Polesden Lacey for Families

The gardens and wider estate at Polesden Lacey are perfect for running, chasing, picnicking, wildlife spotting and lots more. Join us to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee and bring your little ones to Story Explorers starting in June.

Boy holding two union jack flags

Celebrate the Jubilee at Polesden Lacey this half term 

Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee at Polesden Lacey. Come together with friends and family for fun and laughter in our pleasure grounds. Take part in our half term treasure trail, join our floral crown workshop or simply bring a picnic and enjoy the music at our fifties-themed bank holiday celebration.

Thurs 2 June – Sun 5 June 2022

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Story Explorers 

Bring your little story explorers for a morning of fun with a story, rhymes and a fun nature-based craft activity. Join us for stories and fun activities. The journey starts in our charming old Stable Block with a story followed by a nature trail walk to Crab Apple Orchard where there will be a craft activity to complete in our beautiful bell tent.

Every Wed, 8 Jun – 20 Jul, 10.30am – 12pm. Normal admission applies. Please book in advance.

Visitors in the garden on a sunny day in August at Polesden Lacey, Surrey

Come out and play

Come and enjoy the summer outdoors at Polesden Lacey. The National Trust has teamed up with Sport England to get outside for a fun and active summer. Come and spend the day exploring the pleasure grounds trying out the activities to get the heart pumping and challenging yourself to go further, faster for longer.

Children playing on an old tractor

Meet the rangers

Come and meet the superheroes of the woodland and learn about the conservation work carried out on the Polesden Lacey estate. Check out some of the tools and machinery they use and climb on board their tractor. The woodwork team will also be showcasing their work including bird boxes and chopping boards as well as their fire logs and charcoal.

Every other Saturday from 2 July, 10am to 2pm. Normal admission applies.

Flying bat at the dead of night

Polesden Lacey Bat Walks 

Join us every Wednesday throughout August on a twilight walk (8.30pm - 10.30pm) around the estate and discover these wonderful creatures. See the bats dart and dive and hear their 'silent' nocturnal calls with special detectors.

£20 per person, children 12yrs and under £10. Booking essential

Children climb and play on a tree swing

Swing from the trees at Polesden Lacey 

Mrs Greville hung swings in the trees when she invited local schoolchildren to Polesden Lacey for their summer party. We're continuing that legacy today. Why not try out our fun giant swings, which hang beautifully from the strong boughs of our beech trees.

Children rolling down the South Lawn at Polesden Lacey

50 things to do before you're 11 and 3/4 

Enjoy these '50 things to do before you're 11 and 3/4' activities at Polesden Lacey (and anywhere else). Have you rolled down a hill, built a den or made friends with a bug? There's plenty of things to explore and try.

An unusual planter, a toilet basin filled with flowers


The main toilets are opposite the coffee shop as you walk into Polesden Lacey from the main car park. There are baby change facilities and disabled toilets here.

Map image of Polesden Lacey

A map of the property 

You can download a small map of the gardens at Polesden Lacey here. You'll be able to pick one of these up at reception when you arrive, with more information on what you can see and do on your visit.

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