National Trust - Stowe

National Trust - Stowe

Open today from 1000 until 1600

Amazing National Trust place to go. Parking easy, free if NT member, £2.50 if not. Once at the main house there are maps available for the grounds. You'll need them as this place is huge. There is a cafe at the main building that has a good variety of food and drinks including alcohol if you fancy (need) a sneaky wine. There is a small shop and plants for sale. Once leaving the main buildings theres an approximate 10 minute walk down towards the main gardens. There is a gate house with a large bell to pull, my kids love this. Once through the gate house you are greeted with the most beautiful view over a large lake and Stowe School. There are various routes to take around the large gardens. We went this week and were able to see some one day old baby lambs close up grazing on the gardens. There are lots of picnic areas and portable loos dotted around which proved essential for my desperate toddler! Stowe school has tours most days and there is a small shop and café inside which is open most days too. Lovely outdoor seating area with amazing views. On return to the gate house there is a golf buggy type cart that can transport you back to the main house. It goes every 15 mins but there is a phone nunber to call if needed sooner. I'm not sure how a pram would fit in but I'm sure there is ways. This buggy ride turned out to be the highlight of my children's day. All the beautiful open spaces, buildings, lakes, streams and waterfalls went unnoticed by them it seems but not by me. This place is heaven. A must visit!

Recommended by beth with children ages 6 and 3 - Thu Mar 16 2017

Activity Type

  • Museums and cultural activities
  • Parks, walks and outdoor fun
  • Toddler groups
  • Restaurants and food
  • Outdoor activities


New Inn Stowe Avenue Buckingham Buckinghamshire England United Kingdom MK18 5EQ
01280 817156
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Free for NT members - check website for non member prices



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

Opening Hours

  • Sunday 1000 - 1600
  • Monday 1000 - 1600
  • Tuesday 1000 - 1600
  • Wednesday 1000 - 1600
  • Thursday 1000 - 1600
  • Friday 1000 - 1600
  • Saturday 1000 - 1600


There are 2 reviews for "National Trust - Stowe"

Recommended by Erin Lydon with children ages 3 and 1 on Mon Apr 03 2017

Visited Stowe today with my sister and my niece and nephew had a great day the sunny weather helped everyone keep walking for longer than we thought, we visited a few of the famous monuements which break up a longish walk. We visited the welcome centre in Stowe house, the house was closed today as they were filming but we paid £4 in total to go in the interactive visitors centre which was great and all 5 children really enjoyed it. We ate lunch in the national trust cafe which was nice not to badly priced and different options available. Next time a picnic would be a great idea and lots of families had them out at various points on the walk. All in all a great day out could have stayed longer but all children pooped! We will definitely visit again to do a different route as only saw half the Gardens 🌷

Recommended by Chloe Glackin with children ages 12 and 8 on Mon Apr 03 2017

I found this place today on wikiplacesforkids, so decided to take my son and daughter over as it's not far from us. It can sometimes be difficult to find a place that caters for both my son (age 8) and my daughter (age 12) but both had a fantastic time. The grounds where beautiful with plenty of little pathways and routes to explore. The visitors centre had a brilliant interactive show and display telling the history of the house and grounds which fascinated both the children. I had met my sister over their with her two children (3 and 1) and they both enjoyed the display, dressing up and exploring artefacts. The paths where well laid and easy for pushchairs and scooters. So glad we found this place and will definitely go again as didn't get to see the gothic cathedral and house, would also be great in the summer with a picnic.

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