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Summer 2014

Polesden Lacey House, gardens and countryside

Find a place... you can enjoy together.

“Lovely house, beautiful gardens, friendly people!” Surrounded by breathtaking views of the Surrey Hills, Polesden Lacey, only 4 miles from Dorking and junction 9 of the M25, is the perfect place for relaxing with friends and family.

Explore again and again As a National Trust member, you’ll be able to enjoy 500 special places as often as you like. What’s more,

your membership will be helping us to protect Polesden Lacey and other special places for future generations to enjoy.

To join, simply speak to one of our team during your visit, call 0844 800 1895 or visit our website

The perfect setting ‘This is a delicious house...’ remarked Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother on her honeymoon at Polesden Lacey. This country retreat was designed by Edwardian hostess Mrs Greville as the ideal place for entertaining and relaxing. Explore the gardens with climbing roses which are at their best in June, and one of the longest herbaceous borders in the country. Free garden tours run daily.

Enjoy a walk through the surrounding countryside or try a spot of geocaching. The house is open daily, from 11am, although entry on weekday mornings is limited

to guided tours. Marvel at the glittering golden Saloon, designed to impress kings and maharajahs, or the extensive art collection including Dutch old masters and sparkling Fabergé. A new display in Mrs Greville’s private apartment opened this spring. We serve a variety of fresh, homemade food and our shop, one of the largest in the National Trust, sells a wide range of gifts, home accessories and more.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

What’s on this summer NAA Normal admission applies B

Booking essential

April Wed 23 April, 28 May, 25 June, 30 July, 27 Aug, 24 Sept, 22 Oct 9.30-11am

Pad Around Polesden Bring your dog and join us for a longer walk (1.5 hours) around the Polesden estate. Free. Meet by the Cowshed Coffee Shop

May Selected Sundays Big Tree Climbing and Mondays Highly skilled and friendly instructors can help all ages reach new heights! Must be booked in advance. B at £15.50 pp Sat 10 May, 14 Jun, 12 Jul, 9 Aug, 13 Sep 11am-1pm or 2pm-4pm

Croquet Coaching Expert tuition for you and your friends. B 01372 452048. £12pp

Sun 11, 18 and 1–22 Jun 10am–12 noon

Off Road Cycling Course A 6 week course to develop strength & fitness, and improve technique. Bike hire available, please bring your own helmet. B with Melanie on 07799 416444 or £72 pp

Tue 13 May, 10 June, 8 July, 12 Aug, 9 Sept, 14 Oct 9.30–10.30am

Dog Walking Club Free. Meet by the Cowshed Coffee Shop

Tue and Wed 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28

Artist in Residence See local artists painting the beauty of Polesden, with an opportunity to buy some of their work. NAA

Wed 14 May, 11 June, 9 July, 13 Aug, 10 Sept, 8 Oct, 9.15am

Nordic Walking Led by a qualified instructor. Taster sessions and beginner courses available on request. B £10pp

For full event listings or more information pleas

Sat 24–Sun 1 Jun 11am–3.30pm

50 Things May-hem Kick start your 2014 outdoor adventure at our 50 Things Camp! NAA plus £1 per child

Tue 27 and Wed 28 May; plus Mon–Thu, 28– 31 Jul 10am–3pm

Children’s Photography Workshop Suitable for children from 10yrs and up, covering portraiture, shutter speed and more. B or tel: 07850 086355. £60 for the day.

Wild Learning Thu 29–Fri 30 May, plus Wed 23 Den building, wild art, woodland games, tracking and more. Ages 5+. Jul–Fri 1 Aug B £38 per child. 10.15am–4pm Thu 29 2–4pm

The Handlebards Travelling Theatre Company present: Comedy of Errors Four Shakespearian actors on bikes! B 0844 2491895. £8 (£6 concessions)

June From 1 Jun– 31 Aug (plus BH Mon 25 Aug) 2-4pm

Lazy Jazz Sundays While away the hours listening to live music.

Sun 1 and Sat 19 July 9.30am–4pm

Photography Workshop Learn how to get the best from your camera. B or tel: 07850 086355. £65 for the day.

Sun 15 9.30am

Run to Live 10K plus special 2K Fun Run. B £14 for 10K and £5 for 2K

Sun 15 10am–5pm

Fathers Day Local brewers’ beer tent, lazy jazz and classic cars to make dad’s day special. NAA

Sat 21 & 28 From 2pm

Pop Up Shakespeare Memorable scenes performed in various settings around the grounds. NAA


se visit:

July Sat & Sun 12, 13 and 19, 20 3–5.30pm

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Polesden Lacey Shakespeare perform this magical play. B 01306 881717 £10 (under 16 free).

Sat 26 3pm

Guinness Hill Rolling Record attempt Help us get the record for the most people ever rolling down a hill!

Sat 26 & Sun 27 Registration from 8am

Evans Cycling Event Head for the North Downs – steep climbs, but amazing views and fantastic descents! Three routes from 15–30 miles. B £17.50 per adult (£20 on the day) / child entry free

Mon 28– Fri 29 Aug (excluding Mon 25 Aug) 11am–3pm

Summer Holiday Activities A different activity for each week in the school holidays. NAA plus £2 per child.

August Saturdays (excluding Sat 9) 11am-3pm

Croquet Drop in Sessions Drop in for some expert tips.


September Sun 7 11am–5pm

Donkey Derby Community day with traditional games and activities. See separate advert. Free entry

Sat 13 10am–5pm

Heritage Open Day Free entry all day.

Sun 28 Registration from 6.30am

Surrey Hills Challenge Take on the full 23 mile walk climbing Ranmore, Box Hill and Leith Hill, or pick one of the shorter loops. Everyone who completes their challenge receives a medal. B Advance booking 0844 249 1895 (+5% booking fee). Adult £10 in advance, or £15 on the day. Short loop: family £5 in advance, or £10 on the day.

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How to find us

M25 JCT 9







A24 Box Hill




Polesden Lacey



Polesden Lacey house, gardens and countryside Great Bookham, near Dorking, Surrey RH5 6BD Telephone 01372 452048 Email PolesdenLaceyNT @PolesdenLaceyNT Gift Aid Admission* House and gardens Gardens only

Adult Child Family £12.50 £6.25 £31.25 £7.75 £3.90 £19.40

*Including a voluntary donation of at least 10%; visitors can, however, choose to pay the standard admission prices which are displayed at the property and at £1 café voucher if arriving by public transport (present valid ticket). Parking £2.50 (non-members), redeemable against purchases over £10 in shops and café or membership taken out at Polesden Lacey.

Opening times 2014 House 1 Mar–2 Nov* 11–5 Gardens, café, shop and coffee shop Open all year 10–5



















*House can only be visited by guided tour weekdays from 11 to 12:30. Facilities close at 4 in January, November and December. Car park open all year, 7:30 to 7:30.

For alternative formats, please call us on 01372 452048 or email Photography © National Trust Images/Megan Taylor, John Miller, Heather Hole, Eddie Hyde, Chris Murphy, James Day, Tourism South East. Printed on 100% recycled paper. Please recycle this leaflet after use. © National Trust 2014. The National Trust is a registered charity no. 205846.

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