Blenheim Palace

In a nutshell

Choose Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire for a fun and educational day out with lots to see and do both in the Palace and outside in the gardens and parkland.


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

All ages, Schools and Groups

Price guide

Prices vary

(please see the website for ticket options)

Blenheim Palace details...

Be sure to include Blenheim Palace if you are planning family days out in Oxfordshire. There will be something for the whole family to enjoy and, no matter how many times you visit, you will 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, the tropical Butterfly House and the exciting new ’Adventure Play at Blenheim Palace’. Advance booking is essential for ’Adventure Play at Blenheim Palace’. Then 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.

Please see Blenheim Palace’s website for further details and to buy tickets.

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