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Spring 2014

Polesden Lacey House, gardens and countryside

Find a place... to make a memory

“One of the most beautiful National Trust properties...” 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 or call 0844 800 1895 or visit our website

Designed to impress Mrs Greville, an ambitious Edwardian hostess, chose Polesden Lacey as the ideal place for entertaining and relaxing with friends. And this is what we invite you to do with us, 100 years on. The gardens offer something for every season, including the Winter Garden with its cheerful yellow aconites.

or for Glorious Glimpse guided tours which take place at weekends in January and February (see right for details).

We serve a variety of fresh, homemade food including cakes and other treats.

To help you enjoy the countryside, we have geocaching and waymarked walks.

A two-course Winter Warmer lunch is also available weekdays in January (excluding bank holidays). Our shop, one of the largest in the National Trust, sells a wide range of gifts, home accessories and more.

The house with its rich collection of art and stories provides a fascinating insight into the Edwardian era and is open daily from the beginning of March

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

What’s on this spring NAA Normal admission applies B

Please book in advance

December 2013 Thu 26 Dec– Sun 5 Jan 10.30am–3pm

Polesdenopoly Become a millionaire like Mrs Greville in our fun, family version throughout the Polesden grounds. NAA plus £5 per set.

Thu 26 Dec– Wed 1 Jan 10am–1pm

Brunch Ramblings Enjoy a warming brunch followed by a 2-hour guided winter ramble. £17 B on 01372 452048.

January 2014 Weekends, Jan & Feb 11am–3pm

Glorious Glimpse House Tours Take one of our themed guided tours to discover more about the house. Special family tours at 11.40am, 1.20pm & 2.20pm. NAA B on arrival.

Tue & Fri: 14 & 17 Jan, 25 & 28 Feb, 25 & 28 Mar 10am–11am

Nordic Walking Taster Sessions Discover what claims to be the world’s fastest growing fitness activity. £10 B with

Fri 3 Jan, Tue 18 Feb 10.30am–3pm

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

Sat 18 & Sun 19 Jan, 11am–4pm

Scrub Bash A chance to get involved and help us clear overgrown scrub in Freehold Wood to make way for new plants and wildlife. All ages welcome.

Thu & Fri: 23 & 24 Jan, 13 & 14 Feb, 13 & 14 Mar, 10 & 11 Apr 9.30am–4pm

Photography Workshops Learn how to get the best from your camera. £65. B tel: 07850 086355 or see

For full event listings or more information please

Sat 25 Jan (house team) 8 Feb (other departments) 10am–12pm

Volunteer Recruitment Coffee Morning Make new friends, develop interests and contribute to your local community by becoming a volunteer.

Sat 25 Jan Registration from 6pm, run starts 7.30pm

Glow in the Park Night Run 5 & 10k estate runs. Dress in hi-vis with head torches, light sticks etc. £13 for 5K or £18 for 10K (group & family conc). B

Session 1: Tue 28 Jan, 4 Feb, 4 & 18 Mar, 22 April Session 2: Fri 31 Jan, 7 Feb, 7 & 21 Mar, 25 Apr 10-11.30am

Nordic Walking Beginners Course An introduction to this low impact, total body exercise. Please note you must complete both sessions to qualify. £40 for both sessions. B with

February Sat 15–Sun 23 Feb Match the Polesden Pairs 11am–3pm Fun activities for the half term holidays. NAA plus £1 per child

April Sat 5–Thu 17 April Around the World with Mrs Greville 11am–3.30pm Guess some of the exotic locations Mrs Greville visited on her travels. NAA Plus £1 per child Fri 18–Mon Easter Weekend Family Fun 21st April Easter egg trail with face painting, 11am–4pm games and storytelling, sponsored by Cadbury. NAA plus £2.50 per trail

May Sun 11 May– 22 June (exc 25 May) 10am–12pm Sat 24 May– Sun 1 June 11am–3.30pm

Off-Road Cycling Course A 6 week course designed to develop strength and fitness, improve technique, learn route planning, bike checks etc. Bike hire available, please bring your own helmet. £72 pp. B with Melanie on 07799 416444. 50 Things May-hem Kick start your 2014 outdoor adventure at our 50 Things Camp! NAA plus £1 per child.


How to find us


M25 JCT 9

M25 Leatherhead




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 £6 £30 £7.40 £3.70 £18.50

*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 restaurant voucher if arriving by public transport (present valid ticket). Parking £2.50 (non-members), redeemable against purchases over £10 in shops and restaurant or membership taken out at Polesden Lacey. Pricing valid until end Feb 2014.

Opening times 2014 Gardens, restaurant, shop and coffee shop * Until 31 Jan 10–4 From 1 Feb 10–5 House – limited entry guided tours Jan–Feb 11–3:30 House ** From 1 Mar 11–5 Car park Open all year 7.30–6.30



























* Closed 24 and 25 December and 25 February ** Weekdays from 11 to 12:30 house can only be visited by guided tour

For alternative formats, please call us on 01372 452048 or email Photography: © National Trust Images/ David Levenson, Paul Harris, Myles New, Megan Taylor, Eddie Hyde, James Day, Jena AlBazi Printed on 100% recycled paper. Please recycle this leaflet after use. © National Trust 2013. The National Trust is a registered charity no. 205846.

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