Join us this summer between July 10 and Sep 1 for The Polesden Games - Get set, go. Challenge friends to a round of frisbee golf, take on your family at the sack race or prove once and for all that you are the champion at ping pong. Pick up your 'Get set, go' cards and stickers at the ticket office and let it take you on some exciting outdoor adventures. Just don't forget to record your win with a photo on the podium! Normal admission applies.
The estate at Polesden Lacey is home to a wide variety of butterflies. Why not take some time this spring and summer to do some butterfly spotting? This modestly strenuous walk is perfect for walkers of any age and skill level. It takes approximately an hour and a half.
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 10 July to 4 September, 10:00am to 12:30pm. No need to book, just meet them in the Diary courtyard (by the coffee shop). Normal admission applies.
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.
There are lots of places to play at Polesden. Climb on the natural climbing frames by Admirals Walk, play hide and seek in the woodland or build a den in the woods. Our natural play area, Squirrels Corner, is closed at the moment.
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.
No visit to Polesden Lacey is complete without a trip to Home Farm Orchard to visit the chickens. While you're there, why not check out the beehives and bug hotel? Home Farm Orchard is also a great spot for a picnic.
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.
Experience Ignite: a brand new after-dark experience in the garden at Polesden Lacey. Step into an enchanting landscape that will fill you with wonder and enjoy moments of reflection and playful discovery along this brand new illuminated trail.
Run barefoot through the grass, roll down a really big hill or explore the natural play areas at Claremont Landscape Garden, Hatchlands Park, Polesden Lacey and Winkworth Arboretum. Pick up a spotter guide and follow a butterfly trail or try your hand at some summer sports including quoits, boules, nine-pin bowling and frisbee golf.