Polesden Lacey - National Trust

Polesden Lacey - National Trust
Polesden Lacey
Nr. Great Bookham
Dorking
Surrey
RH5 6BD
England

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/polesden-lacey

E-mail

polesdenlacey@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

01372 452048

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
A family enjoy their day at Polesden Lacey
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Nestled in the Surrey Hills, Polesden offers the perfect opportunity to unwind. Mrs Greville, an ambitious Edwardian hostess, chose it as the ideal place for entertaining and relaxing with friends. And this is what we invite you to do with us, 100 years on.

The gardens offer something for every season, and to help you enjoy the countryside, we have geocaching and waymarked walks. The house with its rich colleciton of art and stories provides a fascinating insight into the Edwardian era and is open daily from the beginning of March until the end of Octboer or for events at other times of the year.

Venue Type:

Museum, Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Garden, Restaurant, Gift Shop and Coffee Shop: open daily from 10am *

Car Park: open all year 7.30-dusk

House: open daily from March to October, and for events throughout the year. See website for more info

* Closed 24 and 25 December and 19 March 2013

Admission charges

House and Grounds
Adults: £12
Child: £6
Family: £30
National Trust Members: Free

Grounds only
Adults: £7.40
Children: £3.70
Family: £18.50
National Trust Members: Free

Pay & Display Car Park
National Trust Members: Free
£2.50 for non-members - the parking fee will be refunded when spending £10 or more in the Shops or Restaurant or if you join the National Trust.

Discounts

  • National Trust

Additional info

The popular restaurant and coffee shop serve a variety of fresh, homemade food including cakes and other treats. Our shop, one of the largest in the National Trust, sells a wide range of gifts, home accessories and more.

With a varied programme of events, there is always a reason to visit.

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
A dog sitting on a bench.

Pad around Polesden

  • 30 July 2014 9:30-11am
  • 27 August 2014 9:30-11am
  • 24 September 2014 9:30-11am
  • 22 October 2014 9:30-11am

Bring your dog and join us for a longer walk around the Polesden estate.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

photograph of tree

Big Tree Climbing

  • 28 July 2014 10:30am-4:30pm *on now
  • 3 — 4 August 2014 10:30am-4:30pm
  • 10 — 11 August 2014 10:30am-4:30pm
  • 17 August 2014 10:30am-4:30pm

Climb in the canopy of the big tree with the supervision of highly skilled and friendly instructors and get a bird's eye view of Polesden Lacey and beyond. If you're brave enough, take the zip wire back down! Hourly from 10:30 to 16:30 each day 1 hour sessions limited to 7 children per session.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 11-13
  • 16-17

Admission

Child £15.50.

Website

http://www.culture24.org.uk/se000547

Girl holding her dog

Dog Walking Club

  • 12 August 2014 9:30-11am
  • 9 September 2014 9:30-11am
  • 14 October 2014 9:30-11am

Join us on a walk of the estate with your canine friends.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Feet

Nordic Walking Club

  • 13 August 2014 9:15-11:15am
  • 10 September 2014 9:15-11:15am
  • 8 October 2014 9:15-11:15am

Walk across the Polesden countryside, across varying undulating terrain, led by a qualified instructor. Suitable for regular Nordic walkers with a good level of fitness but they must have completed a beginners class for Nordic walking.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£10.00 per person. Booking Essential 07837 130100.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Girl peering through the trees

Wild Learning - July

  • 28 — 31 July 2014 *on now

Wild learning summer holiday club gives kids the chance to play, learn and explore all day during the Summer in safe supervised woods. Den building, wild art, woodland games, tracking and more. Run by forest school qualified leaders, wild learning clubs are the perfect antidote to summer holiday boredom.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13

Admission

£38.00 per child. Booking Essential 01372 452048.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Flower

Children' s Photography Workshop

  • 28 — 31 July 2014 *on now

Suitable for children from 10 years and up, covering portraiture, shutter speed and much more.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 14-15

Admission

£60.00 per child.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Girl peering through the trees

Wild Art

  • 28 July — 1 August 2014 *on now

Forage and get creative to make your own piece of wild art.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

£2.00 per child.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Girl peering through the trees

Wild Learning - August

  • 1 — 31 August 2014

Wild learning summer holiday club gives kids the chance to play, learn and explore all day during the Summer in safe supervised woods. Den building, wild art, woodland games, tracking and more. Run by forest school qualified leaders, wild learning clubs are the perfect antidote to summer holiday boredom.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

£38.00 per child. Booking Essential 01372 452048.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

photograph of people playing croquet

Croquet Drop in Sessions

  • 2 August 2014 11am-3pm
  • 16 August 2014 11am-3pm
  • 23 August 2014 11am-3pm
  • 30 August 2014 11am-3pm

Try your hand at croquet. Drop in for some expert tips from our wonderful volunteers.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Kite

Kite Making

  • 4 — 8 August 2014

Come along to a kite making workshop and have a go flying it.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

£2.00 per child.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Snail

Snail Racing

  • 18 — 22 August 2014

Design your own tracking notebook and start your animal tracking journey at Polesden.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

£2.00 per child.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

butterflies on flowers

Bringing up a Butterfly

  • 26 — 29 August 2014

Learn about the life cycle of the butterfly and do a create craft project to attract butterflies to your garden.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13

Admission

£2.00 per child.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

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Donkey Derby

  • 7 September 2014 11am-5pm

Exciting attractions include a bouncy castle, live bands, donkey rides for children, races, activities and games.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

photograph of poppies

Heritage Open Day

  • 7 September 2014 10am-5pm

They will set up their aerials in the grounds, transmitting and receiving to other enthusiasts around the world. Their theme this year will be a World War One centenary exhibition - communications in the trenches.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Polesden Lacey

Surrey Hills Challenge

  • 28 September 2014 7am-5pm

Walking reveals secrets of the Surrey Hills that can only be discovered on foot. A range of different length circular walks in this beautiful countryside will be available all starting from Polesden.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adult £10.00 (Either walk), Family £5.00 (Family walk). Contact venue for timings.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

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