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Summer at Britain's Greatest Palace

Summer at Britain's Greatest Palace

The perfect family day out with something for everyone

Get outside in our Gardens

Get outside in our Gardens

Wander through the Formal Gardens or venture out onto our 2,000 acre Parkland

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Keep the <br/>little ones busy

Keep the
little ones busy

Explore a hidden world of adventure at Blenheim Palace Adventure Play

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Head to the Walled Garden

Head to the Walled Garden

A whole host of fun activities await just a miniature train ride away

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At Britain's Greatest Palace, there’s a whole host of fun to be had for you and your family over the summer holiday season. Choose from a wide range of exciting activities to plan your perfect family day out and create cherished memories together.

Here's a few of our top picks to pack into your Blenheim Palace summer itinerary...

The Walled Garden

There’s a whole host of fun for all the family in the Walled Garden. Catch Winston the miniature train down there and wind your way through the magnificent Marlborough Maze. Buzz on over to our brand new Rowse Hive where little ones can complete their own bee crafts and learn all about our honey making friends on the Estate- don’t forget to complete our Bee Trail throughout the Walled Garden as well!

Take a wander through our Butterfly House, home to species from all over the world, and to fill hungry tummies head on over to the Walled Garden Pizzeria for delicious wood-fired pizzas.

The Walled Garden

Adventure Play

Blenheim Palace Adventure Play has plenty of excitement for everyone, from its zipwires and treetop walkways to the miniature Grand Bridge complete with climbing levels, secret hiding places and slides. The splash-tastic Winding River is perfect for those sunny summer days with its stepping stones, pumps and water jets.

Have you heard about our new Palace & Play Pass?

Enjoy unlimited access to our Adventure Play as well as the Palace, Park and Gardens all year round with the new Palace & Play Pass - if you already have an Annual Pass simply head to one of our Welcome Kiosks, at Flagstaff Gate or the Walled Garden, to upgrade. 

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Discover our Gardens and Parkland

Enjoy a stroll through our beautiful Formal Gardens, or venture onto the wider Estate and get closer to nature taking paths through our ancient oak woodland and spotting local wildlife. Pack up a picnic and enjoy stunning views of the Palace, Grand Bridge and Lake. There are plenty of different walks around the Estate to try out whether you’re after a quick stroll or something to tire out little ones with lots of energy!

Formal Gardens  Estate Walks

Follow famous footsteps...

Walk behind the scenes of blockbusters on the Lights, Camera, Action! trail throughout the Palace grounds to discover the filming locations for famous films including Harry Potter, James Bond, Gulliver's Travels, and the Netflix series, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. Stand where film stars stood for those famous scenes and discover all kinds of interesting filming facts as well. 

Lights, Camera, Action! trail

'Oarsome' adventures and horses to meet

Take a boat out on the Great Lake with a loved one or get active in a paddleboard or kayak with all the family. The Lake is looking bluer and better than ever after being dredged last year, so why not enjoy the opportunity to row out and see the Palace, Grand Bridge and Gardens from a new perspective?

Trot over to the Stables in the East Courtyard during weekends from 27th July until 1st September to meet horses, ponies or Shire horses and find out all about their important roles during Blenheim Palace’s history.

Boating, paddleboarding and kayaking

Delicious Delights

Indulge your taste buds at one of our many eateries. There’s all kinds of options available to suit everyone from casual dining at our Oxfordshire Pantry and Stables Café to treating the family to an elegant afternoon tea at The Orangery. Savour locally sourced ingredients prepared by our chefs as you soak up the views. Don't forget to treat yourself to some scrumptious ice cream from one of our stands to beat the summer heat!

Cafés and Restaurants

Enjoy summer at Britain's Greatest Palace

With activities and experiences for all the family.

Enjoy summer at Britain's Greatest Palace

With activities and experiences for all the family.

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Some activities are at an additional price, please visit the individual activity page for more information.

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