every day. There's lots of ways you could get involved...

National Treasures Exhibition

National Treasures: Exhibition

'One man's trash is another man's treasure', according to fine art photographer Ray Higginbottom. Ray's passion is to find waste material across National Trust properties and turn them into beautiful works of art. See a stunning display of Ray's work in our small make-shift gallery inside Cliveden's re-purposed cinema. From January 8.


Cliveden's snowdrop watch

In the gloom of January, snowdrops are the little wonders of nature which can lift our spirits and help carry us through to spring. Check this article for live updates as we track the spread of the buds and blooms throughout the gardens and woodland. The varying weather from one year to the next means no displays ever the same.

The Generator House

The Generator House

Towards the end of January, a viewing platform will be constructed so you can see conservation first-hand on Cliveden's Generator House. The Generator House is an important building constructed for the Astors' to supply them with electricity, one of the very first private homes in the UK to do so. After many years of gradual decay, the Trust now have the opportunity to restore a significant part of this interesting engineering building.