Blenheim Palace

Suitable for 0-6 months and above


Open today from 0930 until 0600

Visit Blenheim

Receive a warm welcome into the home of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.

Wonder at this masterpiece of 18th Century Baroque architecture, which houses some of the finest antique collections in Europe. Take an audio tour of the State Rooms and admire the portraits, tapestries and exquisite furniture while learning about the 300-year history of this National Treasure. 

Explore this World Heritage Site amongst over 2000 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped parkland. Take a stroll up to the Grand Cascades or around the Lake to admire some of the finest views in England, looking out for the historical monuments such as the Column of Victory, Grand Bridge and Temple of Diana.

Discover an array of Formal Gardens, including the Rose Garden, Water Terraces and Secret Garden. Delight in our family friendly Walled Gardens, reached by miniature train, with a giant hedge maze, butterfly house and adventure playground.

Blenheim Palace is not only an iconic part of history, but also a living, changing experience with a wealth of sporting and cultural events, themed exhibitions and tours throughout the year.

Events

Christmas Markets- 19th November - 19th December -The Christmas Market will be returning in 2021, with over 70 designer/maker craft traders who will be housed in wooden chalets in the Great Court.

Christmas at Blenheim Palace - 19th November 2021 - 2nd January 2022 - Two festive experiences, one unrivalled setting. Your very merriest Christmas starts here with a brand new route and theme for 2021!

For full list of events see : https://www.blenheimpalace.com/whats-on/

Opening hours:

Palace, Park and Gardens are now open 
Open daily 9.30 - 17.00 - entry requires a pre booked arrival time 

Booking now for our spectacular Christmas experience!

Christmas Markets- 19th November - 19th December -The Christmas Market will be returning in 2021, with over 70 designer/maker craft traders who will be housed in wooden chalets in the Great Court.

Christmas at Blenheim Palace - 19th November 2021 - 2nd January 2022 - Two festive experiences, one unrivalled setting. Your very merriest Christmas starts here with a brand new route and theme for 2021!

This place absolutely blew me away . We went for the Christmas event and it was utterly breathtaking, I had never seen anything like it, my little girls faces were priceless. Worth every penny. If you are going to do one premium visit at Christmas this HAS to be it !! It was a little uneven under foot in some parts and a little muddy where we had had heavy rain but you could still take a pushchair round comfortably. Plenty of toilet facilities available on the trail also.

Recommended by Kim Collings with children ages 4 and 2 - Wed Mar 31 2021

Activity Type

  • Museums and cultural activities
  • Parks, walks and outdoor fun
  • Outdoor activities
  • Indoor activities
  • Suitable for Additional Needs

Directions

Address: Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, OX20 1PP

Get in touch

Telephone: 01993 810530

Website: https://www.blenheimpalace.com/

Opening Hours

Palace, Park & Gardens

  • Monday 0930 - 0600
  • Tuesday 0930 - 0600
  • Wednesday 0930 - 0600
  • Thursday 0930 - 0600
  • Friday 0930 - 0600
  • Saturday 0930 - 0600
  • Sunday 0930 - 0600

Park & Gardens

  • Monday 0930 - 1700
  • Tuesday 0930 - 1700
  • Wednesday 0930 - 1700
  • Thursday 0930 - 1700
  • Friday 0930 - 1700
  • Saturday 0930 - 1700
  • Sunday 0930 - 1700

Price

Palace, Park & Gardens

  • Adult £29.50
  • Child £16.50
  • Senior £28.00
  • Family £75.00

Park & Gardens

  • Adult £18.50
  • Child £9.00
  • Senior £17.50
  • Family £50.00

*Child (Ages 4-17) Under 4s FREE

**Student/Young Person (NEW!)
(Age 18 – 25) £25

For full pricing and further booking information click here. 

***Palace, Park and Gardens ticket includes:
• Buy One Day, Get 12 Months Free. Donate your Palace, Park and Gardens admission
fee to the Blenheim Palace Heritage Foundation Charity (Registered Charity number
1166164) for a FREE Annual Pass (terms and conditions apply). The Palace, Park and
Gardens admission must be donated and converted to an Annual Pass within 14 days of
your visit either onsite or on our website: www.blenheimpalace.com/annualpass/
• Entrance to the Palace State Rooms with a FREE Audio Guide, available in nine
languages. Access to our NEW Churchill and Stables Exhibitions, and the interactive
‘Untold Story' experience.
• Access to the Formal Gardens, 2000 acres of landscaped Parkland and The Walled
Garden.
March 4, 2021
Our pricing runs until the 17th November 2021, at which point our annual ‘Christmas at
Blenheim Palace’ event begins. This is event is run by an external organiser, and timed
tickets can only be purchased through SEE Tickets for entrance between 18th November
– 31st December 2021.

Facilities

  • Good food for parents
  • Double pram friendly
  • Suitable for twins/multiples
  • Pram/Wheelchair accessible
  • Has a childrens menu
  • Baby changing available

Reviews

There are 5 reviews for "Blenheim Palace"

Recommended by Kim Collings with children ages 4 and 2 on Wed Mar 31 2021

This place absolutely blew me away . We went for the Christmas event and it was utterly breathtaking, I had never seen anything like it, my little girls faces were priceless. Worth every penny. If you are going to do one premium visit at Christmas this HAS to be it !! It was a little uneven under foot in some parts and a little muddy where we had had heavy rain but you could still take a pushchair round comfortably. Plenty of toilet facilities available on the trail also.

Recommended by Susie with children ages 7 and 5 and 2 on Fri Oct 30 2020

The littles and I visited Blenheim for the first time yesterday and we were all overwhelmed by how beautiful the estate and Palace is. Jacob must have told me about 18 times that it’s “very symmetrical” - which it is 🤣 Even without tickets for the Palace you can wonder around the courtyard, where this half term they have a brilliant fire show taking place at certain times. On a dry day you can to lovely walk and picnic around the formal gardens, through the woodland and down to the lake. It’s so vast! You could do it with a pram as there is a paved track but I think a baby carrier would work well too if you can. By the main entrance there is a good cafe and a restaurant, and a gift shop which was great news for us as the heavens opened and we headed straight in. Quite recently they added a little train ride that runs every 25 minutes or so and takes you from the main Palace entrance down to the Pleasure gardens. The kids were so excited about the train I can’t tell you. In the Pleasure Garden they have an adventure playground and for half term their halloween activities - a scary trail, spooky stories and a creepy tunnel which you’ll go through on your train journey. Sadly we got soaked through on the train as it came in sideways and I had to abort mission prematurely. So I didn’t get a chance to get images of the Pleasure Garden, but we did have a had a great time regardless and I can’t wait to head back soon for their Christmas illuminated light trail and to see more of what we missed.

Recommended by Sarah with children ages 4 and 2 on Fri Oct 30 2020

Beautiful building and pleasure gardens with lots to do for children!! My two loved the little train which takes your from the main building down to the pleasure gardens (most recently a ghost train for Halloween). There is a maze, mini village, a fantastic play area, butterfly house and more!

Recommended by Lucy with children age 6 on Sat Aug 15 2020

Beautiful grounds for walking and picnics. When we visited they had a special picnic area open with entertainment and food stalls. Two I’ve cream vans too! The house is nice to walk around and holds a lot of interesting history.

Recommended by lucia whitehouse on Tue Feb 26 2019

We loved the whole day at Halloween - fabulously decorated! The steam train is a must. We loved the nature school near the lake which is very interesting for most ages. Lots of climbing and detecting bugs! The witch telling frightening stories was enthralling.

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