Get ready for a summer of fun!

School is out for summer! It is time to fill the warm days with lots of family fun and things to entertain the children.

Parents can let both their children’s and their imaginations run wild at Painshill, where there is a surprise around every corner.

Created in the 18th century by Charles Hamilton as a living painting, the landscape garden invites you to walk around a work of art and discover dramatic follies, calming waters and stunning views.

Young princes and princesses can climb the 99 stairs of the Gothic Tower and look out over their kingdom from the top, while explorers will love the mysterious Ruined Abbey and the twinkling crystal stalactites of an incredible sparkling Crystal Grotto.

During the summer adults and children alike can enjoy the Painshill Art Trail. Walk the route and discover all the ways in which Painshill has inspired artists, painters and photographers. Maybe you will get creative yourself!

There are 160 acres of gardens ripe for exploring. Children can play hide and seek in the ancient woodland and wildflower meadows, get close to nature with fun wildlife spotting trails, and enjoy a natural play area with dens, balance logs and stepping stones.

The 2.5 mile route is easy for older children, while a shorter, accessible 1.5 circuit makes the park perfect for pushchairs. Bring a picnic to enjoy by the lake, or visit one of our catering outlets to complete your day.

Mr Hamilton’s Tea Room serves pastries, light lunches or cream tea. Indoor and covered outdoor seating available.

In school holidays there will sometimes also be pop-up cafes available for example the Horsebox Café or the Gothic Temple Café. They serve filter coffee, tea, soft drinks and a small selection of snacks.

There will also be an ice-cream hut open serving a range of delicious flavours.

Dogs are welcome at Painshill if they are kept on short leads.