Summer at Britain's Greatest Palace

Have a picture perfect day out at Britain’s Greatest Palace. With a whole host of events and activities, our new exhibitions and our stunning gardens and parkland there is so much to see and do for the whole family. Come and re-connect with you family this summer and capture all the memories.

We are hosting a series of exciting outdoor events and fun activities for families and all ages this summer. From bushcraft activities and rowing boats to open-air cinemas and food festivals, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Family friendly activities and entertainment will be available throughout the weekend in the Walled Garden plus the stunning parkland is the perfect spot to enjoy a picnic of food and drink from our advanced order range. 

Event Information

Information
  • Date Throughout Summer
  • Accessibility
    Mobiloo will be on site on 12th August, an attended mobile changing facility for people with specific personal care needs.
  • Annual Pass Free with Annual Pass

Palace, Park and Gardens

Donate your Palace, Park and Gardens ticket to our charity when purchasing to convert to a free Annual Pass. Book Tickets

Annual Pass Holders

Annual Pass Holders are eligible for free entry to this exhibition. Please book an arrival time here and show your valid pass on arrival. Book Time

A picture perfect summer

Enjoy summer at Britain's Greatest Palace with activities and experiences for all the family.

A picture perfect summer

Enjoy summer at Britain's Greatest Palace with activities and experiences for all the family.

Meet the Hawk

Meet the Hawk

Meet Bella the Harris Hawk as she works with her handler Gary to control pests around the Great Court. See her in action scaring pigeons away from the Palace Stonework and learn all about this very important job.

Pony Rides

Pony Rides

Head to the Walled Garden Train Station for Pony Rides. Pony rides are an additional £5 and payable on the day of your visit.
The Ponies will be in the gardens between 10.00 and 15.00 each day, except Wednesday 4th August.

A Summer Picnic

A Summer Picnic

Enjoy the glorious outdoors in the stunning setting of the Blenheim Palace parkland with our new advance order picnic range.

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The Walled Garden

The Walled Garden

Enjoy our adventure playground and explore the gardens for special trails.

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Meet the Hook Norton Brewery Shire Horses

Meet the Hook Norton Brewery Shire Horses

Meet Missy, Commander & Lucas in our new Stables Exhibition and watch the dray horses as they trot in front of the Palace.

'Me & My Bee' at Blenheim Palace

'Me & My Bee' at Blenheim Palace

This summer, Oxford Playhouse are returning to Blenheim Palace with their wonderful new show ‘Me & My Bee’.

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Camp Wilderness

Camp Wilderness

This summer Blenheim Estate welcomes Camp Wilderness, offering back-to-basics 3 & 5 Day residential camping experiences for children aged 8 – 14 years, in the heart of our historic woodland.

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Bushcraft Activities

Bushcraft Activities

Try your hand at Target Sports with Archery & Tomahawk throwing with Camp Wilderness. Participants need to be 8+ years old, adults are encouraged to have a go too!

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Rowing Boats

Rowing Boats

Ahoy there. More details coming soon...

The Luna Open-Air Cinema

The Luna Open-Air Cinema

The Luna Open Air Cinema is returning to Blenheim Palace in a socially distanced setting!

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Blenheim Palace Food Festival

Blenheim Palace Food Festival

This gastronomic festival will showcase the very best of produce from local and national stallholders offering high quality, tempting food choices from indulgent sweet treats to the most delicious organic fruit and veg, glorious bakes to the tastiest street food.

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