Activities at Ham House

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There’s so much to see and do on a day out at Ham House. From our walking trails to cycling, enjoying a spot of quoits or settling down for a picnic on the grass, there’s something to suit everyone.

Walking trails

Ham is located along the rural River Thames and is close to Richmond Park and the iconic Richmond Hill. Download our historic scenic walk from Richmond Station, Circular walk from Richmond Station (PDF / 1.5166015625MB) download

Tidal Thames

Ham nestles along the beautiful tidal River Thames and the towpath does flood during high tide. View the tide table for Richmond Lock before you set off to make sure you won't get wet feet.


Discover Richmond and Ham on this circular route along the River Thames, through Richmond Park and the historic avenues of Ham.

Garden trails

Pick up a trail from visitor reception and discover the gardens. Please note, charges apply at special times of year including Easter, Hallowe'en and Christmas.

Bring a picnic

There are many beautiful spots perfect for a picnic in our gardens. Why not enjoy lunch in the formal ‘Wilderness’ complete with summerhouses?