Big Camp at Osterley 2017

Big Camp returns to Osterley Park and House in London this summer on Saturday 26 August - and we can't wait. A unique opportunity to camp out in the beautiful gardens around the back of the house, swap your city lights for sleeping under the stars...

Big Camp at Osterley Park and House

This year Big Camp returns again to Osterley on Saturday 26 August 2017. 

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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.

Big Camp at Osterley Park and House
Big Camp at Osterley Park and House

Essential info

  • Dates: Saturday 26 August 2017

  • 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



Your ticket price includes admission to the gardens throughout the event, breakfast in the Stables courtyard (see below Food’s up!) and activities listed below. Dinner will be available to purchase upon arrival. Alternatively you are welcome to bring your own picnic to enjoy by the campfire!

  • Adult £27.50

  • Child £20

  • 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.

  • Tickets include breakfast the following morning. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements when booking.

  • 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


Food’s up!

The price of your ticket includes some tasty grub to keep your family fuelled for the fun, with marshmallows to toast on the campfire and breakfast the next morning. Don't forget to bring some pocket money for some dinner in the evening.

  • We'll be bringing you some tasty catering - more details coming soon!

  • Marshmallows will be available to purchase to toast over the campfire in the evening.

  • Alternatively you’re welcome to bring your own picnic to enjoy by the camp fire

  • Sorry, no BBQS are permitted.

  • Sunday morning enjoy breakfast in our Stables Walled Garden.

  • If you have any dietary requirements, please contact us direct on 020 8232 5050

Big Camp at Osterley Park and House
Big Camp at Osterley Park and House