Claremont Landscape Gardens, Esher
Steeped in nearly 300 years of history, this eighteen-century garden is a green oasis in the heart of Surrey within easy reach of London.
Once a Dukes' retreat and a playground for princesses, Claremont has always been somewhere to escape everyday life and enjoy simple pleasures with family and friends. Many of the great names in garden history played a part in the creation and development of the estate.
We always have something special to offer, from our changing seasonal views to our diverse programme of events for the whole family. Events run throughout the school holidays.
Our children's play area is a great place for young children to run off steam. For older, adventurous children. Climb the mound to build a den and get in touch with your wild side. Then recharge the batteries from our tempting array of homemade cakes and light lunches in our cafÃ©. Don't forget to ask about our children's snack packs. Plus there are colouring sheets, crayons and children's books to help you keep the little ones entertained.
Don't forget to..
- Feed the birds (Buy a bag of bird food from the kiosk for a small donation).
- Have a picnic
- Find a picturesque spot and relax besides the lake.
- Race to the top - who will be the first to enjoy the view from the Amphitheatre?
Whatever your mood or whoever you're with, make our garden your sanctuary. And if it's raining, just borrow a brolly from the kiosk! Put on your wellies, search for the muddiest puddles you can find and have fun.
If you are looking for ideas to keep the children busy throughout the Christmas holidays, or the kids want some ideas and inspiration for cards and gifts them take a look at our Winter KidsZone. Jam packed full of fun ideas that everyone can get involved in! Activities for indoors and out - some are messy, some are not! What are you waiting for?!?!
We all know that the festive period is a time for giving, spending time as a family and for over indulging, and we are here to help! Our Christmas recipe section has lots of tasty treats to satisfy the sweet and savoury cravings of the whole family. Get busy in the kitchen with the kids and enjoy some delicious food together this Christmas.