Blenheim Palace

In a nutshell

The only non-royal palace in England offers a fun and educational day out in Oxfordshire with lots to see and do both indoors and outside.


Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PS

Contact details

Tel: 01993 810530

Activity type

Animals, Gardens and Open Spaces, Historical Sites, Indoor Activities, Museums and Art Centres, Outdoor Activities, Trips and Transport

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s

Price guide


(based on family of 4; admission price is reduced for park and gardens only)

Blenheim Palace details...

Be sure to include Blenheim Palace if you’re planning family days out in Oxfordshire. There’ll be something for the whole family to enjoy and, no matter how many times you visit, you’ll find there is always something new to discover.

Home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his family, Blenheim was built in the early 1700s to celebrate victory over the French in the War of the Spanish Succession. Today, visitors are invited to explore the magnificent Palace including the Great Hall and intricately decorated State Rooms.

Admire amazing portraits, beautiful furniture, priceless porcelain and famous tapestries depicting the victories of the first Duke. Study the permanent Churchill Exhibition to learn more about Sir Winston Churchill, who was born at Blenheim Palace.

Guided tours of the State Rooms are available with family quizzes to keep the children entertained. Meet ghosts from the Palace’s past in ’Blenheim Palace: The Untold Story’.

Head outside to visit the gardens sited within 2,000 acres of landscaped parkland, the work of Lancelot ’Capability’ Brown. Stroll in the Formal Gardens and enjoy a family walk in the Park, learn the history behind The Grand Bridge and gaze up at The Column of Victory.

Catch the miniature train to the Pleasure Gardens, packed with family things to do such as the Giant Hedge Maze, Adventure Playground for younger children and tropical Butterfly House with hot-house flowers and butterflies in free flight. Wander through the Lavender Garden and visit the Blenheim Bygones Exhibition with tools and machinery from the past.

There is an exciting programme of special events, which includes seasonal activities and fabulous jousting tournaments.

Blenheim Palace Events

Halloween at Blenheim Palace

Open 21st October 2021 - 31st October 2021

Creepy cobwebs, ghastly ghouls, beastly bats and pumpkins aglow! Dare you follow this spookily fun family trial in Oxfordshire from 21st to 31st October?

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