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Family-friendly things to do at Claremont Landscape Garden

A family enjoying the view at Claremont Landscape Garden, Surrey
A family enjoying the view at Claremont Landscape Garden | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

There’s plenty of family fun to be had on a visit to Claremont Landscape Garden. From exploring the play area to simply relaxing by the lake. This historic royal landscape is a great place to spend time together. Find out how best to plan your day out at Claremont Landscape Garden with children in mind.

Planning your family visit

  • Baby-changing facilities are available in the toilet block in the lower car park
  • The path around the circumference of the lake is buggy-friendly
  • There are covered seats and benches throughout the garden
  • Please leave bike's, balls and scooters at home, due to the steep slopes and open water on site.

A illustration of the Snow Queen on a blue snowy background with castle
Enjoy The Snow Queen family trail this winter | © National Trust

The Snow Queen family trail: Saturday 25 November - Monday 1 January

This Christmas we’re bringing to life, The Snow Queen, the classic fairly-tale of good versus evil where Kai has been kidnapped by the Snow Queen and Gerda, his friends embarks on an adventure to save him. Come and join Gerda on this extra special trail around the lake at Claremont on her quest to rescue Kai from the Snow Queen’s winter palace. The garden will be transformed into the magical outdoor world with installations reflecting key scenes from the story with activities to enjoy along the way.

A child wrapped up  in a hat and scarf taking pictures of the snowy landscape at Claremont Landscape Garden, Surrey
Take a snowy shot at Claremont Landscape Garden | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Family-friendly things to do in the garden

Explore the play area

Queen Victoria used to play at Claremont as a child, and now so can you, with scaled-down versions of Claremont's garden features, including the grass amphitheatre and Belvedere Tower. Explore the pavilion, glide down the slide and scale the ladders and the climbing wall.

With covered areas and an all-weather surface, you can have fun no matter what the British weather is doing.

The play area is ideal for younger children and parents with pushchairs. Find it near the cafe and toilets.

Playing safely

  • Age restrictions to the play equipment apply and children must be supervised by an adult at all times
  • The children's play area may be closed during extreme weather conditions, particularly when there's ice or snow
  • All the timber used in the play area comes from forests certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.
  • Please keep dog outside the play areas

Build a den at Badger's Basecamp

Head to Badger’s Basecamp, a hidden woodland area that's perfect for older children to explore. Inspired by a badger’s sett, there are tunnels and hidey holes to discover and crawl through, a wooden badger to meet and a large open area for den building.

Follow the path next to the children's play area and climb the steps to the top of Stoney Hill to find Badger's Basecamp.

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