Families at Ham House and Garden

Enjoy a stress-free day at Ham House and Garden with all the information you might need here to plan a great day out. Check out our What’s On page for extra special activities.

Percy the Park Keeper

Take part in Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail

We're inviting you to embark on Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Ham House and Garden. Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends to give nature a helping hand between 4 December-3 January (excluding 24 and 25 December).

Children playing in the Cherry Garden at Ham House

50 things to do before you’re 11 & ¾

From building a den to watching birds, your next adventure awaits. Experience ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ with the whole family at Ham House and Garden. Pick up an activity list at Visitor Reception and choose your adventure. There’s loads to do, so visit regularly to tick off everything on the list.

A Christmas tree at Ham House in Richmond

A Candlelit Christmas at Ham House

During December, join us for a magical Candlelit Christmas at Ham House in Richmond. See this 17th century treasure trove transformed with the glow of warm festive light, sparkling decorations and fresh winter greenery.

A family explore the Great Hall

Explore Ham House

The house is open 12- 4pm, with last entry at 3:30pm. Make sure you pick up one of our family packs at the front door. Activities and crafts are also often available in this room during school holidays. Check out our What’ On page to see what is happening. You might see someone working away in the kitchen, ask them what they are making today. 

The play kitchen in the Outer Courtyard at Ham

For the little ones

Toys and activities suitable for toddlers and young children can be found in the Outer Courtyard. Explore our Thames-themed stepping stones and engage in some imaginative play with our adorable new outdoor play kitchen which can be found in the Family Tasting Garden.

Children running barefoot in the garden at Ham House and Garden, Surrey

Get active

If you fancy something more active, head to the Wilderness. Over a mile of hornbeam hedge arranged in an intricate geometric pattern, it is the perfect place to run around or play a game of hide and seek.

Part of the picnic children's trail at Ham House and Garden

Picnic perfect

If you’re here for a picnic, the Outer Courtyard is the perfect place to set your hamper down. Make use of one of our picnic benches or spread out on our beautiful lawn, it’s up to you!

Families enjoy lunch in the Kitchen Garden

Grab a bite to eat 

Head over to the café where we have children’s meals available alongside a seasonal food menu, fresh cakes as well as hot and cold drinks.

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