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NEW Palace & Play Pass

  • What is a Palace & Play Pass?
  • A Palace and Play Pass allows you to enjoy year-round access to Blenheim Palace, Parks and Gardens, and Adventure Play, subject to opening times and weather conditions – always check our website before visiting.  Terms and Conditions apply.
  • How does a Palace & Play Pass work?
  • Once you have a Palace and Play Pass, you can visit us anytime and won’t need to make additional bookings – please see our Terms & Conditions. If you’re visiting Adventure Play, you can arrive during our opening hours. A time slot will be allocated to you on arrival at Adventure Play. Time slots are allocated on a first-come – first-served basis.  Depending on how busy we are, there may be a wait time for the next available time slot.
  • How much does a Palace & Play Pass cost?
  • Palace and Play Pass offers superb value for money at £50 for an adult, £40 for a child, and £150 for a family (2 adults and 2 children, up to the age of 16). 
  • Can I upgrade an Annual Pass to a Palace & Play Pass?
  • Yes, you can! If you already have an Annual Pass you can upgrade to a Palace and Play Pass on your next visit. Just pop along to either of our Welcome Kiosks (at Flagstaff Gate or The Walled Garden), and our team will gladly help. Annual passes can be upgraded for £12 per adult, Child Passes upgraded for £18 per child, and Family Passes upgraded for £51.00. Please note that Passes cannot be upgraded online and must be upgraded onsite.
  • Can I upgrade a Privilege Pass to a Palace & Play Pass?
  • Unfortunately, we cannot upgrade Privilege Passes, but we can upgrade Annual Passes. Please bear with us while we try to find a solution.
  • What if Adventure Play is busy?
  • A time slot will be allocated to you on arrival at Adventure Play. Time slots are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.  There may be a wait time for the next available time slot, depending on how busy we are. 

Tickets & Opening

  • Is admission included with an Annual Pass?
  • Entrance to Blenheim Palace Adventure Play is not included with Annual or Privilege Passes and additional tickets must be purchased in advance. Great news - you can buy a Palace & Play pass which gives unlimited access to the Palace, Park, Gardens and Adventure play for the whole year.
  • How much does it cost to visit Blenheim Palace Adventure Play?
  • Admission is £7 for children and £5 for adults; you will also need a valid Annual Pass, Privilege Pass or Park & Gardens ticket.
  • How far in advance can I book tickets?
  • You can currently book up to four weeks in advance of your visit. This will soon increase to eight weeks.
  • Do grown-ups need to buy tickets?
  • Yes, every adult needs a valid pass or day ticket as well as a Blenheim Palace Adventure Play ticket or pass.
  • What are Blenheim Palace Adventure Play's opening hours?
  • The Walled Garden opens at 10am each day, with Blenheim Palace Adventure Play opening 15 minutes later when open.
  • Admission is for a three-hour session, with new explorers admitted from 10.15am.
  • What days is Blenheim Palace Adventure Play's open?
  • Blenheim Palace Adventure play is open every day during spring, summer, and school holidays. During autumn and winter, Adventure Play is open from Friday to Sunday.
  • Is it possible to make group bookings?
  • Of course, the more the merrier! Schools and large parties can get in touch with our Groups Team who will be more than happy to help. Email:
  • How can trade partners book for Blenheim Palace Adventure Play?
  • It’s really simple, just email our Partnerships Team and we will be in touch.
  • Is Adventure Play open in cold weather?
  • When the mercury drops below zero, and the ground freezes over, we are required to close Adventure Play for Health and Safety reasons. As the day warms-up we are often able to open, which means we can welcome little explorers for afternoon sessions. If you have booked a morning session when we have been obliged to close, you will be able to attend an afternoon session without rebooking, just bring along your tickets. Weather closure updates will be added to the website, or you can check by calling our customer services team on Tel: 01993 810530.

General Question

  • Can I drop off and leave the children?
  • Sorry, no. Blenheim Palace Adventure Play is designed for families; we will not allow lone children to enter without supervision, nor can we allow parents to ‘drop off’ their children and leave them in the play area on their own. 
  • Where can I park when visiting the Adventure Play?
  • There are a number of parking areas available, each is subject to availability. When you arrive at Blenheim Palace, please let us know that you will be visiting the Adventure Play and you will be guided to our parking area near the Walled Garden and Adventure Play area. If this car park is full, you will be asked to park at our Hensington car park which is a 10 minute walk from the Adventure Play - this will give you the opportunity to catch the miniature train down to the Walled Garden and Adventure Play area or enjoy a lesuirely walk!
  • Are dogs allowed into Blenheim Palace Adventure Play?
  • Sorry, but no four-legged friends are allowed in Blenheim Palace Adventure Play, except for Assistance Dogs.
  • Is it OK to bring pushchairs and buggies?
  • Yes - the pathways have been specially designed to accommodate buggies and pushchairs, but, if you prefer, you can leave them in our dedicated area just after you come through the entrance.
  • Can I take photos inside Blenheim Palace Adventure Play?
  • We understand that families will want to capture lots of great moments and memories, but we do ask that you only take photos of your own family to avoid any safeguarding concerns.
  • Do you have washrooms and baby changing facilities?
  • Yes. There are male, female, and accessible/baby changing toilets; you’ll find these located next to the Snack Shack.  
  • Is there anywhere to buy food and drink?
  • Absolutely! Exploring can be hungry work, so there are several options for refuelling:
  • The Walled Garden Pizzeria offers delicious freshly made woodfired pizza, cooked to order, as well as hot and cold drinks.
  • The Snack Shack serves light snacks and takeaway drinks in reusable cups.
  • At busy times, you can also grab an ice cream or soft drink at the top of the site between The Allotment and Boathouse Play, where there’s also a great view of the whole Adventure Play.
  • What should I wear?
  • We would recommend wearing clothes that you are comfortable running around, climbing and exploring in. Adventurers may feel happiest wearing sensible shoes like trainers and make sure you don’t forget your wellies or wet shoes so you can jump and splash in the winding river.
  • Extreme weather - what happens during very hot or very cold weather?
  • On cold days, in the mornings, some areas of the adventure play may be closed due to frost or snow. This is reviewed when the manager completes the morning safety checks. Should we need to close due to adverse weather, a note will be put on the website and tickets will be honoured for an alternative date. Adverse weather can include but is not limited too, high wind, frost or snow.
  • On hotter days, certain slides may be temporarily closed to prioritise the safety and enjoyment of our visitors. This precaution is taken to ensure that everyone can continue to have a fun and safe experience at our facility.

Accessibility Questions

  • Is Blenheim Palace Adventure Play accessible to wheelchairs?
  • Yes, it is! Pathways have been specially designed to be wheelchair-friendly, as has a large part of the play area. There will also be ‘Quiet Days’ on every final Sunday of the month, running from 9.15am to 11.15pm. These will have a limited capacity to enhance the experience. We also operate a Carers Go Free policy (see below).
  • Do you run sessions for Special Educational Needs?  
  • Yes, we do! Blenheim Palace Adventure Play is a space for everyone. We’ve reserved a half day every month for accessible/quiet play - these will take place on the last Sunday of each month from 9.15am to 11.15pm. A Mobiloo will be available for these sessions. You can book this session via our accessibility page.
  • Do you offer free tickets for carers?
  • Yes, we do!  If you are visiting during one of our SEND sessions, you can select the carer ticket option during your purchase (one carer free of charge accompanying those visitors whose disability necessitates their support). If you are visiting during any other session you do not need to pre-book a carer ticket, please notify our team at the welcome desk.

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