Big Camp at Osterley 2018

This year Big Camp returns again to Osterley on Saturday 7 July 2018. Experience a campsite like no other as you pitch your tent in the formal gardens. Enjoy evening activities and wake up to the dawn chorus in beautiful surroundings.

Enjoy a camping experience like no other

This year Big Camp returns again to Osterley on Saturday 7 July 2018. 

Experience a campsite like no other as you pitch your tent in the formal gardens and sleep under the stars, and yet you're only 10 miles from Hyde Park Corner.

Long after all other visitors have gone home for the night, your adventure is just beginning. Once you've got set up with your pitch, join in with games, crafts and sports or run wild over the natural play trail behind the Great Meadow. There's also a chance to do some bat detecting, then it's back to camp for toasted marshmallows, star gazing and songs around the campfire.

A family enjoying the Big Camp experience
A family enjoying the Big Camp experience
A family enjoying the Big Camp experience

Activities


With access to the garden from 3pm, you’ll be able to get in and set up before joining our activities. Take part in bug hunting in the meadow, have a go at archery, and join our twilight bat detecting. Once the sun has set we’ll light the campfires and toast some marshmallows.

Food

The Stables Café will be open for you to purchase your evening meal, or a hot breakfast. You are welcome to bring a picnic or a midnight snack to enjoy around the campfire. 

Join the adventure

Whether you’re an experienced camper or a first-time novice, Big Camp is the perfect event to get away from the busy lights of London. Toilets are available through the night, and food can be purchased for dinner and breakfast. With plenty of activities this is a family experience like no other. 

Essential info

  • Dates: Saturday 7 July 2018

  • Times: Arrive from 3.00pm and depart from camp site 10am, next morning. Why not extend your visit and explore the gardens the next day - you can stay until we close the gardens at 5pm.

  • Toilet facilities will be available throughout the weekend

  • Nearer the event date we'll send you further information regarding arrivals and where to go

  • This is a family friendly event, all ages are encouraged to get outdoors for some adventures. There are plenty of different activities to choose from suitable for everyone

Prices

Your ticket price includes admission to the gardens throughout the event, and activities listed below. Dinner will be available to purchase upon arrival, and breakfast available to purchase in the morning. Alternatively you are welcome to bring your own picnic to enjoy by the campfire!

  • Adult £23.50

  • Child £16

  • Under 4's go free

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Activities to choose from

  • Games and sports

  • Run wild over the natural play trail

  • 50 Things to see and do before you're 11 3/4 

  • Bat detecting and nature trails

  • Toasting marshmallows

  • Family crafts

  • Songs around the campfire

  • Star gazing

  • Explore 16 acres of Robert Adam landscape garden 

Top tips for happy camping

Sharing in a warm family atmosphere is what makes the Big Camp event so special, please follow the below tips and requirements to make the most out of your adventure.

  • Park in the public car park and walk down to the gardens where the camping site is located. Please note there is a 8-10min walk from the car park to the camping site but we will have a luggage carrying system to help you get equipment to the site.

  • Please bring camping equipment, including a tent, torch etc. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear as the event will go ahead whatever the weather.

  • Pitches will be allocated upon arrival and you must be able to set up your own tent.

  • Dinner will be available to purchase upon arrival so please bring along pocket money. Alternatively you are welcome to bring your own picnic to enjoy by the camp fire. Sorry, no BBQS are permitted. We kindly ask you to take litter home or dispose of rubbish with the Big Camp team in the evenings.

  • Only assistance dogs will be permitted in the camping area

  • Due to the outdoor nature of this event wheelchair and pushchair access is limited, please contact us for advice on 020 8232 5050.

  • All under 16s must be accompanied by an adult

  • We kindly remind all guests to take any valuable items with you out and about throughout the weekend

Big camp at night with a family camp fire.
Big camp at night with a family camp fire.
Big camp at night with a family camp fire.