Polesden Games - Come out and play

Challenge yourself to go further, faster and for longer with a summer of fun, family activities. Saturday 16 July to Monday 29 August

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

You don't need to be the youngest, fittest or most able to enjoy the games in Polesden Lacey's beautiful pleasure grounds. It's all about enjoying time with family and friends, 'having a go' and seeing if you can go further, faster or for longer. Try your hand at the wheelbarrow slalom or roll the giant die as part of the circuit training station. Discover all that the summer of games has to offer as you explore the grounds.

Booking is not required and the games are free.

Normal admission rates apply for non members.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Polesden Lacey


House and Gardens
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.40 £14.00
Child £7.70 £7.00
Family £38.50 £35.00
1 adult, 2 children £23.10 £21.00
Gardens only (when house is closed*)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.00 £9.00
Child £5.00 £4.50
Family £25.00 £22.50

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

The gardens, estate, shop, and cafe at Polesden Lacey are open all year. 

*The house is open daily from 1 Mar - 30 Oct, and at weekends only at other times of the year.

To help plan your visit and avoid disappointment, please click here and use the calendar to check seasonal opening and closing times.  

Child Tickets:
Please note that child tickets are for those aged between 5 and 17 years.  Under 5s can visit for free. 

Members park for free. Please scan your membership card on the car park machine. Non-members: £2 up to and including 2 hours, £5 all day. 

Contact Info

Polesden Lacey
Call 01372 452048

Upcoming events

Trust 10K run

Sun 26 Jun 2022
Join us on the fourth Sunday of the month for our free 10k trail run.

Polesden Lacey's Rose Festival

Sun 26 Jun 2022
Prepare to be tickled pink, white and yellow by the gorgeous blooms in the stunning Edwardian walled rose garden.

Treasured Possessions: Riches of Polesden Lacey

Sun 26 Jun 2022
Discover the most significant treasures in Mrs Greville's collection in this fascinating exhibition. Everyday from 25th April to 30th October.

Lazy Jazz Sundays

Sun 26 Jun 2022
Enjoy a lazy afternoon listening to live music every Sunday this summer as well as August Bank Holiday Monday.

Story Explorers - fun for pre-schoolers

Wed 29 Jun 2022
Bring your little story explorers for a morning of fun with a story, rhymes and a fun nature-based craft activity. Every Wednesday from 8th June until 20th July from 10.30 until 12.00

Garden-gathered bouquet workshop

Thu 30 Jun 2022
Enjoy a relaxing and enriching floral experience in our historic old Stable Block this summer. Taking place every Thursday from 9 June until 14 July, with the last session on Tuesday 19 July.